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Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie were uncovered inside a vat that reached 1350 degrees Fahrenheit. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed?


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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Introducing Accused

Introducing Accused

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Coming Sept. 8: 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?
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
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
Accused Host Amber Hunt details where you can find Season 3 of Accused soon. Another great podcast from the USA TODAY Network, The City, is available to listen to now. As Reno, a city known for vice, tries to woo big tech to town, a fight erupts over its future. It's the central battle of The City podcast, Season 2. To learn more about the story and to listen or subscribe, head to www.thecitypodcast.com
How did Jack Roland Murphy go from world-champion surfer to notorious jewel thief? How did it all go wrong and end in at least two murders in the murky waterways of southern Florida? Find out this season on The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek.Subscribe today: wondery.fm/thesneak_accused
Chapter 1: The crime

Chapter 1: The crime

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Three days after Christmas in 1978, Elizabeth Andes was one of the few students on Miami University’s Oxford campus. Most students were home for winter break, but Beth – a recent graduate – was in town packing up her apartment so she could move to Cincinnati for her first big job. That day, she treated herself by buying a fancy pair of leather boots to celebrate her successes. But she never got to wear them. Instead, her boyfriend, Bob Young, reported finding her lifeless body in the apartment they had shared during their last semester of college together. Police and prosecutors considered the death an open-and-shut case, zeroing in immediately on Young. But Beth’s friends never thought things were quite so simple. Through this podcast, The Enquirer will lay out its investigation into the cold case in hopes of finally figuring out who got it wrong nearly 40 years ago – police or the jury?
Chapter 2: The couple

Chapter 2: The couple

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As Oxford police began investigating the city’s first murder in a quarter-century, detectives bolstered their case against the victim’s boyfriend. But did cops’ theory on motive line up with what Beth’s friends knew about the couple? Bob Young had no prior criminal record, and no one at trial testified he had even a slight temper, much less a murderous one. Despite this, police records indicate that investigators didn’t give much weight to the men in Beth’s life that her friends say warranted some scrutiny in the wake of her murder. In this episode, The Enquirer delves into Beth’s personality, her relationship with Young and her plans after college in hopes of determining whether the prosecution’s case against Young made any sense. Do you like Accused? Check out Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca
As Bob Young’s attorney noted, of all the evidence introduced in Beth’s murder trial, just one piece implicated his client. But it was a big one: a confession. In this episode of “Accused,” The Enquirer details the original investigation outlined in police records and trial transcripts, as well as the single exhibit that has some people in Oxford, Ohio, still convinced decades later that Young got away with murder.
Original detectives continue to insist that Bob Young was the only person worth examining in Beth Andes' murder. Do you like Accused? Check out Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca
Elizabeth Andes' friends and family don't point fingers when asked who they think might have killed the bubbly 23-year-old Dec. 28, 1978. But they worry that police zeroed in on Andes' boyfriend so quickly that authorities might have missed other worthwhile leads. Boyd Glascock was a quirky and artistic man who inserted himself into the murder investigation by showing up uninvited to boyfriend Bob Young’s house after Young had been arrested. Glascock professed his love for Young and then presented the football player with what appeared to be a blood-covered pin cushion as a gift – an odd choice for a man whose girlfriend had been stabbed with sewing shears. Cincinnati lawyer Deb Lydon wonders if police should have more thoroughly questioned Glascock in the late ‘70s – but he’s not the only person The Enquirer has investigated.
Chapter 6: The strangers

Chapter 6: The strangers

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In the days surrounding Beth’s death, area newspapers boasted front-page stories about body after body being exhumed from John Wayne Gacy’s property. Ted Bundy had been terrorizing the nation for four years. BTK was on the loose in Wichita, Kansas. The late ‘70s were a dark period in American history when it comes to crime, and that has some of Beth’s friends asking a question: Could Beth have been targeted by one of the many serial killers working the nation? The Enquirer explores that question in this episode of Accused – and learns there’s no shortage of avenues to pursue. Do you like Accused? Check out Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca
Chapter 7: The evidence

Chapter 7: The evidence

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If Bob Young killed his girlfriend, he couldn’t be tried again, so holding onto the physical evidence in the case would be moot. In America, you can’t be charged twice for the same crime. But what if he’s innocent? In this episode of Accused, The Enquirer outlines its year-long quest to answer that question.
Chapter 8: The aftermath

Chapter 8: The aftermath

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A lot has changed since Beth was killed in 1978. Her boyfriend Bob Young has a daughter of his own. Beth’s friends can’t talk about her death without breaking immediately into tears. Her family’s view on Young’s guilt has evolved. But a few key things haven’t budged. And they could make all the difference in this case.
Chapter 9: The update

Chapter 9: The update

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People with information about Beth Andes and the events surrounding her slaying continue to come forward months after the initial season ended.
Subscribe today so you are the first to hear Accused season 2 when it premieres on October 12th: https://smarturl.it/accusedpodcast
When 54-year-old Retha Welch is found murdered in Newport, Kentucky, police zero in on an acquaintance with a criminal past.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
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
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
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
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So this went from what happened to David Bocks to an expose of the fraudulent Fernald company. That should have been the title of the entire podcast then.

Jul 31st
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Dominique Leib

Very much enjoyed this story! Love all of the history you taught us too, very interesting time.

Apr 30th
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Dominique Leib

Everytime he says something stupid he wants to end the interview 🤣🤣

Apr 28th
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Dominique Leib

Why in tf would you record an interview while someone is eating?! Wtf is wrong with you?! I almost threw up from all the sucking and lip smacking. I thought you guys were "professional" reporters?

Apr 28th
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Dominique Leib

That pastor, smfh. A man of God repeatedly blaming the victim for her murder makes me sick and I get its sad that his wife died but why did I just lose 5 minutes of my life listening to a story that has NOTHING to do with the case?!

Apr 24th
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lopro

checker boards have other meanings too, pretty creepy being that the place looked evil

Mar 19th
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Tracy MacKenzie

I really like this podcast. I couldn't stop listening. thank you

Feb 2nd
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lisa bradford

God Bless Lisa Crawford: just LOOK what 1 CARING MOTHER/PARENTS can accomplish. PUSH BACK AT THE LIES. PROTECT YOUR FAMILIES, AND BY EXTENTION, START A REVOLUTION! Amazing woman, amazing story

Jan 28th
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lisa bradford

Beautiful, poignant, far reaching, this story begins with 1 man, and encapsulates the entire country. I had NO IDEA that there were so many toxic waste sites in the US. Crazy, amazing. unbelievable. thanknu for bringing us the story, the TRUTH

Jan 28th
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Christina Long

how did it take me sooooo long to find this podcast? season 1 and half of season 2 complete in 3 days. fully engaged.

Jan 22nd
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lisa bradford

season 3 BEST SEASON EVER!!

Jan 21st
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Aaron

I'm not buying the detective's logic that nobody could have gotten near without dying and yet David could.

Jan 20th
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Jennifer Shepard

Is that Payne from up and vanished asking questions halfway through??

Jan 9th
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Ken Fulcher

please chill out on the music volume

Dec 31st
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Ken Fulcher

I listen to a lot of true crime, very few podcast I've ever made me as angry as this one I feel so heavily for the victim here

Dec 30th
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Poddict

season 2 even better than the last

Dec 29th
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Sara Gunderson

I don't get why the attorney got so focused on Boyd Glascock when the boss was behaving in such a questionable manner.

Dec 7th
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A Gannon

Hhholy crap the guy at 50:30. Could not BELIEVE my ears. 🤬🤬🤬 WOW, dude. Ugh.

Nov 13th
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Lísa MK

is the police that stupid to think that only person in the states wore a certain pair of tennis shoes??? I'm speechless!

Oct 16th
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Lísa MK

do people that are telling the truth have the need to explain that they are in fact telling the truth? the maintainance man keeps say that he is answering truthfully as if trying to convince himself

Oct 12th
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