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An apartment complex hosts a big Halloween party with themed rooms and costumed partygoers. By the end of the night one of the party’s hosts is murdered. And the partygoers are the main suspects in the eyes of the police: was it the guy in the devil mask, the guy dressed as Jesus, the bank robber, the construction worker? As a complex investigation winds its way through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even a psychic, the police zero in on one suspect in particular -- but why? From Campside Media and Wondery, the makers of Chameleon and the Shrink Next Door, comes SUSPECT. Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson (Over My Dead Body) return to the scene of the crime to uncover what happened, and speak with everyone about a party that still haunts them a decade later. It’s a series about cutting-edge science and mislaid justice, race and policing, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day. Choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.
This episode comes out for free on 10/19, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
Matt and the reporting team visit the various prime suspects again, including one person who did not expect to see them.
This episode comes out for free on 10/12, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
With the arrival of a verdict, the legal team turns to Seattle’s most famous rapper, Macklemore, to step in and help fight for justice. As the accused enters the end of a decade in jail, a new trial looms.
The Benefit of the Doubt
This episode comes out for free on 10/5, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
After years of waiting, the trial finally begins. Who will the jurors believe?
This episode comes out for free on 9/28, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
Prosecutors file charges, and the accused lands a “bulldog” public defender. Soon, he’ll be questioning the very basis of the investigation.
This episode comes out for free on 9/21, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
Forensic analysts burrow through complicated DNA evidence using controversial new techniques. Whether it’s tips from a psychic or making sense of the DNA, clear answers are still hard to come by.
The Old Ways
This episode comes out for free on 9/14, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
Photos from the party give investigators a new lead: a party attendee who was a stranger to nearly everyone at the Valley View that night. What the police uncover make him the new prime suspect.
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Can’t believe the juror Jeff! He clearly doesn’t understand touch DNA, and has some serious flaws in reasoning. There should be a way to prevent people like this swaying a whole jury. The other two were so much more reasonable!
(Great podcast though)
Predictable reporting came out!
Quote of the day "the police stopped him not because they had evidence he'd committed a crime they stopped him as he was walking with a guy who was carrying a handgun AND handcuffed him". Usual racist cops?!? I guess, as you'd let him go without concern for your safety or others?
And "trace amounts of cocaine" why not mention the amount?
Ps fantastic you pretty much skip over the details of brutal rape of a minor... Doesn't fit the narrative I guess!!! #metoo
Didn’t hook me enough to pay
It’s an ok crime podcast, but no way am I paying money to continue listening. That’s what ads are for 🤷🏼♀️