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A sheriff's deputy. His 10-year-old son. A bitter custody battle. A haunting death. Was it suicide? Or something more sinister? Twenty-five years later, authorities decided to take a closer look. So did Mercury News reporter Julia Prodis Sulek. Join her on a whirlwind journey from Silicon Valley to Oklahoma’s cowboy country as she explores a brutal question: How did a 10-year-old boy end up hanging on the family farm?

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A sheriff's deputy. His 10-year-old son. A bitter custody battle. A haunting death. Was it suicide? Or something more sinister? Twenty-five years later, authorities decided to take a closer look. So did Mercury News reporter Julia Prodis Sulek. Join her on a whirlwind journey from Silicon Valley to Oklahoma’s cowboy country as she explores a brutal question: How did a 10-year-old boy end up hanging on the family farm?

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
490 Ratings

490 Ratings

UrluKat ,

Hanged

Typical the way a serial abuser like KW gets repeatedly whitewashed by a misogynistic, authoritarian system. The reporter doesn’t seem to notice KW’s attempts to intimidate her during their interview? I hated the way the reporter ended this podcast series, with Josh’s mother describing her sensation of Josh rising to heaven. Why not end it with the truth, that it almost doesn’t matter if Josh hanged himself or not. KW’s systematic abuse of the boy ultimately killed him and the justice system is still covering for him because he was a police officer.

Chase71376 ,

Heartbreaking

If you have ever been through a custody battle this will especially break your heart. What a tough piece to do. With that said...excellently done. Julia Sulek does an amazing job, she works hard to cover both sides of this story and tries to stay impartial—which at times can be difficult. I prefer podcasts like this one that tell one story and go in depth. Highly recommend

408_User ,

Interesting but...

The typing is so annoying, I mean if you’re recording audio why on earth do you need to type at the same time. This is a dead end, no conclusion so it’s pretty unsatisfying.

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