The Fager Family Murders

Episode 264,   Aug 16, 2023, 11:30 AM

Bill Butterworth claimed he had no idea what happened. He awoke in a haze, hundreds of miles from home. He’d driven from Kansas to Florida in a car that wasn’t his. The vehicle belonged to a family whose house he’d been working on. But how had he come into possession of their car? Then, Bill says he heard a horrifying story on the radio. Phil Fager had been shot dead in his home. His daughters, Kelli and Sherri, had been killed as well. Their killer had not been found.

And now for a note about our process. For this episode, Brandi copy and pasted 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:
“Kansas Trails: Sedgwick County”
“Wichita murder suspect in custody” by AP, The Salina Journal
“Suspect charged in family slayings”
“Methods described by police” by Kaye Schultz, The Wichita Eagle
“Prosecution rests case in Butterworth murder trial” by Jim Cross, The Wichita Eagle
“Most self-professed amnesiacs fake it, psychologist testifies” by Kaye Schultz, The Wichita Eagle
“Wichita triple-slaying case now up to jury” by Lynn Byczynski, The Kansas City Times
“Jury weighs evidence in triple slaying” by AP, The Kansas City Star
“Butterworth acquitted in deaths” by Bill Hirschman, The Wichita Eagle
"Police report on Face case still in works” by Jim Cross, The Wichita Eagle
“State of Kansas v. William T. Butterworth”
“1988 murder trial still haunts jury foreman” by Roy Wenzl, The Wichita Eagle
“The Fager Murders” episode, The Generation Why Podcast

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