Episode 122: Fruitcakes & an Obsessed Girlfriend

May 20, 11:30 AM
The Collin Street Bakery makes one hell of a fruitcake. For more than 100 years, the bakery has shipped their fruitcakes to everyone from Grace Kelly to Vanna White. In fact, the small-town bakery is such a big deal that Corsicana, Texas, is known as the fruitcake capital of the world. So when Sandy Jenkins landed a job as a payroll supervisor at the bakery, he and his wife Kay were ecstatic. But the glow wore off pretty quickly. He worked hard. He thought his pay rate was low. Too low. But as his role with the bakery grew, so did his access to the bakery’s money. So in December of 2004, he decided to help himself to some cash.

Then Brandi tells us about a strange 911 call. It was October 12, 2012, when Shayna Hubers called 911. She’d just shot her boyfriend, attorney Ryan Poston. She told the dispatcher that she’d done so in self defense. Ryan had been violent with her, she said. He’d knocked her around and pushed her into a bookcase. The evidence told a different story.

And now for a note about our process. For each episode, Kristin reads a bunch of articles, then spits them back out in her very limited vocabulary. Brandi copies and pastes from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.

In this episode, Kristin pulled from:
“Just Desserts” by Katy Vine for Texas Monthly
“Former Collin Street Bakery Executive and Wife Sentenced,” FBI.gov
“Sandy Jenkins gets 10 years prison; probation for wife Kay,” Corsicana Daily Sun
“A tale of trust betrayed at landmark Corsicana bakery,” by Barry Shlachter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“Obsessed” episode 48 Hours
“Shayna Hubers” episode Snapped
“Murder of Ryan Poston” wikipedia.org