On March 9, 1950, Timothy John Evans was executed by hanging, following the murder of his wife, Beryl, and 13 month old daughter, Geraldine.
Three years later, it would be revealed that their neighbor John Reginald Halliday Christie was a serial killer, responsible for the deaths of Beryl, Geraldine, and 6 other women. The wrongful execution of Evans lead to the suspension and eventual abolishment of capital punishment in the UK, and was dramatized in the 1971 film, 10 Rillington Place. This is Based on a True Crime.
Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.
The New Yorker article that Chelsea mentioned during our discussion of capital punishment covering the case of wrongly accused 'Cameron Todd Willingham' can be found here.
Our podcast intro music, called Spray paint it Gold by Little Glass Men can be found here. The music track was edited for length. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).