Spend two minutes inside 1975 Greenville, SC. Meet two innocent men gunned down in their own garage. Meet a man sent to South Carolina's Death Row. Meet a gang of notorious criminals and corrupt cops. And then, begin with Episode 1.
Vera Looper looked out her window on the warmest January day of her lifetime and saw something that scared her. Within 24 hours, her husband and son were dead. Police said it was random robbery gone bad, but four decades later, Vera Looper's family thinks differently. And so does the man condemned to death.
The warning shots weren't enough to scare the county's top drug cop. The next shots scared a community for another four decades. Frank Looper's family looks back at a compassionate hunter and the warnings he ignored in a fight against organized crime.
Greenville, South Carolina has earned its ghosts. They've haunted every place from the mountains to downtown. Now, it's time to reckon with them, the warning shots, the Dixie Mafia hitmen, and eyewitnesses that seem to just disappear.
South Carolina planned to kill Charles Wakefield. If the state had succeeded in doing so, no one would have ever heard the man say he was innocent. Wakefield managed to live, and now he is telling his story.
If you're looking for the fine line between right and wrong, don't bother looking in Greenville, South Carolina. That line disappeared a long time ago, and no one has seen it since. Speaking of which, it's time for you to meet Bub.
In the South, you never know who might come calling. Some days, it's a pleasure, a friend with a gift, or an old love. On the worst days, it's the last unexpected guest you'll ever greet.
Many people have tried to re-write the history of what really happened in 1970's Greenville, SC. It's a lot harder to do that when somebody recorded that history as it happened...and held onto the tapes.
Police and prosecutors have always said the "word on the street" was that Charles Wakefield, Jr. murdered the Loopers. Police never mentioned, there was another word on the street. Police built an elaborate case against a man, and then had to dismantle it.
It took more than one person to investigate the Looper murders in 1975, and it's going to take even more in 2019. Learn who is helping to find the truth and the answers to some important questions.
Today, it's #yeahTHATgreenville. In 1975, it was the murder capital of South Carolina and the domain of one of the country's most controversial sheriffs. And the first homicide victim of that year...we still don't know who he is.
There may be no one alive today who knows more about the southern criminal underworld of the 1970s. Now, Fast Eddie Williamson is telling his story to Murder, etc. from inside federal prison.
In Episode 19: True Believer, Danny Jones explained how he came to know Frank Looper. In this extended cut of the interview, he goes deeper into the impact Looper had on his life.
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