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The Austin Axe Murderer (Replay)

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Hello from CrimeCon, Fruities! We’ve been kind of busy getting ready and did not have much time to prepare a new episode for you. CrimeCon is in Austin this year, so we thought we’d replay our episode on the Austin Axe Murderer, which originally aired as our Christmas episode. So Merry Christmas in June!

Some people call this case America’s Jack the Ripper. It’s pretty interesting, and we hope you enjoy it.

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