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Episode 77: William Kennedy Smith Rape Trial

On Dec 11 1991, William Kennedy Smith was acquitted of rape after a trial in Palm Beach, Florida. Smith was represented by defense attorney Roy Black, who pulled no punches in his questioning of the accuser, Patricia Bowman, and her friend Ann Mercer. The incident began on the evening of March 29, 1991, when Smith, […]

Episode 76: Pastor Timothy Omotoso Trial

Pastor Timothy Omotoso is currently on trial in the High Court in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (though proceedings are on hold until December). Omotoso is a charismatic Nigerian televangelist with a taste for garish jackets who, until his recent arrest, led the popular Jesus Dominion International congregation. Omotoso, 60, along his two co-defendants, Lusanda Sulani‚ […]

Episode 66: Kevin Underwood Confession

On April 12, 2006, a ten-year-old girl named Jamie Bolin went missing from her home  in an apartment complex in Purcell, Oklahoma. Five days later, her naked and mutilated body was found in a plastic storage container in the apartment of her downstairs neighbor, 29-year-old Kevin Ray Underwood. After his arrest, Underwood was interviewed by […]

Episode 62: Larry Nassar Police Interview

In the years leading up to his indictment for criminal sexual conduct and federal child pornography charges, sports medicine physician Larry Nassar fell under increasing suspicion. As the doctor for the USA Gymnastics team, Nassar had always been known as a well-connected and talented physician, but there had also been rumors about his unusual medical […]

Episode 58: Shawn Grate 911 call and trial testimony

On September 13 2016, a 911 dispatch operator in Ashland, Ohio received a call from a woman who had being held captive and sexually assaulted for three days by a male acquaintance. The woman, Laurie Scihlik, 38, whispered to the dispatecher that Shawn Grate, 40, had tied her up and would not let her leave […]

Episode 50: Denise Amber Lee 911 calls

Plumber Nathan Lee was at work on Thursday, January 17, 2008; his wife, Denise Amber Lee, was at home with their young children. She called him at 11:21 a.m.. They discussed the nice weather: the couple decided that the windows should be opened at their home. Denise said she had already opened them. Nathan Lee […]

Episode 49: Larry Nassar victim impact statements

This episode contains audio from Day 2 Part 1 of the Sentencing Hearing of Larry Nassar, the 54-year-old USA Gymnastics team osteopathic physician and convicted child molester. This testimony, from January 17 2018, includes impact statements from the following gymnast-victims: Maggie Nichols (given by her mother, Gina Nichols); Tiffany Thomas-Lopez; Jeanette Antolin; Amanda Thomashow; Gwen […]