Robert Berdella


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Bob Berdella murdered at least six men in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1980s. When he was finally caught and all the details of his crimes came out, the press dubbed him "The Butcher of Kansas City" and "The Kansas City Butcher". Berdella drugged, sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered his victims. He was a sadist and his crimes were extremely brutal.

Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Robert Berdella. What was it, exactly, that caused Berdella to begin murdering when he was in his thirties? For much of his life he appeared to be an upstanding citizen who always held a job, started his own business, and owned his own house. But something was festering inside Bob that he began acting on in the 1980s. He began luring men back to his house with evil intentions.

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