Episode 26 - The Southside Strangler, Part 1

This week we’ll be covering The Southside Strangler. A serial killer who terrorized Richmond and Arlington VA between 1984 and 1987.

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Richmond, VA - Wikipedia page.

Forensic Files C8: E1 “Southside Strangler” - October 31, 1996.

Memorial Care website

Amazing Advances in Forensic Science Part 1: DNA - .Practical Homicide article by Vernon J. Gerberth, M.S., M.P.S. June 2010.

NIH website

The Night I Watched a Serial Killer Die - Article by Lee Lofland. August 18, 2018.

Virginia Serial Killer Convicted by DNA Evidence is Executed - Los Angeles Times article from the Associated Press. April 28, 1994.

Killer breakthrough - the day DNA evidence first nailed a murderer - Article from The Guardian written by Ian Cobain. June 7, 2016.

Virginia’s Southside Strangler executed - UPI archives. April 28, 1994.

Governor pardons man wrongly convicted of murder. - UPI article by Carolyn Click. January 4, 1989.

Timothy W. Spencer, Petitioner-appellant, v. Edward W. Murray, Director, Respondent-appellee, 5 F.3d 758 (4th Cir. 1993) - Argued Oct. 28, 1992. Decided Sept. 16, 1993.

The Arlington Serial Killer Who Changed History. - Arlington Magazine article by Laurie McClellan. July 27, 2015.

Southern Nightmare Podcast & article series - Southern Nightmare. This is a 10-part print and podcast series on the landmark criminal justice case of the South Side Strangler, which marked the nation's first use of DNA to catch a killer. Articles listed in Style Weekly. By Richard Foster.

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Intro Music:

She-Wolf In My Heart (bonus) by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution License.

Outro Music:

Trio for Piano Violin and Viola by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.