Sophia Torres

On a November night, in 1996, a reclusive, homeless Hispanic woman, named Sophia Torres, was walking to a friend’s home, around 10:00 at night. She took a shortcut through a dark park, but this decision cost her her life. With no leads, and no reason anyone would have to kill the shy woman, would her killer be found?

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Research / Writing: Suzy St. John
Content Editor: Brittney Martinez
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Host: Lanie

The Assassination of Det. Thomas Williams

On Halloween, 1985, an hour after leaving the courtroom, a Los Angeles Police Department Detective was assassinated in front of his small son. His last act of love was to protect his child. A police detective has many enemies, so would they find his killer?

Det. Thomas Williams

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Sante & Kenny Kimes

The bond between a mother and child is a strong one. Most mothers would do anything for their child and vice versa. Some would even kill for their child. But what happens when a mother recruits her son to aid in her life of crime, which included offenses ranging from petty theft to murder? That is precisely what happened with today’s story about Sante and her son, Kenny Kimes Jr. A mother-son duo that became unlikely, yet dangerous criminals, taking the lives of at least three innocent people.

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Listen to Criminal Conduct: On September 2nd, 2010, 24-year-old Michelle O’Connell broke up with her boyfriend, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Deputy, Jeremy Banks. Minutes later, she was dead.

The St. Johns Sheriff’s Office quickly ruled the case a suicide, without examining crucial forensic evidence or interviewing any key witnesses. A medical examiner ruled her death a homicide, yet other investigations failed to gain traction. Her boyfriend, Deputy Jeremy Banks was never charged and is still working as a St. Johns County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Years later, an amateur sleuth named Eli Washtock winds up murdered after investigating Michelle O’Connell’s death. What did he find out?

‘Criminal Conduct’ is an investigative true crime podcast series hosted by John Taylor and Javier Leiva. The hosts retrace the footsteps of Eli Washtock, the slain sleuth; picking up the investigation where he left off.

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Co-Written By: Brittney Martinez & Mari Cole

Researched By: Brittney Martinez

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Marvallous Keene – Bonus Episode

Dubbed the “Christmas Killings”, the murder rampage claimed the lives of six innocent victims, while injuring two more. What makes this story more tragic is that the killings, while completely random and senseless, were committed by a 19-year old named Marvallous Keene and three members of his teenage gang who called themselves the Downtown Posse.

The Downtown Posse

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Written By: Mari Cole
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The Southside Strangler

In the late ’80s through the early ’90s, Timothy Wilson Spencer was mainly known to the world as The Southside Strangler. However, it was actually the groundbreaking DNA evidence that was used in connection to this case that makes it such an important and relevant case to this day. The same DNA evidence that easily connected Timothy Spencer to each of his cold-blooded murders was the same that was used, for the first time in United States history, to free David Vasquez, an innocent man, from a life sentence in prison for a horrific crime he didn’t commit.  

Timothy Spencer

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Written By: Mari Cole

Researched By: Haley Gray

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Ronald Gene Simmons

When you think of mass murder, you often associate the act with school shootings, workers “going postal”, or domestic acts of terrorism. What you don’t often think about, is family. . The deadliest case of familial mass murder in the United States took place in the last place anyone would think of… in a sleepy hamlet in Arkansas. From the outside, he looked to be the perfect father, but the secrets revealed following the aftermath of this heinous crime shocked the state and the nation.

Ronald Gene Simmons Sr.

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Jack Jones

Jack Jones was a serial murder & rapist. An innocent man was convicted for a murder Jack confessed to…AFTER his death. In this episode, you’ll hear all about Jack’s crimes.

Jack Jones

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