8 episodes

It was a murder with no eyewitnesses. No physical evidence. A star witness for the prosecution killed before he could testify, and a jury that didn’t get to see all of the evidence - until now.

This is a story 15 years in the making. It is a search for justice in a criminal justice system that is willing to send someone to prison without ever examining powerful evidence of innocence. It is the profile an unforgettable little girl who felt abandoned by the people and institutions that were supposed to protect her, and a chilling example of a nightmare that could happen to anyone---even you.

Kimberly long was an emergency room nurse who was found guilty of murdering her boyfriend back in 2006. Since then, we have been able to get a hold of 15 years worth case files and evidence: the police interrogations, crime scene photos, lie detector tests and an explosive piece of evidence that convinced the judge in her trial to say “she’s probably innocent”. We tracked down jurors who convicted her---and showed them the evidence they never had a chance to see.

Whether you believe she did it or not, her extraordinary case shows us how flaws in the justice system can impact the lives of ordinary people - people in prison who happen to be innocent, and have no way of convincing a court to set them free.

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    • 4.7 • 108 Ratings

It was a murder with no eyewitnesses. No physical evidence. A star witness for the prosecution killed before he could testify, and a jury that didn’t get to see all of the evidence - until now.

This is a story 15 years in the making. It is a search for justice in a criminal justice system that is willing to send someone to prison without ever examining powerful evidence of innocence. It is the profile an unforgettable little girl who felt abandoned by the people and institutions that were supposed to protect her, and a chilling example of a nightmare that could happen to anyone---even you.

Kimberly long was an emergency room nurse who was found guilty of murdering her boyfriend back in 2006. Since then, we have been able to get a hold of 15 years worth case files and evidence: the police interrogations, crime scene photos, lie detector tests and an explosive piece of evidence that convinced the judge in her trial to say “she’s probably innocent”. We tracked down jurors who convicted her---and showed them the evidence they never had a chance to see.

Whether you believe she did it or not, her extraordinary case shows us how flaws in the justice system can impact the lives of ordinary people - people in prison who happen to be innocent, and have no way of convincing a court to set them free.

    Mini-Episode: Breaking Developments

    Mini-Episode: Breaking Developments

    The Governor responds to Randy's call for him to take a look at the case, Ozzy's mother reacts to the podcast and more.

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    • 8 min
    Part 5: The Wait

    Part 5: The Wait

    Exonerated of murder, but Kimberly Long may be headed back to prison. We show former jurors evidence they've never seen. Plus, her answer to a burning question from Ozzie's family.

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    • 29 min
    Mini-Episode: Flawed Justice Refresher

    Mini-Episode: Flawed Justice Refresher

    It's been over four months since our last episode. We thought this would be a good time to give you a quick refresher, ahead of the release of part 5, Monday evening - February 18th.

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    • 10 min
    Part 1: The Murder

    Part 1: The Murder

    Could Kimberly Long have murdered her fiance, Oswaldo “Ozzy” Conde?  Hear audio from the videotaped police interviews, witness statements and Kimberly herself.

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    • 29 min
    Part 2: The Conviction

    Part 2: The Conviction

    Experience Kimberly's murder trial, speak to her from inside of prison, discover powerful new evidence and see what the judge who presided over her trial thinks about it, as well as jurors who convicted her.

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    • 40 min
    Part 3: The Appeal

    Part 3: The Appeal

    Hear what freedom felt like for Kimberly Long after 7 years in prison, learn about why she could be heading back to a cell and shocking new evidence: a prison inmate says he knows who killed Ozzy and why.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

SMR Studios ,

Mixed feelings

I have to say that Randy did an amazing job on this podcast. The story is presented in a very professional and well thought manner. Also worth noting is the he great job Randy did in the background and segment transition music.

The reason I have mixed feelings is because I sat on this jury and made the decisions regarding this case based upon the information given and the guidelines imposed by our legal system. The problem is we were not given critical evidence that would have proved, at least to me, Kimberleys innocence. The system has failed Kimberly and left me with deep regret.

Spending some time with Randy and becoming aware of what really took place had changed my life. I don’t sleep well and feel ashamed. I hope some day I can personally apologize to Kimberly.

Steven

DblNN4la ,

Outstanding investigative report!

Great podcast for those who loved Serial, Dirty John, and other criminal cases. Incredible job of researching the facts, conducting interviews, and talking with original jurors. Both sides of the case seemed to be presented fairly. This case is heartbreaking though. It opens your eyes to the reality that innocent people do go to prison. Through the investigative work of this reporter you realize the system does fail. Hopefully, exposure of cases like this will cause changes to occur.

KFReviewer ,

Flawed Justice Review

Good storytelling weaving together many different audio elements. I particularly enjoyed the use of recordings from different points of investigation

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