30 episodes

Suspect is an investigative series about mislaid justice and the kinds of weighty decisions that detectives, lawyers, and jurors make every day - decisions that, once made, are almost impossible to reverse.
Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark follows Leon Benson, who spent 24 years in an Indiana state prison for the 1998 murder of a young man named Kasey Schoen. His conviction hinged on the testimony of two eyewitnesses – but what if their memories turned out to be wrong? And what if the people who knew what really happened had never been allowed to speak? Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark is the story of two victims: one murdered, one sentenced to life. Follow host Matt Shaer and attorney Lara Bazelon as they investigate how the justice system failed both Leon and Kasey, and who the real killer might be. Join this unprecedented look inside the attempt to overturn a wrongful conviction and find out if justice will finally be served.
Listen to Suspect on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes ofSuspect: Five Shots in the Dark ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/suspect now.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.2 • 6.2K Ratings

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Suspect is an investigative series about mislaid justice and the kinds of weighty decisions that detectives, lawyers, and jurors make every day - decisions that, once made, are almost impossible to reverse.
Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark follows Leon Benson, who spent 24 years in an Indiana state prison for the 1998 murder of a young man named Kasey Schoen. His conviction hinged on the testimony of two eyewitnesses – but what if their memories turned out to be wrong? And what if the people who knew what really happened had never been allowed to speak? Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark is the story of two victims: one murdered, one sentenced to life. Follow host Matt Shaer and attorney Lara Bazelon as they investigate how the justice system failed both Leon and Kasey, and who the real killer might be. Join this unprecedented look inside the attempt to overturn a wrongful conviction and find out if justice will finally be served.
Listen to Suspect on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes ofSuspect: Five Shots in the Dark ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/suspect now.

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    Five Shots in the Dark | Memory Palace

    Five Shots in the Dark | Memory Palace

    On a misty August night in 1998, a young man named Kasey Schoen was shot in downtown Indianapolis. Now – 24 years later – attorney, Lara Bazelon, reopens the case and uncovers a botched investigation based almost entirely on the memories of two eyewitness testimonies. 

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    • 35 min
    Five Shots in the Dark | Blind Spots

    Five Shots in the Dark | Blind Spots

    In the days following his murder, Kasey’s family grieves his death as police begin rounding up witnesses and suspects. After conducting an array of interviews of residents, police focus their investigation on a local drug dealer named Leon Benson.

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    • 40 min
    Five Shots in the Dark | Green To The System

    Five Shots in the Dark | Green To The System

    As Leon maintains his innocence, he hires a defense attorney to help him prepare for his upcoming trial. But the proceedings take a strange turn when his chosen attorney turns out to be the wrong man for the job.

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    • 36 min
    Five Shots in the Dark | How the Game is Played

    Five Shots in the Dark | How the Game is Played

    With a retrial looming, Leon faces mounting pressure to strengthen his defense. He enlists the help of Jimmy Hendrix, a skilled private investigator known for persuading even the most reluctant alibi witnesses to come forward. Unfortunately, an ill-fated decision from the defense undercuts Hendrix's hard work.

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    • 34 min
    Five Shots in the Dark | Fire in the Brain

    Five Shots in the Dark | Fire in the Brain

    While petitioning for clemency nearly a quarter century after his conviction, Leon connects with a wrongful incarceration advocate who believes his case could be overturned. But in order to exonerate him, Leon needs to find a good attorney to stand by his side.

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    • 31 min
    Five Shots in the Dark | Unwritten Rules

    Five Shots in the Dark | Unwritten Rules

    Leon’s newest attorney, Lara Bazelon, and her students at the Racial Justice Clinic of the University of San Francisco’s Law School, continue to dig through Leon’s case files searching for any new evidence to prove his innocence. Months into their investigation, Lara and one of her students make a discovery that changes everything. 

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Jyllchaz ,

All the feels

Finally! A true crime podcast with a happy ending! Great storytelling and the two main “characters” were so genuine and I loved Leon’s personality and his positive attitude even in the hardest of situations.
Great listen .
J-

miamomma3019 ,

Too political

By episode 4 of season 1 I was so sick of the racial aspect being presented that I unfollowed the show and gave up on it. I prefer a podcast that sticks to facts and the law.

Hahafather ,

SMH

Another white liberal podcast using capitalism to capitalize off the suffrage of a black man. Only thing the podcast hosts were hoping is that it was a white woman killed and not a minority Indian woman.

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