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Ep 69: The Conditions of His Release (John Lee Trial)

In January 2011, 48-year-old John Lee was arrested for battery. He posted bail and within days, his alleged victims were found dead. NOTE: Please consider taking this quick survey so I can better cater the ads for the show - Once you’ve completed the survey, you can choose to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Terms and Conditions apply. Sponsors in this episode: Care/Of Vitamins - For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go...


Ep 68: The Interrogations

In June 2012, 54-year-old Marcus Golike was found deceased on the banks of the Ohio River. Investigators immediately focused in on four teenagers as potential suspects. What would they learn in their interrogations? NOTE: Please consider taking this quick survey so I can find more advertisers for the show - Once you’ve completed the survey, you can choose to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Terms and Conditions apply. Sponsors in this...


Ep 67: The Fatal Bar Fight

On Saturday, November 16, 2014, police officers responded to the call of a bar fight at a local bar in Akron, Ohio. As they neared the scene, the call changed - an officer was down and in need of immediate assistance. When they arrived, they found an off-duty police officer lying in the parking lot. He had been shot twice, and the shooter was on the run. Sponsors in this episode: JUNKIE Please consider supporting Court...


Ep 66: Kendra Hatcher: A Planned Murder

35-year-old Kendra Hatcher was tragically gunned down in the parking garage of her high-rise apartment building in Dallas, Texas, in September 2015. The investigation into her murder would uncover a sinister plot to have her killed. Would all the suspects be caught and be brought to justice? Sponsors in this episode: First Day Back - a really great unique podcast about people returning from the hardest experiences of their lives. Make sure you check out First Day Back in your podcast app...


Ep 65: Justice Delayed? The Mike Williams Case

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...


2018 Year in Review and Case Updates

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 Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod


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...


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

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: Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie...


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...


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 ...


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: Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our...


Ep 59: The Fatal Football Practice

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...


CJ Brief: Recalling The Judge

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...


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...


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 and use promo code JUNKIE during checkout. True Botanicals - True Botanicals bottles the...


Case Update: Kelly Cochran (Episode 34)

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...


Ep 56: Tragedy in Columbia, Illinois

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...


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

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...


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

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 Sponsors in this episode: Please consider supporting...


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

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 for her help with this episode. Follow Melissa on Twitter - Sponsors in this episode: Please consider...