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Erica Kelley

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Southern Fried True Crime

Southern Fried True Crime

Erica Kelley

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A native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South.

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107: Cold Blooded Family Annihilator: Grant Amato

In late 2018, a privileged 29 year old man from Chuluota, Florida became obsessed with a Bulgarian webcam model. Grant Amato still lived at home with his parents and older brother, Cody. The brothers were born less than two years apart and had always been very close and had the same goals. Both graduated from nursing school, but Grant fell apart in graduate school, flunking out and then getting fired for stealing drugs from his hospital job. His downward spiral took him to the depths of internet and sex addiction, and his selfishness destroyed his family. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSponsors: Acorn.TV promo code: southernfriedSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/107-cold-blooded-family-annihilator-grant-amatoMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfried...

45 MIN4 d ago
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107: Cold Blooded Family Annihilator: Grant Amato

106: Terror in Sellerstown, North Carolina

A new pastor came to Sellerstown, North Carolina in 1969 with his wife to lead a small congregation and lay down roots for his family. From 1972 to 1976, the pastor, his wife and their two small children were terrorized with bombings and shootings. A powerful man named Horry Watts acted as the small town kingpin of Sellerstown. And he was out for vengeance when Reverend Nicols pushed him out of his church’s affairs. His campaign of terror would culminate with the murder of one member of the Nicols family. But the enduring legacy of the pastor and his wife is forgiveness. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley & Haley GrayMajor Source: “The Devil in Pew Number 7” by Rebecca Nicols AlonzoEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Amanda AutrySponsors: ThriveMarket.com/southernfried BetterHelp.com/southernSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/106-terror-in-sellerstown-ncMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

50 MIN1 w ago
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106: Terror in Sellerstown, North Carolina

Wondery Presents-- The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek

The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek follows a world champion surfer as he pulls off thebiggest jewel heist in American history. Things turn deadly as he is implicated in two murdersafterwards. Interviews with him and his accomplices expose even more murders, and an evendarker story.Subscribe today: wondery.fm/thesneak_SFTC

5 MIN2 w ago
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Wondery Presents-- The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek

105: Angel of Death: Kim Saenz

In one month in 2008, five patients died at a dialysis clinic in Lufkin, Texas. Many others fell mysteriously ill. All of them had contact with one woman. A licensed vocational nurse named Kim Saenz. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSponsor: Luminary.link/towpathSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/105-angel-of-death-kimberly-saenzMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/If you are having suicidal thoughts during...

44 MIN2 w ago
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105: Angel of Death: Kim Saenz

104: The Disappearance & Murder of Mickey Shunick

In 2012, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a beautiful girl named Mickey Shunick vanished while riding her bicycle home from a friend’s house. The search for her, led by her fierce sister Charlie, was incredible. And the investigation would reveal just how fierce Mickey herself was. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener Amanda LandrySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/104-the-disappearance-murder-of-mickey-shunickMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Ho...

46 MIN3 w ago
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104: The Disappearance & Murder of Mickey Shunick

Wondery Presents​: ​Blood Ties - Season Two

BLOOD TIES SEASON TWO IS AVAILABLE NOW!Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight.After the sudden death of Michael and Elenore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. Listen today at ​wondery.fm/southernfried_BT

12 MINJUL 13
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Wondery Presents​: ​Blood Ties - Season Two

103: A Love Square: The Murder of Kelly Brennan

In February of 2010, a woman named Sheila Trott in Indialantic, Florida claimed she had a dream. Or maybe it was a vision. She saw her friend Kelly dead. She saw her at a beach. She said she thought she hurt Kelly. Kelly happened to be dating her estranged husband, the former mayor of Indialantic, Dan Trott. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener: Lindsey ShankSheila’s “confession” letter: https://www.cbsnews.com/media/48-hours-sheila-trotts-letter-about-kelly-brennans-murder/Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/103-a-love-square-the-murder-of-kelly-brennanMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors: Luminary.link/TowpathIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different count...

35 MINJUL 12
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103: A Love Square: The Murder of Kelly Brennan

102: The Sinclair Murders

In 1967, The Sinclair family in Auburn, Alabama had been stalked for over a year. A college kid named Edward Seibold had briefly dated the oldest daughter, Cathey. When she rejected him, he became fixated on her widowed mother, 44 year old Juanita. His obsession with these women would turn into a murderous rage. Edward Seibold’s crimes shocked and traumatized the small city of Auburn. Over fifty years later, residents still cannot shake the horror of what happened. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyEdited & Mixed by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener: Anne FreeSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/102-the-sinclair-murdersMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:Purple.com/southernfried (use promo code southernfried)Noom.com/south...

43 MINJUN 29
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102: The Sinclair Murders

101: The Preacher's Daughter

In 1990, a 57 year old preacher’s wife and grandmother named Blanche Taylor Moore, went on trial for murdering her first husband. She was caught while trying to poison her current husband. An investigation into deaths in Blanche’s life would reveal a sinister woman. A good christian grandmother with a penchant for poisoning people who annoyed her. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley & Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listeners: Greg Husketh and Candice ElliottSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/101-the-preachers-daughter-blanche-taylor-mooreMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsor:Best FiendsHow you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:Minnesota Freedom FundGeorge Floyd Memorial FundI Run Wit...

49 MINJUN 22
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101: The Preacher's Daughter

100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither

In 1999, a gay man named Billy Jack Gaither was brutally murdered in the small town of Sylacauga, Alabama. He wasn’t completely closeted, his siblings and friends knew, but his deeply religious parents did not. He was a friendly man who often gave rides to drunk patrons from his favorite local bar. He had made friends with a man who took advantage of his generosity. But he had no idea just how evil this man was. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/100-small-town-hate-the-murder-of-billy-jack-gaitherMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:EveryPlate.com and use the promo code southernfried1BetterHelp.com/southernIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for differe...

47 MINJUN 15
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100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither

Latest Episodes

107: Cold Blooded Family Annihilator: Grant Amato

In late 2018, a privileged 29 year old man from Chuluota, Florida became obsessed with a Bulgarian webcam model. Grant Amato still lived at home with his parents and older brother, Cody. The brothers were born less than two years apart and had always been very close and had the same goals. Both graduated from nursing school, but Grant fell apart in graduate school, flunking out and then getting fired for stealing drugs from his hospital job. His downward spiral took him to the depths of internet and sex addiction, and his selfishness destroyed his family. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSponsors: Acorn.TV promo code: southernfriedSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/107-cold-blooded-family-annihilator-grant-amatoMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfried...

45 MIN4 d ago
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107: Cold Blooded Family Annihilator: Grant Amato

106: Terror in Sellerstown, North Carolina

A new pastor came to Sellerstown, North Carolina in 1969 with his wife to lead a small congregation and lay down roots for his family. From 1972 to 1976, the pastor, his wife and their two small children were terrorized with bombings and shootings. A powerful man named Horry Watts acted as the small town kingpin of Sellerstown. And he was out for vengeance when Reverend Nicols pushed him out of his church’s affairs. His campaign of terror would culminate with the murder of one member of the Nicols family. But the enduring legacy of the pastor and his wife is forgiveness. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley & Haley GrayMajor Source: “The Devil in Pew Number 7” by Rebecca Nicols AlonzoEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Amanda AutrySponsors: ThriveMarket.com/southernfried BetterHelp.com/southernSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/106-terror-in-sellerstown-ncMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

50 MIN1 w ago
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106: Terror in Sellerstown, North Carolina

Wondery Presents-- The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek

The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek follows a world champion surfer as he pulls off thebiggest jewel heist in American history. Things turn deadly as he is implicated in two murdersafterwards. Interviews with him and his accomplices expose even more murders, and an evendarker story.Subscribe today: wondery.fm/thesneak_SFTC

5 MIN2 w ago
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Wondery Presents-- The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek

105: Angel of Death: Kim Saenz

In one month in 2008, five patients died at a dialysis clinic in Lufkin, Texas. Many others fell mysteriously ill. All of them had contact with one woman. A licensed vocational nurse named Kim Saenz. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSponsor: Luminary.link/towpathSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/105-angel-of-death-kimberly-saenzMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/If you are having suicidal thoughts during...

44 MIN2 w ago
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105: Angel of Death: Kim Saenz

104: The Disappearance & Murder of Mickey Shunick

In 2012, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a beautiful girl named Mickey Shunick vanished while riding her bicycle home from a friend’s house. The search for her, led by her fierce sister Charlie, was incredible. And the investigation would reveal just how fierce Mickey herself was. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener Amanda LandrySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/104-the-disappearance-murder-of-mickey-shunickMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Ho...

46 MIN3 w ago
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104: The Disappearance & Murder of Mickey Shunick

Wondery Presents​: ​Blood Ties - Season Two

BLOOD TIES SEASON TWO IS AVAILABLE NOW!Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight.After the sudden death of Michael and Elenore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. Listen today at ​wondery.fm/southernfried_BT

12 MINJUL 13
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Wondery Presents​: ​Blood Ties - Season Two

103: A Love Square: The Murder of Kelly Brennan

In February of 2010, a woman named Sheila Trott in Indialantic, Florida claimed she had a dream. Or maybe it was a vision. She saw her friend Kelly dead. She saw her at a beach. She said she thought she hurt Kelly. Kelly happened to be dating her estranged husband, the former mayor of Indialantic, Dan Trott. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener: Lindsey ShankSheila’s “confession” letter: https://www.cbsnews.com/media/48-hours-sheila-trotts-letter-about-kelly-brennans-murder/Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/103-a-love-square-the-murder-of-kelly-brennanMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors: Luminary.link/TowpathIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different count...

35 MINJUL 12
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103: A Love Square: The Murder of Kelly Brennan

102: The Sinclair Murders

In 1967, The Sinclair family in Auburn, Alabama had been stalked for over a year. A college kid named Edward Seibold had briefly dated the oldest daughter, Cathey. When she rejected him, he became fixated on her widowed mother, 44 year old Juanita. His obsession with these women would turn into a murderous rage. Edward Seibold’s crimes shocked and traumatized the small city of Auburn. Over fifty years later, residents still cannot shake the horror of what happened. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyEdited & Mixed by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener: Anne FreeSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/102-the-sinclair-murdersMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:Purple.com/southernfried (use promo code southernfried)Noom.com/south...

43 MINJUN 29
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102: The Sinclair Murders

101: The Preacher's Daughter

In 1990, a 57 year old preacher’s wife and grandmother named Blanche Taylor Moore, went on trial for murdering her first husband. She was caught while trying to poison her current husband. An investigation into deaths in Blanche’s life would reveal a sinister woman. A good christian grandmother with a penchant for poisoning people who annoyed her. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley & Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listeners: Greg Husketh and Candice ElliottSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/101-the-preachers-daughter-blanche-taylor-mooreMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsor:Best FiendsHow you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:Minnesota Freedom FundGeorge Floyd Memorial FundI Run Wit...

49 MINJUN 22
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101: The Preacher's Daughter

100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither

In 1999, a gay man named Billy Jack Gaither was brutally murdered in the small town of Sylacauga, Alabama. He wasn’t completely closeted, his siblings and friends knew, but his deeply religious parents did not. He was a friendly man who often gave rides to drunk patrons from his favorite local bar. He had made friends with a man who took advantage of his generosity. But he had no idea just how evil this man was. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/100-small-town-hate-the-murder-of-billy-jack-gaitherMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:EveryPlate.com and use the promo code southernfried1BetterHelp.com/southernIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for differe...

47 MINJUN 15
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100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither
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