Episode 28 - The Crime Spree of John Louis Evans III & Wayne Eugene Ritter

This week we cover the crime spree of John Louis Evans III and Wayne Eugene Ritter. Their multi-state reign of terror ultimately culminated in the murder of Edward Nassar, a pawn shop owner in Mobile, Alabama.

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John Louis EVANS, III v. ALABAMA - 461 U.S. 1301 (103 S.Ct. 1735, 75 L.Ed.2d 921). No. 82-6581 (A-848). Decided: April 21, 1983.

Witness To an Execution - UPI article by Mark D. Harris (May 4, 1983).

Mother of victim feels no sympathy for Evans - Gadsden Times article by Gary MItchell (April 23, 1983).

Murderer John Louis Evans III laughed with his family… - UPI article by Jeff Woodard (April 20, 1983).

Alabama Executes Killer, 7th in U.S to Die Since ‘76 - New York Times article (April 23, 1983).

Evans v. State - Court of Criminal Appeals of AlabamaNov 15, 1977361 So. 2d 654 (Ala. Crim. App. 1977).

Alabama Executes Convict in Killing - New York Times article by the Associated Press (August 28, 1987).

In the Shadow of the Chair, Killer John Evans Plans to Seek No Reprieve from Death - People article by Joyce Leviton (April 9, 1979).

Murder Victim Wanted to Help Others - Alabama Journal article by Chris Sexton (November 9, 1978).


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

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