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EPISODE 3: A Bloody Fingerprint, A Bent Fire Poker, and Mystery DNA

EPISODE 3: A Bloody Fingerprint, A Bent Fire Poker, and Mystery DNA

Update: 2022-05-0314
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The knife used to kill John Sheridan is just the first of many clues casting doubt on law enforcement’s conclusion of murder suicide. A newspaper crime reporter, a veteran homicide detective out of Philly, and a whistleblower point to significant pieces of evidence that have been disregarded—even thrown into a dumpster. Although Mark has the state attorney general and the county prosecutor in his cell phone, he still gets stonewalled. The authorities assure the political insider that his parents had a dark secret, which will eventually come to light. Mark isn’t convinced. Instead, as he goes through his parent’s papers, he stumbles into a different fight.


New voices interviewed in episode:


• Barbara Boyer, reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer


• Eddie Rocks, veteran homicide detective, retired from the Philadelphia police.


• Lawrence Kobilinski, professor emeritus, department of sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York


• Professor Keith Taylor, professor, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (and a former NYPD detective)


 


A previous version of this episode referred to Mark Sheridan as the “personal lawyer for Chris Christie.”  In fact, he was the personal lawyer for the Chris Christie campaign.  We have updated the episode to correct this.

Comments (2)

JD JD

Jansen saying evidence lead to a murder suicide conclusion but no evidence what so ever that says it was a double homicide. Either Jansen and colleagues are covering up for someone or they are the dumbest detectives in the world.

May 22nd
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Ryan Ainlay

This initial investigator of the crime scene is lying. It's so obvious.

May 6th
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EPISODE 3: A Bloody Fingerprint, A Bent Fire Poker, and Mystery DNA

EPISODE 3: A Bloody Fingerprint, A Bent Fire Poker, and Mystery DNA

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