Southern Nightmare

Southern Nightmare is a podcast that tells the story of the Southside Strangler, a serial killer in Virginia in the in 1980’s. I grew up in Richmond and I can remember hearing this guy’s name on the news a lot but I don’t remember the panic in the town. The case is also historically important because it’s the first capital murder conviction based solely on DNA evidence. Who would have ever guessed that VA would be at the technological cutting edge in evidence use? Does that make it ironic that they exercised the death penalty on him via electric chair?
The podcast is locally produced and recorded here in Richmond and it’s a good listen if you’re into true crime (which I am not, generally). It’s definitely creepy hearing about the killer stalking victims at the mall where we used to hang out in high school.