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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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Ep 62: What Happened To Heather Elvis? (Tammy Moorer Trial)
In December 2013, 20-year-old Heather Elvis mysteriously vanished in the middle of the night and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. I covered Heather's disappearance and the first trial of one of the suspects in Episode 45. This episode covers the trial of the second suspect.    Law enforcement and prosecutors are convinced they know what happened to Heather - but would a jury believe their theory?   Sponsors in this episode: Up And Vanished - In a one-night special TV event, Oxygen brings to life Payne Lindsey’s hit true crime podcast “Up and Vanished.” Check it out on Sunday November 18th at 7 on Oxygen. Simple Contacts - Simple Contacts lets you conveniently renew your contact lens prescription & reorder your contacts from anywhere in minutes. The vision test is only $20, their contact lens prices are unbeatable, and standard shipping is free. Get $20 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/JUNKIE20 or enter code JUNKIE20 at checkout. Care/of - Care/of is a monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter code JUNKIE.  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 
Ep 61: Heart Attack or Poison? (Cynthia Sommer Trial)
On February 18, 2002, 23-year-old Marine Sergeant Todd Sommer collapsed at the home he shared with his wife, Cynthia. An autopsy concluded that Todd had died from a heart attack, but years later, Cynthia was arrested and charged with murder.    A special thank you to Allen Bloom, one of Cynthia's attorneys, for speaking with me about the case.    Sponsors in this episode: Buzz Book - Create something memorable with a Buzz Book, the new, softcover photo book by Nations Photo Lab. Go to nationsphotolab.com/buzzbooks and use code JUNKIE to get your first Buzz Book for free. 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. CALM - CALM is the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Interested in trying? For a limited time, Court Junkie listeners can get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/JUNKIE. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content and premium programs. You Can’t Make This Up - a new podcast from Netflix that takes a look behind the scenes of the documentaries and true stories everyone’s talking about, including: Making A Murderer, Wild Wild Country, Evil Genius, and more. Available on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, or your preferred podcast destination. Go listen, subscribe and review now!  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 
Ep 60: What Happened To Mark Stover? (Michiel Oakes Trial)
On October 28, 2009, there was a fatal encounter between 57-year-old Mark Stover and 42-year-old Michiel Oakes. Prosecutors say Michiel committed premeditated murder, but Michiel says it was something else. Who will the jury believe? Sponsors in this episode: You Can’t Make This Up - a new podcast from Netflix that takes a look behind the scenes of the documentaries and true stories everyone’s talking about, including: Making A Murderer, Wild Wild Country, Evil Genius, and more. Available on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, or your preferred podcast destination. Go listen, subscribe and review now!  Buzz Book - Create something memorable with a Buzz Book, the new, softcover photo book by Nations Photo Lab. Go to nationsphotolab.com/buzzbooks and use code JUNKIE to get your first Buzz Book for free. 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. Osso Good - Made using only the highest quality ingredients, like grassfed and finished beef and organic veggies, Osso Good offers more than 10 different bone broths – from classics like Beef, and Chicken to Chinese Herb infused options. Visit ossogoodbones.com/Junkie and use promo code JUNKIE for $15 off your first purchase.   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 
Ep 58: Emily Doe and the Stanford Rape Case
In January 2015, a call of an unconscious female came into the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office in Palo Alto, California. Deputies responded to a fraternity house on the Stanford campus and found an unresponsive woman who had been sexually assaulted, lying on the ground outside, behind a dumpster. The suspect was a freshman at Stanford, and the trial and sentencing that followed would make national news.   I spoke with Professor Michele Dauber, a law professor at Stanford, for this episode. You can follow Professor Dauber on Twitter @mldauber.   For more information on what’s next for Professor Dauber’s campaign, please visit enoughisenoughvoter.org or follow them on Twitter @enoughvoter. The website is brand new and should be up this week or next.    Sponsors in this episode: Osso Good - Made using only the highest quality ingredients, like grass-fed and finished beef and organic veggies, Osso Good offers more than 10 different bone broths – from classics like Beef, and Chicken to Chinese Herb infused options. Visit ossogoodbones.com/Junkie and use promo code JUNKIE for $15 off your first purchase. True Botanicals - True Botanicals bottles the highest quality natural ingredients, creating luxurious formulas that are as potent as they are pure. Go to truebotanicals.com now to get free samples, and receive $20 off orders of $40 or more with the code “junkie.” Offer restricted to first purchase only. Simple Contacts - Simple Contacts is the most convenient way to renew your contact lens prescription and reorder your brand of contacts from anywhere, in minutes. To get $20 off your first order of contacts, go to 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 
Ep 57: The Abduction of Kamiyah Mobley
In 1998, a newborn baby was stolen from the University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The mystery would go unsolved for 18 years, until a teenager in South Carolina made a shocking discovery.   Sponsors in this episode: Handy - Handy is the easy and convenient way to book home cleanings. To get your first 3-hour cleaning for just $39 when you sign up for a plan, visit handy.com/junkie and use promo code JUNKIE during checkout.  True Botanicals - True Botanicals bottles the highest quality natural ingredients, creating luxurious formulas that are as potent as they are pure. Go to truebotanicals.com now to get free samples, and receive $20 off orders of $40 or more with the code “junkie.” Offer restricted to first purchase only. Care/of - Care-of is a monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter code JUNKIE.  CALM - CALM is the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. CALM gives you the tools you need to live a happier, healthier and more mindful life. Go to CALM.com/JUNKIE and get 25% off a CALM Premium subscription, which includes hundreds of hours of premium programs. 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 
Ep 56: Tragedy in Columbia, Illinois
In May 2009, a tragedy hit the small St. Louis suburb of Columbia, Illinois. A loving mother and her two young sons were found dead in their beds. But who would do such a thing, and why? REMINDER: I will be on maternity leave for the next 8 weeks. The next episode will be released on August 20, 2018. Thank you for your patience!  CORRECTION: In the episode, I refer to a woman “who was having an affair with” a married male. I should have instead said that she was “the woman with whom he was having an affair.”  Sponsors in this episode: Everlywell - EverlyWell is an at-home health-testing company that offers a variety of physician-reviewed, private tests – from Food Sensitivity, to Metabolism, to Thyroid. Head to everlywell.com and use promo code JUNKIE to take 15% off your first order. Leesa - Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand that is also socially conscious. Get $160 off when you go to Leesa.com/JUNKIE. Simple Contacts lets you renew your prescription and re-order your brand of lenses from anywhere, in minutes, through an online, self-guided vision test. Court Junkies get $30 off their first Simple Contacts order by visiting simplecontacts.com/junkie or enter the code JUNKIE 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    Music in this episode: Lochley Fells by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Barstool/Lochley_Fells Feeling by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Emotion/1Feeling Everywhere by Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_For_Podcasts_5/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_For_Podcasts_5_-_06_Everywhere Noodle Opus by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Piano_Mover/Noodle_Opus Gone by Audiobinger - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Audiobinger/~/Gone_1140 Memoir of Solitude - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Memoir_of_Solitude/untitled_1306 soli by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Caeli/Kai_Engel_-_caeli_-_02_soli_1164
Ep 55: Husband vs. Wife - What Really Happened to Laura Ackerson?
In July 2011, 27-year-old Laura Ackerson went to pick up her two children from her ex-boyfriend's house, only to never be seen or heard from again. The former boyfriend is immediately a suspect, but he quickly points the finger at his new wife. After two trials, will we finally get the answers to what happened to Laura? Disclaimer: This episode contains some graphic testimony. Listener discretion is advised. Sponsors in this episode: Everlywell - EverlyWell is an at-home health-testing company that offers a variety of physician-reviewed, private tests – from Food Sensitivity, to Metabolism, to Thyroid. Head to everlywell.com and use promo code JUNKIE to take 15% off your first order. Smokeball - Smokeball is the only case management software that automatically records your time and activity for you. Get daily digest updates, law firm insights reports, automatic Word to PDF creation, over 14,000 automated legal forms, dedicated account management and much more! Court Junkie listeners can receive 50% off the onboarding fee when you sign up with Smokeball. Go to smokeball.com/COURT. Simple Contacts lets you renew your prescription and re-order your brand of lenses from anywhere, in minutes, through an online, self-guided vision test. Court Junkies get $30 off their first Simple Contacts order by visiting simplecontacts.com/junkie or enter the code JUNKIE at checkout. Leesa - Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand that is also socially conscious. Get $130 off AND a free pillow when you go to Leesa.com/JUNKIE. 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    Music in this episode: Suppose It Is by Podington Bear - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Piano_II_-_Felt/Suppose_It_Is You Promise by Alex Mason & The Minor Emotion - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason__The_Minor_Emotion/Soul_Breaker/08_alex_mason___the_minor_emotion_-_you_promise Clouds by Sergey Cheremisinov - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/White_Atlantis/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_White_Atlantis_-_01_Clouds Break Through by Pictures of the Floating World - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pictures_of_the_Floating_World/Approach/05_Break_Through Walking by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Ability/Borrtex_-_03_-_Walking Not Alone by Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_10_Not_Alone Fourth Dimension by Alex Mason/The Minor Emotion - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_MasonThe_Minor_Emotion/Return_1655/03_1887 soli by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Caeli/Kai_Engel_-_caeli_-_02_soli_1164  
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Comments (38)

Kymmjellybean

This guy's entire story is complete bull. No way Mark carried on these silly bring-me-pictures crap. This guy intentionally showed up to kill Mark. No way this whole fiasco was self defense.

Nov 14th
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babyFox

the pizza delivery man didnt put a bomb on his neck to rob a bank. two people put the bomb on him and forced him to rob the bank in order for the bomb to not go off.

Nov 13th
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Adrianne W

I absolutely love this pod!

Nov 13th
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Kymmjellybean

What a freaking idiot. His story makes no sense to me. You know you're kids are coming home from school. What sane person immediately jumps to the conclusion that it's an intruder??? Daylight... kids expected any moment... decent neighborhood... Story is suspicious.

Nov 10th
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Kymmjellybean

The best 911 operator I have ever heard!

Nov 7th
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Kymmjellybean

Totally do not believe her fake, tear filled explanation to the court. Fake. Fake. Fake. Fake. Disgusted by her.

Nov 6th
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Kymmjellybean

Why does it sound like she was being interviewed in a school cafeteria? Why would the police interview in such a noisy and public place? It sounds awful.

Nov 6th
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Kymmjellybean

This lady seems so annoyed, put out, and frustrated, even flippant with being questioned on the stand. Totally sounds guilty with that attitude.

Nov 6th
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Kymmjellybean

What. A. Psycho.

Nov 6th
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Changes Goldy Leo

GODDAMNYOUW

Nov 6th
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Jesse Spivey

great podcast i urge all to listen if you like facts... some high profile court cases as well as some unknown cases

Nov 5th
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Kymmjellybean

This kid Charlie should have kept his mouth shut. Why is so stupid to keep talking without a n attorney present?

Nov 3rd
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J

Move over sord and scale, I have a new favorite podcast. I can't get enough of court junkie!!

Nov 1st
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Kymmjellybean

She crazy.

Oct 31st
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Heather LaFaye

Pathetic the District attorneys ego is more important than doing the right thing. Adults accept responsibility for there mistakes. Especially when you are responsible for putting someone in Jail.You should be ashamed. Perfect example of the corruption in our Justice System.

Oct 30th
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Nodi Garcia

it's excellent

Oct 24th
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Casandra Frame

I am from the city where this happened. It was pretty crazy. most people around here were extremely angry that she seemed to have gotten off "Scot free" while he is in jail until he's 50. also Saskatchewan is not a town it's a whole province. it's like saying they went to a town called Montana lol

Oct 19th
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Sara Joyce Day

I recently started listening to your podcast i started with the melissa calusinski story. is there only 3 episodes of this? just wondering what ended up happening? thanks!

Oct 17th
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Dianna W

this is a very convoluted story.

Oct 17th
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Leo O

bill of Exchange

Oct 16th
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