E153: Apollo Keith Ortega

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Apollo Keith Ortega, a Tucson, Arizona man who raped three women and killed two of them. He then told authorities that he did it because Satan told him to. This case was suggested to us by Brandy Nicole.

We dive into the setting (10:48), the killer’s early life (28:45) and the timeline (32:12).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (35:54), and “Where are they now?” followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (41:21).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (50:49). 

This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams.

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive guys, it’s crazy out there!


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