Accused

By Cincinnati Enquirer | Wondery

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Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was William Virgil wrongly convicted for murder?


Season 1: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?


Episode Date
Aftermath: I wasn't going to leave her
00:38:38

Best friends Carmen Alegria and Angelica Soto did everything together — and that includes saving each other from a gunman on a rampage.

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Jun 19, 2018
Aftermath: Some people have a spirit of resilience
00:43:41

From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence. Episodd 1 focuses on neglectful parents and neighbors who looked the other way and set the stage for Clai Lasher-Sommers’ stepfather to shoot her in the back when she was 13 years old.

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Jun 12, 2018
Coming Tuesday, May 22: Aftermath, a new podcast from the Accused team
00:02:24
May 21, 2018
Chapter 8: After Innocence
00:50:09

Since his release from prison, William Virgil’s life has been on hold. So has Retha Welch’s murder investigation.

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Nov 02, 2017
Chapter 7: The battle continues
00:40:32

William Virgil finds dedicated allies in the Kentucky Innocence Project, fierce opposition in the Commonwealth’s Attorney, and hope in new DNA testing.

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Oct 31, 2017
Chapter 6: If not Virgil, Who?
00:43:50

Newport police overlooked several interesting people worthy of scrutiny in this murder case, including one man they’d encountered themselves.

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Oct 26, 2017
Chapter 5: The lie
00:40:06

After years of insisting a key witness perjured himself, William Virgil finds proof — but does the truth matter?

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Oct 24, 2017
Chapter 4: The missing witness
00:41:49

It appears more than one of the witnesses in Retha Welch’s murder case didn’t come clean on the stand. Someone knew more than his testimony implied.

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Oct 19, 2017
Chapter 3: The case unfolds
00:37:18

With physical evidence and eyewitnesses on their side, police begin compiling a case against William Virgil — but does it hold up under scrutiny?

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Oct 17, 2017
Chapter 1: The first Sin City
00:36:18

When 54-year-old Retha Welch is found murdered in Newport, Kentucky, police zero in on an acquaintance with a criminal past.

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Oct 12, 2017
Chapter 2: The hooded figure
00:43:55

Retha Welch’s boyfriend says he was mad enough to kill her the last time they were together — but he points police to a hooded figure in her hallway as the likely culprit.

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Oct 12, 2017
Introducing Accused Season 2
00:02:36

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Sep 28, 2017
Chapter 9: The Update
01:10:00
People with information about Beth Andes and the events surrounding her slaying continue to come forward months after the initial season ended.
Dec 27, 2016
Chapter 8: The aftermath
00:43:31
A lot has changed since Beth was killed in 1978. Her boyfriend Bob Young has a daughter of his own. Beth’s friends can’t talk about her death without breaking immediately into tears. Her family’s view on Young’s guilt has evolved. But a few key things haven’t budged. And they could make all the difference in this case.
Sep 29, 2016
Chapter 7: The evidence
00:47:38
If Bob Young killed his girlfriend, he couldn’t be tried again, so holding onto the physical evidence in the case would be moot. In America, you can’t be charged twice for the same crime. But what if he’s innocent? In this episode of Accused, The Enquirer outlines its year-long quest to answer that question.
Sep 26, 2016
Chapter 6: The strangers
00:47:32
In the days surrounding Beth’s death, area newspapers boasted front-page stories about body after body being exhumed from John Wayne Gacy’s property. Ted Bundy had been terrorizing the nation for four years. BTK was on the loose in Wichita, Kansas. The late ‘70s were a dark period in American history when it comes to crime, and that has some of Beth’s friends asking a question: Could Beth have been targeted by one of the many serial killers working the nation? The Enquirer explores that question in this episode of Accused – and learns there’s no shortage of avenues to pursue. Do you like Accused? Check out Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca
Sep 21, 2016
Chapter 5: If not Bob, who? - Part 2
00:47:49
Elizabeth Andes' friends and family don't point fingers when asked who they think might have killed the bubbly 23-year-old Dec. 28, 1978. But they worry that police zeroed in on Andes' boyfriend so quickly that authorities might have missed other worthwhile leads. Boyd Glascock was a quirky and artistic man who inserted himself into the murder investigation by showing up uninvited to boyfriend Bob Young’s house after Young had been arrested. Glascock professed his love for Young and then presented the football player with what appeared to be a blood-covered pin cushion as a gift – an odd choice for a man whose girlfriend had been stabbed with sewing shears. Cincinnati lawyer Deb Lydon wonders if police should have more thoroughly questioned Glascock in the late ‘70s – but he’s not the only person The Enquirer has investigated.
Sep 19, 2016
Chapter 4: If not Bob, who? - Part 1
00:41:08
Original detectives continue to insist that Bob Young was the only person worth examining in Beth Andes' murder. Do you like Accused? Check out Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca
Sep 15, 2016
Chapter 3: The investigation
00:43:07
As Bob Young’s attorney noted, of all the evidence introduced in Beth’s murder trial, just one piece implicated his client. But it was a big one: a confession. In this episode of “Accused,” The Enquirer details the original investigation outlined in police records and trial transcripts, as well as the single exhibit that has some people in Oxford, Ohio, still convinced decades later that Young got away with murder.
Sep 13, 2016
Chapter 2: The couple
00:51:01
As Oxford police began investigating the city’s first murder in a quarter-century, detectives bolstered their case against the victim’s boyfriend. But did cops’ theory on motive line up with what Beth’s friends knew about the couple? Bob Young had no prior criminal record, and no one at trial testified he had even a slight temper, much less a murderous one. Despite this, police records indicate that investigators didn’t give much weight to the men in Beth’s life that her friends say warranted some scrutiny in the wake of her murder. In this episode, The Enquirer delves into Beth’s personality, her relationship with Young and her plans after college in hopes of determining whether the prosecution’s case against Young made any sense. Do you like Accused? Check out Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca
Sep 08, 2016
Chapter 1: The crime
00:36:28
Three days after Christmas in 1978, Elizabeth Andes was one of the few students on Miami University’s Oxford campus. Most students were home for winter break, but Beth – a recent graduate – was in town packing up her apartment so she could move to Cincinnati for her first big job. That day, she treated herself by buying a fancy pair of leather boots to celebrate her successes. But she never got to wear them. Instead, her boyfriend, Bob Young, reported finding her lifeless body in the apartment they had shared during their last semester of college together. Police and prosecutors considered the death an open-and-shut case, zeroing in immediately on Young. But Beth’s friends never thought things were quite so simple. Through this podcast, The Enquirer will lay out its investigation into the cold case in hopes of finally figuring out who got it wrong nearly 40 years ago – police or the jury?
Sep 08, 2016
Introducing Accused
00:02:48
Coming Sept. 8: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?
Aug 19, 2016