10 episodes

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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    • 4.7, 194 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

4.7 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

MSilkerson ,

Coming from a true crime podcast connoisseur

I consider myself a true crime podcast connoisseur, so of course am very critical of any new podcast. Let me start by saying that I would rank this right up there with all the best. I am especially impressed with the character development. After just a few episodes, I felt like I had a true sense of who Bill was, and who Melanie is. The style of story telling is logical and linear, giving the listener a complete picture of the case. Lastly, I'm really loving the "devil's advocate" role of Amy - I feel like no sooner do I think something, she's saying it!

Kerrioke22 ,

Guilty or Innocent -- I can't decide!!

As an avid listener to true crime podcasts, I'd put this one up there with the best of them. I love the conversational tone of Meghan and Amy and how they lay out the facts. I find myself going back and forth as to whether Melanie is guilty or not. I eagerly await each new episode. If you haven't checked this one out yet, add it to your subscriptions STAT.

Snowpenny ,

Just found!

Will be listening all day! You had me hooked on the intro. Plus I remember this case. Can’t wait to heard the facts and how it turned out.

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