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Suspect Convictions

The burning corpse of a 9-year old girl was found on a school playground in Davenport, Iowa, September 17, 1990. Within days of the discovery of Jennifer Lewis’ charred body, police arrested Stanley Liggins, an African American who had just been released from prison. An Iowa jury convicted him and after 26-years behind bars, an appellate court has granted him a new trial. The court’s decision was prompted by allegations of hidden evidence and potential police misconduct. Liggins will stand trial in May 2017. And once again, the question will be asked: Who killed Jennifer Lewis? Veteran journalist Scott Reeder, who was at the crime scene the night Jennifer was killed, has conducted a massive investigation examining evidence in the case, interviewing witnesses and exploring the lives of both the victim and the accused. Troubling new developments have been uncovered. Reeder teamed with the NPR affiliate, WVIK, to produce this podcast: “Suspect Convictions.”
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Jan 20, 2017

There are many uncertainties surrounding the Stanley Liggins case. On this episode, we're looking into the psychology of a murderer, and what is going on in somebody's mind who might do something like this.

In addition, we address the difficulties around long-term memory, how memories change and morph over time, and what can and cannot be trusted in a testimonial, even of an eyewitness.

Visit SuspectConvictions.com to learn more.

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