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  • Amy E.
    Amy E. Sacramento, CA
    Not that I have any sympathy for this person, but he sounded sort of believable in his interview. Yes, I know sociopaths are good liars, but it’s sort of hard to believe that he just ran in an butchered an entire family with zero provocation. What if he *was* attacked first? And he killed the mother because at the pont, he probably felt like he had to if he was going to even attempt to not get caught. Again, not saying he’s not a horrible person who doesn’t deserve the punishment; you just don’t hear many stories in which someone butchers an entire family without a pretty strong motive. Your (ex?) girlfriend dating another guy doesn’t really seem like a motive to kill an entire family.

    Not that I have any sympathy for this person, but he sounded sort of believable in his interview. Yes, I know sociopaths are good liars, but it’s sort of hard to believe that he just ran in an butchered an entire family with zero provocation. What if he *was* attacked first? And he killed the mother because at the pont, he probably felt like he had to if he was going to even attempt to not get caught. Again, not saying he’s not a horrible person who doesn’t deserve the punishment; you just don’t hear many stories in which someone butchers an entire family without a pretty strong motive. Your (ex?) girlfriend dating another guy doesn’t really seem like a motive to kill an entire family.

  • Pam
    Pam West VA
    I felt physically ill listening to this individual calmly detailing his crimes. He made my skin crawl. This is one of the more disturbing cases that I've heard in awhile. I listen to a lot of true crime and I've been listening to you guys from the beginning. It takes a lot to get to me, but this one did it. As always, great job on this Nic and Captain.

    I felt physically ill listening to this individual calmly detailing his crimes. He made my skin crawl. This is one of the more disturbing cases that I've heard in awhile. I listen to a lot of true crime and I've been listening to you guys from the beginning. It takes a lot to get to me, but this one did it. As always, great job on this Nic and Captain.

  • Llonella
    Llonella Bahamas
    I say he should have been executed but he might just be suffering having to live his whole life behind bars. It also struck me to that he said "my house". The loser couldn't even keep a dishwashing job and his laziness allowed for him to be caught so easily and quickly. But I guess we should be thanking the heavens for that!

    I say he should have been executed but he might just be suffering having to live his whole life behind bars. It also struck me to that he said "my house". The loser couldn't even keep a dishwashing job and his laziness allowed for him to be caught so easily and quickly. But I guess we should be thanking the heavens for that!

  • Debby
    Debby Pittsburgh
    So many thoughts! First of all, great music, Cap'n. And listening to the exploits of this total "dick nose", as the Captain says, made me sick. That's about the lowest of the low, slaughtering 4 human beings as your child watches. I was also enraged when he said "my house" and "my family". Then he had the audacity to stay at their house for a week and make himself at home!!! I love when Nic gets worked up, even throws in some bad words 😉 Finally: 20 DOGS????? WTF??? Who has 20 dogs and why?? Imagine how that place smelled?? I have one dog and he stinks everything up! I hope little Tristan is doing okay.

    So many thoughts! First of all, great music, Cap'n. And listening to the exploits of this total "dick nose", as the Captain says, made me sick. That's about the lowest of the low, slaughtering 4 human beings as your child watches. I was also enraged when he said "my house" and "my family". Then he had the audacity to stay at their house for a week and make himself at home!!! I love when Nic gets worked up, even throws in some bad words 😉 Finally: 20 DOGS????? WTF??? Who has 20 dogs and why?? Imagine how that place smelled?? I have one dog and he stinks everything up! I hope little Tristan is doing okay.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    I made an error on the show - my apologies! I said the Daily Mail - I meant to say True Crime Daily. True Crime Daily did gangbusters work on this case. They really did. If you want to learn more about this story just look up Adam Matos True Crime Daily. Cheers Nic

    I made an error on the show - my apologies!
    I said the Daily Mail - I meant to say True Crime Daily. True Crime Daily did gangbusters work on this case. They really did. If you want to learn more about this story just look up Adam Matos True Crime Daily.
    Cheers Nic

  • Christina
    Christina Waxhaw, NC
    Amy E. - We need more people like you; folks who look at both sides and even allows one's heart to go out to a creep like that! I hear what you're saying, but remember: he waited, like, what? Four or five hours for Maggie to come home? I agree with Nic - if he was actually scared, one would think he would leave immediately: not wait. Not take time to try to dig a grave or create a pile of bodies... I dunno. Just thoughts! I hope everyone is hanging in as best they can!

    Amy E. - We need more people like you; folks who look at both sides and even allows one's heart to go out to a creep like that! I hear what you're saying, but remember: he waited, like, what? Four or five hours for Maggie to come home? I agree with Nic - if he was actually scared, one would think he would leave immediately: not wait. Not take time to try to dig a grave or create a pile of bodies... I dunno. Just thoughts! I hope everyone is hanging in as best they can!

  • Anon
    Anon Parts Unknown
    Great intro music... very creepy feel actually. Listening to this man tell his side of the story made me sick and roll my eyes honestly.

    Great intro music... very creepy feel actually. Listening to this man tell his side of the story made me sick and roll my eyes honestly.

  • Mags
    Mags NZ
    I had a possessive abusive ex who behaved in the same controlling dominating ways whilst together and got even worse when I left. I know it seems incredulous to normal people that jealousy/control can lead a person to make 100 calls, or send vile texts berating someone when they are hurt. Or in this case to murder the entire family.... His ex and her family who supported her. In my experience my ex was a full blown narcissist who was bent on my destruction when I left him and exhibited alarmingly similar traits to this guy. I have done some research on this and there is a thing called narcissistic injury when they are hurt/belittled which can lead to a narcissistic rage which can result in violent assault/murder. They also use what's known as a scorched earth policy to destroy their enemy as they retreat. I was quite horrified at the level of similarity in behaviour when listening to this podcast. I am well out of this situation now but it took help from Police, Women's Refuge, security measures, and the criminal court and a lot of expense and personal cost on my part to get him to ease off. And it went on for years.

    I had a possessive abusive ex who behaved in the same controlling dominating ways whilst together and got even worse when I left. I know it seems incredulous to normal people that jealousy/control can lead a person to make 100 calls, or send vile texts berating someone when they are hurt. Or in this case to murder the entire family.... His ex and her family who supported her.

    In my experience my ex was a full blown narcissist who was bent on my destruction when I left him and exhibited alarmingly similar traits to this guy. I have done some research on this and there is a thing called narcissistic injury when they are hurt/belittled which can lead to a narcissistic rage which can result in violent assault/murder.

    They also use what's known as a scorched earth policy to destroy their enemy as they retreat. I was quite horrified at the level of similarity in behaviour when listening to this podcast.

    I am well out of this situation now but it took help from Police, Women's Refuge, security measures, and the criminal court and a lot of expense and personal cost on my part to get him to ease off. And it went on for years.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Thank you for sharing Mags. It's stories like yours that while I'm sure it is difficult to share sometimes - this helps others. Your story can provide hope and inspire the bravery necessary for people to leave a bad situation. I wish we all could just be kind to one another! Cheers Nic

    Thank you for sharing Mags. It's stories like yours that while I'm sure it is difficult to share sometimes - this helps others. Your story can provide hope and inspire the bravery necessary for people to leave a bad situation.
    I wish we all could just be kind to one another!
    Cheers Nic

  • Susan
    Susan Wayne, IL
    This story is so sad, this poor family and the son, I can’t imagine what he saw. I don’t know if I missed it, what happened to Tristan? I hope he gets the help he needs. This sick nose Adam reminds me of my daughter’s ex and my grandson’s father in some ways. They lived with us on and off when the baby was born and after. He never held down a job, just sat in his room while we worked on everything, was in control of my daughter and when we finally got him out-he told the police he had every right to our home because it was on his license-cops said no-he left piles of his crap that we legally had to keep safe. It’s horrible that narcissistic psychopaths can reproduce. Thankfully our grandson lives with us with his mom for now, though she is a mess too. Too many children are caught in such tough places because they have horrible, undeserving parents. Prayers for Tristan!! Btw-I’m from the Chicago area. Have you ever covered the Brown’s Chicken Massacre in Palatine, IL, 1993? Took 9 years to solve. Great music Captain!!🎶🎵 Cheers 🍻

    This story is so sad, this poor family and the son, I can’t imagine what he saw. I don’t know if I missed it, what happened to Tristan? I hope he gets the help he needs. This sick nose Adam reminds me of my daughter’s ex and my grandson’s father in some ways. They lived with us on and off when the baby was born and after. He never held down a job, just sat in his room while we worked on everything, was in control of my daughter and when we finally got him out-he told the police he had every right to our home because it was on his license-cops said no-he left piles of his crap that we legally had to keep safe. It’s horrible that narcissistic psychopaths can reproduce. Thankfully our grandson lives with us with his mom for now, though she is a mess too. Too many children are caught in such tough places because they have horrible, undeserving parents. Prayers for Tristan!!
    Btw-I’m from the Chicago area. Have you ever covered the Brown’s Chicken Massacre in Palatine, IL, 1993? Took 9 years to solve.
    Great music Captain!!🎶🎵
    Cheers 🍻

  • Painterchick
    Painterchick Parts Unknown
    That is why so many women find it hard to leave. It isn't as simple as 'just leaving'. And unfortunately law enforcement can't (won't) do anything until it is too late. I remember having a debate about a new law in CT about gun owners having to turn over their guns if they have a restraining order against them. I work with a lot of gun right's people. They kept saying what about people filing restraining orders just to have someone's guns taken away out of spite. I sat there and explained what it was like from the point of view from the people who the restraining order is meant to protect. I think I got through to one of them...kinda. You can't judge these situations on a standard of rational reactions. These people aren't rational. They are obsessed...and the obsession continues to escalate and won't die out on it's own. Amy E.- I understand your stance but when you look at the evidence his version of events just don't hold up. Sorry if that rambled a lot. It is a very emotional issue for me. It is hard for people outside of these situations to truly understand.

    That is why so many women find it hard to leave. It isn't as simple as 'just leaving'. And unfortunately law enforcement can't (won't) do anything until it is too late. I remember having a debate about a new law in CT about gun owners having to turn over their guns if they have a restraining order against them. I work with a lot of gun right's people. They kept saying what about people filing restraining orders just to have someone's guns taken away out of spite. I sat there and explained what it was like from the point of view from the people who the restraining order is meant to protect. I think I got through to one of them...kinda. You can't judge these situations on a standard of rational reactions. These people aren't rational. They are obsessed...and the obsession continues to escalate and won't die out on it's own.

    Amy E.- I understand your stance but when you look at the evidence his version of events just don't hold up.

    Sorry if that rambled a lot. It is a very emotional issue for me. It is hard for people outside of these situations to truly understand.

  • Lisa Kirk
    Lisa Kirk Canton, Texas
    Hell bent to make her pay for living her life! and that is what he was doing. He killed, admittedly, his child's mother, her mother and father and another innocent person IN FRONT OF HIS CHILD!!!!! and then I read on True Crime Daily that the family raising the child has to send a picture of the child to him (in prison) every year until the child is 12............ what the actual hell! Seriously, I believe in rights, not being inhumane even with prisoners but doesn't that kid have any rights to mental safety?! The man killed his mother and grandparents in front of him, that's not in debate, he freaking did it, some of it with a HAMMER! I can not be the only person that thinks he should not have rights to anything concerning his child after that! Sometimes I'm more horrified by our justice system than by the actual crimes.

    Hell bent to make her pay for living her life! and that is what he was doing. He killed, admittedly, his child's mother, her mother and father and another innocent person IN FRONT OF HIS CHILD!!!!! and then I read on True Crime Daily that the family raising the child has to send a picture of the child to him (in prison) every year until the child is 12............ what the actual hell! Seriously, I believe in rights, not being inhumane even with prisoners but doesn't that kid have any rights to mental safety?! The man killed his mother and grandparents in front of him, that's not in debate, he freaking did it, some of it with a HAMMER! I can not be the only person that thinks he should not have rights to anything concerning his child after that! Sometimes I'm more horrified by our justice system than by the actual crimes.

  • Samantha
    Samantha Iowa
    It makes me sick to my stomach listening to Adam's testimony. It makes more sense to me that he would go after her and her family than her family trying to kill him purposely. His story is just so off the wall, details that are just so ridiculous I don't believe they happened. Plus, everything he's saying is hearsay. There's nothing to back up whether or not Adam brought any weapons with him, or if Nick really did attack him from the corner or Megan's room, or whether Greg really did try to shoot Adam and miss, or what kind of struggle happened... besides a 4 year old autistic boy who definitely had no idea what was happening until it was too late, not that he would have been able to help, and probably couldn't recall very many specific details at the time. I hate that we have to allow these criminals to tell their side of the story when the victim isn't around to defend themselves.

    It makes me sick to my stomach listening to Adam's testimony. It makes more sense to me that he would go after her and her family than her family trying to kill him purposely. His story is just so off the wall, details that are just so ridiculous I don't believe they happened. Plus, everything he's saying is hearsay. There's nothing to back up whether or not Adam brought any weapons with him, or if Nick really did attack him from the corner or Megan's room, or whether Greg really did try to shoot Adam and miss, or what kind of struggle happened... besides a 4 year old autistic boy who definitely had no idea what was happening until it was too late, not that he would have been able to help, and probably couldn't recall very many specific details at the time. I hate that we have to allow these criminals to tell their side of the story when the victim isn't around to defend themselves.

  • mG
    mG tX
    Kind of seemed like you guys had this episode sitting around for awhile before you decided to put it out. The first episode extensively covered the backgrounds and events of the case, But the second episode was just kind of a "just play it out" with his recorded testimony. I mean, how about some cross-examination audio or bringing up holes in his story. Terrible guy for sure, but the first person that commented in here actually believed the crap he was saying.

    Kind of seemed like you guys had this episode sitting around for awhile before you decided to put it out. The first episode extensively covered the backgrounds and events of the case, But the second episode was just kind of a "just play it out" with his recorded testimony. I mean, how about some cross-examination audio or bringing up holes in his story. Terrible guy for sure, but the first person that commented in here actually believed the crap he was saying.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    MG • TX Good points. I enjoy hearing actual audio from cases, but some find it lazy. Cheers Mate Captain

    MG • TX

    Good points. I enjoy hearing actual audio from cases, but some find it lazy. Cheers Mate

    Captain

  • Shaun
    Shaun Tampa
    I didn’t live here at the time this happened so this was all new to me. Very very disturbing. I was googling the house of horrors and came across another house of horrors (Billy Mansfield, Springhill) in the town next to Hudson. 😳

    I didn’t live here at the time this happened so this was all new to me. Very very disturbing. I was googling the house of horrors and came across another house of horrors (Billy Mansfield, Springhill) in the town next to Hudson. 😳

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