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Host Eric Dwinnells is keeping a promise he made all the way back in episode 10; to continue talking about American Vampires. But, as he warns guest co-host Fatima Elmi, this is not a story for the faint of heart. Yes, this story is particularly depraved and gruesome, so listener discretion is advised. Tonight we'll be discussing the Sacramento Vampire, Richard Chase.
Chase was a clearly disturbed young man who lived under the delusion that a nazi crime syndicate was paying his mother to poison his blood. The only way he could same himself, according to Chase, was to imbibe the blood of others. But that's not even the worst of his crimes.
In 1978, Richard Chase was charged with a series of grisly murders and other unspeakable acts but the real question was, due to his mental condition, should he be held fully responsible for his crimes or had his parents, schools, and the mental health system failed him so badly that they should share in some of the blame?
Music by Occult Overtones
Eric D is a Boston-based actor, singer, comic, and host of the podcast Spooky Times with Eric D