Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Great Circus Murder Part 11



In this podcast of Real Crime, we have the final installment of the murder of Florence Allinson in rural New Jersey as Rufus Johnson and George Small head to the gallows. The description of their hanging is told in extreme detail. Part 11 of the long saga of the Great Circus Murder of ‘Honest’ John Brunen has some pointed testimony and opinions from Mrs. Doris Brunen and her step-daughter Hazel. The magistrate has announced the trial will wrap up before Christmas.

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And also in this podcast we have the continuation of the mystery of the who killed Leoda Childress. If you’ve been following this case, you know the murder is now connected to the murder of Andrew Eldridge who was found dead in a lake in 1927. This 6th installment of the series looks at the handwriting of the notes in both cases but focuses on the two men arrested for Andrew’s murder.


The Great Circus Murder Part 10



The Real Crime serials are coming to a close as Geoge Small goes to trial for the murder of Florence Allinson in rural North Carolina and Doris Brunen and Harry Mohr go on trial for the murder of ‘Honest’ John Brunen in part 10 of this long-running saga. And finally there is the continuation of the mystery of who killed Leoda Childress.

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If you haven’t kept up and are new to these serials, please go back and listen to the earlier podcasts so you can get the whole story. These stories are read directly from newspaper accounts from back in the day. The narrative follows the dispatches from correspondents writing for the newspapers. The murder-mysteries are investigated by detectives and then go to trial. Enjoy!


The Great Circus Murder Part 9



Murder investigations, grand jury inquiries, and trials are all in this episode of Real Crime. This episode has part 9 of the murder of circus owner ‘Honest’ John Brunen. The narrative is colorful as the defense of Harry Mohr is set to begin. We also get a detailed account of Harry Mohr’s and his sister Doris Brunen’s life in the Mount Holly jail.real crime with Danny Lopez

Also in this episode of Real Crime we now come to part 7 of the inquiry into what part Small might’ve played in the murder of Florence Allinson. Small has pled not guilty!

We also have part 4 of the investigation into the mystery of who killed poor Leoda Childress in rural North Carolina tobacco country. There are a lot of witnesses and a lot of evidence. And the note! It appears the note has the same handwriting as a note that appeared a few years earlier when a man was hung and his body tossed in the local lake. Crazy shit going on in North Carolina!

And for a final bit, I read a Western Union telegram written by Clyde Barrow, leader of the Barrow Gang, and lover of Bonnie Parker—yes, both known better as Bonnie and Clyde. Enjoy!