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Hannah Teich / Crime Story Daily Editor

Kary Antholis / Editor - Publisher

Paul Butler / Consulting Editor

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About That 70’s Show

Carla Cackowski reflects on the culpability of the average viewer who may have — intentionally or not — lifted up a person not deserving of public adulation.

Charles Bagli on Chavin’s Choice

Journalist Charles Bagli profiles Nick Chavin, the man who became his trusted source on the Durst story, and then — ultimately — the Los Angeles prosecutors’ star witness in Robert Durst's murder trial.

The Story of Kathie McCormack Durst – The Complete Three-Part Series

Kathie — the person on the verge of becoming a doctor when she vanished — is sometimes lost in the tumult of the Robert Durst story and the span of time. But this mind-bending tale really begins with Kathie.

Editors Blog

SPECIAL EPISODE: Jury Duty: The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery — VERDICT

You can find a collection of media coverage of the McMichaels / Bryan trial here. In this episode, The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery: Verdict host Kary Antholis presents the jury's verdict in...

New Episode of Jury Duty: The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery: Travis McMichael Testifies — Cross Examination Part 1

You can find a collection of media coverage of the McMichaels / Bryan trial here. In this episode, The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery: Travis McMichael Testifies — Cross Examination Part 1, host Kary...

New Episode of Jury Duty Podcast: The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery: Travis McMichael Testifies — Direct Examination Part 4

You can find a collection of media coverage of the McMichaels / Bryan trial here. In this episode, The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery: Travis McMichael Testifies — Direct Examination Part 4, host...

Expert Witness

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 95

In Part 95, Judge Mader concludes her chronicle of a year in the life of a judge. In her afterword, Judge Mader reflects on the family members who got her to where she is today.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 94

In Part 94, Judge Mader recounts a unique apology from a defendant’s family member to a victim’s family during a sentencing hearing. The Judge also details a catch-22 situation where a defendant is deemed neither competent enough to enter a plea because nor eligible for release without a trial.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 93

In Part 93, Judge Mader explains a tactic she uses both to discipline herself to follow the law and to discourage prosecutors from over-charging. She also reflects on a plea deal she approved that she has come to feel is unfair to the victims in the case.

Justice

Documentary, “The Slow Hustle,” Premieres at DOC NYC; Executive Produced by Crime Story Media Founder Kary Antholis

The Slow Hustle follows Baltimore Police Officer Sean Suiter's family as they begin a long and painful journey to uncover the truth about his death.

Mike Romano: Malcolm McGee’s Life Without Parole Sentence Overturned, Sets Precedent in 10th Circuit

McGee's release comes after a March 2021 decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which interpreted the federal First Step Act in his favor.

Mike Romano: Derrick Thompson Freed After Three Strikes Conviction Overturned

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.