66 Murder at Eastern – The Death of Julia Niswender

In 2012, 23 year old Julia Niswender was chasing her dreams. A student at Eastern Michigan University, her goal was to work as a broadcast journalist.
 
One December evening, someone entered her off campus apartment and murdered her. Her death devastated her mother and twin sister, and the investigation into her murder would tear the family apart.

Julia Niswender

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64 The death of Colleen Ritzer

School violence is an ongoing issue of concern to students, parents and staff. In October 2013 Danvers High School was the scene of a violent and brutal murder, when a 14 year old freshman raped and murdered his 24 year old math teacher at school and dumped her body on school grounds.

What drove Philip Chism to violence and why choose Colleen Ritzer as his victim?

Colleen Ritzer, 2013

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63 Stanford Rape Controversy

On January 19, 2015 19 year old Brock Turner, a Stanford University Swimmer, was arrested for the sexual assault of a 22 year old woman, “Emily Doe.”

In the months after the assault his story would change and evolve. At the trial, he was found guilty of three felonies and sentenced to six months in jail. He served three months.

In this episode we look at the perpetrator, the victim and the overwhelming response to the outcome of the trial.

Victim Impact Statement. 

Brock Turner’s letter to the judge. 

Dan Turner’s letter to the judge.

Brock Turner, age 21.

 

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