Category Archives: trial

A Modern Bluebeard Part 1

Oh boy! So George Clark goes to trial in the 5th installment of Brother Kills Brother. Court becomes quite the spectacle but when they finally get going we learn George’s brother’s wife is not so innocent. She takes the stand and talks about taking Georges ‘honor’ when he was a teenager. We also have part 1 of the Modern Bluebeard, a polygamist with over two dozen wives. But he’s also a mass murderer as he seems to have killed at least four of his wives! Don’t miss this episode of Real Crime.



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News of a Lynching

This episode of Real Crime includes the final installment of the murder of Leoda Childress in North Carolina with the Tilleys finally having their day in court. Also the second part of the murder of a New Jersey bank runner. The killer goes to trial. We also have a number of odd news briefs including one for a lynching in Alabama.

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There is also news of the killing of a rancher and a brief about two men killed in a duel in Kentucky. Crime is not something new but in the old days, the reasons for deaths and the crimes committed were strange and savage. Motivation ranged from money to liquor to jealousy. Has anything changed?

Final Episode of The Great Circus Murder!

Yes, this episode of Real Crime has the 12th and final installment of the great circus murder of Honest John Brunen. At last the trial of the circus folk comes to a close and the jury delivers its verdict. Drama and conclusion wrap up this long mystery. Was justice served?

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Also in this episode of Real Crime we have part 7 of the mystery murder of who killed Leoda Childress, the 20-year-old girl in rural North Carolina. In this installment, the Tilley’s are arrested as evidence is outlined with detailed testimony from various neighbors and friends of Leoda. The big question remains about the infamous note and whether Leoda’s death was a suicide or murder. It sure doesn’t look good for the Tilley clan!

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!