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On April Fools Day 1999, 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Ohio home. David Thorne, her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her children, was instantly a suspect. David was eventually tried, convicted, and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Yvonne. But the entire investigation may have been botched, or even worse, covered up. Now, after 22 years journalist Maggie Freleng investigates Yvonne’s murder alongside Jason Baldwin (himself wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three) and his organization Proclaim Justice. Is David actually innocent? And if so, who did kill Yvonne Layne?

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    • 4.7 • 278 Ratings

On April Fools Day 1999, 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Ohio home. David Thorne, her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her children, was instantly a suspect. David was eventually tried, convicted, and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Yvonne. But the entire investigation may have been botched, or even worse, covered up. Now, after 22 years journalist Maggie Freleng investigates Yvonne’s murder alongside Jason Baldwin (himself wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three) and his organization Proclaim Justice. Is David actually innocent? And if so, who did kill Yvonne Layne?

    The Reckoning

    The Reckoning

    In the season finale, Maggie give David a chance to explain what happened when Danny and John visited and the guys make a decision on whether or not to take David's case.

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    • 49 min
    The Circling

    The Circling

    The team finally gets to speak with David Thorne himself and ask him about everything they've learned. However, the answers were not what they were looking for.

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    • 39 min
    The Choir Boy

    The Choir Boy

    After speaking with Joe Wilkes, the team reckons with the possibility that David could have been involved after all.

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    • 45 min
    The Visit

    The Visit

    Maggie, John, and Danny finally get to speak with Joe Wilkes...and what he had to say was shocking. His story gets even more complicated than we could have imagined. 

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    • 41 min
    The Best Friend

    The Best Friend

    Maggie, John, and Danny search for Joe Wilkes' best friend who he allegedly confessed to that he killed Yvonne. Things take a turn to where no one thought the investigation would go.   

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    • 36 min
    The Star Witness

    The Star Witness

    Back on the ground in Ohio, Maggie and the guys continue their search for Chris Campbell. Chris and his girlfriend Rose say the night of the murder they saw Joe Wilkes at the Carnation mall. He chatted with them for a while and then dropped a bomb: Rose and Chris both testified Joe told them he was in town to do a job - to kill a girl.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

Dork stick ,

Excellent

I love the rawness of the podcast. There is an appropriate coverage of details and no unnecessary repetition. I love how this follows the hosts feelings and how this case affected her.

nic938293 ,

I love this podcast so much

I listened to this podcast when it was being released but I just re-binge listened to it and it’s still amazing! If you like true crime podcast or if you liked serial this is a must! Maggie is truly an inspiration

Giboiscool ,

Needs more work

Very disappointed in the way this was ended. I usually love the work you do but in this case you encountered one hurdle and wavered. Regardless of whether or not you believe in his guilt, you must also see that his case was so mishandled that we should not allow people to be convicted on these circumstances. At the end of the podcast, when you began questioning his innocence I appreciated it, however, nothing was explained. None of the evidence matches joe’s wild and incoherent confession, so unless you can somehow prove joe actually did this, it is irrelevant whether David was 100% honest with you. I’m very disappointed in this podcast, it leaves way too many questions unanswered, particularly the police involvement, you seemed to put half the work into this aspect of the case that you did in questioning David. Do not get me wrong, it is good to question your client, however, you still have 0 evidence tying him to this murder. That is why I’m so saddened by the fact that you stopped and left 2 people to rot in prison. I’m simply at a loss for words because you usually do such a great job investigating that I’m beginning to question whether you ran out of funding for this project and came up with a convenient excuse to drop it. This case is still unsolved and needs more investigation. Won’t be trusting you as I once did.

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