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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

Author: Esther Ludlow

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Once Upon a Crime is a true crime podcast that researches the crime, criminals and victims to discover the “why” behind some infamous crimes as well as fascinating lesser known cases.

Host, Esther Ludlow presents “the story behind the story” you won’t hear anywhere else.

Each month a new true crime topic is covered - kidnappings, mass murders, tragic deaths of musical icons, killer kids and deadly duos and more.
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Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years.   This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/TSND     Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Reflections" by Alexander Nakarada (https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  
May News and Announcements

May News and Announcements

2019-05-1700:03:45

This bonus episode gives news and announcements for the month of May including information on Season 4.  Website: www.truecrimepodcast.com  Social Media: Twitter - @uponacrime and @tacoboutcrime Facebook and Instagram - @onceuponacrimepod Patreon - www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime  CrimeCon: www.crimecon.com - use discount code ONCE19 for 10% off your registration Toronto True Crime Film Festival - www.torontotruecrimefilmfestival        
A mother takes justice into her own hands in Jamestown, California in 1993 when she discovers her son has been abused by a child molester.  Some called her a hero, others denounced her actions as vigilantism.  This is Chapter 2 of "Disorder in the Court". Sponsors: Hask Beauty: www.haskbeauty.com or purchase in store at CVS or online at www.cvs.com. Backblaze: www.Backblaze.com/ONCE for a fully-featured 15-day no risk free trial.  Several resource materials were used for this episode including:  The Nesler Family's Tragic Past - www.oprah.com  Pushed Over Edge, Mother Chose Own Brand of Justice by Mark Arak, Times Staff Writer, April 11, 1993.  William Nesler Still a Fugitive by Lloyd Vries for CBS News, July 29, 2004.  Ellie Nesler's Family Buries their Hero in Angels Camp, by John Holland in The Modesto Bee, January 2, 2009.  Links: www.CrimeCon.com - use ONCE19 for 10% off your registration www.TorontoTrueCrimeFilmFestival.com - June 14th & 15th www.facebook.com/onceuponacrimepod www.truecrimepodcast.com  
In 2005, a man on trial for rape escapes custody in Atlanta's Fulton County Courthouse and goes on a violent rampage.  This is Chapter 1 of "Disorder in the Court".   Today's Sponsor:  Harper Wilde - www.harperwilde.com/ONCE for a free home try-on and a free wash bag.  Resources: Several articles were used in the creation of this episode. Some of them are listed here: 3 Slain in Atlanta Courthouse Rampage, The Washington Post, March 12, 2005, Staff writers Manuel Roig-Franzia and Melanie Lasoff Levs  A Manhunt and a Woman's Story, Washington Post, March 15, 2005, writer Manuel Roig-Franzia A Youth Drifted from Deep Family Ties to Deep Trouble, The Baltimore Sun, March 18, 2005, writers Abigail Tucker and Stephen Kiehl 10 Years Later, Courthouse Safer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 11, 2015, by Ernie Suggs   
A summer ball game descends into chaos when a promotional event goes seriously awry.  This is the last chapter in the series "Bad Sports" recounting the Cleveland Indians' "Ten Cent Beer Night" riot.  Today's sponsor:  Hask Beauty - www.haskbeauty.com .  You can also find Hask products  at www.walmart.com. Thanks to guest voice actors Lorne and Michael from The True Crime Guys podcast.  www.truecrimeguys.com Some of the resources used in this episode include:  Articles: The Night Beer and Violence Bubbled Over in Cleveland by Paul Jackson on ESPN.com Forty Years Ago, 10-cent Beer Makes Memories by Anthony Castrovince on MLB.com  Video: Ten Cent Beer Night - Weird History on YouTube.com  Other links:  Our website: www.truecrimepodcast.com Patreon:  www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime CrimeCon: www.CrimeCon.com - use discount code ONCE19 for 10% off your registration.      
A friendly soccer game on a dusty field in Brazil turns into a horrific act of violence.  Resources:  Article: A Yellow Card, Then Unfathomable Violence in Brazil by Jere Longman and Taylor Barnes for The New York Times, October 31, 2013 "Football Hooliganism" - a Wikipedia listing of instances of violence at soccer matches.   Sponsors:  Away Travel - www.awaytravel.com/ONCE20 and use discount code ONCE20 for $20 off a suitcase. Espionage - A new podcast by the Parcast network.  www.parcast.com/Espionage  Events: CrimeCon 2019: www.crimecon.com and use discount code ONCE19 for 10% off your registration  Toronto True Crime Film Festival: www.torontotruecrimefilmfestival - June 14th/15th, The Revue Cinema, Toronto 
Ray and Sally McNeil were a married couple who were both accomplished athletes in the sport of professional bodybuilding.  But, a combination of infidelity, abuse and anabolic steroid use would lead to a final, bloody confrontation on Valentine’s Day, 1995.  www.torontotruecrimefilmfestival.com  www.CrimeCon.com - Use my discount code ONCE19 to the 10% off your registration Once Upon a Crime website: www.truecrimepodcast.com Sponsors:  Hask hair care products - www.haskbeauty.com or shop online at www.ulta.com. Harper Wilde - www.HarperWilde.com/ONCE for a free home try-on plus a free bra wash bag.    
This month I'll be sharing stories of outrageous crimes that occurred at sporting events or by sports figures.   First up, a neighborhood ice rink, a pee-wee hockey pick-up game and some unsportsmanlike conduct leads to a confrontation between parents that ends with tragic results.  Links and Resources: CrimeCon 2019 - Go to www.crimecon.com and use discount code ONCE19 to get 10% off your registration. Away Travel - www.AwayTravel.com/ONCE and use ONCE20 at checkout for $20 off a suitcase.  BetterHelp - www.BetterHelp.com/ONCE for 10% off your first month of online counseling.  One Eye Open Podcast - https://oneeyeopen.podbean.com   
A man starts having vivid memories of a violent crime he believes he may have committed during an alcoholic blackout.  Sponsor:  Backblaze - www.Backblaze.com/ONCE to receive a 15-day no risk free trial of Backblaze's cloud backup and storage services.  www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime to become a patron and receive podcast merch, bonus episodes and be entered into our monthly drawing. 
I conclude the story about Eileen Franklin who claimed to have witnessed her friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason's murder in 1969. She would say her memory of the event was only recovered after 20 years.  Her story would begin a debate about the validity of "recovered memories" used in criminal trials. Sponsors: Better Help - www.BetterHelp.com/ONCE - use discount code ONCE to get 10% your first month of online counseling. Daily Harvest - www.Daily-Harvest.com - enter promo code ONCE to get three free cups in your first box.  ****** Click here to subscribe to "Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime"! To register for CrimeCon go to www.CrimeCon.com and use discount code ONCE19 for 10% off your ticket! 
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Comments (97)

Nicole Everwine

hope all works out for the positive Esther! love your show!

May 18th
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Misti Roberts

This story is gonna make me cry. My cousin was Raped and molested By my grandma's husband And it ruined her life too. She was murdered 2 years ago. She also ended up a drug addict and was killed by her scumbag drug dealer boyfriend

May 17th
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Vivian Evans

Misti Roberts I am so sorry. (hugs)

May 18th
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Ares

Misti Roberts Sure, and feel better.

May 17th
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Lestyloo

Calling the two men 'sad sacks' is callous and cruel. shame on you Esther. . .

May 8th
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Tara Lacey

O..m...g This is certainly not a new story to me, but it breaks my heart a little more every time I hear it. what a horrific and awful thing she went through, having her life taken away for so many years! I'm not sure imprisonment is the correct punishment for such a man, even though it makes sense that he be locked away. No doubt her family had the same thoughts

Apr 26th
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darla mcclure

just started listening. live it so far, but the 1st story, 25 year old woman abducted and got away.... you called her "the girl" throughout. 1st, she was a woman, 2nd, her name should be used. in others, you show more respect for the victims using their names. I think you said her name twice, I didn't even remember her name when it was done just the abductors name.

Apr 9th
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alli lent

absolutely everyone who commits a murder or other violent crime such as rape should be locked up forever. they proved they could not follow even the most basic respect of human life and do not deserve to be free in society.

Mar 20th
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alli lent

ATM machine = automated teller machine machine

Mar 18th
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alli lent

THE M IN ATM STANDS FOR MACHINE!!!! STOP SAYING ATM MACHINE!!!!!!!!

Mar 14th
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alli lent

not victim blaming but people please take this as a lesson! don't tell someone you're gonna call the cops on them if they do anything to you and there's no one else around.. obviously they'll kill you if you have a reason to call the cops on them especially if it's for something violent like rape

Mar 14th
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alli lent

maybe look up the definition of ironic? usually the word you should use is coincidentally.. which is definitely not the same thing

Mar 14th
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alli lent

seriously victim blaming? those people have no shame. that woman was terrified of those dogs she never would have acted in the way that those awful people described. disgusting.

Mar 13th
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alli lent

it's pronounced like tems not tames

Mar 12th
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Brandon Kyser

They should do an episode on the Lori Hacking case

Mar 10th
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alli lent

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME WITH THESE COPS?! the cop showed up before he attacked her yet all this still happened?? those cops should've all gotten the electric chair. seriously.

Mar 8th
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Kari Hagensmith

,. .

Mar 7th
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alli lent

you don't think cops can trace calls? it you don't think they need to keep them on the line? because they can and that's exactly what happens........

Mar 6th
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alli lent

ATM machine? again? ATM stands for automated teller machine...... automated teller machine machine? really?

Mar 6th
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alli lent

"Bobby seemed less thrilled" uhhhh you mean Marty......

Mar 6th
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Judi Kingsman

not into kurt/or his band, but this was enlightening 😀⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mar 4th
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Judi Kingsman

Marvin Gaye most excellent production 😀⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mar 4th
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