DiscoverCrime WeeklyS3 Ep140: Mischelle Lawless: The Cut Mart (Part 2)
S3 Ep140: Mischelle Lawless: The Cut Mart (Part 2)

S3 Ep140: Mischelle Lawless: The Cut Mart (Part 2)

Update: 2023-09-018


In the early morning hours of November 8th, 1992, 19-year-old nursing student Mischelle Lawless was found dead, just outside Benton, Missouri, on the side of Interstate 70. Investigators claimed the evidence suggested Mischelle had fought for her life, ran from her attacker and was pursued and caught before being returned to her car where she was shot three times in the back of the head. After questioning Mischelle’s boyfriend and friends, the case went cold until April 7th of 1993, when 17 year old Josh Kezer was arrested and charged with the murder of Mischelle Lawless. Kezer’s arrest was based on information provided to police by two jailhouse informants, and supporting testimony of a witness who claimed to see Mischelle and Josh arguing at a party the night of her murder, as well as another witness who placed Kezer at the scene of the crime. Despite the lack of physical evidence and the questionable credibility of the witnesses and informants, Josh Kezer was found guilty of second degree murder and he was sentenced to 60 years in prison. However, sixteen years later Josh Kezer was exonerated when discovered that the eyewitness placing Kezer at the scene had changed his account of that evening multiple  times. Kezer sued for wrongful conviction and won.

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S3 Ep140: Mischelle Lawless: The Cut Mart (Part 2)

S3 Ep140: Mischelle Lawless: The Cut Mart (Part 2)

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