Bonus Episode: The Thanksgiving Day Massacre

The Murders No One Was Thankful For

Thanksgiving is meant to be a joyous time when families come together and appreciate each other and all the blessings they have. However, a lot of extended families, whether due to religious, political, or personality differences, find Thanksgiving more of a battleground than a peaceful gathering. For one Florida family, the battle got way too real.

Victims of the the Thanksgiving Massacre
Twin Sisters of Paul Carla and Lisa
6 year old Makayla Sitton
Patrick and Lisa
Jim and Muriel Sitton
Wanted Poster for Paul Merhige
Paul Merhige


Andrew Marra, Susan Spencer-Wendel and Michael LaForgia, The Palm Beach Post; “New documents paint chilling portrait of accused Thanksgiving killer”

Daphne Duret, The Palm Beach Post; “Merhige  sentenced to 7 consecutive sentences of life in prison”

Rachel Leigh, FOX 29 WFLX; “Merhige ‘s first statements after arrest caught on camera”

Byron McKoy, Frightday Podcast; “Episode 229: Doctor Sleep / Paul Michael Merhige “

Public Legal Document; “KNIGHT v. Merhige “

UPI U.S. News; “Thanksgiving slayings plea deal expected”

CNN ; “Man admits murdering 4 relatives on Thanksgiving, gets life in prison”

Chryl Eddy, Gizmodo; “A Thanksgiving Tragedy and Its Messy Aftermath Ripped This Family Apart”

Tracey Reyes, Yahoo News; “Paul Michael Merhige : Deadly Thanksgiving Dinner Shooting In Jupiter, Florida, Airing On ‘Homicide For The Holidays’ On Oxygen”

Jane Musgrave, gm5-IKWeb News; “Merhige ’s parents fire back at their accusers with their own lawsuit”

WPTV News; “Thanksgiving tragedy one year later”

Andrew Marra, The Palm Beach Post; “Thanksgiving massacre survivor Patrick Knight reclaims his life”

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