Beyond Contempt True Crime
A narrative based true crime podcast. I'll tell you stories that you've never heard before.
info_outline 40 - Andrew Luster 06/01/2021
40 - Andrew Luster #40 Andrew Luster was the heir to the Max Factor Cosmetics fortune. He lived a life of leisure, never had a job, and spent much of his time surfing. Luster pursued women who were significantly younger and he assaulted several victims unbeknownst to them by slipping GHB into drinks.
info_outline 39 - Samuel Sheinbein 05/24/2021
39 - Samuel Sheinbein #39 A Maryland high school senior fled to Israel after murdering another teenager. The incident escalated tensions between the US and Israel. 17 years after the crime, the main perpetrator found himself in a standoff with the Israel Prison Service and this case ended in tragedy for every family involved.
info_outline 36 - Pamela Bulik 03/24/2021
36 - Pamela Bulik #36 Pam had a family she loved, was running competitively, and had a tight-knit circle of friends. She was living her best life until she was found deceased in her bathtub on the morning she was supposed to run a half marathon. When law enforcement took a closer look, Pam’s life was not as together as it seemed and her husband was not as innocent as their friends believed.
info_outline 30 - Brown's Chicken Massacre (Part 2 of 2) 11/25/2020
30 - Brown's Chicken Massacre (Part 2 of 2) #30 Dick and Lynn Ehlenfeldt bought a Brown’s Chicken franchise in Palatine, Illinois and created an environment where all the employees felt like it was their second family. On the night of January 8th, 1993, everyone working in the store was murdered and the case remained unsolved for 9 years. Two men were finally convicted of the crimes.
info_outline 29 - Brown's Chicken Massacre (Part 1 of 2) 09/27/2020
29 - Brown's Chicken Massacre (Part 1 of 2) #29 Dick and Lynn Ehlenfeldt bought a Brown’s Chicken franchise in Palatine, Illinois and created an environment where all the employees felt like it was their second family. On the night of January 8th, 1993, everyone working in the store was murdered and the case remained unsolved for 9 years.
info_outline 26 - When Our Secrets Intersect With DNA 07/22/2020
26 - When Our Secrets Intersect With DNA #26 Many of us have a past that is fairly benign. Some people have a past littered with atrocious crimes that they concealed for decades. Today we talk about four stories where genetic genealogy revealed long-held secret crimes.
info_outline 22 - Rachel Timmerman 04/27/2020
22 - Rachel Timmerman #22 19-year-old Rachel Timmerman was set to testify against the man who raped her when she mysteriously disappeared. Around that time, four other people vanished as well. The one thing they all had in common was they came into contact with Marvin Gabrion.
info_outline 20 - Yeardley Love 03/04/2020
20 - Yeardley Love #20 Yeardley was a University of Virginia student-athlete on the cusp of college graduation. She was close with her mother and sister, and was the heart and soul of the UVA lacrosse team. After she broke up with her boyfriend, he ended her life. The signs of abuse were there but people who orbited the couple lacked the tools to provide help.
info_outline 18 - Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek 01/30/2020
18 - Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek #18 A young woman was wrongfully fired from the police force. She moved on with life and married detective Fred Schultz. When his ex-wife was found deceased, the young woman was convicted of murder and suspected she was framed by Fred and the Milwaukee Police Department. When she escaped from prison, the public cheered her on - Run Bambi Run! This is the tragic story of Laurie Bembenek.
info_outline 17 - Kimberly Saenz 01/13/2020
17 - Kimberly Saenz #17 It is rare for kidney patients to die during a dialysis procedure. After Kimberly Saenz joined the DaVita dialysis clinic as an LVN, paramedics were called to the clinic 30 times in one month. Several patients died and many were harmed in that short amount of time.
info_outline 15 - Taylor Wright 12/16/2019
15 - Taylor Wright #15 Former crime scene technician Ashley McArthur was accused of murdering her friend and private investigator Taylor Wright. Taylor was going through a contentious divorce and asked Ashley to hold some of her money. Taylor disappeared in September 2017 and her body turned up several weeks later on a property owned by Ashley McArthur’s family.
info_outline 14 - Lisa Nowak 12/01/2019
14 - Lisa Nowak #14 A woman spends her life dreaming, training, and preparing to travel into space. After she achieves her goal, the NASA astronaut’s life falls apart when she is arrested while stalking her ex-boyfriend's new lover, and law enforcement discover a kill kit in her possession.
info_outline 13 - The Monfils 6 11/11/2019
13 - The Monfils 6 #13 A paper mill worker was found dead in a paper vat. Two and a half years later 6 men were arrested. If you listened to the news during the trial, this case was a slam dunk. As time went on, many issues surfaced. The state's case had major holes. Witnesses recanted, corruption was uncovered, and one of the convicted was exonerated.