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What drives people to kill? Criminal Psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind prison walls to talk face to face with six violent murderers in Investigation Discovery's first ever podcast series, THE MIND OF A MURDERER. Relying on her expertise as a trial consultant, Dr. Ward drills down into each killer’s psyche to reveal the genetic, emotional and psychological components of a homicidal brain. Interwoven with these criminals are her own personal and professional insights and comments from family and friends of both the killer and victim. With first-hand accounts and personal stories you haven’t heard, Dr. Ward and Investigation Discovery successfully and intensely bring you into THE MIND OF A MURDERER.

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What drives people to kill? Criminal Psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind prison walls to talk face to face with six violent murderers in Investigation Discovery's first ever podcast series, THE MIND OF A MURDERER. Relying on her expertise as a trial consultant, Dr. Ward drills down into each killer’s psyche to reveal the genetic, emotional and psychological components of a homicidal brain. Interwoven with these criminals are her own personal and professional insights and comments from family and friends of both the killer and victim. With first-hand accounts and personal stories you haven’t heard, Dr. Ward and Investigation Discovery successfully and intensely bring you into THE MIND OF A MURDERER.

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I just discovered this and I need more!!

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By Chenel76 - May 28 2018
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Great voice. Great interviews. Really like the stories. When can we hear more?

iTunes Ratings

377 Ratings
Average Ratings
246
43
23
18
47

More!

By namesralltkn - Sep 06 2019
Read more
I just discovered this and I need more!!

Love this podcast

By Chenel76 - May 28 2018
Read more
Great voice. Great interviews. Really like the stories. When can we hear more?

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The Mind of a Murderer Podcast

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What drives people to kill? Criminal Psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind prison walls to talk face to face with six violent murderers in Investigation Discovery's first ever podcast series, THE MIND OF A MURDERER. Relying on her expertise as a trial consultant, Dr. Ward drills down into each killer’s psyche to reveal the genetic, emotional and psychological components of a homicidal brain. Interwoven with these criminals are her own personal and professional insights and comments from family and friends of both the killer and victim. With first-hand accounts and personal stories you haven’t heard, Dr. Ward and Investigation Discovery successfully and intensely bring you into THE MIND OF A MURDERER.

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Rank #1: Episode 6 - Rage and Rampage

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After his parents abandon him, Willie Trottie grows into an insecure and jealous man, who will stop at nothing to control his girlfriend, Barbara Canada. When she attempts to protect herself and their baby from his abusive grasp, he reaches a boiling point. After stalking her, Trottie bursts into her parents’ home and opens fire, killing Barbara and her brother. He’s given the death penalty and in what could be his last interview, Criminal Psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward goes inside prison walls on Texas’s death row to find out what drove him to commit such a horrific crime.

Apr 30 2015

26mins

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Rank #2: Episode 5 - Evil Rider

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When Jane Johnston dumps ex-con Karl Knapp after years of abuse, he goes on a rampage. Furious, drunk, and coming off a drug binge, Knapp shows up at her workplace and guns her down, along with two other innocent people. After a standoff with a SWAT team, Knapp is arrested and sentenced to 76 years in prison. Was this crime an act of desperation or a cold-blooded murder? Criminal Psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind prison walls to speak with Knapp and uncover the truth.

Apr 23 2015

26mins

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Rank #3: Episode 4 - Heat of the Night

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Hot-tempered Janene Patton is quick to throw a punch at her husband Troy, but he stands by her side… until an alleged affair threatens to destroy their rocky marriage. After a heated bar fight continues all the way home, Janene tells Troy she’s going to shoot herself, and locks him out of the house. But when Troy breaks in, Janene shoots him instead. She claims it was an accident but pleads guilty to first-degree murder. Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind bars to meet with Patton and find out what went so wrong that night - and what she’s hiding.

Apr 16 2015

29mins

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Rank #4: Episode 3 - Ivy-League Killer

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Jason Bohn becomes a successful Wall Street attorney despite a childhood filled with neglect and abuse and an explosive temper. When he meets a kind, intelligent and young businesswoman, Danielle Thomas, it seems he’s overcome his demons… until one night he beats and strangles her to death in an unprovoked jealous rage. He confesses to the crime but claims he can’t remember a thing, due to a disorder brought on by his past. Nevertheless, Bohn is sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder. Criminal Psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward probes into the mind of Jason Bohn to find out just how much he really remembers.

Apr 02 2015

29mins

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Rank #5: Episode 2 - Cutthroat Criminal

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Travis Runnels is a skilled thief who becomes addicted to stealing cars and jewelry on the Dallas streets. What begins as a joy ride quickly becomes a nightmare after Runnels gets charged for a robbery he says he didn’t commit. But when the victim picks him out of a lineup, he gets the time… and is sent away for 70 years! Feeling wrongfully accused, Runnels becomes hardened and violent in prison, acting out against a system he’s grown to hate. When a supervisor attempts to keep him in line, Runnels snaps, savagely slitting his throat from ear to ear. As he awaits his execution of death row, Dr. Michelle Ward will explore the real causes of his lethal rage.

Mar 26 2015

22mins

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