Ep157 - Elroy Chester


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We're headed to Texas to discuss the life and crimes of Elroy Chester. Chester began as a burglar early in life and spent years in prison on those charges. After he was paroled he started right back up again. But, this time around, he was not content with breaking into homes and stealing things. He began committing sexual assaults and murders.

Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Elroy Chester's crimes. This is a death penalty case where the question was raised regarding Chester's low mental capacity. His low intelligence was pretty well documented over the years including tests while he was in elementary school that placed him special education classes. However, the State argued that the steps Elroy went through while committing his crimes showed a level of sophistication that far exceeded his IQ scores. Elroy Chester left a big path of destruction in the Port Arthur, Texas area.

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