Episode 030: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 7

on May 20, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by

There are a few f-bombs in the quotes of this week’s episode, so I’ve marked it as “Explicit”. This isn’t really a podcast for children, but if you should happen to be listening to it with your kids, consider yourself warned.

Last week, things finally came to a head between Rose and Charmaine. This week, Fred has to deal with the disposal of Charmaine’s body. Then, he has to deal with Rena, who is naturally curious where her daughter might be.

You can also download the episode directly.

And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion.

“Fred & Rose” by Howard Sounes
“Fred & Rose West” by Marilyn Bardsley on TruTv.com
“Serial Killers & Mass Murderers: Profiles of the World’s Most Barbaric Criminals” by Nigel Cawthorne
“The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers: Second Edition” by Michael Newton
“Serial Murder and the Psychology of a Sexual Sadist: Frederick West” by Steven Morris in the September 9, 2007 issue of New Criminologist
“The Cromwell Street Enquiry” by the Gloucestershire Police


  • The Evil Gringo says:

    For a killer diagnosed as a “sexual sadist,” Fred West certainly seemed remarkably free from jealously when he encouraged his wife Rose to prostitute herself. Usually this type of sociopath is depicted as being rather more possessive of “his” women. Fred West is quite unique as criminal profiles do not usually describe such a murder as quite so “generous.”

    • Brian Combs says:

      He was possessive in other ways. He wanted to possess pieces of his victim’s bodies forever. And he wanted to know where the rest of their remains were. This was clearly important to him.

      But the sex life of his woman? Nope, that wasn’t important.

      It may have been that sex wasn’t that big a deal to him. He certainly didn’t use it to connect in any way with women. Why would he view sex among other people as an event to be jealous of?

      He was an odd duck, without question. Very odd.

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