21 episodes

On April Fools Day 1999, 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Ohio home. David Thorne, her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her children, was instantly a suspect. David was eventually tried, convicted, and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Yvonne. But the entire investigation may have been botched, or even worse, covered up. Now, after 22 years journalist Maggie Freleng investigates Yvonne’s murder alongside Jason Baldwin (himself wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three) and his organization Proclaim Justice. Is David actually innocent? And if so, who did kill Yvonne Layne?

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    • 4.8 • 4.8K Ratings

On April Fools Day 1999, 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Ohio home. David Thorne, her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her children, was instantly a suspect. David was eventually tried, convicted, and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Yvonne. But the entire investigation may have been botched, or even worse, covered up. Now, after 22 years journalist Maggie Freleng investigates Yvonne’s murder alongside Jason Baldwin (himself wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three) and his organization Proclaim Justice. Is David actually innocent? And if so, who did kill Yvonne Layne?

    The Reckoning

    The Reckoning

    In the season finale, Maggie give David a chance to explain what happened when Danny and John visited and the guys make a decision on whether or not to take David's case.

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    • 49 min
    The Circling

    The Circling

    The team finally gets to speak with David Thorne himself and ask him about everything they've learned. However, the answers were not what they were looking for.

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    • 39 min
    The Choir Boy

    The Choir Boy

    After speaking with Joe Wilkes, the team reckons with the possibility that David could have been involved after all.

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    • 45 min
    The Visit

    The Visit

    Maggie, John, and Danny finally get to speak with Joe Wilkes...and what he had to say was shocking. His story gets even more complicated than we could have imagined. 

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    • 41 min
    The Best Friend

    The Best Friend

    Maggie, John, and Danny search for Joe Wilkes' best friend who he allegedly confessed to that he killed Yvonne. Things take a turn to where no one thought the investigation would go.   

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    • 36 min
    The Star Witness

    The Star Witness

    Back on the ground in Ohio, Maggie and the guys continue their search for Chris Campbell. Chris and his girlfriend Rose say the night of the murder they saw Joe Wilkes at the Carnation mall. He chatted with them for a while and then dropped a bomb: Rose and Chris both testified Joe told them he was in town to do a job - to kill a girl.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

anbddjfwj ,

Great show

Love Maggie and her research!

VA_OH ,

Investigative journalism at its finest

I’ve listen to many, many podcasts but this is my first review. The writing, pacing, detail and respect the host, Maggie has for everyone involved was consistent and clearly conveyed.

I appreciate that such a complex situation was detailed without redundancy or theatrics. Maggie never once forgot that she was reporting on the death of a real person, a young woman, a mother, a daughter who deserves dignity even in death.

The summation in the last episode was spot on on -Journalism at its finest. I’ll try the cat food - thank you sponsors for investing in
the series.

gonzaln ,

Well done

The whole podcast was well done, but I was especially impressed by how careful, thorough, and respectful the wrap-up was!

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