DiscoverSouthern Fried True Crime40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner
40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner

40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner

Update: 2019-02-1613
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Known as the “Bitter Blood Murders,” in 1985, first cousins and lovers, Susie Newsom Lynch and Fritz Klenner led police and SBI on a chase that ended in an explosion that killed them and Susie’s two young sons. It was the culmination of a bloody feud that had already left five dead, decimating two prominent families in a Southern Gothic tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

This case was first reported in a series of articles by journalist Jerry Bledsoe, who then researched the families for three years before releasing his #1 New York Times best-selling opus, Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder

This incredible true crime classic is still in print to this day, as well as available on kindle:

https://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Blood-Southern-Madness-Multiple-ebook/dp/B00KFI0EFI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1550330582&sr=1-1&keywords=bitter+blood+by+jerry+bledsoe

Case suggested by Bridgett Jochum
Promo on this episode: Trashy Divorces

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
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40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner

40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner

Erica Kelley