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Sun Crime State Podcast

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Outrageous and real FLORIDA CRIME stories. Join Daytona Beach Journal Crime Reporter Tony Holt each week for true crime stories from the "Sun Crime State" Florida is well know for its "unique" brand of criminal and Tony recounts the latest, craziest and most interesting crime stories. Dive deep into a classic or unsolved cold case with host Tony Holt on Sun Crime State.

Outrageous and real FLORIDA CRIME stories. Join Daytona Beach Journal Crime Reporter Tony Holt each week for true crime stories from the "Sun Crime State" Florida is well know for its "unique" brand of criminal and Tony recounts the latest, craziest and most interesting crime stories. Dive deep into a classic or unsolved cold case with host Tony Holt on Sun Crime State.

Location:

Daytona Beach, FL

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Outrageous and real FLORIDA CRIME stories. Join Daytona Beach Journal Crime Reporter Tony Holt each week for true crime stories from the "Sun Crime State" Florida is well know for its "unique" brand of criminal and Tony recounts the latest, craziest and most interesting crime stories. Dive deep into a classic or unsolved cold case with host Tony Holt on Sun Crime State.

Twitter:

@dbnjcrime

Language:

English

Contact:

386-681-2595


Episodes

Aileen Wuornos: Eyes That Looked Like They Had Killed - Ep 76

10/28/2019
Aileeen Wuornos murdered seven men 30 years ago up and down Central Florida and remains the most recent woman executed in Florida. Guests: Defense attorney and special prosecutor David Damore, , former Volusia County Sheriff Bob Vogel, Ocala Star-Banner reporter Joe Callahan, and former Star-Banner reporter Laura Byrnes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:12:15

A Fatal Escape - Ep 75

10/2/2019
Police name a suspect in the 14-year-old Daytona Serial Killer case; the same suspect charged in the 2016 death of a prostitute in Palm Beach County. Susan Perkins died after jumping from a moving car in an effort to escape her kidnapper in Altamonte Springs 15 years ago. The case remains unsolved. Special guests: Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, former Daytona Beach News-Journal reporters Lyda Longa and Seth Robbins, Altamonte Springs Police Detective Bill Nuzzi and Perkins' sister...

Duration:01:09:40

A Serial Killer's End - Ep. 74

8/30/2019
Gary Ray Bowles goes on a murdering spree 25 years ago up and down the Interstate 95 corridor from Daytona Beach to suburban Maryland. The "I-95 Killer" becomes the 99th death row inmate to be executed in Florida since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Special guests: Jacksonville prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda; retired Daytona Beach police detectives Alison Sylvester and Tom Youngman; retired Savannah, Ga., police captain John Best; true crime author Victoria Redstall; and close...

Duration:01:14:42

The Soviet Spy of Melbourne - Ep 73

7/29/2019
George Trofimoff sold secrets to the Soviet Union and became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever convicted of espionage. Special guest: Former AP reporter Vickie Chachere See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:48

The Deltona Vanishing - Ep 72

6/24/2019
A Winter Park developer is accused of drugging and sexually battering a woman in his Flagler County home, and a look-back at the 2001 disappearance of Lillian Martin and her grandson, Joshua Bryant. The case was solved three years later following a deadly, 600-mile rampage from Lake Helen to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Special guests: Flagler County Sheriff's Cpl. George Hristakopoulos, News-Journal politics editor Mark Harper, Wall Street Journal reporter Alicia Caldwell and...

Duration:00:54:11

The El Camino Inferno - Ep 71

5/13/2019
A man wanted on sex crimes in California is found living near Key West under an alias, and the case of two victims burned to death 38 years ago in Brooksville remains unsolved. Special guests: Victim's sister Kellie Davidson and retired sheriff's deputy Greg Laxton See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:46

Who Killed Laralee Spear? - Ep 70

4/29/2019
Daytona Beach police announce the arrest of a suspected serial rapist linked to 7 cases and cold case investigators discuss the unsolved murder of 15-year-old Laralee Spear, who was murdered moments after getting off the bus down the road from her DeLand-area home. The investigation has continued for 25 years. Special guests: Volusia County Sheriff's Sgt. A.J. Pagliari, Detective Steve White, cold case investigator Ralph Henshaw and retired DeLand police captain Pete Moon See...

Duration:00:46:13

The Murder That Ended Canadian Spring Break - Ep 69

4/8/2019
Mark Fyke, 18, of Ontario, was fatally shot at a payphone in Daytona Beach. The slaying caused an uproar in Fyke's hometown of Belleville and had a lasting impact on international tourism. Special guests: Former News-Journal reporter Joe Ditzler, Daytona Beach Welcome Center manager Scott Edwards, News-Journal columnist Mark Lane and Canadian journalist Rob Russo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:53

A Woman and a Gun: The Story of Linda Cooney - Ep 68

3/25/2019
Linda Cooney shoots her ex-husband in Juno Beach in front of their young sons and gets acquitted. Two decades later, in Las Vegas, Cooney gets convicted of shooting and paralyzing her oldest son ... with the same gun she used on her husband. Special guests: Palm Beach Post investigative reporter Christine Stapleton and Assistant State Attorney Pete Magrino. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:45

Unforeseen Betrayal: Death at Lake Seminole - Ep 67

3/6/2019
Mike Williams vanished during a hunting trip in Jackson County. Seventeen years later, authorities dug up his remains in a lake in Leon County and announced that the 31-year-old married father was the victim of a homicide. A year later, his wife was convicted of his murder.Special guests: Tallahassee Democrat News Director Jennifer Portman and FDLE Special Agent in Charge Will Mickler. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:13

Ted Bundy, One Depraved Sinner, Part 2 - Ep 66

2/25/2019
Ted Bundy escapes from a Colorado jail and winds up in Florida, where he murders two Florida State University coeds and critically injures three more. Then he travels to Lake City, where he abducts a school girl in broad daylight and kills her. Special guests: Former state attorney John Tanner and Ocala-Star Banner reporter Joe Callahan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:10:32

Ted Bundy, One Depraved Sinner: Part 1 - Ep 65

2/13/2019
A defendant in a 20-year-old rape case gets convicted; and Ted Bundy, one of the most ruthless serial killers in U.S. history, terrorizes the Northwest before escaping jail to hide in Florida, where his lust for murder gets renewed. Special guest: Former state attorney John Tanner See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:26

Ma Barker's Last Stand - Ep 64

1/21/2019
An ex-NFL defensive back sees a man performing a lewd act outside daughter's bedroom and pummels him; and Ma and Freddie Barker were killed 84 years ago during a shootout with the FBI at a lake house in Ocklawaha. Special guests: Marion County Tax Collector George Albright and Ocala Star-Banner reporter Joe Callahan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:52:06

The Ninja Killer of Flagler - Ep 63

12/17/2018
A South Florida man is executed for the 1992 murder of a court clerk administrator; the suspect in the shooting of a Daytona Beach police officer pleads not guilty; and a Bunnell man is arrested 29 years ago in connection to a pair of shootings in a quiet Palm Coast neighborhood that killed two and injured one. Special guests: Flagler County Sheriff's Senior Commander Mark Carman and retired Flagler County Sheriff's Office detective Warnell Williams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:32:47

Jupiter Thanksgiving Massacre - Ep 62

12/12/2018
Man arrested following double murder in Daytona Beach; updates on segments profiled previously on this podcast; Paul Merhige opens fire on family members inside his cousins' home on Thanksgiving Day 2009. Special guest: Palm Beach Post reporter Andrew Marra See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:05

Gerald Stano: The Boardwalk Serial Killer - Ep 61

12/5/2018
The story of how Gerald Stano became one of the world's most prolific serial killers - through the eyes of the detective who captured him and the reporter who broke the story. Special guests: Former Daytona Beach Police Chief Paul Crow and former Daytona Beach News-Journal editor/reporter Kathy Kelly See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:58

A Barrier Island Mystery - Ep 60

10/29/2018
A South Florida man is in custody on suspicion of mailing up to 13 explosive devices to critics of President Trump; a former Lakeland city commissioner is indicted on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of a suspected shoplifter; and a look back at the 2008 murder of a hotel owner on Anna Maria Island, who was killed by her ex-con boyfriend. Special guests: Lakeland Ledger reporter John Chambliss and former Sarasota Herald-Tribune reporter Elizabeth Johnson...

Duration:00:34:52

Death of a Deltona Family - Ep 59

10/22/2018
A New York man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a British tourist in South Beach in a high-speed car crash and leaving the scene; a Volusia County middle school teacher pleads guilty in a sex case involving an eighth-grade student; and an ex-gang member is serving three life sentences for the murder of his wife and two stepchildren and their bodies still have never been found. Special guests: Volusia County Sheriff's Sgt. A.J. Pagliari and News-Journal justice reporter Frank...

Duration:00:33:38

The Deltona Dollar General Double Killing - Ep 58

10/15/2018
Local substitute teacher and political pundit David Lee Davis is arrested on allegations of committing sex crimes against an underage student; and two employees at a Deltona general store were slain by a manager trainee 16 years ago this month. Special guests: Daytona Beach News-Journal reporter Patricio Balona, victim's sister Kelli Lee See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:47

A Mysterious Murder of a Divorcee - Ep 57

10/1/2018
An unruly defendant sentenced to 20 years for threatening judge; a naked suspect arrested outside a Palm Coast Chick-fil-A restaurant; and the unsolved murder of a retired social worker who was found slain inside her home 13 years ago near DeLand. Special guest: Volusia County sheriff's cold case investigator Steve White. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:03