S1E4: Scouting Troop 85

Show Notes

Mike and James dive into the depositions that Tony and Gerry gave back in 1979 and sympathize with District Attorney Kenneth Drucker’s utter futility in trying to get any straight answers. Despite the lying by both kids, Mike explains how pieces of the puzzle can be found by ‘reading between the lines’. Then, returning to the 1979 narrative, Mike shares a shocking revelation about Richie and Chuck’s scouting troop #85.

Major sources for this episode include:

Primary Sources – Interviews
Simmons, Anthony William. Personal interviews. May 2009 – Sept. 2011.

Primary Sources – Police Reports
Alonso, Fabio. Metro-Dade County Police Dept. Sworn Statement of Carmine Charles Robert Falco. Miami: Metro-Dade County Dept., July 19,1979.

Alonso, Fabio. North Miami Beach Police Dept. Death Scene Investigation Report. North Miami Beach: North Miami Beach Dept., July 19,1979.

Alonso, Fabio. North Miami Beach Police Dept. Offense – Incident Report. North Miami Beach: North Miami Beach Dept., August 14,1979.

Primary Sources – Court Records
State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Gerry Berkowski Dep. No. 79-11977. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. September 28, 1979.  

State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Tony Simmons Dep. No. 79-11977. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. September 28, 1979.

Secondary Sources – Newspaper Articles
Rimer, Sara. “Boy Scout Killed in Leader’s Booby Trap.” The Miami Herald, 20 July 1979, p. 1-A and 26-A.

Rimer, Sara. “Scouts Mourn Buddy; Leader Loses Post.” The Miami Herald, 22 July 1979.

Rimer, Sara. “Scoutmaster Is Charged In Slaying of Boy Scout.” The Miami Herald, 24 July 1979.

 Series Credits:
Written, Hosted and Produced by James Archer and Michael Fragomeni
Based on a true story by Michael Fragomeni

Additional Research by Leanna Echeverri

Sound Design by James Archer

Music:
Theme Music: ‘’19 Floors’’ written and performed by The Big Wheel
“Hey, Stupid!’’ written and performed by The Small Time Napoleons

“Miss Butterfly” written and performed by Alex Puddu
“Tony’s Call’’ written and performed by Sunny Duval
“I’m Caught’’ written and performed by Todd Stadtman, David Rubinstein and Ted Baker (B-Team). Copyright 1982 by Love Factory Publishing.

“The Camping Song” performed by Kurt Chaboyer

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Show Notes

Mike and James dive into the depositions that Tony and Gerry gave back in 1979 and sympathize with District Attorney Kenneth Drucker’s utter futility in trying to get any straight answers. Despite the lying by both kids, Mike explains how pieces of the puzzle can be found by ‘reading between the lines’. Then, returning to the 1979 narrative, Mike shares a shocking revelation about Richie and Chuck’s scouting troop #85.

Major sources for this episode include:

Primary Sources – Interviews
Simmons, Anthony William. Personal interviews. May 2009 – Sept. 2011.
 
Primary Sources – Police Reports
Alonso, Fabio. Metro-Dade County Police Dept. Sworn Statement of Carmine Charles Robert Falco. Miami: Metro-Dade County Dept., July 19,1979.
 
Alonso, Fabio. North Miami Beach Police Dept. Death Scene Investigation Report. North Miami Beach: North Miami Beach Dept., July 19,1979.
 
Alonso, Fabio. North Miami Beach Police Dept. Offense – Incident Report. North Miami Beach: North Miami Beach Dept., August 14,1979.
 
Primary Sources – Court Records
 
State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Gerry Berkowski Dep. No. 79-11977.
 
Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. September 28, 1979.  
 
State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Tony Simmons Dep. No. 79-11977.
 
Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. September 28, 1979. 
 
 
Secondary Sources – Newspaper Articles
Rimer, Sara. “Boy Scout Killed in Leader’s Booby Trap.” The Miami Herald, 20 July 1979, p. 1-A and 26-A.
 
Rimer, Sara. “Scouts Mourn Buddy; Leader Loses Post.” The Miami Herald, 22 July 1979.
 
Rimer, Sara. “Scoutmaster Is Charged In Slaying of Boy Scout.” The Miami Herald, 24 July 1979.

Series Credits:
Written, Hosted and Produced by James Archer and Michael Fragomeni
Based on a true story by Michael Fragomeni

Additional Research by Leanna Echeverri

Sound Design by James Archer

Music:
Theme Music: ‘’19 Floors’’ written and performed by The Big Wheel
“Hey, Stupid!’’ written and performed by The Small Time Napoleons

“Miss Butterfly” written and performed by Alex Puddu
“Tony’s Call’’ written and performed by Sunny Duval
“I’m Caught’’ written and performed by Todd Stadtman, David Rubinstein and Greg Baker (B-Team). Copyright 1982 by Love Factory Publishing.

“The Camping Song” performed by Kurt Chaboyer

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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