Sword And Scale Plus-logo

Sword And Scale Plus

True Crime Podcasts

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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

3052057667


Episodes

Sword and Scale Episode 180

2/14/2021
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...

Duration:01:28:36

Sword and Scale Episode 179

1/30/2021
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. SOURCES Eyewitness Recounts Details Of Orlando Police Officer Debra Clayton Slaying Markeith Loyd Penalty Phase Day 1 - Tonya Loyd - Defendant's Sister,...

Duration:01:04:58

Sword and Scale Episode 178

1/16/2021
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. SOURCES CRIME & CRUELTY - Guilty 'Women'; Mentally Unstable.,...

Duration:01:12:46

Sword and Scale Episode 177

1/3/2021
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. SOURCES Life Without Andrea Sheriff: Woman shot, killed on her way home from work Douglas...

Duration:01:03:48

Sword and Scale Episode 176

12/13/2020
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...

Duration:01:10:28

Sword and Scale Episode 175

11/28/2020
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. SOURCES Song by Tom Nieman - The Clark Fredericks Story CBS New York - Clark...

Duration:01:36:07

Sword and Scale Episode 174

11/15/2020
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. SOURCES Grant Amato Interrogation Part...

Duration:01:23:33

Sword and Scale Episode 173

10/31/2020
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? SOURCES Man Urged Parole of Killer Charged News Interview with Tonya’s Cousin Mom Forced to Watch Slaying Michigan Prisoner Rehabilitation Credit Act Suspect in Dearborn Heights Has Chilling Criminal Past Dad Linked to...

Duration:01:09:36

+PLUS 79

10/25/2020
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? SOURCES Survivor's Perspective - Shasta McClain (Shasta Groene) For Waitress Who Found Shasta, Closure to Episode of Her...

Duration:01:02:50

Sword and Scale Episode 172

10/17/2020
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. SOURCES Mother Accused Of Murdering Make-A-Wish Kid, Olivia Gant Mom Arrested For Murder Mother Of Girl Who Died After Long Illness Indicted On Murder, Theft, Fraud And Child Abuse...

Duration:01:13:43

+PLUS 78

10/10/2020
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. SOURCES Chanel Lewis Interrogation Chanel Lewis Interrogation Part 2 “The Paradox” Short Film Karina Vetrano Blog Homepage Karina Vetrano Poem - “My One & Only” Karina...

Duration:01:13:29

Sword and Scale Episode 171

10/2/2020
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. SOURCES Kevin Gregson Interrogation Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted...

Duration:01:13:12

Sword and Scale Episode 170

9/13/2020
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....

Sword and Scale Episode 169

8/28/2020
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. SOURCES Reid Technique Explained Interrogations: The Reid Technique vs. PEACE Method MUSIC Knock it Off - Neon Beach Playmaker - Air Kid Sway - Nu Alkemi$t Wolfs Milk - Isaac Joel Triangles - Empyreal Glow The Chapel Of Love - Tide Electric Beach Trance - Mikey Geiger On The...

Duration:01:07:19

Sword and Scale Episode 168

8/7/2020
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....

Duration:01:16:36

Sword and Scale Episode 167

7/26/2020
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. SOURCES Lulu and Nessie Reciting a Poem Prosecutor Opening Statements Nanny Allegedly Stabs, Kills Two Murderous Nanny Wanted to See Mom’s Reaction Yoselyn Ortega...

Duration:01:06:31

Sword and Scale Episode 166

7/9/2020
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. SOURCES Isabel Ponce Lara Police Interview Bend Parents Wait, Worry Edwin Lara Police Interview Kaylee Sawyer’s Boyfriend Calls 911 Kaylee Sawyer’s...

Duration:01:12:24

Sword and Scale Episode 165

6/20/2020
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. SOURCES A Very Heavy Prophetic Message...

Sword and Scale Episode 164

6/7/2020
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....

Duration:01:00:03

Sword and Scale Episode 163

5/23/2020
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. SOURCES Examining Tucker Cipriano’s Facebook...

Duration:01:13:43