Great storytelling, sad story
This podcast is really well done. It plays out at a captivating pace from beginning to end. Binge worthy! The Central question this podcast investigates is whether or not Sofia Johnson, who was tried, convicted, and then later acquitted her mother-in-law‘s murder is actually innocent. in some ways, at the end of the podcast you're no closer to the truth than at the beginning, but the journey there has a lot of twist and turns that leave you on the edge of your seat! Amory does a great job of approaching the investigation with empathy, which is very powerful in this show. Even if you believe that Sofia Johnson is guilty of this crime - she is treated with compassion, Which allows for listeners to make up their own mind if they choose to based on what is presented. As for me, there’s one troubling detail that stuck with me from the first couple of episodes: the fact that Sean, in his initial conversations with police, described the victims alleged stash of money, which was a possible motive for the crime. I don’t see how Sean would know this unless Sophia told him. And why would Sofia tell him after years of a estrangement? The fact that Sean knew about that money makes me think Sofia did hatch a plan to steal that money. That’s why she told Sean - because they planned to steal it. So she probably didn’t actually commit the murder, but she set it up. Sean had to be there because of the blood on his shoe. They did it together and then turned in each other. I practiced criminal law for years and one thing I learned is that people who are actually guilty of crimes can convince themselves that they’re innocent and in own mind. I think that’s happened here.Read full review »
sjrf202 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/24
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