Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E104: Eddie Lee Mosley

December 10, 2020

This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Eddie Lee Mosely, a Floridian serial killer and rapist. This case has also been called the Broward County Miscarriage of justice because Mosley managed to slip through the hands of justice for 15 years, and in that time he was responsible for the sexual assaults and murders 8-100+ black women and girls, and two innocent black men were wrongfully convicted for some of those crimes. This will be a two parter because there’s just so much to the story.

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First we dive into our mailbag and thank our supporters (4:40).We start at the beginning and share some stats (8:08); we dive into the setting (12:26), the killer’s early life (21:05) and the first part of the timeline (24:21).  Please tune in next week when we discuss the rest of the case details. 

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered(54:02) and some shout outs (55:55).  

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time... look alive guys, it's crazy out there!

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Articles/Websites

Wikipedia contributors. (10/15/2020). Eddie Mosley. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12/03/2020 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eddie_Mosley&oldid=983704609

Murderpedia. (n.d.). Eddie Lee Mosley. Retrieved 12/04/2020 from  https://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/mosley-eddie-lee.htm

King, Jonathan. (10/30/1988). KILLER AFTER A DOZEN MURDERS, 40 RAPES AND THE SPORADIC PURSUIT OF PRIME SUSPECTS, DID THE FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE FINALLY GET THE RIGHT MAN? The Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 12/05/2020 from https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1988-10-30-8803030625-story.html

Baitinger, Brooke. (05/29/2020). South Florida serial killer Eddie Lee Mosley, accused of raping and killing dozens of women, dies in Panhandle hospital. The Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 12/05/2020 from https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-serial-killer-eddie-mosley-dies-20200530-zsfl3pgwivalzdkzdzzkjwb5yy-story.html

McMahon, Paula; Burstein, Jon. (09/22/2009). $2 MILLION FOR MAN THAT DNA CLEARED. The Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 12/05/2020 from https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-2009-09-22-0909210440-story.html

Connelly, Michael. (04/27/1985). 25 Years Later, 2nd Relative is Murdered. Fort Lauderdale News. Retrieved 12/06/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/236431352/

The Miami Herald. (02/06/1986). Death penalty asked for killer. Retrieved 12/06/2020 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/642627975/

Wellman, A.M. (2019-2020). Nehomia Gamble: A nonfiction work in progress. Facebook.  Retrieved on 12/5/2020 from https://www.facebook.com/nehomia.gamble.1957.1973/

Victims https://www.facebook.com/nehomia.gamble.1957.1973/posts/this-page-is-an-online-repository-of-research-into-the-victims-of-florida-serial/283373803069227/

Innocence Project. (n.d.). Jerry Frank Townsend. Retrieved 12/08/2020 from https://innocenceproject.org/cases/jerry-frank-townsend/

Innocence Project. (n.d.). Frank Lee Smith. Retrieved 12/08/2020 from https://innocenceproject.org/cases/frank-lee-smith/

Video

Renee, Kasey. (6/9/2020). A Web of Injustice | Jerry Frank Townsend, Frank Lee Smith and Eddie Lee Mosley. YouTube. Retrieved 12/2/2020 from https://youtu.be/SWI_66HBJW0

Bikel, Ofra. (04/11/2002). Frontline: Requiem for Frank Lee Smith. PBS.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/smith/

History

Soul of America. (n.d.). Fort Lauderdale History. Retrieved 12/05/2020 from https://www.soulofamerica.com/us-cities/fort-lauderdale/fort-lauderdale-history/

Joseph, Teresa. (02/02/2018). Civil Rights Activist Eula Johnson's ‘Wade-Ins' Ended Segregation in Fort Lauderdale Beach. NBC Miami. Retrieved 12/05/2020 from https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/civil-rights-activist-eula-johnsons-wade-ins-ended-segregation-in-fort-lauderdale-beach/137565/

Fleshler, David. (04/13/2015). Wade-ins ended beach segregation. The Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 12/05/2020 from https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-brow100-beach-segregation-20150408-story.html

Florida Conservation Voters. (02/17/2020). Beach Wade-Ins Inspired Civil Rights Action. Retrieved 12/05/2020 from https://fcvoters.org/2020/02/17/beach-wade-ins-inspired-civil-rights-action/

Christensen, Dan. (6/4/2020). Amid nationwide racial unrest, renewed interest in Broward’s most horrific miscarriage of justice. FloridaBulldog.org.  Retrieved on 12/5/2020 from https://www.floridabulldog.org/2020/06/amid-nationwide-unrest-interest-again-in-broward-miscarriage-of-justice/

Jackson County Times Staff. (6/5/2020). Obituaries - Eddie Lee Mosley. Jackson County Times.  Retrieved on 12/5/2020 from https://jacksoncountytimes.net/eddie-lee-mosley/?fbclid=IwAR3pBlyZXrOIzmaAZEmgGdfDiLHNuTpnwun8rVkF5nm0R44OKQ994bWXk4A

History.com Editors. (6/24/2010). Sharecropping. History.com. Retrieved on 12/6/2020 from https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/sharecropping

How Not to Get Murdered

RAINN
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800-656-hope (4673)

Safe Helpline
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877-995-5247

Shout Outs

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Dr. Death
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