Friday, October 21, 2016

Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn’t commit, or imagine your child’s killer is still on the loose even though there’s enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.

Alexis Murphy

Episode 7: The Abduction of Alexis Murphy and the Trial of Randy Taylor

17-year-old Alexis Murphy was abducted in August 2013 from a gas station in Lovingston, Virginia. Police charged a local man with her abduction and murder - even though her body has never been found.

Case Update: Melissa Calusinski’s Post-Conviction Relief Ruling

Judge Shanes made his decision last Friday on Melissa Calusinski's request for a new trial. I attended the hearing and go over the ruling, as well as Melissa and her team's next steps.
Erica Parsons

Case Update – Erica Parsons’ Body Found

Just days after releasing my original episode about Erica Parsons, there was a major breakthrough in the case. In an expected yet tragic ending to the Erica Parsons case, Rowan County investigators announced that they found Erica's body.
JR Richardson

Episode 6: Richardson Family Murders – The Story of A 12-Year-Old Killer

In April 2006, the small city of Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada, was shocked by an unthinkable murder no one ever saw coming -...
Erica Parsons

Episode 5: Erica Parsons – Teen Reported Missing 2 Years After Disappearance

Could a jailhouse conversation be the key to finding out what happened to Erica Parsons? Erica Parsons had been missing from her home in Salisbury, North Carolina for two years before she was finally reported missing to police by her adoptive brother.
Melissa Calusinski

Case Update: Melissa Calusinski – Did Someone Tamper With The Evidence?

I attended day 3 of Melissa Calusinski's evidentiary hearing, where allegations arose that the x-ray evidence may have been tampered with before her trial.
Pravin Varughese

Episode 4: Questions Surrounding Pravin Varughese’s Death

19-year-old Pravin Varughese was a college student at Southern Illinois University when he was mysteriously found dead in the woods after leaving a party.
Gabriel Johnson

Episode 3: The Mysterious Disappearance of Gabriel Johnson

This is the story of Gabriel Johnson, an 8-month-old boy who has been missing from Tempe, Arizona since 2009 after being taken by his mother.
Melissa Calusinski

Episode 2: Melissa Calusinski’s Bombshell Hearings

I went to Melissa Calusinski's recent evidentiary hearings for a new trial and learned some bombshell information that highlights the need for a retrial.
Melissa Calusinski

Episode 1: Melissa Calusinski – A Shot At Freedom

In the first CourtJunkie podcast, we look into the case of Melissa Calusinski, a 22-year-old daycare worker who was convicted of the murder of a toddler.

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