5 episodes

25-year-old Donovan Parks was shopping for cat food after church at a small-town Wal-Mart when he crossed paths with a man shopping for someone to kill. Sixteen minutes later, Donovan was dead. His own father found him bleeding in the middle of the street. In four days, Marion Wilson is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the murder, after another man has already been executed for the crime. If the execution goes through, it will be the 1500th since the death penalty was reinstated in the United States. Journalist Jeremy Campbell was asked to serve as a media witness for the execution. Follow his journey as he and a team of investigators learn all they can about the crime, the man being executed, the victim and the controversy surrounding the death penalty in America.

Number 1500 Atticus

    • True Crime
    • 4.8, 73 Ratings

25-year-old Donovan Parks was shopping for cat food after church at a small-town Wal-Mart when he crossed paths with a man shopping for someone to kill. Sixteen minutes later, Donovan was dead. His own father found him bleeding in the middle of the street. In four days, Marion Wilson is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the murder, after another man has already been executed for the crime. If the execution goes through, it will be the 1500th since the death penalty was reinstated in the United States. Journalist Jeremy Campbell was asked to serve as a media witness for the execution. Follow his journey as he and a team of investigators learn all they can about the crime, the man being executed, the victim and the controversy surrounding the death penalty in America.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

spcarver ,

Very good, but...

Thought it was very good-very succinct. Hard getting over the feeling that the host felt like a victim for having to go to the execution - Ie a lot of “I...” and wanted sympathy for choosing to attend the execution.

yobonks ,

Unlike anything else

I’m a true crime fanatic and I absolutely love podcasts. This podcasts was all parts sad and intriguing. I’ve never come across a podcast with this viewpoint. It truly is sad. And I never knew there was a thing called a “media witness” Jeremy, you did an amazing job. 💕

chadwop ,

Gripping and Thought-Provoking

First off, as a frequent listener of true crime podcasts I always have been looking for additional material to listen to that isn’t the same old case. Number 1500 not only hits on a lesser publicized case but also follows through the ‘after’ events upon conviction. It’s an interesting and thought-provoking look into the justice system and into the polarizing use of the death penalty. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who wants more of an insight into the actual series of events of what happens when someone receives the death penalty.
I have to give props to Jeremy and his team for the excellent production, attention to detail, and coverage of all sides on Number 1500. More content please!

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