Unjust & Unsolved

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The Innocence Project estimates that there are currently over 20,000 innocent people locked away in US prisons. These cases remain unsolved. Each week, Investigative Journalist Maggie Freleng tells the story of one of those people and takes a deep dive into the crime they were convicted of. Through her original interviews with the convicted, their lawyers, families, and friends, Freleng chronicles each inmate’s fight for exoneration and their hope that justice can still be served.

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3: Jamie Snow
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March 31, 1991 Easter Sunday. Eighteen-year-old Bill Little was shot dead while working at the Clark Gas Station in Bloomington, Illinois. Almost a decade later, despite no physical evidence, a solid alibi, and passing a lie detector test, Jamie Snow was arrested and convicted of the murder of Bill Little. Jamie was sentenced to life without parole and has been in prison for almost 20 years. But recent investigations have shown that the witness testimony, the only evidence used to convict Jamie, was coerced. And new leads turn up suspects who could be the real killer. Learn more about Jamie's case and how to help: (http://freejamiesnow.com/) FreeJamieSnow.com (http://blog.freejamiesnow.com/) For more information and a complete list of sources for this episode, visit: www.unjustandunsolved.com (http://www.unjustandunsolved.com/)
Sep 17, 2020
2: Jermaine Smothers
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In 1996 Jermaine Smothers was sentenced to 29 years to life for the murder of Ernesto Flores. He was convicted despite passing a polygraph examination prior to trial and despite the exceedingly unreliable eyewitnesses who claimed that they saw him shoot Flores. In fact, multiple people there that night admitted to knowing who the real shooter was. In 2001 detective Kelly Deveney was investigating another case when she stumbled upon evidence of Jermaine’s innocence as well as witnesses who said they lied during his trial. She has been helping to overturn his conviction since. Jermaine has been in prison for 24 years. Learn more about Jermaine's case and how to help: Freejermaine.org (http://freejermaine.org/) For more information and a complete list of sources for this episode, visit www.unjustandunsolved.com (http://www.unjustandunsolved.com/)
Sep 10, 2020
1: Ronnie Long
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In 1976 Concord, NC, a man broke into the home of a prominent white widow and violently beat and raped her. Ronnie Long, a 20-year-old black man, was given consecutive life sentences for rape and burglary. In a mostly segregated town, Ronnie was convicted by an all white jury, with no evidence slinking him to the crime, an alibi, and only a shaky witness ID from the survivor. Since then, it was revealed that the prosecution witheld exculpatory evidence for Ronnie. There is also DNA evidence Ronnie is trying to get tested to prove who the real attacker was. Ronnie, now 64, has spent 44 years in prison; however, major updates happened during this case while we were reporting it. Learn more about Ronnie's case and how to help: https://freeronnielongnow.org/ For more information and a complete list of sources for this episode, visit www.unjustandunsolved.com
Sep 10, 2020
PREVIEW: Unjust and Unsolved
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From journalist Maggie Freleng and the Obsessed Network The Innocence Project estimates that there are currently over 20,000 innocent people locked away in US prisons. These cases remain unsolved. Each week, Investigative Journalist Maggie Freleng tells the story of one of those people and takes a deep dive into the crime they were convicted of. Through her original interviews with the convicted, their lawyers, families, and friends, Freleng chronicles each inmate’s fight for exoneration and their hope that justice can still be served. Full episodes of "Unjust and Unsolved" premiere on September 10, 2020
Aug 14, 2020