Episode 168:

Live at the Civic Center in Des Moines

Tracey Richter


The Villisca Axe Murders


Episode 168: Live at the Civic Center in Des Moines

Karen and Georgia cover Tracey Richter and the Villisca Axe Murders.

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Tracey Richter

Tracey Richter Notes:

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"In August 2011, Tracey Ann Richter was charged with first-degree murder and was convicted by a jury in November 2011. On June 1, 2012, Dateline NBC aired a two-hour episode titled "Twisted" about the 2001 shooting death of Early resident Dustin Wehde. Tracey Richter, a neighbor of Wehde's, was convicted of first-degree murder on 7 November 2011 and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole [Case No. FECR011900]. Richter appealed her conviction. On Wed Jan 9th, 2013 The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Tracey Ann Richter."

— Source: Early, Iowa Wikipedia 

Time Stamps 

Pre-Show announcement – 00:00

Show theme song – 1:58

Elevator Story – 2:20

Outfit Talk – 4:09

Cat show story – 9:33

Karen’s Mylar Balloon story – 11:14

Fireworks stores – 12:24

“This Is My Favorite Murder” – 13:31

Steven’s not here – 14:40

Elbow story – 15:42

“Should we sit down” – 16:16

Calling Steven – 16:45

FaceTime Bug – 18:36

“This Is A True Crime Comedy Podcast” disclaimer – 19:23

Sports Teams - Fighting Rug Doctors – 20:30

“This Is A True Crime Comedy Podcast” disclaimer, continued – 21:39

Ad Break 1 – 23:30

Georgia’s Murder – 23:32

Ad Break 2 – 53:27


The Villisca Axe Murders

The Villisca Axe Murders Notes:

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"The Villisca axe murders occurred between the evening of June 10, 1912, and the early morning of June 11, 1912, in the town of Villisca in southwestern Iowa. The six members of the Moore family and two house guests were found bludgeoned in the Moore residence. All eight victims, including four children, had severe head wounds from an axe. A lengthy investigation yielded several suspects, one of whom was tried twice. The first trial ended in a hung jury and the second ended in an acquittal. The crime remains unsolved..."

— Source: Villisca Axe Murders Wikipedia

Time Stamps

Karen’s Murder – 53:29

The Moores' Villisca House – 59:03

Moore Family + Stillinger Sisters – 59:21

Rev. George Kelly – 01:13:53

Frank Jones – 01:18:16

Dona Jones – 01:20:55

Henry Lee Moore – 01:23:32

Listener Bailey’s email – 01:26:33

Vince – 01:36:17

Jessica’s Hometown (Murder Of Mark Koster) – 01:37:41

Parting words – 01:44:18