Episode 52 -- "Dead Man Walking" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2004, a woman living in Nashville, Tennessee, was sitting up in her bed one night trying to get some homework done for a Bible study class. As she sat there, she started to feel tired and so she decided to call it a night. She bookmarked the page she was on, and leaned over to put her Bible on the bed side table, when she suddenly froze. The house was supposed to be empty, her family was out for the night... but now, standing at the foot of her bed was a person, just staring up at her... and this person was dead.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf 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....Note about our content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast. ....SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:Main Sources:Pictures of Angelahttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20039765/angela-marie-samotaCourt transcripts and police reportBess versus Texashttps://law.justia.com/cases/texas/court-of-criminal-appeals/2013/ap-76-377.htmlBess versus Davis (more court testimony from Ben McCall)https://casetext.com/case/bess-v-davis-1POlice report on Angela Samota’s murder:https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/read-orignal-police-report-angie-samota-flna820561Inmate informationhttps://inmate.tdcj.texas.gov/InmateSearch/viewDetail.action?sid=01342729Historical newspaper articles:Few leads in Angela’s deathPort Arthur News, October 15, 1984,Pg. 8, Port Arthur, Texas, US https://newspaperarchive.com/port-arthur-news-oct-15-1984-p-8/ Possible link to Angela’s murderGalveston Daily News, October 16, 1984,Pg. 4, Galveston, Texas, US https://newspaperarchive.com/galveston-daily-news-oct-16-1984-p-4/ Probe, reward turn up nothingWichita Falls Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) · Thu, Dec 13, 1984 · Page 22https://www.newspapers.com/image/781958254Feature article about Sheila WysockiThe Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) · Thu, Mar 8, 2012 · Page A1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/218619734 Feature article about Russell BuchananSan Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, Texas) · Sun, Oct 7, 2012 · Page 30https://www.newspapers.com/image/791788082ForensicsForensic evidence (interactive)https://prezi.com/p/-bix8axla0ki/forensics-final-mayson-kobell/?fallback=1Sheila Gibbons WysockiBBC article about Sheila (excellent)https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-44470377TN Ledger on SWhttps://www.tnledger.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=121006Sheila Wysockihttps://www.sheilawysocki.com/gallerySheila and Angelahttps://fortworthbusiness.com/government/her-friends-brutal-murder-in-dallas-was-unsolved-for-decades-this-is-how-she-helped-find-the-killer/Sheila Wysocki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7MbSCo-QtE&t=322sFeb 21, 2018DocumentariesDateline June 8, 2012https://archive.org/details/WRC_20120609_010000_Dateline_NBC/start/7020/end/7080I solved a murder documentaryhttps://www.amazon.com/Sheila-Wysocki/dp/B00BM2KKFU/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1IOKGAQ9IEUVG&keywords=sheila+wysocki+i+solved+a+murder&qid=1659478968&sprefix=sheila+wysocki+i+solved+a+murder%2Caps%2C106&sr=8-3Oxygen documentary S2 E11https://www.nbc.com/murdered-by-morning/video/game-over/9000215639Internet articlesWikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Angela_SamotaAbout angela–book of daniel/name of parentshttps://sites.psu.edu/passionblogeliot/2022/03/20/angela-samota/Sportskeeda articlehttps://www.sportskeeda.com/pop-culture/what-happened-angela-samota-oxygen-s-murdered-morning-revisit-gruesome-1984-texas-murderThe case of Angela Samota: The Mediumhttps://medium.com/@writermsmith/the-case-of-angela-samota-9ba5a0b9eba6The criminal JOurnal: https://www.thecriminaljournal.com/angela-samota-the-murder-of-a-20-year-old-college-student-by-donald-bess-who-stabbed-her-18-times/Vintage cold caseshttps://vintagecoldcases.tumblr.com/post/624366113595211776/tw-crime-scene-photos-angela-marie-samota-wasDeath record Frank samotahttps://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/12705965:60525?tid=&pid=&queryId=e39d145203b10ae94b28f24b9ef2f566&_phsrc=lRz1&_phstart=successSourceBetty Samota obituaryhttps://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/betty-samota-obituary?id=31718713See 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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