Aaron Hernandez in the NFL

 

Daniel de Abreu

 

Safiro Furtado

 

Alexander Bradley

 

Aaron after hearing the verdict

 

Aaron and his Defense team

 

In March 2017, former NFL star and already-convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez went on trial for the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Daniel and Safiro were murdered in July 2012, after a possible encounter with Aaron Hernandez at a Boston nightclub.

Five days after his trial was over, an unexpected turn of events would change Aaron’s criminal record forever.

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Lisa Cecilia Harnum

 

Simon Gittany

 

Lisa and Simon

 

Simon And Rachelle Louise

 

69 seconds before Lisa's death

 

Simon in the elevator after Lisa's death

 

Simon on his way outside after Lisa's death

 

The note found in Lisa's pocket

 

On July 30, 2011, 30-year-old Lisa Cecilia Harnum died, after falling from her 15th floor balcony. Her fiancé, Simon Gittany, was arrested and charged with murder. Thank you to Melissa for suggesting this case, and a special thank you to Andrea Alden and Amy Dale, for helping me out with this episode.

Follow Amy Dale on Twitter: @amydale_tweets

Check out Amy Dale’s book about the case, The Fall https://www.amazon.com/Fall-Amy-Dale/dp/1459687906

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Charlie Tan

 

The Tan Home

 

Prosecutor Gargan Argues in Court

 

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, 19-year-old Cornell University student Charlie Tan suddenly left campus to return to his hometown, over 100 miles away. Four days later, his mother would place a 911 call that would change their lives forever.

NOTE: To listen to the 911 calls in their entirety, check out the Democrat & Chronicle for their complete coverage.

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Kenia Monge

 

Kenia and her mom, Maria

 

Kenia and her sister Kim

 

Kenia and her siblings

 

The memorial site where Kenia was found

 

Kenia's engraved stone

 

19-year-old Kenia Monge disappeared after a night out with friends on April 1, 2011. As her family launched a desperate campaign to find her, her father met with the man who last saw her, a man who said he had tried giving her a ride home the night she went missing. From that moment on, her father knew they would never find her alive.

A special thank you to Tony and Maria Lee, Kenia’s parents, for speaking with me about their daughter’s case. 

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