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Ep 65: Justice Delayed? The Mike Williams Case

1/20/2019
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On December 16, 2000, 31-year-old Mike Williams went duck hunting, only to never be heard from again. Authorities told reporters that they suspected he got into a boating accident, drowned, and was eventually eaten by alligators. But 17 years and two arrests later, would the truth finally come out? NOTE: If you’re interested in this case, the Minds of Madness Podcast has also covered it this week - They do a great job of looking into the minds and circumstances of this tragic case and the...

Duration:01:31:52

2018 Year in Review and Case Updates

1/14/2019
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In this New Years episode, I take a look back at some of the episodes I covered this year. The next full length episode will be released the week of January 21st. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod

Duration:00:22:39

Ep 64: His Name Was Generro Sanchez

12/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:15

Ep 63: The New York New York Casino Shooting (Steven Zegrean Trial)

11/26/2018
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In July 2007, a man in a trench coat walked into the crowded New York New York Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and opened fire. At his trial, his defense would argue that his intent had not been to kill, but to be killed. What would the jury think? Sponsors in this episode: Madison-Reed.com 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...

Duration:01:09:00

Ep 62: What Happened To Heather Elvis? (Tammy Moorer Trial)

11/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:33:32

Ep 61: Heart Attack or Poison? (Cynthia Sommer Trial)

10/29/2018
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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 ...

Duration:01:01:17

Ep 60: What Happened To Mark Stover? (Michiel Oakes Trial)

10/15/2018
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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: nationsphotolab.com/buzzbooks simplecontacts.com/JUNKIE20 ossogoodbones.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...

Duration:01:45:58

Ep 59: The Fatal Football Practice

10/1/2018
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On August 20, 2008, a tragedy occurred at the football practice at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Kentucky. A 15-year-old boy lost his life and a 37-year-old coach would soon face charges in his death. Sponsors in this episode: Castbox - Castbox is one of the highest rated podcast listening apps for iOS and Android. Once you've downloaded the Castbox app, click Go Premium and enter promo code “90Days” to get 3 free months of all the premium features. Osso Good - Made...

Duration:01:28:09

CJ Brief: Recalling The Judge

9/26/2018
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In this Court Junkie Brief, I interview Stanford Law Professor Michele Dauber, who led the recall campaign against Judge Aaron Persky, the judge who presided over the Brock Turner case from Episode 58. We discuss why she decided to start the campaign, Judge Persky's sentencing history, and death threats she received as a result of her efforts. You can follow Professor Dauber on Twitter @mldauber, and also follow their ongoing efforts to put violence against women on the ballots on Twitter...

Duration:00:28:10

Ep 58: Emily Doe and the Stanford Rape Case

9/17/2018
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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...

Duration:01:06:09

Ep 57: The Abduction of Kamiyah Mobley

9/3/2018
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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...

Duration:01:12:37

Case Update: Kelly Cochran (Episode 34)

7/30/2018
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In Episode 34, I covered the case of Kelly Cochran, who was accused of murdering her former lover, Christopher Regan. At her trial, Kelly maintained her innocence and instead placed the blame for Christopher's death on her husband, Jason Cochran, who had mysteriously passed away before the case went to trial. In addition to Christopher's death, Kelly was charged with Jason's murder too. In this Case Update, I pick up where I left off in Episode 34 - after Kelly went on trial for...

Duration:00:17:13

Ep 56: Tragedy in Columbia, Illinois

6/25/2018
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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...

Duration:01:21:03

Ep 55: Husband vs. Wife - What Really Happened to Laura Ackerson?

6/11/2018
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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...

Duration:01:29:04

Ep 54: From Football Star to Rapist (Darren Sharper Case)

5/28/2018
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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.com/COURTEverlywell.comLeesa.com/JUNKIE Please consider supporting...

Duration:00:51:23

Ep 53: The Fall From the Bedroom Window (Roger Desilets Trial)

5/14/2018
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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: LisaJackson.comLeesa.com/junkie Please consider...

Duration:00:49:28

Ep 52: The Murder of Reagan Tokes and the Habitual Offender

4/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:55:59

Ep 51, Part 2: “Perfect Murder” or Witch Hunt? (The Trials of Jason Young)

4/23/2018
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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...

Duration:01:23:10

Ep 51, Part 1: “Perfect Murder” or Witch Hunt? (The Trials of Jason Young)

4/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:45:52

Ep 50: The Mysterious Murder in Valley Springs

4/2/2018
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In April 2013, the small community in Valley Springs, California, was shaken by a mysterious intruder who allegedly broke into a home and senselessly murdered an 8-year-old girl. But after an arrest was made, there seemed to be more questions than answers. 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...

Duration:00:51:02