Dave Schrader’s Darkness Radio covers the gamut of topics from paranormal, ghost hunting, and true crime. The host of Darkness Radio since 2006, Schrader is often found guest hosting on Coast to Coast AM covering similar topics and guests.
Recently Diane Fanning was a recurring guest on Darkness Radio’s True Crime Tuesday discussing the true crimes and criminals about which she has written.
March 4 Worst Serial Killer of All Time
Diane and Dave discuss the times and trials of serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells, whose story is in THROUGH THE WINDOW, the story of Krystal Surles, the young girl Sells left for dead but who lived to bring him down. Diane Fanning had numerous conversations with the convicted Sells and other family members, giving her an inside look at the crimes of the killer. (Sells has since been executed on April 3, 2014).
Fanning played in an instrumental role in the acquittal of wrongfully convicted Julie Rea. While researching THROUGH THE WINDOW, she obtained the confession of the serial killer responsible for the murder of Julie’s son. For her work with the Innocence Project and the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Fanning received the Defender of the Innocents Award.
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April 1 Mothers Who Kill
The not guilty verdict for Casey Anthony stunned the nation. MOMMY’S LITTLE GIRL was the first definitive book on the market that presented the background information about not only Casey Anthony, but her murdered daughter, Caylee.
Casey pled not guilty to charges of murder in the first degree, and she continues to protest her innocence. Did she or didn’t she kill Caylee? This is the story of one of the most shocking, confusing, and horrific crimes in modern American history.
Within the pages of MOMMY’S LITTLE GIRL Diane Fanning takes readers through case file information, painting a picture of the dynamic dysfunction of the Anthony family and it’s reaction to Caylee’s disappearance and murder. The nation has been captivated by this case, by a little girl who has yet to find justice and may never.
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APRIL 1 Sleep My Darlings
The January, 2011 murder of two teenage children by their mother for being “mouthy” as news reported, left the public with open jaws. Julie Schenecker is a prime example of the evils of mental illness, post-partem depression, aggravated by alcohol and drug abuse. In her book SLEEP MY DARLINGS Diane Fanning explores Scheneker’s illnesses, her relationships, and how this horrible crime could happen.
Schenecker was a devoted Army wife whose husband was away on duty at the time of the murders, but was uneasy about Julie as were other family members. Their worst nightmares came true as Julie’s illness progressed beyond control and she took the lives of her children in cold blood.
Julie Schenecker is scheduled to go on trial at the end of April, 2014, answering to two counts of first degree murder.
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For a complete list of true crime books by Diane Fanning, and her fiction series featuring Lt. Lucinda Pierce, visit her websitehttp://www.dianefanning.com. Watch for two new books to be released later in 2014.
Diane Fanning’s Appearances on Darkness Radio with Dave Schrader
Sleep My Darlings