Christy Mack and War Machine

 

Christy's injuries

 

Christy testifies against War Machine

 

War Machine at his trial

 

In August 2014, 22-year-old Christy Mack and her friend Corey Thomas were abruptly awoken in the middle of the night by Christy’s ex-boyfriend, an MMA fighter named War Machine.  What followed was a brutal attack that would land both of them in the hospital with severe injuries, and cause War Machine to go on the run.

War Machine was captured and went on trial in March 2017. Christy had to face her attacker in court and recount brutal details from not only that night, but from throughout their relationship.

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Music in this episode from freemusicarchive.org under Attribution license:

– Haka by Rocco Granata – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rocco_Granata/Works_1733/Rocco_Granata_-_04_-_Haka
– Eyelids Grow Heavy by Master Toad – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Master_Toad/Lucid_Dreamer_Nightmare_Progression_5/02_-_Master_Toad_-_Eyelids_Grow_Heavy
– Undead by Rocco Granata – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rocco_Granata/Works_1733/Rocco_Granata_-_03_-_Undead
– Never Asked by Unheard Music Concepts – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Unheard_Music_Concepts/Industry/04_Never_Asked

Cody Legebokoff

 

Jill Stuchenko

 

Loren Leslie

 

Cynthia Maas

 

Natasha Montgomery

 

In November 2010, 20-year-old Cody Legebokoff was pulled over by an RCMP officer while speeding away from a dark abandoned road. Little did the officer realize that his actions that night would be stopping a serial killer in his tracks.

This episode covers the case and trial of Cody Legebokoff, one of Canada’s youngest serial killers.

Thank you to Mark Nielsen for helping me cover this story. You can find Mark’s full coverage of the Cody Legebokoff case from the Prince George Citizen here, including the audio from Cody’s interrogations – http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial

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Music in this episode is from freemusicarchive.org under an Attribution license:

Music from dig.ccmixter.org:

In Part 2 of this episode, you’ll hear about the third arrest in the murder of 62-year-old Sheila Von Weise-Mack. And with this arrest, comes some additional shocking evidence against Heather and Tommy, in the form of their own words. You’ll also hear how Heather and Tommy are coping at the Kerobokan Prison in Bali, and what’s next in the investigation.

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In this episode, I explore the case of Sheila Von Weise-Mack, a Chicago mother who was murdered while on vacation in Bali with her 19-year-old daughter. After wheeling a suspicious-looking suitcase out into the lobby upon checkout from their resort, Sheila’s daughter, Heather Mack, and Heather’s boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, flee the scene.  Investigators are horrified to find Sheila’s body inside the suitcase. 

Justice in Bali is a lot different than justice in other parts of the world. In Part 1, you’ll hear details of the crime, as the court in Bali hears them.

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