63: The 8 Trials of Alan Ruff for the Murder of Traci Cooper


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In October of 2001, Traci Cooper was brutally murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Alan Ruff. He went on trial an unprecedented eight times before he was finally convicted. Some were mistrials due to technicalities. Others were hung juries, usually split down racial lines. Traci was white and Alan is African American. Was justice finally served? Is it right to try a man eight times? Would a white man have faced eight trials?
Research Assistance by Haley Gray
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Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
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