Case 93

Susan Snow and Bruce Nickell

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Case 93

Susan Snow and Bruce Nickell

At 6:43 am, an emergency call came through to 9-1-1.

Hayley Snow struggled to get the words out: “I think my mother fell while I was in the shower…she’s breathing and everything, but something’s wrong with her.”

When asked by the dispatcher if her mother could talk, Hayley responded: “I don’t know. It’s like she’s sleeping with her eyes open…..”

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

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If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

(Warning – Contains spoilers)

 

BOOKS:

Bitter Almonds: The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders – Gregg Olsen

The Anatomy of Motive – John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

 

VIDEOS:

Something’s Fishy – Forensic Files

 

ARTICLES:

Cyanide Death Halts the Sale of Excedrin Capsules – The New York Times

A Terrifying Tale Of Greed, Copycat Schemes, And Cyanide-Laced Murder – Gizmodo

Poisoned Painkiller Panic: The Snow-Nickell Cyanide Murders – Historylink

Washington woman poisoned husband, planted tainted pills around state in 1986 – New York Daily News

Sentence of 90 Years Imposed in 2 Deaths By Tainted Capsules – The New York Times

Woman Convicted of Killing 2 in Drug Tampering – The New York Times

Cyanide-laced capsules kill bank manager – UPI

The investigation into the 1986 drug-tampering deaths of two – UPI

Cyanide victim’s spouses asked to take lie detector tests – UPI

A federal jury convicted Stella Nickell of lacing – UPI

Stella Nickell poisoned her husband with cyanide-laced Excedrin – UPI

Killing Her Husband Wasn’t Enough for Stella Nickell; to Make Her Point, She Poisoned a Stranger – People

O.C. Woman Gets Big Reward in Mom’s Conviction – Los Angeles Times

 

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At 6:43 am, an emergency call came through to 9-1-1.

Hayley Snow struggled to get the words out: “I think my mother fell while I was in the shower…she’s breathing and everything, but something’s wrong with her.”

When asked by the dispatcher if her mother could talk, Hayley responded: “I don’t know. It’s like she’s sleeping with her eyes open…..”

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

______

If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

(Warning – Contains spoilers)

 

BOOKS:

Bitter Almonds: The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders – Gregg Olsen

The Anatomy of Motive – John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

 

VIDEOS:

Something’s Fishy – Forensic Files

 

ARTICLES:

Cyanide Death Halts the Sale of Excedrin Capsules – The New York Times

A Terrifying Tale Of Greed, Copycat Schemes, And Cyanide-Laced Murder – Gizmodo

Poisoned Painkiller Panic: The Snow-Nickell Cyanide Murders – Historylink

Washington woman poisoned husband, planted tainted pills around state in 1986 – New York Daily News

Sentence of 90 Years Imposed in 2 Deaths By Tainted Capsules – The New York Times

Woman Convicted of Killing 2 in Drug Tampering – The New York Times

Cyanide-laced capsules kill bank manager – UPI

The investigation into the 1986 drug-tampering deaths of two – UPI

Cyanide victim’s spouses asked to take lie detector tests – UPI

A federal jury convicted Stella Nickell of lacing – UPI

Stella Nickell poisoned her husband with cyanide-laced Excedrin – UPI

Killing Her Husband Wasn’t Enough for Stella Nickell; to Make Her Point, She Poisoned a Stranger – People

O.C. Woman Gets Big Reward in Mom’s Conviction – Los Angeles Times

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today

One Dollar – A new CBS mystery thriller drama web television series

Audible – Offer code ‘casefile’ for a free 30-day trial & free audiobook

Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush

 

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