108: A YouTube Lawsuit & the Disappearance of Lizabeth Wilson


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In 2013, Matt Hoss created an exceptionally cringey YouTube video. He cast himself as the cool guy. He cast a hot young woman to act alongside him. He wrote a script where he gave himself all the good comebacks, and made the woman swoon for him. His video got millions of views. Then one day, YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein of H3H3 productions created their own video reacting to Matt’s video. They gave him a bit of a roast, but ended on a respectful note. There was just one problem. Matt didn’t think their video was very funny.

Then Brandi tells us about a case that took place in the summer of 1974. On her way home from the pool, thirteen-year-old Lizabeth Wilson cut through the parking lot of Shawnee Mission East High School. She was never seen again. Suspicion circled around the school’s janitor, John Henry Horton, but without concrete evidence, the case grew cold.

And now for a note about our process. For each episode, Kristin reads a bunch of articles, then spits them back out in her very limited vocabulary. Brandi copies and pastes from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.

In this episode, Kristin pulled from:
“Bold Guy vs Parkour Girl,” Matt Hoss Zone on Youtube
“WE WON THE LAWSUIT!” h3h3Productions on Youtube
“The Big, the BOLD, the Beautiful (Re-Upload)” h3h3 Productions on Youtube
Matt Hosseinzadeh v Ethan Klein and Hila Klein court docouments
“Judge sides with YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein in copyright lawsuit,” by Anthony Ha for techcrunch.com

In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“State v. Horton” findlaw.com
“Conviction is upheld in 1974 murder of Prairie Village girl” by Tony Rizzo, The Kansas City Star
“40 years later, conviction upheld on teen’s killer” by Rick Dean, The Topeka Capital-Journal
“Judge Denies New Trial In Killing Of Kansas Girl” by Kelley Hoskins, Fox2Now St. Louis
“Chloroform killer of Prairie Village girl gets chance at release from prison” by Tony Rizzo, The Kansas City Star
“Parole denied for Shawnee Mission school janitor who killed Prairie Village girl” by Tony Rizzo, The Kansas City Star

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