Murder In Alliance

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Lori
 Oct 14, 2021
Great podcast


 Oct 14, 2021

Married with Bees
 Oct 14, 2021
Riveting podcast and great journalism.


 Oct 11, 2021

mk
 Jun 3, 2021
very well done

Description

On April Fools Day 1999, 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Ohio home. David Thorne, her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her children, was instantly a suspect. David was eventually tried, convicted, and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Yvonne. But the entire investigation may have been botched, or even worse, covered up. Now, after 22 years journalist Maggie Freleng investigates Yvonne’s murder alongside Jason Baldwin (himself wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three) and his organization Proclaim Justice. Is David actually innocent? And if so, who did kill Yvonne Layne?

Episode Date
20: The Reckoning
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In the season finale, Maggie give David a chance to explain what happened when Danny and John visited and the guys make a decision on whether or not to take David's case.

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Oct 14, 2021
19: The Circling
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The team finally gets to speak with David Thorne himself and ask him about everything they've learned. However, the answers were not what they were looking for.

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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Oct 07, 2021
18: The Choir Boy
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After speaking with Joe Wilkes, the team reckons with the possibility that David could have been involved after all.

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Sep 30, 2021
17: The Visit
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Maggie, John, and Danny finally get to speak with Joe Wilkes...and what he had to say was shocking. His story gets even more complicated than we could have imagined. 

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Sep 23, 2021
16: The Best Friend
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Maggie, John, and Danny search for Joe Wilkes' best friend who he allegedly confessed to that he killed Yvonne. Things take a turn to where no one thought the investigation would go.   

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Sep 16, 2021
15: The Star Witness
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Back on the ground in Ohio, Maggie and the guys continue their search for Chris Campbell. Chris and his girlfriend Rose say the night of the murder they saw Joe Wilkes at the Carnation mall. He chatted with them for a while and then dropped a bomb: Rose and Chris both testified Joe told them he was in town to do a job - to kill a girl.

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Sep 09, 2021
14: The Cops
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This week Maggie flips the script and turns the microscope on the cops. Who were the detectives in charge of the investigation? Maggie looks into their files and uncovers some shocking revelations about their history as Alliance Police Officers...and that leads Maggie, John, and Danny to make a phone call that leaves them stunned.

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Jul 29, 2021
13: The Expert
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Veteran forensic expert Karen Smith joins Maggie to look at the crime scene and give her opinion on who could have done this and how. Karen is a retired major case detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. During her career, she conducted 500 death investigations and worked 20,000 in other cases. She serves as a lecturer at the University of Florida, Florida State University and Florida Gulf Coast University for various forensic courses. Karen has appeared on Dateline, 20/20, CNN's Inside Man with Morgan Spurlock, the PBS documentary How Sherlock Changed the World, CNN's Special Investigation into the Missy Bevers Case, HLN's Murder Board, and she currently appears regularly on Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on SiriusXM as a resident forensic expert.

You can find Karen's podcast "Shattered Souls" by visiting https://www.crimecon.com/podcast or wherever you get your podcasts.

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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Jul 22, 2021
12: The Shakedown
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In order to understand a murder like this, you have to understand the victim. Maggie, John and Danny talk to some of the people closest to Yvonne to try to find out what was going on in her life in the months leading up to her murder.

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

Come see us live in Boston at The Wilbur Theater on Saturday, July 31st and 7pm. I'll be joining Patrick & Gillian from True Crime Obsessed along with Tim and Lance of the Missing Maura Murray podcast. Find tickets at https://thewilbur.com/artist/true-crime-obsessed/.

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Jul 15, 2021
11: The Others
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Maggie, John and Danny set out in Ohio to speak with some top people of interest who have been named in the case. Jim, the allegedly creepy neighbor who was spying on Yvonne and Jeremy, someone close to the family and who the Psychic described as the perpetrator.

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

Come see us live in Boston at The Wilbur Theater on Saturday, July 31st and 7pm. I'll be joining Patrick & Gillian from True Crime Obsessed along with Tim and Lance of the Missing Maura Murray podcast. Find tickets at https://thewilbur.com/artist/true-crime-obsessed/

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Jul 08, 2021
10: Live from Alliance
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Live from Alliance Ohio, Maggie joins Proclaim Justice and Sue Gless Thorne to answer all of your questions about the wrongful conviction of David Thorne and the unsolved murder of Yvonne Layne.

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Jul 01, 2021
9: The PIs
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Jason Baldwin from the West Memphis 3 and his team of private investigators from Proclaim Justice team up with Maggie to look into David's case.  They hit the ground in Ohio to find out: who really did kill Yvonne Layne?

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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Jun 24, 2021
8: The Psychic
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Months into the investigation of Yvonne Layne's murder, police felt stuck, so they did something controversial: they went to a psychic. And the audio recordings we obtained from the visit give an incredible amount of insight into who may have killed Yvonne. However, it wasn't what the psychic said to detectives, but what they told her that is truly shocking.

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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Jun 17, 2021
7: The Witness
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On April 1, 1999, the day Yvonne was found murdered in her home, a neighbor stopped by and told police he saw someone leaving her home, unbeknownst to him, after Yvonne was alredy dead. But this witness's statement was never turned over to the defense. Why? And who was the man he saw leaving Yvonne's home after her murder?

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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Jun 10, 2021
6: The Wife
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David Thorne has spent over 20 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit. Although he says his case is "Dead in the Water", he hasn't been alone. Sue Thorne, a retired postal worker turned amatuer investigator, has kept his case alive all these years and uncovered new evidence that could point to David's innocence.

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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Jun 03, 2021
5: The Trial
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After David Thorne and Joe Wilkes were arrested for the murder of Yvonne Layne in April 1999, they went to trial in January 2000. What evidence was used to convict them? What kind of defense did David have in the face of Joe's confession?

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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May 27, 2021
4: The Accomplice
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Three months after Yvonne's murder, Joseph Wilkes confessed. He said David Thorne hired him to kill his ex-girlfriend. So who is Joseph Wilkes? What led this young man to allegedly murder a mother of five in cold blood?

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May 20, 2021
3: The Murder
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On the morning of April Fools Day 1999, Tawnia Layne went to pick up her grandkids at Yvonne's home. But instead, she stumbled upon a brutal crime scene, her daughter nearly decapitated in a pool of her own blood. Who could have done this to Yvonne? In this episode we look at the first hours and days of the investigation.

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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May 13, 2021
2: The Lovers
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In this episode we learn about Yvonne, David and how the two came together and had their son, Brandon. But we also learn about the problems the couple had and issues in Yvonne's lfe ultimately causing the two to break up before her murder. Who was Yvonne Layne? What brought the young lovers together and ultimately caused their split?

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May 13, 2021
1: Dead in the Water
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In 1999, 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Ohio home while her children slept. Her ex-boyfriend, David Thorne, was instantly a suspect as the father of one of her children, but he had a solid alibi. So the police found Joe Wilkes, a friend of David’s, who said David hired him to kill Yvonne. In 2000 with Joe’s testimony, David was sentenced to life without parole. But, our investigation has shown that almost everyone in Yvonne's life had a motive to kill her – like her own family, a creepy neighbor and even police officers. In this season, we investigate the case with Jason Baldwin and @proclaimjustice.
So is David a cold blooded murderer, and if not who did kill Yvonne Layne?

Do you have information about who murdered Yvonne Layne? Call our anonymous tip line at 888-863-9550. All tips are anonymous and confidential.

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May 13, 2021
PREVIEW: Murder in Alliance
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On April Fools Day 1999, 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Ohio home. David Thorne, her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her children, was instantly a suspect. David was eventually tried, convicted, and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Yvonne. But the entire investigation may have been botched, or even worse, covered up. Now, after 22 years journalist Maggie Freleng investigates Yvonne’s murder alongside Jason Baldwin (himself wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three) and his organization Proclaim Justice. Is David actually innocent? And if so, who did kill Yvonne Layne?

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @murder_alliance
May 06, 2021