Southern Nightmare

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Coming May 30th - a new true-crime podcast

Thirty years ago, a serial killer terrorized the city of Richmond, Virginia, brutally raping and murdering women in their homes. Then he struck again in Arlington, Virginia, 100 miles to the north. The media called him The South Side Strangler. And he would become the first capital murder defendant in U.S. history to be caught using DNA evidence – almost a decade before the O.J. Simpson trial and long before TV shows like CSI popularized forensic science in the public consciousness. Launching May 30, 2018, this 10-episode weekly podcast tells the whole story with exclusive interviews with homicide detectives, FBI profilers, prosecutors, defense attorneys and friends and family of the victims, some of whom have never before publicly spoken about the case. Learn how police in two cities relentlessly pursued leads, desperate to stop a monster – and changed the face of modern American law enforcement in the process.

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About the host

Award-winning Richmond, Virginia, writer Richard Foster's career in mass communications and journalism spans three decades, during which he has covered everything from cold-case murders to corrupt politicians to comic book creators. Formerly the executive editor of Richmond Magazine, Foster was also founding editor of (now the website for the Richmond Times-Dispatch) and worked as a staff writer for Style Weekly, The Roanoke Times and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His 1998 biography of 1950s pin-up queen Bettie Page was adapted into the 2006 HBO Films movie "The Notorious Bettie Page." 

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