A husband. A son. A father. An avid reader. Jamie Osuna’s family described him as all of these things once. Now he’s an inmate. A confessed murderer. He’s tattooed most of his face to look like a comic book villain, and he plays the role just as notoriously.
Reporter Olivia LaVoice now looks into each façade, uncovering far more than she ever expected from The Man With a Thousand Faces.
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01. The Rookie Reporter and the Killer
A husband. A son. A father. An avid reader. Jamie Osuna’s family described him as all of these things once. Now he’s an inmate. A confessed murderer. He’s tattooed most of his face to look like a comic book villain, and he plays the role just as notoriously. Reporter Olivia LaVoice now looks into each facade, uncovering far more than she ever expected from The Man With a Thousand Faces.
02. She Kinda Looks Like Your Wife
To truly understand Jamie Osuna and his history of violence, you have to understand how he was caught for the 2011 murder of Yvette Pena. You see, there was a woman who was victimized by Osuna long before he murdered Pena, and long after. That woman would ultimately help put him behind bars. Before all this, she played another significant role in his life. She was his wife and mother of his child.
03. The Devil Doesn’t Get Hurt
Nature versus Nurture. From armchair true crime enthusiasts to leading psychology experts, the debate has raged for centuries. Which makes a person commit heinous acts of violence? Reporter Olivia LaVoice spent months tracking down Jamie Osuna’s family members to help her find the answer to that question, and found far more than she ever expected.
04. She Was My Protector
She was the mother of six. She was a Sunday school teacher and a beloved big sister. A protector. But Yvette Peña’s adult life was overshadowed by childhood tragedy. She struggled with it every day. When Jamie Osuna killed Peña, his crime shaped the way her life would be remembered – until now.
05. Why So Serious?
In 2017, a rookie reporter sent a jailhouse interview request to a man accused of murder. She expected the usual “No” reply. Instead, the reply was a yes. It would be the first in a series of shocking responses that rookie reporter would get from Jamie Osuna. This is the last time Jamie Osuna has talked to the press, and the first time portions of the interview have ever been shared with the public.
06. The Necklace
Jamie Osuna is once again at the center of a horrifying murder. This time, he was found in his cell, along with the decapitated, mutilated, body of his cellmate. The inmate had been in the cell with Osuna for 24 hours when the carnage took place. Why was Osuna given a cellmate? And how did something so brutal happen inside the highest security level of the prison?
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