Candy Williams couldn’t believe her luck. She’d been out on the beach in late 2005, when a handsome stranger approached her. His name was Jovan Collier. The pair quickly hit it off. Jovan was charming and funny -- and not at all afraid of commitment. Three months later, Candy and Jovan were living together and planning to get married. But as Candy later discovered, there was quite a bit she didn’t know about Jovan. The least of which was his actual name.
Then Kristin tells us about Sharee and Warren Smith, who were living quiet lives in Birmingham, raising their young son. One day, an older man knocked on their door. He told Sharee that he was considering moving in next door. When Sharee asked him why he was moving, he told her that his neighbors were too loud. He suspected they were drug dealers. Sharee felt sorry for the old man. A few weeks later, the man -- Harry Street -- moved in next door with his wife and their young daughter. Pretty quickly, he proved to be a nightmare neighbor.
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:
An episode of Nightmare Neighbour Next Door (season four, episode 5)
“The night Barry Williams killed five people after neighbour dispute over noise,” by Nick McCarthy for the Birmingham Mail
“Shooting spree killer Harry Street detained over bomb and weapons,” BBC
“Harry Street: 1978 West Bromwich killings remembered,” BBC
“Mass killer Harry Street detained indefinitely over weapons charges,” The Guardian
“Harry Street: Timeline of a serial killer,” Birmingham Mail
In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“A Teen Killer’s Dark Secret” by Bruce Vielmetti, The Journal Sentinel
“Teen’s Dark Secret: He Murdered His Family” by Ashley Bridges and Miguel Sancho
“From Teen Killer to Obsessive Stalker: How a boy who slayed 3 members of his family ended u behind bars 25 years later” The Daily Mail
“Man who slaughtered family 30 years ago arrested in Texas for harassing ex-fiancee who learned of his past” by Sasha Goldstein, New York Daily News
“Convicted killer pleads guilty to harassing 3 McLennan County women” by Tommy Witherspoon, Waco Tribune-Herald
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