Mysterious and unspeakable murder...broken families and squandered dreams.
-Austin Chronicle

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  • Wages of Sin
    A Defiled Body…

    On January 11, 1995, deputies outside Austin, Texas, found a mutilated body laid across a cold campfire—head destroyed, hands cut off, skin singed by fire. In less than three days, they had the kill zone: a small apartment, where shy Christopher Hatton was shot at point blank range in his bed.

    The Stripper and the Loser
    Stephanie Lynn Martin, despite her devout Southern Baptist upbringing, was reborn as a sultry stripper and calendar girl. William M. Busenburg was a good-looking wannabe living his own lies. They came together in an explosion of violence and sex. Then they decided there was only one thing missing from their romance: murder.

    The Thrill of the Kill
    But within days, they were under arrest and savvy prosecutors learned the ugly truth behind the senseless slaughter of Busenburg’s friend. How twisted fantasies of murder fueled the couple’s lust and led to the unspeakable crime. And how they both tried to cover up their heinous deed…until they finally ran out of lies.