1. Welcome to The Prosecutors

Hello everyone. It’s Brett and Alice, and we are so glad to have you along this crazy ride with us. We’re going to be talking about some of the most famous cold cases of all time, bringing our experience as prosecutors to bear on our favorite mysteries. We hope this website can become a repository of information on these cases, and any public documents we use or cite we will try to link here both to credit the authors and to give you access to them. The more eyes on these cases, the better. But before we do that, we wanted to introduce ourselves to all of you.

In this episode, we tell a little bit about ourselves, and we set out the rules we are going to do our best to stick to during our investigation. Here they are, our ten commandments of sorts.

  1. The simplest answer is the most likely to be correct.
  2. If there is no evidence of a crime, there probably wasn’t a crime.
  3. Usually, law enforcement can be trusted.
  4. Conspiracies are hard to pull off and even harder to keep secret.
  5. Do not mistake incompetence for malice.
  6. There will never be a theory that answers all the questions or addresses all the evidence.
  7. We never know all the facts.
  8. The most obvious suspect is usually the one who did it.
  9. People lie, but that doesn’t make them liars.
  10. BUT in extraordinary cases, expect the extraordinary. Cause what’s the point of rules if you can’t break them?

81. Jeffrey MacDonald Part 1 — White Rabbit

On a rainy night in 1970, Captain Jeffrey MacDonald, a surgeon and a green beret, made a frantic call for help. His wife and children had been brutally murdered. But was it an attack by crazed, drugged out hippies? Or did MacDonald kill his entire family?

Case Art by Hannah Hill (@serious_moonlite on Instagram)
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Sources:

https://macdonaldcasefacts.com/
http://www.thejeffreymacdonaldcase.com/html/cidrecords.html
https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/1998/07/macdonald199807
https://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/2019/05/29/down-but-not-out-collapsed-lung-wont-stop-local-athlete/1210596001/
https://macdonaldcasefacts.com/cid/1970-04-06_interview_macdonald.html
https://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20200217/jeffrey-macdonald-case-timeline

80. Diane Whipple — Who Let The Dogs Out

Alice and Brett return with the insane story of the death of Diane Whipple. A woman is mauled to death by two dogs, and the owners are charged with her death. But was it murder?

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Sources:

https://dogbitelaw.com/diane-whipple/the-diane-whipple-case

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/mad-dogs-lawyers-70753/

Bonus Baby Video: Our April Get Vokl

Hey everyone! Brett is taking one more week before we get back to cases. Enjoy this Live Get Vokl where we talk Maura Murray, Delphi, and our plans for the future. Apologies for the audio. Get Vokl is a work in progress.

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Bonus Baby Video: Brett Discusses the Controversial French Horror Classic, Martyrs

Hey everyone! While Brett’s with Mrs. Brett having a baby, enjoy something different this week. Brett joins Jules from Riddle Me That and Robin from We Saw the Devil to discuss one of the most controversial horror movies of all time–Martyrs. And when Brett disappears in the middle, it wasn’t that he was finally at a loss for words. He had to flee to the basement of his house to avoid a tornado!

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78. The Evansdale Girls — Angels

Two girls go for a bike ride in a small town in Iowa. Five months later, their bodies are found by hunters in an isolated wilderness preserve. Who killed the Evansdale girls? And did they also commit the Delphi murders?

Sources:

http://themurdersquad.com/episodes/the-delphi-and-evansdale-murders/

https://truecrimegarage.com/blogs/true-crime-garage/posts/the-evansdale-murders-393-394

https://unresolved.me/the-evansdale-murders

https://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-believes-missing-iowa-girls-alive/story?id=16827922

https://www.missingleads.com/post/loss-of-angels-the-evansdale-murders

https://wcfcourier.com/news/evansdale_search/timeline-of-events-the-search-for-lyric-and-elizabeth/html_c8ef29ca-d077-11e1-8635-001a4bcf887a.html