This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Markeith Loyd, a black man who killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer in Orlando, Florida.
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First, we dive into the setting (07:18), the killers early life (18:22) and the timeline (25:52). Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (34:01), “Where are they now?” (50:02) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (51:06).
As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered () and our shout outs (56:23).
This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams and edited by Minnie Williams.
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