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159. The Bed and Breakfast Massacre

159. The Bed and Breakfast Massacre

Update: 2023-04-107


On this episode of mwmh, Payton and Garrett discuss the puzzling mass murder of 4 individuals at a Maine B&B.

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Sources:, “3 of 4 Maine B&B Victims Dismembered,” no author provided, September 6, 2006, “Cook charged in 4 grisly murders,” by Glenn Adams, September 6, 2006, “Murder suspect loses 55 lbs. in jail,” by David Sharp, May 4, 2007, “Former S.F. innkeeper, 3 others slain in Maine,” by Jaxon Van Derbeken, September 8, 2006


Q106.5,, “The Scary Stories of 10 Maine Multiple Murderers & Their Victims,” by Cindy Campbell, August 23, 2001, “Do you remember the Maine bed & breakfast serial killer?” by Brittany Rose, August 9, 2022


Portland Press Herald, “Suspect arrested in quadruple slayings near Maine ski resort,” by Gregory D. Kesich, September 6, 2006, “Christian Charles Nielsen”


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State of Maine v. Christian Nielsen, written opinion of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, dated May 6, 2008


The Boston Globe,, “Rent dispute may have preceded Maine deaths,” by Michael Levenson and Raja Mishrae, September 7, 2006


The Standard-Times,, “Maine man pleads guilty to killing 4 people in Maine resort country,” by David Sharp, October 10, 2007


The Standard-Times,, “Nielsen said he bought gun and ammo on day he killed Whitehurst,” by Staff Writer, November 7, 2006, updated January 14, 2011


State of Maine Department of Corrections,, “Adult Resident Search”


Sun Journal,, “A troubled childhood,” by Scott Thistle, September 16, 2006


The Oklahoman,, “Man gets life for killings at Maine B&B,” by Clarke Canfield, October 18, 2007, “Where is Christian C. Nielsen Now?” by Noor Malhotra, August 28, 2020


U.S. Census


Arkansas Democrat Gazette, “Man accused of killing 4 in Maine deemed competent to stand trial,” by Associated Press, September 20, 2007


The Bangor Daily News, “Police say accused recounted slayings,” by the Associated Press, July 5, 2007


The Bangor Daily News, “Insanity plea entered in B&B slaying case,” by the Associated Press, May 17, 2007


The New York Times, “Man Is Charged in Killings at Maine Bed and Breakfast,” by Ariel Sabar, September 6, 2006, “Maine bed and breakfast slayings a shock,” by Shelby Bullard, September 6, 2006, “Family mourns ‘super mom,’” by Terry Karkos, September 7, 2006, “Inn’s grisly connection prompts conversion,” by Mainebiz News Staff, September 8, 2009, “Maine police investigate an apparent quadruple homicide,” by Andrew Ryan, September 5, 2006, “Murder victim remembered with memorial in remote spot,” by Clarke Canfield, October 17, 2007


Assisted research and writing by Diane Birnholz

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159. The Bed and Breakfast Massacre

159. The Bed and Breakfast Massacre