Facebook Pixel
MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

Episode 52 -- "Dead Man Walking" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Description

In 2004, a woman living in Nashville, Tennessee, was sitting up in her bed one night trying to get some homework done for a Bible study class. As she sat there, she started to feel tired and so she decided to call it a night. She bookmarked the page she was one and leaned over to put her Bible on the bed side table, when she suddenly froze. The house was supposed to be empty, her family was out for the night... but now, standing at the foot of her bed was a person, just staring up at her... and this person was dead.

For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen

.

.

.

.

Note about our content:

We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.

While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.

Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast. 

.

.

.

.

SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:

Main Sources:


Pictures of Angela

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20039765/angela-marie-samota


Court transcripts and police report

Bess versus Texas

https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/court-of-criminal-appeals/2013/ap-76-377.html


Bess versus Davis (more court testimony from Ben McCall)

https://casetext.com/case/bess-v-davis-1


POlice report on Angela Samota’s murder:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/read-orignal-police-report-angie-samota-flna820561


Inmate information

https://inmate.tdcj.texas.gov/InmateSearch/viewDetail.action?sid=01342729


Historical newspaper articles:

Few leads in Angela’s death

Port Arthur News, October 15, 1984,Pg. 8, Port Arthur, Texas, US https://newspaperarchive.com/port-arthur-news-oct-15-1984-p-8/ 


Possible link to Angela’s murder

Galveston Daily News, October 16, 1984,Pg. 4, Galveston, Texas, US https://newspaperarchive.com/galveston-daily-news-oct-16-1984-p-4/ 


Probe, reward turn up nothing

Wichita Falls Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) · Thu, Dec 13, 1984 · Page 22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/781958254


Feature article about Sheila Wysocki

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) · Thu, Mar 8, 2012 · Page A1 

https://www.newspapers.com/image/218619734 


Feature article about Russell Buchanan

San Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, Texas) · Sun, Oct 7, 2012 · Page 30

https://www.newspapers.com/image/791788082


Forensics

Forensic evidence (interactive)

https://prezi.com/p/-bix8axla0ki/forensics-final-mayson-kobell/?fallback=1


Sheila Gibbons Wysocki

BBC article about Sheila (excellent)

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-44470377


TN Ledger on SW

https://www.tnledger.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=121006


Sheila Wysocki

https://www.sheilawysocki.com/gallery


Sheila and Angela

https://fortworthbusiness.com/government/her-friends-brutal-murder-in-dallas-was-unsolved-for-decades-this-is-how-she-helped-find-the-killer/


Sheila Wysocki: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7MbSCo-QtE&t=322s

Feb 21, 2018


Documentaries

Dateline June 8, 2012

https://archive.org/details/WRC_20120609_010000_Dateline_NBC/start/7020/end/7080


I solved a murder documentary

https://www.amazon.com/Sheila-Wysocki/dp/B00BM2KKFU/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1IOKGAQ9IEUVG&keywords=sheila+wysocki+i+solved+a+murder&qid=1659478968&sprefix=sheila+wysocki+i+solved+a+murder%2Caps%2C106&sr=8-3


Oxygen documentary S2 E11

https://www.nbc.com/murdered-by-morning/video/game-over/9000215639


Internet articles

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Angela_Samota


About angela–book of daniel/name of parents

https://sites.psu.edu/passionblogeliot/2022/03/20/angela-samota/


Sportskeeda article

https://www.sportskeeda.com/pop-culture/what-happened-angela-samota-oxygen-s-murdered-morning-revisit-gruesome-1984-texas-murder


The case of Angela Samota: The Medium

https://medium.com/@writermsmith/the-case-of-angela-samota-9ba5a0b9eba6


The criminal JOurnal: 

https://www.thecriminaljournal.com/angela-samota-the-murder-of-a-20-year-old-college-student-by-donald-bess-who-stabbed-her-18-times/


Vintage cold cases

https://vintagecoldcases.tumblr.com/post/624366113595211776/tw-crime-scene-photos-angela-marie-samota-was


Death record Frank samota

https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/12705965:60525?tid=&pid=&queryId=e39d145203b10ae94b28f24b9ef2f566&_phsrc=lRz1&_phstart=successSource


Betty Samota obituary

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/betty-samota-obituary?id=31718713

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Categories