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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 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  
Ep 54: From Football Star to Rapist (Darren Sharper Case)
Darren Sharper retired from the NFL a sports hero, after helping lead the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl victory in 2011. But just three years later, some shocking allegations would surface and prove that everything wasn’t as it seemed.  Thank you to Ramon Antonio Vargas, for helping me with this case. Follow him on Twitter @RVargasAdvocate or email him at rvargas@theadvocate.com. Sponsors in this episode: 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. 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. For MEMORIAL DAY, get $160 off 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: Noodle Opus by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Piano_Mover/Noodle_Opus Suppose It Is by Podington Bear - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Piano_II_-_Felt/Suppose_It_Is Not Alone by Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_10_Not_Alone Locked Up by Scott Holmes - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Documentary__TV_series/Locked_Up Farsight by Coldnoise - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/Waiting_for_Daylight_V1/8_Farsight modum by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Caeli/Kai_Engel_-_caeli_-_07_modum_1636 soli by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Caeli/Kai_Engel_-_caeli_-_02_soli_1164
Ep 53: The Fall From the Bedroom Window (Roger Desilets Trial)
On December 6, 2011, police officers in Princeton, Massachusetts responded to a 911 call from a prominent dentist's home. When they arrived, they found the dentist's wife lying on the ground, underneath a broken third-floor window.  Was it suicide, murder, or a tragic accident? Thank you to Melissa Hanson from MassLive.com for her help with this episode. Follow Melissa on Twitter - Twitter.com/Melissa__Hanson.  Sponsors in this episode: One Last Breath by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush is a gripping novel of murder, greed, revenge…and the kind of family secrets that are worth killing for. One Last Breath is on sale now everywhere books are sold. For more info, go to LisaJackson.com. Leesa - Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand that is also socially conscious. Get $125 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: Feathered by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/The_Cabinetmaker/Feathered machinery by Kai Engel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Caeli/Kai_Engel_-_caeli_-_05_machinery_1506 Waves by Podington Bear - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Textural/Waves_1535 Tarnish by Podington Bear - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Textural/Tarnish Human by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Creation/Borrtex_11_Human Moon by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Creation/Borrtex_09_Moon Sun by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Creation/Borrtex_08_Sun
Ep 52: The Murder of Reagan Tokes and the Habitual Offender
In February 2017, 21-year-old Reagan Tokes disappeared after leaving the restaurant where she worked in Columbus, Ohio.  Clues found in her abandoned car would lead investigators to her killer - but his criminal past would have everyone questioning just how well the system works - or doesn't.  For more information on the Reagan Tokes Act, check out this article - https://www.10tv.com/article/reagan-tokes-act-introduced-ohio-statehouse.  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  Sponsors in this episode: Leesa - Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand that is also socially conscious. Get $125 off AND a free pillow (!) when you go to Leesa.com/junkie. 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. No more sitting in waiting rooms or waiting on your results. Head to everlywell.com and use promo code JUNKIE to take 15% off your first order. Music in this episode: Noodle Opus by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Piano_Mover/Noodle_Opus Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Documentary__TV_series/Epic_Cinematic Perception by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Visuals/2Perception Weightlessness by Daniel Birch - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch/Ambient_Vol1/Weightlessness Nothing Nothing at All by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Little_Rock/Nothing_Nothing_at_All Feeling by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Emotion/1Feeling
Ep 51, Part 2: “Perfect Murder” or Witch Hunt? (The Trials of Jason Young)
In November 2006, a young pregnant mother was found dead in her home near Raleigh, North Carolina. Investigators immediately suspected her husband, who had a seemingly rock-solid alibi - he was hundreds of miles away on a business trip at the time of the murder. Or was he? In Part 2, we finally hear Jason's side of the story - but is it enough to keep him out of prison? Note: WRAL.com has some fantastic videos from the trial and other interviews with people involved in the case.  Please consider supporting the podcast with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Get ad-free episodes, stickers and more.  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  Sponsors in this episode: 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 at Smokeball.com/COURT. Leesa - Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand that is also socially conscious. Get $125 off AND a free pillow (!) when you go to Leesa.com/junkie. 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. No more sitting in waiting rooms or waiting on your results. Head to everlywell.com and use promo code JUNKIE to take 15% off your first order. Music in this episode: Memoir of Solitude - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Memoir_of_Solitude/untitled_1306 Weightlessness by Daniel Birch - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch/Ambient_Vol1/Weightlessness 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
Ep 51, Part 1: “Perfect Murder” or Witch Hunt? (The Trials of Jason Young)
In November 2006, a young pregnant mother was found dead in her home near Raleigh, North Carolina. Investigators immediately suspected her husband, who had a seemingly rock-solid alibi - he was hundreds of miles away on a business trip at the time of the murder. Or was he? Note: Part 2 will be released next week (Want to hear it earlier? Go to 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  Sponsors in this episode: 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 at Smokeball.com/COURT. Leesa - Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand that is also socially conscious. Get $125 off AND a free pillow (!) when you go to Leesa.com/junkie. 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. No more sitting in waiting rooms or waiting on your results. Head to everlywell.com and use promo code JUNKIE to take 15% off your first order. Music in this episode: Not Alone by Lee Rosevere - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_10_Not_Alone Locked Up by Scott Holmes - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Documentary__TV_series/Locked_Up Laberynth Mind by Marcos H. Bolanos - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marcos_H_Bolanos/Unchained_Melodies_Vol2/Laberynth_Mind_master Thoughts About Future by Parvus Decree - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/Justified_Moments/04-Thoughts_About_Future Noodle Opus by Blue Dot Sessions - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Piano_Mover/Noodle_Opus Perception by Borrtex - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Visuals/2Perception
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gnomegirl71

Minot ND is actually pronounced "My-Not."

Sep 14th
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Darci Beachy

love this podcast!

Sep 12th
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Dianna W

wow! unbelievable! that's horrible!

Sep 10th
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Dianna W

I was waiting for you to say the living sister took the name of the dead sister because of how she flirted with her sisters boyfriend.

Sep 5th
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Dianna W

I just looked at pictures of them. Heather was beautiful, I hate that this happened to her. Tammy just looks evil.

Sep 4th
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Debbie Perry

Episode 41. I can't say whether he is guilty or not but he did exactly what I would have done. not talk to the police. I don't have anything against cops except their enterrogation process. They tell you likes to get you to say you did it and will hold you for hour and hour and hour to wear you down. they will not stop the lying and make the lies more elaborate and convince you that the only way you are getting out of there is if you confess. then you think you are going to go home. Jokes on you...you are arrested for murder. So now they say he is guilty because he didn't talk. The cops should not be able to lie. Show me the proof.

Aug 31st
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Naomi Marie

thank you for this pod cast!

Aug 23rd
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Rachael Bg

not only did 7 different people herd her say Eric but when one of them said Eric who? she said she didn't Kno. just that alone should have been open and close! she new Quinton's full name so I'm not understanding what went wrong here

Aug 23rd
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Kayla Marie Williams

why is the officer that supposedly stopped and "couldn't find" Pravin V not a suspect???

Aug 6th
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Ashleigh Whitt

Unbelievable! Is she for real?!!

Jul 31st
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