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True Crime tales that are not so … “golden.”
#75 The Tale of William McLaughlin
On December 15th, 1994, self-made millionaire and business man William McLaughlin was gunned down, shot six times in the upper torso in his own kitchen. With no forensic evidence tying anyone to the crime scene - no fingerprints, no DNA, no footprints, no murder weapons - detectives were faced with a difficult case to crack. Looking deeper into Williamâs personal life, they discovered he had been in a relationship with a woman named Nanette Johnston - a woman half his age. And when it was discovered she had an ex-NFL football player boyfriend on the side, they both quickly rose to the top of the suspect list in the murder of William McLaughlin.
[Bonus] The Tale of the Dalton Street Raid
In Episode 74, we mentioned a trial that was going on a few doors down from Officer William Leasureâs trial - the Trial of the Dalton Street raid. In this bonus episode, we take a look at that 1988 raid that is considered to be the precursor of what was to come - the beating of motorist Rodney King and the LAPD Rampart Division Scandal.
#74 The Tale of the Dirtiest Cop in LA
In 1986, LAPD officer William Leasure was sailing up the coast of California with a friend. They were on their way to sell a yacht his friend owned. As they pulled into the Marina in Richmond, California, they were met by Oakland Police Officers who were awaiting the arrival of the skipper of the yacht. They knew they were coming, because this yacht was stolen. What they didnât expect was to find an LAPD officer on board, along for the ride. He was taken into custody, and when word got back to his department that he was suspected in a yacht thieving ring, little did they know what they actually had on their handsâ¦could it be, one of their own was not only participating in this criminal enterprise, but was he involved in some even more nefarious criminal activity?
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