The Devil You Know (2019–…): Season 1, Episode 5 - The Burden Of Truth - full transcript

Following a dramatic revelation in the Pazuzu Algarad case, journalist Chad Nance and those impacted by the crimes struggle to understand the story they tell.


Amber Burch, are both now charged with
murder. Ever since Pazuzu was arrested,

I've been trying to get
past the rumors and the

sensationalist headlines to
get to the real story

behind this man,
his crimes, his victims,

and how this could have
happened in our community.

For those five years
that Josh was missing,

Jared did not receive
any social security money.

It seems like the police
just didn't do their job,

and maybe if we could prove
that we could get back

some of the money that
Jared is entitled to.

There's the search
warrants from 2014,

and then we found out that
the search warrants were sealed.

There is something in those
search warrants that

law enforcement didn't want out.

28-year-old Krystal Matlock
has been charged with

accessory after the fact.

Documents state she assisted
Algarad with concealing an

unidentified male body between
June and August of 2009.

Doctor actually
diagnosed him with

Schizotypal
Personality Disorder.

The guy's clinically psychotic.

Pazuzu Algarad was found
unresponsive in his cell

at Central Prison at
approximately 3 am

on the morning of October 28.

The authorities
say it's a suicide,

but they don't know exactly
how he killed himself.

And the prison system
goes on and

suffers zero repercussions.

I'm going to get drugs.

Lots of drugs.

Then I'll feel better
about everything and

it doesn't really matter
what I've done.

I look up and it's midnight,
and my son is

standing there in the door.

And, his face looks
swollen and he's sweaty,

eyes are bugged out,
and they're bloodshot.

That's not your kid.

What's become of our America?

From the police,
to the justice system,

to social services and in
our communities in general,

you know, it seems to me there's
an entire class of people

in this country
that are being ignored.

In writing these
articles about Pazuzu,

our hope was that we could find
the answers to some of these,

you know, pressing questions
that were going on in the case,

especially for the victims,
for people like Stacey.

With lack of access and
reliable intel,

I wouldn t even do that.

Perhaps we built her
hopes up a little bit and

perhaps we did
Stacey a disservice.

Was there any more
I could have done?

I feel like I did everything
I could, but did I really?

And maybe not.
I probably fell short.

The case is done.

Krystal Matlock
is being let out.

The prosecutors and defense
attorneys are

almost starting to pack up.

And it was lunch time,

and I was ready to go eat
my leftovers that

my wife put in my little
lunch box for the day,

and Amanda Martin stood up...

I saw Amanda out of
the corner of my eye.

It's almost like double Dutch.

It's like, you know,
how do I, how do I jump in?

I'm very often the unexpected
visitor to a court room.

She said she wanted to raise
the question of whether

these search warrants
could now be unsealed.

So, we had these two
layers of problem here.

You had a, a sealing order
that ran counter to

the North Carolina
Public Records Law,

and counter to the
cases interpreting

the first amendment.

Usually a search warrant
is sealed either to

protect the integrity of
an investigation, or,

to ensure the fair trial of any
defendants who are charged.

What was it that was in the
search warrants that

needed to continue to be sealed?
We didn't know.

That the laws of public
records are there for

very good reasons, and
the interest in that is

never stronger than when
we're talking about oversight,

if you will, of law enforcement.

These are people who
walk around with guns;

they arrest people;
they search people's homes.

I mean, they have more
power than you can imagine,

and so, I'm not saying they
shouldn't have that power,

but I always feel that the
tradeoff for that is that

we should be able to see
how it gets exercised.

At that point with Matlock
being the final defendant,

I saw no reason to keep them
secret any longer

because the investigation
was concluded.

Everyone had been
brought to justice.

Take the kids to school,
and you come home and

you turn on the computer,
and there's, you know,

a story in the Winston-Salem
Journal, Mike Hewlett's

been able to get these search
warrants shaken loose.

And then it's that,
it's that case that's been

in the back of your mind
talking to you.

And I almost clicked on 'em
that first time and

kind of hovered over the PDFs.

Then, you know, I go back to
the article a few more times

over the next couple days...

Sitting around by
yourself thinking,

is it like an addiction?

You know, as journalism is,

it's a nasty business and
it's an awful addiction.

And the highs you get
from it will never,

never make up for the lows
and yet you keep doing it,

you keep doing it
over and over again.

Finally, I clicked
on that PDF...

And I opened up these search
warrants and I read 'em.

I have never seen a single
document come across my desk

in my life that was as
egregious and that was as

raw an example of
signals have been missed,

bad jobs have been done,
people have been hurt.

Five years; that's how
long it was from when

Josh Wetzler was murdered
until the bodies were

found in Pazuzu's backyard.

The search warrants proved
that this case could have

been solved within weeks
of Josh's disappearance.

Where before we only had rumors,

now I got hard facts.

And I'm diving back into the
Pazuzu story for one last piece.

My hope is I can get this
community some answers.

I can find out why this
happened in our hometown.

Out in these boonies,
driving in the dark in

Forsyth County out beyond
where the street lights are,

looking for Miss Terina
Billings' house to speak to the

first person that made contact
with law enforcement,

and that was Miss
Terina Billings who reported

that her father had
helped bury someone,

possibly Joshua Wetzler.

I want to put a face to the name
and see if there's any

legit reason why the
Sheriff's Department decided

the witness statement
wasn't credible enough

to take seriously.

- Hi, Terina Billings?
- Yes.

- All right, nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you.

Why would your father be
hanging out with someone

like 40-something-year-old...
whatever the hell that was?

He had just recently
been through a divorce and

started hanging out
with Krystal Matlock,

and I think they
were kind of dating...

- Oh, I'm sorry.
- Yeah, so...

He did whatever she wanted.
I remember...

He came in that night
and he came in and

sat down on the
end of the couch,

and he was being really weird,
not really saying anything.

And I remember he,
like he had his hands like this,

and he went like this, like
he was smelling his hands,

and I was like,
"What is wrong with you?

What are you doing?"

And he asked me have
I ever smelled death?

I see you, I come in tonight -
you have a nice home,

you're nice people,
you have an 8-year-old.

Doing your thing.

Is that the same person
I would have met

if I'm a police officer in 2009?

It's been 9 years.

Yeah, except I was
pregnant at that time.

Clearly not, you know,
suffering from the effects

of any kind of drug habit, or...

- Nothing like that?
- No.

- Did you go to college?
- I did.

You have an education,
job, career.

Yeah.

And, how did they treat
you when you went in there?

It was kind of really quick.
It was only about 15 minutes

that I was there
speaking with them.

They didn't really
seem like they cared.

They just jotted down

parts of what I said and
called it a day.

I kind of forgot
about all this, so...

Until years later when it
popped up on the news and

I was like, ah,
I tried to tell 'em,

but they didn't listen.

I don't even like that my
father was involved in it.

Sorry.
But, um...

Like, when this
did happen and I, like,

found out about it when
everybody was arrested,

I was-I kind of-I was
happy my dad had passed away

'cause I knew he would be in
prison right now for it, and...

He wouldn't make it.

I met a very together
young woman.

I met a young woman who is
trying pretty hard to be the

best that she can be
and is raising a child,

and I met a young woman
was is very serious and

who was very, very credible.

I see no upside for her on
going to law enforcement

back then and telling them
what her father had told her.

She exposes her father
to legal ramifications;

she exposes her relationship
with her father to,

that could destroy that
'cause now she's done this,

and she possibly exposed
herself to physical danger

because who knows what those
people over on Knob Hill

were gonna do because
no one seemed to be

laying a finger on 'em.

With each shot I took,
like I just wished that

it would be the one
that killed me.

I just felt like dark.

I just felt like dark.

Well, the night when I was
sitting in the parking lot,

I just felt like dark.

I didn't even feel
like a person anymore.

I felt like there was
no light in my life.

I guess I ended
up doing, what, like,

two grams within like an hour.

With each shot I took,
like, I just wished that...

It would be the
one that killed me.

So, I figured...

It was time to be done.

When I went... I, like,

procrastinated for
like the entire hour,

but like the last
fifteen minutes, I just-

He just asked what I'd been
doing, and I was just like,

"Well, I've been working on
your Christmas present."

So, I slapped a picture

on the glass 'cause
we were between glass,

and I slapped a
little abstract baby picture...

This one, my little baby

He's kinda slow sometimes.
Let him figure it out.

It took him probably like
five minutes and

he was just like,
"Are you serious?"

I was like,
"Yeah, I'm dead serious."

And he's like,
"We're gonna have a baby?"

I was like, "Yeah...
Gonna have a baby."

May 17th, I went to detox,

and I woke up at
7 o'clock in the morning

with a doctor in my face
telling me I was pregnant.

Five weeks pregnant.

Two weeks after Pazuzu
murders Josh Wetzler,

Terina Billings goes to the
police to tell them

what her father told her
about a murder.

Now, you know, in my opinion,

the unsealed warrants
make it seem like what the

Sheriff's Department did may
have actually made things worse.

Now, I decided to take the
documents to an

old buddy of mine who's
a retired detective.

He was actually on the
force for 30 years and

his perspective in this
case is gonna be critical.

Application for search warrant.

On August the 4th,
Foster goes to the location

and actually talks to Pazuzu.

He just says he went
there and at some point,

the detective did tell him
that he'd received information

from several individuals
that Pazuzu had shot and

killed someone in his
basement and

buried the body in the backyard.

I don't know that I would
have told all that right then.

Mhm?

I would've found
some other reason.

I'd 'a wanted to get in the
house or walk through the yard.

I'd want to make some
observations because

if he says, "I don't know
what you're talking about.

Get off my property
and stay off," then,

you're shot in the foot.

I would 'a probably just
come up with something.

Somebody says you're growing
weed in the backyard and...

that way, then maybe
he would have said,

you know, especially if that's
not true, he's gonna say,

"I ain't growing no weed
back there. You can go look."

That's what I want.

I want him to give me that
access so that I'm looking

for these other things, like
a body or a mound of dirt,

freshly dug hole or something.

So, you know,
and they can lie to him.

I would probably take a look,

continue to gather
information from sources,

and then at some other time,
once I was just about ready

to get a search warrant
or had the search warrant,

then I might would
have gone out there

before executing the
search warrant and said,

"Now guess what your neighbors
are- or people are saying?"

Next is-

So you got February 9, 2010.

You got the two Crime Stoppers
tips that came in.

So, right here is a
missed opportunity.

Yes, sir.

And then also on that date...

Looks like the detective
spoke with Stacey Carter.

Are you telling me-
Wait, wait, wait...

That on the same day that
I went and reported Josh

missing and told them
that he was buried

in Pazuzu's yard -
on the same day -

they had reports about
Tommy's murder?

The police department did.
The police department did.

I had no idea!

I still thought they were
gonna think I was crazy.

Oh my God.
I want to throw up.

Like...
Nobody told me this.

- I know.
- I had no idea.

This makes me nauseous.

I had never heard of
Pazuzu until February,

and that's when I
went to the police.

And, nobody ever told me
that they had already

received reports
of this happening.

I just feel like the whole
case was just botched

over and over again.

Since when do you just be like,

"Oh, hey, did you
kill somebody?"

"Nope. I didn't do it."
"Okay, cool."

Like, that's not
how it works, right?

Then, February the 23rd,
based on all of this information

that he applies for and is
given a search warrant.

So, they do that search
and they find nothing.

Right.

This is the interesting part:
"Lieutenant Foster consulted

North Carolina State University

about potentially utilizing
their equipment to

assist with the search.

Dr. Oliver's crew was
currently about to begin

another project and
their services could not be

retained until at
least two weeks.

It is noteworthy to mention
that Dr. Oliver had

mentioned to Lieutenant Foster
the cadaver dogs

may or may not be able to
detect a buried body

with the given circumstances.

The Forsyth County
Sheriff's Office,

as an agency, decided
that this investigation

cannot wait to the above
stated time and

decided to proceed
with cadaver dogs."

The irony. They couldn't
wait two weeks,

so we had to wait five years.

On November the 8th, 2011,

Cynthia James came
to the Sheriff,

Forsyth County
Sheriff's Office and

requested to speak with a
detective about a murder that

occurred at her residence,
2749 Knob Hill Drive.

Cynthia told Detective Amons
that she heard a gunshot and

went to the area where
she heard the gunshot and

observed Amber holding the
rifle and the Tommy subject

slumped over on the couch.

And wouldn't that get your-
I mean, even if you've

done a search there and
you came up goose egg,

somebody tells me
that a murder took place -

somebody's mom tells me.

And they didn't do anything?

And... Is there a reason?

So, I asked that question.
We know that Pazuzu was

convicted of assaulting his
mother and we also know that

Amber Burch was convicted
of assaulting his mother,

in two different incidents.

Amber Burch had been
arrested that previous night,

November 7, 2011,
for domestic assault,

and she was at the jail.

"Cynthia thought the
information she gave us

would be enough to charge
Amber with murder and became

upset when we told her we still
needed additional evidence."

Since you're the
owner of the house,

would you allow us
to search the house?

- Yes.
- And she said no.

Okay, what did they do
with that information?

It looks like they didn't do
anything with the information.

Nothing! I mean,
that's negligence.

It's got to be.
I mean...

Or they just didn't care.

So, I contacted Cynthia to
see if she would speak to me,

and really did not
think that she would,

but she did.

- Hi.
- Hello, hi.

When he killed Josh,
what was that?

That was a dark side.

As soon as the Sheriff's
Department discovered bodies

in her backyard,
Pazuzu's mother Cynthia,

she'd been something of cipher.

She's managed to stay
out of the papers and

nobody's been able to
figure out where she was.

She won't talk
about the murders;

she won't talk about
her son assaulting her;

she won't talk about anything.

You know, now, Tim Wooten
helped me track her down,

and like so many of other
people close to Pazuzu though

she really didn't want
to talk to me.

I had an idea though
that she might talk

to Ms. Stacey Carter.

So, I contacted Cynthia to
see if she would speak to me,

and really did not
think that she would,

but she did agree to meet me.

So, my intention in going
and seeing her was

not so much to, to shame her,
or blame her, or...

or to get mad.

I just want to
know the whole story.

- Hi.
- Oh, hi.

- Stacey.
- Stacey, nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

- How's your son?
- He's good.

Yeah, he's...
He's 13 now, so...

Yeah.
Growing up fast.

They, they do. They-
Once they hit teenagers,

it's like,
where does the time go?

Yeah, um...

People keep asking me, like,
"What was Josh doing there?"

And I was, I just,
I didn't know.

I didn't know they were friends.

I had never heard of Paz until,
you know, well after that.

Right.

So, I was curious, you know,
about why he was there,

and you know, especially like
what their relationship was.

They were just friends,
as far as I knew.

Liked the same music...

And I think Josh, we had
just a little grill and

I think he cooked, grilled.

That definitely sounds like
Josh, grilling and music, yeah.

- Yeah, yes.
- Yeah.

And Josh would come
over and sometimes...

John would say, well, "You know,

he don't have anywhere to
stay tonight," or

they've turned his heat
off or something...

Yeah.

And, "Can he
sleep on the couch?"

So, I didn't have a
problem with it 'cause I,

I enjoyed John having friends.

- Yeah.
- And people coming over.

But when he killed Josh,
what was that?

I mean was that, that was a
dark side. Like, that was-

That was something-
That was the dark side and

that was something that
came out of him that

I don't know where it came from.

I really honestly think that
he just didn't know

what he was doing.

Ah, best I can recall
when the incident happened,

I was getting ready for work
and I just hear all this noise,

sounded like firecrackers
and it was in July, so,

you know, I thought,
it could be firecrackers.

So, I came out of
my room and John...

He was not himself.
He was on drugs, or...

Alcohol, or both probably.

And I didn't even know
that he owned a gun.

And, I don't know; he didn't
even know what he was doing.

He did not know
what he was doing.

Why do you think he did it?

Were they fighting
about something?

No, it was just
all so quick, and...

I'm trying to take care of
John and here's Josh

lying on the floor, and I
gotta protect my son and

I'm freaking out and I
don't know what to do,

and I had to get out of the
house and he's got this gun,

so I thought he could shoot me.

Had he threatened you before?

No.
No, I mean, you know,

all parents have arguments
and don't agree.

So, then, how about
after that? I mean...

I didn't know
what to do. I just-

Did you know what
they'd done with him?

Yes.
John was just so...

freaked out after he became
coherent that I guess

he didn't know what else
to do but to bury him.

And I want people,
other people, to know that,

yes, John had some
mental problems,

but he was wasn't a bad guy.

They diagnosed him as
being agoraphobic,

Schizophrenic, psychotic.

And, that's when, you know,
I started getting help for him.

But to continue with the
psychiatrists and so forth

takes a lot of money.

It just, it's hard to match
this person who's your son

that you love so much
and did so much for,

and how you saw him
with the view that the

rest of the world has, you know?

You gotta remember
the good things.

Yeah.

Yeah, and I block out any of
the bad things, you know.

He, he wasn't by any means...

an angel, but he sure
wasn't a bad person or

a boogeyman or whatever...

phrases people have called him.

I know you've got a
long way to go back home.

I just wanted to thank
you again for coming, and...

- Thank you.
- Hug.

You know, my perception of
Cynthia is that she's somebody

who's very disconnected
and kind of shut down.

I feel like at some point
she was being terrorized,

and she didn't want to admit it
that she was afraid of her son.

I don't know...
Do I forgive Cynthia?

Um...
Yes and no.

I have compassion for Cynthia
and I'm sympathetic towards her.

As a community, we've gotta
be prepared to reach into

that darkness and
help somebody out.

It's a failure on society
that she wasn't able to

reach out and have help coming
at her from all directions.

However, you know,

she did some things that
were unforgivable.

I mean, she saw Josh die.

And, she...
let it be covered up.

It could have stopped there.

I think it's hard to
imagine, you know,

your own child doing
something like that, you know.

This is John, my baby.
He was about 12.

Looks a little bit like me,
don't you think?

This is the day he was born,
chubby little guy.

And here's my
little warrior again.

I think her heart is, is broken,

irreparably broken.

I mean, I don't think
she's got a happy ending.

And here's one of
his teddy bears...

...That we put in
the crib with him.

I just want to have
good memories of my son.

And when I called and I said,

"Look, my son went out last
night and he didn't come back."

And they told me, you know,
to go look in the ditch.

And it's like... It's just
another dead one gone.

Another dead black one gone.

The way I see it, there are
real consequences resulted

from the poor police work
revealed in that search warrant.

But perhaps the most
tragic thing about it is,

it's possible that the murder
of Joseph Chandler -

who we still really don't
even know that much about -

could have been avoided.

By the time they find
Joseph Chandler down by the

Yadkin River,
there's two guys that have been

in that backyard
for almost a year.

There were
multiple opportunities.

Law enforcement could
have interdicted here and

probably saved her son's life.

He never has to even
meet these people.

Adding insult to injury,
the crime that took

her son's life was
all but dismissed

by the justice system.
I mean, look at it:

Rizzi was given 16
months' time served.

Pazuzu was let
loose on probation.

I'd like to meet with
Ms. Chandler to find out

why she thinks that she
and her son were

so easily dismissed
by the system.

And when I called and I said,

"Look, my son is 30
years old, and he... he's...

He went out last night
and he didn't come back."

They told me to
look in the ditch.

I told them I'm going out
there to look for my son,

and they told me, you know,
to go look in the ditch.

And it's like...

He's just another dead one gone;

that's the way I see it.

And when you say, "dead one"?

Another dead black one gone.

It was about 12:30 when
they came down the hill

in their little black car.

And they said, "Ms. Chandler,
we found your son,"

you know, and I just...

Fell down on the floor.

I got in here and I
screamed and I cried,

and I just threw
myself in the shower,

said, "Lord, you gotta help me.

Humble me. Take the
hate out of my heart."

I wanted to kill the
people that hurt my son.

And it took me almost...

5, 6 years to be
where I'm at right now.

How did law enforcement,
and then,

even the DA's office and
folks treat you

up through the trial,
the arrest and all that?

They were always,

"We'll call you when we're
gonna have the trial."

That's all I ever heard.

I'm still lost in the dark
about a whole lot of stuff.

Have you ever seen
the search warrants?

Do you mind if I show you?

I'm having a
little panic attack.

When my heart starts
pumping real hard...

it's hard to breathe.

So, the more you keep talking,

it just hash up a lot of
stuff and it's like...

I knew it was a lot of
wrongdoings everywhere.

I just couldn't pinpoint;
I had nobody to help me.

I had no voice.

So, who killed Joseph?
Him or Nicholas?

I don't know.

And the judge, one of the
quotes from the judge is,

"Why in the middle of
the night would you be out

target practicing or
messing with a rifle?

It's still a mystery to me."

It wasn't a mystery
when you take a black...

man at, out to Yadkin River.

You don't know him,
he don't know you;

that wasn't a target
practice for the water.

That was a target
practice for my son.

As a young boy growing up,
he didn't fit in.

Children was always hitting
him and calling him names,

and he just felt out of place;

that's what his
whole life was about.

Somebody was
always jumping on him,

so when he became a teenager
he met other people and,

you know, then
the bad boys came.

My son was 30 years old.

I saw great potential and
I saw him going places.

He joined culinary school.

He was trying to get
his life together.

One of the things that kind
of keeps coming back to me

with this is the
notion of parenthood.

And as, during this whole
process my children have

gotten older, and I'm
starting to go through

stuff with my kids.
You feel...

one of them, you know,
just kind of slipping away and

hanging out, doing with
people you shouldn't be

hanging out with, the same
kind of people that ended up

over there at Knob Hill,
at Pazuzu's house.

My son's headed right there.

I feel you. My heart is
going out to you.

I really don't know
what to say right now,

is that you gotta be strong.
Spend more time with him.

Yeah.

Do more father and son
things with your son.

Yes, ma'am.
Thank you.

Okay. You're welcome.
You're gonna be fine.

- Thanks for the time.
- You're gonna be fine.

You're gonna be fine.
You take control.

Don't feed into the
people out there.

I won't. And, please take
care of yourself.

Oh, I'm doing that.
But you're gonna be fine.

Take hold of your son, honey.
I wish I had one more.

I used to fantasize about,
like, you know,

getting a crew together
with guns and

going over and
killing Pazuzu ourselves.

You could have saved two lives.

I've always been a coward.

In a lot of ways,
when I got locked up, um...

It was a relief.

I needed to be locked up,
honestly, to get clean.

I got out of prison.
I've been clean 6 months.

On and off heroin
for nine years.

I've been busy as hell, ah...

Just, you know,
going to doctors,

psychiatrists, substance
abuse group meetings.

The one major goal that I really
have is just being a father.

I want to be a good father.

When they told me
I was pregnant,

I kind of went through like
a 3 or 4-day shock where

I realized, like, wow, yeah,
I'm really gonna have to

give this up, and not just give
it up for like a little while.

I have to give it up for
like the rest of my life.

I don't know, my, my
feelings towards Jenna

are complicated.
I still love her deeply.

Me and Nate are still in love.

It's just complicated.

We're going to see if maybe
we can become a family,

like, an actual
like living together,

mommy, daddy, baby family.

Or, if we're gonna have to
be an alternative family and

maybe live separately
and co-parent.

Okay, so, your due
date is January 1st,

which makes you 30 weeks
and 6 days today, okay.

All right, you see that
little flutter right there?

- Mhm.
- That's baby's heartbeat.

He's awake.

All right, I'm just gonna
jiggle him up, okay.

When you press on him
does he usually move?

Ah, yeah. Or jiggle him
around, or...

We're gonna have
to get him to move, okay.

From your medicine...

I feel guilty.

I take Subutex now, which is a

mono-ingredient, shall we say,

of Suboxone, ah,
for pregnant women.

It's just missing the
ingredient that harms a fetus.

Unfortunately, the baby will-
Well, it's highly possible

that the baby will go
through withdrawals.

A lot of babies are able to
come out and be detoxed and

not really go through
anything very harsh

except for maybe some shaking.

I don't know if I believe this,

but I kind of
have to believe it,

is it's probably not
going to be that bad.

In the search warrants,
it mentions Nate Anderson,

that he was hanging around
the house at the

time of these murders.

But they also say that he
claims he wasn't aware of

what was going on around him.

Now consider all the rumors
that were flying around at

the time and that he was
part of Pazuzu's inner circle...

I gotta be honest with you,
I find that hard to believe.

I don't think I wanted to
know what they were doing.

I do remember there was
one point where

I used to fantasize about,
like, you know,

getting a crew together
with guns and going over and

killing Pazuzu ourselves and I-

You could have saved two lives.

I mean, 'cause let me tell you,

Matt Flowers went to -
in person -

Forsyth County
Sheriff's Department...

Yeah.

What's different between
you and Matt Flowers?

What makes you
guys different guys?

You're kind of raised in
the same kind of place.

I've always been a coward.

You know, that maybe
I could have helped,

you know, avert
another life being taken.

So, does the story matter?

Is it something that needs
to be forgotten and

let's just all move on, or is it
something we need to -

maybe not dwell on -
but we need to,

we need to face it,
deal with it,

and understand it?

Anything that gets swept
under the rug is still there.

I always need to keep that
darkness in the rearview mirror,

so I can look and
remind myself that it's there

and that it's, you know, I'm,
I'm still only one choice away

from reverting right back there.

And I told the detective,
"If you guys don't do

anything about it,
I'm gonna kill Pazuzu."

He's like, "I'll be right back,"
and then he came back

with a really big file.

Maybe the most disturbing
thing that the

search warrants show -
in my opinion -

is that time and again it seems
that people told the police

what Pazuzu was doing, and
for one reason or another,

they didn't manage to
stop him for 5 years.

It finally took his
own buddy, Matt Flowers,

to get them to act.

I mean, I'd love to
know what it was that

Matt said to them that finally
lit a fire under 'em and

got 'em to take real action.

- Where you going to school?
- Forsyth Tech.

Oh, right on.

I got my associates knocked out.

And then I want to go to
Winston-Salem State and

get a Bachelor's.

What do you want
to take over there?

Criminal justice.
More than likely.

What do you want to do
with criminal justice?

- PI.
- Right on.

Yeah, that'd be cool.

The time you were
interviewed down at the

Sheriff's Office,
how were you treated then?

- How did they...
- They treated me well.

Did they seem to be
taking you seriously?

Oh, yeah. I mean,
'cause I went in there

with a really serious
attitude also, you know.

Yeah, and told 'em.

I didn't feel like
they were doing anything.

I didn't feel like
they were doing shit.

Did you challenge the
officer and ask him-

I did, totally did.
I was taking-

I was going to take it
into my own hands

and really, really do something.

And I told the detective
you know, everything,

I was like, "Here's the house.
Here's the yard.

Here's the pool. That's where
I believe the body's at."

I was like, "If you guys
don't do anything about it,

I'm gonna kill Pazuzu."

Three days later they had,
they had-

- It's over.
- It was completely over.

I think it's how serious
I was about it.

- Really?
- Yeah.

I even told 'em, I was like,
"If I go do this,

I'll come back here and
I'll, I'll turn myself in,

but I want you to know
that this has happened,"

you know what I mean?

I can believe you'd do it.
I can believe you have

enough sense of
right and wrong to do it,

but should it be
that's what it takes?

Law enforcement could have
done more than what they did.

100%.

You're the guy who steps
out and does something.

Is this a matter of,
you know, heroism?

Because you stepped
forward and, you know,

put the finger-
Put your name to it.

Yeah, but I try to keep that-

I don't really like the name
hero, you know what I mean.

I feel like I'd be a
bad person if I didn't

do something about it.

I just didn't want
anyone else getting hurt;

that's pretty much
what it boils down to.

One of the things that I
found out sort of reading

the search warrant was
that Matt Flowers

was the reason why they -

Josh and Tommy - were found.

I think that we can take this
as a learning opportunity.

He is really the hero of
the story in so many ways.

So, I got a tattoo of
St. Michael slaying Lucifer.

We did this when Pazuzu, like,

pretty much went down.

We're gonna put the death date,

when he passed away,
which is October 28, 2015.

All right, man, check it out.

Fuck yeah.
Hardcore.

I don't want Josh's
death to be in vain.

I want something
to come out of it.

I'm cofounding a non-profit
called Happy Roots

with a goal to reach out to
at-risk youth and

people in the community
that need help.

All kids in costumes,
please come on down.

So, you can look at the
story and you can say,

"Well, the government
failed or society failed,"

but that's not really helpful.

The solution to this is
in community efforts,

building community and
creating opportunities,

and making sure that the
individuals that are

falling through the
cracks, don't.

Oh!

Hi.

Good boy.
Good boy.

So what's the ending here?

Old Pazuzu is dead and
he took Josh Wetzler,

Tommy Dean Welch, and
Joseph Chandler with him.

End of the day,
it was no big conspiracy,

no demonic evil to blame.

Just broken people slipping
through the cracks of a

broken system in
anytown America,

but that's our America.

Those cracks are in
our sidewalk and

it's our job to fix 'em.

The dead are gone, but those
of us who are still around...

We got work to do.

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