Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E54: Elroy Chester

September 5, 2019

This week Beth and Wendy discuss a black serial killer named Elroy Chester was convicted in 1998 of fatally shooting Willie Ryman III, after Chester raped Ryman's two nieces in Port Arthur, TX. Then he confessed to four more murders. DNA (Wendy’s favorite) was linked to three rapes, including that of a ten-year-old girl. Chester said that he committed his crimes due to an intense “hate for white people" after an incident he had involving a white man.  We also have a frank discussion on racism and the myth of "reverse racism" (8:43).  Join the conversation, you know where to find us.

First we intro the subject (12:50) then the stats (13:32).  Next, we dive into the setting (10:35), the killers early life (1817) and the timeline (24:34).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest(36:35) followed by "Where are they now?"(48:40 ). We get into our Take Aways and what we think made the perp snap (49:43).  

As usual we close out the show with some shout outs (57:09 ), crime news (55:27) and of course, some tips on how not to get murdered(54:20).  

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