Here’s a much-delayed review of Viceland’s The Devil You Know, Episode 1. It’s bullshit; well-crafted, hipster, true-crime bullshit. But, The Devil You Know entertains as it spins Pazuzu Algrad into a Charles Manson, complete with groupies. The truth is that Pazuzu Algrad was a severely mentally ill drug addict who rarely left his mother’s house. The Devil You Know took geographical license; blending images of Clemmons, Downtown Winston, East Winston and elsewhere into a concocted location that looks like everywhere else.
On Thursday, the Winston-Salem Journal’s Michael Hewlett reported that Amber Burch pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of Tommy Dean Welch as well as armed robbery and accessory after the fact in the of murder Joshua Fredrick Weltzer. With Burch’s former boyfriend and accomplice Pazuzu Algarad taking his life in prison in the fall of 2015, we may never get a full picture of how Algarad and Burch Were able to elude justice for five years. Welch and Weltzer were executed by Algarad and Burch separately in the fall and summer of 2009. Those two were not Bonnie and Clyde, they were two unsophisticated criminals living in a filthy, disgusting house. They weren’t on the run.