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November 24th, 1964 - DALLAS. On live television, night club owner Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the man in Dallas Police Custody for the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On March 4th, 1964, Ruby was put on trial for the murder in Downtown Dallas. Armed with original trial transcripts, rare audio, news accounts, and interviews from those personally involved in the case, we bring to you a daily recap of the State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of The Century. Join ...
 
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DALLAS - 3/13/1964: Our very own Eric Bushman goes into the Courtroom with his microphone to bring us the only uniquely authentic recordings of all 7 "Lawyers" in the Jack Ruby trial you'll ever hear. Life or Death? Hear it all in our extended coverage of the final summations in The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.…
 
DALLAS - 3/11/1964: Henry Wade and his team give jurors three doctors who came to the same conclusion about Jack Ruby. Why did a nationally competitive pistol shooter show off his skills in Court? Lee Harvey Oswald's Mother makes a demand from the Dealey Plaza. Find out what it is on this podcast, The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby, The Original Trial…
 
DALLAS - 3/10/1964: Two renowned experts solidify Ruby's defense of temporary insanity, jurors look inside Jack Ruby's brain using cutting edge technology, and we learn of Ruby's roots....and what he says happened on the day he killed presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. This is the State of Texas v. Jack Ruby, the Original Trial of the Century…
 
Jack Ruby's friend was a prize fighter - the Welterweight Champion of the world. Ruby's doctor's say Ruby was a prize fighter himself - find out how. Did Ruby's cards of Jada cost him his trial? Finally, why did they call him Sparky? Eric Bushman and I answer all of these questions in this podcast - The State of Texas vs. Jack Ruby, the Original Tr…
 
DALLAS - 3/8/1964: While the Court is in recess today, Sunday March 8th, and the lawyers prepare for the trial to continue tomorrow, we listen to Henry Wade talk about Jack Ruby a few hours after the murder. We also hear Ruby talk to reporters during a break in some of the pretrial hearings. This is the State of Texas vs. Jack Ruby - The Original T…
 
DALLAS - 3/7/1964. A simple prisoner transfer turns in to absolute mayhem. Listen to extended coverage of Oswald's killing. Meanwhile, the Court is in recess over the weekend, as lawyers prepare for the case to continue on Monday, and jurors remain sequestered in the State of Texas vs. Jack Ruby - the Original Trial of the Century.…
 
DALLAS - 3/6/1964: What was Jack Ruby doing as jurors watched the first murder in the history of the world caught on live television? How do Ruby's "Children" figure into his defense? Find out how soap, syrup and wax lead to a hostage situtation. Eric Bushman and I recap Day 2 of The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.…
 
DALLAS - 3/4/1964: Jack Ruby enters a double barreled plea, we learn Ruby's whereabouts the weekend JFK was assassinated, and we have an exclusive interview with the man in the pale Stetson. Eric Bushman and I recap testimony in the State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.By Brandon Birmingham
 
On Tuesday, March 4, 1964, Jury Selection finally ended, but not without controversy. Protesters pass out literature that damages Jack Ruby's main defense, one of the lawyers is held in contempt, reporters send Judge Brown a get well card, and Henry Wade and Melvin Belli give us a preview of their cases. All of this on the eve of the State of Texas…
 
Jack Ruby was put on trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man in Dallas Police custody for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy two days earlier. We'll bring you the story from both inside and outside the courtroom. In this episode, you'll hear the first murder ever caught on live television, quotes from the larger than life law…
 
Rene Guzman and Leonardo Lopez are on trial for the murders of three sheriff's deputies in 1971, and the death penalty is on the table. What were the arguments for and against capital punishment? What monumental flaw did the District Attorney make that led to a review of the case? And what was the shocking turn of events two decades later? Thank yo…
 
In February of 1971, deputies from Dallas and Ellis Counties converged on a house in West Dallas to serve what should have been a simple arrest warrant for the burglary of a home. What ensued was a night of terror and one of the biggest manhunts in recent history in North Texas. What happens when five lawmen are met by two criminals with nothing to…
 
What did it take to get Dallas serial killer Charles Albright behind bars? Former prosecutor Toby Shook sits down to detail his work on the case. What is it like preparing for a murder trial? How did they track down witnesses that would rather not be found? And in the age before digital records, what did investigators have to do in order to poke ho…
 
After the hair, the fibers, the alibis, and the witnesses, one big question still hung over the trial of Charles Albright: why did he cut out their eyes? That would remain unanswered until a year and a half later, when journalist Skip Hollandsworth published his article titled "See No Evil" for the magazine "Texas Monthly." How did he gain such acc…
 
The trial of Charles Albright is underway. Is the hair and fiber evidence enough to seal the deal, or is the prosecution's case hanging by a thread? Hear how prosecutors dealt with Albright's alibi, the murder that had to be thrown out, and the defense witness that provided some of the strongest evidence pointing toward a conviction. Finally, the m…
 
Was Dallas in the grips of a serial killer in the early 1990's? Could police have caught him sooner if they had paid closer attention to those in the margins? Hear how testimony from Dallas street walkers combined with trace evidence led authorities to the man who has become known for his peculiar calling card - a pair of empty eye sockets. Be sure…
 
When bodies started turning up in West Dallas in the winter of 1990 and 1991, police were stunned at this killer's calling card. This is story of the seedy sides of the big city, its inhabitants, and the overlooked victims of society who were thrust into the spotlight when they crossed paths with a genuine serial killer. What happens to the eyes of…
 
What was it like to put Charles Mason and Charles "Tex" Watson behind bars? Judge Brandon Birmingham sits down with former Los Angeles County prosecutor Stephen Kay. Kay worked alongside Assistant District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi during the Manson family trial, as well as the trial of Tex, our main focus of the "Tex and Charlie" series. What was …
 
Tex takes the stand in his own defense. What turns him against Charles Manson? Did he try to fool the jury? What does he say that could undermine his plea of insanity? A special thanks to Manson family prosecutor Stephen Kay for his help with research, as well as http://www.cielodrive.com/. Join us for our next series on a mysterious serial killer …
 
Was "Tex" Watson truly insane when he carried out the Tate-LaBianca killings? That's his defense, at least. In this episode of "A Murderous Design," Judge Brandon Birmingham walks you through the prosecution's efforts to poke holes in that defense. What did Tex do to undermine his plea? What was Charles Manson's direct involvement? And how did one …
 
Los Angeles. July 1969. The City of Angels was about to meet the Devil and his followers. Join Judge Brandon Birmingham on this inaugural episode of "A Murderous Design" as he breaks down one of the most infamous series of murders in American history. And what role does a man from a North Texas town more than 1,400 miles away play in this gruesome …
 
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