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June 4, 2020 | The Visalia Ransacker Interview with Margie Smith (Part 2)

June 4, 2020 | The Visalia Ransacker Interview with Margie Smith (Part 2)

June 4, 2020

THIS IS PART TWO - MAKE SURE YOU LISTEN TO PART ONE FIRST!

Margie talks about what DeAngelo did when he broke into homes and then she taps some of his classic behaviors: anniversaries, riddles, mind-f-cking. All things we now know. I wish we could convict him for every damn crime. 

June 4, 2020 | The Visalia Ransacker Interview with Margie Smith (Part 1)

June 4, 2020 | The Visalia Ransacker Interview with Margie Smith (Part 1)

June 4, 2020

Before he terrorized Sacramento, Joseph DeAngelo, the amazingly evil Golden State Killer, managed to terrorize Visalia. He murdered Claude Snelling and broke into more than 100 homes. There's more we just can't prove. Here's Margie's story (not my mom!) in part one of two. 

May 9, 2020 | Interview with Todd Lindsey, Producer, Unmasking a Killer

May 9, 2020 | Interview with Todd Lindsey, Producer, Unmasking a Killer

May 9, 2020

From the minute I met Todd, in 2017 for the taping of Unmasking a Killer, I was impressed. I've seen him many times since and I'll always have a soft spot for him because of how he managed a serious topic while telling a story. I talked with him before HBO started promoting the new series and interestingly, we did talk about the intersection of entertainment and true crime.

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May 7, 2020 | In the News | Epilogue - What Happens Next

May 7, 2020 | In the News | Epilogue - What Happens Next

May 7, 2020

So we find out how the church moved forward, how Alsip moved forward, how Hanawalt moved forward and meanwhile, the Smith case starts its journey into the void of cold case land.

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May 6, 2020 | In the News | The Judge Rules There is Enough Evidence to Bind Alsip Over to Trial

May 6, 2020 | In the News | The Judge Rules There is Enough Evidence to Bind Alsip Over to Trial

May 6, 2020

Since you don't need evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to be bound over for trial, the judge does the only thing he can. He tells Alsip he must stand trial. But then, in an amazing series of events, with integrity and incredible commitment to ethics, the Ventura District Attorney makes a bold move.

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May 5, 2020 | Now | The HBO Teaser Has Dropped; My Thoughts

May 5, 2020 | Now | The HBO Teaser Has Dropped; My Thoughts

May 5, 2020

I didn’t realize HBO was going to drop the teaser on Sunday and it did catch me a bit off-guard. I always do my best to share real-time feelings about these things, so let’s do that. I’m wrote a blog first because I wanted to be thoughtful about what I say.

https://jcarole.com/hbo-ill-be-gone-in-the-dark-teaser/

May 3, 2020 | In the News | The Defense Goes Hard to Discredit the Church

May 3, 2020 | In the News | The Defense Goes Hard to Discredit the Church

May 3, 2020

Defense attorney Richard Hanawalt pulls out all the stops to discredit the pastor's testimony and prove reasonable doubt for the judge. 

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Apr 28, 2020 | In the News | The Defense Gets Wound Up 1982

Apr 28, 2020 | In the News | The Defense Gets Wound Up 1982

April 28, 2020

With Joe Alsip still sitting in jail, the prosecution has rested and now it's time for the defense. Richard Hanawalt (here's a photo!) is ready to go to town as he continues his cross examination of the Rev Mikel and others from the church. Meanwhile, we learn of Charlene's affair and the victim's daughter (me!) takes the stand. Hang on folks, this pod has a lot of information.

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Apr 26, 2020 | In the News | The Prosecution Rests in 1982

Apr 26, 2020 | In the News | The Prosecution Rests in 1982

April 26, 2020

The twists and turns of my father and stepmother's lives, along with the cast of supporting characters you couldn't make-up, turns Alsip's preliminary hearing into a crazy, convoluted mess. But the stuff they have on the pastor?!? This is nuts. Sometimes I can't help but laugh! 

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Apr 25, 2020 | In the News | Working our Way Toward the Preliminary Hearing in 1982

Apr 25, 2020 | In the News | Working our Way Toward the Preliminary Hearing in 1982

April 25, 2020

We know Joe Alsip didn't do it, and yet, he's sitting in jail, month after month, based on evidence, procedures, hypnosis and more and time just keeps slipping away. As does the money. What a hot mess this is. More from the Ventura Star Free Press.

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