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In 2018, Josh Cook sold his friend some drugs. They shot up together. His friend overdosed and died.

Some people see that as an accident. The government treated it as a homicide. So which is it?

Your answer to that - our answer to that - will shape how we address the deadliest overdose crisis in American history.

Document Season 3, Death Resulting, debuts Dec. 8, 2021 - subscribe now. More at nhpr.org/document.

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In 2018, Josh Cook sold his friend some drugs. They shot up together. His friend overdosed and died.

Some people see that as an accident. The government treated it as a homicide. So which is it?

Your answer to that - our answer to that - will shape how we address the deadliest overdose crisis in American history.

Document Season 3, Death Resulting, debuts Dec. 8, 2021 - subscribe now. More at nhpr.org/document.

    S1 Update: A First Look at the Laurie List

    S1 Update: A First Look at the Laurie List

    In The List, we talked about secret lists of police officers who engaged in misconduct that could potentially be used to undermine their testimony in a trial. We focused largely on the story of New Hampshire’s version of this kind of list, what’s known around here as the Laurie List. And we asked: what would happen if the list was finally made public? But it was a question we didn’t get to answer because – well, the Laurie List was still secret. Until now.

    • 16 min
    Death Resulting E4: You Gotta Have an Opinion

    Death Resulting E4: You Gotta Have an Opinion

    Attorneys for the federal government and Josh collide in a dramatic courtroom debate that traces the history of Josh’s family, the War on Drugs, and the ethics of death resulting laws themselves. In the end, a judge hands Josh a sentence - and we ask you to decide if this outcome is justice.

    • 33 min
    Death Resulting E3: A Normal Member of Society

    Death Resulting E3: A Normal Member of Society

    Death resulting laws seek to punish a single person — the drug dealer — for an overdose death. But the laws all but ignore what pushed that dealer into this terrible position in the first place.

    • 39 min
    Death Resulting E2: Launching A War

    Death Resulting E2: Launching A War

    In 1986, racist fears and the death of a basketball star prompt Congress to lay down the legal foundation for the War on Drugs. Today most Americans see that war as a failure. But buried deep in that 35-year-old law was the death resulting law — a penalty little used until the opioid epidemic, and now disproportionately impacting people of color.

    • 31 min
    Death Resulting E1: The Crime

    Death Resulting E1: The Crime

    An early morning drug deal in a hotel bathroom ends in tragedy. Josh is charged under the federal death resulting law — a new and growing strategy for prosecutors — and faces a sentence of two decades or longer.

    • 34 min
    Introducing Document S3: Death Resulting

    Introducing Document S3: Death Resulting

    In 2018, Josh Cook sold his friend some drugs. They shot up together. His friend overdosed and died. Some people see that as an accident. The government treated it as a homicide. So which is it? Our answer to that will shape how we address the deadliest overdose crisis in American history.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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715 Ratings

715 Ratings

Maekar_I ,

Pretty Good

Season 2 was good but not as good as season 1.

LLB413 ,

A must listen

I am a person in recover who now works in the field of addiction medicine. This is an incredibly well done podcast on a very important subject. It’s a must listen!!! Kudos for the excellent reporting.

Jaybirdsworld ,

No accountability

Josh is a loser, and the last thing we need is a podcast that makes it seem like he was treated too harshly. His entire letter was all about him, and how he shouldn’t have to go to jail. What about Liz, or better yet her unborn child. Everyone who enabled him has a hand in both his punishment and Liz’s death. This podcast is a great representation of what thing that fuels addicts and is wrong with our world in general.

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