Breakdown

Serials Breakdown

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: Podcast

: 9 episodes

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with host Bill Rankin. He's covering the murder prosecution of Claud "Tex" McIver, a wealthy and politically connected lawyer in Atlanta who shot his wife in the back. McIver claims it was an accident, and the prosecution has its work cut out for it in trying to prove malice murder. But the defendant took several actions after the shooting that made the community and the cops wonder about his innocence. The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

S01, Episode 8 - After a year’s wait, a concluding decision

S01, Episode 8 - After a year’s wait, a concluding decision

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: Jul 2nd, 2016

Justin Chapman awaits the all-important decision from the state's prosecutors: will they put him back on trial for murder and arson or end the long-running legal drama that put him in state prison for eight years? This concluding episode has all the answers. 
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S01 Episode 9:  Before You Listen

S01 Episode 9: Before You Listen

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: Feb 20th, 2016

A state prosecutor is now deciding whether to put Justin Chapman back on trial for murder. His first trial ended in a guilty verdict after the jury deliberated about 40 minutes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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S01 Episode 7: A New Trial or a New Life?

S01 Episode 7: A New Trial or a New Life?

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: Jun 28th, 2015

The case goes back to the Georgia Supreme Court – and this time there would be a much different outcome.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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S01 Episode 6: Could Justin Chapman Be Guilty?

S01 Episode 6: Could Justin Chapman Be Guilty?

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: Jun 19th, 2015

Justin Chapman tells his side of the story.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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S01 Episode 5: Young Lawyers and Old Hands

S01 Episode 5: Young Lawyers and Old Hands

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: Jun 12th, 2015

Justin Chapman’s new defense team sifts through the evidence and uncovers critical breakdowns in the prosecution of Chapman, including several pieces of evidence that Chapman's public defender Jan Hankins says she never received, and the testimony of witnesses that Hankins never had time to visit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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S01 Episode 4: The New Team Goes to Work

S01 Episode 4: The New Team Goes to Work

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: Jun 5th, 2015

The Justin Chapman murder case attracts a new defense team full of heavy hitters and colorful characters. In this episode, we take a detour from the case in order to introduce you to some of the players who came to Chapman's aid, and learn why they took on the case for free.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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S01 Episode 3: Let’s Test the Evidence

S01 Episode 3: Let’s Test the Evidence

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: May 29th, 2015

Bill Rankin goes to Bremen in the dark of night, and with the help of an Army veteran, tests what you can see from "Stroupe's stoop." Could Gary Allen Stroupe have seen Justin Chapman from his front porch? Plus, Chapman experiences the appeal from hell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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S01 Episode 2: She Lost, but She Never Gave Up

S01 Episode 2: She Lost, but She Never Gave Up

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: May 22nd, 2015

Meet Jan Hankins, the public defender who lost Justin Chapman’s case and embarked on a personal crusade to free him.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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S01 Episode 1: Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town

S01 Episode 1: Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town

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: May 14th, 2015

Follow the twists and turns of a case in rural Georgia that some say landed an innocent man in prison.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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