This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Emma Jean Raine, a woman who was convicted of murdering her second husband, but is suspected of murdering her first and third husbands as well.
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First, we dive into the setting (06:35), the killers early life (19:03) and the timeline (20:13). Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (29:56), “Where are they now?” followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (39:11).
As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (47:49).
This episode was researched and scripted by Wendynbeth Williams, and edited by Minnie Williams.
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