24: The Scurvy DefenseSuspect Convictions add
Scurvy once the plague of pirates and seafaring explorers provided a unique defense for Charles Robbins after 29 years on Nevada’s death row. And remarkably, the defense worked.
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23: The Big SleazySuspect Convictions add
Reginald Adams was framed for murdering a New Orleans police officer's wife and served 34 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
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22: Cops, Lies and VideotapeSuspect Convictions add
Imagine a defense attorney who refuses to sit with his client, a corrupt police department and a mysteriously edited videotape of an interrogation and you can begin to understand what Darrell Jones faced when he went on trial for a murder he may not have committed.
Introducing The Wonderland MurdersSuspect Convictions add
The Wonderland Murders takes you on journey back to the drug- and sex-fueled world of 1970s L.A. all building to brutal multiple murder just off the Sunset Strip. You can hear the first two episodes right now by searching for The Wonderland Murders on Apple Podcasts, wherever you’re listening to this, or visit wondery.fm/suspect
21: A Sketchy InvestigationSuspect Convictions add
Tyrone Hicks was once thought to be the “Bronx Rapist.” The woman who was attacked misidentified Tyrone as her assailant. DNA eventually cleared him of the crime – after he had finished serving his prison sentence. Journalist Scott Reeder explores how faulty identifications happen and what impact they have on individual lives.
19: The Wrong CollarSuspect Convictions add
Rachel’s Casey’s duplex erupted into flames in July 2001. and her 7-month-old baby died. An arson investigator used a dog to search the fire scene and the dog “alerted” to the possibility that a flammable liquid was used. But a subsequent laboratory test found the canine was wrong. Despite this, Rachel was prosecuted and found guilty of arson and murder. She had served 14 years of a life sentence when a law professor investigated the case and found the earlier investigation was faulty and relied on “junk science.” Sponsor: RXBar.com/Suspect
18: Innocent Man Faces Electric ChairSuspect Convictions add
Perry Cobb was sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. Today he holds the record for the person tried the most times for the same murder. He was freed from death row by a young journalist and a new law school graduate, who defied political pressure to testify on Perry’s behalf.
17: SmokescreenSuspect Convictions add
Kristine Bunch served 17 years in prison for a crime that never happened. On June 30, 1995, the Indiana trailer where she lived erupted into flames. Her 3-year-old son, Tony, was found dead in his bedroom. Police immediately accused Bunch of arson, which she denied. A laboratory report was altered and based on this altered report she was convicted. Bunch tells the story of how she overcame the false conviction.
16: Confessions of a SubstituteSuspect Convictions add
Mary Beth Haglin was a brilliant young teacher, a recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and a talented instructor. Then the 23-year-old had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. When they were found out, her life began to unravel. First, she lost her job and then she became a pariah in the community. Next, she became a stripper and acted in porn videos. Now, she faces jail time. We look at Mary Beth’s descent, the decisions she made and ask: Should her mistake be treated bad judgment or criminal conduct? Sponsor: Rxbar: rxbar.com/suspect and use the promo code "SUSPECT" at checkout for 25% off your first order
15: A 60 Year Wait for JusticeSuspect Convictions add
Darrel Parker was a 24-year-old newlywed when he was convicted of murdering his wife in Lincoln, Nebraska. He spent the next 60 years fighting to clear his name. Scott Reeder interviews the 86-year-old Parker and takes listeners on a 60-year journey until Parker was able to prove his innocence and receive an apology from the state. Sponsor: Rxbar: rxbar.com/suspect and use the promo code "SUSPECT" at checkout for 25% off.
Bonus: Business WarsSuspect Convictions add
Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers. Don’t forget to subscribe at wondery.fm/businesswars
14: Looking Back and ForwardSuspect Convictions add
Hosts Willis Kern and Scott Reeder recap what they’ve discovered over the first 13 episodes covering Barton McNeil’s conviction. And they look ahead at what’s next for the Illinois Innocence Project, which is expected to file motions seeking a new trial for McNeil in the coming months.
12: A Mysterious Bed PurchaseSuspect Convictions add
The bed in which Christina McNeil was murdered was later purchased at a thrift store by the same woman who the girl’s father says killed her, a Department of Children and Family services report indicates. That is one of the revelations in this week’s episode of Suspect Convictions. After Barton McNeil was arrested and ultimately convicted of the murder, his brother donated the bed to The Salvation Army. Misook (Nowlin) Wang was doing community service at The Salvation Army at that time, related to a domestic abuse case against her. Wang is said to have bought the bed and gave it to her own daughter to sleep on.
11: Relative InnocenceSuspect Convictions add
Two of Barton McNeil’s cousins have been tireless advocates for his innocence. What motivates them to help a man neither knew before he was convicted of murder? Grace Schlafer from Indiana and Chris Ross from California have interviewed witnesses, poured over documents, and questioned detectives. They were instrumental in getting the Illinois Innocence Project involved in McNeil’s fight for exoneration. The Illinois Innocence Project is expected to file motions soon in hopes of winning McNeil a new trial.
10: A Letter From MisookSuspect Convictions add
Scott Reeder shares a letter he received from Misook Nowlin Wang, who is serving a 55-year prison sentence for killing her mother in-law. She addresses Barton McNeil’s assertions that she killed his 3-year-old daughter Christina. Reeder and co-host Willis Kern are joined by social psychologist and true-crime buff Amanda Vicary, a professor at Illinois Wesleyan University to discuss the twists and turns in the McNeil case to date.
09: DNA, the fingerprint of life or death?Suspect Convictions add
New DNA evidence has been uncovered that defense attorneys contend points to Barton McNeil' s innocence and Misook Nowlan Wang's guilt. But prosecutors are saying not so fast. Sponsor: Simplisafe: Simplisafe.com/Suspect
08: Ask BartSuspect Convictions add
Barton McNeil is incarcerated in the the murder of his 3-year-old daughter, Christina. He maintains he is innocent. While serving a life sentence at an Illinois maximum security prison, he answered questions from Suspect Conviction listeners. Sponsors: Simplisafe: Simplisafe.com/Suspect