E83: Christina Shea Walters aka “Queen”

This week Beth and Wendy discuss Christina Shea Walters, a Native American woman and leader of a gang, who attempted to murder one woman, and then ordered the executions of two other women. The victims were chosen at random.

We dive into the story (15:34), the setting and the timeline. As usual we close out the show with some shout outs and of course, some tips on how not to get murdered.  

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Deadly Women: S5E1 Twisted Thrills.


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How Not to Get Murdered

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Shout Outs

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/81177504

Merata: how Mum decolonized the screen on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/81077874

Brooklyn 99 on Hulu


Military Murder Podcast


“Abyss” by Alasen: ●https://soundcloud.com/alasenhttps://twitter.com/icemantraphttps://instagram.com/icemanbass/https://soundcloud.com/therealfrozenguy
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“40’s and Shorties” & “Make Thirst a Joy” by Marlene Miller. Used with permission. Find her Facebook and Instagram under SEMNCHY or marlenemiller138@gmail.com.

“Furious Freak” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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