Anatomy of a Murder Confession

“Texas Ranger James Holland became famous for cajoling killers into confessing to their crimes. But did some of his methods — from lying to suspects to having witnesses hypnotized — ensnare innocent people, too?”

Published: Jan 18, 2022
Length: 26 minutes (6,600 words)

The Case That Made Texas the Death Penalty Capital

“As one of the first death sentences under the new law, Jurek’s case would become a test case, playing a key role in both the nationwide rise of the death penalty and Texas’s place at the center.”

Published: Jan 26, 2021
Length: 19 minutes (4,799 words)

She Went Out For A Walk. Then Drogo The Police Dog Charged.

“Growing up, few Black families in Ayanna Brooks’s neighborhood had dogs. A vicious attack reminded her why.”

Published: Oct 15, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,368 words)

The Volunteer

Convicted murderer Scott Dozier sits on death row in Nevada, waiting to die. Called a “volunteer” for abandoning his appeals, in October, 2016, Dozier hand-wrote a letter to a judge asking to be put to death. His actions have sparked controversy in the justice system, creating “a dilemma for states that want the harshness of death sentences without the messiness of carrying them out.”

Published: Jan 18, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,338 words)

Ray Spencer Didn’t Molest His Kids. So Why Did He Spend 20 Years in Prison for It?

Ray Spencer spent nearly half his life in prison, convicted of raping his own children. It’s a crime he doesn’t remember committing, and as adults, his grown children began questioning their own memories and set out to find justice for their father.

Source: Esquire
Published: May 22, 2017
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)