E67: Family Annihilators (Manling Tsang Williams)

Happy Holidays Fruitloops pod squad. This week Beth and Wendy discuss family annihilators, specifically Manling Tsang Williams, who was convicted in 2010 for killing her 27-year-old husband, Neal, and their kids, Ian, 3, and Devon, 7.

We dive into the setting, the killers early life, and the timeline (12:23).  Stay tuned for some tips on how hot to get murdered (59:43), As usual we close out the show with some true crime news (1:02:50) and some Shout Outs (1:04:03).  

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CBS Los Angeles. (01/19/12). Woman Who Smothered 2 Sons, Killed Husband With Sword Sentenced To Death. Retrieved 12/14/19 from https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/19/death-sentence-expected-for-woman-who-smothered-2-sons-killed-husband-with-sword/

Murderpedia. (n.d.). Manling Williams. Retrieved 12/09/19 from https://murderpedia.org/female.W/w/williams-manling.htm

Tedford, Daniel. (10/25/10). Former Lover Testifies in Murder Trial of Rowland Heights Woman Who Killed Husband, Kids. Pasadena Star News. Retrieved 12/14/19 from https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2010/10/25/former-lover-testifies-in-murder-trial-of-rowland-heights-woman-who-killed-husband-kids/

Montaldo, Charles. (07/14/19). Women on California’s Death Row. ThoughtCo. Retrieved 12/15/19 from https://www.thoughtco.com/women-on-death-row-in-california-973502

Knoll, Corina. (01/17/11). Woman Endures As Trial Drags On For Family’s Killer. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12/15/19 from https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2011-jan-17-la-me-adv-death-penalty-wait-20110117-story.html

Serial Killer Calendar. (n.d.). Manling Tsang Williams. Retrieved 12/15/19 from https://www.serialkillercalendar.com/Manling%20Tsang%20WILLIAMS.php


Stone, Crystal. (05/11/17). Child Killer Manling Williams. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. https://www.amazon.com/Child-Killer-Manling-Williams-Crystal/dp/1546619380/ref=sr_1_1


Crime in Color. Manling Tsang Williams.

It’s About Damn Crime. Manling Williams.


Deadly women. S6 E14 Death Benefits

American Monster. S2 E8 Live by The Sword


Skipp, Catharine. (02/10/10). Inside the mind of Family Annihilators. Newsweek. Retrieved 12/14/19 from https://www.newsweek.com/inside-mind-family-annihilators-75225

Hartley, Dale. (02/28/19). Most Family Annihilators Are White Males—But Not This Time. Psychology Today. Retrieved 12/09/19 from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/machiavellians-gulling-the-rubes/201902/most-family-annihilators-are-white-males-not-time

Shapiro, Emily. (02/27/19). When people kill close relatives: Explaining ‘family annihilators’. ABC News. Retrieved 12/09/19 from https://abcnews.go.com/US/people-kill-close-relatives-explaining-family-annihilators/story?id=57305463

Guide to Taipei. (n.d.). Is Taiwan part of China? Retrieved 12/15/19 from

How Not to Get Murdered

Edgin, Alana. (11/19/19). Keep Christmas merry and bright with these holiday crime safety tips. San Angelo Standard-Times. Retrieved 12/16/19 from https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2019/11/19/christmas-holiday-crime-safety-tips-2019/2567432001/

Crime News

Bloom, Tracy. (12/16/19). ‘Tool Box Killer’ Who Kidnapped, Raped and Murdered 5 SoCal Teens Has Died at San Quentin. KTLA5. Retrieved 12/16/19 from https://www.google.com/amp/s/ktla.com/2019/12/16/death-row-inmate-who-kidnapped-raped-murdered-5-socal-teens-has-died-at-san-quentin/amp/

Shout Outs


The Expanse


Dumb and Busted podcast


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