142. Larry Wells – The Toys “R” Us Murder

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss a murder that happened inside of a Toys “R” Us. Who did it? How did it happen?



Case Sources:

Wikipedia, org, Toys “R” Us

legacy.com, Laurence C. “Larry” Wells II obituary

Bizjournals.com, “Coming together for the family of slain Toys R Us manager,” by Matt Chandler, September 26, 2013

Bizjournals.com, “Wife of slain Toys R Us manager speaks out,” by Matt Chandler, September 30, 2013

Buffalonews.com, “Police release surveillance image of suspect in Toys R Us killing,” by Jay Ray, June 30, 2013, Archived at archive.org:


Buffalonews.com, “Fundraiser tonight for murdered Toys R Us store manager,” by Charlie Specht, September 27, 2013

Buffalonews.com, “Violent, bizarre behavior of accused Toys R Us killer,” by Lou Michel, October 20, 2013

Buffalonews.com, “Toys R Us killer also admits stealing more than $200,000 ,” by Phil Fairbanks, April 8, 2014

Buffalonews.com, “‘Balloons for Heaven’ event honors memory of slain Toys R Us manager,” by Lisa Khoury, June 30, 2014

Buffalonews.com, “Toys R Us killer sentenced on related gun conviction,” by Phil Fairbanks, August 6, 2014

Oxygen.com, “A Baseball Hat Leads Authorities To Man Who Brutally Murdered Beloved Toys ‘R’ Us Manager,” by Erik Hawkins, February 18, 2020

Nine.com.au, Sports cap becomes case-solving evidence in gruesome murder of toy store employee,” by Eden Faithfull, September 10, 2020

Newspapers.com sources:

Lou Michel and Maki Becker, The Buffalo News, “Co-worker charged in murder,” 17 October 2013, archived (https://www.newspapers.com/image/877895891); citing print edition, pp.A1-A2

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