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It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for 22 hours and murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.

22 Hours: An American Nightmare WTOP/PodcastOne

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    • 4.6, 6.5K Ratings

It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for 22 hours and murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Laurenes92 ,

LOVED this podcast!

This story was captivating and entertaining, not to mention the podcast is extremely well produced!
I loved listening to this one every week and can not wait for them to come out with another story.

eavaca ,

Hard to Listen to

The story seems so interesting and I would love to continue listening... I just cannot get past the narrator’s “reporter” voice and her blatant speech impediment, does nobody else notice it?!

C Hofbeezy ,

Really good crime pod

I loved this podcast.

First-it makes a big difference when a trained broadcast journalist tells a story. I am pretty forgiving of all the print journalists because I listen to the content, which is extremely well written, but it really sets apart listening to a broadcast journalist telling a story. What can I say? Whatever class they take that teaches them how to tell a story, they have that nailed.

Second- it’s truly a heroic story of first responders and law enforcement working together without messing up a crime scene. It shows it is possible (not ALWAYS) but contrast this story to the many stories of law enforcement screwing up. That doesn’t happen here. And it’s impressive and exciting to hear about investigators doing a good job and interesting to hear how a trial unfolds with so much evidence. It gave me a real sense of gratitude for skill and professionalism that goes into solving a case. Listening to the evidence, (a LOT), it’s Amazing that the case went to trial. Also amazing that it’s being appealed.

Third-not to diminish the tragedy but the story is CRAZY. It’s scary and deranged and just a good reminder that some people are capable of the worst stuff.

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