The First Degree

Join Ladygang's Jac Vanek, true crime TV producer Alexis Linkletter, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen on a chilling ride into the darkest corners of your worst nightmares. We're talking murder, serial killers, cults, conspiracy theories and beyond, all told through the eyes of a guest who is one degree of separation from the story itself. From Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer to an unknown heinous murder in your very own hometown, The First Degree will bring a new and refreshing perspective to the true crime phenomenon. And who knows... you may be our next guest.

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The First Degree

Glen Rogers, The Casanova Killer

Glen Rogers charmed his way into Linda Price's life at the Mississippi state fair in the autumn is 1995-and in less than three weeks she would be found murdered in the bathtub of the apartment they shared. The police soon learned that Linda was not the first beautiful redhead killed by the man come to be known Casanova Killer. And she wouldn't be the last. The hunt for Rogers was an urgent multi state effort that landed his name at the top of the FBI's most wanted list. On episode 57, Jac, Alexis & Billy conclude Linda Price's story through the first degree experience of her daughter Chrystal, and delve into Glen Rogers' reign of terror?which he continues to inflict upon the families from behind bars on Florida's death row.  

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01:33:50 9/18/2019

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On a fall evening at the Mississippi State Fair, Linda Price was approached a blonde stranger named Glen Rogers. He was charming, mysterious, and exactly what Linda had been looking for. But what started out as a storybook romance quickly turned into a nightmare, when Linda couldn't be reached by her family on Halloween night. On episode 56, Jac, Alexis and Billy speak with Linda's daughter Chrystal about the horror she and her family experienced at the hands of Glen Rogers, also known as The Casanova Killer. 

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00:54:01 9/11/2019

On Sept. 10, 2010, Marti Hill was savagely attacked and left for dead in the basement of her Kansas home. On episode 55 of The First Degree, Jac, Alexis, and Billy speak with Marti's daughter Mackenzie, and try to understand why her mother was targeted, and if it's possible to keep ourselves safe if no clear motive can be detected.

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01:06:14 9/4/2019
On October 3rd 1995, 100 million Americans watched as a jury declared OJ Simpson not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman. The verdict rattled faith in the justice system, stained popular culture, and the strategies implemented by Simpson's defense team heightened police distrust. The country has (seemingly) moved on, but the emotional ruins left in the wake of Simpson's acquittal continue to affect those who loved the victims. Research Sources & Credits: We could not have done this episode without the incredible work and observations made by Dominick Dunne, reflected in his Complete O.J. Simpson Trial Coverage for Vanity Fair. Get an exclusive intro offer of 6 bottles of wine for only $29.95!! Just go to TryFirstLeaf.com/FirstDegree Shop with confidence by signing up FREE at JoinHoney.com/FirstDegree
01:10:03 8/28/2019
On the night of June 12th, 1994, two people were murdered in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. This double homicide would change the world, shatter the lives of the victims' families, and forever fracture our faith in the justice system. On episode 53, Jac, Alexis & Billy are joined by Kim Goldman, the sister of Ronald Goldman, a 25-year-old aspiring restauranteur who was stabbed to death attempting to protect his friend Nicole Brown. Use coupon code " FIRSTDEGREE " for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com
01:03:02 8/21/2019

On the landmark 52nd episode of The First Degree, Jac, Alexis and Billy are joined by Justin Evans of the Generation Why Podcast. Justin shares his first degree connection to the bizarre disappearance of his high school friend, 18-year-old Crystal Kipper, who vanished from the side of the highway in the winter of 1997. A twist of fate would reveal the truth about what happened to Crystal, and the story would be the stuff of nightmares.

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Oscar Avila, Benita Y. Williams, and Mark Wifbe for the Kansas City Star & the St. Joseph News-Press.

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01:12:34 8/14/2019

On episode 51, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into a double homicide that rocked the small town of St. George Utah over Christmas in 2010. Two men were immediately arrested, but the bizarre nature of the killings provided more questions than answers, and as the suspect motives were called into question, onlookers were left wondering: Were these senseless murders committed by willful and deliberate choice or were they the result of fear, compulsion and addiction?

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01:06:26 8/7/2019
The disappearance of a 15-year-old girl named Elyse Pahler was initially ignored by law enforcement. But months later, a 16-year-old boy confessed to killing her?and claimed that her murder was a part of a carefully concocted plot by him and his friends to sacrifice her to the devil. They believed the killing would be their ticket to hell?and it would in turn make them better at their instruments, which they wielded in their thrash metal band. On episode 50, Jac, Alexis and Billy discuss the chilling case and explore how the band death metal band was dragged into a precedent- setting lawsuit accusing music companies of intentionally introducing youngsters to a violent, X-rated world of devil worship, human sacrifice and necrophilia.
01:15:44 7/31/2019
At 2:00 am on June 17th, 2019, 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck got off a plane in Salt Lake City, took a Lyft to a suburban park, and then vanished. Police followed the digital breadcrumbs left by Mackenzie to a house where a slew of nightmarish clues were discovered?clues that told the story of Mackenzie's fate and lead to the arrest of a suspect. On episode 49, Jac, Alexis and Billy speak with a first degree connection?a woman who encountered the suspect on a dating app and actually met him for a date. They detail his chilling characteristics, his reported need to build a sound-proof dungeon in his home, and explore the complex dichotomy of straddling dating and safety in an ever-evolving world of technology.
01:17:11 7/24/2019
A 10-year-old girl goes missing from an indoor amusement park in Smithtown, New York. The family friend caring for her calls the police and dozens of officers begin searching for little Katie Beers. In the first two weeks, they don't find her, but they do uncover stories of abuse amidst the disturbing cast of characters entrusted with her care. On episode 48, Jac, Alexis & Billy tell the tale of the race to find Katie, the chilling details of her captivity, and explore how the system left a little girl so vulnerable to a series of dangerous predators. Episode Research Sources & Credits: 'The Katie Beers Case; Mystery Surrounds Suspect and Underground Chamber', Ralph Blumenthal 'Girl, Missing for 16 Days, Is Found in Secret Room' by John T. McQuiston for The New York Times, Jan. 14, 1993. Newsday The New York Times
01:26:57 7/17/2019
On Episode 47, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude with part two of the story of Joel Rifkin. In 1993, the discovery that a serial killer had been operating in the shadows of New York dominated the headlines. Rifken's gruesome confessions?recounting his sexual perversion and utter disregard for human life?tore at the fabric of the quaint suburbs of Long Island, shattering the sense of security that the people in the suburbs were supposed to represent. New York's most prolific serial killer was one of their own.
01:15:46 7/10/2019
The police chase that began in that late evening in June revealed the body of a murdered woman in the bed of a pickup truck driven by Joel David Rifkin. At the start of his interrogation, there was one murder victim. By the end, there were 17, all buried throughout the Tri-State area, all killed by the hands of Rifkin. On episode 46, Jac, Alexis & Billy recount the bizarre life, disturbances, and horrors the most prolific serial killer in the history of New York.
00:58:25 7/3/2019
On May 5th of 2019, police were called to an apartment in the Dallas suburb of Denton. The door was ajar, and the scene inside was straight out of a horror movie. But the most ominous thing at the scene was ironically not what they could observe, rather... what was missing?which was the head of the victim. On episode 45, Jac, Alexis & Billy explore an active case that's still unfolding with a first degree connection who is still reeling from the recent events. They examine the timeline of inexplicable behaviors and a decent into mental illness exhibited by the suspect that ultimately culminated in one of the most heinous acts imaginable.
01:23:09 6/26/2019
There's a moment in every child's life when they discover what death is, whether it's through losing a grandparent or flushing a pet fish down the toilet..." In episode 44, Jac, Alexis and Billy speak with special First Degree guest Jared Monaco (lead guitarist for Emo band The Maine). Jared takes us back to when he was force fed the concept of mortality at the age of 9-years-old?when the life of his boyhood friend Kenny Thomas Jr. was stolen under horrific circumstances. They'll delve into the details of the case and investigation, the concept of insanity, and the loss of childhood innocence in the wake of tragedy.
01:29:36 6/19/2019

It's a case nightmares are made of. As Kaitlyn mentioned this week, we've got your sneak peek into the new true-crime series, 22 Hours: An American Nightmare. It's the frightening story of a D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son, and housekeeper who were held hostage, tortured, and brutally murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. You won't believe what happened during those last 22 hours alive, and the shocking trail of evidence that led police to the killer! Did he have help? Hear from key witnesses who reveal never-before heard details. Will this investigation lead to the release of discovered confidential audio recordings, so the public can hear the trial for the first time ever? Listen to the first episode now: http://bit.ly/2Mzf5Ks  

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00:10:40 6/13/2019
A 19-year-old student at Kansas State University home for the summer, was found by her father murdered in a pump room at a community pool in Leawood, Kansas. In episode 43, Jac, Alexis & Billy discuss the harrowing details of the case, the innovative methods implemented during the investigation, and one father's relentless pursuit to catch his daughter's killer.
01:07:52 6/12/2019
On August 20th, 2016, Terra Newell was attacked on the roof of her apartment building by her mother's estranged husband, John Meehan. Against all odds, Terra was able to fight him off, fatally wounding him in the process. Her story is the focus of the popular podcast and series of the same name, Dirty John. In Episode 43, Jac, Alexis and Billy are joined by Terra in the studio to discuss her heroism, her trauma, and the life that she built on the other side of a nightmare.
01:18:25 6/5/2019
On episode 42, Jac, Alexis & Billy examine the bizarre 2009 disappearance of 54-year-old Gloria Marmolejo, who vanished mysteriously from her El Paso home after a months-long vacation in Phoenix. The investigation into her disappearance was puzzling, and would come to expose the sadistic serial offender who was responsible, as well as a dark family secret.
01:23:29 5/29/2019
On episode 41, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude with part two of the story of Bob & Diane Ward, and their two daughters' decade-long fight to prove their father's innocence. We learn about the Space Chicken, the struggle against the media and how they found an incredibly key piece of evidence years after their mother's death.
01:15:03 5/22/2019
On the night of September 21st 2009, police responded to a 911 call at the Isleworth mansion of Bob and Diane Ward. Inside they found Diane dead from a gunshot wound. It launched one of the biggest courtroom sagas in Florida and a textbook example of trial by media. In Episode 40, Jac, Alexis and Billy are joined by First Degree guest, Sarah Ward-Rupp as she walks us through trauma of losing her mother and the decades-long battle to exonerate her father.
01:03:00 5/15/2019
On episode 39, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude the puzzling case of family annihilator William Bradford Bishop. The international manhunt for Bishop has spanned nearly four decades and lured law enforcement across international lines. Many questions remain, did Bradford Bishop use his international savvy to relocate abroad, or is he in the US hiding in plain sight?
01:03:50 5/8/2019
In March of 1976, police were drawn to a fiery stretch of North Carolina woods. At the time, first responders had no idea that the horrors revealed there would prompt a world wide and decades long search for the person responsible. On Episode 38, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the mysterious force that unprecedentedly and unexpectedly snuffed out what appeared to be a perfect family.
01:06:09 5/1/2019
Psychopaths make up about one percent of the general population. We work with them, we're friends with them?and some of us even date, fall in love with, and marry them. On Episode 37, Jac, Alexis and Billy speak with two sisters whose lives were uncomfortably intertwined with a dangerous psychopath, and how they were able to survive him to tell their tale. Higher Education Skincare - Head over to HigherEducationSkincare.com and use promo code FIRSTDEGREE for 20% off your first order Living Proof - Visit LivingProof.com/FIRST or use promo code FIRST for a free sample of dry shampoo Scentbird - Visit Scentbird.com/firstdegree and use code FIRSTDEGREE for 50% off your first month
01:06:02 4/24/2019
Black Friday is the name assigned to the notorious shopping day after Thanksgiving. Although the original derivative of the term has been diluted, some say that the phrase was originally coined by police in the 1950's to describe the mayhem prompted by a high volume of shoppers who cause traffic accidents, trample over each other, and resort to intentional brutality... all in the name of a bargain. On episode thirty six, Jac, Alexis and Billy discuss the details of a chilling Black Friday case that boasts all the trappings of what some believe the day itself represents; chaos, materialism, and violence-inducing greed. Higher Education Skincare - Head over to HigherEducationSkincare.com and use promo code FIRSTDEGREE for 20% off your first order Living Proof - Visit LivingProof.com/FIRST or use promo code FIRST for a free sample of dry shampoo
01:16:48 4/17/2019
There is no crime more difficult to comprehend than the murder of a child by his or her own parents. Nevertheless, tales of the killing of newborn children are as old as time. On episode 35, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the elusive concept of neonatacide, and delve into the incredibly disturbing case of the Debeers, who didn't stop at killing just one of their newborns. SeroVital - Try SeroVital Advanced by texting FIRSTDEGREE to 246810 and enjoy your $70 discount now
01:00:24 4/10/2019
Women are 70 times more likely to be killed in the two week window after leaving their partners than at any other time during the relationship. And on Episode 34, Jac, Alexis and Billy profile a case that illustrates the horror of that statistic and shows the devastating aftermath when they're joined by a first degree connection who was at the very center of the story in the worst possible way. SeroVital - Try SeroVital Advanced by texting FIRSTDEGREE to 246810 and enjoy your $70 discount now
01:05:35 4/3/2019
On April 19, 2015, a 21-year-old named Samantha Young was found brutally murdered behind her ex boyfriend's house. Her killing was horrific; but even more chilling was the revelation of the months of planning the perpetrators undertook before the murder. On episode 33, Jac, Alexis and Billy discuss the facets of the case, the conspiracy, and how dysfunctional puppy love can lead to a decent into madness. Buffy - Go to Buffy.CO and enter Degree for $20 off your comforter Living Proof - Visit LivingProof.com/FIRST or use promo code FIRST for a free sample of dry shampoo SeroVital - Try SeroVital Advanced by texting FIRSTDEGREE to 246810 and enjoy your $70 discount now
01:10:10 3/27/2019
Is there a serial killer gang murdering college-age men in the waters of America? Jac, Alexis & Billy conclude the story of the Smiley Face Killer theory, with the help of Kevin Gannon, Mike Donovan, Anthony Duarte, and Doc Gilbertson. Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com now and use Promo code FIRST for 3 free cups in your first box Kopari - Check out KopariBeauty.com/FIRST for $5 off your first subscription
01:11:00 3/20/2019
Dozens of young men found dead in bodies of water in the northeast and Midwest. Most were last seen leaving parties or bars. Most of their deaths were classified as accidental drownings. But a group of retired detectives believe their deaths are the result of something much more sinister?an elusive network of individuals who are murdering these young men. On episode 31, Jac, Alexis & Billy explore both sides of the "Smiley Face Killer" theory. The various cases, the shared characteristics between victims and interviews with the detectives while at the same time weighing the conflicting evidence?that most of these cases were just tragic accidents. Buffy - Go to Buffy.CO and enter Degree for $20 off your comforter Care Of - Go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code degree50 for 50% off your first month of personalized care of vitamins
01:03:00 3/13/2019
22-year-old Todd Geib goes missing after an orchard party in rural Michigan. For 20 days, his family and friends frantically search for him. On the 21st day, they find his body, floating upright in a private lake. Was Todd's death an accident, or did he fall victim to something sinister? In episode 30, Jac, Alexis and Billy speak with Todd's mother, examine the evidence, and deconstruct the curious case of Todd Gieb. Buffy - Go to Buffy.CO and enter Degree for $20 off your comforter
01:07:00 3/6/2019
A married couple is found murdered in the bedroom of their home. Their teenage daughter runs out of the house screaming that someone killed her parents. In episode 29, Jac, Alexis and Billy discuss the case of Sarah Johnson, shedding light on the motives, the opportunity, and the pink bathrobe that held one of the secrets that led to a conviction. But they also show the coverage and concern it received in contrast to the same-town murder of Maggie Guardado, the focus of episode 28. A memorial scholarship has been established in Alan and Diane Johnson's memory: https://www.alandianejohnsonscholarship.com/ Kopari - Check out KopariBeauty.com/FIRST for $5 off your first subscription Living Proof - Visit LivingProof.com/FIRST or use promo code FIRST for a free sample of dry shampoo
01:20:07 2/27/2019
On episode twenty eight of The First Degree, Jac, Alexis and Billy tell the story of the vicious murder of Maggie Guardado. When the charred body of 16 year Old Maggie was discovered in front of her house, suspicion immediately fell on her much older boyfriend. But Maggie also had a jealous ex. Police use cell phone records and a dried blood stain to piece together who killed Maggie and set her on fire. Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com now and use Promo code FIRST for 3 free cups in your first box Green Chef - Visit GreenChef.us/degree for $50 off your first box Zola - Check out Zola.com/firstdegree to get $50 off your registry
01:03:17 2/20/2019
Have you ever gotten mad at a sibling? Sure. But have you ever conspired to kill them? On episode twenty seven of The First Degree, Jac, Alexis & Billy dive head first into the curious crimes committed within the Hawes family, a case as perplexing as it is gruesome. A family conspiracy, numerous crime scenes, hidden weapons, and a second death that remains a mystery to this day. Care Of - Go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code degree50 for 50% off your first month of personalized care of vitamins Kopari - Check out KopariBeauty.com/FIRST for $5 off your first subscription
01:30:00 2/13/2019
In episode twenty six, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude with part three of the Ted Bundy series. Covering Bundy's time on death row, his bizarre romantic relationships, his desperate last minute confession, the ensuing media circus, and finally, his execution. The chilling details of Ted Bundy's final moments are shared by First Degree guest Tony Panaccio, who at 23-years-old watched Ted Bundy die in the electric chair. Kopari - Check out KopariBeauty.com/FIRST for $5 off your first subscription
01:13:00 2/6/2019
In part two of this First Degree three-part special on Ted Bundy, Jac, Alexis and Billy detail his horrific killing rampage in Florida following his second escape, his capture after killing a 12 year old girl, and his trial where he represented himself and cross-examined witnesses.
01:08:00 1/30/2019
January 24th is 30 years to the day that serial killer Ted Bundy was executed at Raiford Prison in Starke, Florida. In part one of this special three-part First Degree series, Jac, Alexis and Billy revisit Bundy's infamous reign of terror, examine what drove a charismatic, educated and attractive man to kill and how he escaped justice for so long. They speak with Tony Panaccio, who was 23-year-old journalist when he won the lottery to become an eyewitness to Bundy's electric-chair execution. Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com now and use Promo code FIRST for 3 free cups in your first box Zola - Check out Zola.com/FIRSTDEGREE to get $50 off your registry
01:11:00 1/23/2019
In episode twenty three, Jac, Alexis & Billy delve into the 2011 Tucson mass shooting and assassination attempt of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, an attack in which six people were killed and thirteen injured. While they explore the mind of the shooter and his last steps before the massacre, they focus on one of the heroes of the day, Gabe Zimmerman, who was safely inside while the shooting starting and rushed outside to take bullets meant for others. Kopari - Check out KopariBeauty.com/FIRST for $5 off your first subscription Lola - Visit MyLola.com and enter FirstDegree for 40% off when you subscribe
01:07:00 1/16/2019
On Episode twenty two, Jac, Alexis & Billy discuss Father Yod and The Source Family Cult. With the help of former member Magus The Aquarian, they detail all of the bizarre sex practices, the murders, the ruined lives and the Manson Family crossover?all the makings of one of the most fascinating stories of cult behavior that you've probably never heard of.
01:02:00 1/9/2019
On episode twenty one, Jac, Alexis & Billy explore a baffling murder case that stretches from the bright lights of Hollywood to the wheat fields of Northeast Colorado - two fledgling actors, a secret life, and a deadly high speed chase. Sunday Scaries - Check out SundayScaries.com and use promo code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off and free shipping
01:12:00 1/2/2019
Holiday hijinx abound as Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the bizarre case of Milan Ross: a celebrity vegan Chef with a secret past, a dark food obsession and history of violence that culminated in a triple homicide on Christmas 2017. Sun Basket - Visit SunBasket.com/FIRST to get $35 off your first order Sunday Scaries - Check out SundayScaries.com and use promo code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off and free shipping
01:18:00 12/26/2018
On episode nineteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy close with part two of The Jonestown Massacre. They'll explore the events of one of the largest mass murders in history accompanied by The First Degree perspectives of survivors Jim Jones Junior and Jorden Vilchez. Blink - Check out www.BlinkForHome.com/FIRSTDEGREE Sunday Scaries - Check out SundayScaries.com and use promo code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off and free shipping
01:07:00 12/19/2018
In episode eighteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy explore what some call the one of the biggest mass murders in history. The First Degree connection to the Jonestown Massacre are two people who were able to escape with their lives; including Jim Jones Junior, the son of The People's Temple Founder Reverend Jim Jones. Blink - Check out www.BlinkForHome.com/FIRSTDEGREE Express VPN - Go to ExpressVPN.com/FIRSTDEGREE for 3 months free with a 1 year package Living Proof - Visit LivingProof.com/FIRST or use promo code FIRST for a free sample of dry shampoo M.Gemi - Get $50 off your first pair at www.MGemi.com/FIRSTDEGREE
01:28:00 12/12/2018
Jac, Alexis & Billy conclude with part two of the Thad Reynolds story, a case that deals with conspiracy, manipulation, and incredible acts of adultery, all which culminated in an act of ultimate betrayal; murder. Blink - Check out www.BlinkForHome.com/FIRSTDEGREE Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com now and use Promo code FIRST for 3 free cups in your first box Sun Basket - Visit SunBasket.com/FIRST to get $35 off your first order Sunday Scaries - Check out SundayScaries.com and use promo code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off and free shipping
01:05:00 12/5/2018
On episode sixteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy examine a grisly murder that left the conservative town of Rome, Georgia reeling. Thad Reynolds, husband, father and Church deacon was stabbed 19 times in his office. His savage slaying left the members of his church devastated; and the only thing worse than losing Thad, would be learning the truth about who was responsible. Blink - Check out www.BlinkForHome.com/FIRSTDEGREE Express VPN - Go to ExpressVPN.com/FIRSTDEGREE for 3 months free with a 1 year package Sunday Scaries - Check out SundayScaries.com and use promo code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off and free shipping
01:00:00 11/28/2018
On episode fifteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy speak with two First Degree guests who were plagued by the same fiendish stalker for decades, a stalker they came to call "Internet Satan." They cover the twisted details of his crimes, his tactics of torment, the physical and psychological aftermath, and his ultimate capture. Blink - Check out www.BlinkForHome.com/FIRSTDEGREE Living Proof - Visit LivingProof.com/FIRST or use promo code FIRST for a free sample of dry shampoo Sunday Scaries - Check out SundayScaries.com and use promo code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off and free shipping
01:18:00 11/21/2018
On episode fourteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy conclude the Travis Forbes case by exploring the details of the attack on his second known victim, the evidence that broke the case wide open, the demise of sociopath Travis Forbes, and finally; the truth about what happened to Kenia Monge. Blink - Check out www.BlinkForHome.com/FIRSTDEGREE Express VPN - Go to www.ExpressVPN.com/FIRSTDEGREE for 3 months free with a year package Madison Reed - Visit www.Madison-Reed.com and use code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit M.Gemi - Get $50 off your first pair at www.MGemi.com/FIRSTDEGREE Research Sources & Credits: Denver Post, stories by Jordan Steffen, Jessica Fender, Kirk Mitchell, and Monte Whaley
01:04:00 11/14/2018
A teenage girl goes missing and a smooth talking modern day Ted Bundy has all the answers. Follow Jac, Alexis and Billy as they explore the unthinkable crimes committed by Travis Forbes with the help of not one but two First Degree connections. Blink - Check out Blinkforhome.com/FirstDegree now for peace of mind starting at $99 Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com now and use Promo code FIRST for 3 free cups in your first box Madison Reed - Visit Madison-Reed.com and use Promo code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off your first color kit and free shipping Research Sources & Credits: Denver Post, stories by Jordan Steffen, Jessica Fender, Kirk Mitchell, and Monte Whaley
01:01:00 11/7/2018
On episode twelve, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the horrifying case of serial killer Paul Ezra Rhoades. The terrifying details of his crimes and the emotional aftermath that followed is accompanied by the chilling First Degree perspective of a 17-year-old girl who won the lottery to witness his final breath through the window of his execution chamber. Madison Reed - Go to Madison-Reed.com and use Promo code First Degree Living Proof - Visit LivingProof.com/FIRST or use promo code FIRST for a free sample of dry shampoo Express VPN - Go to ExpressVPN.com/FIRSTDEGREE for 3 months free with a 1 year package
01:14:00 10/31/2018
On episode eleven, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude The Nightmare On Hickory Street case. They dive into the details of this gruesome double-homicide and attempt to understand what could turn a typical suburban kick back party into a slaughterhouse. Madison Reed - Go to Madison-Reed.com and use Promo code First Degree Research Sources & Credits: The Joliet Patch, stories by Joseph Hosey, John Ferak. The Chicago SunTimes The Chicago Tribune
00:50:00 10/24/2018
On episode ten, Jac, Alexis and Billy examine a disturbing and senseless double-murder known as "The Nightmare On Hickory Street." In part one, they'll delve into the details of the crime scene, the possible motives, and the minds of the young killers who are responsible. Express VPN - Go to ExpressVPN.com/FIRSTDEGREE for 3 months free with a 1 year package M. Gemi - Check out MGemi.com/FIRSTDEGREE for $50 off your first pair Research Sources & Credits: The Joliet Patch, stories by Joseph Hosey, John Ferak. The Chicago SunTimes The Chicago Tribune
01:08:00 10/17/2018
On episode nine, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the puzzling trail of destruction left in the wake of Sons of Anarchy actor, Johnny Lewis. They'll track his rapid decline, his decent into madness, the grisly murder of his elderly landlady and ultimately, the discovery of Johnny's body in the driveway of a Hollywood hills mansion. Leesa - Leesa.com/FIRST and promo code FIRST for up to $235 off and free shipping Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter code FIRST to get 3 free cups in your first box
01:23:00 10/10/2018
Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude with Part 2 of the Luka Magnotta story, a case which deals with a fame obsessed, narcissistic killer who first murdered kittens and posted the videos online before escalating to killing a human victim, posting the video online and sending his body parts across the continent. Leesa - Leesa.com/FIRST and promo code FIRST for up to $235 off and free shipping Madison Reed - Madison-Reed.com and promo code FIRST DEGREE for 10% off and free shipping on your first kit
01:01:00 10/3/2018

Jac, Alexis and Billy encounter one of the most demented killers of the social media era, Luka Magnotta. The details of Luka's infamous crimes are told through the First Degree perspective of a determined citizen detective who hunted, identified, corresponded with, and was ultimately taunted by Magnotta himself. This episode follows Luka's path of destruction, his desire for fame and his escalation from kitten killer to one of the most gruesome and publicly viewed murders in history.

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01:02:00 9/26/2018
On episode 6, Jac, Alexis and Billy examine the murder of a beautiful San Francisco socialite named Joan McShane Mills. The characteristics of Joan's slaying and the events that followed have all the makings of a twisted Hollywood thriller; two open ended homicides, double lives, stolen bodies, decoy caskets, poetic justice, and a man accused of taking the law into his own hands.
01:17:00 9/19/2018
On episode five, Jac, Alexis and Billy cover The Bellevue Slasher, a silent assailant who calmly stabbed five strangers during a slashing spree in Midtown Manhattan on November 11th, 1980. Don't bother trying to google the case, you'll get nowhere. This elusive story is told through the First Degree perspective of The Bellevue Slasher's fourth victim, Dr. Robert Wolfe; a man who narrowly escaped with his life and lived to tell the tale. They'll dissect each vicious attack, the pain, the hunt for the assailant, the psychological aftermath and the disturbing surge of stranger slashings that plague New York City today.
01:02:00 9/12/2018

On episode four, Jac, Alexis and Billy dismantle the minds of serial sex offenders through the perspective of Detective Jordan Mirakian; a dedicated law enforcement officer who uncovered a horrifying personal connection to a series of chilling sexual assaults.They cover the psychology of predators, serial killers with sex-offender pasts, and the likelihood of escalation. 

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01:14:00 9/5/2018
In episode three, Jac, Alexis, and Billy delve into a nightmarish murder that sent shock waves through the picturesque hamlet of Nesconset, New York. After hearing this chilling First Degree perspective from one of our very own hosts, you'll come to truly understand our phrase," keep your friends close, but not that close.
00:58:00 8/29/2018
In episode two, Jac, Alexis, and Billy dive head first into Jac's first degree story. Growing up in a cookie cutter neighborhood of Orange County, the last thing Jac expected was to be one degree away from a sinister homicide. This episode encompasses all of the elements of a made-for-TV movie story: sex, cheating, sugar babies, a love triangle, pro athletes, master manipulation, and of course...murder.
01:17:00 8/22/2018

In the debut episode, Jac, Alexis, and crime journalist Billy Jensen examine the tale of Ryan Jenkins, an alleged Canadian millionaire with a dream of making it big on reality television. His wish was granted when he landed starring roles on VH1's Megan Wants A Millionaire and I Love Money 3, but the real life drama that followed was far too twisted and explicit for TV. After a strange disappearance, a trail of gruesome evidence, and an international manhunt, it became clear that his fairy tale love story would never have its happy ending.

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