Berserk: The Shocking Life and Death of Edwin Valero – Book Review

Everyone knows that Boxing has a dark side but have you heard the story of Edwin Valero?  Probably not as he is not a well known athlete outside of the boxing realm and its not a well known case of true crime either.  Don Stradley takes you on a fast paced journey of the battle to be a recognized boxer from Venezuela to his fall from grace.  its a story of intrigue and murder that will keep you wanting to flip the pages.  I am not a big boxing fan and I can count the amount of times I have watched a boxing match on a hand or two but this book was riveting for me.

Publisher Hamilcar Publications
Author: Don Stradley
Page count: 85 pages

To purchase the book click on the book cover below!

 

 

Episode 33 – Funny Religious Crimes

 

On this episode we cover some of the more ridiculous and funny “crimes” when it comes to religion.  We had a guest commentator in Shari who will be our guest on our January 2020 Patreon Exclusive Half Pint of Crime.

Vatican City:  A different type of sex scandal. 

This is the story of drug parties and gay sex orgies at the Vatican.  This is the less seen side of the Catholic Church.  This is the story of Monsignor Luigi Capozzi.

Beer paring for this story is House of Funk Brewing’s Debauchery Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout.

Sources
Life site news
Catholic culture
the guardian
Wikipedia
Remnant newspaper
Wikipedia
USA Today

Animal Trials Because Religion and Other Crazy Reasons

At one time animals were put on trial and they would even be sentenced to death.  This is such a messed up fact.

Beer paring for this story is Collective Arts Brewing Jam Up the Mash Dry Hopped Sour.

Sources
Wired
History of Massachusetts
Wikipedia

A Snip in Time, Saves Mankind

Circumcision, thievery, fraud, war, and just a little bit of breast milk.  This is the story of a lost prepuce.

Beer Pairing for this story is Siren Craft Brew Bourbon Aged Primal Cut.

Sources
History Collection
Wikipedia
Buzz Feed

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Episode 28 – Halloween Cases

 

It’s that time of year again!  Here are 3 stories that tie into Halloween.

Candy Man

While no Halloween Candy had been poisoned by a stranger there was one man that killed his own child.  That man was Ronald Clark Obryan.

Beer pairing for this story is Easy Evil Black Raspberry Saison with Brett from Anchorage Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
the 13th floor
murderpedia

Reality Bites

A disturbed young man doesn’t get the help that he so desperately needs.  It all ends in blood.  Spilled, spread and digested.  This is the story of Richard Chase.

Beer pairing for this story is the Super Strange & Super Obvious a Dryhopped Saison a collaboration between Strange Fellows Brewing and Superflux Beer Company.

Sources
Wikipedia
Timetoast
Maamodt

Who Killed Martha Moxley

This is a sad case that has an unfortunate twist.

Beer pairing for this story is the Storm Brewing King Rattus Blackberry Lambic.

Sources
Wikipedia
Oxygen
Oxygen
Eonline
People
The Wrap
Oxygen

True Crime Podcast – Morbidology Podcast

Big Heads Media Promo – Two Rash Challenges Podcast

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Episode 27 – Signatures

 

On this episode we cover criminal Signatures.

BT no that’s not oK!

This is a story about a torturous monster stalking the streets of Witchita.  Dennis Rader was the BTK.

Beer pairing for this story is a pair of brews including Coors Slice and Bud Light Orange.

Sources
Wikipedia
The famous People
Chicago Tribune
Criminal Minds

Sound Bite
Youtube

See No Evil

This is the story of Charles Albright also known as the Eyeball Killer.

Beer pairing for this story is the Anchorage Brewing The Ghosts in Their Eyes Brett IPA.

Sources
Wikipedia
Murderpedia
Texas Monthly

Steer Clear of Hanover Station

Fritz Haarmann was a monster that was active from before World War 1 to World War 2 in Germany.  He was known by a few names including the Butcher of Hanover, the Vampire of Hanover and the Wolf-Man.

Beer pairing for this story is the Container Brewing Transit NE Double IPA.

Sources
Wikipedia
Atlas Obscura
Murderpedia

True Crime Podcast – Beyond The Rainbow

Big Heads Media Promo – Small Town Secrets

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Episode 26 – Necrophilia

 

Necrophilia is a sexual attraction or sexual act which involves corpses.  This one should be horrifying!

Boys and Men Watch out

This is the story of Dennis Nilsen

Beer pairing for this story is Corpse Reviver #2 from Gigantic Brewing our of Oregon.

Sources
Wikipedia
Biography.com
Criminal Minds

WANTED: Dead not Alive 

Only 1 in 10 necrophiliacs are women. This is the story of the most famous one.Karen Greenlee.

Beer pairing for this story is Rigor Mortis ABT from Dieu Du Ciel out of Quebec.

Sources
Wikipedia
Ranker
nokilli

Watch Out For The Cooking

People had a habit of dying around Louise Vermilyha.

Beer pairing for this story is Schadenfreude Pumpkin Octoberfest from Parallel 49 Brewing out of Vancouver.

 

Sources
Wikipedia
Malefactorregister
murderpedia
wikipedia

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Episode 25 – White Privilege

 

This episode is a tough one.  White Privilege has become more and more painfully present with every passing year and it needs to stop.  Tune in to our three cases of blood curdling situations.

This needs to stop now!

Traffic Stops.  Absolutely nothing to fear……….. 

When you get pulled over by the cops do you fear for your life?  If you said no then you are definitely privileged.  Unfortunately for Philando Castile things did not go well for him at this traffic stop.

Beer pairing for this story is Double Fist Punch Double IPA from Taylight Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia

Audio Clip
CNN

It’s not what you know, it’s which friend you promote

Instead of a synopsis I’m going to give you the gist of the judicial decisions made by the person I am reporting on: anti-gun control, anti-rights for refugees, anti-rights for any sort of prisoner, anti- women’s rights, anti-environment, pro-nepotism, sexist… you get the idea. I can see why Trump likes him so much.  The Story of Brett Kavanaugh.

Beer paring for this story is White and Lazy IPA from Foamers Folly Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia 

Brock Turner is a Rapist full stop. 

Brock Turner raped a women behind a dumpster and laughed about it.  He is such a terrible human being.

Beer pairing for this story is Guilty Remnant White Chocolate Stout by Blood Brothers Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia
NY Times
CNN

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Episode 24 – Prison Breaks

 

Prison Breaks are very popular in the movies and TV but they are just as insetting when it comes to real life.  This episode we are covering a bunch of cases of what we think are compelling prison breaks.  This episode we collaborate with a friend of the show beer podcast What The Hops from Buffalo New York.

Frank Freshwaters

This is the real life Shawshank Redemption case with a little bit of Florida Man thrown in.

Beer pairing for this story is Florida Cracker by Cigar City Brewing

Sources
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
WKYC

Sound Clip

Attica Correctional Facility

In 1971 a prison riot broke out and would go on for 4 days.

Sources
AG.NV.Gov
AG.NV.Gov
Democrat and Chronicale
News.wbfo.org
The Guardian
New Yorker
Attica (1974) director Cinda Firestone
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson (2016)

Alcatraz Prison Break

In 1962 a few inmates made a break from it in the inescapable prison.

Beer pairing for this story is Mischief from The Bruery.

Sources
Wikipeida
History
NY Post

The First Canadian Helicopter Prison Break

Kent Institution is the only Maximum Security  Federal Prison in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory and it turns out that it was a bit to easy to break out of back in 1990.

Beer pairing for this story is As If from Twin Sails Brewing

 

Sources
UPI
Vancouver Sun
National Post
O Canada
CSC.SCC.GC.CA
Wikipedia
Wikipedia

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