Episode 15: Crimes of Passion

Episode 15: Crimes of Passion

In our latest ep, we cover crimes of passion.. So hold onto your scrunchies, it’s about to get real!

Kristin's Case:

In this ep, Kristin’s goes way back to the 1920’s where she tackles the case of infamous bootlegger turned murderer- George Remus. George was a guy who was both and lawyer and a pharmacist who used both skills to find a loophole in the Volstead Act. He ended up running one of the biggest bootlegging operations in the country. However, George had a weakness for his wife, Imogene, who he gave control over his finances and business operations. This backfired when George got arrested and Imogene decided to take George to the cleaners. As a result, George was mad… more than mad and this lead to a crime of passion. Learn more in this ep!

Amy's Case:

This week Amy discusses a bizarre love triangle that began in a chatroom and ended in blood. When 46 year old Thomas Montgomery entered into a chatroom and met an 18 year old girl, he decided to go back in time and pretend to be an 18 year old as well. Things got intense, over a year went by, and Thomas’ wife found all about it and clued in his little e-girl on who he actually was. She then turns to comfort in Thomas’ co-worker, Brian, but goes back and forth with these men through emails and messages, until one day Thomas snaps. This story has all kinds of catfish in the chatrooms! Tune in and find out who is actually who!

Kristin's References:

Abbott, K. (2019). The ghosts of Eden Park: the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz-age America. New York: Crown.

Franklin Dodge. (2019, August 12). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Dodge.

George Remus. (2019, December 2). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Remus.

Karen Abbott. (2019, August 9). The Bluestocking Lawyer vs. The Bootleg King. Retrieved from https://crimereads.com/the-bluestocking-lawyer-vs-the-bootleg-king/.

Mabel Walker Willebrandt. (2020, January 12). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabel_Walker_Willebrandt#.

Millionaire Turned Murderer George Remus Was Inspiration for The Great Gatsby. (2018, October 9). Retrieved from https://historycollection.co/millionaire-turned-murderer-george-remus-was-inspiration-for-the-great-gatsby/3/.

Amy's References:

(n.d.). Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/US/online-love-triangle-deception-end-murder/story?id=14371076.

Getlen, L. (2010, March 23). Web’s Killer Love Triangle. Retrieved from https://www.thedailybeast.com/webs-killer-love-triangle.

Staba, D. (2007, January 7). A Pretend Web Romance, Then a Real-Life Murder. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/nyregion/07triangle.html.

Talhotblond. (2019, November 25). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talhotblond.

Talhotblond: A Documentary by Barbara Schroeder. (2009).