Southern Fried True Crime

Erica Kelley

Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South. read less
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208: The Murder of Cherica Adams
13-02-2024
208: The Murder of Cherica Adams
In November of 1999, 24-year-old Cherica Adams was eight months pregnant when she and the father of her child, 25-year-old Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth, went on a double date. They saw a late-night showing of a serial killer flick at the theater. As Rae led Cherica back home to her apartment in his white Ford Expedition, with Cherica following behind in her black BMW, he unexpectedly slowed to a near stop. Confused, Cherica slowed down too. Then, an unknown car pulled up beside her and gunfire rang out. Before the smoke had cleared, Rae was gone—and Cherica had been shot multiple times. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Suggested by: Greg Husketh, Patee, Hannah, and TerinaSources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/cherica-adamsThis episode is brought to you by: This episode is to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/SOUTHERN and get on your way to being your best self.Visit SimpliSafe.com/southernfried to get 20% off any new system with Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Financial anxiety anyone? Worrying about it doesn’t help. EarnIn does. Download the EarnIn app today in Google Play or Apple App Store.Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.
197: Memphis Serial Killer: George Howard Putt-part 2 of 2
16-10-2023
197: Memphis Serial Killer: George Howard Putt-part 2 of 2
In August and September of 1969, one man killed five people in the span of 29 days in Memphis, Tennessee. These violent crimes shook the city of Memphis to its very core. Lock sales skyrocketed. Families adopted large dogs. People refused to leave their house after sunset. It felt like no one was safe. The police searched day and night for this elusive serial killer. They doubled—then tripled—their staff, canceled all vacation time, and poured over $100,000 into paid overtime. But were it not for the brave actions of the killer’s final victim, Mary Christine Pickens, the perpetrator might have walked free for far, far longer. This is part two of a two-part series.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Kelly and others. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/george-howard-putt-2 This episode is brought to you by: Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android.Today’s show is sponsored by Newspapers.com - my biggest resource for the show. Use the code "SOUTHERNFRIED” at checkout to get 20% off a Publisher Extra Subscription!
196: The 1969 Memphis Serial Killer Known as the Cunning Sex Killer
13-10-2023
196: The 1969 Memphis Serial Killer Known as the Cunning Sex Killer
From August 13th to September 11th of 1969, five innocent people died at the hands of a serial killer in Memphis, Tennessee. 58-year-old Roy Dumas and his wife, 47-year-old Bernalyn Dumas; 82-year-old Leila Jackson; 21-year-old Glenda Sue Harden; and 59-year-old Mary Christine Pickens. For 29 days, the Memphis police diligently searched for the cold-blooded killer responsible for these horrific murders. They exhausted every avenue—interviewing over 2,000 people, contacting experts across state lines, and enlisting new homicide detectives in droves. But no matter how many resources law enforcement used, they seemed no closer to catching what the media dubbed “a cunning sex killer.” Until, one day, the citizens of Memphis just so happened to solve the case for the authorities. This is part one of a two-part series.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankEdited by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Kelly and others. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/george-howard-putt-1Sponsors for this episode:This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try and get a break from your thoughts at BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERNGo to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details.Listen to Wondery’s Killer Psyche Daily exclusively on the Amazon Music App