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Barton McNeil discovers his 3-year-old daughter's lifeless body in her bed the morning after breaking up with his girlfriend. McNeil insists that she was murdered by his former girlfriend after pointing to a cut screen in the bedroom window. Police agree a murder has been committed, but arrest him.
||Explicit07: The Other Murder||Misook Nowlin Wang was the alternate suspect presented by the defense in the killing of 3-year-old Christina McNeil. What is known for certain is that she killed her mother in-law Linda Tyda, 11 years later. Scott Reeder and Willis Kern explore this mur||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06: Shades of Serial||Suspect Convictions hosts Willis Kern and Scott Reeder are joined by guest Rabia Chaudry, an attorney whose friend Adnan Syed’s murder conviction was featured in the first season of Serial. She hosts the Undisclosed podcast. They were also joined by C||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05: The Life of a Killer||Misook Nowlin Wang remains the alternate suspect for those advocating the innocence of Barton McNeil in the murder of his daughter Christina. What is known is that she later killed her mother in-law. Who is Misook? What life experiences may have contrib||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04: Roundtable with Aphrodite Jones and Bob Ruff||True Crime author Aphrodite Jones and veteran podcaster Bob Ruff, host of Truth and Justice, discuss Barton McNeil's case with Scott Reeder.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03: Vibrators, Accusations and a Little Girl||Was Christina McNeil sexually assaulted? Experts disagree. And if such an assault took place, accusations are flying as to who is responsible.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02: A window into a murder||Did an intruder enter the bedroom of 3-year-old Christiana McNeil? Suspect Convictions analyses the evidence.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01: 911- My daughter is dead, send a homicide detective||Barton McNeil discovers his 3-year-old daughter's lifeless body in her bed the morning after breaking up with his girlfriend. McNeil insists that she was murdered by his former girlfriend after pointing to a cut screen in the bedroom window. Police agr||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Coming October 30th, 2017||Suspect Convictions will return October 30th, 2017, for season 2.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 2: The Killer Speaks | 2 Minutes of Terror, 30 Years of Grief||Clyde "Buddy" Spence will soon be released from prison. Scott Reeder visits him in prison and asks why he shot two people in a daycare center. One of his victims was holding a 3-year-old girl when she was shots. Reeder talks that child, now a mother in||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 1: Terror in the Daycare | 2 Minutes of Terror, 30 Years of Grief||Twenty-nine years ago a gunman entered a Texas daycare center, killed one woman and severely wounded another. Scott Reeder covered the case back then and returned to Texas last month to see the crime's lasting impact. He talked to survivors, detectives||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17: Season Finale: What’s Next?||On this unexpected season finale of Suspect Convictions, we learn about some breaking news in the case, including large disagreements between Stanley Liggins and his attorney, and the actions that have been taken. We discuss whether Stanley is purposefu||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16: A Victim Speaks||A month before Jennifer Lewis was killed, Stanley Liggins was arrested for sexually abusing another 9-year-old girl. This victim, now in her 30s, shares a chilling story of what happened to her that terrible day. Lawyers debate whether this prior bad a||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15: Roundtable: Illegally Obtained Evidence and the Death Penalty||Today we’re looking at some of the broad issues that were raised by the case of Stanley Liggins Vs. the State of Iowa such as the exclusionary rule, which can block certain types of evidence from being presented in court if the court finds that they w||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14: Secret Payoffs? The Police Informant||On today’s episode, Stanley Liggins wants to fire his defense team, so we discuss what that means for the upcoming trial. In addition, we talk about the paid informant involved in the Stanley Liggins case, and look at the defense strategies that may b||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13: Roundtable: Hosts from Undisclosed, In Sight, and Once Upon a Crime Discuss the Case||This week, Scott sat down with several people behind other true-crime podcasts, to discuss some of the intricacies about the Stanley Liggins case, and dig into some angles that may have not been considered yet.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12: Running on Fumes||For this episode, we go back to 1990, Stanley Liggins’ living situation at the time, and some promises that Stanley claims were made to him by police and not kept. We also talk about certain missing reports that could play a role in the upcoming trial||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11: Justice on the Move||Today’s episode discusses the preliminary hearings last week, how Stanley Liggins’ personal appearance has the potential to be a factor, why the podcast was cited as part of the reason of the change of the trial venue, why that doesn’t make sense,||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: Aphrodite Jones Questions Prosecution and Defense Attorneys||This week, we sat down with a panel of guests to talk about the case. Both defense and prosecutor attorneys from the original case have agreed to discuss, and we’ve brought in veteran true-crime investigator and bestselling author Aphrodite Jones.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09: Strange and Suspicious Behavior||There are a lot of reasons that the Stanley Liggins case is far from a done deal. In this episode, we are talking about the other suspects, why their behavior is strange, and why the jury won’t even know about a lot of the information we have, and how||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit08: The Media Glare||What role does the media play in a high-profile case like the one explored in Suspect Convictions? That is the question that this episode tackles.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07: Roundtable Discussion of the Suspect Convictions Case||This episode is a conversation between experts about the details of the Stanley Liggins case, potential suspects, and alternate theories surrounding the case. In addition, Scott Reeder answers listener's questions.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06: The Mind of a Killer||There are many uncertainties surrounding the Stanley Liggins case. On this episode, we're looking into the psychology of a murderer, what is going on in somebody's mind who might do something like this.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05: Furor and a Juror||What are the processes that go into ensuring that a jury is impartial? In this episode we look at the jury involved in the Stanley Liggins case, and explore how issues of race may have played into the final decision.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04: An Accused Killer||Who was Stanley Liggins? The man convicted of murdering Jennifer Lewis has a mixed history. In this episode we’re exploring who he was, and the events during his life that shaped him.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03: A Suspect Conviction||About a week after Jennifer was murdered, Scott County prosecutor Bill Davis decided to charge Stanley Liggins with murder. He was one of the only people involved who felt they had enough evidence to charge him, but decided to go ahead with it.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02: Jennifer's Tragic Story||Before Jennifer’s tragic death, she was living with her mother, stepfather, and newborn baby brother, in Rock Island, Illinois.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01: Evil in the School Yard||Suspect Convictions is a podcast from WVIK, an NPR affiliate, and Scott Reeder Reporting, covering the murder of 9-year old Jennifer Ann Lewis, and the case against the man accused of murdering her, Stanley Liggins.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer for Season 1 of Suspect Convictions||The burning corpse of a 9-year old girl was found on a school playground in Davenport, Iowa, September 17, 1990.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm gonna listen but...
...please, please get a better cover design. Just looking at it makes me wince. It's the main reason I would stop listening to this podcast, aside from the obvious—spending a bunch of time listening to details of a young girl being abused and burned. 😐 Really though, NPR can do better than this. I'd even make you one myself.
Totally sucked in after the first episode. Definitely needed something to occupy my time this winter as Serial has in the past. Similar story telling and same true crime genre. Thanks WVIK!
Interesting story that is very well presented. Can't wait for more eps!!