S2 E16: A Hearing
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9M ago
After nearly 23 years locked up, Curtis Flowers has a chance to get out on bail -- if his lawyers can convince the judge to rule in his favor. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark ..read more
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S1 Update: The Wetterling File
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9M ago
In Season 1 of our podcast, we reported that the Jacob Wetterling case was a botched investigation. Just yesterday, law enforcement acknowledged it too. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark ..read more
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Introducing: Sent Away
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1y ago
Madeleine chats with her colleague Curtis Gilbert about his new show Sent Away, a deep investigative dive into the troubled world of the troubled teen industry. Episode 1: A dark cave. A tragic accident. A new treatment center. The state of Utah tries to hold it accountable. But that turns out to be harder than you’d think. Subscribe to the whole series: Sent Away Support investigative journalism: Donate to In the Dark and Sent Away ..read more
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S2 E18: The Recusal
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1y ago
District Attorney Doug Evans has prosecuted Curtis Flowers for 23 years and six trials. Now he says he's done. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark ..read more
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S2 E1: July 16, 1996
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1y ago
On the morning of July 16, 1996, someone walked into a furniture store in downtown Winona, Mississippi, and murdered four employees. Each was shot in the head. It was perhaps the most shocking crime the small town had ever seen. Investigators charged a man named Curtis Flowers with the murders. What followed was a two-decade legal odyssey in which Flowers was tried six times for the same crime. He remains on death row, though some people believe he's innocent. For the second season of In the Dark, we spent a year digging into the Flowers case. We found a town divided by race and a murder convi ..read more
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S2 E17: Home
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1y ago
After almost 23 years, Curtis Flowers is no longer behind bars. For his family, it's a long-awaited reunion. But not everyone in Winona is happy. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark ..read more
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S1 E4: The Circus
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1y ago
The Wetterling abduction story kept getting bigger as the case served as a conduit for public fear and grief. Capitalizing on a growing sense that pedophiles lurked in every shadow, the likes of Maury Povich and Geraldo Rivera joined the cause with sensational retellings of the crime and its consequences. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark ..read more
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Lola Flowers dies, mother and source of spiritual support to son, Curtis, imprisoned on death row
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1y ago
Lola Flowers, who devoted the last two decades of her life to faithfully supporting a son tried six times for the same crime, died Saturday at a hospital in Greenwood, Mississippi. Flowers, 70, had been admitted after experiencing a sudden decline in health. Her daughter, Priscilla, said her mother died early Saturday after suffering complications from surgery. Lola Flowers, a spiritually devout woman, spent much of her time focused on her son, Curtis, who was convicted of murdering four people in a furniture store in Winona, Mississippi, in 1996. He is on death row in Parchman prison in Miss ..read more
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S2 E20: Curtis Flowers
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1y ago
During three years investigating the Curtis Flowers case, we’d talked to nearly everyone involved: lawyers, witnesses, jurors, family members, investigators, politicians, and many, many people around town. But there was one person we hadn’t yet interviewed — Curtis Flowers. That is, until one day in early October, a few weeks after he’d been cleared of all charges. For the final episode of Season 2, we at long last talk to the man at the center of it all. Read: Will Doug Evans face accountability? See photos of Curtis Flowers on Instagram. Support investigative journalism with a donation ..read more
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S2 E19: Freedom
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1y ago
After 24 years, the case against Curtis Flowers is finally over. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch asks the judge to dismiss the charges against Flowers for lack of evidence. Flowers is released from house arrest and free – truly free – at last. Read the story. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark ..read more
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