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Today in True Crime

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Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.

Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.

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United States

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Parcast

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Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.

Language:

English


Episodes

Feb 24, 1986: Sherri Rasmussen Murdered

2/24/2021
Newlywed Sherri Rasmussen was murdered in her Van Nuys home. Her killer was an LAPD officer. Guest hosted by Kate Leonard of Criminal Couples, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:15

Feb 23, 2002: Betancourt and Rojas Kidnapped

2/23/2021
Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and her campaign manager Clara Rojas were kidnapped by the guerrilla group known as FARC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:35

Feb 22, 1978: Jean-Bedel Bokassa’s Birthday

2/22/2021
The Emperor of Central Africa turned 57 on this day in history — his first birthday since his coronation two months earlier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:44

Feb 21, 1994: Aldrich Ames Arrested

2/21/2021
After years of suspecting a spy, the FBI arrested CIA agent Aldrich Ames and charged him with multiple counts of espionage and tax fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:22

Feb 20, 1998: Chevie Kehoe Pleads Guilty

2/20/2021
In Spokane, Washington, white supremacist Chevie Kehoe pleaded guilty to charges related to a prolonged shootout with police. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:17

Feb 19, 1983: Wah Mee Massacre

2/19/2021
Three men robbed Seattle’s underground Wah Mee Club and killed nearly everyone inside. One man survived to seek justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:39

Feb 18, 1949: Gary Ridgway Is Born

2/18/2021
One of history’s most prolific serial killers, known as “The Green River Killer,” was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:41

Feb 17, 2014: Breck Bednar Murdered

2/17/2021
Shortly after 14-year-old Breck Bednar went to meet a friend he had made online, images of his dead body were circulated online. Guest hosted by Greg Polcyn from Serial Killers, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:12

Feb 16, 1929: Ned Doheny Jr. Murdered

2/16/2021
The son of an infamous oil tycoon died in a mysterious murder-suicide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:01

Feb 15, 1933: Giuseppe Zangara Attempts to Assassinate FDR

2/15/2021
A 32-year-old bricklayer mortally wounded Anton Cermak, the Mayor of Chicago, at a rally — though his intended target was President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:38

Feb 14, 1530: Last King of Michoacán Executed

2/14/2021
Indigenous Purépechan monarch Tangaxuan II was burned at the stake by Spanish conquistador Nuño de Guzmán. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:50

Feb 13, 1917: Alleged WWI Spy Arrested

2/13/2021
French authorities arrested a sex worker known as Mata Hari in Paris, believing she was a spy for Germany during World War I. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:07

Feb 12, 2010: University of Alabama Shooting

2/12/2021
Fifty minutes into a routine faculty meeting, assistant professor Amy Bishop opened fire on her colleagues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:11

Feb 11, 2011: Brooklyn Slasher Begins Killing Spree

2/11/2021
Driven by paranoia and rage, small-time drug dealer Maksim Gelman killed four people and injured five more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:14

Feb 10, 2013: The Whereabouts of Christopher Dorner

2/10/2021
The LAPD posted a $1 million reward for information on an ex-cop whose revenge-fueled shooting spree claimed four lives. Guest hosted by Lanie Hobbs from Crimes of Passion, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:06

Feb 9, 2015: David Messerschmitt Murdered

2/9/2021
While preparing for a hotel rendezvous with a man he met online, David Messerschmitt was instead accosted by a woman and stabbed to death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:48

Feb 8, 1587: Mary Queen of Scots Beheaded

2/8/2021
A crowd of people gathered to witness the execution of the one-time Queen of Scotland and France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:46

Feb 7, 2012: Somali Pirates Capture “Free Goddess”

2/7/2021
The Greek cargo ship and its crew of 21 Filipino sailors were held captive for eight months as Somali pirates negotiated for ransom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:31

Feb 6, 1577: Beatrice Cenci Is Born

2/6/2021
The Italian noblewoman was later convicted in the murder of her abusive father, and sentenced to death by Pope Clement VIII. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:16

Feb 5, 2012: The Powell Family Murders

2/5/2021
Three years after their mother disappeared, 5-year-old Braden and 7-year-old Charlie were murdered by their father during a custody visit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:32