Five-four-two-and-the-Blue Podcast. Discussions of law enforcement history, stories of justice and justice failed, issues, and incidents in the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Hosted by Scott Lunsford, retired police detective sergeant, author, and researcher. Listened to in 17 countries worldwide.

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episode 13: Episode S-4-13 The Preacher did it. Or did he?

Episode S-4-13 The Preacher did it. Or did he?

A shade of blue story that asks.  Did the preacher kill his wife? Or was it suicide?  Did the forensics of the day in the 1800s say it could not have been suicide and she died at the hands of an angry husband?  What did the court think? What did the juries think?  What do you think?  Listen and decide for yourself.

on line Nov. 28, 2020




episode 12: Episode S-4-12- Methodist Camp Meeting Killing of 1889

Episode S-4-12- Methodist Camp Meeting Killing of 1889

Typical camp meetings were held in an area where people would travel from a large region to a campsite for the "camp meeting".They would listen to itinerant preachers, pray, sing hymns, fellowship, and a bit of a vacation from the hard work of the farms.  As much a community event as a religious one...



episode 11: Episode 4-11 He did the time / but did he do the crime?

Episode  4-11  He did the time / but did he do the crime? Robert Duboise. Almost four decades in jail.  At first given the death penalty for rape and murder.  He said he didn't do it.  He did the time but did he really do the crime?   Listen and discover the facts. --- Send in a voice message:



episode 9: Episode 4-9 More Young Killers to review

Episode 4-9  More Young Killers

How young is too young to be a murder?  Many states have guidelines established to determine when someone is to be charged or not charged due to there age.  Is this right or wrong?  Does it depend on the age, or on the facts related to certain investigations of crimes?  Listen and decide. What do you think?

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episode 8: Episode 4-8 44 years for justice?

Episode 4-8   44 years for justice?

Justice is supposed to be fair. Justice is supposed to be blind to everything but the facts.  But what is positive is that justice is not always timely.

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 2020-10-25  27m

episode 7: Episode 4-7 Before Columbine.

Episode 4-7 Before Columbine. 

Many are familiar with the Columbine High School massacre of 1999. This shooting and bombing incident has impacted how schools are operated and will be operated from now on.

Before students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher, there were two other students Johnson and Golden.   What they did influence the Columbine killers and their actions.

On line October 24th at 7:00 pm...


 2020-10-18  25m

episode 6: Episode 4-6 A 12 year old Murderer. Did the medicine make him do it?

Episode 4-6  A 12 year old Murderer. Did the medicine make him do it? 

Christopher Frank Pittman a 12 year old  child. He was tried and convicted as an adult of two murders in 2001  in Alabama.  His trial drew national attention in part because of his age and his defense was that proscribed medication made him do it.

What was the truth?   Listen and decide.



 2020-10-11  19m

episode 13: Episode 4-5 Will we ever know how many children he killed?

Episode 4-4   Will we ever know how many children he killed?

A 1985 cold case murder and kidnapping of children by Fred Howard Coffey. A  follow up to the 1975 murder cold case investigation discussed in Episode 4-3. How many children has Fred Coffey murdered?  Will we ever know the total number?

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 2020-10-04  21m

episode 4: Episode 4-4 Victoria's L.I.C. (Low Inelegance Criminal News)

Episode 4-4 Victoria's L.I.C. (Low Intelligence Criminal News)

More commonly referred to as dumb crook news, Victoria has selected some of her favorite for today's Shade Of Blue Stories. 

"Truth is stranger than fiction but it is because fiction is obligated to stick to possibilities.   The truth isn’t." Mark Twain.

Never say, that's the dumbest thing I ever heard of or seen...


 2020-09-27  23m

episode 3: Episode 4-3 - 1975 Child abduction/Cold case

Episode 4-3 -  1975 Child abduction/Cold case 

A Child abduction/Murder  cold case investigation from 1975. The Murder of two children who disappeared during a trip to a shopping mall.  Justice for the two little girls taking 42 years to arrive.

Why was the investigation open for over 40 years? Listen and decide for yourself. 

On line  10/3/20 at 7:00 PM

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 2020-09-20  22m