Reviews
I enjoyed this podcast very much and so glad it ended the way it did!
Tammy Kearney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/24
This was difficult to listen to at times. I found myself yelling at the investigator and prosecutor. And seething with so much disappointment with Alexis and her obvious lies. I had to walk away from listening a couple of times and found myself googling Deven before I could power through the rest...Read full review »
Mylandino via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/24
I’m r Too old fashioned perhaps but I liked the beginning way more than when I started hearing Liz talking about herself.
LisaIspa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/24
The pod had me seething at various points. The racism, the bias, the lack of resources for people experiencing domestic partner violence…all of it. Job well done. PS avoid Alabama at all costs.
JLK100 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/24
I thought it started out as a good podcast I can tell if I’m gonna enjoy some one from the first few sentences in it. I did. But then the podcaster was blaming every thing of skin color. We don’t need to know all of that. Just tell the story. Not your opinion of why it happened the way it did....Read full review »
Your momma 18 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/24
This was so well presented. At times sickening and hard to listen to at the treatment Devin received. Somehow she kept the faith and stayed positive. I’m glad she survived.
wfhmamabear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/24
Really liked this podcast , could totally relate being a domestic abuse survivor . I also really liked the host . Would def recommend
mfdsn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/24
Listening to this podcast has been so hard because everyone assumed Deven was guilty and lying from jump! If she was a white woman, things would be perceived differently and we all know it. If this story were told as if she were white, people would have a different opinion. Melhoff disgusts me!...Read full review »
PreciousDetina via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/24
The case is very interesting based on the evidence presented. The problem is the extreme bias on the part of the podcast. While I empathize with Ms. Grey, it’s obvious that she didn’t kill her abuser in self defense, since he was sleeping and face down when she killed him. The most obvious bias...Read full review »
Terleeher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/24
First of all, incredibly done. I’m on episode 5. Let me just say, Alexis is a lying, two faced, conniving female. I can literally tell exactly what kind of female she is just by hearing her talk. The fact that she tried to turn it around & make it about herself is INSANE. She knew exactly...Read full review »
kaylafbabyyyyy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/24
Super well done!
Duncanomics via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/24
As a listener, I was deeply moved by “Blind Plea,” particularly by Liz Flock’s incredible work and Deven’s ability to endure. And still laugh and smile despite of it al. Liz’s exhaustive research and her genuine, personal interviews shed light on the dark corners of domestic violence and the...Read full review »
Lysgibbs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/24
I’ve never really had a big reaction that results in me posting about it however.. this Ep2 is so frustrating and unbelievable.. so the 2nd girlfriend is a child and lacks the emotional intelligence needed to tell the truth her version of events doesn’t line up with evidence nor is collaborated...Read full review »
P⚽️⚽️👌 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/29/24
Enjoyed the research detail and interviews but episode about John seems to absolve him of his history of abuse.
Lee Cypher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
Hooked after the first episode. I have to wonder if Devin had been a white woman would she be in prison? Doubt it. The head policemen had his mind made up before he laid the charges down. Sweet home Alabama . . . Sigh
DaniKirk1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
I am a domestic and sexual abuse advocate at a DV(domestic violence) shelter. I’ve seen so many cases that could have ended up like Deven’s. I’ve seen people who didn’t get the chance to save themselves, people who are broken beyond comprehension, and people so strong that it’s amazing...Read full review »
Kdelphies via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/24
This podcast was beyond boring and misleading at best.
salem-alt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/24
This is an important topic and I realized that it will take those who have not been a victim of the criminal justice system to join forces with those who have.
Grateful for your show via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/24
This postcast is filled with so many ups and down! Our system is beyond flawed but thank you for sharing Deven’s story!! Deven I am praying for you, I want you to succeed!!!!! Prayers and blessings to you and your baby!! Si Se Puede!!!!!! Rooting for you from Austin, Texas!!!! ❤️
JJalonzo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/24
Intriguing story, but could have done without the woke woman narrative.
KRISTY8492927492 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/24
The story pushes a racist agenda constantly. Why does racism exist? Leftist journalist like this. The fact is, a lady shot her boyfriend in the back of his head while he was asleep, that’s murder no matter your skin color. The narrator also makes Shelby County out to be the most racist county in...Read full review »
Browndude1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/24
Janice is the best “character”. So happy for Deven and her family.
EmMaeJohnson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/24
I think this was a very interesting story. I had a hard time listening sometimes because of how unfair and hypocritical the justice system is. It could have been shorter, but it was a very engaging listen.
GD 100594 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/24
This is not a story of self-defense against domestic abuse. Whether or not you believe her story of abuse, she had many chances to get out and get away from the situation. Shooting someone in the back of the head while they are sleeping is not self-defense. This is not a story about racism...Read full review »
RumorS0607 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/24
I have no doubt that Deven suffered all of the abuse mentioned in the story but, the narrator makes every attempt to use emotion and race to lead the listener into believing that Deven shouldn’t have been found guilty of murder. It’s nonsense and outrageous. She mentions plenty of times that John...Read full review »
samgraves2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/23
This was such a great podcast. It made me for for Deven and other women in a similar situation to hers. Thank you for bringing her story to light. I hope the best for her and her daughter.
Kim WazHere via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/23
The story is good but the vocal fry is hard to listen to
1starrev via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/23
I really wanted to love this podcast. Deven’s story was compelling and the overall podcast in terms of production, the order the story was presented, etc, was great. Lots of great reporting and sources for info and interviews. I believe I share the political and emotional point of view of the...Read full review »
Cin11245 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/26/23
Liz and her team surpass expectations in uncovering Deven's incredible story. Many domestic abuse podcasts leave me with lingering questions, especially regarding prosecution and defense choices. Liz tenaciously sought answers with a graceful determination.Read full review »
Prada1692 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/23
Love the podcast! Wish an episode covered how to help a love one who is currently in a violent relationship. How to help someone who doesn’t want help. My sister was physically and emotionally abused. She never said anything. She got lucky he died of health issues.
pleasestayopen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/19/23
Decent podcast, it was dragged out longer it needed to, and it was a bit too dramatic at times, but I've enjoyed overall.Read full review »
Hey-you! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/23
Janice is an absolute angel on earth 😇
s+chester via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/23
This podcast is a shame. There is no reason to doubt she was abused. There is also no reason to doubt that she murdered him.
mrccgn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/23
What would be interesting to me is a podcast investigating the reasons behind this EXACT same story that’s been repeated multiple thousands of times throughout history. Why are soo many men driven to this disgusting behavior. What is it in their rearing, their education, what about our society...Read full review »
Avengers93 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/23
There’s a whole lotta gray between black & white… and, while I don’t doubt that she was abused by John, she was (is) a jealous, conniving woman. Say whatever you want about John, he never shot & killed Deven. After 5+ years living together and she happens to find herself shooting him in...Read full review »
T and a for ya via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/23
Deven you are a survivor. You have overcome so many challenges and the journey ahead will not be easy but it will be worth it. So many things in your journey touched my life. Things I too have experienced. Thank you for sharing your story and keep up the good fight. You are inspiring more people...Read full review »
Tifstone80 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/23
Janis!
jmhart77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/23
When you try to fit all the facts into your own narrative, it’s not journalism. Could have been a good story to be told, for Devon if indeed innocent if not for the clear agenda against white people and the police.
Sissarae27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/23
It is unbelievable to me that abusers’ past behavior can be omitted from testimony in domestic abuse cases. This story is well investigated and well told.
3esMommy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/23
i love how this podcast elevates a story that’s all too common and needs to be told. domestic violence survivors deserve better from our society
Loopy Moonstar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/23
She has said zero positive things about law enforcement, jails (even when the “journalist” breaks all their rules but it’s always LE’s fault. Prison isn’t made to be pleasant, especially one that houses death row inmates. Do you ever consider the victim and their trauma? Everything is wrong with...Read full review »
SWAGG FRY via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/23
I also tried to give this a try and didn’t make it past the first episode due to the podcaster’s voice. Not sure if she’s intentionally doing that Britney Spears vocal fry but it’s pretty distracting and sounds juvenile.
ClaireH924 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/23
The hardest part of listening to this podcast is the sgt Melhoff and his preconceived ideas of who’s telling the truth — hearing his father state “ I just turned the tv up if his son beating on the mother of his granddaughter got too loud” the reviews on this podcast are idealistically what’s...Read full review »
kaereeves1418 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/23
The fact that the description of this podcast describes the person who shot the other “as a Black woman who shot a white man in Alabama…”. Capital B, lower case w. That is not by accident and it tells me this story will be presented from a liberal, social Justice point of view. Does not say...Read full review »
mmchap via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/23
This was such a thoughtful and informative podcast. It does bring to light that domestic violence is a very different beast and ultimately should be looked at differently within the justice system. Unfortunately, due to the facts in the case self defense was hard to obtain. Devon really seems to...Read full review »
Regmeyet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/23
I tried. Really. But her vocal fry, especially where her pitch dropped at the end of every sentence, really made it intolerable. Didn’t make it past the first episode.
Janith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/08/23
The fact that you made it so much about race instead of the facts, she killed the man while he was sleeping by shooting him in the back of the head is pretty poor taste. She’s guilty of killing him, not in self defense or stand your ground. without looking at the past or the fight from that night...Read full review »
Stone_1999 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/23
The podcast was well done. It definitely told the story through Deven’s experience but production was professional and explored many views about this case. It is a story that needs to be told to explain the criminal legal system and how it works or doesn’t work for abused women and especially...Read full review »
lifeisgoodsofar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/23
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