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Murderers and Their Mothers: The Debrief

Everyone is someone's child, even a serial killer. In each episode, Donal MacIntyre and a team of experts examine the complex stories of serial killers' family relationships and on a case by case basis looks at the vital role played by their mothers.This Podcast is the companion series to the CBS Reality show ”Murderers and Their Mothers”.#MurdererMums http://www.cbsreality.co.uk/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Ep3 – JED ALLEN – The Wolverine Killer

The case of Jed Allen, a young man who on the surface had a happy, stable life, complete with a good job and a close group of friends. Yet in May 2015 he would kill his mother, step-father and six-year-old half-sister in a brutal knife attack - and then go on to hang himself.This Podcast is the companion series to the CBS Reality show ”Murderers and Their Mothers” Sundays at 10:00pm.#MurdererMums http://www.cbsreality.co.uk/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

29 May 2016

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Ep5 - DENNIS NILSEN: The Kindly Killer

One of Britain’s most infamous killers, Dennis Nilsen murdered fifteen young men, some as young as 14, in London during the late seventies and early eighties. Nilsen held on to the corpses of his victims for weeks on end, keeping them in pristine condition and talking to them on his return home from work and sleeping beside them. His horrific crimes were only revealed when a plumbing company found human remains in his drains. But what led this seemingly normal civil servant to start killing for company? How big a role did his lonely childhood in an isolated Scottish fishing village play? And how devastating was his cold and religious mother’s inability to feel any love for him or to acknowledge his homosexuality? Join MacIntyre and distinguished criminologist Dr Elizabeth Yardley as they unpick the psychology of one of the country’s most complex killers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

12 Jun 2016

Rank #2

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Ep4 – HAROLD SHIPMAN – The Angel of Death

Donal MacIntyre investigates some of the world’s most notorious killers asking if they were born evil or whether their dysfunctional relationships with their mothers turned them into monsters.Dr Harold Shipman, was Britain’s most prolific serial killer with at least 215 known victims. Was Shipman simply addicted to murder, playing God by killing many of his elderly female patients with overdoses of morphine or did his upbringing turn him into a mass murderer? His mother was a domineering and controlling mother who worshipped the young Harold and made him believe that he was better than everyone else. When she died a painful death relieved by morphine, did this sow the seeds of Shipman’s murderous career? Join Donal and criminologist Dr Elizabeth Yardley as they examine one of the most disturbing, unique and perplexing criminal cases in British history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

5 Jun 2016

Rank #3

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Ep10 - RICHARD KUKLONSKI: The Iceman Killer

Richard Kuklinski, known as the ‘Iceman’ for his method of freezing victims to mask the time of death, claimed to have killed up to a hundred people in a criminal career spanning three decades. Born into a household plagued by violence, Kuklinski, according to his own testimony, was beaten on a daily basis by his Irish mother and alcoholic Polish father. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

25 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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Ep9 - LESZEK PEKALSKI: The Vampire of Bytowa

One of Poland’s most notorious serial killers, Leszek Pekalski confessed to murdering dozens of people - men, women and children. Pekalski’s mother was a violent alcoholic who drank heavily while pregnant with Pekalski and his twin sister. The children were subjected to extreme physical violence at the hands of their mother and grandmother on a daily basis, neglected and often starved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

18 Sep 2016

Rank #5