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Murder in Oregon
In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a...
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4.4 stars from 2,283 ratings
This is a captivating story that deserves to be told. I think it could have been done in 8 or so episodes; at a certain point things are being rehashed over and over and over.
wafflefriesyo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/20
Great podcast!
Great story-telling. Interesting look into how corruption led to the murder of someone who seemed to be trying to stop it. Lots of players but the host does a good job of reminding listeners who they are and how they’re connected.
CaseyMcC07 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/20
Incredible story that I can’t believe wasn’t a bigger headline in the 80s and 90s. I hope corruption and evil don’t prevail in the end and that the people responsible for Michael Franke’s murder face justice in the end! I agree with some other reviews that the editing felt a bit all I’ve the...Read full review »
haymcg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/20
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