13 episodes

A Murder Without End is the award-winning true crime story of how the death of Joshua Hayes in Jacksonville, Florida, led to a tragedy in Scotland, to one of the longest extradition court battles in British legal history, and how one mother fought for justice beyond anyone’s expectations. Award-winning journalist Tristan Stewart-Robertson takes you on a journey across decades and continents, and brings to light how murder doesn't just kill the victim.Best Indie Podcast, Signal Awards 2023 - SilverBest Indie Podcast, Signal Awards 2023 - Listener's Choice

A Murder Without End Tristan Stewart-Robertson

    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 5 Ratings

A Murder Without End is the award-winning true crime story of how the death of Joshua Hayes in Jacksonville, Florida, led to a tragedy in Scotland, to one of the longest extradition court battles in British legal history, and how one mother fought for justice beyond anyone’s expectations. Award-winning journalist Tristan Stewart-Robertson takes you on a journey across decades and continents, and brings to light how murder doesn't just kill the victim.Best Indie Podcast, Signal Awards 2023 - SilverBest Indie Podcast, Signal Awards 2023 - Listener's Choice

    Chapter 1: The Boat Ramp

    Chapter 1: The Boat Ramp

    Jacksonville, Florida. August 10th, 1999. Two 911 calls describe a boy found on a boat ramp. This is the story of Joshua Hayes, his mother Patricia, and the beginning of the case against Phillip Harkins that would exceed anyone's expectations.

    • 25 min
    Chapter 2: Gone Fishing

    Chapter 2: Gone Fishing

    Just who was Joshua Hayes? We examine his life in Jacksonville, Florida - the good, and the bad - and hear the voices of those left behind after his murder.

    • 30 min
    Chapter 3: Eldon Street

    Chapter 3: Eldon Street

    An Inverclyde woman is dead after a car crash in Greenock, Scotland. This tragic incident not as far removed from the murder on the Florisa boat ramp as it may first seem.News music theme from https://www.zapsplat.com.

    • 22 min
    Chapter 4: End of the Line

    Chapter 4: End of the Line

    Alleged murderer Phllip Harkins kept asking questions fundamenal to freedom and rights in UK and international law. We take a look at how a legal system is supposed to work.Background:The process was under the Extradition Act 1989.2007: Harkins v Secretary of State [EWHC 639 (Admin)]2011: Inzunza & Others v United States of America & Ors [EWHC 920 (Admin)]2012: Harkins and Edwards v the United Kingdom [ECHR 021 (2012)]2014: Harkins v Secretary of State [EWHC 3209 (Admin)]2012: Vinter ...

    • 50 min
    Chapter 5: 17 Judges

    Chapter 5: 17 Judges

    Phillip Harkins takes his case to the highest court in Europe, the European Court of Human Rights. After watching the hearing from Florida, the mother of murder victim Joshua Hayes talks about the lifelong ramifications of his death and her fight for justice.ECHR hearing courtesy of and © ECHR-CEDH. Full hearing recordingBackground: 2017: Harkins v the United Kingdom [ECHR 239 (2017)]

    • 52 min
    Chapter 6: August 10th, 1999

    Chapter 6: August 10th, 1999

    Jacksonville, Florida. August 10, 1999. We go back to the day Joshua Hayes was killed, and retrace the movements of alleged killer Phillip Harkins and others in the lead up to the murder at the boat ramp.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Sarahbenedicte1 ,

Gripping & thought provoking true crime podcast

An in-depth and fascinating investigation into a crime with repercussions spanning from Florida to Scotland, if you like true crime or human interest stories then this is the podcast for you, with a focus on one family’s never ending fight for justice. Highly recommend!

weesimon ,

An incredible piece of journalism

A Murder Without End is like no other true-crime podcast: it is a piece of rich, deep journalism with a human tragedy at its heart. If you thought you understood anything about how justice operates, think again.

Markquilson ,

You Can Feel Decades

Tristan and the team have put together an emotive, thought provoking and compelling podcast that rivals all others in quality and dedication. Throughout the 9 episodes they have captured the families experiences in respectful and honest ways. The podcast pulls you in and allows you to feel the weight of the decades as a family fought for justice and the fact that true justice remains elusive. Incredible.

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