E164: Daryl Linnie Mack

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Daryl Linnie Mack, the first Nevada convict to be executed based solely on DNA evidence. Mack murdered at least two women in Reno, Nevada, one in 1988 and the other in 1994.

First, we dive into the setting (10:55), the killer’s early life (23:20) and the timeline (24:34).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (30:54), “Where are they now?” (39:54) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (49:00).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (55:00). 

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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