15 episodes

Sean Kipe tells the story of former Georgia police officer Michael Chapel, convicted of the 1993 robbery and brutal murder of Emogene Thompson and sentenced to life in prison. However, with the recent surfacing of new information, Chapel’s story may have taken a dramatic turn – one that could potentially prove his innocence. Kipe takes a deep dive into Chapel’s past to find the unbelievable truth behind a story that involves corrupt police officers, crime rings, drug trafficking, steroids, and murder.

In the Land of Lies is written, created and hosted by Sean Kipe. Original music from Sean Kipe. Executive Producers are Jason Hoch and Gino Falsetto. Story Editing by Jason Hoch. Audio Engineering by Shaine Freeman. Cover Art and Design by Jeana Sullivan. Consulting Producer is Henry Ball.

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    • 4.4 • 27 Ratings

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Sean Kipe tells the story of former Georgia police officer Michael Chapel, convicted of the 1993 robbery and brutal murder of Emogene Thompson and sentenced to life in prison. However, with the recent surfacing of new information, Chapel’s story may have taken a dramatic turn – one that could potentially prove his innocence. Kipe takes a deep dive into Chapel’s past to find the unbelievable truth behind a story that involves corrupt police officers, crime rings, drug trafficking, steroids, and murder.

In the Land of Lies is written, created and hosted by Sean Kipe. Original music from Sean Kipe. Executive Producers are Jason Hoch and Gino Falsetto. Story Editing by Jason Hoch. Audio Engineering by Shaine Freeman. Cover Art and Design by Jeana Sullivan. Consulting Producer is Henry Ball.

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    A Storm is Coming | Chapter 1

    A Storm is Coming | Chapter 1

    Host Sean Kipe hears the incredible true story of a former police officer who’s spent 29 years in prison for murder, and that he might also be innocent.
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    • 45 min
    A Swing and a Miss | Chapter 2

    A Swing and a Miss | Chapter 2

    Gwinnett County, Georgia was full of corruption in the early 90’s, and Chapel would end up caught in the middle of it all.
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    • 46 min
    Iron World | Chapter 3

    Iron World | Chapter 3

    Sean tries to find out why so many people believe Chapel is innocent and starts to piece together the events of April 15th, 1993.
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    • 49 min
    Until Proven Guilty | Chapter 4

    Until Proven Guilty | Chapter 4

    Sean visits Chapel in prison to hear his story told in his own words. Another suspect is examined.
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    • 50 min
    The Easy Way Out | Chapter 5

    The Easy Way Out | Chapter 5

    Chapel’s alibi is examined and eyewitnesses tell their stories. Someone is lying, but who?
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    • 45 min
    Open Wounds | Chapter 6

    Open Wounds | Chapter 6

    A police officer’s suicide, destroyed hard drives, and a drug dealer with vital information. Just another day in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

nivlag8 ,

Riveting!

Found this podcast 12 hours ago and have binged it. Very well constructed, easy to follow all the twists and turns, and great narrator

Fergiedog1 ,

Wow heartbreaking real life story

This is one of the best podcasts ever. The research, work and evidence proofing an innocent man is still locked away is devastating. Worse still is the corruption inside the law enforcement, DA office and county. Shame. Sean Kipe this is a masterpiece albeit a tragic one

Nel-from-Oz ,

Outstanding!!

Sean delivers a podcast that has become my new fav! As an Aussie, I’d never heard of this case. Unbelievable story and unbelievable research. Hearing from all the major players themselves gives a rare insight into the case.
A must listen for anyone that loves the true crime/wrongful conviction genre.

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