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When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.
 
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In this episode, I cover the updates in the Jeff Rogers and DJ Fickey cases, as well as give an important update on the future of the show. Music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show.By Impact Statement.
 
On July 10, 2010, Lyle and Marie McCann failed to show up at the airport to pick up their daughter and granddaughter. Their adult children feared they had become lost on their road trip. But then police announced a person of interest in their disappearance. And this began a 6 year winding road through the legal system that isn’t entirely over y ...…
 
In 1971, 9-year-old Anthony Murrill climbed into his top bunk as his older brother Vincent dozed off. This was the last confirmed sighting of Anthony Murrill. Support the show.By Impact Statement.
 
Subscribe to The Murder in My Family on Apple podcasts or in your favorite podcast app. Support the show.By Impact Statement.
 
When Brook was 16 years old, she was raped by an acquaintance who had been harassing her for several months. Brook spent her mid-20s dealing with the long term effects of the assault and she had made huge strides in healing from the trauma. But then in September 2018, one woman’s accusations of sexual assault against a powerful man turned socia ...…
 
True crime author, journalist, and podcaster Amber Hunt discusses the emotional impact of immersing yourself in the dark places of human experience. Support the show.By Impact Statement.
 
Anne, an Arkansas attorney with a focus in criminal law, was the victim of a home invasion robbery. Rather than defending perpetrators, she was now the victim. How has this changed her views on our criminal justice system? Or has it? Support the show.By Impact Statement.
 
Twenty four years ago, Julianne Stallman was murdered in her own home. As the case grew cold, one fact carried through over the years. Julianne's murderer was someone she knew. I spoke with her daughter Jen about her fight for justice for her mother and living with the knowledge that someone she knows killed her mother. Support the show.…
 
In 1992, thirteen year old Brandy Myers left her home to collect money for a read-a-thon. She never returned. Twenty three years later, her sister Kristin believes they finally have the answer to what happened to Brandy. But an answer is not the same as justice. Support the show.By Impact Statement.
 
When Sabrina's father killed himself when she was 11 years old, he left no note. It wasn't until she was an adult that she was given the pieces of her father's past that may explain his death by suicide. It has sent her down a path to find out the whole story of what happened one March night in Scotland in 1975 that changed her father's course ...…
 
In 1957, the youngest serial killer in Canada was caught after having killed three children in four months. What many don't know about Peter Woodcock's story is that a 14 year old had been wrongfully convicted for one of those murders after giving a false confession. It took six decades before Ron Moffatt was ready to tell his story to author N ...…
 
Twenty years ago, Edward Ates was sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. I sat down to talk with his wife Kimberly Miller about the journey the family has been on, the lasting effects, and their preparations for Ed's release which happened a few weeks after we talked. Support the show.By Impact Statement.
 
Crime reporters see and hear difficult things. I sat down with Scott Reeder, host of Suspect Convictions, to discuss the murder of Jennifer Lewis, the Little Tikes daycare shooting, and his recent interviews with those whose lives have been changed by the the Santa Fe High School shooting. Support the show.…
 
In 2015, Brandon McGuirt was shot. With changing stories and foggy motives, no one is sure exactly what happened and the DA has declined to press charges even though the lead detective applied for an arrest warrant. Brandon's mother Laura is determined to see justice done for Brandon. GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/49wdv-justice-for-brandon ...…
 
In 1996, an article of about 10 lines appeared in the local newspaper identifying 21 year old Rodney McDonald as the victim of murder. Though still an unsolved case, his case files were eventually sent to storage. Nearly 22 years later, Rodney's family is still waiting for justice and his mother is sharing his full story for the first time on I ...…
 
Looking at a case file doesn’t tell the whole story. It doesn’t tell the story of homemade soup and family outings and a young woman who just wanted to come home and just wanted to be clean. And it doesn’t tell of the questions Samantha Sutton’s family are left with in the wake of her death at 22. For those parts of the story, the parts of the ...…
 
In 1981, Cheri Domingo and Greg Sanchez were murdered. Their case remained unsolved for nearly 37 years, finally being solved through the same DNA that linked them to the serial killer known as the East Area Rapist/The Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer. But for Cheri's daughter Debbi, those 37 years took her down an unpredictable path t ...…
 
No one disputed that Christopher Deboe shot and killed Sherrill Collins. But Deboe claimed self defense, and it was up to a jury to decide. Amber, a juror on that trial, talks about the trial, the emotional side of jury service, and the unexpected consequences of a jury's decision. Link to the Gen Why meetup: https://www.facebook.com/events/203 ...…
 
In 2016, Natasha entered a relationship with a man she thought was going to be a solid partner and a role model for her 7 year old son. He turned out to be the exact opposite, and she found herself in court in 2018 to face this man who had become her abuser. On average, a woman in Canada is killed every six days by her intimate partner. Natasha ...…
 
In November of 2011, a mother in Nova Scotia comes home to work to find her daughter on the kitchen floor, rocking and sobbing. Leah stood in the kitchen doorway listening to her teenage daughter Rehtaeh disclose the events of a sexual assault, the events as she could remember them. Rehtaeh could vaguely remember the digital shutter click of a ...…
 
One in eight Americans meet the criteria for alcoholism. We know it can lead to social problems with employment and relationships. And when those relationships involve those who trust the most, children, the damage can last a lifetime. Candice is a young adult who is two years into her healing process after growing up in a home of addiction and ...…
 
In 1967, Ronnie Anderson died in what was determined to be a suicide. He was only 17 years old. Nearly 36 years later, his father Dan Anderson was found in his driveway, dead from what was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Phyllis--Ronnie’s sister and Dan’s daughter--believes that both deaths were actually murder and they both go ...…
 
On April 1, 2003, Canada enacted the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which replaced the existing Young Offenders Act. Also on that day, 14 year old Justin Morton murdered his classmate Eric Levack in the woods outside of their high school, immediately putting Canada’s new law to the test. This year marks a milestone in Eric’s story. It has been 15 ...…
 
On October 3, 2016, the Walker County sheriff’s department responded to a 911 call from a home in rural Flintstone, Georgia a little past 1 in the afternoon. According to the caller, a man had grabbed a shotgun and shot himself in the head. The police arrived and found two people outside the trailer and, inside, they found 27 year old DJ Fickey ...…
 
On Feb 19, 2011, Dennis Morgan called 911. The first thing he said was that his wife had committed suicide. Martha was found on her stomach in her bedroom, a single gunshot wound to the chest. The death was ruled a suicide but their daughter Dennisa believes that this was the culmination of 40 years of domestic violence and that her father got ...…
 
Around midnight on April 9, 2008, Kansas City, Kansas dispatch received a 911 call from Jeff Rogers. He had been beaten, shot, and stabbed but used what strength he had left to call for help. He later died, but not before giving police a description of his attackers. It is nearly 10 years later and Jeff’s murder remains unsolved. Jeff’s mother ...…
 
When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this p ...…
 
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