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Murderville

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When a brutal murder rocks a small Southern town, residents and police are shocked. Could the new guy in town be the one who who did it? Yes, the cops say, he is. Case solved. But then another murder happens. And another. In the end: four bodies, two convictions, and one man in jail for a crime he likely did not commit. Welcome to Murderville, Georgia. Investigative reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith uncover what happens when law enforcement locks up their first suspect, leaving another man free to kill. From The Intercept and Topic Studios.

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When a brutal murder rocks a small Southern town, residents and police are shocked. Could the new guy in town be the one who who did it? Yes, the cops say, he is. Case solved. But then another murder happens. And another. In the end: four bodies, two convictions, and one man in jail for a crime he likely did not commit. Welcome to Murderville, Georgia. Investigative reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith uncover what happens when law enforcement locks up their first suspect, leaving another man free to kill. From The Intercept and Topic Studios.

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Super good

By kallismith1 - Sep 13 2019
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Really good. Definitely worth the listen!

Well done!

By Trucrimeallthetyme - Sep 11 2019
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This was very well done/ completely infuriating

iTunes Ratings

1520 Ratings
Average Ratings
797
274
169
116
164

Super good

By kallismith1 - Sep 13 2019
Read more
Really good. Definitely worth the listen!

Well done!

By Trucrimeallthetyme - Sep 11 2019
Read more
This was very well done/ completely infuriating
Cover image of Murderville

Murderville

Updated 4 days ago

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When a brutal murder rocks a small Southern town, residents and police are shocked. Could the new guy in town be the one who who did it? Yes, the cops say, he is. Case solved. But then another murder happens. And another. In the end: four bodies, two convictions, and one man in jail for a crime he likely did not commit. Welcome to Murderville, Georgia. Investigative reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith uncover what happens when law enforcement locks up their first suspect, leaving another man free to kill. From The Intercept and Topic Studios.

Rank #1: 3: The Patels

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Shaliesh Patel was visiting Adel when he was brutally murdered in the spring of 2000. Years later, his family still doesn’t know anything about who killed him. Their interactions with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations left them with more questions than answers. But one thing was clear: Patel’s murder was part of an emerging pattern of crime.

Jan 03 2019

21mins

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Rank #2: 4: Murder in Broad Daylight

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William Carroll Bennett and Rebecca Browning were beloved in Adel. There was no reason anybody would want to hurt them. Then they were savagely beaten in broad daylight at a popular lunch spot. Thanks to the actions of a couple of customers, their assailant was quickly apprehended: 20-year-old Hercules Brown. But the question quickly arose, was this the only murder Hercules was responsible for?

Jan 10 2019

20mins

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Rank #3: 5: Hercules Brown

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Hercules Brown grew up in a well-respected family in Adel. Residents remember him as a good kid. But then something changed. He became violent and mean. And he had several run-ins with the law. But when he got in trouble, nothing seemed to stick. Until the murders of Bennett and Browning raised new questions about the Taco Bell and the Patel murders too. When DNA comes back as a match to Hercules on a key piece of evidence, will it be enough to help Devonia Inman?

Jan 17 2019

27mins

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Rank #4: Update: High Court Says Devonia Deserves Justice

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In an extraordinary ruling issued last week, the Georgia Supreme Court denied the state’s latest effort to prevent Devonia Inman from proving his innocence in a murder that sent him to prison for life.

Sep 27 2019

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Rank #5: Update: Devonia Inman’s Chance to Prove His Innocence

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More than eight years after DNA evidence revealed the state of Georgia sent the wrong man to prison for murder, Devonia Inman may finally have a chance to prove his innocence in court. In an order released last week, a judge ruled that Inman’s challenge to his 2001 conviction could move forward. 

Aug 02 2019

9mins

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