A few weeks ago, I recorded an interview with author and retired professor, James Garbarino. He is an expert in what causes violence in children, how they cope with it and how to rehabilitate them. James has been called as a psychological expert witness in over 300 murder cases throughout his career. I really enjoyed conducting this interview with James, picking his brain was certainly a treat. This interview will be out on all podcast platforms in February 2023. Www.Unforbiddentruthpodcast.com
Ernest Otto smith, OHIO SERIAL KILLER
I recently recorded an interview with Ohio serial killer, Ernest ‘Otto’ Smith, who is convicted of two murders, one in Ohio the other being in Kentucky. Otto claims a total of 22 victims. This will be a 2 part interview which will be on all podcast platforms, Spring 2023. Definition of ‘serial killer’ courtesy of FBI.gov • one or more offenders • two or more murdered victims • incidents should be occurring in separate events, at different times • the time period between murders separates serial murder from mass murder In combining the various ideas put forth at the Symposium, the following definition was crafted: Serial Murder: The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Following the arrest of a serial killer, the question is always asked: How did this person become a serial murderer? The answer lies in the development of the individual from birth to adulthood. Specifically, the behavior a person displays is influenced by life experiences, as well as certain biological factors. Serial murderers, like all human beings, are the product of their heredity, their upbringing, and the choices they make throughout development. Causality, as it relates to the development of serial murderers, was discussed at length by the Symposium attendees. Causality can be defined as a complex process based on biological, social, and environmental factors. In addition to these factors, individuals have the ability to choose to engage in certain behaviors. The collective outcome of all of these influences separates individual behavior from generic human behavior. Since it is not possible to identify all of the factors that influence normal human behavior, it similarly is not possible to identify all of the factors that influence an individual to become a serial murderer. Human beings are in a constant state of development from the moment of conception until death. Behavior is affected by stimulation received and processed by the central nervous system. Neurobiologists believe that our nervous systems are environmentally sensitive, thereby allowing individual nervous systems to be shaped throughout a lifetime. The development of social coping mechanisms begins early in life and continues to progress as children learn to interact, negotiate, and compromise with their peers. In some individuals the failure to develop adequate coping mechanisms results in violent behavior. Neglect and abuse in childhood have been shown to contribute to an increased risk of future violence. Substance abuse can and does lead to increased aggression and violence. There are documented cases of people who suffered severe head injuries and ultimately become violent, even when there was no prior history of violence. Symposium attendees agreed that there is no single identifiable cause or factor that leads to the development of a serial killer. Rather, there are a multitude of factors that contribute to their development. The most significant factor is the serial killer’s personal decision in choosing to pursue their crimes. There were several additional observations made by the attendees regarding causality: • Predisposition to serial killing, much like other violent offenses, is biological, social, and psychological in nature, and it is not limited to any specific characteristic or trait. • The development of a serial killer involves a combination of these factors, which exist together in a rare confluence in certain individuals. They have the appropriate biological predisposition, molded by their psychological makeup, which is present at a critical time in their social development. • There are no specific combinations of traits or characteristics shown to differentiate serial killers from other violent offenders. • There is no generic template for a serial killer. • Serial killers are driven by their own unique motives or reasons. • Serial killers are not limited to any specific demographic group, such as their sex, age, race, or religion. • The majority of serial killers who are sexually motivated erotized violence during development. For them, violence and sexual gratification are inexplicably intertwined in their psyche. • More research is needed to identify specific pathways of development that produce serial killers. Www.Unforbiddentruthpodcast.com
This Winter on Patreon, I will be airing an interview with convicted Tennessee murderer, Amanda Beaty. Amanda is serving two life sentences with the possibility of parole plus fifteen years, for the murder of her 17 month old son, Levi. Baby Levi was beaten to death by Beaty’s then ex boyfriend, Roger Prince, who is also serving life in prison.
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July 2022 Update
Hey everybody, I hope you all are having an enjoyable summer so far and staying hydrated as it heats up. I’ve been swamped with working on these two documentaries, as well as keeping up with the podcast, and a true crime show and tell book of sorts, which will be available for purchase near the end of August. I will be working on two separate Patreons (separate from Unforbidden Truth), for the Terry Hobbs documentary as well as the Jessica Currin/Mayfield documentary. Those two Patreon’s should be live by the first week of August. I have a lot of exciting interviews and projects I’m currently working on, which seem to be never ending. Thank you so much for all your support, Unforbidden Truth is almost 2 years old, still going strong. I look forward to continuing to grow my platform, with all of you backing me. Thank you for the continued support, big things coming your way and into 2023! -Andrew
New projects coming soon
Happy Monday everyone! We hope everybody is having a productive and enjoyable 2022 so far. We have a lot we are working on at the moment, we are going to start having interactive live interviews/conversations with guests ranging from professionals in the mental health and law enforcement field, convicted murderers, survivors/family members of those affected by violent crime and many more guests. We’re also getting ready to shoot two independent documentaries this summer, one of which will be with Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of Stevie Branch, one of three boys killed in West Memphis, Arkansas in May 1993, in what is known as the west Memphis three murders. The other project we will be doing will be covering the murder of Jessica Currin in Mayfield, Kentucky which will feature interviews with members from both the victims family, the perpetrators family and three of the perpetrators. We will be exploring the alleged corruption linked to this case, we will be including documents, statements and never before seen evidence that was said to of been suppressed during Quincy Cross’ trial. When it comes to going live with prisoners, it may be random and on the spot due being unable to nail down a specific date/time. Live prisoner conversation/interviews will range anywhere from 10 mins to an hour depending on how long they can use the phone. Thank you for the continued support. Andrew
jessica currin project
Jessica Currin was murdered in Mayfield, Kentucky on July 30, 2000. Two individuals Carlos Saxton and Jeremy Adams were originally arrested and charged with Jessica’s murder. Charges were dropped after key evidence in both cases went missing.
Five individuals were implicated and convicted of Jessica’s murder, despite multiple statements that have been recanted, lack of DNA evidence and allegations of corruption in the case of Jessica Currin.
Quincy Cross is serving multiple life sentences for the murder of Jessica Currin. Jeffrey Burton was convicted of Jessica’s murder after accepting an Alford plea, sentenced to prison and has since been released, . Tamara Caldwell was convicted of Jessica’s murder after accepting an Alford plea, sentenced to prison and has since been released. Vinishia Stubblefied was convicted of Jessica’s murder, sentenced and has since been released. Victoria Caldwell was convicted of Jessica’s murder but served no time.
We will be covering this case in depth, telling the story of Jessica Currin and the injustice that has plagued Mayfield, Kentucky for the past two decades, with the help of Jessica's family and those closely associated with the case. We will be using the money raised to fund this film and advertise the project to the full extent, to raise awareness and get people talking about Jessica's case and for the Currin family.
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