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Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was William Virgil wrongly convicted for murder?


Season 1: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?

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Best friends Carmen Alegria and Angelica Soto did everything together — and that includes saving each other from a gunman on a rampage.To hear more stories subscribe to Aftermath wherever you listen to podcasts: APPLE,STITCHER, orWONDERY.COM
From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence. Episodd 1 focuses on neglectful parents and neighbors who looked the other way and set the stage for Clai Lasher-Sommers’ stepfather to shoot her in the back when she was 13 years old.To hear more stories subscribe to Aftermath wherever you listen to podcasts: APPLE, STITCHER, or WONDERY.COM
Chapter 8: After Innocence

Chapter 8: After Innocence

2017-11-0200:51:0515

Since his release from prison, William Virgil’s life has been on hold. So has Retha Welch’s murder investigation.Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: https://www.smarturl.it/accusedpodcastThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/accusedBrooklinen - Get $20 an free shipping when you use promo code ACCUSED here:www.brooklinen.comBombas - Get 20% off your first order when you visit them here:www.bombas.com/accused
William Virgil finds dedicated allies in the Kentucky Innocence Project, fierce opposition in the Commonwealth’s Attorney, and hope in new DNA testing.Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: https://www.smarturl.it/accusedpodcastThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/accusedBrooklinen - Get $20 an free shipping when you use promo code ACCUSED here:www.brooklinen.comBombas - Get 20% off your first order when you visit them here:www.bombas.com/accused
Chapter 6: If not Virgil, Who?

Chapter 6: If not Virgil, Who?

2017-10-2600:44:4810

Newport police overlooked several interesting people worthy of scrutiny in this murder case, including one man they’d encountered themselves.Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: https://www.smarturl.it/accusedpodcastThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/accusedBrooklinen - Get $20 an free shipping when you use promo code ACCUSED here:www.brooklinen.comBombas - Get 20% off your first order when you visit them here:www.bombas.com/accused
Chapter 5: The lie

Chapter 5: The lie

2017-10-2400:40:5418

After years of insisting a key witness perjured himself, William Virgil finds proof — but does the truth matter?Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: https://www.smarturl.it/accusedpodcastThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/accusedBrooklinen - Get $20 an free shipping when you use promo code ACCUSED here:www.brooklinen.comBombas - Get 20% off your first order when you visit them here:www.bombas.com/accused
Chapter 4: The missing witness

Chapter 4: The missing witness

2017-10-1900:42:4010

It appears more than one of the witnesses in Retha Welch’s murder case didn’t come clean on the stand. Someone knew more than his testimony implied.Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: https://www.smarturl.it/accusedpodcastThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/accusedBrooklinen - Get $20 an free shipping when you use promo code ACCUSED here:www.brooklinen.comBombas - Get 20% off your first order when you visit them here:www.bombas.com/accused
Chapter 3: The case unfolds

Chapter 3: The case unfolds

2017-10-1700:38:0714

With physical evidence and eyewitnesses on their side, police begin compiling a case against William Virgil — but does it hold up under scrutiny?Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: https://www.smarturl.it/accusedpodcastSubscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: https://www.smarturl.it/accusedpodcastThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/accusedBrooklinen - Get $20 an free shipping when you use promo code ACCUSED here:www.brooklinen.comBombas - Get 20% off your first order when you visit them here:www.bombas.com/accused
Chapter 2: The hooded figure

Chapter 2: The hooded figure

2017-10-1200:44:5117

Retha Welch’s boyfriend says he was mad enough to kill her the last time they were together — but he points police to a hooded figure in her hallway as the likely culprit.Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: https://www.smarturl.it/accusedpodcastThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/accusedBrooklinen - Get $20 an free shipping when you use promo code ACCUSED here:www.brooklinen.comBombas - Get 20% off your first order when you visit them here:www.bombas.com/accused
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Comments (29)

PennyD

This "expert" knows less about serial killers than the average armchair sleuth. It's painful to listen to him.

May 7th
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PennyD

This guy RJ killed her.

May 7th
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Liz Fisher Sobocinski

I don't think the maintenance man did it. I honestly think he was nervous and was talking himself into circles. I know my brain isn't all there and I forget this type of stuff all the time and I'm much younger than him lol!

Mar 4th
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Kathy Marie

Liz Fisher Sobocinski I agree, I think he was flustered by a reporter contacting him so much later, and he talked around himself. But his voice seems genuine.

Apr 19th
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Ken Leppek

So far this is a great podcast

Jan 8th
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Sheri Jackson

a chocola it e colored little one

Aug 11th
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Louise

I think it was quite obviously RJ. You can tell he's lying straight away.

May 31st
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Cratsky

Well researched and good pace with the delivery. I recommend this podcast.

May 28th
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Denise Spinner

think about getting the presents you really wanted on your registry

Apr 9th
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Sandy Diaz

I'm hooked.

Apr 4th
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StKinzi

Now that I've listened to a great variety of podcasts I'm appreciating the really well done ones, like this, even more.

Mar 30th
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Shawn Vincent Downing

Honestly, my new favorite.

Mar 21st
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Keith Vittore

Superb podcast. Love this one.

Mar 6th
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Papyrus🔅

please continue 😞

Jan 17th
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Papyrus🔅

please continue 😞

Jan 17th
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Rusty Hunt

well put together...love it.

Jan 6th
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Julie Gray

Addicting! This is a great reporting of such a tragic stort.

Dec 13th
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stewpidassol

Love the way the story was told. Please have more!

Nov 30th
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Joshua Jordan

stewpidassol ahhh great avatar....🙄🤐

Dec 30th
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Tammy Pugh

In the Elizabeth Andes case I think the guy who ( can't remember his name) but the guy who said Beth was breaking up with her boyfriend, and blamed the boyfriend for her death, should be looked at closer. Something doesn't seem right with him or his story.

Nov 30th
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Tina Ellsworth

love it

Nov 23rd
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SarahLam

I would like to "go on record" and say not only do I F***ING LOVE THIS PODCAST, but it had also changed the way I watch Forensic Files... whether this is for the better or worse has yet to be decided lol. Amber and team, keep doing what you do! I am forever hooked!

Nov 18th
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