Warning: This is an especially explicit episode. Blame Denver Fenton Allen.
Brandi starts us off with an absolutely insane pre-trial hearing unlike anything you’ve ever heard of. Denver Fenton Allen’s went a little nuts in his pre-trial hearing. He accused everyone of wanting to “suck his dick.” Then, when it was clear things weren’t going his way, he threatened to murder the judge’s family and mastrubate in open court. The judge didn’t handle it well.
Then, who could forget the story of astronaut Lisa Nowak? When Lisa’s astronaut boyfriend Billy dumped her for another woman, she — how do we put this mildly? — didn’t take it well. She loaded up her car with trash bags, a knife, a steel mallet and other fun travel accessories, then drove from Houston to Orlando wearing a diaper. Once she got to Orlando, she attacked Billy’s new girlfriend, Colleen Shipman. For what it’s worth, Lisa denies wearing the diaper.
And now for a note about our process. For each episode, Kristin reads a bunch of articles, then spits them back out in her very limited vocabulary. Brandi copies and pastes from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.
In this episode, Kristin pulled from:
“Astronaut Charged With Attempted Murder,” The New York Times
“Ex-Astronaut Wants Evidence Tossed Out,” Associated Press
“Astronaut Love Triangle: Colleen Shipman Says of 2007 Attack by Romantic Rival, ‘I Thought I “Was Going to Be Okay. But It Was Never Okay After That,’” People Magazine
“Astronaut Love Triangle: Lisa Nowak’s Life 10 Years Later,” People Magazine
Plus, good ol’ wikipedia
In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“Proctor calls Floyd County Jail death a homicide” by Doug Walker, Rome News-Tribune
“Cartersville man charged in Floyd County Jail inmate death” by Doug Walker, Rome News-Tribune
“Georgia v. Denver Fenton Allen” transcript of proceedings Fay Frankland
“Judge criticized for vulgar courtroom exchange” by Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Man who gained fame for crude “Rick and Morty” courtroom exchange gets life” by Joshua Rhett Miller, New York Post