Episode 48: Leslie Irvine: The serial killer who got his conviction overturned

August 19, 2021

Southern Indiana, 1954, a string of burglaries and murders rips across the region. A troop of teenage boys bravely hunt down information that leads to an arrest.  The local media swarm the police station and courts, leaking vital information and causing a flurry around the offender, Leslie “Mad Dog” Irvin.  A jail escape only brings more of a media storm, leading Irvin to appeal his case all the way to the US Supreme Court.  Mick breaks down the story of the serial killer who managed to overturn his entire conviction.  What went wrong?  And what did we do to make sure it never happens again?

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