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Murder Podcasts

Everybody is into these true crime podcasts. I have listened to one, Somethings Not Right , and that was because it was a local case from when I was a kid and it blew my mind that someone was covering it. I did a few podcasts last year and found it quite fun. Last night I had the great pleasure of talking with Dan Zupansky on his show Blog Talk Radio about my book Taking Tori. It was live and an hour long and I was incredibly, incredibly nervous. Then my father-in-law, who was fixing my broken toilet, decided to bust in during the middle of the interview to tell me he was going back to town for another pipe for the 'commode'. Nice.  Today, you can hear me talking with Andrew Dodge of True Crime Auction House about murder, mayhem and monsters among us, along with a steady stream of stories about the worst of the experiences I have had with some of the women on death row and other criminals. Including the hometown guy I partied with who killed a gal and texted me afterw

Rosemary Chavira Had Her 15 Year Old BFF Raped and Murdered

The friend of a 15-year-old girl raped, bludgeoned to death and dumped in a wooded valley on her way to high school in 2002 has been charged with murder. Los Angeles County police say it is a major breakthrough in the cold case of Brenda Sierra - who they believe were slaughtered in a brutal act of gang revenge. Just ten days before the killing in October 2002, Brenda's brother had testified in a drive-by shooting case.  Now, police say her friend Rosemary Chavira, also 15 at the time, 'coordinated' her kidnap by possible street gang members and watched them sexually abuse and kill her. Officers also have three male 'persons of interest', two of whom are now in custody being questioned. The third, named as George Barazza, is believed to have fled to Mexico. Brenda Sierra Chavira, now 30, was arrested near her home in Lancaster, California, over the murder, which took place when the pair were living among the Hispanic community in East Los Angele