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Court Junkie

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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.

Latest Episodes

The Brooke Skylar Richardson Case (Part 2)

When 18-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson went to the doctor for a routine checkup, she learned that she was pregnant and was due to give birth in a matter of weeks. Just nine days later, she gave birth to a baby she says was not alive, and then concealed the body. Prosecutors claim she killed the baby in order to hide the pregnancy from her friends and family. In Part 2, you’ll hear what happened at Skylar’s trial. This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner, from the Law & Crime Trial Network, Follow Jennifer on Twitter @JenniferTintner. Sponsors in this episode: - Joybird creates furniture that matches your own fearless style. Go to joybird.com/COURT and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code COURT. - Madison Reed - Court Junkies can get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit. Go to Madison-Reed.com and use code: COURTJUNKIE. - SimpliSafe - With SimpliSafe, you get comprehensive protection for your home. Visit Simpl...

84 MIN6 d ago
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The Brooke Skylar Richardson Case (Part 2)

The Brooke Skylar Richardson Case (Part 1)

EWhen 18-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson went to the doctor for a routine checkup, she learned that she was pregnant and was due to give birth in a matter of weeks. Just nine days later, she gave birth to a baby she says was not alive, and then concealed the body. Prosecutors claim she killed the baby in order to hide the pregnancy from her friends and family. In Part 1, you’ll hear what happened, including from Skylar herself, in her interviews with police. You’ll also hear how investigators then built their case against her. Sponsors in this episode: -Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download it now for FREE. - NetSuite is the world’s NUMBER ONE cloud business system. Schedule your free demo and receive their FREE guide – “Seven Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits” at NetSuite.com/COURT. - Policygenius is the easy way to shop for life insurance online. Go to policygenius.com, get quotes, and apply in minutes. - Rothys ...

64 MIN1 w ago
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The Brooke Skylar Richardson Case (Part 1)

The Plot To Kill (Leon Jacob Trial)

In March 2017, 39-year-old Leon Jacob, a doctor from Houston, Texas, told an undercover officer that he wanted his ex-girlfriend “taken care of.” Leon’s new girlfriend, a prominent veterinarian, also had a problem she wanted “taken care of”- her ex-husband. Would the couple get away with trying to have their exes killed, or would they be convicted of solicitation of murder? Sponsors in this episode: - Policygenius is the easy way to shop for life insurance online. Go to policygenius.com, get quotes, and apply in minutes. - Don’t miss the Adam Corolla Show, weekdays on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie.

88 MIN2019 DEC 9
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The Plot To Kill (Leon Jacob Trial)

Murder in Conyers, Georgia

In January 2010, 34-year-old Nikki Whitehead was found murdered in her home in Conyers, Georgia. Her 16-year-old twin daughters told police they had found their mother deceased in her bathtub when they returned home from school. The months-long investigation revealed numerous suspects and uncovered details of a home life that wasn’t what it seemed. This episode was researched and written by Kathleen McWilliams. Sponsors in this episode: - Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download it now for FREE. - Smithsonian Channel Plus - A new streaming service that presents history, mystery, science and pop culture in a whole new light. Visit GetSCplus.com/CourtJunkie to get 50% off your first three months. - Spike’s Car Radio - Subscribe to Spike’s Car Radio and get new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne. - Stamps.com - Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scal...

52 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Murder in Conyers, Georgia

The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 2)

In July 2014, FSU law professor Dan Markel was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Investigators immediately suspected that the family of Dan’s ex-wife, Wendi Adelson, was behind the murder, but would they be able to prove it? After two years of investigation, three arrests were made in the case - Luis Rivera, Sigfredo Garcia, and Katherine Magbanua. The Prosecution’s theory is that the Adelson family hired Katherine, who was dating Wendi’s brother Charlie, to orchestrate the murder. Katherine then enlisted the help of the father of her children, Sigfredo, and his friend Luis. In September 2019, Sigfredo and Katherine went to trial for the murder, with Luis Rivera was the star witness against them. Would prosecutors be able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, or would the defenses of Sigfredo and Katherine prove that they were being railroaded? Sponsors in this episode: - Stamps.com - Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLU...

100 MIN2019 NOV 25
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The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 2)

The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 1)

In July 2014, FSU law professor Dan Markel was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Investigators immediately suspected that the family of Dan’s ex-wife, Wendi Adelson, was behind the murder, but would they be able to prove it? After two years of investigation, three arrests were made in the case - Luis Rivera, Sigfredo Garcia, and Katherine Magbanua. The Prosecution’s theory is that the Adelson family hired Katherine, who was dating Wendi’s brother Charlie, to orchestrate the murder. Katherine then enlisted the help of the father of her children, Sigfredo, and his friend Luis. In September 2019, Sigfredo and Katherine went to trial for the murder, with Luis Rivera was the star witness against them. Would prosecutors be able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, or would the defenses of Sigfredo and Katherine prove that they were being railroaded? Sponsors in this episode: - Care/of - For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf....

79 MIN2019 NOV 18
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The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 1)

The Proposition (Sean Foley Trial)

In August 2018, police officers in Blount County, Tennessee, responded to a call from 24-year-old Sean Foley. Sean told the dispatchers that he had shot and killed a man, but said he did it because the man had been molesting his girlfriend. Sean was arrested and charged with murder, but would the details that would come out in court make the jury sympathetic to what Sean did? This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner, from the Law & Crime Network. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @JenniferTintner. Sponsors in this episode: - Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download it now for FREE. - Smithsonian Channel Plus - A new streaming service that presents history, mystery, science and pop culture in a whole new light. Visit GetSCplus.com/CourtJunkie to get 50% off your first three months. - Stamps.com - Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale. Just go to Stamps.c...

54 MIN2019 NOV 11
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The Proposition (Sean Foley Trial)

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (Mark Carver Trial)

In May 2008, there was a strange scene along the Catawba River in Gaston County, North Carolina - a 20-year-old college student was found dead beside her car. Two local fishermen were arrested, and one of them was convicted of murder. Years later, that conviction was overturned due to, in part, ineffective assistance of counsel. Today’s episode looks at the evidence presented at trial, the overturned conviction, and what will happen next in this case. Special thanks to Mark’s attorney, Chris Mumma, from the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, for talking to us about her work on Mark’s case. This episode was researched and written by Jordan Hensley, with the interview by Jillian Jalali. Sponsors in this episode: - AUTOPSY - The hit Reelz Channel show “Autopsy” is coming to PodcastOne with all new episodes. Download new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne. - The Real Real - Shop from designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Rolex, Cartier and hundreds more, at...

59 MIN2019 NOV 4
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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (Mark Carver Trial)

The Story of Lateisha Green

In November 2008, 22-year-old Lateisha Green was shot and killed outside of a house party in Syracuse, New York. The suspect was tried for murder in what was New York’s first hate crime prosecution involving the death of a transgender person. Would justice be served for Lateisha? Sponsors in this episode: - Autopsy - The hit Reelz Channel show “Autopsy” is coming to PodcastOne with all new episodes. Download new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne. - Forevernote makes it easy for families to preserve their most precious memories, traditions, and stories. Visit Forevernote.com and enter promo code COURT for a special offer ($25 OFF) and to get started today. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie. This episode was co-written by Char...

59 MIN2019 OCT 28
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The Story of Lateisha Green

The Hollywood Ripper (Michael Gargiulo Trial)

In April 2008, authorities in Santa Monica, California arrested a man for breaking into a woman’s home and brutally attacking her with a knife. She survived, but they were they shocked to find that she wasn’t his first victim. Not even close. Sponsors in this episode: - Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download it now for free. - Forevernote - Forevernote makes it easy for families to preserve their most precious memories, traditions, and stories. Visit Forevernote.com and enter promo code COURT for a special offer ($25 OFF) and to get started today. - Stamps.com - Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale, without any long term commitment. Go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the top of the homepage and type COURT. - The Real Real - Shop from designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Rolex, Cartier and hundreds more, at up to 90% off retail. Shop in-store, online,...

65 MIN2019 OCT 21
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The Hollywood Ripper (Michael Gargiulo Trial)

Latest Episodes

The Brooke Skylar Richardson Case (Part 2)

When 18-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson went to the doctor for a routine checkup, she learned that she was pregnant and was due to give birth in a matter of weeks. Just nine days later, she gave birth to a baby she says was not alive, and then concealed the body. Prosecutors claim she killed the baby in order to hide the pregnancy from her friends and family. In Part 2, you’ll hear what happened at Skylar’s trial. This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner, from the Law & Crime Trial Network, Follow Jennifer on Twitter @JenniferTintner. Sponsors in this episode: - Joybird creates furniture that matches your own fearless style. Go to joybird.com/COURT and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code COURT. - Madison Reed - Court Junkies can get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit. Go to Madison-Reed.com and use code: COURTJUNKIE. - SimpliSafe - With SimpliSafe, you get comprehensive protection for your home. Visit Simpl...

84 MIN6 d ago
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The Brooke Skylar Richardson Case (Part 2)

The Brooke Skylar Richardson Case (Part 1)

EWhen 18-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson went to the doctor for a routine checkup, she learned that she was pregnant and was due to give birth in a matter of weeks. Just nine days later, she gave birth to a baby she says was not alive, and then concealed the body. Prosecutors claim she killed the baby in order to hide the pregnancy from her friends and family. In Part 1, you’ll hear what happened, including from Skylar herself, in her interviews with police. You’ll also hear how investigators then built their case against her. Sponsors in this episode: -Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download it now for FREE. - NetSuite is the world’s NUMBER ONE cloud business system. Schedule your free demo and receive their FREE guide – “Seven Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits” at NetSuite.com/COURT. - Policygenius is the easy way to shop for life insurance online. Go to policygenius.com, get quotes, and apply in minutes. - Rothys ...

64 MIN1 w ago
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The Brooke Skylar Richardson Case (Part 1)

The Plot To Kill (Leon Jacob Trial)

In March 2017, 39-year-old Leon Jacob, a doctor from Houston, Texas, told an undercover officer that he wanted his ex-girlfriend “taken care of.” Leon’s new girlfriend, a prominent veterinarian, also had a problem she wanted “taken care of”- her ex-husband. Would the couple get away with trying to have their exes killed, or would they be convicted of solicitation of murder? Sponsors in this episode: - Policygenius is the easy way to shop for life insurance online. Go to policygenius.com, get quotes, and apply in minutes. - Don’t miss the Adam Corolla Show, weekdays on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie.

88 MIN2019 DEC 9
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The Plot To Kill (Leon Jacob Trial)

Murder in Conyers, Georgia

In January 2010, 34-year-old Nikki Whitehead was found murdered in her home in Conyers, Georgia. Her 16-year-old twin daughters told police they had found their mother deceased in her bathtub when they returned home from school. The months-long investigation revealed numerous suspects and uncovered details of a home life that wasn’t what it seemed. This episode was researched and written by Kathleen McWilliams. Sponsors in this episode: - Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download it now for FREE. - Smithsonian Channel Plus - A new streaming service that presents history, mystery, science and pop culture in a whole new light. Visit GetSCplus.com/CourtJunkie to get 50% off your first three months. - Spike’s Car Radio - Subscribe to Spike’s Car Radio and get new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne. - Stamps.com - Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scal...

52 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Murder in Conyers, Georgia

The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 2)

In July 2014, FSU law professor Dan Markel was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Investigators immediately suspected that the family of Dan’s ex-wife, Wendi Adelson, was behind the murder, but would they be able to prove it? After two years of investigation, three arrests were made in the case - Luis Rivera, Sigfredo Garcia, and Katherine Magbanua. The Prosecution’s theory is that the Adelson family hired Katherine, who was dating Wendi’s brother Charlie, to orchestrate the murder. Katherine then enlisted the help of the father of her children, Sigfredo, and his friend Luis. In September 2019, Sigfredo and Katherine went to trial for the murder, with Luis Rivera was the star witness against them. Would prosecutors be able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, or would the defenses of Sigfredo and Katherine prove that they were being railroaded? Sponsors in this episode: - Stamps.com - Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLU...

100 MIN2019 NOV 25
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The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 2)

The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 1)

In July 2014, FSU law professor Dan Markel was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Investigators immediately suspected that the family of Dan’s ex-wife, Wendi Adelson, was behind the murder, but would they be able to prove it? After two years of investigation, three arrests were made in the case - Luis Rivera, Sigfredo Garcia, and Katherine Magbanua. The Prosecution’s theory is that the Adelson family hired Katherine, who was dating Wendi’s brother Charlie, to orchestrate the murder. Katherine then enlisted the help of the father of her children, Sigfredo, and his friend Luis. In September 2019, Sigfredo and Katherine went to trial for the murder, with Luis Rivera was the star witness against them. Would prosecutors be able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, or would the defenses of Sigfredo and Katherine prove that they were being railroaded? Sponsors in this episode: - Care/of - For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf....

79 MIN2019 NOV 18
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The Murder of Dan Markel (Part 1)

The Proposition (Sean Foley Trial)

In August 2018, police officers in Blount County, Tennessee, responded to a call from 24-year-old Sean Foley. Sean told the dispatchers that he had shot and killed a man, but said he did it because the man had been molesting his girlfriend. Sean was arrested and charged with murder, but would the details that would come out in court make the jury sympathetic to what Sean did? This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner, from the Law & Crime Network. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @JenniferTintner. Sponsors in this episode: - Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download it now for FREE. - Smithsonian Channel Plus - A new streaming service that presents history, mystery, science and pop culture in a whole new light. Visit GetSCplus.com/CourtJunkie to get 50% off your first three months. - Stamps.com - Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale. Just go to Stamps.c...

54 MIN2019 NOV 11
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The Proposition (Sean Foley Trial)

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (Mark Carver Trial)

In May 2008, there was a strange scene along the Catawba River in Gaston County, North Carolina - a 20-year-old college student was found dead beside her car. Two local fishermen were arrested, and one of them was convicted of murder. Years later, that conviction was overturned due to, in part, ineffective assistance of counsel. Today’s episode looks at the evidence presented at trial, the overturned conviction, and what will happen next in this case. Special thanks to Mark’s attorney, Chris Mumma, from the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, for talking to us about her work on Mark’s case. This episode was researched and written by Jordan Hensley, with the interview by Jillian Jalali. Sponsors in this episode: - AUTOPSY - The hit Reelz Channel show “Autopsy” is coming to PodcastOne with all new episodes. Download new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne. - The Real Real - Shop from designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Rolex, Cartier and hundreds more, at...

59 MIN2019 NOV 4
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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (Mark Carver Trial)

The Story of Lateisha Green

In November 2008, 22-year-old Lateisha Green was shot and killed outside of a house party in Syracuse, New York. The suspect was tried for murder in what was New York’s first hate crime prosecution involving the death of a transgender person. Would justice be served for Lateisha? Sponsors in this episode: - Autopsy - The hit Reelz Channel show “Autopsy” is coming to PodcastOne with all new episodes. Download new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne. - Forevernote makes it easy for families to preserve their most precious memories, traditions, and stories. Visit Forevernote.com and enter promo code COURT for a special offer ($25 OFF) and to get started today. Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes. Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie. This episode was co-written by Char...

59 MIN2019 OCT 28
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The Story of Lateisha Green

The Hollywood Ripper (Michael Gargiulo Trial)

In April 2008, authorities in Santa Monica, California arrested a man for breaking into a woman’s home and brutally attacking her with a knife. She survived, but they were they shocked to find that she wasn’t his first victim. Not even close. Sponsors in this episode: - Best Fiends - Best Fiends is a 5-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download it now for free. - Forevernote - Forevernote makes it easy for families to preserve their most precious memories, traditions, and stories. Visit Forevernote.com and enter promo code COURT for a special offer ($25 OFF) and to get started today. - Stamps.com - Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale, without any long term commitment. Go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the top of the homepage and type COURT. - The Real Real - Shop from designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Rolex, Cartier and hundreds more, at up to 90% off retail. Shop in-store, online,...

65 MIN2019 OCT 21
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The Hollywood Ripper (Michael Gargiulo Trial)
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