Episode 9: Sympathy for the devil
50 years later, two reporters try to understand what drove John List to commit such atrocities — and the real cost.
'Father Wants Us Dead' is a serial investigative true crime podcast from NJ.com and The Star-Ledger about John List, the accountant and Sunday school teacher who killed his mother, wife and three kids in their Westfield, New Jersey mansion 50 years ago. John List left behind a confession letter, explaining why what he'd done was right, and disappeared to start a whole new life, eluding authorities for nearly two decades. The loss of those innocent lives, the horror and the fear, forever scarred this quiet New Jersey community.
New episodes will be released each Tuesday through June 21.
For more about the show or to see photos of the List family and the crime scene, visit www.fatherwantsusdead.com.
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