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For the last 13 years, Melanie McGuire has been serving a life sentence for the murder and dismemberment of her husband. She claims her innocence and tells her story. Two Criminologists will examine the case and interview experts. New episodes weekly.

For the last 13 years, Melanie McGuire has been serving a life sentence for the murder and dismemberment of her husband. She claims her innocence and tells her story. Two Criminologists will examine the case and interview experts. New episodes weekly.
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For the last 13 years, Melanie McGuire has been serving a life sentence for the murder and dismemberment of her husband. She claims her innocence and tells her story. Two Criminologists will examine the case and interview experts. New episodes weekly.

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English


Episodes

Melanie Q&A (part 2)

9/19/2019
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15: We ask Melanie the your Questions in the second round of Q&A. Thank you for staying tuned during our mid-season break! We are busy following up on your leads and theories and will be sharing them soon. If you have a tip, please contact us at tips@directappealpodcast.com Credits: Hosted by: Meghan Sacks and AmyContinue reading Melanie Q&A (part 2) →

Duration:00:35:15

Direct Appeal

8/6/2019
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Melanie is sentenced and transferred to prison. She begins the long process of appeals and holds out hope that her conviction will be overturned. Will the courts grant an appeal or will her life sentence stand? Credits Hosted by: Meghan Sacks and Amy Shlosberg Produced by James Varga Written by Meghan Sacks Recorded, mixed, and editedContinue reading Direct Appeal →

Duration:01:04:35

Melanie Q&A (part 1)

7/25/2019
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13: Listen to Melanie’s answers to your questions in part 1 of our question & answer episodes. If you have a question to ask and didn’t hear it in this episode, you have one more chance! Be sure to submit it to us by 7/31/19 by emailing us at tips@directappealpodcast.com or leaving a voicemail atContinue reading Melanie Q&A (part 1) →

Duration:00:40:37

The Verdict

7/17/2019
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12: Both sides make their closing arguments, but an act of God gives one side an advantage. Afterwards, Melanie agonizes while the jury deliberates. The verdict is read and Melanie is sentenced, will she be shown any mercy? Also, we discover that Joe may have had personal reasons to rush things along… If you haveContinue reading The Verdict →

Duration:00:35:24

A Gamble

7/9/2019
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11: Financial documents reveal suspicious transactions in and out of the McGuire’s joint bank account while lab reports reveal untested DNA and hair and police reports raise shocking new accusations. The prosecution alleges that two anonymous letters containing information about Bill’s murder were written by Melanie while Melanie’s camp denies that she wrote these letters.Continue reading A Gamble →

Duration:01:02:22

The Best Defense

6/27/2019
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10: Now that the State has rested, it’s time for Melanie’s Defense to present their case. Several key witnesses emerge but will Melanie’s lawyers call them to the stand? At least two critical witnesses who testify for Melanie are not permitted to share their whole story but we share what they could not say onContinue reading The Best Defense →

Duration:01:19:48

Garbage Science

6/20/2019
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08: The State’s witness testifies that there is forensic evidence linking Melanie to trash bags found with the body. However the defense gets lucky and happens across their own expert with a different opinion about what the evidence shows. If you have any information regarding this case, you can submit it by emailing us atContinue reading Garbage Science →

Duration:00:45:24

Unfaithfulwife.net

6/11/2019
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08: The prosecution says that Melanie drove Bill’s body to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Virginia, where she disposed of his remains but Melanie says she was in Delaware furniture shopping. Does Melanie have an alibi witness to support her claim and if so, why didn’t this witness testify? Also, the prosecution introduces damning InternetContinue reading Unfaithfulwife.net →

Duration:00:57:46

Mickey Finn

6/4/2019
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07: The prosecution introduces the sedative, chloral hydrate, found in Bill’s car. To fit their timeline, the Prosecution suggests Melanie kept Bill drugged for days before he was shot, but is there a less sinister explanation? Also, Melanie’s friends are pressured to betray her. Who will stay loyal? If you have any information regarding thisContinue reading Mickey Finn →

Duration:00:52:51

Opening Arguments

5/29/2019
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06: The trial against Melanie McGuire begins on March 5, 2007, live on Court TV, and Melanie finds herself in the middle of a media circus. Lead prosecutor, Patricia Prezioso, makes a forceful opening argument but will her first witnesses help her case or hurt it? The prosecution also claims that the firearm Melanie purchasedContinue reading Opening Arguments →

Duration:01:01:02

Human Sawdust

5/22/2019
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05: While Melanie tries to plan Bill’s funeral and move on with her life, the Police begin their Investigation. Eventually, Melanie is indicted. Her bail was eventually raised to $2 million dollars. The search for a defense team begins, and after several trial-and-errors with attorneys, Melanie eventually believes she hit the jackpot. As Melanie andContinue reading Human Sawdust →

Duration:00:46:22

Life After Bill

5/17/2019
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04: Melanie claims that on the evening of the closing, she and Bill had a big fight that lasted into the early morning of April 29th, and concluded with Bill walking out on her. Melanie’s moves over the next few days would cast doubt on her story though. The prosecution says Melanie was establishing aContinue reading Life After Bill →

Duration:00:48:31

The Closing

5/6/2019
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03: Bill and Melanie manage to piece together their relationship after dealing with tumultuous times. They forge ahead with their dreams of owning a home in the suburbs of New Jersey even though their relationship is not entirely a happy one. They find a home and close on it April 28th, 2004, but Bill McGuireContinue reading The Closing →

Duration:00:35:37

The Perfect Marriage

5/6/2019
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02: Bill and Melanie each end their other relationships and begin a life together. However, this may not be storybook ending they had hoped for. Their marriage is a volatile relationship, filled with infidelity, lies and acts that would results in criminal convictions for both. Melanie describes the ups and downs, and details the fightContinue reading The Perfect Marriage →

Duration:00:51:03

The Fixer

5/6/2019
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01: Three suitcases, containing human remains, surfaced in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay in May 2004. Police identified the man in the suitcases as 39-year-old William McGuire, from Woodbridge New Jersey, and they quickly focused their attention on Bill’s wife, Melanie McGuire, who did not report him missing. Convicted three years later of murdering and dismembering herContinue reading The Fixer →

Duration:00:37:14

Teaser: Direct Appeal

5/3/2019
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Direct Appeal: Melanie McGuire, launches May 6th!Continue reading Teaser: Direct Appeal →

Duration:00:01:05