On Halloween, 2016, 17 year old Andrew Taney Balcer murdered his parents Rev and Ali Balcer, and one of the families dogs, while letting his brother Christopher escape unharmed. One year and multiple psych evaluations later, new motives and motivations emerged.

Show Notes

This episode wouldn't have been possible without the great articles from the Kennebec Journal and centralmaine.com, by Betty Adams and Charles Eichacker; links below.

Music:
We Talk of Dreams
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Sources:
https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/accused-winthrop-teen-claims-sexual-and-physical-abuse-led-to-parents-halloween-slayings/97-595032892 
https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/murders-graphically-recounted-at-balcer-hearing/485926267 
https://bangordailynews.com/2018/09/19/news/augusta/winthrop-teenager-pleads-guilty-to-slaying-parents-dog-on-halloween/ 
https://bangordailynews.com/2017/10/23/news/state/details-to-emerge-about-maine-teens-alleged-halloween-killing-of-parents/ 
https://bangordailynews.com/2017/10/25/news/state/winthrop-teenager-accused-of-killing-parents-told-dispatcher-he-snapped/ 
https://bangordailynews.com/2017/11/03/news/state/maine-teen-accused-of-killing-parents-to-be-tried-as-adult/ 
https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/01/12/andrew-balcer-not-guilty-to-halloween-murder-of-parents-in-winthrop/ 
https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/09/15/murder-suspect-claims-abuse/ 
https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/09/19/winthrop-teen-pleads-guilty-to-murdering-parents/ 
https://www.sunjournal.com/2017/10/25/winthrop-teen-told-police-dispatcher-i-snapped-on-night-he-admits-killing-his-parents/ 
https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/05/winthrop-woman-who-killed-parents-gets-40-year-sentence/ 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1561384/911-call-teen-brutal-murder-parents.html 
https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/09/15/balcer-in-jailhouse-interview-makes-new-abuse-allegations-after-parents-halloween-killings-in-winthrop/ 
https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/09/19/winthrop-teen-pleads-guilty-to-murdering-parents-on-halloween-morning-2016/ 
https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/04/balcer-sentenced-to-40-years-in-prison-in-parents-halloween-2016-slayings-in-winthrop/ 
https://www.mainepublic.org/post/winthrop-teen-who-killed-parents-dog-be-sentenced 
https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/mdoc/search-and-deposit/detail.pl?mdoc_number1=156589