Cover image of Breakdown
(1602)

Rank #156 in News & Politics category

News & Politics

Breakdown

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #156 in News & Politics category

News & Politics
Read more

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with host Bill Rankin. He's covering the murder prosecution of Claud "Tex" McIver, a wealthy and politically connected lawyer in Atlanta who shot his wife in the back. McIver claims it was an accident, and the prosecution has its work cut out for it in trying to prove malice murder. But the defendant took several actions after the shooting that made the community and the cops wonder about his innocence.The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

Read more

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with host Bill Rankin. He's covering the murder prosecution of Claud "Tex" McIver, a wealthy and politically connected lawyer in Atlanta who shot his wife in the back. McIver claims it was an accident, and the prosecution has its work cut out for it in trying to prove malice murder. But the defendant took several actions after the shooting that made the community and the cops wonder about his innocence.The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

iTunes Ratings

1602 Ratings
Average Ratings
1170
236
83
53
60

Thank you!

By Slfctjb - Mar 26 2019
Read more
I love, love, LOVE this podcast.

One of my favorites

By bionicgram_on_IG - Mar 10 2019
Read more
Well done all around. Well worth a listen! Nuff said!

iTunes Ratings

1602 Ratings
Average Ratings
1170
236
83
53
60

Thank you!

By Slfctjb - Mar 26 2019
Read more
I love, love, LOVE this podcast.

One of my favorites

By bionicgram_on_IG - Mar 10 2019
Read more
Well done all around. Well worth a listen! Nuff said!
Cover image of Breakdown

Breakdown

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #156 in News & Politics category

Read more

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with host Bill Rankin. He's covering the murder prosecution of Claud "Tex" McIver, a wealthy and politically connected lawyer in Atlanta who shot his wife in the back. McIver claims it was an accident, and the prosecution has its work cut out for it in trying to prove malice murder. But the defendant took several actions after the shooting that made the community and the cops wonder about his innocence.The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

Rank #1: S02 Episode 3 - Leanna Harris: Once implicated, never charged

Podcast cover
Read more
Cobb police insinuated a number of times that Leanna (now Leanna Taylor, since her divorce came through in March) might have helped her husband plan the murder of their son. But those claims faded and then all but disappeared. Taylor was never charged with any crime and is expected to be a witness for the defense in Ross Harris’s murder trial.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10 2016
38 mins
Play

Rank #2: S02 Episode 4 - Deciding the case before it begins?

Podcast cover
Read more
The most important moments of the Justin Ross Harris trial may be unfolding right now - even before testimony begins or the lawyers ever state their cases. Welcome to jury selection, where cases are often won or lost. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19 2016
49 mins
Play

Rank #3: S05, Ep1: The McIver Murder Case

Podcast cover
Read more
Insisting it was an accident, Claud "Tex" McIVer will soon stand trial for the murder of his wife, Diane. Although Diane told ER surgeons it was an accident just before she died, the state has indicted Tex with malice murder. The year since Diane died has seen some extraordinary and often bizarre turns. This first episode of the new season of Breakdown will set the stage for the upcoming trial.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16 2017
43 mins
Play

Rank #4: S02 Episode 1 - Death in a Hot Car: Mistake or Murder?

Podcast cover
Read more
The evidence against Justin Ross Harris, accused of murder in the hot-car death of his son, and how it just seems to keep piling up. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27 2016
38 mins
Play

Rank #5: S04, Ep1: The crime

Podcast cover
Read more
A vicious murder on a hot South Georgia night outside the local Taco Bell. The police build  an impressive case against young Devonia Inman. Now it's 20 years later, and a law professor in Atlanta is determined to take that case apart and win Inman's freedom. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17 2017
35 mins
Play

Rank #6: S01 Episode 3: Let’s Test the Evidence

Podcast cover
Read more
Bill Rankin goes to Bremen in the dark of night, and with the help of an Army veteran, tests what you can see from "Stroupe's stoop." Could Gary Allen Stroupe have seen Justin Chapman from his front porch? Plus, Chapman experiences the appeal from hell.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29 2015
47 mins
Play

Rank #7: S06, Ep1: A Jury of His Peers

Podcast cover
Read more
Kevin Riley, editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, goes deep inside a double-murder in Atlanta. With extraordinary access to key players in the case, Riley and longtime Breakdown host Bill Rankin explore the sudden and vicious killings of Reggie Coicou and Quincy "Fat" Wytche.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20 2017
26 mins
Play

Rank #8: S03 Episode 1: Predator, M.D.

Podcast cover
Read more
Breakdown: Predator, M.D., follows the fortunes of Dr. Gupta and many of the 18 women who claim the doctor abused them.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20 2017
36 mins
Play

Rank #9: S02, Episode6: A sudden change of venue

Podcast cover
Read more
The Harris trial was just days away from opening statements and testimony, when the proceedings ground to a sudden and unexpected halt. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10 2016
43 mins
Play

Rank #10: S02, Episode 5: A jury of his peers, with preconceived notions

Podcast cover
Read more
Jury selection, which may be close to conclusion, has taken an interesting turn. Nearly a third of the jurors qualified for the final panel – the one from which the 12 jurors and a number of alternates will be chosen – say they believe Justin Ross Harris is guilty. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26 2016
25 mins
Play

Rank #11: S05, Ep2: The courtship of Tex and Diane McIver

Podcast cover
Read more
Tex McIver couldn't get the new resident of the luxury condo complex out of his mind. She ignored all his entreaties to meet him, and he finally contrived to "bump into" her at the complex's gym early one morning. Diane was a powerful and successful businesswoman who eventually would marry Tex. But on a sultry September night a year ago, he killed her. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23 2017
40 mins
Play

Rank #12: S01 Episode 4: The New Team Goes to Work

Podcast cover
Read more
The Justin Chapman murder case attracts a new defense team full of heavy hitters and colorful characters. In this episode, we take a detour from the case in order to introduce you to some of the players who came to Chapman's aid, and learn why they took on the case for free.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05 2015
38 mins
Play

Rank #13: S02, Episode 15: The jury gets the case

Podcast cover
Read more
The prosecution and the defense give impassioned, powerful closing arguments, wrapping up the trial. Prosecutor Chuck Boring insists Ross Harris lived a double life and intentionally killed his little boy. Defense attorney Maddox Kilgore contends Cooper’s death was a horrible accident and that police rushed to judgment without looking at evidence contrary to their theory. The six-man, six-woman jury then gets the case and, over the next three days, sends a number of questions to Judge Mary Staley Clark.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14 2016
58 mins
Play

Rank #14: S04, Ep2: The prosecution

Podcast cover
Read more
The jury that hears the case against Devonia Inman must go through the peculiar process of becoming "death qualified." Meanwhile, some key witnesses take the stand and say they really didn't see what they told police they saw. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24 2017
41 mins
Play

Rank #15: S06_Ep2: Voice of a Killer?

Podcast cover
Read more
First contact: An Atlanta homicide investigator goes to the home of the man who has emerged as his suspect. The man lives with his mother, and the detective winds up interviewing both. A year later, AJC Editor-in-Chief Kevin Riley gets his first indication that he will become deeply engaged in the outcome of this double homicide investigation.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27 2017
41 mins
Play

Similar Podcasts