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In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?

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In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?

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4.4 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

fergssister ,

Riveting

As a lifelong resident of Salem I find I’m bursting at the seams until the next episode is aired. The information is compelling, and at times I find myself outraged. I’ve never thought that Frank Gable killed Michael Francke and honestly don’t understand how a person could think otherwise.
Some other things to take away with this Podcast:
1. If you think it was okay to convict Frank Gable solely on circumstantial babble from drug users and a runaway, then you think it’s okay for everybody. The process was completely abused here. Something to think about.
2. As the employers of State officials, Oregon voters and tax payers should not only be outraged but should demand answers as to the conduct of our State officials during this time. Time shouldn’t close the door on Accountability.
3. The Oregon DOJ needs to drop their appeal.
Right the wrong. It would be a great way to apologize to the Francke family and they are entitled just that.

Ragnar 41 ,

Love it!

Riveting! Well done in spite of the fact that this case has sooo many players and is very confusing. I anxiously looked forward to each episode. By the way- LOVE THE MUSIC! But the bottom line is it’s unbelievably disgusting how deep & widespread the corruption in Salem “was.” How can one possibly believe that it’s all cleaned up. I don’t. This is not the America I know and love.

scathinginvective ,

Who even cares

The first guest with his talk of football and snitch files pretty much tells me I don’t care.

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