Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

Heather Mack

Ep 15 Part 1: A Mother’s Murder in Bali

In this episode, I explore the case of Sheila Von Weise-Mack, a Chicago mother who was murdered while on vacation in Bali with her...

Ep 14: The Vaughn Family Tragedy

In the early morning hours of June 14, 2007, a 32-year-old man is found walking down the side of a frontage road off I-55...

Ep 13: Aaron Hernandez – From NFL Star to Convicted Murderer

In this episode, I cover former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's harsh fall from grace. In 2015, Aaron was convicted of the murder of 27-year-old...
Kelsey Smith

EP 12: Kelsey Smith – Abducted In Broad Daylight

Kelsey Smith was just 18 years old when she was abducted from a Target parking lot in Overland Park, Kansas in June 2007. Finding...

Behind The Scenes and Updates On Each Case

In this episode, I take you behind-the-scenes of each case I covered in the Court Junkie podcast, as well as go over the latest...

Ep 11: Mercy or Murder? The John and Barbara Wise Story

In August 2012, 66-year-old John Wise went to the Akron General Medical Center to visit his ailing wife of 45 years. He would leave...
Kristine Bunch

Ep 10 Part 2: Kristine Bunch’s Struggle For Freedom

In Part 2 of this episode, Kristine and her newly-formed defense team fight to win back her freedom.
Kristine Bunch

Ep 10 Part 1: Kristine Bunch’s Nightmare

In Part 1 of this episode, you’ll hear about one woman’s nightmare come true. After losing her three-year-old son to a tragic house fire, 21-year-old Kristine Bunch becomes the main suspect in her son's death.

Ep 9: Ryan Poston Murdered By Girlfriend Shayna Hubers

Ryan Poston and Shayna Hubers had been dating on and off for about a year when one night in October 2012, a 911 call was placed from Ryan’s condo. When officers arrived, they found Ryan dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Shayna claimed it was self-defense even though Ryan had been shot 6 times.
Stephanie Accused

Ep 8 Part 2: The Murder of Sherri Rae Rasmussen

In Part 2, you'll hear the conclusion of Stephanie's interrogation, the evidence presented at trial, and the final outcome of the case.
Sherri Rae Rasmussen

Ep 8 Part 1: The Murder of Sherri Rae Rasmussen

On February 24, 1986, John Ruetten came home from work to find his newlywed wife, Sherri Rasmussen, dead on their living room floor. The case went unsolved for 23 years until new DNA testing lead to an unlikely suspect.
Alexis Murphy

Ep 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

Ep 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

Ep 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

Ep 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

Ep 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

Ep 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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