11 episodes

When a brutal murder rocks a small Southern town, residents and police are shocked. Could the new guy in town be the one who who did it? Yes, the cops say, he is. Case solved. But then another murder happens. And another. In the end: four bodies, two convictions, and one man in jail for a crime he likely did not commit. Welcome to Murderville, Georgia. Investigative reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith uncover what happens when law enforcement locks up their first suspect, leaving another man free to kill. From The Intercept and Topic Studios.

Murderville The Intercept

    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 1.8K Ratings

When a brutal murder rocks a small Southern town, residents and police are shocked. Could the new guy in town be the one who who did it? Yes, the cops say, he is. Case solved. But then another murder happens. And another. In the end: four bodies, two convictions, and one man in jail for a crime he likely did not commit. Welcome to Murderville, Georgia. Investigative reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith uncover what happens when law enforcement locks up their first suspect, leaving another man free to kill. From The Intercept and Topic Studios.

    Update: High Court Says Devonia Deserves Justice

    Update: High Court Says Devonia Deserves Justice

    In an extraordinary ruling issued last week, the Georgia Supreme Court denied the state’s latest effort to prevent Devonia Inman from proving his innocence in a murder that sent him to prison for life.


     
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    • 10 min
    Update: Devonia Inman’s Chance to Prove His Innocence

    Update: Devonia Inman’s Chance to Prove His Innocence

    More than eight years after DNA evidence revealed the state of Georgia sent the wrong man to prison for murder, Devonia Inman may finally have a chance to prove his innocence in court. In an order released last week, a judge ruled that Inman’s challenge to his 2001 conviction could move forward. 


     
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    • 9 min
    Introducing Running from COPS

    Introducing Running from COPS

    We'd like to introduce you to Running from COPS -- a new podcast from our sister company Topic Studios and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons. COPS is the longest-running reality show in history. For 18 months, host Dan Taberski investigated how the show gets made, how much control police departments have over the final product, and what happens to the people who end up on camera.
    This is a sneak preview of the first episode. If you like what you hear, the show is out now on all podcast platforms. Just search for "Running from COPS."


     
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    • 8 min
    Epilogue: Unanswered Questions

    Epilogue: Unanswered Questions

    After the new evidence comes to light, we look back at the investigation into the murder of Donna Brown. And share some information we didn’t quite know what to do with. Information about some key players who we know shaped the outcome of this case. Players we still have questions about. One is an elusive police detective with a bad reputation. The other is a witness we’ve talked about before. Or maybe she’s a suspect. It’s hard to tell.


     
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    • 25 min
    6: New Evidence

    6: New Evidence

    Jessica Cino is a dean at the Georgia State University law school — and Devonia Inman’s biggest advocate. His plight has shaken her faith in the criminal justice system. She’s poured hours into his case, trying to help him clear his name. But the odds are stacked against him, and she knows it. But then new evidence comes to light, something the cops should have known about all along.


     
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    • 35 min
    5: Hercules Brown

    5: Hercules Brown

    Hercules Brown grew up in a well-respected family in Adel. Residents remember him as a good kid. But then something changed. He became violent and mean. And he had several run-ins with the law. But when he got in trouble, nothing seemed to stick. Until the murders of Bennett and Browning raised new questions about the Taco Bell and the Patel murders too. When DNA comes back as a match to Hercules on a key piece of evidence, will it be enough to help Devonia Inman?


     
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

esther.k. ,

Pretty good

This podcast is definitely more of a journalistic piece than an investigative piece, so don’t expect them to go around diggin up new evidence. Overall, it’s a compelling story and a nice, quick listen.

CC66209 ,

Could be better

This is a very compelling case. Overall they do a good job of telling the story. The narrators lose some credibility with what comes across as a snarky attitude in my opinion however.

Gayle Kassul ,

Loved the reporting!!! I wold listen to any podcast th

Podcast they did. I’m not finished with this podcast. But I’m so mad and want t know , what can I do?!

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