E172: Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., who was convicted of murdering two women in Charlottesville, VA, as well as the sexual assault a young woman in Fairfax, Virginia.

First, we dive into the setting (07:43), the killers early life (27:11) and the timeline (33:00).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (48:52), “Where are they now?” (57:47) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (59:17).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered () and our shout outs (01:03:57). 

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