Episode 28 -- "The Massacre" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On December 11th, 2006, in a beautiful little town in Italy, two men were out for a walk when they noticed a fire in a nearby second story apartment window. They quickly ran up the outside stairs to get to that apartment, but when they reached it and looked through the open front door, they froze, because what they saw was nothing short of a nightmare. Today's story is about the "Erba Massacre" and it is extremely graphic, upsetting, and it involves harm to a child, so listener discretion is advised. For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . Main Sources: 1. The Guardian -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jan/13/italy.mainsection 2. Reuters -- https://jp.reuters.com/article/us-italy-murders-idUSTRE4AP6VE20081126 3. Shock confession -- https://www.corriere.it/english/articoli/2007/01_Gennaio/12/erba.shtml 4. Schematic of the crime scene -- http://www1.lastampa.it/redazione/cmsSezioni/infografica/200802articoli/30227girata.asp 5. Italy ponders the crime -- https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/italy-ponders-lessons-of-killers-next-door-case.29812 6. BBC world news -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6255433.stm 7. Italian news site -- https://cultura.biografieonline.it/quer-pasticciaccio/ 8. Kierkegaardian choice of evil -- https://another-fucking-madman.tumblr.com/post/154640238973/la-strage-di-erba-erba-massacre-erba-italy-11 9. Repubblica -- https://www.repubblica.it/2007/01/sezioni/cronaca/erba-ris/erba-legale-azouz/erba-legale-azouz.html 10. Ciao como newspaper -- https://www.ciaocomo.it/2013/12/11/11-dicembre-2006-erba-cerca-di-dimenticare/32077/ 11. Ciao como newspaper: various -- https://www.ciaocomo.it/tag/strage-erba/ 12. Scotsman newspaper -- https://www.scotsman.com/news/world/couple-trial-murders-over-noise-next-door-2508751 13. Wikipedia in translation -- https://it-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/Strage_di_Erba?_x_tr_sl=it&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp 14. Reflections on the massacre -- https://traccesent.com/2007/01/11/la-strage-di-erba/ 15. Weather -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/it/erba/LSZA/date/2007-12-11See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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