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A Killing On the Cape

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Rank #94 in True Crime category

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It was a crime that rocked an idyllic seaside town in Cape Cod -- the 2002 murder of Christa Worthington, found stabbed to death with her 2-year-old daughter, unharmed at her side. What came next was a three-year search for her killer that would involve unorthodox steps by police, a lengthy list of potential suspects, and an entire town under suspicion. Christa's trash collector, Christopher McCowen, would eventually be convicted of the crime, but his trial would raise questions about the evidence, investigative methods, and whether racial prejudice played a role. Now, ABC Radio and "20/20" take a look at all the evidence and for the first time ever, hear directly from Christopher McCowen, to examine whether the right man is behind bars.

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It was a crime that rocked an idyllic seaside town in Cape Cod -- the 2002 murder of Christa Worthington, found stabbed to death with her 2-year-old daughter, unharmed at her side. What came next was a three-year search for her killer that would involve unorthodox steps by police, a lengthy list of potential suspects, and an entire town under suspicion. Christa's trash collector, Christopher McCowen, would eventually be convicted of the crime, but his trial would raise questions about the evidence, investigative methods, and whether racial prejudice played a role. Now, ABC Radio and "20/20" take a look at all the evidence and for the first time ever, hear directly from Christopher McCowen, to examine whether the right man is behind bars.

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4288 Ratings
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890
298
165
190

Well done

By commutelistening - Feb 05 2020
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This was well done. Both sides heard. Kept me listening. Waiting to hear what’s next

Lovely!

By Mommyof3:24 - Oct 30 2019
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Sad that it is based on a true story But this is one of my favorite podcasts Well done!

iTunes Ratings

4288 Ratings
Average Ratings
2745
890
298
165
190

Well done

By commutelistening - Feb 05 2020
Read more
This was well done. Both sides heard. Kept me listening. Waiting to hear what’s next

Lovely!

By Mommyof3:24 - Oct 30 2019
Read more
Sad that it is based on a true story But this is one of my favorite podcasts Well done!
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A Killing On the Cape

Latest release on Mar 26, 2020

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It was a crime that rocked an idyllic seaside town in Cape Cod -- the 2002 murder of Christa Worthington, found stabbed to death with her 2-year-old daughter, unharmed at her side. What came next was a three-year search for her killer that would involve unorthodox steps by police, a lengthy list of potential suspects, and an entire town under suspicion. Christa's trash collector, Christopher McCowen, would eventually be convicted of the crime, but his trial would raise questions about the evidence, investigative methods, and whether racial prejudice played a role. Now, ABC Radio and "20/20" take a look at all the evidence and for the first time ever, hear directly from Christopher McCowen, to examine whether the right man is behind bars.

Rank #1: 6. The Interview

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More than 10 years after Chris McCowen's conviction for the rape and murder of Christa Worthington, his defense continues its efforts to get him a new trial. And for the first time, we hear directly from Chris to get his side of the story.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 29 2017

41mins

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Rank #2: 5. The Verdict

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The prosecution lays out its case against Christopher McCowen for the rape and murder of Christa Worthington, while his defense looks to poke holes in that case and raise doubts in the minds of jurors. The high-profile trial took weeks and left some wondering still to this day whether it was fair.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 22 2017

46mins

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Rank #3: 4. The Garbage Man

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Three years into their investigation, police arrest and charge Christopher McCowen for the murder of Christa Worthington, but the arrest of a black man in the murder of a wealthy white woman would immediately ignite controversy.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 15 2017

46mins

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Rank #4: 3. More Leads, More Dead Ends

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Police expand their search for Christa Worthington's killer, looking at an ex-boyfriend and even Christa's own father. But a match on a crucial piece of D.N.A. evidence continued to be elusive, forcing police to take an unorthodox approach to find the killer and one that would grab national headlines.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 08 2017

38mins

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Rank #5: 2. The Shellfish Constable

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Police begin their search for the person who killed 46-year-old fashion writer and single mother, Christa Worthington in 2002. To understand where they would look first, we learn about Christa and her fast-paced career as a writer, as well as her affair with a married man that would put him in the investigation's crosshairs.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 01 2017

39mins

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Introducing 'Cutthroat Inc.'

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Listen to 'Cutthroat Inc.' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2QFcUVp), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3dvDCJZ) or your favorite podcast app.

"Cutthroat Inc." is a co-production of ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

Mar 26 2020

3mins

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6. The Interview

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More than 10 years after Chris McCowen's conviction for the rape and murder of Christa Worthington, his defense continues its efforts to get him a new trial. And for the first time, we hear directly from Chris to get his side of the story.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 29 2017

41mins

Play

5. The Verdict

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The prosecution lays out its case against Christopher McCowen for the rape and murder of Christa Worthington, while his defense looks to poke holes in that case and raise doubts in the minds of jurors. The high-profile trial took weeks and left some wondering still to this day whether it was fair.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 22 2017

46mins

Play

4. The Garbage Man

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Three years into their investigation, police arrest and charge Christopher McCowen for the murder of Christa Worthington, but the arrest of a black man in the murder of a wealthy white woman would immediately ignite controversy.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 15 2017

46mins

Play

3. More Leads, More Dead Ends

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Police expand their search for Christa Worthington's killer, looking at an ex-boyfriend and even Christa's own father. But a match on a crucial piece of D.N.A. evidence continued to be elusive, forcing police to take an unorthodox approach to find the killer and one that would grab national headlines.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 08 2017

38mins

Play

2. The Shellfish Constable

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Police begin their search for the person who killed 46-year-old fashion writer and single mother, Christa Worthington in 2002. To understand where they would look first, we learn about Christa and her fast-paced career as a writer, as well as her affair with a married man that would put him in the investigation's crosshairs.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 01 2017

39mins

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1. The Murder

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On January 6, 2002, fashion writer and single mother Christa Worthington was found stabbed to death in her home in a small town on Cape Cod -- her 2-year-old daughter, Ava, was unharmed at her side. We start with a look at the crime that would tip off the most high-profile investigation in Cape Cod's history.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

Can you help catch a killer? Check out our other series, "A Murder On Orchard Street." Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2xuXURv

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Oct 25 2017

28mins

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Trailer: A Killing On the Cape

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Launching Oct. 25, 2017, "A Killing On the Cape" is the story of Christa Worthington's murder, the search for her killer, and whether the right man was convicted. ABC Radio's Mark Remillard joins the award-winning team at "20/20" to investigate the crime and why some people believe the real killer might still be free.

Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2xj9fk8

"A Killing On the Cape" is a production of ABC Radio and ABC News "20/20." Subscribe to the weekly "20/20" podcast on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/2zKPW5c) or wherever you're listening right now. Find more ABC podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

** Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!

Oct 18 2017

2mins

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iTunes Ratings

4288 Ratings
Average Ratings
2745
890
298
165
190

Well done

By commutelistening - Feb 05 2020
Read more
This was well done. Both sides heard. Kept me listening. Waiting to hear what’s next

Lovely!

By Mommyof3:24 - Oct 30 2019
Read more
Sad that it is based on a true story But this is one of my favorite podcasts Well done!