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Episode 159: Betty Broderick Trial

During her 17-year marriage, Betty Broderick worked and raised four children while her husband, Daniel T. Broderick III, went through medical school and law school. When Dan finally qualified, he was in high demand as an attorney in medical malpractice cases. The family moved to a lavish house in San Diego, and Betty no longer […]

Episode 158: Testimony of Vanessa Bulls

On April 7, 2006, Kari Baker, an elementary school teacher, was found dead in the family home near Waco, Texas. Her husband Matt, a Baptist minister, said that Kari had been depressed and suicidal since the death of the couple’s young daughter Cassidy some years earlier. However, Kari’s family and friends did not believe she […]

Episode 157: Phil Spector Trial

Melissa Pileggi Grosvenor said she met Phil Spector in New York in 1991 when she was a waitress, found him “very charming, quick-witted,” and was in a platonic relationship with him for a year and a half. She testified that after a dinner in Beverly Hills she went back to his house, but when she […]

Episode 156: The Ice Cream Vigilante

In this episode, Norma Jean Towers, of South Tampa, Florida, tells the jury that she was a regular at a met karaoke bar, where, in 2009, she met Michael Keetley, 49, a quiet, charming ice cream man. In 2010, she learned that Keetley had been shot four times and his ice cream truck robbed. He […]

Episode 155: Michael Colucci Trial

Michael and Sara Lynn Colucci had been through some ups and downs in their marriage. Sara, apparently had never fully recovered from the suicide of her first husband. She was smart, quick-witted, and impulsive, but also prone to depression. At first, she seemed to have been happy in her marriage to South Carolina jeweler Michael […]

Episode 154: Testimony of Myron Levin

In this episode, Myron “Pepi” Levin takes the witness stand in the murder trials of Cherry Hill Rabbi Fred J. Neulander. The rabbi’s wife, Carol Neulander, was murdered in the family home in 1994. The two men responsible for the murder, Len Janoff and Paul Daniels, said they were paid by Fred Neulander, who was […]

Episode 149: Sean Foley Case

Sean Foley, 26, didn’t like the fact that his girlfriend, Miranda Goddard, 25, was very close to her stepdad, Jimmy Shelton, who had–as Shelton had admitted–abused and molested her when she was a child. Miranda’s response to the abuse was complicated. From the time she turned 18, she began asking her stepdad for money in […]

Episode 148: Bob Ward Trial Testimony

In June 2018, millionaire real estate mogul Bob Ward, 65, shot and killed his wife Diane, 54, in the master bedroom of the couple’s ritzy home in Isleworth, Florida. For some time, Bob’s company had been suffering financial losses due to the collapse of the real estate market, and the couple’s cars had been repossessed. […]

Episode 147: My Lai Massacre Testimony

In March 1968, Lieutenant William Calley ordered his troops to rape and murder a village of  Vietnamese civilians in a search-and-destroy mission performed on a Viet Cong stronghold known as “Pinkville.” At least 109 civilians were killed, including unarmed woman and children. On September 6, 1969, Calley was formally charged with six specifications of mass […]

Episode 146: Pamela Smart Trial Testimony

This episode contains testimony from the March 1991 trial of Pamela Smart for conspiracy to commit the murder of her husband, Gregg. This was one of the first trials in the U.S. to allow TV cameras in the courtroom, and Pamela believes this played a significant role in her conviction. In 1990, at age 22, […]