Christie Mullins ////// 34 

Christie Mullins ////// 34 

A smart and beautiful young girl is beaten to death in the woods. Two eyewitnesses saw the maniac deliver the final blow that ended her life. Police locate the man the next day and bring him to headquarters for questioning. He gives them a full confession. 40 years later and the smart and beautiful young girl's murder is still unsolved. What went wrong? Tonight in the garage Nic in the Captain discuss the very strange case and murder of young Christie Mullins. Join us for a beer and a chat, won't you? 

Beer of the week - Juicy Lucy by Zaftig Brewing Company 
Garage grade - 4 1/4 bottle caps out of 5

21 comments

  • Kari

    Kari Ohio

    You mention listening to the Adam Walsh episode but I can't find that episode on the iTunes app. Do you know another way to find it?

    You mention listening to the Adam Walsh episode but I can't find that episode on the iTunes app. Do you know another way to find it?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Kari It's in the iTunes store. Captain

    Kari
    It's in the iTunes store.
    Captain

  • Kari

    Kari Ohio

    Thanks! I found it! I just found the podcast, but I can't stop listening!

    Thanks! I found it! I just found the podcast, but I can't stop listening!

  • Janey

    Janey

    After True Crime Garage but before True Crime Basement, can't we have a True Crime Shed podcast? okthx ;-)

    After True Crime Garage but before True Crime Basement, can't we have a True Crime Shed podcast? okthx ;-)

  • MRife

    MRife VA

    I love the podcast, I have a 1.5 hour commute one-way to work, and listen to you two on the way to work and the way home. I think the only thing missing is my comments and insight.

    I love the podcast, I have a 1.5 hour commute one-way to work, and listen to you two on the way to work and the way home. I think the only thing missing is my comments and insight.

  • Brandon

    Brandon Georgia

    As the father of special needs child as well as "teen" daughter this episode affected me deeply...That said, fantastic podcast as always gents. Captain, I applaud your ability to hold it together amidst your "speech struggles". Well done sir!

    As the father of special needs child as well as "teen" daughter this episode affected me deeply...That said, fantastic podcast as always gents. Captain, I applaud your ability to hold it together amidst your "speech struggles". Well done sir!

  • Kearstin

    Kearstin Iowa

    I, like Brandon, am the parent of special needs children. This episode hit home for sure. Just found the podcast and I am HOOKED. All of them are good. Thanks for doing what you do : )

    I, like Brandon, am the parent of special needs children. This episode hit home for sure.

    Just found the podcast and I am HOOKED. All of them are good. Thanks for doing what you do : )

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte California

    This is so sad. The fact that Newell's family knew about this in the family for years and no one ever stepped forward. Absolutely horrific. :*(

    This is so sad. The fact that Newell's family knew about this in the family for years and no one ever stepped forward. Absolutely horrific. :*(

  • Elliot

    Elliot South Dakota

    Do we know if Henry Newell knew Jack Carmen? Did they interact at all? I didn't catch in the podcast if you guys covered that possibly Newell INTENTIONALLY gave a sketch artist a description of Jack Carmen. Possibly Newell was aware Carmen would go along with pretty much anything? I just assume it'd be easier to give a composite of someone that you have a mental picture of in your mind than just a random face.

    Do we know if Henry Newell knew Jack Carmen? Did they interact at all? I didn't catch in the podcast if you guys covered that possibly Newell INTENTIONALLY gave a sketch artist a description of Jack Carmen. Possibly Newell was aware Carmen would go along with pretty much anything? I just assume it'd be easier to give a composite of someone that you have a mental picture of in your mind than just a random face.

  • Nicholas Macarages

    Nicholas Macarages Fayetteville, NC

    I had a similar thought to Elliot before I read his comment. Is it possible that Henry Newell Jr. had seen Jack Carmen before and thought he was strange looking, and when he fabricated the story he gave a description the first person he thought of that looked weird and Jack Carmen just happened to be that person. People tend to stick to what they know. I don't think Newell did this hoping that Carmen would falsely confess, but that he just knew people would believe someone matching a strange description like his could have done it.....

    I had a similar thought to Elliot before I read his comment. Is it possible that Henry Newell Jr. had seen Jack Carmen before and thought he was strange looking, and when he fabricated the story he gave a description the first person he thought of that looked weird and Jack Carmen just happened to be that person. People tend to stick to what they know. I don't think Newell did this hoping that Carmen would falsely confess, but that he just knew people would believe someone matching a strange description like his could have done it.....

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    There is nothing to suggest that Newell knew Jack Carmen. It's not impossible, they would have been in the same age group but they did live on very different sides of town and probably lived very different lifestyles. My guess is Newell gave a vague description of what he would have considered to be the look of a maniac or a crazy person. Newell got very lucky when someone matching that was spotted downtown Columbus. Cheers ya'll - Nic

    There is nothing to suggest that Newell knew Jack Carmen. It's not impossible, they would have been in the same age group but they did live on very different sides of town and probably lived very different lifestyles. My guess is Newell gave a vague description of what he would have considered to be the look of a maniac or a crazy person. Newell got very lucky when someone matching that was spotted downtown Columbus. Cheers ya'll - Nic

  • Chris

    Chris Wichita, KS

    Nic, I took your idea to look up the photo of Henry and Pam Newell from the Columbus Monthly, and I think you're right. That look she's giving him almost gives everything away.

    Nic,

    I took your idea to look up the photo of Henry and Pam Newell from the Columbus Monthly, and I think you're right. That look she's giving him almost gives everything away.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Chris thank you! Pam has confusion in her eyes and disgust on her face. You can tell she does not believe him. You can see it in her eyes as he is telling the police his story, she is asking herself "why is he asking me to lie" over and over again. She can't prove it but she does't trust him. It was a great story and covered very well by Columbus Monthly and they covered it from the beginning. That's a great publication very underrated. Cheers, Nic

    Chris thank you! Pam has confusion in her eyes and disgust on her face. You can tell she does not believe him. You can see it in her eyes as he is telling the police his story, she is asking herself "why is he asking me to lie" over and over again. She can't prove it but she does't trust him.

    It was a great story and covered very well by Columbus Monthly and they covered it from the beginning. That's a great publication very underrated.

    Cheers, Nic

  • Blaire

    Blaire East coast

    Loved this episode. Were you able to find out what became of poor Jack?

    Loved this episode. Were you able to find out what became of poor Jack?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Blaire • East coast Thank you so much. No I haven't had the time.

    Blaire • East coast

    Thank you so much. No I haven't had the time.

  • Kari

    Kari Ontario, Canada

    I just finished listening to this podcast on Christie Mullins, this was very well told. It's always hard when it's such an old crime to get all the facts, but you guys did a fantastic job!! Hat's off to Nic, who is always so thorough and in depth! Great work guys!!!

    I just finished listening to this podcast on Christie Mullins, this was very well told.
    It's always hard when it's such an old crime to get all the facts, but you guys did a fantastic job!!
    Hat's off to Nic, who is always so thorough and in depth!
    Great work guys!!!

  • Natalie

    Natalie CO

    That is Despicable!! How that whole family knew what he did to that little girl and no one ever said anything till he died. How do they sleep at night?!? Just horrible!! That poor little girl and her family. . . Lord hope that never happens to their family or if it does someone have enough decency to come forward and speak up and let justice prevail.

    That is Despicable!! How that whole family knew what he did to that little girl and no one ever said anything till he died. How do they sleep at night?!? Just horrible!! That poor little girl and her family. . . Lord hope that never happens to their family or if it does someone have enough decency to come forward and speak up and let justice prevail.

  • Vince

    Vince Greenwich oh

    If you circle new move him 5 this will spell Newell and place him in oaklahoma five states away at tent number 8. 3 5 8 are news channels up= dna reference April tinsley hi hooney letter

    If you circle new move him 5 this will spell Newell and place him in oaklahoma five states away at tent number 8. 3 5 8 are news channels up= dna reference April tinsley hi hooney letter

  • Vince

    Vince Greenwich oh

    77 he was her killer -april 77 he saw her killer er. - his wife kill one of the oaklahoma 3 this is from the oak. Cave writing

    77 he was her killer -april 77 he saw her killer er. - his wife kill one of the oaklahoma 3 this is from the oak. Cave writing

  • Alison

    Alison MA

    Hey guys - love the podcast. I was doing a little research because this episode piqued my interest, and found this quote from an article that contained a few more details. Not sure if it is 100% accurate but here is the quote: "Brown says her uncle confessed that he blamed the murder on a drinking buddy because he was an easy target" Brown is the niece. The article also states that Brown explained: Newell said he and Mullins were neighbors, and the teen was sitting on a guard rail behind the Graceland Shopping Center. They talked briefly and later went into a wooden area behind the shopping center. Newell then told Brown he made a move and Mullins fought back. "At that point, he said he tied her up," explained Brown. "He said she wouldn't stop screaming, so he picked up a two-by-four and just started bashing her in the head with it." Here is the full article from WNBS https://www.10tv.com/article/christie-mullins-cold-case-closes-40-years-later-murder-suspect-idd

    Hey guys - love the podcast. I was doing a little research because this episode piqued my interest, and found this quote from an article that contained a few more details. Not sure if it is 100% accurate but here is the quote:

    "Brown says her uncle confessed that he blamed the murder on a drinking buddy because he was an easy target"

    Brown is the niece.

    The article also states that Brown explained:
    Newell said he and Mullins were neighbors, and the teen was sitting on a guard rail behind the Graceland Shopping Center. They talked briefly and later went into a wooden area behind the shopping center. Newell then told Brown he made a move and Mullins fought back.

    "At that point, he said he tied her up," explained Brown. "He said she wouldn't stop screaming, so he picked up a two-by-four and just started bashing her in the head with it."

    Here is the full article from WNBS https://www.10tv.com/article/christie-mullins-cold-case-closes-40-years-later-murder-suspect-idd

  • Sw33tRed70

    Sw33tRed70 Columbus,Ohio

    I have been wondering if maybe Pamela and her husband planned together and set up the meeting over the phone with the girl who went into woolco. Chose to abduct Christie as last resort bc the plans went awry when teenager didn't come alone. Possibly why the barbiturate overdose of Pamela.

    I have been wondering if maybe Pamela and her husband planned together and set up the meeting over the phone with the girl who went into woolco. Chose to abduct Christie as last resort bc the plans went awry when teenager didn't come alone. Possibly why the barbiturate overdose of Pamela.

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