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Blood Town
Tune into 48 Hours on CBS tomorrow (10pm/9c), and you’ll see the host and creator of true-crime podcast Blood Town, Penny Dearmin. She was interviewed on two occasions for Saturday’s broadcast about her experience with the show’s featured case, the strange death of Dr Shockley, and her two-years-long correspondence with the once-accused and now-acquitted Marcus Lillard.
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Uncurated
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