True Crime Reporter

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The Preacher and The Pipe Bomber Who Almost Got Away With Murdering Their Wives | E1

February 09, 2021

As we work on future episodes about notorious prison breaks in Texas and violent crazy cults, I want to share an episode from our sister podcast Justice Facts.
My cohost is Bill Johnston who was featured in Season 1 of my True Crime Reporter™ podcast called Free to Kill. 
Johnston then a federal prosecutor launched the manhunt for serial killer Kenneth McDuff.
A television show based on the podcast is currently in development. 
If you have not listened to the 17-episode series, I strongly recommend that you subscribe to hear about the worst serial killer in Texas history.
Johnston and I reconnected as a result of that series and started the Justice Facts podcast together.
The true crime cases from our careers are stranger than fiction.
This episode covers criminal cases about two men who murdered their wives and almost got away with it. They thought they had committed the perfect crime.
In 2006, 35-year old Matt Baker a charismatic Baptist minister in Waco, Texas murdered his wife Kari and staged the crime scene to look like a suicide. The popular preacher fooled local police but not Bill Johnston who was called in to investigate by Kari's mother and aunts.
We dissect a second murder case in which a husband tried to blow up not only his wife but everyone in her office.
Hear how he was foiled by a dog's hair.

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