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A Scary Home Companion
Episode 5: The Ballad of Barbed Wire Henry
September 22, 2018 Nathaniel Hensley
Henry Morgan Dempsey terrorized the Philadelphia area for almost two full years, leaving a wake of blood and mutilated bodies. He carried a hangman’s noose made of barbed wire, and wrote rambling notes to the press about his “ascension.”

But after all of that, he proved to be a just a sick man with a massive brain tumor.

At least, so it seemed. When the autopsy was performed, the entire story of Barbed Wire Henry changed.

Revisit the life and death of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, and learn the secret history that started with his autopsy.
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