140. The Thanksgiving Family Murders

*this case includes children*

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the brutal slaying of 4 family members at Thanksgiving. 

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Case Sources:

the-sun.com, “Holiday Horrors: Most gruesome Thanksgiving murders from pastor who shot family over game to man who ‘waited 20 years’ to kill relatives,” by Luke Kenton, November 25, 2021

“Merhige had history of mental problems, says man who knew him well,” by John Lantigua, November 26, 2009

tampabay.com, “Gunman Said Nothing Before Killings,’ November 29, 2009

palmbeachpost.com, “An unusual suspect: Merhige was likable honors student before he did the unthinkable,” by Adam Playford, December 18, 2009

tampabay.com, “TV Show Plays Big Role in Murder Case,” January 9, 2010

nbcmiami.com, “Witness: Thanksgiving Killer Went Back to Shoot Girl Again,” by Janie Campbell, September 4, 2010

nbcmiami.com, “Thanksgiving Killer’s Parents File Countersuit,” by Brian Hamacher, November 29, 2011

palmbeachpost.com, “Merhige had history of mental problems, says man who knew him well,” by John Lantigua, March 31, 2012

wptv.com, “10 Years After The Jupiter Thanksgiving Murders: A Family Remembers,” by Kelley Dunn, November 22, 2019

YouTube.com, channel MirrorMind: The Disturbing Story of Paul Merhige | True Crime, November 24, 2021

Newspaper.com sources:

Mike Phillips, The Miami Herald, “Khoury League starts traveling to Japan,” 31 July 1986, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/632678571); citing print edition, p.24

The Stuart News, “Stations win six Emmys,” 7 December 1992, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/886580679), citing print edition, p.D1

Andrew Marra, Bill DiPaolo, Eliot Kleinberg, Sun-Sentinel, “Shooter kills four in holiday rampage,” 28 November 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/286398908); citing print edition, pp. 1, 3

Elinor J. Brecher, The Miami Herald, “Tragedy echoes ’73 murders, suicide,” 29 November 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/658361525); citing print edition, p.14A

Carol Marbin Miller, Jennifer Lebovich, The Miami Herald, “Twin sisters silenced forever,” 29 November 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/658361459); citing print edition, pp.1A, 14A

Robert Samuels, The Miami Herald, “Slain sisters’ voices heard again,” 1 December 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/658492900); citing print edition, p.3B

Liz Balmaseda, The Palm Beach Post, “Without Makayla,” 25 December 2009, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/206748667); citing print edition, p.A1

John Lantigua, The Palm Beach Post, “”‘Pleasant’ motel guest rarely went out, explained to owner: ‘I’m just resting’,” 4 January 2010, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/208095494); citing print edition, pp. 1A, 8A

Jane Musgrave, The Miami Herald, “Pair sued over son’s spree,” 16 September 2011, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/654931364); citing print edition, p. 3B

Daphne Duret, The Palm Beach Post, “7 Life Sentences for Merhige: ‘He Will Never See the Light of Day’,” 28 October 2011, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/163645273); citing print edition, pp. 1A, 8A

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