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Holiday True Crime Podcasts: Lawson Family Murder

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No matter how festive and joyous the occasion, Murderinos never stop fulfilling their insatiable hunger for true crime entertainment. Instead, they find themselves tuning into special holiday episodes of their favorite true crime podcasts, snuggling under a cozy blanket, and thoroughly spooking themselves whilst their less crime-savvy pals sing merry songs. To get ya’ll started on your holiday true crime journey, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite podcast episodes covering the infamous Lawson Family Murder case of 1929. Enjoy!

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Hiker finds murder-suicide involving a 19-year-old on trail

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An unnamed man found the bodies of Sidney Bishop and Diamond Purvis while walking on a trail in Georgia on Friday according to WMAZ. Bishop, 31, was the boyfriend of 19-year-old Purvis. Georgia Police suspect Bishop murdered Purvis with a gun before turning the gun on himself.

Psychologist drugs and kills twin daughters in murder-suicide

Mom drugs and kills twin daughters in murder-suicide

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A mother was found dead alongside her 7-year-old twin daughters in a murder-suicide on Saturday, October 24. Michele Boudreau Deegan, 55, is believed to have drugged 7-year-old Mary Anneleise and Katie Elizabeth before killing them and herself.

According to The New York Post, police received a call to Deegan’s multi-level residence in Sudden Valley, Washington, around 1:15 pm after a roommate found them dead in their upstairs bedroom.

Father stabs twins in murder-suicide

Father stabs twin daughters in murder-suicide

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Two 9-year-old girls are stabbed to death by their father in a murder-suicide on Wednesday, October 7, in Placentia, California. Police received a call at 12:38 am on Wednesday, from the mother reporting that her husband had stabbed their two 9-year-old daughters in the home.

Officials arrived at the residence in the 400 block of East Swanson Avenue to find the two 9-year-old twins stabbed to death in the living room, reports CBS Los Angeles. The father, 41-year-old Timothy Takehara, was found dead in a grass area across the residence. He was pronounced dead from self-inflicting stab wounds.

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Elderly Couple Dies in Murder-Suicide

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An elderly couple’s death was ruled a murder-suicide after they were reported missing Friday night. Lee and Stella Vigil, originally from New Mexico, were found near the Santa Fe Trail in Colorado Springs. Lee, 73, and Stella, 72, died of gunshot wounds.

Residence of deceased in apparent murder suicide

Father suspected in family murder suicide

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Father is a suspect in the murder suicide of his family. Police make a grim discovery on Sunday, August 30 in an apparent family murder-suicide. The parents were Regina, 58, and John Tobin, 57, who lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Their kids were Natalie and Graham Tobin, who were both 15-years-old at the time of their death. According to  Beaconjournal.com, the Tobins were well-known philanthropists in the community.

Police fear serial killer who targets elderly couples could still be at large after they re-examine two ‘murder-suicides’

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Police fear a serial killer that targets elderly couples could still be on the loose after two suspected murder-suicides from the 1990s were re-examined.

In both cases police believed that the wives had been murdered by their husbands, but after they were re-examined using modern techniques officers now think they were actually double murders, according to a special investigation by the Sunday Times.

Death Of Couple Initially Viewed As Possible Murder-Suicide Was Actually Drunken Accident, Police Say

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The death of a young New York couple was actually an accident — rather than a murder-suicide as suggested in earlier reports, police have concluded. Jonathan Fava, 26, and Kelly Lynn Bray, 25, were killed on the night of March 4; while early reports speculated that murder and suicide were the causes of death for the young pair, the Southampton Town Police said last week that the shootings deaths were, in fact, a tragic accident, The Southampton Press reported.

COVID-19 Researcher ‘On Verge’ Of ‘Significant’ Breakthrough Gunned Down In Suspected Murder-Suicide

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A Pittsburgh scientist, who was supposedly “on the verge” of a “significant” discovery related to COVID-19, wasn’t killed in connection with his research, police said. Instead, investigators believe Dr. Bing Liu’s murder was related to a suspected love triangle.

Secunda man shoots wife, son and mother then himself

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The Secunda community is reeling in shock after a man shot his wife, their disabled child, his mother and then himself.

The police were called to the grisly scene on Friday at around 08:00 after Lizelle Naude, 52, failed to show up at the school, where she was employed as a teacher.

Andries Lee of Romans Security had visited the Naude couple’s house, where he discovered the dead bodies.

Evidence points to murder-suicide in shooting deaths of two men in Meadow Lake: RCMP

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MEADOW LAKE — The shooting deaths of two men in northwest Saskatchewan are being treated as a murder-suicide. RCMP on Friday provided an update on the investigation into the deaths of a 73-year-old man and 70-year-old man, both from Meadow Lake. Police received a complaint Thursday around 10 a.m. about shots fired at a home in the community.