Robert Kissel appeared to have it all. He was a high-powered investment banker living in Hong Kong with his wife and children, making millions of dollars a year. Then, in late 2003, he did something out of character. The reliable workaholic missed an important conference call. His coworkers were immediately suspicious. What could have happened to Robert?

Then, Warren Horinek was drunk. Super drunk. He and his wife Bonnie had just spent the evening drinking at TGIFriday’s. They’d hadn’t been home long when Warren called 911. Through slurs, he told the dispatcher that his wife had been shot. But had she? Police, the medical examiner and the district attorney all agreed that the scene looked like a suicide. But Bonnie’s friends and family thought differently.

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:
“A bloody injustice,” by Dave Mann, Texas Observer
“The defense calls Terry Laber,” Texas Center for Community Journalism
“CNN explores Warren Horinek Case,” Texas Observer
“The Warren Horinek Case,” waco-criminal-attorney.com

In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“Born to Win” episode Behind Mansion Walls
“Nancy Kissel: The Hong Kong Milkshake Murder” by Anthony Bruno, TruTV.com
“Kissels Of Death” by Steve Fishman, New York Magazine
“Murder of Robert Kissel” wikipedia.org

 

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