Episode 40: The Bitter Blood Murders


Episode 40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner


 Known as the “Bitter Blood Murders,” in 1985, first cousins and lovers, Susie Newsom Lynch and Fritz Klenner led police and SBI on a chase that ended in an explosion that killed them and Susie’s two young sons. It was the culmination of a bloody feud that had already left five dead, decimating two prominent families in a Southern Gothic tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

This case was first reported in a series of articles by journalist Jerry Bledsoe, who then researched the families for three years before releasing his #1 New York Times best-selling opus, Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder

This incredible true crime classic is still in print to this day, as well as available on kindle.

Case suggested by Bridgett Jochum