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Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn't commit, or imagine your child's killer is still on the loose even though there's enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.

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Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn't commit, or imagine your child's killer is still on the loose even though there's enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.

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I can’t believe I have just now found this podcast! I’m now listening every time I get in the car...thank you!!!

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This is such a well put together podcast and is so interesting to listen to!

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I can’t believe I have just now found this podcast! I’m now listening every time I get in the car...thank you!!!

One of the greatest

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This is such a well put together podcast and is so interesting to listen to!

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Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn't commit, or imagine your child's killer is still on the loose even though there's enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.

Ep 14: The Vaughn Family Tragedy

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In the early morning hours of June 14, 2007, a 32-year-old man is found walking down the side of a frontage road off I-55 in Channahon, Illinois. He's bleeding and seemingly in shock. A passerby calls 911 and investigators arrive at the scene. They find the man's wife and three children, dead in the family's SUV.  In this episode, I cover the trial of Christopher Vaughn, a husband and father accused of killing his wife and three children. 

A special thank you to Jon Seidel, a reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times for contributing to this episode. You can follow him on Twitter at @SeidelContent.

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Music by: No Other Choice by Lee Rosevere - Licensed under attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_Inspired_by_MiNRS/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_Inspired_by_MiNRS_-_11_No_Other_Choice Remember Trees? by Chris Zabriskie -  Licensed under attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Music_from_Neptune_Flux/ChrisZabriskie-MusicfromNeptuneFlux-07 Celestial Navigation by Blue Dot Sessions - Licensed under attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Aeronaut/Celestial_Navigation

Feb 06 2017

54mins

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Ep 34: The Strange Saga of Kelly Cochran

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It all started with a missing persons report that was filed on October 27, 2014. Christopher Karl Regan hadn't been seen for two weeks and his friends and family were worried about him. The main suspect in his disappearance was Kelly Cochran, a married woman he had been secretly dating. But did Kelly really kill him, or did her husband have something to do with it?

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Music in this episode by: periculum by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Caeli/Kai_Engel_-_caeli_-_09_periculum_1089 Astrisx by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Bodytonic/Astrisx Break Through by Pictures of the Floating World - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pictures_of_the_Floating_World/Approach/05_Break_Through Determination by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Ability/Borrtex_-_04_-_Determination no turn back by Ketsa - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Layers_1384/no_turn_back_stems_master Attraction by Alex Mason/The Minor Emotion - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_MasonThe_Minor_Emotion/Return_1655/07_1619 Tumult by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/The_Run/Kai_Engel_-_The_Run_-_07_Tumult

Sep 06 2017

1hr 16mins

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Ep 90: The Story of Lateisha Green

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In November 2008, 22-year-old Lateisha Green was shot and killed outside of a house party in Syracuse, New York. The suspect was tried for murder in what was New York’s first hate crime prosecution involving the death of a transgender person.

Would justice be served for Lateisha?

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This episode was co-written by Charlie Worroll.

Oct 28 2019

59mins

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Ep 51, Part 1: “Perfect Murder” or Witch Hunt? (The Trials of Jason Young)

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In November 2006, a young pregnant mother was found dead in her home near Raleigh, North Carolina. Investigators immediately suspected her husband, who had a seemingly rock-solid alibi - he was hundreds of miles away on a business trip at the time of the murder. Or was he?

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Music in this episode: Not Alone by Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_10_Not_Alone Locked Up by Scott Holmes - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Documentary__TV_series/Locked_Up Laberynth Mind by Marcos H. Bolanos - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marcos_H_Bolanos/Unchained_Melodies_Vol2/Laberynth_Mind_master Thoughts About Future by Parvus Decree - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/Justified_Moments/04-Thoughts_About_Future Noodle Opus by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Piano_Mover/Noodle_Opus Perception by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Visuals/2Perception

Apr 16 2018

1hr 45mins

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Ep 8 Part 1: The Murder of Sherri Rae Rasmussen

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On February 24, 1986, John Ruetten came home from work to find his newlywed wife on their living room floor, dead from 3 bullet wounds to the chest. Investigators concluded it was a burglary gone wrong, but the case went unsolved for decades. 23 years later, DNA testing that hadn't been available before was conducted and who the new evidence pointed to was shocking. In Part 1, you'll hear the details of the crime, how the investigation progressed over the years, and audio from a very interesting interrogation.

Check out the full unedited interrogation - https://youtu.be/JT21CI4GRUM

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Oct 28 2016

39mins

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Ep 3: The Mysterious Disappearance of Gabriel Johnson

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This is the story of Gabriel Johnson, an 8-month-old boy who has been missing from Tempe, Arizona since 2009. After a custody battle with her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel's mother Elizabeth took him and fled to San Antonio, Texas. She first claims she killed the little boy but then changes her story and says she gave him away to a random couple at a park.

To this day, no one knows where Gabriel is or if he's even alive...

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Aug 30 2016

26mins

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Ep 87: The Ominous Warning

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In January 2006, a 33-year-old mother of three was found dead in her home after being involved in a contentious custody battle with the father of her young son. That father seems to have an airtight alibi, but one of his friends doesn’t. Will justice be served in this case and will Melissa’s killer be convicted?

This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferTintner.

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 21mins

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Ep 55: Husband vs. Wife - What Really Happened to Laura Ackerson?

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In July 2011, 27-year-old Laura Ackerson went to pick up her two children from her ex-boyfriend's house, only to never be seen or heard from again. The former boyfriend is immediately a suspect, but he quickly points the finger at his new wife. After two trials, will we finally get the answers to what happened to Laura? Disclaimer: This episode contains some graphic testimony. Listener discretion is advised.

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Music in this episode: Suppose It Is by Podington Bear - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Piano_II_-Felt/Suppose_It_Is You Promise by Alex Mason & The Minor Emotion - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason__The_Minor_Emotion/Soul_Breaker/08_alex_mason___the_minor_emotion-you_promise Clouds by Sergey Cheremisinov - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/White_Atlantis/Sergey_Cheremisinov-White_Atlantis-01_Clouds Break Through by Pictures of the Floating World - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pictures_of_the_Floating_World/Approach/05_Break_Through Walking by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Ability/Borrtex-03-Walking Not Alone by Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere-Music_for_Podcasts_4-10_Not_Alone Fourth Dimension by Alex Mason/The Minor Emotion - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_MasonThe_Minor_Emotion/Return_1655/03_1887 soli by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Caeli/Kai_Engel-caeli-_02_soli_1164

Jun 11 2018

1hr 29mins

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Ep 10 Part 1: Kristine Bunch’s Nightmare

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In part 1 of this episode, you'll hear about one woman's nightmare come true. In 1995, 21-year-old Kristine Bunch was abruptly awoken in the early morning hours to discover that her house was on fire. After escaping the flames, she watched in horror as firefighters were unable to save her 3-year-old son who was still trapped inside. Within hours of being released from the hospital, she discovered that detectives had a theory about the fire - someone had started the fire on purpose, and their main suspect was Kristine. 

A special thank you to Kristine Bunch for helping me tell her story.

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Music featured in this episode: Like Music (cdk Mix) by cdk (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/48915 Ft: Phasenwandler Homesick (Keymix) by keytronic (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Keytronic/47457 Ft: Kizzylotus

Nov 27 2016

32mins

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Ep 8 Part 2: The Murder of Sherri Rae Rasmussen

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On February 24, 1986, John Ruetten came home from work to find his newlywed wife on their living room floor, dead from 3 bullet wounds to the chest. Investigators concluded it was a burglary gone wrong, but the case went unsolved for decades. 23 years later, DNA testing that hadn't been available before was conducted and who the new evidence pointed to was shocking.  In Part 2, you'll hear the conclusion of Stephanie's interrogation, the evidence presented at trial, and the final outcome of the case.

Check out the full unedited interrogation - https://youtu.be/JT21CI4GRUM 

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Oct 30 2016

39mins

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Ep 4: Questions Surrounding Pravin Varughese’s Death

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19-year-old Pravin Varughese was a college student at Southern Illinois University when he was mysteriously found dead in the woods after leaving a party. Investigators believe he died from hypothermia but a second autopsy reveals he may have died from blunt force trauma. A 22-year-old man came forward to say he got into a fight with Pravin the night he died.

Will Pravin's family finally get the answers they're looking for? A special thank you goes out to Pravin's mom, Lovely Varughese, and Monica Zukas for helping me with Pravin's story. 

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Sep 08 2016

47mins

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Ep 5: Erica Parsons - Teen Reported Missing 2 Years After Disappearance

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Could a jailhouse conversation be the key to finding out what happened to Erica Parsons? Erica Parsons had been missing from her home in Salisbury, North Carolina for two years before she was finally reported missing to police by her adoptive brother. Erica's adoptive mother told police she went to live with her biological grandma - someone police say does not exist.

I talk to Brooklyn Parsons, Erica's adoptive sister,  who has recently visited her father, Sandy Parsons, in prison. What he tells her could finally provide answers on what really happened to Erica. 

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Sep 22 2016

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EP 12: Kelsey Smith - Abducted In Broad Daylight

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Kelsey Smith was just 18 years old when she was abducted from a Target parking lot in Overland Park, Kansas in June 2007. Finding her would take a battle with a cellular phone company and heartbreaking surveillance video from Target, that shows that no one is ever really safe, even if you're running a simple errand in broad daylight.

A special thank you to Kelsey's mom, Missey Smith, for speaking with me for this episode. To learn more about the Kelsey Smith Foundation and the Kelsey Smith Act, please visit kelseysarmy.org.

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Music featured in this episode:    - Summertime instrumental 1 by cdk (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/13112    - Like Music (cdk Mix) by cdk (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/48915 Ft: Phasenwandler

Jan 16 2017

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Ep 66: Kendra Hatcher: A Planned Murder

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35-year-old Kendra Hatcher was tragically gunned down in the parking garage of her high-rise apartment building in Dallas, Texas, in September 2015. The investigation into her murder would uncover a sinister plot to have her killed.

Would all the suspects be caught and be brought to justice?   

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Feb 04 2019

1hr 25mins

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Ep 16: The Case & Trial of One of Canada’s Youngest Serial Killers

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In November 2010, 20-year-old Cody Legebokoff was pulled over by an RCMP officer while speeding away from a dark abandoned road. Little did the officer realize that his actions that night would be stopping a serial killer in his tracks.

This episode covers the case and trial of Cody Legebokoff, one of Canada's youngest serial killers. Thank you to Mark Nielsen for helping me cover this story. You can find Mark's full coverage of the Cody Legebokoff case from the Prince George Citizen here, including the audio from Cody's interrogations - http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial

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Music in this episode is from freemusicarchive.org under an Attribution license: Never Asked by Unheard Music Concepts: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Unheard_Music_Concepts/Industry/04_Never_Asked Planet F by Lee Rosevere: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Trappist-1/Lee_Rosevere_-_Trappist-1_-_05_Planet_F We Were Never Meant to Live Here by Chris Zabriskie: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Music_from_Neptune_Flux/ChrisZabriskie-MusicfromNeptuneFlux-10 Music from dig.ccmixter.org: Statia by gurdonark (c) copyright 2009 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/gurdonark/19368 Ft: J. Lang

Mar 12 2017

1hr 18mins

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Ep 27: The Conspiracy and Murder of Lisa Knoefel

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In November 2012, a horrific murder occurred in a charming single family home in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. But everything wasn't as it seemed...

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Music in this episode by: Laberynth Mind by Marcos H. Bolanos - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marcos_H_Bolanos/Unchained_Melodies_Vol2/Laberynth_Mind_master Someday I'll like you but before let me rest in my solitude (Lonely character's theme) by Komiku - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/Its_time_for_adventure__vol_4/Komiku_-_Its_time_for_adventure_vol_4_-_06_Someday_Ill_like_you_but_before_let_me_rest_in_my_solitude_Lonely_characters_theme Three kites circling by Axletree - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Axletree/Cormorant_EP/Three_kites_circling Despite My Empathy by Steve Combs - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Etaoin_Shrdlu/08_Despite_My_Empathy No Other Choice by Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_Inspired_by_MiNRS/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_Inspired_by_MiNRS_-_11_No_Other_Choice Undead by Rocco Granata - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rocco_Granata/Works_1733/Rocco_Granata_-_03_-_Undead Hope by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Peaceful_Mind/Borrtex_-_03_-_Hope A letter from doxent by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/51322 Ft: Doxent Zsigmond

Jun 19 2017

1hr 10mins

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Ep 56: Tragedy in Columbia, Illinois

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In May 2009, a tragedy hit the small St. Louis suburb of Columbia, Illinois. A loving mother and her two young sons were found dead in their beds. But who would do such a thing, and why?

CORRECTION: In the episode, I refer to a woman "who was having an affair with" a married male. I should have instead said that she was "the woman with whom he was having an affair." 

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Music in this episode: Lochley Fells by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Barstool/Lochley_Fells Feeling by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Emotion/1Feeling Everywhere by Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_For_Podcasts_5/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_For_Podcasts_5_-_06_Everywhere Noodle Opus by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Piano_Mover/Noodle_Opus Gone by Audiobinger - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Audiobinger/~/Gone_1140 Memoir of Solitude - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Memoir_of_Solitude/untitled_1306 soli by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Caeli/Kai_Engel_-_caeli_-_02_soli_1164

Jun 25 2018

1hr 21mins

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Ep 6: Richardson Family Murders - The Story of A 12-Year-Old Killer

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In April 2006, the small city of Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada, was shocked by an unthinkable murder no one ever saw coming - A 12-year-old girl convinces her 23-year-old boyfriend to murder her entire family. I speak with the first investigator on the scene and talk to him about the crime itself as well as the latest developments - which might shock you too. 

Warning: this episode contains some disturbing details, but they're important to understanding the severity and complexity of the case.

NOTE: I'd like to make a correction about my reference to the "town of Saskatchewan." Saskatchewan is actually a province and not a town. Sincere apologies to my Canadian friends! 

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Sep 29 2016

37mins

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Ep 26: A Teacher and Her Students

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In October 2011, a 32-year-old Ohio teacher went on trial for sexual battery, accused of having inappropriate relations with 5 of her students. Her plea? Not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Music in this episode by: Someday I'll like you but before let me rest in my solitude (Lonely character's theme) by Komiku - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/Its_time_for_adventure__vol_4/Komiku_-_Its_time_for_adventure_vol_4_-_06_Someday_Ill_like_you_but_before_let_me_rest_in_my_solitude_Lonely_characters_theme Despite My Empathy b Steve Combs - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Etaoin_Shrdlu/08_Despite_My_Empathy Feathered by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/The_Cabinetmaker/Feathered Fourth Dimension by Alex Mason / The Minor Emotion - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_MasonThe_Minor_Emotion/Return_1655/03_1887 Peaceful Mind by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Peaceful_Mind/Borrtex_-_01_-_Peaceful_Mind One Moment by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Peaceful_Mind/Borrtex_-_02_-_One_Moment Hope by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Peaceful_Mind/Borrtex_-_03_-_Hope

Jun 04 2017

1hr 19mins

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Ep 9: Ryan Poston Murder / Shayna Hubers Trial

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Ryan Poston and Shayna Hubers had been dating on and off for about a year when one night in October 2012, a 911 call was placed from Ryan's condo. When officers arrived, they found Ryan dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Shayna claimed it was self-defense even though Ryan had been shot 6 times.

I'll go over Shayna's bizarre behavior, the details from the trial, and tell you about a shocking new development that just might change everything.

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Nov 13 2016

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Ep 95: The Plot To Kill (Leon Jacob Trial)

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In March 2017, 39-year-old Leon Jacob, a doctor from Houston, Texas, told an undercover officer that he wanted his ex-girlfriend “taken care of.” Leon’s new girlfriend, a prominent veterinarian, also had a problem she wanted “taken care of”- her ex-husband.

Would the couple get away with trying to have their exes killed, or would they be convicted of solicitation of murder?

NOTE: Court Junkie will be on a break for the holidays. The last episode of the season will be on December 9, 2019. The returning episode will be on January 6, 2020.

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 28mins

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Ep 94: Murder in Conyers, Georgia

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In January 2010, 34-year-old Nikki Whitehead was found murdered in her home in Conyers, Georgia. Her 16-year-old twin daughters told police they had found their mother deceased in her bathtub when they returned home from school. The months-long investigation revealed numerous suspects and uncovered details of a home life that wasn’t what it seemed.

This episode was researched and written by Kathleen McWilliams.
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Dec 02 2019

52mins

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Ep 93: The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 2)

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In July 2014, FSU law professor Dan Markel was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Investigators immediately suspected that the family of Dan’s ex-wife, Wendi Adelson, was behind the murder, but would they be able to prove it? After two years of investigation, three arrests were made in the case - Luis Rivera, Sigfredo Garcia, and Katherine Magbanua. The Prosecution’s theory is that the Adelson family hired Katherine, who was dating Wendi’s brother Charlie, to orchestrate the murder. Katherine then enlisted the help of the father of her children, Sigfredo, and his friend Luis.

In September 2019, Sigfredo and Katherine went to trial for the murder, with Luis Rivera was the star witness against them. Would prosecutors be able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, or would the defenses of Sigfredo and Katherine prove that they were being railroaded?

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Nov 25 2019

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Ep 93: The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 1)

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In July 2014, FSU law professor Dan Markel was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Investigators immediately suspected that the family of Dan’s ex-wife, Wendi Adelson, was behind the murder, but would they be able to prove it? After two years of investigation, three arrests were made in the case - Luis Rivera, Sigfredo Garcia, and Katherine Magbanua.

The Prosecution’s theory is that the Adelson family hired Katherine, who was dating Wendi’s brother Charlie, to orchestrate the murder. Katherine then enlisted the help of the father of her children, Sigfredo, and his friend Luis.

In September 2019, Sigfredo and Katherine went to trial for the murder, with Luis Rivera was the star witness against them. Would prosecutors be able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, or would the defenses of Sigfredo and Katherine prove that they were being railroaded?

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 19mins

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Ep 92: The Proposition (Sean Foley Trial)

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In August 2018, police officers in Blount County, Tennessee, responded to a call from 24-year-old Sean Foley. Sean told the dispatchers that he had shot and killed a man, but said he did it because the man had been molesting his girlfriend. Sean was arrested and charged with murder, but would the details that would come out in court make the jury sympathetic to what Sean did?

This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner, from the Law & Crime Network. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @JenniferTintner.

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Nov 11 2019

54mins

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Ep 91: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (Mark Carver Trial)

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In May 2008, there was a strange scene along the Catawba River in Gaston County, North Carolina - a 20-year-old college student was found dead beside her car.

Two local fishermen were arrested, and one of them was convicted of murder. Years later, that conviction was overturned due to, in part, ineffective assistance of counsel. Today’s episode looks at the evidence presented at trial, the overturned conviction, and what will happen next in this case.

Special thanks to Mark’s attorney, Chris Mumma, from the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, for talking to us about her work on Mark’s case.

This episode was researched and written by Jordan Hensley, with the interview by Jillian Jalali.

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Nov 04 2019

58mins

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Ep 90: The Story of Lateisha Green

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In November 2008, 22-year-old Lateisha Green was shot and killed outside of a house party in Syracuse, New York. The suspect was tried for murder in what was New York’s first hate crime prosecution involving the death of a transgender person.

Would justice be served for Lateisha?

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This episode was co-written by Charlie Worroll.

Oct 28 2019

59mins

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Ep 89: The Hollywood Ripper (Michael Gargiulo Trial)

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In April 2008, authorities in Santa Monica, California arrested a man for breaking into a woman’s home and brutally attacking her with a knife. She survived, but they were they shocked to find that she wasn’t his first victim. Not even close.
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Oct 21 2019

1hr 5mins

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Ep 88: Death Of An Innocent Man (Amber Guyger Trial)

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It was a trial that caught the attention of people all over the country. How and why did Amber Guyger, an off-duty police officer, walk into the wrong apartment and shoot and kill an innocent man?

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Oct 14 2019

1hr 43mins

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Ep 87: The Ominous Warning

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In January 2006, a 33-year-old mother of three was found dead in her home after being involved in a contentious custody battle with the father of her young son. That father seems to have an airtight alibi, but one of his friends doesn’t. Will justice be served in this case and will Melissa’s killer be convicted?

This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferTintner.

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 21mins

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Ep 86: New Years Eve 2014 - The Trials of Colleen McKernan

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29-year-old Rob McKernan and his wife, 26-year-old Colleen McKernan, spent New Years Eve together in 2014. But by the end of the night, Colleen would call 911, telling the dispatcher that she had just killed her husband.

Prosecutors say she killed him in a fit of drunken anger, but her attorneys claim it was self-defense after being in an abusive relationship for years.

This case doesn’t come down to what the jury thinks, but whether the justice system worked.

This episode was researched and written by Kathleen McWilliams.

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Sep 30 2019

1hr 5mins

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Ep 85: 10 Days (South Carolina v. Timothy Jones Jr.)

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Timothy Jones Jr. was a father of five children, and in August 2014, he had primary custody of them. By early September, both Tim and the kids would disappear - from their mom, their school, and their neighbors.

NOTE: This episode DOES involve crimes committed against children, and although I will never glorify any of it, or focus on unnecessary details, listener discretion is advised.

This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner, from The Law & Crime Network. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferTintner.

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Sep 23 2019

1hr 15mins

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Ep 84: Justifiable Homicide or Murder?

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In March 2018, police officers in Oskaloosa, Iowa, responded to a call of a fight in progress. When they arrived, 24-year-old Luke Van Hemert explained that he and his friend had gotten into a physical confrontation with three college basketball players, after a minor traffic accident. He made it seem like no big deal, but investigators would soon learn that one of the basketball players had been stabbed to death.

At trial, the suspect claimed self-defense, but what would the evidence say?

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Sep 16 2019

1hr 10mins

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Ep 83: Murder on the Farm (Iowa v. Jason Carter)

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In June 2015, 46-year-old Jason Carter called 911 to report that he had just found his mother deceased on the floor in her home. She had been shot twice.

But investigators, along with Jason’s own family, quickly focused on him as the killer. Would a jury agree?

This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner. Follow her on Twitter @jennifertintner.

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 6mins

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Ep 82: Attempted Murder or Suicide Pact?

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On March 23, 2016, a police officer in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, came across a horrifying scene while doing a routine patrol - a woman who was badly beaten and shot, by her own husband.

The husband was charged with attempted murder and other charges related to the assault, but at his trial, he claimed he wasn’t trying to murder her at all. Would justice be served?

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Sep 02 2019

50mins

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Ep 81: A Son’s Denial

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In March 2018, James Scandirito Jr. was charged with the murder of his father. But did he really do it?

This episode was written by Jennifer Tintner, a writer and producer from Law & Crime.

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Aug 26 2019

51mins

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Ep 80: 32 Years - The Darrell Jones Case

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On November 11, 1985, 43-year-old Guillermo Rodrigues was shot and killed in a restaurant parking lot in Brockton, Massachusetts. Police quickly zeroed in on 18-year-old Darrell Jones, who was adamant that he was innocent. In 1986, Darrell was convicted of murder and would spend the next 32 years in prison. In 2016, his conviction was vacated and he was released, but his nightmare was far from over when prosecutors decided to retry him.

In this episode, I speak with Lisa Kavanaugh, Darrell’s attorney with the Massachusetts Innocence Project.

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Aug 19 2019

55mins

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Ep 79: The Push (Amber Hilberling Case)

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On June 7 2011, Amber Hilberling and her husband Josh got into an argument. Just minutes later, Josh fell out of their high-rise window, 17 stories to his death.

Amber admitted to pushing him, but was it murder?

Thanks to Caitlin Alexander, a local reporter for KTUL at the time, for speaking with me about this case. Follow Caitlin on Twitter @caitlinnews.

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Aug 05 2019

52mins

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Ep 78: The Confrontation By The River

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On April 14, 2015, two groups of men got into a physical confrontation at the St. Croix River at Interstate Park in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. By the time first responders arrived, one man was dead.   

In today's episode, I speak with Eric Nelson, from the Halberg Criminal Defense Firm, about the trial that followed, in which he represented the defendant. Would the jury convict his client, or would they believe the claims of self-defense?  

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Jul 22 2019

1hr 5mins

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Bonus Episode 1: The Accident

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On the night of December 7, 2012, residents in rural Alvin, Texas heard the metal-on-metal sound of a car wreck. Then, about 5 minutes later, they heard a single gunshot.   

When officers arrived on the scene, they would find the remnants of a car accident, as well as a murder. Were the two related?  

This episode was researched and written by Charlie Worroll.   

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Jul 16 2019

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