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Nancy Grace dives deep into the day’s most shocking crimes and asks the tough questions in her new daily podcast – Crime Stories with Nancy Grace. Nancy Grace had a perfect conviction record during her decade as a prosecutor and used her TV show to find missing people, fugitives on the run and unseen clues. Now, she will use the power of her huge social media following and the immediacy of the internet to deliver daily bombshells! Theme Music: Audio Network read less
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COPS: "DRUNK ON CROWN ROYAL" PREGNANT MOM OF 4 MOWS DOWN 16, KILLS 2
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COPS: "DRUNK ON CROWN ROYAL" PREGNANT MOM OF 4 MOWS DOWN 16, KILLS 2
On Saturday evening, a large group of family members are wrapping up their day at Looking Glass Valley Park in Watertown Township, a suburb of Lansing, Michigan. The group of 16 packs up and starts the short walk back to their grandparents’ home down South Waucousta Rd. Just before 6:30 p.m., an oncoming car plows through the family. Instead of offering aid, the driver takes off. Within minutes of the crash, at least 8 ambulances arrive. Two people die of their injuries,13 people are transported to the hospital via ambulance, more than half of them children. Three minutes after the crash, Clinton County Sheriffs notice a car with significant damage to the front passenger side swerving off the road and over the center line. The driver identifies herself as Ashley Monroe. Officers immediately suspect alcohol may be a factor in the crash. A breathalyzer test performed at the Clinton County Jail revealed Monroe had a blood alcohol content of .183, over twice the legal limit. The two victims who died at the scene of the crash have been identified as Jonathan Esch, 30, and Daniel Harris, 42. The surviving victims include six women, one still in critical condition, and eight children, including two six-year-olds and three toddlers. The alleged drunk driver, Ashley Monroe, is now facing eleven charges related to the crash. Monroe is charged with 8 counts of DUI causing serious injury or death, and 3 counts of leaving the scene of a damaging or deadly crash. At Monroe’s arraignment, her defense attorney reveals she is pregnant with her 5th child. Through a public defender, Monroe pleads not guilty to all counts. Monroe remains behind bars at the Clinton County Jail, held on a $1,000,000 bond. Joining Nancy Grace Today:  Ray Giudice – Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta, GA; X: @raygiudiceDr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst drbethanymarshall.com, Instagram & TikTok: @drbethanymarshall, Twitter: @DrBethanyLive, Appearing in the latest season of “Paris in Love” on Peacock – BOOK: "Deal Breaker: When to work on a relationship and when to walk away"Sheryl McCollum – Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder; Host of Podcast, “Zone 7 “Dr. William Morrone – Chief Medical Examiner, Bay County Michigan; Author: “American Narcan: Naloxone & Heroin-Fentanyl Associated Mortality”Erin Bowling- Multi-media journalist for WILX News 10 in Lansing, MI, Facebook: WILX-Erin Bowling, X: @wilxTV10, wilx.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
DIDDY DONE? FAKE APOLOGY AFTER COMBS BRUTALLY BEATS, KICKS, CASSIE ON VIDEO
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DIDDY DONE? FAKE APOLOGY AFTER COMBS BRUTALLY BEATS, KICKS, CASSIE ON VIDEO
In November of last year, R&B singer Cassie filed an explosive lawsuit, accusing her ex, Sean "Diddy" Combs of abuse, rape, and other sexual misconduct. Combs settled the suit for an undisclosed amount just a day after Cassie Ventura filed. Combs said the settlement was in no way an admission of wrongdoing, "We have decided to resolve this matter amicably, I wish Cassie and her family all the best." 5 more lawsuits followed Ventura's, and federal authorities raided the rapper's homes based on the allegations of sex trafficking they contained. Now, a 2016 video from the Century City InterContinental hotel has surfaced, showing Combs brutally beating Ventura as she tried to leave the hotel without him. Ventura is seen leaving the room with her bags, and moments later Combs follows her into the hallway, wearing only a towel. Combs throws Ventura to the ground, kicks her, and drags her back to the room by her hoodie.  Faced with proof of his abuse, Combs quickly changed his tune and took to social media with an apology video. Many have called the video completely disingenuous, and Combs' legal team is said to be bracing for the possibility of more footage of bad behavior coming to light.  Is Diddy Done?  Joining Nancy Grace Today:  Sam Dordulian – Sexual Assault Attorney, Former Los Angeles County Sex Crimes Prosecutor, and Founder of Dordulian Law Group; X: @DordulianLawDr. John Delatorre –  Licensed Psychologist and Mediator (specializing in forensic psychology); Psychological Consultant to Project Absentis: a nonprofit organization that searches for missing persons; Twitter, IG, and TikTok – @drjohndelatorreRobert Crispin – Private Investigator, Former Federal Task Force Officer for United States Department of Justice, DEA and Miami Field Division, Former Homicide and Crimes Against Children Investigator, “Crispin Special Investigations” CrispinInvestigations.com, Facebook: Crispin Special Investigations, Inc.Shannon Henry –  President & Founder of SASS Go (Surviving Assault Standing Strong: a nonprofit on a mission to eradicate abuse, trafficking and violence against women and girls globally) Case Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Education; @sassgoglobal on FB, Instagram, X, and TikTokKayla Brantley – Reporter, DailyMail.com; X: @_KaylaBrantley, Instagram: @KaylaBrantleySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BOY, 10, KILLS HIMSELF AFTER SCHOOL BULLIES' RELENTLESS MOCKING HIS GLASSES, TEETH
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BOY, 10, KILLS HIMSELF AFTER SCHOOL BULLIES' RELENTLESS MOCKING HIS GLASSES, TEETH
Sammy Teusch, 10, is the baby of the Teusch family. Now in fourth grade, Sammy loves playing outside with his brothers, his beloved dog Daisy, and best friend, Judah, who lives next door. Wherever Sammy goes, people comment on his big smile that pushes his glasses up his cheeks. While friends and family know Sammy Teusch as smart, funny, charming, and empathetic, several children at school focus on Sammy’s physical appearance. They pick on Sammy for his glasses and crooked teeth in elementary school and the bullying only intensifies in intermediate school.  On the bus home, Sammy is attacked and beaten with his own iPad. The bullies hit Sammy over the head with the tablet several times, and the boy arrives home with broken glasses, a black eye, and scratches on his face and neck. Days later, Sammy is cornered in the bathroom and beaten up again—with more threats of violence when he returns to school on Monday. Parents, Sam and Nichole Teusch call Greenfield-Central 20 times to raise concerns about Sammy’s wellbeing and physical safety. They also receive several calls. Teachers report that Sammy is fearful at school and hides under his desk and in closets. The school says they are working to resolve the bullying, but nothing gets better for Sammy.  On a quiet Sunday morning, Sam Teusch cooks a pancake and egg breakfast for his wife and four children. Teusch goes to wake Sammy up to eat, but he instead finds the little boy unresponsive and not breathing. Sam Teusch calls for help and performs CPR on Sammy, but Sammy Teusch dies. The 10-year-old took his own life.  Joining Nancy Grace Today:  Tyler Mills - Sammy's brotherSam Teusch - Sammy's Dad Hunter Brown - Dad of McKenna BrownStacey Honowitz – Assistant State Attorney (Florida), Sex Crimes & Child Abuse Unit; Author: “My Private Parts are Private.” “Genius with a Penis – Don’t Touch!” and “The Bully at School is Really Uncool;” Instagram: @staceybhonowitzCaryn L. Stark – Psychologist, Renowned TV and Radio Trauma Expert and Consultant; Instagram: carynpsych/FB: Caryn Stark Private PracticeLauren Conlin – Investigative Journalist, Host of The Outlier Podcast, and also Host of “Corruption: What Happened to Grant Solomon; X- @Conlin_Lauren/ Instagram- @LaurenEmilyConlin/YouTube- @LaurenConlin4    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Womb Raider Learns Fate After Baby Ripped From Young Mom’s Body
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Womb Raider Learns Fate After Baby Ripped From Young Mom’s Body
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was murdered before her baby was cut out of her body, according to police. The teen mom went missing as she tried to pick up baby clothes from someone she met online in a motherhood forum.  Now the mother/daughter duo who killed Ochoa-Lopez will spend decades behind bars.    Clarisa Figueroa, 51, told a judge she understood that she would be in jail for the rest of her life, as the judge sentenced her to 50 years behind bars. Both Figueroa and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, were charged with first-degree murder for the brutal slaying of Ochoa-Lopez.  Prosecutors said they lured Ochoa-Lopez to their home on April 23, 2019, with the promise of baby supplies. The duo then strangled Ochoa-Lopez when she arrived and cut the baby from her womb, in an attempt to keep the infant as their own.  Two months later, the infant, Yovanny Lopez, passed away from brain damage, along with complications from a prolapsed umbilical cord and placenta. In January, Desiree Figueroa pleaded guilty to murder and took a plea deal, which allowed her to receive 30 years in prison in exchange for testimony against her mother.  Joining Nancy Grace Today  Troy Slaten - Los Angeles Defense LawyerSteven Lampley - Former DetectiveDr. Bethany Marshall -  PsychoanalystDr. Kris Sperry - Retired Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Georgia  Dave Mack - Crimeoneline.com Investigative ReporterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
COPS: DID MOTHER-IN-LAW HELP "MOSCOW MULE MOM" POISON HUBBY DEAD?
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COPS: DID MOTHER-IN-LAW HELP "MOSCOW MULE MOM" POISON HUBBY DEAD?
Kouri Richins defense team has a strategy to argue every piece of evidence the prosecution has, in an effort to have the case against her dismissed. The prosecutors are working hard to not let that happen during the preliminary hearing. As both sides are preparing to provide the court with their evidence, the prosecution says they need at least three full days to present their case for the judge. Noting the amount of time that will be needed to conduct the hearing, the judge moved the case to June 18 to June 21. The Kouri Richins defense will be to stand up to each piece of evidence and have the case dismissed before ever getting to trial  The judge allows prosecutors to introduce evidence that Kouri looked into getting a divorce and had a law firm on retainer.  After receiving a consultation. Kouri allegedly tells her bother that she ended the consultation because she didn't want half of everything and wants to walk away clean and free.  However, the court may reasonably infer the opposite is true as it appears Kouri Richins didn't want half of everything. Prosecutors say she wanted everything and to that end, planned to cause Eric Richins' death  The investigation into the death of Eric Richins show text messages between Kouri Richins and her mother, Lisa Darden, show great disdain for Eric on Lisa Darden's part. Investigators include in their report that right before her significant other dies, Lisa Darden is added to her will.   The detective writes, based on Lisa Darden’s proximity to her partner’s suspicious overdose death, and her relationship with Kouri, it is possible she was involved in planning and orchestrating Eric’s death."   JOINING NANCY GRACE TODAY: Greg Skordas - Friend and Spokesperson for victim Eric RichinsTroy Slaten - Criminal Defense Attorney, Slaten Lawyers, APC; Twitter @TroySlatenDr Ernest Chiodo - Toxicologist, Physician, Biomedical Engineer, Attorney, Author: “Toxic Tort: Medical and Legal Elements”, www.ernestpchiodo.com, Justin Boardman - Former Detective, West Valley City Police Department Special Victim’s Unit, Boardman Training & Consulting Elaine Aradillas - Investigative Journalist Previously worked at People magazine and The Messenger.  X/Twitter: @elaineja  Instagram: @the_elaine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
TEEN BALLERINA MOWED DOWN BY MYSTERY BOAT JUST DISCOVERED
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TEEN BALLERINA MOWED DOWN BY MYSTERY BOAT JUST DISCOVERED
Ella Adler joins a group of twelve for wakeboarding on Biscayne Bay over Mother’s Day weekend.  The girls take turns on two wakeboards towed behind the boat.  Ella ends up in the water. Still wearing a life vest, she makes it back over to the board and clings to it as she’s towed back to the yacht. While Ella’s still in the water, another boat gets dangerously close and shows no sign of stopping. Moments later, the boat strikes Ella, forcing her underneath. When Ella floats back up to the surface, she’s limp and there’s blood in the water. Ella dies before anyone can get her to shore.   The boat that hit Ella never slowed down, despite a legal requirement to stop, call law enforcement, and give aid. Maritime lawyers have contested claims the boat operator may not have realized they hit someone, saying anyone aboard would have felt the hit. A witness saw a fishing boat pass the gray yacht, and heard screams and distress calls over the yacht’s radio. They describe the boat as a light blue center console with dark blue bottom paint and three to four outboard engines.   JOINING NANCY TODAY Daniel Grammes - Maritime Lawyer / Attorney at Lipcon Margulies & Winkleman;  Insta: @dgram01Phil Odom – Boating Accident Reconstructionist, Owner of H2O Investigations, and Former Law Enforcement; Facebook: H20 InvestigationsDr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth) and Lecturer: University of Texas Austin and Texas Christian University Medical SchoolDr. Michelle DuPre – Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Author: “Homicide Investigation Field Guide” & “Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide;” Forensic ConsultantSydney Sumner - CrimeOnline Investigative ReporterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
GLAM PASTOR'S WIFE SHOCK SUICIDE: FBI CALLED IN
15-05-2024
GLAM PASTOR'S WIFE SHOCK SUICIDE: FBI CALLED IN
As family and friends hold a beachside service for Mica Miller, John Paul Miller delivers a eulogy for his estranged wife at Solid Rock at Market Common. Miller seems to cry as he talks about how he tried to raise Mica from the dead. He claims he laid down with his wife about 4 times and when he took a dog tag necklace Mica had given him to the mall to get it fixed, he saw a woman wearing "Mica's dress" with the same tattoo and hairstyle, he calls out "Mica!" but it was her sister, thought he raised Mica from the dead. Since the first days of the investigation into Miller's death, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office has been in contact with the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office for assistance. Based on information gathered during the investigation and jurisdiction reasons, the Sheriff's office has now requested assistance from both agencies. Mica Miller's body is found in Robeson County, North Carolina, but Mica lives in South Carolina and purchases the gun near her home in Myrtle Beach. Joining Nancy Grace today:  Sierra Francis - Sister of Mica MillerRegina Ward -  Attorney for Sierra Francis; Regina Ward Law FirmAllicia  Young -  Mica and John-Paul Miller's former friend Traci Brown – Body Language Expert & Author: “How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft;” X: @Tracibrown37 Brian Foley –  Board-certified Criminal Defense Attorney, Former Chief Prosecutor in Harris County, (Houston) Texas; Author: “What Prosecutors Don’t Tell You” (not yet published); Instagram @brianfoleylawpllc/ Youtube – @brianfoleylawyer/X: @brianpllcDr. Bethany Marshall – Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills); X: @DrBethanyLive/ Instagram & TikTok: drbethanymarshall; Appearing in “Paris in Love” on Peacock; BOOK: “Deal Breaker: When to work on a relationship and when to walk away”Kayla Brantley – Reporter, DailyMail.com; X: @_KaylaBrantley, Instagram: @KaylaBrantley      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
GIFTED DANCER, 22, FOUND DEAD IN BURNING CAR:  WHO KILLED MERCEDES?
14-05-2024
GIFTED DANCER, 22, FOUND DEAD IN BURNING CAR: WHO KILLED MERCEDES?
Mercedes Vega is seen on video at 9:15 p.m. leaving her apartment complex in Tempe, Arizona. In the video Vega is seen walking with her face looking down as if she was on Facetime. Mercedes Vegas is texting multiple people on the night of April 16. And looking at those messages as a whole, she is either going to meet friends for Sushi, meet other friends at "Dave&Busters,"  or, as she indicates in another text, go to work. In one of her text messages Mercedes Vega says, "I just feel weird, like maybe I shouldn't go anywhere."  In the early morning hours of April 17, the Harquahala Fire Department responds to a report of a burning car on the “north hand shoulder” of the I-10 highway, west of Tonopah, Arizona. Firefighters find a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu on fire. Once the fire is put out, a deceased human body is found in the rear passenger seat.  At 1:15 a.m.  Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies are called to a scene to assist the Arizona Department of Public Safety on a death investigation.  Investigators talk to the man who called law enforcement about the car on fire. Robert Miller tells officials he saw a person walking outside the vehicle.   Using fingerprints, investigators can identify the woman found inside the burning Malibu as 22-year-old Mercedes Vega. The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu in which her body was found, does not belong to Vega. The car has a Salvage Title vehicle registered to State Farm Insurance and the burning car is 60 miles from Vega's Tempe, Arizona apartment. Mercedes' 2019, White, Dodge Charger is found illegally parked near First Street and Farmer Avenue, 1.5 miles south of where she lives. According to her mother, the car is parked while running with the keys in the ignition so it would be stolen or towed.  The MCSO has video surveillance of Vega's Charger from the time it is left parked on the road until the time police recover it. Vega didn't park it where it was found.  Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s report states the cause of death was “conflagration, blunt force and ballistic injuries," and the Manner of Death is Homicide.  The death report also states she has blunt force trauma and gunshot injuries that contributed to her death, and an odor of bleach within the larynx.  The report notes the presence of gloves and bleach found in front of the car and lighter fluid in the backseat.  JOINING NANCY TODAY:  Tom and Erika Pillsbury - Mercedes Vega's parents,  FB: Justice for Mercedes Marianna Vega Sarah Ford – Legal Director of South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, Former Prosecutor (focusing on crimes against women and children) & Host of “Stepping Toward Justice” podcast; X: @SarahafordfordesqRobin Dreeke – Behavior Expert & Retired FBI Special Agent / Chief of the FBI Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program; Author: “Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agents Manual for Behavior Prediction;” X: @rdreekekeDr. Michelle DuPre – Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Author: “Homicide Investigation Field Guide” & “Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide;” Forensic ConsultantBianca Buono – Reporter, 12 News (Phoenix, AZ), X: @BiancaBuonoSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BRYAN KOHBERGER WORE PLASTIC GLOVES TO GROCERY STORE AFTER MURDERS?
13-05-2024
BRYAN KOHBERGER WORE PLASTIC GLOVES TO GROCERY STORE AFTER MURDERS?
Ashlin Couch, former roommate of the Idaho students killed, is speaking out. Couch transferred her lease at 1122 King Road to Xana Kernodle just six months before Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves were slain in the home. Couch remembers getting an alert from the University and immediately reaching out to friends still in Moscow. Couch’s last text to Mogen before learning of her death was “Are you OK?” Couch followed up in a group chat with friends, “Has anyone heard from Maddie?” Couch says the thought that the murders could have happened earlier is unsettling, commenting that ‘you never know how long someone is watching your house.’ We also learn a friend of an officer working on the Bryan Kohberger murder investigation says Kohberger was very careful in the days before his arrest. The source says the cop followed Kohberger in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, and observed him wearing plastic gloves while picking up groceries at a local Giant store. The cop also said that Kohberger’s cellphone pings matched the movements of the victims for weeks before the murders. Joining Nancy Grace Today: Mark Tate - Trial Lawyer / Legal Analyst - Tate Law Group- TateLawGroup.comCaryn L. Stark – Psychologist, Renowned TV and Radio Trauma Expert and Consultant; Instagram: carynpsych/FB: Caryn Stark Private PracticeChris McDonough – Director At the Cold Case Foundation, Former Homicide Detective, coldcasefoundation.org,  Host of YouTube channel: “The Interview Room” Joe Scott Morgan – Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, “Blood Beneath My Feet,” and Host: “Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan;” Twitter/X: @JoScottForensicDave Mack- CrimeOnline Investigative Reporter  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Corey Micciolo - Forced To Run to Death
12-05-2024
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Corey Micciolo - Forced To Run to Death
Corey Micciolo did not meet his father until he was 5-years-old. Soon thereafter Corey landed in the middle of a custody battle. From the first time he was left alone with his father, Corey came home with bruises, busted lips, and more. His mother complained but nobody listened. Only now are people paying attention because of an awful video showing 6-year-old Corey Micciolo being forced to run on a treadmill and falling off, over and over. Each time he falls off the treadmill, his father puts him back on and turns the speed up, allegedly.  Christiopher Gregor is on trial facing murder charges for allegedly killing his own son in what the media calls the Treadmill Abuse Trial. On this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan will explain what really happened to Corey Micciolo and why 6-year-olds don't drop over dead, and Dave Mack will fill in the rest of the story of how Corey was given to a father that never bonded with him while his mother begged for anyone to listen.   Subscribe to Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan : Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeart     00:38.98 Introduction, talk about weapons 05:17.90 Discussion of exorcise as punishment 10:01.23 Talk about making 6-year-old run on treadmill 16:01.12 Discussion of bruises and injuries 21:06.32 Talk about Corey's health is fine, except for bruises 26:20.26 Talk about Corey tells doctor about football and treadmill 32:41.40 Discussion of children don't die of natural causes at 6 37:27.82 Discussion of injury to abdomen 39:12:19 Conclusion Final Diagnosis, Blunt Force impact, laceration of heartSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.