104 episodes

Scottish Murders is an award shortlisted victim focused podcast, dedicated to solved and unsolved murders carried out on people from or living in Scotland, and is hosted by Dawn, and occasionally Dawn's sister, Cole.

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    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

Scottish Murders is an award shortlisted victim focused podcast, dedicated to solved and unsolved murders carried out on people from or living in Scotland, and is hosted by Dawn, and occasionally Dawn's sister, Cole.

    Final Episode - Update: Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    Final Episode - Update: Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    In this episode, Dawn speaks with Naomi Channel about the latest developments in the Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell case. Naomi reveals that newly obtained trial transcripts have surfaced, showing inconsistencies with previously released information. While Naomi hasn't fully reviewed the transcripts, she notes that some details may alter the context of the case. The discussion also touches on the divided opinions within the community, the impact of social media conflicts, and the upcoming parole hearing for Luke Mitchell.

    For more details on the latest developments please visit to lmTranscriptdiscussion.blogspot.com

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    00:00:00: Introduction and New Information on the Case
    00:03:54: Divisions Within the Community
    00:07:39: Potential Outcomes and Future Implications

    Episode Credits
    Hosted by Dawn
    Special Guest: Naomi Channell
    Produced by Erin Ferguson

    • 8 min
    Episode 4 - Shocking Developments: Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    Episode 4 - Shocking Developments: Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    TRIGGER WARNING - This episode covers the brutal murder of Jodi Jones and contains strong language, so listener discretion is advised. 

    In this episode, Dawn and Naomi discuss the lack of a clear motive, the destruction of crucial evidence, and the public's divided opinion on Luke's guilt. Naomi shares insights from her extensive research, highlights what has kept this case in the public eye for over 20 years, and why there is a need for an independent review of this case.

    Listen to Episode Four - Through The Wall: Seek Jodi, Find Jodi, Jodi's Hiding

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    00:00:00: Introduction and Naomi's Initial Thoughts
    00:01:02: Pathologist's Findings and Knife Details
    00:02:45: Public Interest and Police Reluctance for Review
    00:03:43: Luke's Decision Not to Testify
    00:05:03: Jury Deliberations, Experiences and Majority Verdict
    00:07:47: Luke's Alleged Motive
    00:08:57: Luke's Behaviour in Prison
    00:10:17: Length and Detail of Police Statements
    00:16:03: Sandra Lean's Petition for Independent Review
    00:21:14: Items Taken for Destruction
    00:22:22: Essays by Local Drug Addict
    00:25:10: Personal Feelings on the Case
    00:27:12: Green Parka Jacket and Its Significance
    00:28:10: Desire for Answers and Independent Review

    Episode Credits
    Hosted by Dawn
    Special Guest: Naomi Channell
    Produced by Erin Ferguson

    • 29 min
    Episode 5 - Persons of Interest: Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    Episode 5 - Persons of Interest: Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    TRIGGER WARNING - This episode covers the brutal murder of Jodi Jones, contains strong language and the topic of suicide is discussed, so listener discretion is advised. 

    In this episode, Naomi reflects on the pivotal fifth episode, where new persons of interest emerged, adding depth to the investigation. Dawn and Naomi discuss the DNA evidence, including the presence of a local sex offender's DNA, and the overlooked peculiar behaviour of various individuals connected to the case,  raising questions about the thoroughness of the original investigation. The episode also touches on the psychological toll on Luke, and his resilience in maintaining his innocence.

    Listen to Episode Five - Through The Wall: 'People of Interest
    Listen to Episode Six - Through the Wall: 'Luke's Army
    Listen to Bonus Episode - In Luke's Own Words

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    Please consider subscribing, rating or reviewing this podcast as it really does help others find us. It's thanks to your ongoing support that we continue to be able to bring you Scottish Murders. 

    00:00:00: Introduction and Episode Five Discussion
    00:00:44: DNA Samples and Local Offender
    00:02:05: James Faulkner and the Condom Evidence
    00:03:10: Odd Behaviour and Admission
    00:05:19: Crime Scene and Path Details
    00:07:26: Joseph Jones and Mental Health Issues
    00:09:24: Police Investigation and Persons of Interest
    00:11:46: Jury and Circumstantial Evidence
    00:14:20: Gordon Dickie and the Dogs
    00:17:18: Cannabis in Jodie's System
    00:19:29: Scrunchie and Clothing Description
    00:21:20: Unsafe Conviction and Media Influence
    00:23:43: Mark Kane and Similarities to Luke
    00:25:48: Sandra Lean’s Involvement
    00:28:20: Public Response to the Podcast
    00:30:05: Matt Elliot's Documentary and Legal Issues
    00:31:45: Luke's Prison Experience and Restrictions
    00:33:29: Police Obsession with Luke
    00:35:29: Luke's Early Prison Experience
    00:38:38: Luke's Mental Strength and Support
    00:41:13: Public Support and Podcast Impact
    00:42:49: Comparison of Different Prisons

    Episode Credits
    Hosted by Dawn
    Special Guest: Naomi Channell
    Produced by Erin Ferguson

    • 42 min
    Episode 3 - Justice or Miscarriage? Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    Episode 3 - Justice or Miscarriage? Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    TRIGGER WARNING - This episode covers the brutal murder of Jodi Jones listener discretion is advised. 

    In this episode, Dawn and Naomi go through some of the circumstantial evidence presented against Luke at his trial. They talk about the chaotic trial scene, the controversial decision to try Luke as an adult, the prosecution's reliance on eyewitness accounts and a missing knife, the questionable identification process, and the timeline discrepancies that cast doubt on the prosecution's case, and they discuss some of the lingering questions surrounding Luke’s conviction

    Listen to Episode Three - Through The Wall: The Trial Begins

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    00:00:00: Introduction and Overview of Episode Three
    00:01:02: The Trial Begins
    00:02:49: Details of the Trial and Charges
    00:07:21: Eyewitness Account
    00:13:48: Other Eyewitnesses and Timeline Issues
    00:16:07: Jury's Verdict
    00:22:17: Appeals and Potential Conflicts of Interest
    00:22:38: Eyewitness Testimony and Its Reliability
    00:24:57: Police Appeals and Investigation Gaps
    00:26:11: Photo Lineup and Identification Issues
    00:27:00: Burning Smell and Missing Evidence
    00:28:33: Forensic Evidence and Its Absence
    00:29:30: Parker Jacket and Its Significance
    00:31:06: Discrepancies in Witness Testimonies
    00:33:30: Shane's Testimony and Its Impact
    00:34:02: Knife and Its Significance
    00:36:24: Supporters' Views and Doubts
    00:37:06: Police Investigation and Its Thoroughness

    Episode Credits
    Hosted by Dawn
    Special Guest: Naomi Channell
    Produced by Erin Ferguson

    • 37 min
    Episode 2 - Trial By Media: Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    Episode 2 - Trial By Media: Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell with Naomi Channell from Real

    TRIGGER WARNING - This episode covers the brutal murder of Jodi Jones listener discretion is advised. 

    In this episode, Dawn and Naomi talk about the controversial case of Luke Mitchell, a 14-year-old boy accused of murdering his girlfriend, Jodi Jones. They explore the details of Luke's arrest, the media frenzy that followed, and the ethical dilemmas surrounding the release of Luke’s name to the press. Dawn and Naomi discuss the police investigation, the handling of forensic evidence and potential motives. They also discuss the continued sensationalist media coverage the impacts this may have had on Luke, and the broader implications of trial by media.

    Listen to Episode Two - Through The Wall: 'Scotland's Most Hated'

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    Please consider subscribing, rating or reviewing this podcast as it really does help others find us. It's thanks to your ongoing support that we continue to be able to bring you Scottish Murders. 

    00:00:00: Overview of Episode Two
    00:00:19: Luke's Arrest and Initial Processing
    00:00:33: Trial by Media and Release of Luke's Name
    00:00:46: Luke's Movements on the Night of Jodi's murder
    00:01:06: Ethical Concerns About Media Coverage
    00:04:02: Police Search at Luke's Home
    00:05:02: Early Suspicions and Labelling of Luke as a suspect
    00:06:59: Luke's Involvement in the Search Party
    00:07:27: Transcripts and Statements from Luke's Family
    00:08:27: Changes in Statements Over Time
    00:10:01: The Complexity of the Case and Human Nature
    00:11:08: Police Focus on Luke as a Suspect
    00:12:49: Delayed Interviews with Jodi’s Family
    00:13:16: Lack of Clear Motive for Luke
    00:14:31: Police Narrative and Media Sensationalism
    00:16:45: Luke's Room and Personal Belongings
    00:19:11: Knife and Other Items Found in Luke's Room
    00:21:20: Prosecution's Evidence and Concerns
    00:23:11: Time of Death and Forensic Issues
    00:25:44: Luke's Time at the Police Station
    00:27:10: The Talking Clock and Luke's Alibi
    00:29:39: Credibility of Luke's Family's Statements
    00:30:23: Disturbing Police Interrogation Tactics
    00:34:12: Role of the Appropriate Adult During Interrogation
    00:36:24: DNA Evidence
    00:39:22: DNA on Jodi's Top
    00:40:49: Luke's Interview with a Journalist
    00:44:54: Luke's Visit to Jodie's Grave and Media Coverage

    Episode Credits
    Hosted by Dawn
    Special Guest: Naomi Channell
    Produced by Erin Ferguson

    • 54 min
    Episode 1 - Setting the Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell Scene with Naomi Channell from Real

    Episode 1 - Setting the Jodi Jones and Luke Mitchell Scene with Naomi Channell from Real

    TRIGGER WARNING - This episode covers the brutal murder of Jodi Jones in detail, listener discretion is advised. 

    In this episode, Dawn chats with Naomi, a seasoned TV producer and host of the Real podcast, about her extensive career in factual television and her foray into true crime podcasting. Naomi shares her journey from producing reality TV shows to creating compelling true crime podcasts, including a seven-part series on the controversial case of Luke Mitchell and Jodi Jones. Naomi discusses the complexities and uncertainties surrounding the case, highlighting the questionable police investigation and the fervent public support for Luke's innocence. The episode delves into the emotional and procedural intricacies of the case, setting the scene for a deeper exploration of justice and truth in subsequent episodes.

    Listen to Episode One - Through The Wall: The Case Against Luke Mitchell

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    Please consider subscribing, rating or reviewing this podcast as it really does help others find us. It's thanks to your ongoing support that we continue to be able to bring you Scottish Murders. 

    00:00:00: Introduction and Welcome
    00:00:14: Naomi's Background in TV Production
    00:01:02: Balancing Multiple Roles and Teaching
    00:01:52: Naomi's Interest in True Crime and beginning Podcasting
    00:06:49: Naomi's Experience in Podcasting
    00:09:01 Setting the Scene – Luke Mitchell and Jodi Jones
    00:11:25: Trust in the Justice System
    00:14:25: Questions About Jodie's Whereabouts
    00:15:23: Luke's Alibi and Meeting Friends
    00:18:21: Brutality of Jodie's Murder
    00:20:03: Police Investigation and Handling of Evidence
    00:22:42: Search Party, finding Jodie's Body and Police Treatment of Luke
    00:31:03: Naomi's Reflection on the Case
    00:32:29: Emotional Impact on Families
    00:35:20: Conclusion of Episode One Discussion

    Episode Credits
    Hosted by Dawn
    Special Guest: Naomi Channell
    Produced by Erin Ferguson

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Murder & Mimosas ,

Found the Gold

I'm always looking for international cases and I hit gold with this podcast. So many cases are something I have never heard before. I love it!

CJIam12 ,

Love it!

Scottish Murders is a fantastic show that does its research! A must listen!

Rrboykin ,

Great job Ladies

I have been binging this and I love when the two girls are together, they do a great job and make me laugh. Keep it up ladies ❤️❤️❤️

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