Ramsay Scrivo and his mother, Donna Scrivo


Donna Scrivo in court


Donna Scrivo, testifying


Assistant Prosecutor William Cataldo, cross examining Donna


In January 2014, a horrific discovery was made along the side of the road in St. Clair Township, Michigan. What followed was an intense trial with testimony that seemed to be unbelievable….but was it?

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Dalia Dippolito

Dalia being told that her husband has been killed

Mike Dippolito, testifying against his now ex-wife

Mike and Dalia in happier times

When Dalia Dippolito returned home from the gym in the early morning hours of August 5, 2009, she came home to a scene that would be anyone’s worst nightmare – police officers were waiting for her and told her that her husband had just been murdered.

But…everything certainly wasn’t as it seemed.

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OJ Simpson


OJ Simpson at sentencing


Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman


OJ Simpson’s parole hearing is coming up on July 20, 2017. Here’s a look back at how he landed in prison.

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Conrad Roy III


Michelle Carter


Michelle Carter, during the reading of the verdict


Conrad Roy at his graduation


At just 18 years old, Conrad Roy III tragically took his own life in July 2014. When police arrived at the scene, they found his cell phone, which would reveal some shocking text messages he had been exchanging with his alleged girlfriend at the time, 17-year-old Michelle Carter. Was Michelle encouraging him to commit suicide, and if so, could she be found legally responsible for his death?

A special thank you to Daniel Medwed from Northeastern University and Kelly Montemurro for her help with researching this case. Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanielMedwed.

To watch the entire trial on YouTube, check out LadyJustice2188’s Channel. This podcast contains selected clips, but you can find the entire trial on that channel (along with many other trials).

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Mother Emanuel AME Church Members


Dylann Roof at first bail hearing


Dylann Roof entering the church


Dylann Roof


On June 17, 2015, 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and joined the weekly Bible Study. The 12 church members welcomed the newcomer, completely unaware of his evil intentions.

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Lisa Knoefel

Sabrina Zunich

Kevin Knoefel

Kevin Knoefel in court

Knoefel home

In November 2012, a horrific murder occurred in a charming single family home in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. But everything wasn’t as it seemed…

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Stacy and her attorneys


In October 2011, a 32-year-old Ohio teacher went on trial for sexual battery, accused of having inappropriate relations with 5 of her students. Her plea? Not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Robert Champion


Michael Deng


Tim Piazza


Hazing is unfortunately a common practice that can often turn deadly. In this episode, I cover the unfortunate deaths of three college students – 26-year-old Robert Champion, 19-year-old Michael Deng, and 19-year-old Tim Piazza.

Thank you to Emily Pualwan from HazingPrevention.org, and Doug Fierberg from tfnlgroup.com and schoolviolencelaw.com.

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Will and Racquel Smith

Will Smith

Cardell Hayes

Cardell Hayes and his son

Cardell's friend Kevin O'Neill

Racquel Smith leaving court

Protestors outside the courthouse

On April 9, 2016, a road rage shooting took place in New Orleans, Louisiana that would claim the life of former NFL star Will Smith. With conflicting stories from both sides, what would happen during the trial of the man accused of killing him?


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Charles Erickson


Kent Heitholt


Ryan Ferguson


Charles Erickson testifying against Ryan Ferguson


Kent's car in the Columbia Daily Tribune parking lot


Ryan Ferguson leaving prison with Dateline's Keith Morrison


Ryan's post-release press conference


Crime scene photo with M Boyd in the background


Charles Erickson and his mom


It’s a story that has been told numerous times before – On Halloween night in 2001, Kent Heitholt, a 48-year-old sports editor, was brutally murdered in the Columbia Tribune parking lot as he was leaving work.

Ryan Ferguson and Charles Erickson were arrested years later and charged with murder, although none of the forensic evidence at the scene matched either of the men. The case would slowly fall apart, amid witness recantations, and accusations of corruption.

Ryan would eventually be released, but Charlie remains in prison. In this episode, I speak to Charlie and get his side of the story, along with updates in the case. Visit FreeCharlesErickson.com for more info.

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