In the Dark

Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. Season 1 looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. Season 2 examined the case of Curtis Flowers, who was tried six times for the same crime. Also, a special report on Covid-19 in the Mississippi Delta.

https://features.apmreports.org/in-the-dark

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 49 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 3 hours 44 minutes

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episode 5: S2 E5: Privilege


No witness has been more important to the prosecution's case against Curtis Flowers than Odell Hallmon. He testified in four trials that Flowers had confessed to him while the two men were in prison together. Hallmon has an astonishingly long criminal history that includes repeated charges for drug dealing, assault, and robbery. So how reliable is his testimony and did he receive anything in exchange for it? In this episode, we investigate the veracity of the prosecution's star witness.


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 2018-05-22  48m
 
 

episode 4: S2 E4: The Confessions


We investigate the three inmates who claimed that Curtis Flowers confessed to them.


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 2018-05-15  52m
 
 

episode 3: S2 E3: The Gun


We investigate the alleged murder weapon and the strange history of the man who owned it.


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 2018-05-08  47m
 
 

S2 E2: The Route


The case against Curtis Flowers relies heavily on three threads of evidence: the route he allegedly walked the morning of the murders, the gun that investigators believe he used, and the people he supposedly confessed to in jail. In this episode, we meet the witnesses who said they saw Flowers walking through downtown Winona, Mississippi, the morning of the murders. Some of their stories now waver on key details.


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 2018-05-01  52m
 
 

S2 E1: July 16, 1996


On the morning of July 16, 1996, someone walked into a furniture store in downtown Winona, Mississippi, and murdered four employees. Each was shot in the head. It was perhaps the most shocking crime the small town had ever seen. Investigators charged a man named Curtis Flowers with the murders. What followed was a two-decade legal odyssey in which Flowers was tried six times for the same crime. He remains on death row, though some people believe he's innocent...


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 2018-05-01  42m
 
 

Season Two: The Trailer


Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the evidence reveal? And how can the justice system ignore the prosecutor's record and keep Flowers on death row?


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 2018-04-16  2m
 
 

A Winter Update from In the Dark


Season 2 will be released in the spring of 2018, but this one won't be about the Jacob Wetterling case. Donate: https://contribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=ITD_Web


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 2017-12-19  3m
 
 

We're Working On Season 2


We've got some great news to share: In the Dark isn't over! We're getting started right now on a second season.


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 2017-02-01  3m
 
 

Update: A Sentencing, A Demand, No Closure


The sentencing of Danny Heinrich on Nov. 21, 2016, brought to a close the 27-year investigation into the abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling. But it didn't end the story.


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 2016-12-02  36m
 
 

9: The Truth


When Danny Heinrich confessed in court on Sept. 6 to abducting and murdering Jacob Wetterling and assaulting Jared Scheierl 27 years ago, investigators declared that at last, the public had the truth. But despite Heinrich's excruciatingly detailed accounts, the truth remains elusive. Many questions remain unanswered.


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 2016-10-25  42m