Blood Town

Penny Dearmin

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In season two, we bring you coverage from the State of Georgia v. Marcus Lillard trial. He is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless conduct.

From opening arguments to closing statements, the State contends that Marcus Lillard had a history of strangling women during sex and did strangle his girlfriend Marianne Shockley on Mother’s Day 2019, causing her death. They further argue that his conduct was reckless by not calling 911 for nearly two hours.

The defense purports that there is no evidence that sex took place that night, and if it did, there is no evidence that it was caused by Marcus Lillard. Hear all of the evidence and testimony from the trial and decide for yourself if Marcus Lillard is guilty or not guilty.

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27 episodes

America’s First Female Serial Killer with Mary Kay McBrayer

America's First Female Serial Killer author Mary Kay McBrayer joins us to discuss her book, as well as her time living in Milledgeville. We are giving away a copy in this special book bonus episode. Listen and then enter on our website! (US only) Find out more about America's First Female Serial Killer at https://www.marykaymcbrayer.com or follow her on Twitter: @mkmcbrayer Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan. Join patreon.com/bloodtown for ad-free/early access and bonus content. Images and transcripts at https://www.bloodtownpodcast.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/bloodtownpodcast https://www.instagram.com/bloodtownpodcast/ https://twitter.com/BloodTownPod

40m
Nov 23
Play Hard

Women reveal the defendant’s pattern of sexual exploits. Anonymous accounts range from consensual and enjoyable to painful and traumatic. Warning: this episode contains descriptions of drug use, suicidal ideation, and sexual acts that might disturb some listeners.  Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan. Join patreon.com/bloodtown for early access and bonus content. Images and transcripts at https://www.bloodtownpodcast.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/bloodtownpodcast https://www.instagram.com/bloodtownpodcast/ https://twitter.com/BloodTownPod

29m
Nov 09
Desire

Everyone wants something: Mr. Tucker wants the GBI to stop lying and run DNA tests, Agent Maybin wants you to know everyone is capable of killing, and someone wants to find the most popular lesbian porn. Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan. Join patreon.com/bloodtown for early access and bonus content. Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Images and transcripts at https://www.bloodtownpodcast.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/bloodtownpodcast https://www.instagram.com/bloodtownpodcast/ https://twitter.com/BloodTownPod

31m
Oct 26
Blood Town on 48 Hours

Watch Blood Town on the 48 Hours episode: "The strange death of Professor Shockley" on CBS, Oct. 15, 2022 at 10 PM EST. In this special bonus episode, learn why you should never wear a jumpsuit to be interviewed on TV. I laugh at myself a lot in this episode.

11m
Oct 12
Two Grown Ass Men

How do you feel about law enforcement lying in interrogations? Things heat up when Maybin just ain’t buying what Marcus is telling him. Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan. Join patreon.com/bloodtown for early access and bonus content. Images and transcripts at https://www.bloodtownpodcast.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/bloodtownpodcast https://www.instagram.com/bloodtownpodcast/ https://twitter.com/BloodTownPod

27m
Oct 12
A Very Large Window of Time

ASAC Chandler joins Agent Maybin for a second interview with Marcus on Mother's Day afternoon. Marcus shares what he "feels like" happened when he went to the woods and the GBI catches Marcus leaving out some important facts.

27m
Sep 28
You Did What Now?

GBI Agent Michael Maybin shows videos of Marianne Shockley and Marcus Lillard just before the fateful night at Clark Heindel’s house. We hear Maybin’s first interview with Marcus on Mother’s Day at 6:55 AM. There’s another 911 call, scratches and marks on Marcus, and the State draws attention to his response upon hearing of Clark’s suicide. 

32m
Sep 14
It's Close to That

A surprise letter written by Marianne Shockley is introduced while a witness provides a little comedic relief in this serious case. We hear Marcus's theory about how Marianne died and toxicology results for Marcus Lillard. Carson talks about Clark Heindel and his father Marcus.   Join patreon.com/bloodtown for early access and bonus content. Visit our website bloodtownpodcast.com for pictures and transcripts or follow us on FB and IG @bloodtownpodcast and Twitter @bloodtownpod. Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan  

36m
Aug 31
Sunday Night Stoner Parties

We hear a voicemail left on the night of Marianne Shockley’s death. The coroner testifies as an expert and she explains the cause and manner of death. Join patreon.com/bloodtown for early access and bonus content. Visit our website bloodtownpodcast.com for pictures and transcripts or follow us on FB and IG @bloodtownpodcast and Twitter @bloodtownpod. Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan.

31m
Aug 17
Nowhere to be Seen

Crime scene photos and evidence show disarray with a broken bracelet, glasses, and unknown drinks around the pool deck. The GBI searched the woods but did not find any evidence of tools that could have been used to conceal Marianne’s death. Two respiratory therapists and an EMT testify about calls, messages, and texts received from Marcus Lillard into the early morning hours of Mother’s Day. Join patreon.com/bloodtown for early access and bonus content. Visit our website bloodtownpodcast.com or follow us on FB and IG @bloodtownpodcast and Twitter @bloodtownpod. Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan

44m
Aug 03
Still on Earth

We play the 911 call Clark Heindel placed at 1:06 AM, as well as body cam footage with Marcus Lillard. Hear from Marianne Shockley's sister about her legacy and Mother’s Day 2019. Join patreon.com/bloodtown for early access and bonus content. Visit our website bloodtownpodcast.com or follow us on FB and IG @bloodtownpodcast and Twitter @bloodtownpod. Please rate or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Goodpods. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan.

39m
Jul 20
Blood Town on Trial

State of Georgia vs. Marcus Lillard begins with jury selection and opening statements by the prosecution and defense. Lillard is charged with murdering Marianne Shockley and not seeking emergency medical treatment for her. He pleads not guilty to felony murder, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless conduct. Join patreon.com/bloodtown for early access and bonus content. Visit our website bloodtownpodcast.com or follow us on FB and IG @bloodtownpodcast and Twitter @bloodtownpod. Editing and sound design by Engin Hassan. 

42m
Jul 06
Season 2 Trailer: Blood Town on Trial

Three years after the Mother's Day Murder, we bring you Season 2: Blood Town on Trial. A long-awaited verdict—but was justice served? Find out this season as we hear evidence and arguments from both the prosecution and defense. You decide: who killed Marianne Shockley?

3m
Jun 20
Could've Been

In the season one finale, we wrap up what we know and what could’ve been. Hear testimony from Agent Michael Maybin of the GBI given at the commitment hearing. Disclaimer: This episode is graphic in nature and may not be suitable for all listeners.

46m
Dec 15, 2020
Shift the Blame

Marcus Lillard's son Carson shares what he knows about Marianne Shockley, Clark Heindel, and his dad. From the calls Marcus placed from Clark's phone, the drugs they might have used, and DNA evidence, there is still more to find out about the night of the Mother's Day murder. More info at https://www.bloodtownpodcast.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.bloodtownpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bloodtownpodcast/ https://twitter.com/BloodTownPod  

43m
Aug 20, 2020
Psychedelic Logic

Dr. Rick Strassman discusses the effects of the psychedelic drug DMT found at the scene. The tea containing DMT and the hydrangea ceremony may have been influenced by ayahuasca shamanism. DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Dr. Rick Strassman can be ordered here Video from Dr. Shockley's social media: Ants Give Bee a Funeral video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyHNhgtjckk    

30m
Jul 07, 2020
Bury Yourself

What happened on the night of the Mother's Day murder? We learn Marcus Lillard's side of the story in a revealing interview.

17m
Apr 12, 2020
Red Herring

35m
Mar 08, 2020
Threshold for Adventure

A special thank you to Blake Brantley https://sowegatriallawyer.com/ for weighing in on the case as it moves from indictment to a potential trial.

31m
Feb 17, 2020
Hydrangea Ceremony

WARNING: This episode contains graphic content and may not be suitable for everyone.

32m
Jan 10, 2020
Buddy System

36m
Dec 17, 2019
Mother's Day Murder Teaser

Want to know what's coming up this season?

6m
Dec 08, 2019
Painted Ladies

Get to know Marianne Shockley and Clark Heindel through their own words. Please rate and subscribe!

17m
Nov 22, 2019
Who Are the Authors of This Murder?

We compare the information from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s press release, press conference, and incident report. The discussion focuses on what “inappropriate CPR” and “strange demeanor” mean at the scene. Please rate and subscribe!

21m
Nov 12, 2019
Mother's Day Murder

At 1:06 AM on Mother's Day, a 911 call was placed to report a woman unresponsive in a hot tub. We learn the details of the murder scene when authorities arrive, as well as begin to explore why this middle Georgia town is called Blood Town.

16m
Nov 11, 2019