68 episodes

A true-crime podcast told by Jamie Snow from Stateville prison in Illinois. Jamie is serving a life without parole sentence, and tells the story of his wrongful conviction...and how they got away with it.

Snow Files Jamie Snow

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 68 Ratings

A true-crime podcast told by Jamie Snow from Stateville prison in Illinois. Jamie is serving a life without parole sentence, and tells the story of his wrongful conviction...and how they got away with it.

    S3-40: The Twin Blue Line – Isaac Gaston, Alternative Suspect

    S3-40: The Twin Blue Line – Isaac Gaston, Alternative Suspect

    Isaac “Ike” Gaston was a dead ringer for Gutierrez’s composite, and he lived within a mile of the crime. He also had a long criminal history spanning some 40 years which included violence - such as assault, burglary, robbery, and sexual misconduct with a minor. Even while Gaston was awaiting sentencing for another charge in county jail, he assaulted four correctional officers in a vile way. 10 years ago, we only had Isaac's picture, and no other information. But thanks to a few social media leads, we learned his name and later discovered his identity, and subsequent police reports related to tips for Gaston. As for how he was cleared of the murder, that's anyone's guess.
    Tune in to Season 3 of Snow Files when we explore alternative suspects that were never revealed at the trial.
    Music:
    YouTube Audio Library:
    https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
    Theme Song:
    Black Moons, The 126ers
    Displaced, Robert Ruth
    Support Documents
    Leads:
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-25-A.pdf (25-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-27-A.pdf (27-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-29-A.pdf (29-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-34-A.pdf (34-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-107-A.pdf (107-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-160-A.pdf (160-A)

    Newspaper Articles:
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/Newspaper-Gaston-1973-1994.pdf (Pantagraph 1973-1994)

    Graphics:
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/Graphics.pdf (Route from N. and S. Roosevelt to Clark Oil and Gutierrez Composite Compared to Gaston (1989))

    • 22 min
    S3-EP40: Q&A: The Twin Blue Line - Isaac Gaston - Alternative Suspect

    S3-EP40: Q&A: The Twin Blue Line - Isaac Gaston - Alternative Suspect

    Bruce, Tam and Lesley discuss alternative suspect Isaac "Ike" Gaston.
    Isaac “Ike” Gaston was a dead ringer for Gutierrez’s composite, and he lived within a mile of the crime. He also had a long criminal history spanning some 40 years which included violence - such as assault, burglary, robbery, and sexual misconduct with a minor. Even while Gaston was awaiting sentencing for another charge in county jail, he assaulted four correctional officers in a vile way. 10 years ago, we only had Isaac's picture, and no other information. But thanks to a few social media leads, we learned his name and later discovered his identity, and subsequent police reports related to tips for Gaston. As for how he was cleared of the murder, that's anyone's guess.
    Tune in to Season 3 of Snow Files when we explore alternative suspects that were never revealed at the trial.
    Music Credits:
    Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ (https://www.epidemicsound.com/)
    Ghosts Everywhere, Experia

    YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
    Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
    The Lone Woodlouse - Rachel K. Collier

    Support Documents
    Leads:
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-25-A.pdf (25-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-27-A.pdf (27-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-29-A.pdf (29-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-34-A.pdf (34-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-107-A.pdf (107-A)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/L-160-A.pdf (160-A)

    Newspaper Articles:
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/Newspaper-Gaston-1973-1994.pdf (Pantagraph 1973-1994)

    Graphics:
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP40-The-Twin-Blue-Line/Graphics.pdf (Route from N. and S. Roosevelt to Clark Oil and Gutierrez Composite Compared to Gaston (1989))

    • 32 min
    S3-EP41: The Bible Story - A Miraculous Twist

    S3-EP41: The Bible Story - A Miraculous Twist

    A pop up podcast about a miraculous discovery by one of Jamie's best friends over two decades after the crime . Is it coincidence? Serendipity? We want to know what you think!
    Music:
    YouTube Audio Library:
    https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
    Theme Song:
    Black Moons, The 126ers
    Sunday Morning Sermon, Duke Herrington

    • 51 min
    S3-EP42: Big Jeff-Little Jeff: Jeff Durbin and Jeff Miller - Alternative Suspects

    S3-EP42: Big Jeff-Little Jeff: Jeff Durbin and Jeff Miller - Alternative Suspects

    In August of 1991, just five months after the murder of young gas station attendant Bill Little, a string of other gas station robberies plagued Bloomington. Jeff Miller and Jeff Durbin colluded to rob gas stations together with a gun, for petty sums of cash. Durbin was the getaway driver, and planned to use doctored cab driver’s log sheets to evade detection. Miller chose an Adam’s Family Halloween mask. Regardless, Miller was identified by people who knew him when he behaved erratically after the last robbery, and the two eventually confessed, being sentenced to 38 years behind bars between the two. These known, convicted, and self-admitted robbers were never seriously investigated for the strikingly similar robbery and murder of Bill Little. Listen to hear how they avoided prosecution for Jamie’s case, and the ominous remarks made by one of them, after coming face to face with Jamie, post conviction.

    • 24 min
    S3-EP42: Q&A: Big Jeff-Little Jeff: Jeff Durbin and Jeff Miller - Alternative Suspects

    S3-EP42: Q&A: Big Jeff-Little Jeff: Jeff Durbin and Jeff Miller - Alternative Suspects

    Join co-hosts Bruce, Lesley, Tam and Ray as they discuss the "Jeff's" in depth. An extra long episode for you listening pleasure. We also start with Bruce and Ray's thoughts on the Bible Story episode because they were unable to join us on the pop up episode. Lot's of interesting theories and laughs in this one!
    In August of 1991, just five months after the murder of young gas station attendant Bill Little, a string of other gas station robberies plagued Bloomington. Jeff Miller and Jeff Durbin colluded to rob gas stations together with a gun, for petty sums of cash. Durbin was the getaway driver, and planned to use doctored cab driver’s log sheets to evade detection. Miller chose an Adam’s Family Halloween mask. Regardless, Miller was identified by people who knew him when he behaved erratically after the last robbery, and the two eventually confessed, being sentenced to 38 years behind bars between the two. These known, convicted, and self-admitted robbers were never seriously investigated for the strikingly similar robbery and murder of Bill Little. Listen to hear how they avoided prosecution for Jamie’s case, and the ominous remarks made by one of them, after coming face to face with Jamie, post conviction.
    Music:
    Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ (https://www.epidemicsound.com/)
    Ghosts Everywhere, Experia

    YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
    Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
    The Lone Woodlouse - Rachel K. Collier

    Support Documents:
    Leads
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP42-Big-Jeff-Little-Jeff/PR_111291DurbinandLeadSheet061593_Redacted.pdf (11-12-91: Police report, Jeff Miller's wife; 06-15-93; Crime Stoppers tip - Jeff Durbin)

    Newspaper Articles
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP42-Big-Jeff-Little-Jeff/02-05-91_News-Twin-City-Man-Cab-License.png (Twin City Man Restarts Effort for Cab License)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP42-Big-Jeff-Little-Jeff/05-30-91_Mobile-Home-Fire.png (Mobile Home Destroyed in Fire)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP42-Big-Jeff-Little-Jeff/mobile-home-fire-probe.png (Mobile Home Fire Probe)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP42-Big-Jeff-Little-Jeff/DurbinMillerArticles.pdf (Durbin-Miller Articles)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S3-EP43: Sorry, Derek - Maurice Johnson - Alternative Suspects

    S3-EP43: Sorry, Derek - Maurice Johnson - Alternative Suspects

    In 1992, just 11 months after the murder of young Clark Gas Station attendant Bill Little, Kroger Station attendant Derek Brooks was shot in the chest during an armed robbery gone wrong, just 2.6 miles away. Like with Bill, the robber attempted to kill him with two shots to the chest, but the gun jammed. A petty sum of cash was stolen and the assailant fled in a maroon colored coupe, with a female get away driver. After being apprehended that same night, and identified with matching footprints and fingerprints, Maurice Johnson admitted to the crime, was charged with attempted murder and armed robbery, apologized to the victim, and was sentenced to twenty five years in prison. The same officers, detectives, and crime scene technicians worked both cases, and were key trial witnesses against Jamie Snow. They received a tip that Maurice Johnson admitted to the Clark Station robbery and murder. However, we cannot find any documents to suggest Maurice Johnson was ever investigated for Bill Little’s murder.
    Music:
    Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
    The Stakeout: Christoffer Moe Ditlevson

    Support Documents
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/kroger-maurice-johnson.pdf (Kroger Case File)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/Qik-n-ez_maurice-johnson.pdf (Quik N EZ Case File)

    1979 Pontiac Bonneville Pics
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/12790372-1979-pontiac-bonneville-std.jpg (http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/12790372-1979-pontiac-bonneville-std.jpg)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/12790374-1979-pontiac-bonneville-std.jpg (http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/12790374-1979-pontiac-bonneville-std.jpg)
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/12790376-1979-pontiac-bonneville-std.jpg (http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/12790376-1979-pontiac-bonneville-std.jpg)

    Newspaper Articles/Maps:
    http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/maurice-newspaper-articles-maps.pdf (http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/S3-EP43-Sorry-Derek/maurice-newspaper-articles-maps.pdf)

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Justice757 ,

Anxiously await every new episode!

This podcast just keeps getting better & better! It’s fantastic that we get to personally hear the voice & perspective of Jamie Snow. If anyone doubts this man’s innocence just listen to him talk for a few minutes and you’ll see why we will all keep pushing until he gets the freedom & justice he deserves!

carribiancool ,

Innocent but not Free

It’s very clear with no evidence other than incarcerated deals that lead to false confessions!!

AmyyLynn ,

TEST THE DNA

This podcast is amazing! I just order my Merch!
I love that we get to hear from Jamie so much! Everything about it is great. I have followed this case since I listened to his story by Bob Ruff! This time we get so much more in-depth and personal! I will continue to pray for his release.

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