Impact Statement

Impact Statement
exploring the impact of crime

Updates on cases and the show
May 22, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I cover the updates in the Jeff Rogers and DJ Fickey cases, as well as give an important update on the future of the show. Music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show:
The Disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann
Mar 11, 2019 • 24 min
On July 10, 2010, Lyle and Marie McCann failed to show up at the airport to pick up their daughter and granddaughter. Their adult children feared they had become lost on their road trip. But then police announced a person of interest in their…
The Disappearance of Anthony Murrill
Feb 24, 2019 • 17 min
In 1971, 9-year-old Anthony Murrill climbed into his top bunk as his older brother Vincent dozed off. This was the last confirmed sighting of Anthony Murrill. Support the show:
Preview: The Murder in My Family
Jan 15, 2019 • 52 min
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One Woman’s #MeToo Story
Dec 21, 2018 • 39 min
When Brook was 16 years old, she was raped by an acquaintance who had been harassing her for several months. Brook spent her mid-20s dealing with the long term effects of the assault and she had made huge strides in healing from the trauma. But then in…
Accused Podcast w/Amber Hunt
Dec 5, 2018 • 15 min
True crime author, journalist, and podcaster Amber Hunt discusses the emotional impact of immersing yourself in the dark places of human experience. Support the show:
Home Invasion
Nov 21, 2018 • 25 min
Anne, an Arkansas attorney with a focus in criminal law, was the victim of a home invasion robbery. Rather than defending perpetrators, she was now the victim. How has this changed her views on our criminal justice system? Or has it? Support the show:…
The Unsolved Murder of Julianne Stallman
Oct 28, 2018 • 37 min
Twenty four years ago, Julianne Stallman was murdered in her own home. As the case grew cold, one fact carried through over the years. Julianne’s murderer was someone she knew. I spoke with her daughter Jen about her fight for justice for her mother and…
Brandy Myers
Oct 15, 2018 • 34 min
In 1992, thirteen year old Brandy Myers left her home to collect money for a read-a-thon. She never returned. Twenty three years later, her sister Kristin believes they finally have the answer to what happened to Brandy. But an answer is not the same as…
A Parent’s Dark Secret
Sep 30, 2018 • 13 min
When Sabrina’s father killed himself when she was 11 years old, he left no note. It wasn’t until she was an adult that she was given the pieces of her father’s past that may explain his death by suicide. It has sent her down a path to find out the whole…
The Wrongful Conviction of Ron Moffatt
Sep 22, 2018 • 31 min
In 1957, the youngest serial killer in Canada was caught after having killed three children in four months. What many don’t know about Peter Woodcock’s story is that a 14 year old had been wrongfully convicted for one of those murders after giving a false…
Wrongfully Convicted: Ed Ates
Sep 7, 2018 • 28 min
A wife’s perspective
A Crime Reporter’s Perspective
Aug 31, 2018 • 26 min
a discussion with Scott Reeder
Who shot Brandon McGuirt?
Aug 25, 2018 • 27 min
In 2015, Brandon McGuirt was shot. With changing stories and foggy motives, no one is sure exactly what happened and the DA has declined to press charges even though the lead detective applied for an arrest warrant. Brandon’s mother Laura is determined to…
The Forgotten Murder of Rodney McDonald
Aug 11, 2018 • 30 min
In 1996, an article of about 10 lines appeared in the local newspaper identifying 21 year old Rodney McDonald as the victim of murder. Though still an unsolved case, his case files were eventually sent to storage. Nearly 22 years later, Rodney’s family is…
The Death of Samantha Sutton
Jul 28, 2018 • 25 min
Looking at a case file doesn’t tell the whole story. It doesn’t tell the story of homemade soup and family outings and a young woman who just wanted to come home and just wanted to be clean. And it doesn’t tell of the questions Samantha Sutton’s family…
Cheri and Greg—The Golden State murders
Jul 13, 2018 • 46 min
Debbi Domingo’s story
The Trial of Christopher Deboe
Jun 29, 2018 • 18 min
A juror’s perspective
It Takes a Piece of You: a story of domestic violence
Jun 8, 2018 • 25 min
In 2016, Natasha entered a relationship with a man she thought was going to be a solid partner and a role model for her 7 year old son. He turned out to be the exact opposite, and she found herself in court in 2018 to face this man who had become her…
Jun 8, 2018 • 28 min
In November of 2011, a mother in Nova Scotia comes home to work to find her daughter on the kitchen floor, rocking and sobbing. Leah stood in the kitchen doorway listening to her teenage daughter Rehtaeh disclose the events of a sexual assault, the…
An Addicted Home
May 25, 2018 • 26 min
One in eight Americans meet the criteria for alcoholism. We know it can lead to social problems with employment and relationships. And when those relationships involve those who trust the most, children, the damage can last a lifetime. Candice is a…
Ronnie, Dan, and the Dixie Mafia
May 12, 2018 • 41 min
In 1967, Ronnie Anderson died in what was determined to be a suicide. He was only 17 years old. Nearly 36 years later, his father Dan Anderson was found in his driveway, dead from what was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound….
The Murder of Eric Levack
Apr 24, 2018 • 38 min
On April 1, 2003, Canada enacted the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which replaced the existing Young Offenders Act. Also on that day, 14 year old Justin Morton murdered his classmate Eric Levack in the woods outside of their high school,…
The death of DJ Fickey
Apr 10, 2018 • 39 min
On October 3, 2016, the Walker County sheriff’s department responded to a 911 call from a home in rural Flintstone, Georgia a little past 1 in the afternoon. According to the caller, a man had grabbed a shotgun and shot himself in the head. The…
The death of Martha Morgan
Mar 30, 2018 • 24 min
On Feb 19, 2011, Dennis Morgan called 911. The first thing he said was that his wife had committed suicide. Martha was found on her stomach in her bedroom, a single gunshot wound to the chest. The death was ruled a suicide but their daughter Dennisa…
The Unsolved Murder of Jeff Rogers
Mar 21, 2018 • 23 min
Around midnight on April 9, 2008, Kansas City, Kansas dispatch received a 911 call from Jeff Rogers. He had been beaten, shot, and stabbed but used what strength he had left to call for help. He later died, but not before giving police a description…
Impact Statement true crime promo
Mar 18, 2018 • 1 min
When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or…