E29: Henry Louis Wallace AKA The Taco Bell Strangler, Part 1

In Season 2 episode 13 Beth and Wendy Discuss Henry Louis Wallace, AKA the Taco Bell Strangler.  We got into the weeds on this one so it will be a 2 parter. In Part 1 we discuss this American serial killer who killed 11 women in North and South Carolina. Many serial killers target strangers, victims to whom they have no link or relation whatsoever. Henry Louis Wallace was not that kind of serial killer. Wallace preyed on people that he knew: his co-workers and acquaintances.

We get into the time, early 90s and the place Charlotte North Carolina.   We talk about the emergence of crack cocaine and its effects on poor black communities.  Beth and Wendy talk about how Wallace’s mother was a strict disciplinarian. She would punish Wallace with a switch and during Culture Corner with Beth and Wendy we explain what that means.  We get into Wallace’s early life and crimes which began as burglaries, which then escalated to rape and ultimately murder. Wallace a clean cut young man who was very charming.

In this episode we detail the lives and Wallace’s crimes that lead to the deaths of:

Tashonda Batheatashonda wallace.jpg

Sharon NanceWallace Sharon Nance.jpg

Caroline LoveWallace Caroline Love.jpg

Shawna Hawkwallace Sharon Hawk.jpg

Our listeners were dope enough to chime in on the #hownottogetshmurdered and #hownottogetmurdered and gave us some fire ass tips which we shared on the show.  

Our news this week came from Amanda in our Facebook Group about the 2 queer black men who were found at LGBTQ political activist, Ed Buck’s home.  


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Shout Outs

Netflix Documentary about Ted bundy called Conversations With a Killer:  The Ted Bundy Tapes


And the upcoming episode on 20/20 about Dennis Rader AKA BTK.









Find a grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19418025/tashanda-bethea


Tribute to Victims of Henry Louis Wallace on YouTube Created by Kenneth Hudson








Bad Henry


““Bad Henry” uses interviews with Charlotte detectives who worked the case — most prominently Garry McFadden of the ID show “I Am Homicide” — along with local journalists and friends and family members of victims. McFadden gets the most screen time, but the segments with Dee Sumpter, mother of murder victim Shawna Hawk, are the most powerful. Hawk, a young mother who worked for Wallace at Taco Bell, was Wallace’s third Charlotte victim.”

Garry McFadden


Serial Killer News Link  Who is Ed Buck? The erratic life of the Democratic donor in whose home two dead men have been found




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