The Crime Beat podcast digs deep into fascinating true crime stories, exploring new twists along the way with award-winning Southern California News Group reporter Keith Sharon’s fresh interviews of criminal masterminds, some of their victims and the detectives trying to piece together what really happened. Each season explores a different crime, beginning with the biggest bank heist in American history.
We meet Cathy Torrez, Mary Bennett and the people in their neighborhood. The last person we meet is Sam Lopez, who lives across the street.
About Season 2:
On Feb. 12, 1994, Cal State Fullerton honor student Cathy Torrez didn't come home from work. A week later, her body was discovered in the trunk of her car.
“Crime Beat,” Season 2 focuses on Cathy's mother, Mary Bennett, and her extraordinary 21-year quest for justice.
The body of 20-year-old honor student Cathy Torrez was found in the trunk of her car. For more than 20 years, her mother fought for justice. And for most of that time, the suspected murderer lived across the street. Would justice ever be served?
Master thief Amil Dinsio loses his edge late in his career ... and his freedom. One of the stars of the movie based on the heist, Rachael Taylor, chokes up about the real story. And “Crime Beat” becomes the podcast the Nixon people don’t want you to hear.
The story appears in 2003, and producers from film companies begin to call. You’ll hear the ups and downs of writing a screenplay, and how it took more than 15 years for the movie “Finding Steve McQueen” to get made.
On Feb. 19, 2019, police made an arrest in the cold-case killing of 11-year-old Linda O'Keefe, who was strangled in Orange County in 1973. Southern California News Group reporter Keith Sharon tells the true crime story of the pursuit of her killer. Our regular podcast, "Crime Beat," Season One: "Stealing Nixon's Millions" will continue as scheduled with Episode 5.
Bank heist master Amil Dinsio and his crew were the best around and proved it regularly. Then they were told Richard Nixon had $30 million in dirty money stashed in Southern California and they set out to rip off the President.