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When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “Why?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she was close to. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr. Death to El Chapo.
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The Woman Who Shot her Own Children: Diane Downs, Part II
The Woman Who Shot her Own Children: Diane Downs, Part I
Chicago's Mass Murderer: Richard Speck
Earle Leonard Nelson: The Dark Strangler
Jolly Jane Toppan: Killer Nurse
Richard Cottingham: The Torso Killer
Mary Bell: The 11-Year-Old Killer
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The Murder of Rebecca Schaeffer, Part II: Interview with Former Prosecutor Marcia Clark
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What a shambles. Two ignorant idiots talking over each other and their guest, with nothing to say other than that serial killers are 'nutty' and / or 'arseholes'. I won't be listening to them again. Actually, Candice enjoyed herself so much I don't think I'll be listening to her again either. Quite awful.
This case is just a tragedy all the way around. Neither of these men should have ever been put in the positions that they ended up in. Neely should have never been left to fend for himself given how sick he was, and Penny should not have been forced to step up and take the responsibility abdicated by the state to protect himself and fellow passengers.
and how quickly did she find these shady characters the fixer, and his felonious friend? and while her stepdad is in treatment she has free reign of the house so where was the cameras that were allegedly put in the bathroom and bedroom there as well she said something about like she was being filmed at this house? the fixer couldn't find that the fixer put his own cameras in for her protection and stood there and waited while she showered while her stepdad was Miles away in a treatment center. I apologize for any confusing language it is voice to text. so there was no proof that she was being filmed as caretaker in this house her stepdad is such a complete moron that he uses her naked picture as a screensaver, like that's not something someone with secrets would do they wouldn't do that that's just seems highly unlikely that their secret would be a screensaver so that they're stepdaughter whose breasts were their screensaver comes by and is taking care of them and a computer that's kind of out there for anybody to look at or use with a mouse that you just wiggle and it turns on to her breasts as the screensaver, who does that?! I just think there's something up there's something huge up not huge maybe even little but she's a liar and manipulator and she's a murderer
I hate to be that jerk, but I'm going to be that jerk. I don't believe that there was any pictures I do not believe there were any pictures. I certainly didn't believe there were any pictures when she said he took them from her phone, and then she said that there was surveillance equipment around the house and he had film over that way, then I was like oh maybe there was pictures yikes! but then she says she destroys the hard drive because she was so angry she didn't want anybody to see them etc etc. I could see maybe not wanting people to see the nude pictures of you but I really believe that she's lying. where was the hard drive then like if you know you're going to go to prison for this wouldn't you come up with a hard drive somewhere somehow? I think something's rotten in Denmark as they might say. and I believe she is a sociopath and that's why she's able to muster tears she's probably crying on the table sentencing because she realized she was going to prison. not out of remorse not out of the fact that this guy was calling her out but out of self-preservation out of fear for herself.
The first few seconds of this pod. He deserved it.
great insight. would be fantastic to hear more from your time as a psychiatrist nurse!
If this wasn't white on black it wouldn't be discussed. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
It is mine boggling to me that a mother would not be on alert looking for potential signs and symptoms of a potential mental illness in her child that her husband has been DX with. Whether it is mental illness and/or easy access to a firearm too many parents are out of touch with reality when it comes to their children. ￼
There is no slenderman cult. Does this lady also believe that Dungeons and Dragons teaches witchcraft?
They’ve interviewed Shirley Mason (the real Sybil) and she stated that it was faked. She said she made it up and never had dissociative identity disorder. Whether or not that’s true is in question but I don’t think she should be used as an example, since her diagnosis is up for debate.
this was both touching and informative. we don't usually get to hear events from the victim's mouth. my heart goes out to him and I hope he is truly okay
"Multiple Personality Disorder" is an outdated term. It's currently called Dissociative Identity Disorder. And "Sybil" was proven to be a hoax.
I thoroughly ￼enjoy this podcast. However, This episode I am questioning. If this man was born with syphilis, isn’t that the main reason for his mental illness? It causes psychosis, personality changes, anxiety, depression, etc. I mean that describes him completely. I don’t think he had schizophrenia. I think it was strictly neurosyphilis related symptoms. TBI’s would make it worse￼. Psychosis can cause hallucinations. I know I’m not an expert, but doesn’t neurosyphilis explain his behavior enough?￼￼
Kids tend to express unvarnished honesty, often without meaning to. As adults, we should listen more. When this kid said that nobody wanted him and he was better off dead, somebody should have listened.
Booking, fingerprints, and mug shot for all those who commit crimes. It doesn't matter who you are. "Justice for All."
I feel that possibly Alex killed Paul as a distraction. I feel Alex’s wife was the true target. He used Paul’s trouble as a “reason” for the killings.
And I completely agree with Candace that the mother should’ve been arrested !! Absolutely!￼
This is an extremely tragic story. I would really like to understand the background history of Mary Bell’s mother. How far back does this disfunction and sickness go in her family?? There were so many people who failed Mary￼ Bell.
So much wrong information in this episode. Did you even watch the trial?
It's pronounced Mur-DOCK. If she can't get that right, I'm inclined to take anything else she has to say with a pinch of salt.