S3E5: Beautiful Victim or Killer Wife? Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil

S3E5: Beautiful Victim or Killer Wife? Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil

Update: 2019-08-2236
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Three and a half years after her high-profile trial in which Amber Hilberling was convicted of second-degree murder in the March 2013 death of her husband, Josh Hilberling,the 25-year-old was found dead in her prison cell. Another inmate discovered Hilberling hanging from her bunk bed - the cord of a curling iron wrapped tightly around her neck. According to prison officials, she used the beauty tool to take her own life. This is the final episode of Beautiful Victim or Killer Wife? Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil. 

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Linda Harvey

I wasn't sure I was going to like your podcast. I'll be honest and say that I thought you were a gimmick because of your TV show but I was wrong and I'll readily admit that. I did a little digging on your credentials after I saw this podcast (I'm an avid true crime junkie who loves psychology and criminology), and I realized you were legitimate and my previous opinions had been misplaced. After realizing I was wrong, I decided to listen to your podcast and realized I really like your storytelling style. My favorite part about your style is that you really put yourself into everyone's shoes and deliver the story from multiple points of views. I like this because it challenges the listener to break away from already formed opinions and consider the case from different sides and to consider different possible interpretations of the evidence. As far as this season's story goes: I think, after listening to all of the episodes, that Amber was innocent. I do believe her actions resulted in her husband's death but I also believe that it wasn't intentional and was arguably self-defense. In regards to her death, however, I'm not sure what I think. I think the circumstances were suspicious but we're only given the story from her family's point of view and given the trauma and circumstances they've been enduring, I do question how much of their story we can take only at face value. I don't necessarily think they are lying but I do wish more information was available, particularly given that I can see how someone in her position might be genuinely suicidal. I also know that the family's conviction that she wasn't doesn't necessarily mean anything. Someone who truly wants to die might not indicate it to their loved ones to avoid being stopped. However, the information currently available certainly does make me question the official story. I'm not ready to immediately buy anyone's version of events yet, not until we know more. Thank you for presenting these very interesting cases and delving so deeply into each one. I love that you actively interview the individuals involved and present your own interpretation based on those interviews in tandem with the evidence and information already provided from other primary sources, such as court documents and recordings from the police. Please keep up the great work!

Dec 31st
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Tawana Worley

just listening to the tape of the conversation between her and her grandma I felt like she was just grieving. I have been thru a relationship with violence I was almost choked to death and it was all drug related. if I was in her situation I would have done the same thing there were a lot of similarities except death. her conversation with her grandmother was how I would have reacted if something ever happened to him if I had anything to do with it. I never thou5she was guilty from part one.

Dec 16th
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Rita Lorenz

I think she was angry and pushed him... but never thought he was going to fall out the window!!!

Oct 22nd
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Sammantha Fabish

When Dr Phil asked her the "but for" question, it sounded like it clicked for her for the first time. She really is responsible for his death. Dr. Phil broke her brain and then she killed herself.

Oct 10th
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Sammantha Fabish

When Dr Phil asked her the "but for" question, it sounded like it clicked for her for the first time. She really is responsible for his death. Dr. Phil broke her brain and then she killed herself.

Oct 10th
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Keyur Adhyapak

I'm going to go ahead and just say what I believe happened and what I think is, she 100% killed her husband and killed herself from the immense guilt she felt and from living in that environment.

Aug 30th
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S3E5: Beautiful Victim or Killer Wife? Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil

S3E5: Beautiful Victim or Killer Wife? Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil

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