In the penultimate episode of the Murder for Money season, Freya tackles the outlandish story of Brazilian politician Wallace Souza, who was accused of running a drug empire and orchestrating murders to be filmed on his TV show. Is it all true or is there more to the story? In the burning questions segment, Amy dives into how criminal gangs operate and how investigators catch up with them, and Freya narrows in on what makes us all so curious about morbid topics like murder?


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Netflix: Killer Ratings

Screenrant: 10 things in Netflix’s Killer Ratings That You Might Have Missed

Distractify: Where are Wallace Souza’s Brothers and Son Now?

Assembleia Legislativa do Estado do Amazonas: Congressman Wallace Souza

Decider: Killer Ratings on Netflix Guide

Acritica: ‘We are thankful to God’ says Carlos Souza about Netflix series

Daily Star: Killer Ratings Director discusses whether host killed people to boost TV show audience

Mamamia: Wallace Souza hosted a popular true crime show

The Guardian: Accused TV Presenter goes on the run

Acritica: Colonel Felipe Arce is convicted of tera-qualified homcide in 2004

New York Times: Brazil’s deadly Prison System

Foreign Policy: Brazil’s Murder Rates Finally Fell By A Lot

The Guardian: Brazil sets new record for homicide deaths

Wikipedia: Gangs

Manchester Evening News: How Police Smashed Criminal Gangs in UK

Vice: What the EncroChat Busts Tells Us About Organised Crime in Europe

BBC: How ‘sophisticated’ crime gang went about business

Psychology Today: Fascination with Murder – Should you be concerned about it?