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True crime stories told chapter-by-chapter.








Episode 074: Survivor Stories: Chapter 2: I Survived Ted Bundy - Rhonda Stapley

A young woman is offered a ride by a nice looking man in Salt Lake City in 1974. By the end of the day she would be attacked and almost killed by the infamous serial killer, Ted Budy. My special guest, Rhonda Stapley, is the author of "I Survived Ted Bundy: The Attack, Escape and PTSD That Changed My Life". You can find it here on Amazon. Rhonda can be found on Facebook here. If you are someone you know would like help and/or information about post-traumatic stress you can go to...

Duration: 01:16:05

Episode 073: Survivor Stories: Chapter 1: The Abduction of Elizabeth Shoaf

A young girl is abducted on her way home from school in Lugoff, South Carolina in 2006. 14-year-old Elizabeth Shoaf masterminded her own rescue from this underground bunker hidden deep in the woods. Today's sponsors: Thrive Market - for $60 in free, organic grocery credits plus free shipping and a 30-day trial. Harney and Sons - - Use offer code ONCE at checkout to get $15 off your first order of $49 or more. Twitter: @uponacrime Patreon:...

Duration: 00:42:12

Episode 072: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Chapter 4: Laci Peterson - Part 2

I continue my discussion of the Laci Peterson case with my co-host, Yolanda of the Not Perfect or Functional Podcast. In this episode we take a deep dive into the background and psychology of Scott Peterson and what we believe contributed to his crime. Holiday Greetings in this episode from: The True Crime Guys The Fall Line Hillbilly Horror Stories Not Perfect or Functional Happy Holidays!

Duration: 01:15:25

Episode 071: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Chapter 3: Laci Peterson: Part 1

Dec. 14, 2002 - Laci attends Christmas party alone (left). Scott says he's working. Scott attends holiday party with mistress, Amber Frey (right). Laci will go missing ten days later. On Christmas Eve day, 2002, an 8-month pregnant woman went missing from her home. A large-scale search was started right away, but suspicion immediately fell upon her husband, Scott Peterson. This episode will be a little different for OUAC. I have a special co-host, Yolanda Norris from the Not Perfect or...

Duration: 01:38:19

Episode 070: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Chapter 2: Holiday Hijinx

We're talking Black Friday Madness, Grinchy burglars, and more true crime holiday craziness on this special holiday edition episode. Hear holiday greetings from some of my pod friends including Canadian True Crime, True Crime Garage, Southern Fried True Crime, Insight Podcast, True Crime Island, Murder Road Trip, The Cleaning of John Doe, Killifornia Dreaming and Done Disappeared. Today's sponsors: - and use offer code ONCEUPON40 for 40% off your first order and...

Duration: 00:25:21

Episode 069: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Chapter 1: Very Bad Santas

We kick our true crime holiday season with stores of Santas who go bad. #Christmascrime #badsantas #historicalcrime Today's sponsors: BarkBox - for a free month of BarkBox with a 6 or 12-month subscription. Hello Fresh - for $30 off your first week's delivery.

Duration: 00:28:14

Episode 068: Murder in the Family: Chapter 4: Fritz Klenner and Susie Lynch

Two cousins from a prominent and wealthy family seek revenge on their own relatives and turn to murder. Today's sponsors: Sock Club: Get 15% off using offer code ONCE at checkout. LinkedIn Learning: for a free 30-day trial. Resources: Books: Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness and Multiple Murder by Jerry Bledsoe Movies/Television: In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness (Also known as "Bitter Blood")...

Duration: 01:05:30

Episode 067: Murder in the Family: Chapter 3: Sante and Kenny Kimes

A mother-son team of grifters turns to murder to get away with their financial schemes. Sante & Kenny Kimes on 60 Minutes. #serialkillers #SanteKimes #KennyKimes #conartists This episode's sponsors: Sock Club - - get 15% off your order by using offer code ONCE. - and use offer code ONCEUPON40 for 40% off your first order and free shipping. Patreon:

Duration: 01:16:11

Episode 066: Murder in the Family: Chapter 2: The Gonzalez Sisters

One of the most prolific serial killer families in history was discovered in Jalisco, Mexico in 1964. This is the story of the Gonzalez Sisters. Serial killers, sex slavery Today's sponsors: LinkedIn Learning - for a free 30-day trial Hello Fresh - for $30 off your first week. - become a Patron starting at only $2 month for merch, early release episode, series wrap-up discussions and bonus...

Duration: 00:38:59

Episode 065: Murder in the Family: Chapter 1: The Briley Brothers

Our new series "Murder in the Family" details cases where family members commit murder together. First up, the story of The Briley Brothers who went on an 8-month crime spree in Richmond Virginia. Left to right: Linwood, James (JB), and Anthony Briley, Douglas Meekins serial killers, death row, prison escapes, executions Today's sponsors: Policygenius - - compare insurance from the top providers online without speaking to an agent. ZipRecruiter -...

Duration: 00:47:41

Episode 064: Halloween Tales: Volume 2

As a special treat I'll share a couple of creepy urban legends...with a twist. These tales are actually based on true crime stories. Son of Sam, The Zodiac Killer, 3x Killer, The Watcher Sponsors: Storyblocks - to try it free for 7 days. Walter Presents: for a free 30-day trial. Movies: When a Stranger Calls The Watcher Podcast Recommendations: Murder Road Trip They Walk Among Us Ticklish Business

Duration: 00:42:10

Episode 063: Fakes, Frauds & Liars: Chapter 2: The Warrior Eli Hoax

A pregnant mother dies as a result of a car accident. Thousands of Facebook friends mourn her loss. Could her whole life have been fabricated online? Chapter 2 tells the fascinating story of a case of Munchausen by Internet. Thanks to Taryn Harper Wright for her help with this episode. Find her at, on Facebook at One of the hundreds of supporter bracelets sent out to supporters of Eli Dirr. Sponsors: to get...

Duration: 00:34:03

Episode 062: Fakes, Frauds and Liars: Chapter 1: Belle Gibson

In this series I'll details cases of those who deceived others in elaborate and bizarre ways. First up, a case out of Australia and and a case of Munchausen by Internet. Sponsors: Kind Snacks - for a free trial pack. ZipRecruiter - to post your job for fee! To Donate Funds to Flood, Earthquake and Las Vegas Shooting Victims: Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, Irma and PuertoRico as well as Mexico Earthquakes and California Wildfires:...

Duration: 00:41:39

Episode 061: With Friends Like These: Chapter 4: Christine Paolilla

In our last chapter of "With Friends Like These" four young people are gunned down in Clear Lake City, Texas. A bullied girl had been taken under their wing - did their kindness cost them their lives? Marcus Precella, Tiffany Rowell, Adelbert Sanchez and Rachel Koloroutis Christine Paolilla Sponsors: BarkBox: Get a FREE extra month when you subsribe to a 6 or 12 month plan! KINDSnacks: for a free 10 snack sample box and to try...

Duration: 01:12:50

Episode 060: With Friends Like These: Chapter 3: Doe Roberts

A woman goes missing in a small town in Tennessee. Soon, a kidnapper calls demanding a ransom. The communication from him becomes more bizarre and townspeople begin to believe the culprit might be one of their own community members. Today's Sponsors: KIND Snacks - for your free trial pack. Podcasts: Not Perfect of Functional, Twisted Philly, Murder Road Trip, The Minds of Madness, True Crime Fan Club, Generation Why, The Peripheral, Pleasing Terrors,...

Duration: 01:11:14

Episode 059: With Friends Like These: Chapter 2: Bobby Kent

A group of teens conspire to kill a young man - the best friend of one of the conspirators - in Hollywood, Florida in 1993. Bobby Kent was proud of his muscles and sometimes used them to bully his friends. The 7 conspirators (clockwise from top left): Marty Puccio, Ali Willis, Donny Semenec, Heather Swallers, Derek Dzvirko, Derek Kaufman, Lisa Connelly This week's sponsors: SendPro by Pitney Bowes: ZipRecruiter: Resources: Book:...

Duration: 01:28:37

Episode 58: With Friends Like These: Chapter 1: Kirsten Costas

Our new series "With Friends Like These" I detail cases where friends turn upon friends - and become deadly. The first is a case of high school jealousy. Kirsten Costas is attacked by a classmate in Orinda, California. Kirsten Costas (left) and Bernadette Protti (right) were classmates at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. Bernadette became obsessed with Kirsten and wanted to be included in her circle of popular girls. Today's sponsors: Malicious Life Podcast Opinion...

Duration: 00:43:54

Episode 057: Sick and Murdered: Chapter 4: Marie Hilley - Part 2

Marie Hilley poisons her husband to death and attempts to kill her daughter in Alabama. When her crime is discovered she goes on the run. What she does next is one of the most bizarre tales of true crime in U.S. history. Resources: Book: Poisoned Blood by Philip E. Ginsburg Television show: American Monster - Alabama Murder Mystery Sponsor: Malicious Life Podcast Save Save

Duration: 01:20:14

Episode 056: Sick and Murdered: Chapter 3: Marie Hilley - Part 1

The story of Marie Hilley's life is one of the most strange and bizarre true crime cases I've encountered. There are so many twists and turns in this case that I've split it into two parts. Frank and Marie Hilley early in their marriage. Our sponsors: Malicious Life Podcast Send Pro by Pitney Bowes : for a free 90-day trial ZipRecruiter: to post your job for free! Once Upon a Crime Podcast Fan Page on Facebook

Duration: 01:26:41

Episode 055: Sick and Murdered: Chapter 2: Beverley Allitt - Britain's "Angel of Death"

Our second chapter focuses on a case of Munchausen by Proxy - but this time the perpetrator is a health care worker preying on unsuspecting hospital patients. Beverley Allitt was a British serial killer dubbed "The Angel of Death". Many believe she killed because she had Munchausen's Syndrome. Others simply believe she was an evil person who used her position to attack the most vulnerable - the young and helpless. This week's sponsors: Bonwi Travel - Malicious Life...

Duration: 01:12:16

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