Of Myth and Mercy
Episode #12: Maddie Clifton and Joshua Philips - A Kid Killed By a Kid
When it comes to crime, Floridians seem to be a fertile ground for crimes to be either highly entertaining and ridiculous or especially gruesome and horrific. Maddie Clifton's case, one of a preteen being killed by her teenage neighbor, Joshua Philips, is a tragic example of the latter. After decades in prison for taking Maddie's life, Joshua is now an adult and displays remorse, regret, and sorrow. He files appeals and is an ongoing catalyst in conversations about how to ethically,...
Episode #11: Latasha Harlins
In the years following the senseless murder of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins, her name and existence seemed to disappear from media and history. Even the woman convicted of her murder managed to slide away with little to no consequence. But for those who participated in those paramount 4 days of political unrest in 1992, Latasha and Rodney King were the names spray-painted, burned, and etched into the walls of Los Angeles. Latasha Harlins was the last spark after repeated injustices, and...
Episode #10 - Jessica Kate Williams
When a young black woman with disabilities is found murdered in East Portland, veteran homicide investigators are left reeling. The scene reveals an especially depraved murder... Committing what they suspect was their 4th victim. A total of 13 people were arrested. Only 3 of them were over 18. The eldest, who was the street family's "father," leads the transient street kids with their mohawks and patches into a life described as "Lord of the Rings on Meth," murder, and infamy. This...
Of Myth And Mercy - Shersty Newborn
In 1998, Lin "Spit" Newborn and Daniel Shersty were brutally gunned down in the Las Vegas desert by Neo-Nazis. In the years after their murder, however, despite an abundance of both evidence and eyewitnesses, only one man has ever been convicted for his part in their murders. Although almost twenty years have passed, the darker undercurrents of American society that led to the violence still plague us today. Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800)...
Of Myth And Mercy - Ep. 06 - The Noida Double Murder
India is a country with a rich culture, complex and interesting history, and mystery. Two horrific murders under the same roof go unsolved due to years of grossly mishandled evidence and public scrutiny. Successful parents go from suspects, to convicts, to exonerated. But who is guilty? And why? This episode's case was requested by the incredible Robin Warder, host of The Trail Went Cold podcast. Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800)...
Episode#6: Aum Shinrikyo - Doomsday Cult (Part 2)
Aum Shinrikyo changed our lives forever but not as many people know about the Japan-based doomsday cult. You heard about their foundations and origin in part 1. Hear about their devastation in this, part 2 of our two part special. Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800) 273-8255 (online chat available) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to...
Episode#6: Aum Shinrikyo - Doomsday Cult (Part 1)
Aum Shinrikyo changed our lives forever but not as many people know about the Japan-based doomsday cult. Hear about how they started, how they became a cult, and how they became notorious in our first two part episode. Stay tuned until the end for a secret from Cassandra! And let us know what you think of our new production style. Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800) 273-8255 (online chat available) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline...
Episode#5: Cathy Woods and Michelle Mitchell
After 35 years serving time for a murder she didn't commit, Cathy Woods was exonerated when DNA evidence cleared her of Michelle Mitchell's killing. It sounds like a happy ending, but the investigation and trial make it clear police departments in two separate states didn't care about finding justice. The second episode where mistreatment of a mentally ill person results in the unacceptable.... And a possible serial killer and convicted rapist is irrefutably linked. After a guilty...
Episode#4: The Brutal Murder of Brandon Teena
Brandon Teena's legacy lives on beyond the blockbuster Hollywood dramatization which won praise, as well as an an Academy Award for Hilary Swank's portrayal of the transgender man. His untimely and brutal end helped pave the way for hate crime laws to be updated and include under their umbrella those of the LGBTQIA+ community. While the movie, Boys Don't Cry, may be alluring and provocative, the incidents leading up to the actual event, as well as the mishandled investigation and...
Episode#3: Jason Echevarria's Death at Riker's Island
We have our first interview with Sara, a former employee at Riker's Island Correctional Facility in NYC. She talks about her experiences there, specifically one in which she testified in a front of a Federal Grand Jury about the negligence which head to the horrific death of mentally ill detainee Jason Echevarria. Toll-Free Crisis Numbers: For North America/USA: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 1-800-787-3224...
Episode#2 : The Mysterious Fate of Annie McCann
Annie McCann was a happy, picture-perfect 16 year old girl from a picturesque and affluent suburban home... Or so it seemed. As it goes, there are sides to all of us we keep hidden but these secrets we keep don't always lead to danger, mystery, or our death. Today, Halloween, 2017, marks the 9 year anniversary of her curious journey and ultimate fate. The Generation Why podcast covered this case only a couple months ago and the response was immediate. Justin suggested Kamron and...
Episode #1: Paul Durousseau
Paul Durousseau was tall, attractive, charming, and unfortunately, a manipulative serial killer who dehumanized women he victimized. There are questions still lingering about the former military man but what is known unfolds to be a horror for Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida. Breaking the false notion of black men of color being serial killers, and worse yet, targeting those in some of the most marginalized communities of America without regard or remorse, Kamron and Cassandra...