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Ep 98: 23 Minutes of Murder

All Crime No Cattle

All Crime No Cattle

History, True Crime

4.82.6K Ratings

🗓️ 27 August 2022

⏱️ 69 minutes

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In July of 1982, engaged couple Billy Staton and Leticia Castro, both 26, went missing in La Feria, Texas. It took a Texas Ranger, a private detective, and 23 minutes of audio to solve the case.

1) “23 minutes of murder” depicted on Brownsville tape. (1982, October 31). Associated Press.

2) A man accused of killing two people in a... (1983, April 14). UPI. https://www.upi.com/Archives/1983/04/14/A-man-accused-of-killing-two-people-in-a/5034419144400/

3) Clinton Jay High, Jr. (Director). (1998, December 9). The Texas Rangers (Season 4, Episode 11). In The New Detectives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QGJHgdpno

4) Doctor backs insanity plea by defendant. (1983, April 15). Associated Press.

5) Ex-wife found guilty in taped murder case. (1983, July 30). Associated Press.

6) Hidden recorder caught sounds of owner’s murder. (1982, November 10). Associated Press.

7) Insane “act” of defendant is criticized. (1983, April 19). Associated Press.

8) Jurors hear tape at murder trial. (1983, April 14). Associated Press. https://www.nytimes.com/1983/04/14/us/jurors-hear-tape-at-murder-trial.html

9) Jury convicts farmer in “death tape” case. (1983, April 21). Associated Press.

10) Sherry Wolf faces up to life in prison for... (1983, July 30). UPI. https://www.upi.com/Archives/1983/07/30/Sherry-Wolf-faces-up-to-life-in-prison-for/9713428385600/

11) Smith, S. (Director). (2019, November 3). Evil in East Texas (Season 2, Episode 1). In The Devil Speaks. Investigation Discovery.

12) Witness describes killings of man, fiancee. (1983, April 13). Associated Press.

13) Wolf v. State, No. 13-83-429-CR, (Court of Appeals of Texas, Corpus Christi June 14, 1984). https://casetext.com/case/wolf-v-state-8

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Hello everyone, welcome back to another episode of All Crime No Cattle, a Texas True Crime




I am Shay.


And I, Marin.


And there's been a lot going on in Texas.


We've had droughts, floods, wildfires.


A lot's happened this month, and I hope everybody's doing okay, especially in Dallas and


Fort Worth, where they had some really huge, dangerous floods happen.


Hopefully you're all safe, and we're here to bring you another episode of this show


that I'm pretty excited about.


Aaron has told me it's unique.


So I'm interested to see how unique it is and in what way.


So we'll see.


Yeah, it is a really unique case.


Something happens in this case that I don't think we've ever seen before on this show.


And I mean, it's just in general a very unique circumstance.


But first, before we get to that, let's begin with our sources.


First up is the investigation discovery channel show The Devil Speaks.


The episode on this case is episode one of season two entitled Evil in East Texas.


There's also a short segment on the TV show The New Detectives.


The episode is called Texas Rangers from season four, episode 11.


This case was also covered in the newspapers at the time, with almost all coverage coming


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