Are you a true crime fanatic who binges murder mystery podcasts on the regular? Or a history nerd itching for a fascinating story? If so, “Hit Man” is the perfect podcast for you! This new true crime iHeartRadio Original podcast takes a deep dive into the murderous story of Lawrence Horn, a famous Motown Records producer and the hitman he hired to kill his family.
Hosted by StoryCorps’ Jasmyn Belcher Morris, “Hit Man” introduces Horn as a profound musician and engineer, who had worked with some of the greatest artists of our time like The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. But in 1990, everything changed. He was laid off from Motown Records and started spiraling into debt. He saw only one way out: the $1.7 million in his son’s trust fund. Three years later, Horn hired a hitman and killed his wife, son and a family friend.
But the story doesn’t end there. “Hit Man” is about more than just one powerful man’s decision to pay for murder. The podcast takes a surprising turn into the story of the hitman that Horn hired—James Perry. Perry was a former street preacher turned murderer who learned how to kill using “Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors.” To this day, the book is referred to as one of the most dangerous books in America.
Are you hooked yet? Stream “Hit Man” now on iHeartRadio and hear the tale of a recordmarker, a street preacher and a murder manual.