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Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie were uncovered inside a vat that reached 1350 degrees Fahrenheit. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed?Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was William Virgil wrongly convicted for murder?Season 1: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?

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Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie were uncovered inside a vat that reached 1350 degrees Fahrenheit. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed?Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was William Virgil wrongly convicted for murder?Season 1: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?

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By MB Denver - May 14 2020
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Thank you for the tireless research you and your team must have done to uncover the truths that many worked so hard to cover up. With the downfall of the traditional newspaper, our society needs this type of story telling. We need reporters to investigate and inform us of the wrongs, or in the lease the incompetence of our government and law enforcement.

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By imabuki - Apr 18 2020
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They do great work. Kudos.

iTunes Ratings

6044 Ratings
Average Ratings
4172
969
429
244
230

Love this podcast

By MB Denver - May 14 2020
Read more
Thank you for the tireless research you and your team must have done to uncover the truths that many worked so hard to cover up. With the downfall of the traditional newspaper, our society needs this type of story telling. We need reporters to investigate and inform us of the wrongs, or in the lease the incompetence of our government and law enforcement.

Very good

By imabuki - Apr 18 2020
Read more
They do great work. Kudos.
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Accused

Latest release on Apr 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 12 days ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Chapter 8: After Innocence

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Since his release from prison, William Virgil’s life has been on hold. So has Retha Welch’s murder investigation.

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Nov 02 2017

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Rank #2: Chapter 1: The crime

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Three days after Christmas in 1978, Elizabeth Andes was one of the few students on Miami University’s Oxford campus. Most students were home for winter break, but Beth – a recent graduate – was in town packing up her apartment so she could move to Cincinnati for her first big job.
That day, she treated herself by buying a fancy pair of leather boots to celebrate her successes. But she never got to wear them.
Instead, her boyfriend, Bob Young, reported finding her lifeless body in the apartment they had shared during their last semester of college together.
Police and prosecutors considered the death an open-and-shut case, zeroing in immediately on Young. But Beth’s friends never thought things were quite so simple.
Through this podcast, The Enquirer will lay out its investigation into the cold case in hopes of finally figuring out who got it wrong nearly 40 years ago – police or the jury?

Sep 08 2016

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Rank #3: Chapter 2: The couple

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As Oxford police began investigating the city’s first murder in a quarter-century, detectives bolstered their case against the victim’s boyfriend. But did cops’ theory on motive line up with what Beth’s friends knew about the couple?
Bob Young had no prior criminal record, and no one at trial testified he had even a slight temper, much less a murderous one. Despite this, police records indicate that investigators didn’t give much weight to the men in Beth’s life that her friends say warranted some scrutiny in the wake of her murder.
In this episode, The Enquirer delves into Beth’s personality, her relationship with Young and her plans after college in hopes of determining whether the prosecution’s case against Young made any sense.
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Sep 08 2016

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Rank #4: Chapter 7: The evidence

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If Bob Young killed his girlfriend, he couldn’t be tried again, so holding onto the physical evidence in the case would be moot. In America, you can’t be charged twice for the same crime.
But what if he’s innocent?
In this episode of Accused, The Enquirer outlines its year-long quest to answer that question.

Sep 26 2016

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Rank #5: Chapter 3: The investigation

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As Bob Young’s attorney noted, of all the evidence introduced in Beth’s murder trial, just one piece implicated his client.
But it was a big one: a confession.
In this episode of “Accused,” The Enquirer details the original investigation outlined in police records and trial transcripts, as well as the single exhibit that has some people in Oxford, Ohio, still convinced decades later that Young got away with murder.

Sep 13 2016

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Rank #6: Chapter 1: The first Sin City

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When 54-year-old Retha Welch is found murdered in Newport, Kentucky, police zero in on an acquaintance with a criminal past.

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Oct 12 2017

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Rank #7: Chapter 4: If not Bob, who? - Part 1

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Original detectives continue to insist that Bob Young was the only person worth examining in Beth Andes' murder.
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Sep 15 2016

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Rank #8: Chapter 6: The strangers

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In the days surrounding Beth’s death, area newspapers boasted front-page stories about body after body being exhumed from John Wayne Gacy’s property. Ted Bundy had been terrorizing the nation for four years. BTK was on the loose in Wichita, Kansas.
The late ‘70s were a dark period in American history when it comes to crime, and that has some of Beth’s friends asking a question: Could Beth have been targeted by one of the many serial killers working the nation?
The Enquirer explores that question in this episode of Accused – and learns there’s no shortage of avenues to pursue.
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Sep 21 2016

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Rank #9: Chapter 1: Disappearing dad

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A 39-year-old father of three goes to work and disappears. That’s strange enough. Adding in where he works makes this case more than strange. It’s the stuff conspiracies are made of. 

Dec 03 2019

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Rank #10: Chapter 5: If not Bob, who? - Part 2

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Elizabeth Andes' friends and family don't point fingers when asked who they think might have killed the bubbly 23-year-old Dec. 28, 1978.
But they worry that police zeroed in on Andes' boyfriend so quickly that authorities might have missed other worthwhile leads.
Boyd Glascock was a quirky and artistic man who inserted himself into the murder investigation by showing up uninvited to boyfriend Bob Young’s house after Young had been arrested.
Glascock professed his love for Young and then presented the football player with what appeared to be a blood-covered pin cushion as a gift – an odd choice for a man whose girlfriend had been stabbed with sewing shears.
Cincinnati lawyer Deb Lydon wonders if police should have more thoroughly questioned Glascock in the late ‘70s – but he’s not the only person The Enquirer has investigated.

Sep 19 2016

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