Episode 040 : Esko Argillander

After years of living under fear and the constant threat of violence caused by a loved one, something snapped.

This episode details domestic violence and will not be suitable for all listeners. If you are in a similar situation, please reach out to your local crisis center.

Suggested reading for Finnish listeners: Erään tapon tarina by Katariina Vuori. It was my main source of information for this episode and is a very impactful read. The real names of Helvi and Ulla have been changed to protect their identity and privacy. The same names have been used as in the book.

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Sources:

Katariina Vuori 2018: Erään tapon tarina. Like, Helsinki.

Keskipohjanmaa 5.10.1995: Ex-vävynsä puukottanut mielentilatutkimukseen

Keskipohjanmaa 12.3.1996: Oikeus kuuli vävysurmassa vielä neljää todistajaa

Keskipohjanmaa 21.3.1996: Vävysurmasta runsaat kolme vuotta vankeutta

Keskipohjanmaa 18.8.2019: Haapajärvisen Asko Argillanderin lapsuus oli perheväkivallan varjostama: "Isän kuolema oli helpotus" https://www.keskipohjanmaa.fi/uutinen/539170

Helsingin Sanomat 7.6.2018: Jotta sama ei toistuisi https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000005710152.html