Susan Wright: The Blue-Eyed Butcher


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This week we dive into the case of the Blue Eyed Butcher. Susan Wright had been married to her husband Jeffrey for 5 years when she stabbed him 193 times all over his body. Yes. One hundred and ninety three times. She then buried him in their backyard and it was nearly a week until someone was alerted to the murder. But there may have been more to this story than first met the eye….
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