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?

14 thoughts on “1. Welcome to The Prosecutors

  1. Hey guys I absolutely love your podcast you are my new favorite I was wondering if you guys could do a multi episode podcast on the west Memphis three it’s a fascinating case I would love to hear prosecutors Insights on this controversial case I know that you would be fair and balanced and really look at all of the evidence and not just watch the Paradise Lost trilogy like some podcasts do and make assumptions on a very bias documentary. Anyway thank you very much I look forward to your episodes every day and listen to them many times over

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  2. Hi guys! I’m loving your podcast so far! The prosecutorial spin you put on it and your logical theories on the unsolved cases make it really interesting and sets you guys apart from other shows. I’d be interested to have you guys cover a couple Texas cases I’ve followed- Brandon Lawson from west Texas, with one of the strangest 911 calls I’ve ever heard, and Heidi Broussard (the woman abducted and killed by a female friend who wanted to steal her newborn). Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work!

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  3. Well, I first want to say that I applaud the “gracious, merciful” (sarcasm) way you portrayed Mitrice’s problem that evening. I am sure Michael Peterson murdered his wife in the same “gracious, merciful” way! An owl, indeed! I guess Elizabeth Ratliffe, in Germany, was attacked by that same owl at the bottom of her staircase! As far as the Elisa Lam case, Asian women are very humble. You have to be familiar with that culture before spouting off these lame-brained deductions. They just don’t walk up the steps of a friggin water tower, take off their clothes and watch, and throw them in, then take a friggin bath! Why did she choose to travel to CA? Who was she going to meet there? There was someone, which was discussed on other sites. So, therefore, you got it wrong, AGAIN! Otherwise, good podcast.

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  4. Hi guys, love your intro music, your banter, the rapport you both have and the way you discuss cases and give your theories. You are my favourite stand-out podcast, keep up the good work!
    From Naseer,
    Aberdeen, Scotland.

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  5. Hey guys, love the podcasts. The Delphi case has been one I have been following for sometime. I have tried to find out as much as I could about it. I have listened to many podcasts and read pretty much anything I can find on it. What I find interesting about your podcast is regarding the two witnesses that gave descriptions of bridge guy. You stated that the girl that saw BG by the Freedom Bridge said that he was wearing a hoodie with a jacket over it. The arguing couple witness said that BG was wearing a hoodie. But there was no mention of the coat. Was he wearing the coat at that time? Is it possible that the coat was left at the murder scene and the police have it? Seems that if that if the police indeed do have the coat, wouldn’t that be a great piece of evidence? Maybe I missed something but that just seemed to stick out to me. Keep up the great work!
    John

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  6. I really enjoyed your podcast on Scott Peterson. My question regards a neighbor who claimed that Laci always raised the blinds/curtains in the morning, but on December 24 she did not do so. I did not hear you mention this. I assume it never was introduced into evidence at the trial. Are you aware of this information?

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  7. Hi Bret and Alice, I love your podcast. I had to travel everyday for 8 weeks to UCLA Medical so saw your Podcast and thought “hhmmm” a whole new prospective on true crime. You have not disappointed me and my trips every day to and from flew by. Thank you.
    I wanted to ask if investigators ever considered a Cloud Avalanche on the Dyatlov case(crazy right but I saw a video of one in Nepal). A theory probably already on the table and discounted but I thought it was interesting.

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  8. LOVE YOU TWO. Heard you on Missing Maura Murray and was totally amazed by your thought process. When I heard you had your own podcast, I had to check it out. I love your format. Everything is explained and really to the point. I am currently off work undergoing chemo. Some days are pretty bad, but i listen to your podcast before bed. Sometimes it is the highlight of my day. Not really sure what I am going to do once I have listened to them all.

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    1. Hi Andrea! There are always new episodes, and we’ll keep making them as long as you’re listening. You stay strong and keep kicking cancer’s ass for us.

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      1. Thanks for the encouragement .Just a few more months to go. Listening from Edmonton AB Canada btw.

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