131. Jessica McHenry – The Kind School Girl

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Jessica McHenry.






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Case Sources:



“On the Case with Paula Zahn,” video, Season 10, Episode 1, “Snake in the Grss,” July 31, 2014


Mercury News, “15 years later, police name teen’s killer,” by Roman Gokhman, March 19, 2007


Sfgate.com, “Suspect in 1991 Livermore slaying kills himself in prison,” by Henry K. Lee, March 19, 2007


Eastbaytimes.com, “A grave injustice for slain Livermore girl,” by Jeanine Benca, September 2, 2009, updated August 15, 2016


Eastbaytimes.com, “Family to celebrate life of slain teenager,” from MediaNews Staff and Roman Gokhman, June 2, 2007, updated August 15, 2016


Losangelestimes.com, “Inmate, linked to killing, commits suicide,” March 20, 2007


Inquisitr.com, “Jessica McHenry, Derick Moncada: Case of Missing California Teen Whose Body Was Found Smoldering in 1991 On Investigation Discovery,” by Traciy Reyes, November 7, 2017


Findagrave.com, Jessica Anne McHenry


Findagrave.com, Derick Dee Moncada




Smh.com.au, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Cell suicide over Jessica DNA link,” AP, March 20, 2007


Fullhousemagazine.co.uk, “Stalked from the grave, Even after 18 years, the killer wasn’t going to leave Jess alone…” by Fiona Rod & Amy Thompson, January 14, 2010


Mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com, “Cold Case: Derick Mocada was linked by DNA to the murder of Jessica McHenry, then he committed suicide,” posted on August 3, 2014 by lifeofcrime






United States Census Bureau, Livermore

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130. Mary Jo and Blake Hadley – The Deadly House Party

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss how 17-year-old, Tyler Hadley, murdered his parents in their own home and then threw a house party with their corpses sitting in their bedroom down the hall.

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Case Sources:

Rollingstone.com, “Tyler Hadley’s Killer Party,” by Nathaniel Rich, December 18, 2013


Miaminewtimes.com, “Tyler Hadley Killed His Parents Because Port St. Lucie Is So Boring, Rolling Stone Says,” by Allie Contie, December 27, 2013


Nytimes.com, “City Is Stunned at Teenager’s Arrest in Parents’ Death,” by Catrin Einhorn, July 22, 2011


Abcnews.go.com, “Best Friend ‘Ruined My Life’ When He Killed His Own Parents,” by Sean Dooley, Jenner Smith and Alexa Valiente, April 4, 2014


Abcnews.go.com, “Teen Took Selfie With Best Friend After Learning the Friend Was a Murderer,” by Sean Dooley, Jenner Smith and Alexa Valient, April 4, 2014


Archive.tcpalm.com, “After the crime: Hadley family home abandoned but not forgotten,” by Melissa E. Holsman of TCPalm, March 8, 2014


Tcpalm.com, “Uncertain Terms: Tyler Hadley resentenced to life for parents’ murder|podcast preview,” by Melissa E. Holsman, December 20, 2018


Archive.tcpalm.com, “Expert: Records do not show that Tyler Hadley suffered from major depressive disorder,” by Staff Report, March 18, 2014


Archive.tcpalm.com, “Ryan Hadley talks about living in the aftermath of his parents’ murders,” by Paul Ivice, October 11, 2015


Tcpalm.com, “Probation violation in gun theft lands Tyler Hadley star witness Michael Mandell in jail,” by Melissa E. Holsman, September 27, 2018


Tcpalm.com, “Tyler Hadley resentencing: Uncle calls Hadley’s hearing ‘gut-wrenching horror show,’” by Melissa E. Holsman, October 2, 2018


Palmbeachpost.com, “Bank buys Port St. Lucie home where teen killed parents in 2011,” by Breaking News Staff, January 2, 2015, updated September 24, 2016


Palmbeachpost.com, “Reports: Tyler Hadley home demolished, land donated; love letter found,” by Victoria Malmer, April 27, 2015


Telegram.com, “’Absolutely horrific, the injuries were just massive,’” by Matt Sedenky, July 20, 2011


Browardpalmbeach.com, “Police Release Brutal Details of Tyler Hadley Allegedly Murdering His Parents With Hammer,” by Matthew Hendley, July 20, 2011


Cbnews.com, “Charges reduced against Fla. Teen Tyler Hadley, who allegedly killed parents, had house party,” by Edecio Martinez, July 20, 2011


Cbnews.com, “Funeral Held for Fla. Parents Beaten to Death With Hammer,” by CBS Miami, July 23, 2011


Cbsnews.com, “Teen who killed parents, threw party, gets life without parole,”


Wpbf.com, “Partygoers: Hadley Hinted He ‘Did Something Bad,’”


Wpbf.com, “Hadley’s parents hit at least 35 times each with deadly hammer strikes,”


Wflx.com, “Photos & documents released in Hadley case,” by Jon Shainman, September 19, 2011


Wflx.com, “Hadley sentenced to life after killing parents with hammer,” by Rachel Leigh, March 20, 2014


Wptv.com, “Judge upholds two life sentences for Tyler Hadley,” by Alanna Quillen


Allthatsinteresting.com, “The Disturbing Story of Tyler Hadley, The Teenager Who Killed His Parents So He Could Throw A House Party,” by Genevieve Carlton


Kgw.com, “Man who killed parents with hammer in trouble in prison,” by Melissa E. Holsman


Tributes.com, “Mrs. and Mr. Mary Jo and Blake Hadley”


Port St. Lucie Police Department redacted Incident Report. Felony Plea Form, State of Florida v. Tyler Hadley, St. Lucie County File Date, February 19, 2014


Murderpedia.org, Tyler Joseph Hadley


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129. Susan, Adrian and Kyle Brouk – The Rural Slayings

*this case involves children*


On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the brutal family slaying of Susan, Adrian and Kylee Brouk.


Case Sources:

Caselaw.findlaw.com, State v. Christeson, Supreme Court of Missouri, En Banc opinion, decided June 26, 2001


Various opinions and appellate briefs filed in this case were excellent sources for the facts and the legal proceedings, including courts.mo.gov, Mark Christeson’s Appeal Brief to the Missouri Supreme Court.


Cbsnews.com, “Missouri man executed for 1998 murder of mother, 2 children,” no author listed, January 31, 2017


Localtoday.news, “The horrifying murder of the Brouk family in Missouri,” by Tim Svendsen, August 13, 2022


Reuters.com, “Missouri executes man for 1998 triple murder,” by Timothy Mclaughlin, January 31, 2017


Themarshallproject.org, “The Next to Die, Watching Death Row”


Nevadadailymail.com, “Missouri executes murderer convicted here,” by Johannes Brann, February 3, 2017


Mercurynews.com, “Missouri executes man who as a teen killed neighbor family,” by Associated Press, February 1, 2017


Arkansasonline.com, “Missouri executes killer of mom, 2 kids,” by The Associated Press, February 1, 2017


Buzzfeednews.com, “Missouri Executes Man For the 1998 Murders Of A Family,” by Tasneem Nashrulla, January 31, 2017


Missourinet.com, “Convicted Triple Killer Mark Christeson Executed; Maries County Sheriff Says Justice Has Been Served,” by Brian Hauswirth, February 1, 2017


Kcur.org, “Missouri executes Mark Christeson for 1998 triple slayings,” by St. Louis Public Radio and Marshall Griffin, February 1, 2017


Findagrave.com, Susan Jo Southard Brouk obituary


Mcdc.missouri.edu, Missouri Population 1900-1990 (All Incorporated Places)


Thecinemaholic.com, “Susan Brouk Murder: Is Mark Christeson Dead or Alive?” by Viswa Vanapalli, July 20, 2021


Independent.ie, “Bodies found in pond,” no author listed, February 7, 1998


Murderpedia.org, Mark A. Christeson

44bars.com, “Who Was Susan Brouk? Details To Know About Her Murder Case,” no author or date provided


Wikipedia, “Vichy, Missouri”


Wikipedia, “Arrow Killings”


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128. Niqui McCown and Tina Marie Ivery

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the disappearance and murder of Niqui McCown and Tina Marie Ivery.


Case Sources:


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