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The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder, rape, dismemberment and cannibalism. No crime is too brutal and no victim is too pure. The worst monsters are real.
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S8 Episode 180

S8 Episode 180

2021-02-2201:28:412

An unreal crime scene with a dead fortune teller, her dead daughter, and an otherworldly tone has police in Westminster, CA grasping at straws trying to solve the case. They consulted Warlocks, cult experts and were even approached by a dog psychic. They come up with nothing. That is, until they catch a break with a credit transaction… on the opposite coast. In a case that takes you from Little Saigon to rural North Carolina and leads you on a path of greed and destruction this episode will have you questioning your own fortune. “This was a horrible crime and these stories need to be told. I thank you for telling them. We can have reforms but victims cannot be forgotten because evil will still be there and these stories are cautionary tales. Their lives mattered. It mattered to all of us who worked to bring them justice. And Justice, is a lifetime commitment.” -Sonia Balleste, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Santa Barbara Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S8 Episode 179

S8 Episode 179

2021-02-0601:05:143

Markeith Loyd was not there for his first two children, but Sade Dixon gave him another chance at being a father. With God’s guidance, Markeith believed that there was no way he could mess it up this time around. That was until his visions from heaven led him onto the U.S. Marshall’s most wanted list, after the death of four innocent people. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S8 Episode 178

S8 Episode 178

2021-01-2401:12:564

Holly Colino’s descent into madness took a long time. A series of unfortunate life events painted her paranoid delusions in a shade of green envy. Everywhere she looked were women that wanted to be her so badly that they would copy everything about her. Her hair, her eyebrows, her lips, her entire identity stolen. Her path for justice took her on a collision course with the mother of an 8-year-old boy that would end in tragedy. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S8 Episode 177

S8 Episode 177

2021-01-1101:03:523

Spawned from a long line of vicious criminals, Nikko Jenkins struck terror into Nebraskans when he callously slayed four innocent citizens in his murderous ten-day spree. It was a family adventure when his sister, cousin, and uncle all played roles in the executions. Despite announcing that he would “wage war on society” when released from prison, his blatant warnings were ignored by all but a few. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 176

S7 Episode 176

2020-12-2001:08:481

We’re all looking forward to retirement, when we can finally cash out all of our hard-earned savings and live off of it until we die. That’s the hope, at least. Joel Guy Senior and his wife Lisa Guy had just sold their house in Knoxville Tennessee and were preparing to move to a new home in Surgoinsville in December of 2016. They had no idea that Thanksgiving of 2016 would not only be the last holiday celebrated at their old Knoxville home, but it would be the last holiday they’d ever celebrate together. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 175

S7 Episode 175

2020-12-0501:36:18

Clark Fredericks was born with a hole in his heart. 46 years later, he was arrested for repeatedly stabbing and killing a retired police lieutenant in the small town of Stillwater, New Jersey. What led Clark to commit such a violent act, and why would he tell us that silence is our worst enemy? Believe it or not, we can all learn a thing or two from the life that confessed killer Clark Fredericks has endured. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 174

S7 Episode 174

2020-11-2301:23:113

Trouble in the Amato household began brewing in the summer of 2018, when Grant Amato, the youngest son, developed an addiction to one particular webcam model. Her name is Ady Sweet. Day and night, Grant was watching the live shows Ady streamed. These shows weren’t cheap, and Grant built an entire false persona to gain Ady’s attention. All of his lies were at the expense of his family’s finances and wellbeing. It all came to an end on January 24th, 2019. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 173

S7 Episode 173

2020-11-0801:07:58

We move people who commit crimes far away from our society so they don’t harm anyone else… but many of those criminals will eventually serve their sentences and return to civilian life. Who is worthy of our grace and mercy? And what happens when the wrong person is forgiven? Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is the story of how Shasta Groene was abducted by pedophile Joseph Duncan in Idaho and held captive for 7 weeks along with her brother Dylan. Both were emotionally, physically, and sexually tortured before Shasta was discovered in a Denny’s restaurant. How was a tiny, 8 year old girl able to make it back alive after enduring torture and witnessing gruesome murders? Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 172

S7 Episode 172

2020-10-2601:13:42

Child abuse can take many forms and most of the time isn’t obvious. In rare cases it is near impossible to detect. In the special case of Olivia Gant and her mother, Kelly Turner, the signs were there but Kelly was adept at hiding them or convincing those that suspected something that it wasn’t the case. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On August 2nd, 2016, 30-year-old speech pathologist Karina Vetrano left her home to go for a late-afternoon jog through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens. When she didn’t return, a lengthy police investigation and two murder trials would follow, revealing a strange motive rooted in misdirected anger and pure rage. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 171

S7 Episode 171

2020-10-1201:13:28

We all know by now that there are good cops, and there are very bad cops. On December 29th, 2009, Kevin Gregson and Eric Czapnik showed the world exactly which roles they filled. Both men wanted so desperately to become members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but the ultimate end to each of their careers was distinctly different. One man is now celebrated by the entire country of Canada, while the other is despised. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 170

S7 Episode 170

2020-09-2101:05:27

The world had a conniption when news headlines announced “Kevin Bacon-Murdered!” just before the new year. As more details came out, it was clear that the victim of this murder was not the actor known for the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game. The man who was murdered was a hairdresser from Swartz Creek, Michigan, and an LGBTQ+ advocate. What happened to Kevin was gruesome and shocking that it got the attention of YouTuber Jeffree Star, catapulting the story to mainstream news outlets. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 169

S7 Episode 169

2020-08-2801:09:47

We take a break from the standard Sword and Scale format to chat about the current state of law enforcement with ex-police officer and judge Charles Adams from The Truth with Charles Adams on KPRC 950 AM and iHeartRadio. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 168

S7 Episode 168

2020-08-1601:17:54

We often think of true-crime from the perspective of law enforcement trying valiantly to pursue the perpetrator and make them face the justice system. Have you ever considered what it would be like if you were in the hot seat? What if you were the suspect in an awful crime? What if there never really was a crime committed in the first place? William Hurt and his family were dragged through the justice system back in 2012 as part of a wild goose chase. Their journey still hasn’t concluded. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 167

S7 Episode 167

2020-08-0201:07:262

The lives of Kevin and Marina Krim were forever changed on October 25th, 2012. All of New York City was suddenly rethinking their caregivers. “Is the person taking care of mom, dad, the dog, or the baby actually safe? What are the chances we could unknowingly hire a lunatic?” It could happen to anyone. The Krim family was unlucky. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 166

S7 Episode 166

2020-07-1901:15:032

July of 2016 was a bad month in Bend, Oregon. Isabel Ponce Lara woke up one morning to her husband, Edwin Lara, acting very strangely. The events that would follow over the next 2 days changed her life forever. Isabel’s life would not be the only one turned upside down. 5 families in total would be absolutely traumatized by Edwin Lara’s choices. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 165

S7 Episode 165

2020-06-2959:44

Freedom of speech and religion are two foundational parts of what this nation has to offer. They’re important to us and when we feel they’re being infringed upon, Americans speak up. What happens when freedom of religion directly causes harm to someone though? Are there limits to this freedom? Seth Welch found that there are hard limits. Not every state cracks down on how freedom of religion can put children in direct danger, but Michigan does. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 164

S7 Episode 164

2020-06-1501:02:44

Orange County California has seen its fair share of bizarre crimes. When Sam Herr, a decorated combat veteran is nowhere to be found and his best friend Julie Kibuishi is discovered dead in Sam’s apartment, police are quick to begin a manhunt. As the investigation continues, more bizarre details begin to emerge, leaving the entire county stunned. The many people affected by this case have learned, if nothing else, that you never truly know who someone is, or what goes through their mind.  Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S7 Episode 163

S7 Episode 163

2020-06-0101:13:372

8-year-old Isabella Cipriano woke up in the middle of the night in April of 2012 to find that her father, mother, and brother were being attacked in the family home in Farmington Hills, Michigan. On the surface, this seemed to be a random home invasion, until Isabella saw the perpetrator. The truth behind who committed these atrocities, and why, would cause pain for the Cipriano family that may take longer to heal than their many physical scars. Join +PLUS: http://swordandscale.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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christian

fucking garbage human.

Feb 27th
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Nayabusa

bro why you so whiny?

Feb 25th
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2:38

Feb 25th
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Tara Lacey

Mike, I'm a long time listener of your show. And you're way better than so many! I started listening in 2018 and yours was my first love #fangirl 😁❤🖤

Feb 24th
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santos mendez

Imagine what she would do to 69

Feb 24th
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Delaney Dillon

"in ootero" lol

Feb 24th
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santos mendez

there is a special place in hell for this freak p.o.s and the ppl that watch the video what does that say about u You played into what he wanted To be famous and you help him by watching

Feb 24th
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santos mendez

This guy is the gay Donald Trump! lol

Feb 24th
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santos mendez

Even gay people say what the f***'s up with this guy Narcissist much

Feb 24th
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Tara Lacey

So effing disturbing 😭 I hope he gets it up the ass daily in prison

Feb 23rd
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Tara Lacey

This has left me speechless and heartbroken

Feb 23rd
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santos mendez

You a big pussay You should have blown your freaking head off Freaking waste of space Canadians are happy people you are angry chip monk that likes to touch little girls

Feb 23rd
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santos mendez

Last episode white woman gets off because they find her incompetent and mentally ill This episode they find is Black Man not to be crazy who cars there pene'us it to a snake if hes not crazy

Feb 23rd
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santos mendez

If she was a black woman they would have put her under the jail

Feb 23rd
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Jocelyn Allan

Seriously the most horrendous music to ever assault my ears. it's like hearing digital vomit. With crickets and laser beams. The real crime is the S&S soundtrack

Feb 23rd
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Amy

my aunt was a juror on this trial. it was crazy!

Feb 23rd
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Curtis Miles

"Let's hope she haunts the fuck out of her prison cell" - that's cold lol 😆

Feb 22nd
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lil john

I lived 5 mins from Little Saigon in Westminster..my hometown..when they mention Vietnamese and Tarot Cards in the beginning..i knew it was this case..I read about this in the OC Register..

Feb 22nd
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Jldubz

MYYY FAVORITE TIMEEE OF THE WEEEEKEEEEEK!! 💗

Feb 22nd
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REALLY ???

Feb 22nd
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