Missing Pieces is a true-crime podcast that investigates cases in Southeast Texas. Season 2 investigates the murder case of Sandra Melgar. She's in prison for brutally stabbing her husband the night they celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary, staging a crime scene, and tying herself up and locking herself in a closet. But did she do it, or did a jury convict an innocent woman to prison? Missing Pieces is a podcast by KHOU in Houston, Texas. Read more at KHOU.com/MissingPieces.
VIII. Sandra's appeal
It’s been two years since Sandra Melgar was convicted of murdering her husband, Jaime “Jim” Melgar. After lengthy delays, her appeal is going before the judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In this episode, we look at both Sandra and the state’s briefs, and where her case goes from here. We also received a letter from Sandra in prison.
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VII. Q&A with Grace & Matt
We’ve covered a lot about the Sandra Melgar murder case these past six weeks. In this week’s bonus episode, hosts Grace White and Matt Keyser discuss lingering questions and answer your questions about the case. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit
VI. The Appeal
Where does Sandra Melgar’s case go from here? She is fighting her conviction, but an appeal is a long process and doesn’t guarantee she will get out of prison. And as one law expert told us, going through the appeals court isn’t the best way to prove a wrongful conviction. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit
V. The Aftermath
As Sandra’s family and friends deal with the cold reality of her sitting in prison, they question the motives thrown out by the prosecutor. They begin writing letters to the judge pleading for a new trial. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit
IV. The Pendulum Swung
After a three-week trial, it took a jury eight hours to convict Sandra Melgar of murdering her husband. Sandra shrieked and nearly collapsed into her seat in the courtroom when the judge read the verdict. How was she found guilty? This week, we hear from prosecutor Colleen Barnett, blood-spatter expert Celestina Rossi, and the jury foreman. They all agree: Sandra did it. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit
III. Behind the Prison Glass
We head to the William P. Hobby prison unit to meet Sandra Melgar in her first and only interview since Jim’s death. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit
I enjoy the subject and follow the Melgar case closely. This was an easy pod to listen to. Please, if there is a next time, use the term “Jehovah’s Witnesses” not Jehovah Witness.
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Bias in nature and misrepresents the case by twisting the facts into a one sided argument. This is not my opinion, if you’re going to report the facts then report them as is without filling in the blanks with theories! Let facts speak for themselves! Oh wait, there wasn’t any proven evidence... so your whole podcast is based on one sided, false theories! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!!
Season 2 is great!
I’ve been waiting for a true crime podcast to hit my hometown Houston and season 2 of Missing Pieces has delivered...I love the storytelling and how Grace and Matt intertwine telling a story with interviews of people who knew Sandra and Jim best. This is a must listen for all true crime lovers.