Episode 15 – Bonus Episode – Christmas Massacre

This is our first of many Bonus Episodes that we will be presenting for your listening pleasure.

We can’t have Christmas without a Christmas story, and today’s episode is just that!

In this case we will tell the ‘festive’ story of The Ortega Family, who on Christmas eve 2008 in Los Angeles California, were having a family gathering of 25 people when they were interrupted by a knock at the door.  One of the party goers was a little 8-year-old girl who opens the front door to Father Christmas carrying a large gift.  But what was behind that gift was what nightmares are made of, in fact what was inside that large gift is also a nightmare waiting to happen.

On that night, 9 people died by the hand of a boogie man dressed as Santa.

Bruce Jeffrey Pardo



Bruce and Sylvia Pardo                                                                   Katrina at 17.  The little girl that answered door and was shot

Los Angeles Times

In this 2005 family photo



Crime Scene photo’s on Christmas Day

Crime Scene Christmas Eve

Flame thrower used to burn the house down


A Santa Claus suit is seen in the 2008 Dodge Caliber driven by suspect Bruce Jeffrey Pardo,


Pardo’s car after detonation