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Harris County, Texas, has sent more people to death row than any jurisdiction in the nation. Among them is Charles Raby. He confessed to the grisly murder of an elderly woman in Houston in 1992. But the evidence tells a different story — one in which the state went after the wrong man. In the second season of Murderville, Intercept reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith explore faulty forensics, the fallibility of memory, and a system ill-equipped to acknowledge its mistakes. See
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4.0 stars from 2,313 ratings
Interesting but imperfect
This case is a fascinating one and the research done by the team behind the podcast is excellent - and they’ve worked hard to track down interviewees. However, the tone is at times condescending (especially when the hosts discuss the victim’s daughter) and the narrative can sometimes feel *too*...Read full review »
Dave B_90 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/28/22
Plays like an over extended episode of Maury Povich. Impoverished and (frankly) stupid people running head-long into our lazy and inept legal system. This isn’t interesting. This isn’t entertaining. This is just sad on a dozen different levels. Pointless waste of time.
buddhatim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/22
No evidence
This podcast is highlighting a story based on feelings and presenting no evidence. Then attempting to through in another suspect, again with no evidence. There seems to be no thorough investigation just interviews with victims family. You can’t complete an investigative true crime based on...Read full review »
enthusiastic24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/22
Recent Episodes
Intercept Senior Editor Andrea Jones speaks with Jordan Smith and Liliana Segura — the reporters behind Murderville, Texas — on The Intercept’s podcast Intercepted. They discuss how they learned about Charles Raby’s death penalty case and his innocence claim and the investigative reporting that...
Published 04/23/22
Published 04/23/22
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Published 03/29/22
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