E84: Vincent Groves, The Colfax Killer

This week Beth and Wendy dive into the story of Vincent Darell Groves, Colorado’s most prolific serial killer.

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Shout Outs

Disclosure on Netflix

It was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders an LA Times podcast

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story


Murderific True Crime Podcast


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