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The Orange Tree
Fifteen years ago, 21-year-old Jennifer Cave went out with her friend Colton Pitonyak to celebrate getting a new job. She never showed up for her first day of work. Two days later, Jennifer’s body was found at The Orange Tree, a condo complex near the University of Texas at Austin. Pitonyak, a promising UT business student who lived in the condo, had fled to Mexico … and he wasn’t alone. He had gone with another UT student, Laura Hall. The crime’s gruesome nature, Pitonyak’s surprising defense and Hall’s mysterious involvement shocked the city of Austin. The Orange Tree is reported and...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 3,875 ratings
After episode 4.
Nullity via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
So impressed this was done by students! This was one of most well done true crime podcasts I’ve listened to.
MallyKnablach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
Excellent journalism
The telling of the story is amazing. I am most impressed with how sensitive the two podcasters are, telling the story without judgment, giving each character/individual an opportunity to share their piece, and always showing empathy for the victim. I listened in 2 days, highly recommend for...Read full review »
8!!(&(!&8@ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
Recent Episodes
Laura Hall seeks to move on after her release from prison ... and she has a lot to say. Colton Pitonyak remains in a West Texas prison as his parents hold onto hope that he’ll someday return to Arkansas. Sharon and Jim continue to fight on Jennifer Cave’s behalf, and they also fight for strangers...
Published 08/11/20
Fellow inmates say Laura Hall has been talking in jail about her role in the Jennifer Cave case. She continues to talk when out on bond, others say. As Colton Pitonyak’s appeals lawyers look for an angle to try to get him a new trial, the lawyers convince several people to swear that Laura had a...
Published 08/04/20
A few days after Colton Pitonyak and Laura Hall were found in Mexico, Laura is called in to pick up her impounded car's keys at the Austin Police headquarters. When she shows up, she's led to a small room to be questioned by the police. Detectives are trying to figure out what her involvement is...
Published 07/28/20
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