13 O’Clock Episode 264 LIVE: The Killing of Ken Rex McElroy

No one likes a bully, and on tonight’s true crime discussion, Tom and Jenny talk about a notorious case whereby essentially an entire small town decided to take matters into their own hands. Ken Rex McElroy had been committing all kinds of horrendous crimes for decades and largely escaped justice, but one day in 1981, dozens of townsfolk in Skidmore, Missouri — who had been living in fear of this man for as long as they could remember — decided they’d had enough. Ken was gunned down in broad daylight in front of between thirty and ninety witnesses, and to this day, no one in town has made a peep as to who the responsible parties were. Is vigilante justice ever…well, justifiable? Wade into the quagmire with Tom and Jenny on a vengeance-fueled episode 264.

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