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Episode Seventeen | Beth Brodie: Crime of the Hometown Kind, Groveland, Massachusetts

In November of 1992, the murder of 15-year-old Beth Brodie devastated the small town of Groveland, Massachusetts (where I spent my childhood). Her killer was a 16 -year-old boy she knew from school who'd developed a violent obsession with her. For this premeditated and gruesome murder, he was sentenced as an adult to life in prison. That’s only part of her story.

I talk to Beth's brother Sean Aylward to get a first-hand account of Beth's story, about the case, what it’s like for a family of a murdered loved one and how they fight to keep attention on Beth and not about the person who took her life.

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Pat Badger Alpacas Groveland, Mass wikipedia

Boston 25 News - Juror Who Put Teen Behind Bars Outraged

Uni - Mass Youth Charged In Baseball Bat Killing of Beth Brodie

Baltimore sun (Boston Globe) Beth Brodie murder

Commonwealth vs Baldwin

AP News, 2014 - Parole considerations for juveniles,graphic,audio&sortBy=&dateRange=Anytime&totalCount=2&currentItemNo=0

Boston Globe - Sean Aylward Letter to the Editor

Salem News - Parole hearing cancelled by defendant

Newburyport News - No Parole for Groveland murder

Lawrence Eagle Tribune - 18 teen killers released,postponed.%20Some%20teen%20killers%20have%20been%20cleared%20 New York Daily News - Family of Massachusetts cheerleader murdered in 1992 fights ruling that allows her killer parole

Brother: No parole for killer of Groveland girl, Groveland teen murdered with baseball bat in 1992


Cheerleader, 15, is beaten to death Tom Coakley, Boston Globe, Nov 20, 1992

Policeman kills man in Groveland

John Cullen, Jeff McLaughlin, Boston Globe, Nov 1, 1973

Lowell Sun - Billy Blaisdell Murder

Boston Globe - 700 Bid Farewell to Beth Brodie

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