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The Forgotten Murder of Rodney McDonald

8/11/2018
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In 1996, an article of about 10 lines appeared in the local newspaper identifying 21 year old Rodney McDonald as the victim of murder. Though still an unsolved case, his case files were eventually sent to storage. Nearly 22 years later, Rodney's family is still waiting for justice and his mother is sharing his full story for the first time on Impact Statement. Promo for Canadian True Crime, a podcast that tells the stories of crime in Canada with sensitivity and compelling narration.

Duration:00:30:41

The Death of Samantha Sutton

7/28/2018
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Looking at a case file doesn’t tell the whole story. It doesn’t tell the story of homemade soup and family outings and a young woman who just wanted to come home and just wanted to be clean. And it doesn’t tell of the questions Samantha Sutton’s family are left with in the wake of her death at 22. For those parts of the story, the parts of the story that tell us who Samantha was and the impact her loss had on her family, I spoke with her mother Dell.

Duration:00:25:40

Cheri and Greg--The Golden State murders

7/13/2018
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In 1981, Cheri Domingo and Greg Sanchez were murdered. Their case remained unsolved for nearly 37 years, finally being solved through the same DNA that linked them to the serial killer known as the East Area Rapist/The Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer. But for Cheri's daughter Debbi, those 37 years took her down an unpredictable path that eventually led to recovery and hope. patreon.com/impactstatement Music by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:00:46:57

The Trial of Christopher Deboe

6/29/2018
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No one disputed that Christopher Deboe shot and killed Sherrill Collins. But Deboe claimed self defense, and it was up to a jury to decide. Amber, a juror on that trial, talks about the trial, the emotional side of jury service, and the unexpected consequences of a jury's decision. Link to the Gen Why meetup: https://www.facebook.com/events/203546040475034/ Link to Canadian True Crime Podcast Live Show: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-crime-podcast-event-tickets-44327443577

Duration:00:18:38

It Takes a Piece of You: a story of domestic violence

6/8/2018
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In 2016, Natasha entered a relationship with a man she thought was going to be a solid partner and a role model for her 7 year old son. He turned out to be the exact opposite, and she found herself in court in 2018 to face this man who had become her abuser. On average, a woman in Canada is killed every six days by her intimate partner. Natasha was nearly one them. Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:25:45

#RehtaehParsonsIsHerName

6/8/2018
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In November of 2011, a mother in Nova Scotia comes home to work to find her daughter on the kitchen floor, rocking and sobbing. Leah stood in the kitchen doorway listening to her teenage daughter Rehtaeh disclose the events of a sexual assault, the events as she could remember them. Rehtaeh could vaguely remember the digital shutter click of a cell phone at some point that night, but she didn’t find out until earlier that day, at school, that a photo was taken by one of the boys and it...

Duration:00:28:47

It Takes a Piece of You: a story of domestic violence

6/8/2018
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In 2016, Natasha entered a relationship with a man she thought was going to be a solid partner and a role model for her 7 year old son. He turned out to be the exact opposite, and she found herself in court in 2018 to face this man who had become her abuser. On average, a woman in Canada is killed every six days by her intimate partner. Natasha was nearly one them. Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:25:45

#RehtaehParsonsIsHerName

6/8/2018
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In November of 2011, a mother in Nova Scotia comes home to work to find her daughter on the kitchen floor, rocking and sobbing. Leah stood in the kitchen doorway listening to her teenage daughter Rehtaeh disclose the events of a sexual assault, the events as she could remember them. Rehtaeh could vaguely remember the digital shutter click of a cell phone at some point that night, but she didn’t find out until earlier that day, at school, that a photo was taken by one of the boys and it...

Duration:00:28:47

An Addicted Home

5/25/2018
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One in eight Americans meet the criteria for alcoholism. We know it can lead to social problems with employment and relationships. And when those relationships involve those who trust the most, children, the damage can last a lifetime. Candice is a young adult who is two years into her healing process after growing up in a home of addiction and violence. It took the help of others for healing to begin. Music by Blue Dot Sessions impactstatementpod@gmail.com Twitter @statementpod

Duration:00:26:25

Ronnie, Dan, and the Dixie Mafia

5/12/2018
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In 1967, Ronnie Anderson died in what was determined to be a suicide. He was only 17 years old. Nearly 36 years later, his father Dan Anderson was found in his driveway, dead from what was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Phyllis--Ronnie’s sister and Dan’s daughter--believes that both deaths were actually murder and they both go back to a group known as the Dixie Mafia. This case has many moving pieces but one piece that has stayed consistent has been Phyllis’s fight for...

Duration:00:41:10

The Murder of Eric Levack

4/24/2018
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On April 1, 2003, Canada enacted the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which replaced the existing Young Offenders Act. Also on that day, 14 year old Justin Morton murdered his classmate Eric Levack in the woods outside of their high school, immediately putting Canada’s new law to the test. This year marks a milestone in Eric’s story. It has been 15 years since Eric’s death. Being that he was just 14 years old when he was murdered, this year marks the year he has been gone longer than he was...

Duration:00:38:19

The death of DJ Fickey

4/10/2018
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On October 3, 2016, the Walker County sheriff’s department responded to a 911 call from a home in rural Flintstone, Georgia a little past 1 in the afternoon. According to the caller, a man had grabbed a shotgun and shot himself in the head. The police arrived and found two people outside the trailer and, inside, they found 27 year old DJ Fickey deceased on a loveseat. But due to constantly changing stories from witnesses, investigators became suspicious that this was actually a potential...

Duration:00:39:54

The death of Martha Morgan

3/30/2018
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On Feb 19, 2011, Dennis Morgan called 911. The first thing he said was that his wife had committed suicide. Martha was found on her stomach in her bedroom, a single gunshot wound to the chest. The death was ruled a suicide but their daughter Dennisa believes that this was the culmination of 40 years of domestic violence and that her father got away with murder. The petition to have the federal authorities look at the Martha Morgan case. Justice for Martha Morgan Facebook page To share...

Duration:00:24:34

The Unsolved Murder of Jeff Rogers

3/21/2018
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Around midnight on April 9, 2008, Kansas City, Kansas dispatch received a 911 call from Jeff Rogers. He had been beaten, shot, and stabbed but used what strength he had left to call for help. He later died, but not before giving police a description of his attackers. It is nearly 10 years later and Jeff’s murder remains unsolved. Jeff’s mother Nancy and uncle John have never stopped seeking justice. Donations to the reward fund can be made via UMB Bank in Kansas City c/o The Jeff Rogers...

Duration:00:23:29

Impact Statement true crime promo

3/18/2018
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When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.

Duration:00:00:59