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E143: Yoo Young-chul Pt 2

podcast December 16, 2021 2

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This week (in part 2 of a two part series) Beth and Wendy continue to discuss the case of Yoo Young-chul aka The Raincoat Killer, South Korea’s most notorious serial killer.

This subject was suggested to us by our Patreon Frances and was researched by Minnie.

We get into the investigation & arrest (10:45), the trial (29:42), and “Where are they now?” followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (33:23).

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (38:04) and our shout outs (39:41).

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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