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Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn't commit, or imagine your child's killer is still on the loose even though there's enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.

Court Junkie PodcastOne

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 688 Ratings

Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn't commit, or imagine your child's killer is still on the loose even though there's enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.

    End of the Year Recap

    End of the Year Recap

    What a year! In this End of the Year Recap, I introduce a really good friend of mine, Brittnee, to the show. We chat about what 2020 was like for Court Junkie, what my top 10 episodes of the year were, and answer listener questions. 
    I’m also excited to announce that Brittnee and I will be doing monthly recap episodes on the main feed, starting in 2021. Make sure to follow @CourtJunkie on Instagram to submit listener questions or comments for each episode. You can also submit questions and comments to Podcast@CourtJunkie.com. 
    Follow us on Instagram @JillianJalali, and @BrittneeKlicic, and subscribe to us on YouTube YouTube.com/CourtJunkie. 
    Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes.

    • 50 min
    The Soldier

    The Soldier

    It was supposed to be a happy day of homecoming for 20-year-old Skylar Nemetz, and his wife, Danielle. But on October 16, 2014, after Skylar returned home from a month-long training, tragedy struck, and Danielle lost her life. Had Skylar intentionally murdered her?
    NOTE: I will be taking a holiday break and will be back with a new regular episode on Monday, January 18. Happy holidays, everyone! 
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    This episode was researched and written by Gabrielle Russon.
    Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes.
    Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Trial of Chase Merritt (Part 2)

    The Trial of Chase Merritt (Part 2)

    How does a family of four just disappear, seemingly off the face of the Earth? That’s what happened in Fallbrook, California in February 2010, when the McStay family suddenly disappeared from their home.
    In Part 2, we take a deep dive into the trial of the accused, Chase Merritt. 
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    The RealReal - Download The RealReal app today to shop and sell your favorite luxury brands and get 20% off select items with code REAL. Plus, new shoppers get $25 off their first purchase. 
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    Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus free shipping on your first Color Kit when you go to Madison-Reed.com and use code COURT. 
    This episode was researched and written by Gabrielle Russon, with additions by Jillian Jalali. 
    Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes.
    Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Disappearance of the McStay Family (Part 1)

    The Disappearance of the McStay Family (Part 1)

    How does a family of four just disappear, seemingly off the face of the Earth? That’s what happened in Fallbrook, California in February 2010, when the McStay family suddenly disappeared from their home.
    This episode covers the circumstances of their disappearance and the investigation that followed. 
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    This episode was researched and written by Gabrielle Russon, with additions by Jillian Jalali.
    Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes.
    Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie.

    • 51 min
    A “Real Life Horror Movie”

    A “Real Life Horror Movie”

    Prosecutors dubbed it a “real life horror movie” after a brutal home invasion attack in Hobart, Wisconsin left two people dead and one injured in January 2016. Years later, 26-year-old Jacob Cayer would face murder charges in court. 
    Sponsors in this episode:
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    This episode was researched and written by Jennifer Tintner from the Law and Crime Trial Network. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferTintner. 
    Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes.
    Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    NXIVM: Inside The Organization

    NXIVM: Inside The Organization

    In 2019, Keith Raniere, one of the founders of NXIVM, a self-proclaimed self-help organization, went to trial for federal crimes including, extortion, forced labor, sex trafficking, fraud, and the production and the possession of child pornography. There have been numerous articles and documentaries made about this scandal, but in today’s episode, we look at the testimony of Lauren Salzman, who struck a deal with prosecutors and agreed to testify against Keith. 
    Note: Everything in this episode is based on what the jury heard from Lauren’s testimony. In my haste, I mispronounced the secret society, DOS. It's been quite a hectic week, so pelase forgive me. 
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    This episode was researched and written by Gabrielle Russon. 
    Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $3 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie to receive ad-free episodes. Help support Court Junkie with $6 a month and get access to bonus monthly episodes.
    Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod or Instagram at CourtJunkie.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
688 Ratings

688 Ratings

Hammerd2 ,

ADDICTIVE

I’ve been loving this podcast, I listen to handful of true crime podcasts and this is heading to the top of my list. It’s great to hear what actually happens in these cases when they go to court. Grateful Canadian Listner

StaceyMcLeod ,

Well researched and delivered

Court Junkie is one of my absolute favourite podcasts, when a new episode comes out I listen to it right away. Well researched, excellent delivery and always an interesting and informative experience.

catecairns ,

Love this podcast!

I started listening to this podcast on the recommendation of a friend after I had listened to all of Crimebeat and Canadian True Crime. I am really enjoying this series.

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