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For the last 13 years, Melanie McGuire has been serving a life sentence for the murder and dismemberment of her husband, whose body was found in three suitcases in the Chesapeake Bay. The State’s case was based almost entirely on circumstantial evidence, and no forensic evidence was found at the alleged crime scene. Melanie proclaims her innocence to this day, but nearly out of options in the courts, she shares her version of events and appeal directly to the public for help. With Melanie’s full cooperation, two Criminologists (Dr. Meghan Sacks, and Dr. Amy Shlosberg) will examine the evidence, consult independent experts and explore over 50 hours of exclusive interviews with Melanie (from prison), her family, her friends, witnesses and experts on both sides of the trial looking to uncover the whole truth about this murder.

Direct Appeal Meghan Sacks and Amy Shlosberg

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    • 4.5, 372 Ratings

For the last 13 years, Melanie McGuire has been serving a life sentence for the murder and dismemberment of her husband, whose body was found in three suitcases in the Chesapeake Bay. The State’s case was based almost entirely on circumstantial evidence, and no forensic evidence was found at the alleged crime scene. Melanie proclaims her innocence to this day, but nearly out of options in the courts, she shares her version of events and appeal directly to the public for help. With Melanie’s full cooperation, two Criminologists (Dr. Meghan Sacks, and Dr. Amy Shlosberg) will examine the evidence, consult independent experts and explore over 50 hours of exclusive interviews with Melanie (from prison), her family, her friends, witnesses and experts on both sides of the trial looking to uncover the whole truth about this murder.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

Midmomarcia ,

Great podcast!

I really enjoy this podcast. The story is very compelling and the hosts are excellent and engaging. I’ve also learned a lot about the trial process.

Laura__03 ,

I love this podcast!!

I cannot say enough good things about this podcast. It is so well researched by two experts in the field and each episode is jam packed with relevant and interesting information. Also, I just love the hosts! They have great rapport and are so like-able. 5 stars all around!

Farrah-ri ,

Claims to be unbiased...

...but pretty biased. They had stated they wouldn’t discuss any unsubstantiated claims but then they do (hearsay about what Bills ex-wife said, etc.). They also are really dismissive about strong evidence against Melanie and are looking for “alternative theories”. Occam’s razor—- the more assumptions you have to make the more unlikely an explanation. She did it. Having listened to all of their points and omitted evidence or testimonies, there is still A LOT of strong evidence against her or a LOT of unfortunate “coincidences” & mysteries... Melanie is a good liar. I mean poor Bill didn’t even know she cheated on him TWICE.

Lastly, the hosts are not very likeable or interesting to listen to.

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