Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson
Amanda Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard (HarperCollins, April 2013). Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. Amanda hosted of The Scarlet Letter Reports, a VICE/Facebook series about the public vilification of women, and currently hosts The Truth About True Crime, a podcast series for Sundance/AMC that she produces and writes with Christopher. ------------------------------ Christopher Robinson is a Boston University and Hunter College MFA graduate, a MacDowell Colony fellow, Yaddo fellow, and a Yale Younger Poets Prize finalist. He is the co-author, with Gavin Kovite, of War of the Encylopaedists (Scribner, 2015), which the New York Times called "captivating," and Deliver Us (Alephactory, 2018). He currently produces and writes The Truth About True Crime with Amanda.
Over two years ago, Derrick was recommended for early release by prison staff, wardens, and the Secretary of Corrections due to his “exceptionally meritorious” conduct while incarcerated over the past two decades. Last week, he walked free.
In Part 92, Judge Mader assesses the dismissal of a vehicular manslaughter case based on evidence of faulty brakes. The Judge also explores some of the specific legal perils faced by a defendant who decides to represent themselves when accused of a sex crime.
In Part 91, Judge Mader discusses the case of a repeat offender seeking a lesser sentence because of health concerns, while reflecting on an earlier case to muse on unexpected romantic pairings that she sees in court proceedings.
New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Durst Sentencing – Part 1: How Judge Windham Saw the Durst Trial
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Breaking News Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: DeGuerin Leaves Defense Team After Revealing Durst Is On A Ventilator
In this Breaking News Bonus Episode, reporter Charles Bagli breaks the news that Dick DeGuerin has "completed the assignment" and no longer represents Robert Durst.
The first year in prison was a learning process to understand what I needed to do to make it through such a long stretch of time.
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