148 - A Mother Unravelled - The Crimes of Jody Herring

The Minds of Madness - True Crime Stories

Jan. 29, 2023

In a small town in Vermont, workers at the Department for Children and Families ended their work day and started thinking about what the weekend would hold for them.

Lara Sobel had plans to go home to her two spirited young daughters, to be joined later by her husband.

No one in the office could have predicted the bloodshed that lay ahead - a murderous rampage that had already begun hours earlier in a small country farmhouse

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