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Author: Jillian LP

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Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn’t commit, or imagine your child's killer is still on the loose even though there’s enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.
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In the 2015 murder trial of Joanna Madonna, one thing was for certain - Joanna killed her husband. But was it self-defense as she claimed, or was it calculated murder?   NOTE: To listen to the Twisted Podcast’s interview with Joanna that I mentioned towards the episode, go here - http://twistedpodcast.libsyn.com/interview-with-joanna-madonna.    Sponsors in this episode: PROcure - PROcure’s Hydrocortisone Cream with Calendula is fast-acting, healing itchy, irritated skin with maximum strength 1% cortisone. It’s enhanced with organic calendula extracts, a natural botanical that has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation. It gives you all the medicine you need + skin-loving ingredients like organic coconut oil. Go to procureheals.com/JUNKIE to be directed to Amazon where you'll get a special $3 discount with the code 3JUNKIE. Book of the Month - Visit bookofthemonth.com for the best new thrillers and get your first book for just $5 with code JUNKIE.  Care/of - Care/of is a subscription service that makes it easy to get vitamins, protein powders, and more, personalized just for you and delivered straight to your door. For 30% off your first order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code JUNKIE30.  Simple Contacts - Simple Contacts lets you conveniently renew your contact lens prescription and reorder your contacts from anywhere in minutes. Get $20 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/junkie20, or enter code JUNKIE20 at checkout.  Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
In July 2015, a prominent chiropractor becomes fatally ill, and months after her death, it’s determined that she was poisoned. Those closest to her quickly become suspects, but will justice be served in this case? Sponsors in this episode: Not Guilty Podcast - Each week, the Parcast original “Not Guilty” examines controversial criminal cases and tries to determine why solid evidence doesn’t always lead to a conviction. Search for and subscribe to NOT GUILTY wherever you listen to podcasts or go to Parcast.com/NOTGUILTY to listen now.  PROcure - PROcure’s Hydrocortisone Cream with Calendula is fast-acting, healing itchy, irritated skin with maximum strength 1% cortisone. It’s enhanced with organic calendula extracts, a natural botanical that has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation. It gives you all the medicine you need + skin-loving ingredients like organic coconut oil. Go to procureheals.com/JUNKIE to be directed to Amazon where you'll get a special $3 discount with the code 3JUNKIE. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
In December 2012, officers in Arlington Heights, Illinois, started looking into a cold case involving a suspect named Donnie Rudd. One cold case led to another, and the shocking discovery that Donnie may have murdered multiple people as he walked free for 45 years.   In this episode, I speak to Cindy Hart, Donnie’s former stepdaughter, about what life with Donnie was like behind the scenes.    Check out Cindy and her sister Lori’s book, Living With The Devil at LivingWithTheDevil.com   Sponsors in this episode: PROcure - PROcure’s Hydrocortisone Cream with Calendula is fast-acting, healing itchy, irritated skin with maximum strength 1% cortisone. It’s enhanced with organic calendula extracts, a natural botanical that has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation. It gives you all the medicine you need + skin-loving ingredients like organic coconut oil. Go to procureheals.com/JUNKIE to be directed to Amazon where you'll get a special $3 discount with the code 3JUNKIE. Out Of The Shadows Podcast - Join “The Keepers” star Gemma Hoskins and Investigative Journalist Shane Waters as they continue their own investigation on Sister Cathy Cesnik on their popular investigative podcast. Out Of The Shadows releases weekly episodes and can be found on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
Ep 70: The Outbreak

Ep 70: The Outbreak

2019-04-0101:19:3212

In January 2008, a Hepatitis C outbreak was discovered in Las Vegas, Nevada. After investigating the outbreak, officials were able to determine that the infected patients all had one thing in common - they had all undergone procedures at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada.   After one of the infected patients passed away, a physician and nurse anesthetist from the Center were charged with second degree murder.    Sponsors in this episode: PROcure - PROcure’s Hydrocortisone Cream with Calendula is fast-acting, healing itchy, irritated skin with maximum strength 1% cortisone. It’s enhanced with organic calendula extracts, a natural botanical that has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation. It gives you all the medicine you need + skin-loving ingredients like organic coconut oil. Go to procureheals.com/JUNKIE to be directed to Amazon where you'll get a special $3 discount with the code 3JUNKIE. SURVIVAL - Every Monday, the Parcast Network’s podcast SURVIVAL demonstrates the human spirit’s ability to triumph over deadly adversity with high-intensity stories of people in life or death situations. Search for and subscribe to Survival wherever you listen to Parcast shows. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
In January 2011, 48-year-old John Lee was arrested for battery. He posted bail and within days, his alleged victims were found dead.    NOTE: Please consider taking this quick survey so I can better cater the ads for the show - podsurvey.com/JUNKIE. Once you’ve completed the survey, you can choose to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Terms and Conditions apply. Sponsors in this episode: Care/Of Vitamins - For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter JUNKIE50. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
Ep 68: The Interrogations

Ep 68: The Interrogations

2019-03-0401:18:209

In June 2012, 54-year-old Marcus Golike was found deceased on the banks of the Ohio River. Investigators immediately focused in on four teenagers as potential suspects. What would they learn in their interrogations?   NOTE: Please consider taking this quick survey so I can find more advertisers for the show - podsurvey.com/JUNKIE. Once you’ve completed the survey, you can choose to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Terms and Conditions apply. Sponsors in this episode: Breach - Breach is a podcast that takes you inside the world’s biggest hacks - how they’re done, who does them, and what’s really at stake when your private data is compromised. Listen to Season 2 of Breach, The Equifax Story: This Time It’s Personal. Subscribe to Breach in your podcast app. True Body Bra - An amazingly comfortable and supportive bra from True and Co. Save 15% now when you go to Trueandco.com/junkie and enter the code JUNKIE. Summersalt Swimwear - Crafted with 5x the strength and 4x the compression of an average swimsuit, Summersalt offers designer quality without the designer price tag. Get $10 towards your purchase using the code JUNKIE at summersalt.com. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
Ep 67: The Fatal Bar Fight

Ep 67: The Fatal Bar Fight

2019-02-1801:20:2015

On Saturday, November 16, 2014, police officers responded to the call of a bar fight at a local bar in Akron, Ohio. As they neared the scene, the call changed - an officer was down and in need of immediate assistance. When they arrived, they found an off-duty police officer lying in the parking lot. He had been shot twice, and the shooter was on the run.   Sponsors in this episode: Summersalt Swimwear - Crafted with 5x the strength and 4x the compression of an average swimsuit, Summersalt offers designer quality without the designer price tag. Get $10 towards your purchase using the code JUNKIE at summersalt.com. Lorena - Amazon Prime Video and Executive Producer Jordan Peele bring you Lorena: the new docu-series that shares Lorena Bobbitt's side of the story and investigates the headlines and press coverage 25 years later – Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.  Handy - the easy and convenient way to book home cleanings. To get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan, visit handy.com/junkie and use promo code JUNKIE during checkout. True Body Bra - An amazingly comfortable and supportive bra from True and Co. Save 15% now when you go to Trueandco.com/junkie and enter the code JUNKIE. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
35-year-old Kendra Hatcher was tragically gunned down in the parking garage of her high-rise apartment building in Dallas, Texas, in September 2015. The investigation into her murder would uncover a sinister plot to have her killed. Would all the suspects be caught and be brought to justice?    Sponsors in this episode: First Day Back - a really great unique podcast about people returning from the hardest experiences of their lives. Make sure you check out First Day Back in your podcast app now, and then subscribe so you won’t miss an episode.  LOLA -  LOLA offers complete transparency about the ingredients found in their tampons, pads, liners, and wipes – all of which are 100% organic cotton with no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics, or dyes. With Lola’s customizable subscription, you get to choose your mix of products, mix of absorbency, number of boxes, and frequency of delivery. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter code COURT40 when you subscribe.  Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
On December 16, 2000, 31-year-old Mike Williams went duck hunting, only to never be heard from again. Authorities told reporters that they suspected he got into a boating accident, drowned, and was eventually eaten by alligators. But 17 years and two arrests later, would the truth finally come out?   NOTE: If you’re interested in this case, the Minds of Madness Podcast has also covered it this week - They do a great job of looking into the minds and circumstances of this tragic case and the lengths a mother’s love will go to, to bring justice for her son. Check it out!    Sponsors in this episode: Murderville, Georgia - a new investigative podcast from The Intercept. Subscribe now on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. True & Co. - Home of THE most comfortable bras on the planet! (They didn’t tell me to say that, but that’s how comfortable they are) Save 15% now when you go to Trueandco.com/junkie and enter the code junkie. Simple Contacts - Simple Contacts lets you conveniently renew your contact lens prescription & reorder your contacts from anywhere in minutes. Get $20 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/JUNKIE20 or enter code JUNKIE20 at checkout. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
In this New Years episode, I take a look back at some of the episodes I covered this year. The next full length episode will be released the week of January 21st. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod 
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Steve

I listen to a dozen or so podcasts, some less than weekly, sometimes I laugh, sometimes I am sad, and sometimes I want to jump through the speakers and dope slap the presenter. But rarely do I get angry. This time I did, the absolute idiocy of the trial judge stating that she "arranged to get pregnant" pissed me off. What a complete old man, idiotic statement that was. And I am an old man, just not an idiot.

May 18th
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Gustavo Henrique

Steve up

May 18th
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Kim Erwin

She said her kids were homeschooled....how could their grades drop while she was incarcerated???

May 18th
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Kymmjellybean

I thought the defendant's voice was most annoying, and not believable.

May 18th
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April

The attorney's voice, omg. So annoying.

May 14th
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doug thom

where did Stinson get his 'coaching' techniques from? 18th Century Slavery? Son- of- a- bitch!

May 12th
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Steve

When I got to the point where it was stated "they prayed", I knew these were very uneducated dolts.

May 9th
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Against the Grain

The digital evidence presented is actually quite scary. Makes me want to rethink my digital footprint..what am I leaving behind and what can be done with, or surmised😯

May 5th
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Jerin Poliskey

I am so glad we have it drilled into our kids to always get a lawyer. Either call us to get one for you or get one for free. Get. A. Lawyer!!

May 5th
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Jerin Poliskey

That Naval Hospital almost killed my oldest child so many times when I was stationed in San Diego. It doesn't surprise me that there was something wrong with their testing lab as well.

Apr 30th
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agiuggio1

they say poison is a woman's weapon? did you hear that on game of thrones?... lool

Apr 30th
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Bonnie Paplanus Rasmussen

Now I know we are only hearing snippets of the interview, but unless the detectives mentioned it she slipped and said I worked Van Nuys. Earlier she said she did not know where he moved to.

Apr 22nd
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Jerin Poliskey

I am appalled at our court systems. So many cases like this.

Apr 22nd
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Jerin Poliskey

Just started this podcast. I am enjoying it. So angry at our techniques which cause false confessions. We have drilled into our children that they are never to talk with cops without a lawyer present. So glad we have that rule.

Apr 21st
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Bonnie Paplanus Rasmussen

I'm surprised she even got 10 years. This is Canada. Karla Homolka is known serial killer walking around free as could be and volunteered at her kids school.

Apr 21st
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Kymmjellybean

Dear podcasters, Don't include phone interview recordings on your shows. As good as you think the sound quality is, it's terrible. Instead, read a transcript of the call. That is all. Thank you.

Apr 19th
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Bonnie Paplanus Rasmussen

The judge should have made her tie her tubes. When she has another kid, CPS needs to be involved!

Apr 16th
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Lisa Gude Parker

I don’t believe he shot his daughter on purpose but thought whomever he was talking to on the phone was coming for him.

Apr 13th
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pwdesilva

I wonder if Brian received any mental health support/training/skills after the offense where he spent six years in prison. Was he given the necessary skills to correct his behavior before being released?

Apr 11th
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Chantal Said

Why didn't someone report this "doctor" sooner? I would happily lose my job in his practice if it meant this animal losing his medical license.

Apr 5th
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Jenn Jones

I work in Medical Credentialing and am distraught that this occurred. Horrible!

Apr 3rd
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