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  • Slatts McCracker
    Slatts McCracker Sydney, Aus
    Pretty rare for the Garage to directly call out a living suspect in an unsolved case - but in this instance it’s totally justified. How the hell is Nasty Nick Firkus not behind bars. Plenty of folks are doing time on a lot less. This needs a taskforce or something. Great episode but bloody infuriating that this dropkick is still walking around

    Pretty rare for the Garage to directly call out a living suspect in an unsolved case - but in this instance it’s totally justified.

    How the hell is Nasty Nick Firkus not behind bars. Plenty of folks are doing time on a lot less. This needs a taskforce or something.

    Great episode but bloody infuriating that this dropkick is still walking around

  • Joe
    Joe Connecticut
    Great job, as always ... I have 3 suggested cases that you guys would do a great job with, also ... 2 are from Ohio (1) Robert Ivan Nichols, alias Joseph Newton Chandler III case (2) Kurt Sova case (3) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft all 3 are baffling mysteries ... THANKS JOE

    Great job, as always ...

    I have 3 suggested cases that you guys would do a great job with, also ... 2 are from Ohio

    (1) Robert Ivan Nichols, alias Joseph Newton Chandler III case

    (2) Kurt Sova case

    (3) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft

    all 3 are baffling mysteries ...

    THANKS

    JOE

  • Emilie
    Emilie Marin county (CA)
    I found this when sleuthing Nick Firkus and his new life. It's from a blog called "A Bug and a Bear" written, it seems, by the new wife's sister. After hearing the podcast, reading this gave me chills. She writes: "Rachel got married. I have to share my little sister. At least I share her with Nick Firkus now. One of our best friends for 6 years is now my brother-in-law. Let's just say brother. Nick Firkus is my brother.....:) Wow. In so many ways, I am so thankful for Nick. I feel like he saved my little sister. For that, I will always adore him. I got to watch him be married once to one of my best friends who passed away. He was incredible with Heidi. I don’t have to wonder what he’s going to be like with Rachel. I don’t have to have that “sister” talk to threaten him if he ever hurts Rachel because I already know.....he won’t. I don’t have to learn who he is and pretend to trust him. I trust him with all of my heart. He fits perfectly in my family. I'm excited for the holidays and family vacations. He will be there from now on. I love watching my sister's face when they are together. She is safe and happy. What more could a big sister want. I love you Nick and Rachel. What an incredible wedding. It was perfect. Perfect weather in the Firkus's backyard. It had Rachel's style all over it. It was adorable. I'm bummed because pictures won't really do it justice, but here's a few..... One of Rachel's good friends from Vegas came to hang out before and was also the photographer for the wedding. We had a great bachelorette party chill in at a wine bar. "

    I found this when sleuthing Nick Firkus and his new life. It's from a blog called "A Bug and a Bear" written, it seems, by the new wife's sister. After hearing the podcast, reading this gave me chills.

    She writes: "Rachel got married. I have to share my little sister. At least I share her with Nick Firkus now. One of our best friends for 6 years is now my brother-in-law. Let's just say brother. Nick Firkus is my brother.....smile Wow.

    In so many ways, I am so thankful for Nick. I feel like he saved my little sister. For that, I will always adore him. I got to watch him be married once to one of my best friends who passed away. He was incredible with Heidi. I don’t have to wonder what he’s going to be like with Rachel. I don’t have to have that “sister” talk to threaten him if he ever hurts Rachel because I already know.....he won’t. I don’t have to learn who he is and pretend to trust him. I trust him with all of my heart. He fits perfectly in my family. I'm excited for the holidays and family vacations. He will be there from now on. I love watching my sister's face when they are together. She is safe and happy. What more could a big sister want. I love you Nick and Rachel.

    What an incredible wedding. It was perfect. Perfect weather in the Firkus's backyard. It had Rachel's style all over it. It was adorable. I'm bummed because pictures won't really do it justice, but here's a few.....

    One of Rachel's good friends from Vegas came to hang out before and was also the photographer for the wedding. We had a great bachelorette party chill in at a wine bar. "

  • Uncle D.
    Uncle D. BFE
    Taking another half week? Must be nice.

    Taking another half week? Must be nice.

  • Pam
    Pam Parts Unkown
    Great episode!! Can't believe that pos is walking free... her poor family.

    Great episode!!
    Can't believe that pos is walking free... her poor family.

  • Austin
    Austin McCordsville, IN
    When I was a criminology major. One thing we learned was to heavily investigate the murder weapon. One thing that could help solve some questions would be how many rounds were discharged and how many rounds were left in the firearm. Many times if there are a(n) intruder(s) the victim will completely load his/her firearm. Many other times if you a re planning on murdering you will only load a sufficient amount to do the job. The fact of the matter is no sign of forced entry and no defensive wounds. If the firearm wasn't completely loaded aside from the two discharges then that strongly suggests this was an intentional instance. Sometimes that doesn't mean anything but it's something to take into consideration.

    When I was a criminology major. One thing we learned was to heavily investigate the murder weapon. One thing that could help solve some questions would be how many rounds were discharged and how many rounds were left in the firearm. Many times if there are a(n) intruder(s) the victim will completely load his/her firearm. Many other times if you a re planning on murdering you will only load a sufficient amount to do the job. The fact of the matter is no sign of forced entry and no defensive wounds. If the firearm wasn't completely loaded aside from the two discharges then that strongly suggests this was an intentional instance. Sometimes that doesn't mean anything but it's something to take into consideration.

  • Stacy
    Stacy Melville, Ny
    Great coverage of the case. My question is , if there was a “struggle” with the so called intruder, wouldn’t Nick have some sort of marks on him? Pain maybe in his hands for fighting over the gun? Did he have any marks on him that suggested he was even in a struggle ??

    Great coverage of the case. My question is , if there was a “struggle” with the so called intruder, wouldn’t Nick have some sort of marks on him? Pain maybe in his hands for fighting over the gun? Did he have any marks on him that suggested he was even in a struggle ??

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Thanks, D - yes it is nice. Really it just turns into 1 single day off. We do 119 episodes a year between to the two shows - plus guest spots on other shows. That's a lot of heavy lifting. We have a guest spot on a show coming up that we are very excited about. Should be able to announce soon. Stay tuned to TCG and as always - Cheers Nic

    Thanks, D - yes it is nice. Really it just turns into 1 single day off. We do 119 episodes a year between to the two shows - plus guest spots on other shows. That's a lot of heavy lifting.
    We have a guest spot on a show coming up that we are very excited about. Should be able to announce soon. Stay tuned to TCG and as always - Cheers Nic

  • Joe
    Joe Connecticut
    Nic ... could you please respond ... ? Thanks ... Great job, as always ... I have 3 suggested cases that you guys would do a great job with, also ... 2 are from Ohio (1) Robert Ivan Nichols, alias Joseph Newton Chandler III case (2) Kurt Sova case (3) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft all 3 are baffling mysteries ... THANKS JOE

    Nic ... could you please respond ... ? Thanks ...

    Great job, as always ...

    I have 3 suggested cases that you guys would do a great job with, also ... 2 are from Ohio

    (1) Robert Ivan Nichols, alias Joseph Newton Chandler III case

    (2) Kurt Sova case

    (3) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft

    all 3 are baffling mysteries ...

    THANKS

    JOE

  • Abbie
    Abbie Ohio
    Thanks for another great episode. You guys never let me down. I can’t believe if there was an intruder and Nick had a gun, he would have his wife come downstairs with him. She should calling for help from locked in a room somewhere! Also, he didn’t know just days after the incident what the intruder looked like but a long time later he was able to come up with a description? This POS got away with murder of the person he vowed to love and protect because he couldn’t man up to his mistakes with their finances.

    Thanks for another great episode. You guys never let me down. I can’t believe if there was an intruder and Nick had a gun, he would have his wife come downstairs with him. She should calling for help from locked in a room somewhere! Also, he didn’t know just days after the incident what the intruder looked like but a long time later he was able to come up with a description? This POS got away with murder of the person he vowed to love and protect because he couldn’t man up to his mistakes with their finances.

  • Bobby Chopsticks
    Bobby Chopsticks Parts UK
    Great job on this episode, this dude is very very very guilty. Unless there is a ton of other evidence that is not in the public, I just don't see a scenario where he didn't kill her.

    Great job on this episode, this dude is very very very guilty. Unless there is a ton of other evidence that is not in the public, I just don't see a scenario where he didn't kill her.

  • cathy
    cathy Virginia
    No idea how Nick Firkus didn't get pulled in for this murder. No evidence of an intruder? and cops are ok with Nick's story? Pretty sure the "NO" 911 heard on Heidi's call was Nick coming at her with a gun. But what I really want to point out is your statement that "There was no sign of forced entry." This is only a relevant statement if the door in question has a dead bolt lock, chain, or something other than just the lock on the doorknob. I have to believe that cops know this, but a locked doorknob can very easily be opened with a stiff card, such as a credit card, and there will be no sign of forced entry. Very easily. Very...

    No idea how Nick Firkus didn't get pulled in for this murder. No evidence of an intruder? and cops are ok with Nick's story? Pretty sure the "NO" 911 heard on Heidi's call was Nick coming at her with a gun. But what I really want to point out is your statement that "There was no sign of forced entry." This is only a relevant statement if the door in question has a dead bolt lock, chain, or something other than just the lock on the doorknob. I have to believe that cops know this, but a locked doorknob can very easily be opened with a stiff card, such as a credit card, and there will be no sign of forced entry. Very easily. Very...

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Thanks, Cathy, and you are right about the door lock. The cops don't believe Nick's story but their stuck. Seems like no evidence. Cheers Nic

    Thanks, Cathy, and you are right about the door lock. The cops don't believe Nick's story but their stuck. Seems like no evidence.
    Cheers Nic

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    @ Joe - thanks for posting and thank you for the case suggestions. I have a deep love and fascination with Ohio cold cases. The two you listed... (1) Robert Ivan Nichols, alias Joseph Newton Chandler III case (2) Kurt Sova case I know both of them well. There was some talk of - What could Chandler be tied to? Seems like he was running from an old wife and likely some child support. Some thought maybe he's the Zodiac. Nichols/Chandler certainly liked to play games. So who knows. I have had the Sova case on my list for three years now. It's a fascinating case and reads like an old school, small-town mystery. I still remember seeing that case on Unsolved Mysteries when I was a kid. Everyone and their cousin has covered that case but it's a good one and I'll keep both on my list maybe someday we will hit these. I'll check out the third case you sent as I don't know that one. Cheers Joe! Nic

    @ Joe - thanks for posting and thank you for the case suggestions. I have a deep love and fascination with Ohio cold cases. The two you listed...
    (1) Robert Ivan Nichols, alias Joseph Newton Chandler III case
    (2) Kurt Sova case
    I know both of them well. There was some talk of - What could Chandler be tied to? Seems like he was running from an old wife and likely some child support. Some thought maybe he's the Zodiac. Nichols/Chandler certainly liked to play games. So who knows.
    I have had the Sova case on my list for three years now. It's a fascinating case and reads like an old school, small-town mystery. I still remember seeing that case on Unsolved Mysteries when I was a kid. Everyone and their cousin has covered that case but it's a good one and I'll keep both on my list maybe someday we will hit these. I'll check out the third case you sent as I don't know that one.
    Cheers Joe! Nic

  • Slatts McCracker
    Slatts McCracker Syd
    Spot on, Joe! Chandler is a must. So similar to Paul Harrod.

    Spot on, Joe! Chandler is a must. So similar to Paul Harrod.

  • Uncle D.
    Uncle D. BFE
    Good job guys. Another half week. Way to make a hand. I was going to ship you some beer, but you didn't earn it this week. I'll wait until yall start working again. Hang loose.

    Good job guys. Another half week. Way to make a hand. I was going to ship you some beer, but you didn't earn it this week. I'll wait until yall start working again. Hang loose.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Thanks for the kind words D - Cheers Nic

    Thanks for the kind words D -
    Cheers Nic

  • Megan
    Megan
    Great episode guys, thanks for all the hard work!!

    Great episode guys, thanks for all the hard work!!

  • Martin
    Martin Birmingham, England
    This was a good episode. I really do think it's best to keep cases to one episode unless it is really necessary to do two-parters. Mostly one part is enough and the show suffers if it is bloated to two episodes.

    This was a good episode. I really do think it's best to keep cases to one episode unless it is really necessary to do two-parters. Mostly one part is enough and the show suffers if it is bloated to two episodes.

  • Joe
    Joe Connecticut
    Nic - Thanks for taking the time to respond. Thanks also for considering my three case suggestions. The third case -- the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft -- is internationally "famous". I believe it is/was the largest art heist in history. The museum is in Boston and it happened on St. Patrick's Day evening, when the whole (Irish) town of Boston was drinking! It's a fascinating story about how the thieves gained entry into the museum ... what they did inside ... and whether or not the museum guards on duty that night were part of an "inside job". Unsolved mystery still. I believe there is/was a ten-million dollar reward. Also, ironically, due to the statute of limitations for theft, the thieves -- if found -- can NOT be prosecuted. This happened in 1990. Thanks, again! JOE

    Nic - Thanks for taking the time to respond. Thanks also for considering my three case suggestions. The third case -- the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft -- is internationally "famous". I believe it is/was the largest art heist in history. The museum is in Boston and it happened on St. Patrick's Day evening, when the whole (Irish) town of Boston was drinking! It's a fascinating story about how the thieves gained entry into the museum ... what they did inside ... and whether or not the museum guards on duty that night were part of an "inside job". Unsolved mystery still. I believe there is/was a ten-million dollar reward. Also, ironically, due to the statute of limitations for theft, the thieves -- if found -- can NOT be prosecuted. This happened in 1990. Thanks, again! JOE

  • Tiffany
    Tiffany Indiana
    Damn... I finished this episode so pissed off.

    Damn... I finished this episode so pissed off.

  • mG
    mG tX
    Questionable break-in, wife killed, husband sustains only wound to leg? I don't really need much of a road map from there. To me the state had a strong circumstantial case, way strong enough to get a conviction. Curious as to what they believe will develop later to create a stronger case, everything there is to get, they got. Should have been prosecuted after the investigation. I am always angered when a prosecutor's office is more concerned with winning % than justice. Scream double jeopardy all you want, your cased ain't getting any stronger.

    Questionable break-in, wife killed, husband sustains only wound to leg? I don't really need much of a road map from there. To me the state had a strong circumstantial case, way strong enough to get a conviction. Curious as to what they believe will develop later to create a stronger case, everything there is to get, they got. Should have been prosecuted after the investigation. I am always angered when a prosecutor's office is more concerned with winning % than justice. Scream double jeopardy all you want, your cased ain't getting any stronger.

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