In March, 1987, a man breaks into a Billings, Montana, home and sexually assaults a young girl then escapes undetected. The crime begins a decades-long recovery process for the girl and her family. It's also the start of a maddening search for justice that involves a suspect, an exoneration and DNA evidence that ultimately exposes a loophole in the US legal system.
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EP 7: Where We Are Now
Linda and the exonerated man from the original trial meet face to face. The US Supreme Court stands by its previous decision even though more than a dozen states want to see it reversed.
EP 6: New Decisions
The Montana State Supreme Court weighs in and its findings prove to be yet another setback to Linda’s attempts to finally find justice.
EP 5: The Waiting
Linda gets a painful lesson in the legal statute of limitations when she finds out the state of Montana is unable to prosecute the arrested man.
EP 4: The Hit
The DNA sample proves to be crucial again when it definitively points to an attacker who had never been a suspect.
EP 3: The Test
A long-forgotten piece of evidence provides the crucial DNA sample that will have a huge effect on one man’s prison sentence.
EP 2: The Arrest
The Billings Police Department makes a hasty arrest of a suspect. Linda is asked to identify her attacker. A man is quickly tried and subsequently sent to jail.
This story had me absolutely enraged! Well done Jule, well done.
Great reporting - and while I found so much infuriating about the case, it was presented so well.