In the Dark

25 EpisodesProduced by APM Reports

Reporter Madeleine Baran examines the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. In the Dark is an investigative podcast from APM … read more

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S1 Update: The Wetterling File

September 21st, 2018

28:05
In Season 1 of our podcast, we reported that the Jacob Wetterling case was a botched investigation. Just yesterday, law enforcement acknowledged it too.

S2 Update: Back to Winona

September 18th, 2018

33:43
Two months after the season ended, we return to Winona to see what has changed. Turns out, a lot. Curtis Flowers' mother has died. The whole town is …

S2 E11: The End

July 3rd, 2018

36:15
For the last episode of the season, we went to meet Jeffrey Armstrong, who, a few years after Curtis Flowers first went to prison, found what might have been a key piece of evidence. What he found -- and where he found …

S2 E10: Discovery

June 26th, 2018

1:04:04
Prosecutors have always said that Curtis Flowers was the only serious suspect in the Tardy Furniture investigation. But we found a document showing that another man, Willie James Hemphill, had also been questioned just …

S2 E9: Why Curtis?

June 19th, 2018

56:32
After re-examining the case, we'd found no direct evidence linking Curtis Flowers to the murders at Tardy Furniture. But we had one lingering …

S2 E8: The D.A.

June 12th, 2018

1:01:30
After investigating every aspect of the Curtis Flowers case, we were nearly ready to present what we'd found to District Attorney Doug Evans. But …

S2 E7: The Trials of Curtis Flowers

June 5th, 2018

1:01:08
There's one critical aspect of the Curtis Flowers case that we haven't looked at yet -- the makeup of the juries. Each of the four times Flowers was convicted, the jury was all white or nearly all white. So we decided …

S2 E6: Punishment

May 29th, 2018

43:48
Odell Hallmon, the state's key witness in the Curtis Flowers case, is serving three consecutive life sentences. We wondered what he might say now that there are no deals to cut, and he will spend the rest of his days in …

S2 E5: Privilege

May 22nd, 2018

48:14
No witness has been more important to the prosecution's case against Curtis Flowers than Odell Hallmon. He testified in four trials that Flowers had confessed to him while the two men were in prison together. Hallmon …

S2 E4: The Confessions

May 15th, 2018

52:55
Over the years, three inmates have claimed that Curtis Flowers confessed to them that he killed four people at the Tardy Furniture store. But they've all changed their stories at one time or another. In this episode, we …

Season Two: The Trailer

April 16th, 2018

2:19
Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the …

Season One: The Trailer

August 29th, 2016

3:37
After he disappeared nearly 27 years ago, Jacob Wetterling's remains have been found. Why did it take so long?
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