Sherese Walker Bingham /// 348 /// 349

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  • Uncle D.

    Uncle D. BFE

    I feel as if the Captain has a big one.

    I feel as if the Captain has a big one.

  • Georgi Halverson

    Georgi Halverson Madison

    In regards to the dogs. We have 3 Great Danes, who are also guard dogs by nature like German Shepards. Dogs that are off leash aren't always under voice command unfortunately. She had to "rangle" the dogs with the biker which would indicate that they were not 100% under voice. The gun would allow the person to shoot from a far and being someone the dogs know, they could have treats and know the dogs behavior. The dogs are the key. Guard dogs would not allow someone that they didn't know to come close. The person who killed her is someone she knew.... Period. I can say with certainty if she was indeed murdered.

    In regards to the dogs. We have 3 Great Danes, who are also guard dogs by nature like German Shepards.

    Dogs that are off leash aren't always under voice command unfortunately. She had to "rangle" the dogs with the biker which would indicate that they were not 100% under voice.
    The gun would allow the person to shoot from a far and being someone the dogs know, they could have treats and know the dogs behavior. The dogs are the key. Guard dogs would not allow someone that they didn't know to come close.

    The person who killed her is someone she knew.... Period. I can say with certainty if she was indeed murdered.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Georgi Halverson • Madison Thanks for sharing. Captain

    Georgi Halverson • Madison

    Thanks for sharing.

    Captain

  • Cookie

    Cookie Lyndon, Kansas

    I was walking with my dog on a trail and carry a concealed Glock. I fell over some low lying barb wire as my dog went to explore and my hand gun made a clicking noise as I fell on hard ground. Fortunately, I do not chamber when in non tactical rough terrain. But I understand this was a murder.

    I was walking with my dog on a trail and carry a concealed Glock. I fell over some low lying barb wire as my dog went to explore and my hand gun made a clicking noise as I fell on hard ground.

    Fortunately, I do not chamber when in non tactical rough terrain.

    But I understand this was a murder.

  • Megan

    Megan Minnesota

    Anyone know what happened to the dogs after the shooting? Did Eugene just take them home? I’m thinking if the dogs saw him kill Sherese, they would lose trust and act differently around him.

    Anyone know what happened to the dogs after the shooting? Did Eugene just take them home?

    I’m thinking if the dogs saw him kill Sherese, they would lose trust and act differently around him.

  • Tasha

    Tasha Houston TX

    “Shit princess”- the captain has & aways will crack me up 😂 Ps... the husband is completely guilty. I don’t think she took the gun- he brought it to Kill her

    “Shit princess”- the captain has & aways will crack me up 😂
    Ps... the husband is completely guilty. I don’t think she took the gun- he brought it to
    Kill her

  • Matt

    Matt Blue Virginia

    A couple of questions: 1. Why did Eugene report the empty gun case in his home when, if guilty, he could have easily discarded it? 2. Is it possible that Eugene knows what happened, but learned about it after the fact?

    A couple of questions:

    1. Why did Eugene report the empty gun case in his home when, if guilty, he could have easily discarded it?

    2. Is it possible that Eugene knows what happened, but learned about it after the fact?

  • Olivia

    Olivia Illinois

    Get Dateline Investigative team on this! Sherese and her family need peace. Eugene clearly did this to his poor belated wife and it’s time for justice.

    Get Dateline Investigative team on this! Sherese and her family need peace. Eugene clearly did this to his poor belated wife and it’s time for justice.

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Jackson, MI

    Why do people take lie detector tests? Absolutely nothing good can come from it.

    Why do people take lie detector tests? Absolutely nothing good can come from it.

  • RACHEL

    RACHEL O-H-I-O

    I have held and shot several guns, including a Glock 43 and a small 38. Not big guns by any means, handguns, but still pretty heavy. I would know if one was in a carry pouch. I am confused as to why anyone would think she would pick up a gun pouch to wear or carry with her and not know the gun wasn't in there. So while it seems implausible that someone would get close enough to her to get her gun with her dogs around, to me it seems just as unlikely that she would be walking around with an empty gun pouch without noticing. Am I missing some piece of the story about why anyone thinks the gun was brought from somewhere else by someone else? I did listen to both parts but I was at work so it's entirely conceivable that I missed something!

    I have held and shot several guns, including a Glock 43 and a small 38. Not big guns by any means, handguns, but still pretty heavy. I would know if one was in a carry pouch. I am confused as to why anyone would think she would pick up a gun pouch to wear or carry with her and not know the gun wasn't in there. So while it seems implausible that someone would get close enough to her to get her gun with her dogs around, to me it seems just as unlikely that she would be walking around with an empty gun pouch without noticing. Am I missing some piece of the story about why anyone thinks the gun was brought from somewhere else by someone else? I did listen to both parts but I was at work so it's entirely conceivable that I missed something!

  • Amy

    Amy KCMO

    i was only halfway thru Part 1 when i figured her husband did it. what a douche canoe

    i was only halfway thru Part 1 when i figured her husband did it. what a douche canoe

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Hi again Rach! You did miss something - the gun pouch was at her home. Eugene claims Sherese took the gun out of the pouch and with her on her walk. Her family says the gun was always in the pouch no matter where it was located. I think she had no intention of bringing the gun with her. I was pointing out that if “the killer” needed to have the gun on them so they were ready to act when the opportunity presents itself then she may not have known her gun was missing because she saw her pouch. Many of us have firearms that are stored in a similar manner and not necessarily know that the guns are not in their “container or holder.” As always - good to hear from you! Cheers Nic

    Hi again Rach!
    You did miss something - the gun pouch was at her home. Eugene claims Sherese took the gun out of the pouch and with her on her walk. Her family says the gun was always in the pouch no matter where it was located. I think she had no intention of bringing the gun with her. I was pointing out that if “the killer” needed to have the gun on them so they were ready to act when the opportunity presents itself then she may not have known her gun was missing because she saw her pouch. Many of us have firearms that are stored in a similar manner and not necessarily know that the guns are not in their “container or holder.”
    As always - good to hear from you!
    Cheers Nic

  • RACHEL

    RACHEL O-H-I-O

    Thanks Nic! That makes much more sense. Note self: listen more carefully next time :)

    Thanks Nic! That makes much more sense. Note self: listen more carefully next time smile

  • Oregon Buckeye

    Oregon Buckeye Eugene, Oregon

    Hey guys-- I love your show and I believe I've heard just about every episode. I listen as I take my dumb dog on a walk in the mornings, coincidentally. However, this time I think I've got to disagree with your conclusions here. I can easily see this is an accidental death. I think she clumsily shot herself. (Perhaps this will come across as victim-blaming but hear me out.) 1. She was walking two large, protective (or aggressive) dogs off-leash in a public park on a public path. To me, this speaks to poor judgement. We know that she had to 'corral' the dogs when a bicyclist approached. We know that the dogs kept EMTs from approaching her. Apparently, she also kept the .25 in her breast pocket. Again, not the best choice. 2. That pistol is really not a good gun, almost worthless. It is impossible to hit anything at a distance of more than four or five feet away. They are also 'junky' for lack of a better word. Keeping a round chambered in that thing is asinine. It's an accidental discharge waiting to happen. 3. Eugene's alibi is the exact sort of story I would expect from a pothead watching a basketball game in his room down in the basement. I would actually be more suspicious of him if he had a stronger alibi. He can't be both a dunce (giving the wrong times, getting caught in easily-detected lies, constantly stumbling over details) and a criminal mastermind able to get away with a homicide like this or a conspiracy. 4. What sort of DNA would one expect to find on a steel pistol if there is not blood? He says he was the one responsible for cleaning it. He touched it, probably more than she did. 5. My version of the accident-- Sherese is walking her two dogs, off-leash. She has a minor confrontation with the bicyclist or a pedestrian. Angrily, she puts her dogs on the leash. At some point, she takes her pistol from her breast pocket. Perhaps she feels threatened. Perhaps there is more to the confrontation with the bicyclist. Perhaps, she thinks she is being threatened or followed. (Sounds like paranoia to me, but whatever.) Regardless, her gun is out. She moves to place it back into her breast pocket. The event takes place in the winter and the colonel referred to her clothing as coveralls, so I'm picturing bulky clothes like a Carhart suit or something. She goes to place the piece in her pocket. She's also holding onto the leash attached to two large dogs, already a bit on edge. She has the gun in her left hand, along with the leash, and her right hand is pulling the pocket open. As she moves to put the loaded, chambered gun away, the dogs jerk the leash and she fires a round off. It goes through her sleeve as her right arm is already in front of her chest. Through the sleeve and into her chest. 6. It's a small round, not a lot bigger than a .22 but still lethal. It staggers her. She drops the leash and the gun and frantically digs through her purse, trying to get her phone. This explains the scattered contents. She is unable to call 911 before she passes out. Or the phone is dead already. She dies, sadly. The dogs remain by her side. 7. The reason why there is not enough evidence to convict Eugene is because he didn't do it and was not there. 8. Cellphone pings are notoriously sketchy evidence and I don't give credence to them. 9. Eugene was a crappy husband but that doesn't make him a murderer. He's just a dope. (If this really was a murder, and I don't think it was, the side piece is a much stronger suspect and Eugene didn't even need to know abut it.) 10. "... Lying shit princess..." is gold. I plan to steal it and use it frequently. One last thing.... O-H...

    Hey guys--

    I love your show and I believe I've heard just about every episode. I listen as I take my dumb dog on a walk in the mornings, coincidentally. However, this time I think I've got to disagree with your conclusions here. I can easily see this is an accidental death. I think she clumsily shot herself. (Perhaps this will come across as victim-blaming but hear me out.)

    1. She was walking two large, protective (or aggressive) dogs off-leash in a public park on a public path. To me, this speaks to poor judgement. We know that she had to 'corral' the dogs when a bicyclist approached. We know that the dogs kept EMTs from approaching her. Apparently, she also kept the .25 in her breast pocket. Again, not the best choice.

    2. That pistol is really not a good gun, almost worthless. It is impossible to hit anything at a distance of more than four or five feet away. They are also 'junky' for lack of a better word. Keeping a round chambered in that thing is asinine. It's an accidental discharge waiting to happen.

    3. Eugene's alibi is the exact sort of story I would expect from a pothead watching a basketball game in his room down in the basement. I would actually be more suspicious of him if he had a stronger alibi. He can't be both a dunce (giving the wrong times, getting caught in easily-detected lies, constantly stumbling over details) and a criminal mastermind able to get away with a homicide like this or a conspiracy.

    4. What sort of DNA would one expect to find on a steel pistol if there is not blood? He says he was the one responsible for cleaning it. He touched it, probably more than she did.

    5. My version of the accident-- Sherese is walking her two dogs, off-leash. She has a minor confrontation with the bicyclist or a pedestrian. Angrily, she puts her dogs on the leash. At some point, she takes her pistol from her breast pocket. Perhaps she feels threatened. Perhaps there is more to the confrontation with the bicyclist. Perhaps, she thinks she is being threatened or followed. (Sounds like paranoia to me, but whatever.) Regardless, her gun is out. She moves to place it back into her breast pocket. The event takes place in the winter and the colonel referred to her clothing as coveralls, so I'm picturing bulky clothes like a Carhart suit or something. She goes to place the piece in her pocket. She's also holding onto the leash attached to two large dogs, already a bit on edge. She has the gun in her left hand, along with the leash, and her right hand is pulling the pocket open. As she moves to put the loaded, chambered gun away, the dogs jerk the leash and she fires a round off. It goes through her sleeve as her right arm is already in front of her chest. Through the sleeve and into her chest.

    6. It's a small round, not a lot bigger than a .22 but still lethal. It staggers her. She drops the leash and the gun and frantically digs through her purse, trying to get her phone. This explains the scattered contents. She is unable to call 911 before she passes out. Or the phone is dead already. She dies, sadly. The dogs remain by her side.

    7. The reason why there is not enough evidence to convict Eugene is because he didn't do it and was not there.

    8. Cellphone pings are notoriously sketchy evidence and I don't give credence to them.

    9. Eugene was a crappy husband but that doesn't make him a murderer. He's just a dope. (If this really was a murder, and I don't think it was, the side piece is a much stronger suspect and Eugene didn't even need to know abut it.)

    10. "... Lying shit princess..." is gold. I plan to steal it and use it frequently.

    One last thing....

    O-H...

  • Keith

    Keith Spokane Washington

    Is it at all possible that the husband shot her with his gun but before she left he had switched the guts of the two guns so ballistics would match her gun but he wouldn’t have to wrestle it from her. He could have approached her and not irritated the dogs. Firing the gun could have caused the dogs to run off long enough for him to switch the gusts back to the original guns. Idk why but this just makes the most sense to me. I haven’t listened to part two yet but this is a theory that could hold some water but be almost impossible to prove. It would also explain the dna in the gun too. Also he said he cleaned her gun for her so he was probably pretty quick at disassembly and reassembly. It also would have given him an opportunity to switch the guts without raising alarm.

    Is it at all possible that the husband shot her with his gun but before she left he had switched the guts of the two guns so ballistics would match her gun but he wouldn’t have to wrestle it from her. He could have approached her and not irritated the dogs. Firing the gun could have caused the dogs to run off long enough for him to switch the gusts back to the original guns. Idk why but this just makes the most sense to me. I haven’t listened to part two yet but this is a theory that could hold some water but be almost impossible to prove. It would also explain the dna in the gun too. Also he said he cleaned her gun for her so he was probably pretty quick at disassembly and reassembly. It also would have given him an opportunity to switch the guts without raising alarm.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    I-O! Nic

    I-O!
    Nic

  • Tara

    Tara Pacific NW

    I am a Forensic Scientist in a Latent Print Section and I was unfortunately, cringing when I was about half-way through Part 1 of this episode. Fingerprints not being on a gun are NOT unusual. Latent prints are not often developed from guns. The stat I heard at a conference recently was 9-12% of the time. This is due to many factors. Guns are not good surfaces due to the fact that they are usually very textured in the grip areas. People usually don't hold their gun in a way that would leave useable prints. Also, there is new research being done that when you touch a gun, your fingerprint actually corrodes the metal, making recovery even harder. In this case, the gun being in her pocket makes it even harder as the rubbing of the fabric on the gun could have wiped away any prints that she had deposited. In general, fingerprints are not always found on items. What we often describe in court is that there are many factors that contribute to whether someone's print is developed off of an item. First, does the person leave good prints? This various person to person. Some people have a lot of amino acids, sweat, etc, that is easily left behind. Others do not. Then there is the type of evidence (whether it is smooth, if it is porous or non-porous, if it is small-touching a item 100 times in the same spot is not going to give you good, comparable prints). Then there is what was the item exposed to at the scene? Was it outside in the hot sun all day? Prints are mostly water, they will evaporate. Then finally, was the item was packaged in a way that preserved the prints?

    I am a Forensic Scientist in a Latent Print Section and I was unfortunately, cringing when I was about half-way through Part 1 of this episode. Fingerprints not being on a gun are NOT unusual. Latent prints are not often developed from guns. The stat I heard at a conference recently was 9-12% of the time. This is due to many factors. Guns are not good surfaces due to the fact that they are usually very textured in the grip areas. People usually don't hold their gun in a way that would leave useable prints. Also, there is new research being done that when you touch a gun, your fingerprint actually corrodes the metal, making recovery even harder. In this case, the gun being in her pocket makes it even harder as the rubbing of the fabric on the gun could have wiped away any prints that she had deposited.
    In general, fingerprints are not always found on items. What we often describe in court is that there are many factors that contribute to whether someone's print is developed off of an item. First, does the person leave good prints? This various person to person. Some people have a lot of amino acids, sweat, etc, that is easily left behind. Others do not. Then there is the type of evidence (whether it is smooth, if it is porous or non-porous, if it is small-touching a item 100 times in the same spot is not going to give you good, comparable prints). Then there is what was the item exposed to at the scene? Was it outside in the hot sun all day? Prints are mostly water, they will evaporate. Then finally, was the item was packaged in a way that preserved the prints?

  • mG

    mG

    Just started listening to this one and maybe you are going to shock me. But nobody, nobody, moves on someone with two German Shepherds. I have had Shepherds in the past and they will fight to the death to protect you. Accidental death or someone that is intimate with those dogs.

    Just started listening to this one and maybe you are going to shock me. But nobody, nobody, moves on someone with two German Shepherds. I have had Shepherds in the past and they will fight to the death to protect you. Accidental death or someone that is intimate with those dogs.

  • Jamie

    Jamie Fort Worth

    I have a different theory on the gun. I think maybe she did (or at least could have) taken her gun and holster (pouch... whatever) with her. Eugene could have replaced her gun with HIS gun in her holster (since they had the same gun) before she left. Then he takes her gun, finds her in the park, and kills her. Then leaves her gun at the scene and recovers his pistol (which is in her holster) from her. That would explain why her property was found strewn about and why the holster wasn’t with her. He was probably in a hurry get out of there and didn’t want to waste time taking the gun out. I’m guessing an oversight on his part and maybe he brought it up to the police (about finding it) when her family came out and said that is how she always carried it.

    I have a different theory on the gun. I think maybe she did (or at least could have) taken her gun and holster (pouch... whatever) with her. Eugene could have replaced her gun with HIS gun in her holster (since they had the same gun) before she left. Then he takes her gun, finds her in the park, and kills her. Then leaves her gun at the scene and recovers his pistol (which is in her holster) from her. That would explain why her property was found strewn about and why the holster wasn’t with her. He was probably in a hurry get out of there and didn’t want to waste time taking the gun out. I’m guessing an oversight on his part and maybe he brought it up to the police (about finding it) when her family came out and said that is how she always carried it.

  • Erica

    Erica Virginia

    Long time listener, first comment question. Just wondering what the phone exchanges between the husband and the mistress looked like prior to the 8 day lead up to her death. Do they always share 30+ calls a day or just had a huge influx during those 8 days? Thanks and love this podcast!

    Long time listener, first comment question. Just wondering what the phone exchanges between the husband and the mistress looked like prior to the 8 day lead up to her death. Do they always share 30+ calls a day or just had a huge influx during those 8 days? Thanks and love this podcast!

  • Amy

    Amy KCMO

    hmm good theory Jamie

    hmm good theory Jamie

  • Becky

    Becky Illinois

    Did anyone try to track down that lead about the blue car following her? She supposedly told people before this occurred that she thought she was being followed. I wonder what kind of car the husband and mistress were driving at that time?

    Did anyone try to track down that lead about the blue car following her? She supposedly told people before this occurred that she thought she was being followed. I wonder what kind of car the husband and mistress were driving at that time?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Thanks everyone for posting! Just to clarify - Sherese told her family she believed a Blue Chevy Blazer was following her. For those not familiar the Blazer is a small to mid size SUV I believe depending on year it could be two or four doors. Cheers Nic

    Thanks everyone for posting!
    Just to clarify - Sherese told her family she believed a Blue Chevy Blazer was following her. For those not familiar the Blazer is a small to mid size SUV I believe depending on year it could be two or four doors.
    Cheers Nic

  • Tina

    Tina Ohio

    Two great episodes! From the first minute I thought it was the husband, but then when you added in the side piece, I have come up with a different theory. I do believe they plotted together, but I think she is the shooter and mastermind. He is not the brightest bulb in the drawer. Having her as the shooter while he is at home does give him an alibi of sorts, even if his timeline is off, having her as the unknown shooter with no physical evidence keeps them both off the hook. Of course his DNA is going to be on it, it was in his house, and he had care of cleaning it, so the detectives can't say he is guilty from that evidence. I think the SP only handled the gun with gloves, which explains the lack of prints and DNA. They probably wiped down the gun when they took it out of the pouch, and only she handled it after. I also think he desensitized the dogs to the SP while Sherese was working, so when the SP confronted her in the park to shoot her, the dogs knew her and were not on guard. Given the caliber of the pistol, and the time of evening(too dark to see at a distance), she had to be close for the shot to be lethal. The lack of evidence is the only thing keeping these POS's out of jail. They are guilty, guilty guilty.

    Two great episodes! From the first minute I thought it was the husband, but then when you added in the side piece, I have come up with a different theory. I do believe they plotted together, but I think she is the shooter and mastermind. He is not the brightest bulb in the drawer. Having her as the shooter while he is at home does give him an alibi of sorts, even if his timeline is off, having her as the unknown shooter with no physical evidence keeps them both off the hook. Of course his DNA is going to be on it, it was in his house, and he had care of cleaning it, so the detectives can't say he is guilty from that evidence. I think the SP only handled the gun with gloves, which explains the lack of prints and DNA. They probably wiped down the gun when they took it out of the pouch, and only she handled it after. I also think he desensitized the dogs to the SP while Sherese was working, so when the SP confronted her in the park to shoot her, the dogs knew her and were not on guard. Given the caliber of the pistol, and the time of evening(too dark to see at a distance), she had to be close for the shot to be lethal. The lack of evidence is the only thing keeping these POS's out of jail. They are guilty, guilty guilty.

  • Nicholas Macarages

    Nicholas Macarages

    Not that it would help solve the case, but every gun aficionado and firearms instructor I’ve heard speak about how to carry have all said that you should have a round in the chamber. The reason being is that there usually is not enough time to rack the gun during self defense situations because of how fast they occur. Also, if the offender has a gun he or she is going to have the drop on you.

    Not that it would help solve the case, but every gun aficionado and firearms instructor I’ve heard speak about how to carry have all said that you should have a round in the chamber. The reason being is that there usually is not enough time to rack the gun during self defense situations because of how fast they occur. Also, if the offender has a gun he or she is going to have the drop on you.

  • Celia

    Celia Texas

    I have been listening for about a year now and have also listened to many of the older episodes. This case is the one where I have heard the most from The Captain. The Captain really does not like the husband or the husband's "sidepiece" in this one. I agree. It is pretty obvious that they planned and pulled off this murder. I sure hope that one day they both will have to pay for it.

    I have been listening for about a year now and have also listened to many of the older episodes. This case is the one where I have heard the most from The Captain. The Captain really does not like the husband or the husband's "sidepiece" in this one. I agree. It is pretty obvious that they planned and pulled off this murder. I sure hope that one day they both will have to pay for it.

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Indianapolis

    I got my Masters in Social Work at IUPUI so I kind of know the area. It is in the heart of downtown. I’m surprised that she had those dogs off of their leashes because of how populated and busy the area is. It sounds like she had a lot of experience with her dogs and maybe corral meant calling a command to them. I’m not sure If that area requires dogs to be leashes or not-is be surprised if leashes weren’t required. It would have been almost pitch black at that time with the exception of the lamps. A lot of people from IUPUi walk along those paths and there are three hospitals near by where people use these paths on their breaks. Someone had to have seen something. There isn’t a lot of trees or brush where someone could just easily get by without being noticed. Also-German Shepherds are very loyal dogs. They are more likely to protect than be scared. They had to have known the perpetrator for them to let that person get anywhere near her without being bit. And as I am home care social worker who was jumped on by one, they can be pretty damn quiet and stealthy. It made perfect sense to me that they would be protecting her body. I’m glad they didn’t kill the dogs. I’m partway through part 1 and I have to say my money is on the husband.

    I got my Masters in Social Work at IUPUI so I kind of know the area. It is in the heart of downtown. I’m surprised that she had those dogs off of their leashes because of how populated and busy the area is. It sounds like she had a lot of experience with her dogs and maybe corral meant calling a command to them. I’m not sure If that area requires dogs to be leashes or not-is be surprised if leashes weren’t required.

    It would have been almost pitch black at that time with the exception of the lamps. A lot of people from IUPUi walk along those paths and there are three hospitals near by where people use these paths on their breaks. Someone had to have seen something. There isn’t a lot of trees or brush where someone could just easily get by without being noticed.

    Also-German Shepherds are very loyal dogs. They are more likely to protect than be scared. They had to have known the perpetrator for them to let that person get anywhere near her without being bit. And as I am home care social worker who was jumped on by one, they can be pretty damn quiet and stealthy. It made perfect sense to me that they would be protecting her body. I’m glad they didn’t kill the dogs. I’m partway through part 1 and I have to say my money is on the husband.

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