Episode 48 & 49: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Parts 1 & 2

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Episode 48: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Part 1

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In June of 1985, residents of the Midland area of South Carolina were frozen in fear. Two girls were kidnapped and murdered and the sadistic man responsible relished in making phone calls to one of the families. This is part one of two episodes on the crimes of Larry Gene Bell.

 Shari Faye’s sister, Dawn Smith Jordan, also wrote book: Grace So Amazing.
And Shari Faye Smith’s mother, Hilda Smith also wrote a book: The Rose of Shari

Episode 49: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Part 2

Description:


This is part two of the case of serial killer Larry Gene Bell, covering the abduction and murder of nine year old Debra May Helmick and the investigation into both murders. I also discuss the trials for both murders, and the execution of Larry Gene Bell.

 

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to author and former SLED Lieutenant, Rita Shuler, who gave me permission to use her book as a major source for this episode: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bill and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina. 

Sources:

 

https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781596292505

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https://www.amazon.com/Grace-So-Amazing-Life-ShatteringTragedy/dp/0891076999/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Grace+so+Amazing&qid=1555717459&s=gateway&sr=8-2 

https://www.amazon.com/Rose-Shari-Hilda-Cartrette-Smith/dp/1592860516/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=A+Rose+for+Shari&qid=1555717369&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spell
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https://crimeola.com/larry-gene-bell-murdered-shari-smith-and-debra-may-helmick/

https://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andrew-dys/article12194075.html

https://www.heraldcourier.com/community/south-carolina-woman-to-share-her-story-of-forgiveness-after/article_793f6eae-3498-11e8-9641-e3d159123c87.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midlands_of_South_Carolina#targetText=The%20Midlands%20region%20of%20South,the%20Upstate%20and%20the%20Lowcountry.

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