Texas Monthly True Crime: The Problem With Erik

Texas Monthly

Acclaimed True Crime Writer Skip Hollandsworth digs into a question that’s been plaguing the small Texas town of Canadian for four years: What happened to Tom Brown?

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    The Problem with Erik | 4. The 60k Option
    With little to show for their time in Nashville, the team on the ground proposes a radical escalation: For a premium, they can fix Erik’s problem permanently.
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    16 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 39 minutes 20 seconds
    The Problem with Erik | 3. The Fixer
    Facing the blackmail threat, Erik Maund decides not to pay up or go to the police. Instead, he turns to Gil Peled, a security guy at the Maund family car dealership who seems qualified to solve sensitive problems. Built like a bodybuilder, Peled claimed to have experience in the Israeli special forces, and had spent years in Hollywood protecting Charlie Sheen. But Gil Peled isn’t quite the success story he pretends to be.

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    9 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 39 minutes 12 seconds
    The Problem with Erik | 1. Car Talk
    In early 2020, Erik Maund—an executive at one of the top Toyota dealerships in the country, founded by his grandfather—had a problem. A stranger was blackmailing him for having an extramarital affair. Erik’s response to the threat set off a series of fateful decisions that left two people dead. One of those victims was Holly Williams, a Nashville woman who trained as an esthetician, loved to party in the local EDM scene, and also worked as an escort. After months in an abusive relationship, she’d been trying to get her life on track when Erik requested a date.

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    2 July 2024, 9:00 am
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    The Problem with Erik | 2. Bill
    Bill Lanway met Holly Williams through mutual friends in the Nashville EDM scene. Soon after they started dating, he moved into her apartment. It was only then, after snooping around on her phone, that he discovered Holly was an escort. Bill reacted with jealousy and violence against Holly, but the scheme he hatched next put them both in peril.

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    2 July 2024, 9:00 am
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    The Problem with Erik | Trailer
    Erik Maund had it all. A wife and kids, a mansion by the Austin Country Club golf course, and an executive position with his family’s car dealership. But in March 2020, a message from a stranger put everything at risk. Someone knew Erik had an affair with an escort, and wanted money to keep quiet. Erik didn’t pay the money, though. He didn’t go to the cops, either. Instead, he paid Charlie Sheen’s former bodyguard and a couple of special ops-trained security contractors to confront the blackmailer. Things didn’t go according to plan.

    In “The Problem with Erik,” host Katy Vine and producer Ana Worrel tell the twisted story of what came next: a perfect storm of secrets, mistaken identities, and tragic miscommunications that left two people dead.

    It's the latest true crime series from the Texas Monthly team behind “Tom Brown’s Body,” “Stephenville,” and "Shane and Sally," coming July 2.



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    18 June 2024, 1:26 pm
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    Campside Media Presents: White Devil
    Sharing White Devil, a new podcast from our friends at Campside Media. Late at night in May of 2021, a single gunshot shattered the silence along the beach at Belize’s luxurious Alaia resort. In White Devil, Josh Dean dives into one of the biggest, splashiest, and most perplexing crime stories you’ve never heard: The shooting death of renowned cop Henry Jemott by a Canadian property developer. In investigating, the craggy depths of Belize are brought to the surface: Its quirks, its corruption, and the all pervasive influence of one family in particular. You can binge the rest of White Devil https://link.chtbl.com/texasmonthlywhitedevil
    13 May 2024, 3:08 pm
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    Shane and Sally | 7. The Cold Case
    In the final episode of Shane and Sally, victims in a series of unsolved attacks at the lakes surrounding San Angelo wonder if their assailants were also the ones who killed Shane Stewart and Sally McNelly. Investigators discuss the possibility that someone in law enforcement could know more about the murders than they’ve let on. And we explore how new DNA technology, and a new cold case investigative unit, could finally bring fresh leads in the case.

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    23 April 2024, 9:00 am
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    Shane and Sally | 6. The Edge of Town
    In this episode, we explore the last of four suspects investigators have named in their investigation into Shane Stewart and Sally McNelly’s murders. In the eighties, Heath Davis was a violent drug dealer with a tough reputation around town, who associated with other main suspects in this case. Davis says he’s turned his life around today and that he has been unfairly targeted by investigators. But a witness in the investigation tells us there’s more about Heath’s past that he hasn’t answered for, and she says it’s time for the truth to come out.

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    16 April 2024, 11:44 am
  • 45 minutes 26 seconds
    Shane and Sally | 5. The Man on the Moon
    The investigation continues with a look at a third suspect, Jimmy Burnett, who appears to have written his own notes as he tried to solve the murders of Shane Stewart and Sally McNelly. But his ex-girlfriend Laura says he knew more than he let on. In this episode, we take our investigation halfway around the world to track down Burnett, who, according to the authorities, moved to the Philippines and then faked his own death.

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    9 April 2024, 9:00 am
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    Shane and Sally | 4. The Devil and the Lost Boy
    In this episode, we take a closer look at two of the investigators’ suspects: Steve Schafer and John Gilbreath. Witnesses told authorities that Schafer was the leader of a local Satanic group whose members included Shane and Sally, though Schafer says he was never part of the group. Gilbreath is the man who, in 2017, was found to have suspicious evidence in his home, including a lock of hair, a fingernail, and notes about Shane and Sally's murders. While authorities have since found that the DNA from this evidence doesn’t match Shane or Sally, Sheriff Nick Hanna says Gilbreath's behavior after the murders—repeatedly claiming to know details about the killings—still arouses suspicion.


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    2 April 2024, 9:00 am
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    Shane and Sally | Bonus Videos
    Rob D’Amico and Karen Jacobs, hosts of "Shane and Sally," reconvene in the podcast studio to dive deeper into questions surrounding the 1988 cold case murder of two West Texas teenagers. With every new episode of the podcast, Rob and Karen give additional commentary in bonus videos, examining exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, images, and interviews with subjects involved in the case.

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    28 March 2024, 9:00 am
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