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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 67: The Fatal Bar Fight

2019-02-1801:20:2014

Ep 65: Justice Delayed? The Mike Williams Case
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 
Ep 64: His Name Was Generro Sanchez
In December 2012, 18-year-old Jerrod Murray was arrested and charged with the murder of 18-year-old Generro Sanchez, a fellow college student. In a chilling interrogation, Jerrod matter-of-factly describes the murder and when asked if he has any remorse, he says no. But would the laws in Oklahoma make it easy for Jerrod to not face responsibility for what he did?   In the episode, I speak with Generro's mom, Jeana, who talks about what happened to her son, and what she and her family are still dealing with today.   UPDATE: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly stated that those who are found guilty with a mental defect would be sent to prison if they are ever deemed to not be a threat to society again. A later version clarifies this - After a defendant is found guilty with a mental defect, they are then sent to a maximum security hospital for the same amount of time as if he or she had been sentenced to a “regular prison.” From there, they are then transferred to a minimum security building while they are being considered for release. Thank you to listener Kevin for making me aware of this error.   Sponsors in this episode: KATANA Safety - The first and only personal safety device that attaches to your smartphone, KATANA is monitored by a 24/7 Response Center and an app that alerts seven of your loved ones. Buy now at katanasafety.com/junkie. Get 20% off with the promo 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. 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 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 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 
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Cody Buskirk

2 minutes in you say NYPD but it's actually LAPD. Great work we knew what you meant! keep it up!

Mar 20th
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Catherine Heglar

this thing is really crazy

Mar 18th
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Susan Winter

Just found this podcast, and I’m hooked! It’s well thought out, factual, and contains fascinating details that few other podcasts offer.

Mar 18th
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Kristine George

he got life. parole after 30 years

Mar 14th
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Catherine Heglar

how? I didn't feel the state's case was strong enough

Mar 12th
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Jessica guinn

I love this podcast! I love that you give the facts and evidence... that's it. no getting off topic no discussion no politics...just the case. I love it! thank you for this! keep it up! 🤩🤗😍🙏

Mar 12th
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Darinda Blaskie

Reading all the comments... and THIS is why we are court junkies!

Mar 12th
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Kymmjellybean

Idk if this guy is guilty or not, but how stupid do you have to be to not ask for a lawyer? If you've ever watched a fictional cop TV show, you should know at least that!

Mar 9th
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Catherine Heglar

yes this was crazy.

Mar 7th
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Stacy Burns

Ep 68 REALLY pisses me off. I almost turned it off. Something has GOT to be done to stop this coerced confession bullshit that cops are pulling. Unbelievable. They fed that info and then forced him to spit it out so they could get "their man". This should be illegal and cops should be locked up for doing it!

Mar 7th
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Stephanie Horn

only 20 minutes in and I'm already on "false, coerced confession central"

Mar 6th
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Liesl Manone

No Diedre! Don't give in! Never, ever, EVER waive your Miranda rights!

Mar 5th
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Liesl Manone

I just keep yelling LAWYER! GET A LAWYER!

Mar 5th
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tiffany mains

Liesl Manone me too!

Mar 17th
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Dianna W

omg! i don't know if i can finish listening to this madness!

Mar 5th
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Liesl Manone

Dianna W It's INSANE

Mar 5th
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Dianna W

they should be ashamed! it's despicable to do that to a kid.

Mar 5th
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agiuggio1

I didn't William Hurt anyone!

Mar 5th
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Liesl Manone

OMG every time! Y'all don't talk to the police without an attorney! Don't let your children talk to the police without an attorney!

Mar 5th
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Milly Vazquez

Liesl Manone I am at work and I am about to scream.....this has me so angry! Not even half way through. I for sure will be going home and letting my teenagers know about this.

Mar 5th
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Nazary Kuznetsov

oh wow what a story 😢

Feb 26th
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Melissa

Episode 67🔀 They Totally got it right and he's right where he should be, in prison for life! He didn't need to go back in the bar. He didn't need to take an illegal gun with him when he went back in. He took no responsibility at all for what happened. Look at all they went through just to apprehend him after his despicable actions! It sickens me all these Great Officers being murdered in the line of duty! The families that are left behind to deal with it. 2019 isn't starting off much better, I think its 8 officers that have been killed in the line of duty all ready this year. 💒God Bless Them All. 🙏 #BackTheBlue 🇺🇸 #ThinBlue Line #BlueLivesMatter👮

Feb 21st
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Christina Constantino

I do love this podcast, but my only complaint is that she has a monotone when talking. You can picture her sitting there reading from a script. Other than that I love her hard work!

Feb 14th
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