An Office Romance & a Terrible Fall

Mar 24, 11:30 AM
As far as 911 calls went, this one was strange. An anonymous woman claimed that her neighbor, whose name she didn’t know, had been attacked by a man. Then she hung up. When the dispatcher called back, she realized that the “neighbor” had called from a pay phone outside a fast food restaurant. But when police arrived on the scene, they quickly realized that the caller had been onto something. Anna Lisa Raymundo, an ivy-league educated research scientist, lay dead in her entryway. She’d been stabbed multiple times and beaten over the head. Her condo showed signs of a violent struggle with her attacker.

Then Brandi tells us about a woman who died tragically while taking down party lights from a tree. When investigators arrived at the home of Louis Mahony and Lainie Coldwell, it seemed clear that Lainie had fallen off a ladder, to her death. But she was only injured on the back of her head. The rest of her body was unharmed. As time passed, it seemed less and less likely that Lainie’s death was an accident. 

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:
Vengeance: Killer Coworkers episode, “Obsession at the office” 
“Sheila Davalloo,” entry on Murderpedia.com
“Big pharma researcher stabs romantic rival to death, then tries to kill husband,” by Benjamin H. Smith on oxygen.com
An episode of Killer Women with Piers Morgan
“Wife guilty of trying to kill husband,” by Jonathan Bandler for The Journal News

In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“Ex-cop staged freak accident to cover up brutal murder” by Gail Shortland, The Mirror
“R v Mahony” Queensland Judgements
“'I could put my fist into back of her head': Attending nurse” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Murder trial: Clothes iron 'very good fit' with head wound” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Partner discovered murder accused having affair after STD” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Lainie Coldwell was leaving her husband, murder trial hears” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Murder accused was 'ranting and raving': Court hears” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Murder accused changed story at de facto wife's wake” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Accused killer had colleagues lie to claim wife's $2m” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Accused wife killer had secret sex tryst in Sydney” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Accused killer's laptop had 'accidental deaths' search” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Murder trial: Human movement expert doubts tree fall death” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Why would Louis kill Lainie at home? Barrister asks” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Accused wife killer manipulated investigators, Crown claims” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
“Ex-policeman sentenced to life for murdering de-facto wife” by Peter Hardwick, Sunshine Coast Daily
 
 
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