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Once Upon A Crime...Randall Lee Smith | The Appalachian Trail Murderer

Once Upon A Crime...Randall Lee Smith | The Appalachian Trail Murderer

REEL CRIMES: A True Crime and Movie Podcast

On May 19, 1981, Laura Susan Ramsay and Robert Mountford Jr. were hiking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

The pair were social workers from Maine and were using their trip to raise money for a school for mentally challenged children run by Rob Mountford's mother.

While they were staying at the Wapiti Shelter in Giles VA, Robert Mountford was shot in the head with a .22-caliber pistol, and Laura Ramsay was bludgeoned with a piece of iron and then stabbed repeatedly with a knife and a long nail.

Randall Lee Smith was convicted of the crime and served 15 years before getting out of prison on parole, only to strike again, 27 years after his original crimes.
Find out more on this bonus episode of REEL CRIMES, as we dive into the horrific true crime story of the The Appalachian Trail Murderer.
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02/14/22 • 20 min

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