A Determined Mother

May 19, 11:36 AM
Patrick Smith called 911, distraught. He told the dispatcher that his wife, Amanda, had just shot herself in the head. When police arrived on the scene, they found gun cleaning equipment near the bed. The room was bloody, but Patrick wasn’t. He told the police what happened that night, but hours later, his story changed. With each iteration, the story got more strange. And Amanda’s mom, Judith Binnie, grew suspicious.

Kristin felt like poo poo butter this week, so she didn’t do a case! By the way, you’ve heard the term poo poo butter before, right?

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, Brandi pulled from:
“Killer Fetish” episode Accident, Suicide, or Murder
“'I Would Go After Him With My Dying Breath': Mom Gets Justice For Daughter In Suicide-Turned-Murder Case” by Erik Hawkins, Oxygen
“Patrick Smith v The State of Texas” justia.com
“Jury learns more of sex than killing” by Dave Harmon, Austin American-Statesman
“A daughter’s death, a family’s quest” by Dave Harmon, Austin American-Statesman
“Patrick Smith’s murder trial goes to jury” by Dave Harmon, Austin American-Statesman
 
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