E79: 2006 Richmond Spree Murders

This week we discuss the Richmond Spree Murders. Ricky Gray and Ray Dandridge, an uncle and his nephew, who went on a killing spree, beginning in December of 2005 and ending in January 2006.  After we catch up and love on our listeners we start the story at 12:36.

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