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Impact Statement

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Rank #194 in Personal Journals category

Society & Culture
Personal Journals
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When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.

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When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.

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I love the way this is done! Absolutely amazing!!!

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iTunes Ratings

147 Ratings
Average Ratings
124
10
5
1
7

One of the best

By tate.serg - Sep 24 2019
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I love the way this is done! Absolutely amazing!!!

Love the concept!

By Ruby82001 - Aug 14 2019
Read more
Will come back and listen again.
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Impact Statement

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When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.

Rank #1: The Murder of Eric Levack

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On April 1, 2003, Canada enacted the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which replaced the existing Young Offenders Act. Also on that day, 14 year old Justin Morton murdered his classmate Eric Levack in the woods outside of their high school, immediately putting Canada’s new law to the test.

This year marks a milestone in Eric’s story. It has been 15 years since Eric’s death. Being that he was just 14 years old when he was murdered, this year marks the year he has been gone longer than he was here.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions

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Apr 25 2018

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Rank #2: The death of DJ Fickey

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On October 3, 2016, the Walker County sheriff’s department responded to a 911 call from a home in rural Flintstone, Georgia a little past 1 in the afternoon. According to the caller, a man had grabbed a shotgun and shot himself in the head. The police arrived and found two people outside the trailer and, inside, they found 27 year old DJ Fickey deceased on a loveseat. But due to constantly changing stories from witnesses, investigators became suspicious that this was actually a potential homicide. When the DA declined to press charges, DJ’s sister Amanda began her own campaign to seek justice for DJ.

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Apr 10 2018

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Rank #3: Ronnie, Dan, and the Dixie Mafia

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In 1967, Ronnie Anderson died in what was determined to be a suicide. He was only 17 years old. Nearly 36 years later, his father Dan Anderson was found in his driveway, dead from what was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Phyllis--Ronnie’s sister and Dan’s daughter--believes that both deaths were actually murder and they both go back to a group known as the Dixie Mafia.

This case has many moving pieces but one piece that has stayed consistent has been Phyllis’s fight for what she believes to be the truth.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions

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May 12 2018

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Rank #4: It Takes a Piece of You: a story of domestic violence

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In 2016, Natasha entered a relationship with a man she thought was going to be a solid partner and a role model for her 7 year old son. He turned out to be the exact opposite, and she found herself in court in 2018 to face this man who had become her abuser.

On average, a woman in Canada is killed every six days by her intimate partner. Natasha was nearly one them.

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Jun 08 2018

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Rank #5: The Death of Samantha Sutton

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Looking at a case file doesn’t tell the whole story. It doesn’t tell the story of homemade soup and family outings and a young woman who just wanted to come home and just wanted to be clean. And it doesn’t tell of the questions Samantha Sutton’s family are left with in the wake of her death at 22.  For those parts of the story, the parts of the story that tell us who Samantha was and the impact her loss had on her family, I spoke with her mother Dell.


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Jul 28 2018

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Rank #6: Cheri and Greg--The Golden State murders

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In 1981, Cheri Domingo and Greg Sanchez were murdered. Their case remained unsolved for nearly 37 years, finally being solved through the same DNA that linked them to the serial killer known as the East Area Rapist/The Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer. But for Cheri's daughter Debbi, those 37 years took her down an unpredictable path that eventually led to recovery and hope.

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Jul 13 2018

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Rank #7: The Wrongful Conviction of Ron Moffatt

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In 1957, the youngest serial killer in Canada was caught after having killed three children in four months. What many don't know about Peter Woodcock's story is that a 14 year old had been wrongfully convicted for one of those murders after giving a false confession. It took six decades before Ron Moffatt was ready to tell his story to author Nate Hendley for his book The Boy on the Bicycle. And now Ron is sharing his story at book signings, Innocence Canada events, and on podcasts to warn of the real consequences of allowing children to be interrogated without a parent present and using uncorroborated confessions in criminal trials.

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Sep 22 2018

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Rank #8: A Parent's Dark Secret

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When Sabrina's father killed himself when she was 11 years old, he left no note. It wasn't until she was an adult that she was given the pieces of her father's past that may explain his death by suicide. It has sent her down a path to find out the whole story of what happened one March night in Scotland in 1975 that changed her father's course forever.

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Sep 30 2018

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Rank #9: Brandy Myers

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In 1992, thirteen year old Brandy Myers left her home to collect money for a read-a-thon. She never returned. Twenty three years later, her sister Kristin believes they finally have the answer to what happened to Brandy. But an answer is not the same as justice. 

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Oct 15 2018

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Rank #10: The Unsolved Murder of Julianne Stallman

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Twenty four years ago, Julianne Stallman was murdered in her own home. As the case grew cold, one fact carried through over the years. Julianne's murderer was someone she knew. I spoke with her daughter Jen about her fight for justice for her mother and living with the knowledge that someone she knows killed her mother. 

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Oct 28 2018

37mins

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