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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 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 
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 
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Comments (52)

Lynne Shemon

billybob thorton... slingblade..

Jan 18th
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James Hayes

Been a loooong break.

Jan 18th
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Jeremiah Thomas

you are losing fans because you are lazy

Jan 16th
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Carrie Hamrah

545

Jan 14th
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CastboxUser2307

Imagine the embarrassment of the boys (who, I'm sure, were pretty proud of what they did) at their moms whining in court about how horrible the impact on their lives has been...the hypocrisy.

Jan 10th
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Amy Ramsden

Early release. Such bullshit.

Jan 10th
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Richard Lynch

6

Jan 10th
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Amanda Hicks Hewitt

Did I really just hear a lawyer use the word irregardless????

Jan 6th
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Heidi Henderson Smith

This sounds just like my ex.... Anthony Montwheeler. he is facing the death penalty in Oregon. He was found guilty by reason of insanity and was committed in 95 for kidnapping. 20 yrs later he testified that he used the system and was sane all along. he was released and 3 weeks later killed 2 people. He is now going to be tried again and again hes going for insanity

Dec 23rd
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bob caygeon

Although maniacal high school coaches are the exception, Stinson seems to fit the profile. Stinson's conduct is a contributing factor in the boys death. These are impressionable children with developing egos, not members of a Tactical Combat Unit.

Dec 21st
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bob caygeon

Well done. In upstate NY, Edward Beaufort Cutner shot a realtor and 2 others in an attempt to rip off a drug dealer. The case was unsolved until the surviving realtor saw the suspect at the county fair- perched atop the saddle of an Erie County Sheriffs Mounted Unit Horse.

Dec 20th
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Stephanie Daley

😮😮😮 what the hell!?

Dec 14th
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Steph

My favorite podcast out there!

Nov 29th
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Sabrina Llamos

"I-I.. killed my boyfriend in self defense"😢 "mmkay where are you at?" 😒 😂😂😂

Nov 21st
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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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