“The Case Of The Obsessed Uncle”

“The Case Of The Obsessed Uncle”

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THE TRUE STORY THIS EPISODE IS BASED ON: In 1954, 11-year-old Jeanette Earnest was abducted by her uncle, 48-year-old Thurman Priest, in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeanette’s mother Nadine had previously noticed Priest’s inappropriate obsession with Jeanette and tried to keep him away from her daughter. After the abduction, Priest took Jeanette to motels in Texas, Kansas and Missouri. Evidence suggests he sexually assaulted her during this time. Jeanette tried to escape at one point but Priest caught her and forced her back into the car. Priest eventually shot and killed Jeanette, leaving her body in a wooded area off a highway in Missouri. He was arrested after calling his wife from a motel. Priest claimed he and Jeanette were in love, but more likely she rejected his sexual advances, leading him to kill her in anger. In 1955, Priest was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison. He died of a heart attack in prison in 1960.

SOURCES…
Robert A. Waters, Kidnapping, Murder and Mayhem: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/39mw7shb
Murder Noir music provided by Alibi Music Library.
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Originally aired: June 04, 2024

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