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Author: Dr. Phil McGraw

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Dr. Phil McGraw takes an in-depth look at crime cases and investigations with bizarre circumstances. As someone who has trained as a forensic psychologist and has worked over 40 years to help profile criminals in numerous cases , Dr Phil will provide new insights into the most intriguing cases as you’ve never heard before. The series has all the twists and turns of a mystery but with expert psychoanalysis as only Dr. Phil can deliver.

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“It's time to talk about murder in America,” says Dr. Phil.  Why do people resort to murder? What causes someone to kill? Learn what a new FBI study says about the “Pre-attack behaviors of active shooters in the United States.” Hear about the traits and characteristics of people who are considered most likely to commit mass shootings and school shootings.More info: https://www.drphilpodcasts.com/
Police ruled Rebecca Zahau’s death a suicide after she was found naked and hanging from the balcony of her millionaire boyfriend’s mansion in 2011. Then jurors in a civil trial found Adam Shacknai, the brother of Rebecca’s boyfriend, responsible for her death. He adamantly denies any involvement. In the fifth and final episode of “Mansion of Secrets: The Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau” Analysis by Dr. Phil, Rebecca’s family speaks out for the very first time since Adam Shacknai’s trial. Plus, Dr. Phil discusses civil case law, circumstantial evidence and the psychology of people accused.
Sheriff investigators reportedly found notes on Rebecca Zahau’s cell phone leading them to believe she was troubled. A renowned forensic pathologist reveals his findings after examining Rebecca's exhumed remains. Dr. Phil delves into the cause and manner of death of Rebecca Zahau in episode 4 of Mansion of Secrets: The Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau.
Nobody is immune to tragedy. For over seven years, since the death of Rebecca Zahau, her family has refused to believe the warm, smart, bubbly woman they knew, committed suicide. In episode 3, Dr. Phil dives into the Zahau’s family theories and evidence found at the crime scene.
In the early morning hours of July 13, 2011, Adam Shacknai calls 911 and reports “I got a girl, hung herself”. That “girl” was his brother’s girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau. Adam Shacknai was reportedly alone with Rebecca at the Spreckels Mansion property on the night she died and was the last person to see her alive. What does he say happened in her final hours? Plus, a scream in the night. What one neighbor says she heard, and why Rebecca’s family say they believe that cry came from Rebecca. This is episode 2 of Mansion of Secrets the Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau.
In 2011, the glamorous Spreckels Mansion in Southern California was witness to not just one but two grisly deaths — just days apart. When a beautiful young woman is found hanging nude from the mansion’s balcony, police rule it a suicide. Police say a tragedy days before triggered Rebecca Zahau to take her own life, but her loved ones claim suspicious evidence led to foul play.   
Dr. Phil continues his exclusive interview with Gypsy Rose Blanchard from prison. She tells him about how her bumbling mistakes led to the swift capture of her and her boyfriend. Dr. Phil analyzes her psyche; what led her to murder her mother, and how she went from one abusive relationship to another. Gypsy reveals what she thinks about her vampire ex-boyfriend now and what she did to get final justice for her mother.  For more: http://killerthornofgypsyrose.com
In more from her first exclusive interview from prison, Gypsy Rose Blancharde tells Dr. Phil how she heard the sounds of her boyfriend stabbing her mother to death; payback she says, for a lifetime of physical abuse and cruelty. Dr. Phil analyzes her mother’s mental illness and the alter egos Gypsy Rose created to go along with her boyfriend, who thinks he is a 500 year old vampire.  For more: https://www.thornofgypsyrose.com/
Dr. Phil speaks to Gypsy Rose Blancharde in her very first exclusive interview from prison. She admits to planning her mother’s brutal murder and tells Dr. Phil she asked her boyfriend, who thinks he is a 500 year old vampire, to kill her mother. She reveals that her mentally ill mother convinced her that she was paralyzed and was forced to undergo dozens of surgeries she didn’t need. Dr. Phil analyzes the rare mental illness that drove Dee Dee Blancharde to abuse her daughter at the point of a surgeon’s scalpel.For more: http://killerthornofgypsyrose.com
Police issue a nationwide, all-points bulletin for the safe return of Gypsy Rose Blancharde, believed to be kidnapped by her mother’s killer. Police use advanced technology to trace her whereabouts and find her hiding in a closet 700 miles from her home. What happens next will shock everyone beyond belief. For more: http://killerthornofgypsyrose.com
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Emily Jackson

This might be the years I spent in school...but I'm interested in knowing more about the statistics that were mentioned in this episode? Where did they come from and what was the data collection in building these numbers?

Jul 23rd
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Fido Wood

Emily Jackson good point! I also want to know.

Jul 23rd
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Kelly Lyn McPhee

A lot of people clearly have no idea or knowledge about how Dr Phil got where he is and the education, experience, and how his brain miraculously understands and has the gift of putting insight into people who never would have the capability to do that themselves is absolutely incredible. He absorbs and analysis everything. He pays complete attention to details that very very few people would even think of or consider it from a completely different prospective. How about those people do their research and educate themselves before criticizing anyone. Stay in your lane!!

Jul 21st
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سعید یاری

Kelly Lyn McPhee 👌

Jul 21st
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KG

I believe the brother killed her..

Jul 19th
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D.L. George

people who are ultra-rich can get out of almost any crime.

Jul 19th
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Archie Smith

D.L. George I don't agree. Sooner or later! also, they can't avoid their own heart!

Jul 19th
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Brooke Pipia

The public needs to know who to call when someone is in crisis. Who will actually do something to detain and evaluate an at risk individual? A pastor or school counselor isn't enough. If a person is a day away from committing mass murder or suicide no amount of talk therapy is enough on an outpatient basis. Unfortunately they won't even be admitted if you take them to the emergency room or call the cops. This is where the gap is in the system. Dr Phil the public needs a flowchart complete with numbers to call to show us how to deal with mental illnesses crisis. The chart needs to be in every Anericans's household.

Jul 19th
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Archie Smith

Brooke Pipia yes, I totally agree!

Jul 19th
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Brian Juszczyk

love the show Dr Phil. I love that you cover different cases and I love that you give your opinion on things.

Jul 18th
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Rita Moore

Brian Juszczyk 👍👍

Jul 19th
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Randomperson13

Dr. Phil I feel you should offer to give her therapy for life. She is going need it if you aren't able to do this it just be a would be a precursor to another tragedy in the future most likely.

Jul 18th
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Drew Brid

Randomperson13 I agree!

Jul 18th
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Suzy

omg so many ads !

Jul 18th
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Becky Hulsey

I have heard the wording on the door been said 2 ways but if it says "..can YOU save her". It seems as though it was directed towards a specific person besides "her". Anger or hurt directed at Jonah for allowing Rebecca in Max's life.

Jul 17th
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Kimberley Cotton

Becky Hulsey 🤔🤔🤔

Jul 18th
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Becky Hulsey

Were the older siblings of Max questioned?

Jul 17th
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Drew Brid

Becky Hulsey good question...

Jul 18th
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Kathleen Hogan

what about the message could it be for the boyfriend...someone wanted to cause harm to him revenge for something he might have done ... Rebecca saved the son but can he save Rebecca sounds like someone trying to send a message..

Jul 16th
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Sara

where is our next episode???

Jul 15th
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DeAnna McGehee

Regarding “Mansion of Secrets”, did anyone other than Adam actually see Rebecca’s body hanging from the balcony? He had cut her down before the police came and I can’t remember hearing if anyone else saw her before that.

Jul 14th
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Fion Lewis

DeAnna McGehee You are so careful...

Jul 15th
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Nancy Loomis

Dr. Phil, you ask “how can this happen?” when referring to the system that failed Gypsy Rose. I can tell you with certainty that too many state family social services are understaffed, undertrained and so when these things get referred to “whomever” for follow-up, for a home visit and evaluation, they too often just fall through the cracks & it gets buried on someone’s desk.

Jul 14th
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Elise Thompson

She should never had gone to prison. It was self defense. How can I help. Her mom would have killer her!! I can’t believe what I’ve heard!!! Please help her!!! How can I help please please let me know what I can do

Jul 13th
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Adam Schaafsma

I don't think it was suicide. It doesn't fit, that message seems like a psychotic threat not a cry for help. I do wonder why no one has ever heard the voice message from the boyfriend though. Side note: why can't I even remember his name? 🤪

Jul 12th
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Su Ander

has anybody looked at his claim if taking a sleeping pill? many of the sleeping drugs have crazy side effects. did he say he took one so he had an 'excuse' or did he really take one and exhibit some of the side effects? https://www.addictioncenter.com/sleeping-pills/ambien/symptoms-signs/

Jul 11th
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Darrell Hutter

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Jul 11th
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Steven Haddox

hey we just got it as you are on TV thanks for all you do

Jul 10th
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Pam Burkhart

Dr Phil I need help with my diabetes I have a hard time eating the right foods

Jul 10th
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