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Court Junkie

By Jillian LP

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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.

iTunes Ratings

2504 Ratings
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My favorite podcast

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A must listen for all true crime fans!

Love it

By Lbaker99 - Jan 16 2019
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Absolutely love this podcast!

iTunes Ratings

2504 Ratings
Average Ratings
2317
102
37
19
29

My favorite podcast

By Dr. Tucker - Jan 18 2019
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A must listen for all true crime fans!

Love it

By Lbaker99 - Jan 16 2019
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Absolutely love this podcast!

Top 10 Episode of Court Junkie

Rank #1: Ep 14: The Vaughn Family Tragedy

Feb 06 2017
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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. If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. To support this podcast, you can donate as little as $1 via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow us on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod  Exclusive Lifeway Kefir coupon for Court Junkie listeners: http://LifewayKefir.com/CourtJunkie/ 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

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Rank #2: Ep 51, Part 1: “Perfect Murder” or Witch Hunt? (The Trials of Jason Young)

Apr 16 2018
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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? Note: Part 2 will be released next week (Want to hear it earlier? Go to Patreon.com/CourtJunkie) If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod  Sponsors in this episode: Smokeball is the only case management software that automatically records your time and activity for you. Get daily digest updates, law firm insights reports, automatic Word to PDF creation, over 14,000 automated legal forms, dedicated account management and much more! Court Junkie listeners can receive 50% off the onboarding fee when you sign up at Smokeball.com/COURT. Leesa - Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand that is also socially conscious. Get $125 off AND a free pillow (!) when you go to Leesa.com/junkie. Everlywell - EverlyWell is an at-home health-testing company that offers a variety of physician-reviewed, private tests – from Food Sensitivity, to Metabolism, to Thyroid. No more sitting in waiting rooms or waiting on your results. Head to everlywell.com and use promo code JUNKIE to take 15% off your first order. 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

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Rank #3: Ep 34: The Strange Saga of Kelly Cochran

Sep 06 2017
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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? Sponsors in this episode: Book of the Month - Visit bookofthemonth.com/court to see their current selections and get your first book for just $9.99. Ellevest - Go to Ellevest.com/COURT to get $100 toward your first funded goal when you get started.   Please consider supporting this podcast with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod  Want a Court Junkie coffee mug or t-shirt or many other fun items? Check out the Court Junkie Store: www.CourtJunkie.com/Store Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Jon Keur of Wayfare Recording Co. (www.wayfarerecording.com) 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

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Rank #4: Ep 8 Part 1: The Murder of Sherri Rae Rasmussen

Oct 28 2016
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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 If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. To support this podcast, you can donate as little as $1 via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow us on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod  

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Rank #5: Ep 55: Husband vs. Wife - What Really Happened to Laura Ackerson?

Jun 11 2018
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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. Sponsors in this episode: Everlywell - EverlyWell is an at-home health-testing company that offers a variety of physician-reviewed, private tests – from Food Sensitivity, to Metabolism, to Thyroid. Head to everlywell.com and use promo code JUNKIE to take 15% off your first order. Smokeball - Smokeball is the only case management software that automatically records your time and activity for you. Get daily digest updates, law firm insights reports, automatic Word to PDF creation, over 14,000 automated legal forms, dedicated account management and much more! Court Junkie listeners can receive 50% off the onboarding fee when you sign up with Smokeball. Go to smokeball.com/COURT. Simple Contacts lets you renew your prescription and re-order your brand of lenses from anywhere, in minutes, through an online, self-guided vision test. Court Junkies get $30 off their first Simple Contacts order by visiting simplecontacts.com/junkie or enter the code JUNKIE at checkout. Leesa - Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand that is also socially conscious. Get $130 off AND a free pillow when you go to Leesa.com/JUNKIE. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod    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  

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Rank #6: Ep 3: The Mysterious Disappearance of Gabriel Johnson

Aug 30 2016
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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... If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. To support this podcast, you can donate as little as $1 via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow us on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod  

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Rank #7: Ep 10 Part 1: Kristine Bunch’s Nightmare

Nov 28 2016
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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. If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. To support this podcast, you can donate as little as $1 via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow us on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod    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

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Rank #8: Ep 27: The Conspiracy and Murder of Lisa Knoefel

Jun 19 2017
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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… This episode is sponsored by Audible. Audible has the best audiobook performances, an unmatched selection and the most exclusive content. Start a 30-day trial and your first Audible book is free. Learn more at Audible.com/CourtJunkie Please consider supporting this podcast with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod  Want a Court Junkie coffee mug or t-shirt or many other fun items? Check out the Court Junkie Store: www.CourtJunkie.com/Store 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

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Rank #9: Ep 8 Part 2: The Murder of Sherri Rae Rasmussen

Oct 31 2016
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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  If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. To support this podcast, you can donate as little as $1 via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod

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Rank #10: Ep 4: Questions Surrounding Pravin Varughese’s Death

Sep 08 2016
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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.  If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. To support this podcast, you can donate as little as $1 via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow us on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod

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