Murder, Alaska Podcast: Episode 3: The Benolken Murders (Chapter 2)

Link to downloadable mp3 version of the podcast: https://mega.nz/#!9d5xySKT!-sXriHX7ZtoghB2dC2nMjh-SKlgGTgOSl7Xld0wWsL8

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Act 2 of a series of podcasts on the murders of James and Ann Benolken in Juneau, Alaska in 1982.

This episode picks up with a brief intro explaining what the episode covers. Then we discuss why the Benolken murders still matter at 04:31, forensic sciences and empiricism, and issues involving wrongful convictions and the populations most subject to them.

This episode then touches on who Newton Lambert is as 13:27 and who James and Ann Benolken were. Beginning at 21:00 the early 1980s and 2017 and analyzed in terms of parallels and differences and we take a deeper look into the issues that were relevant 35 years ago and how they compare to current items in the news.

Finally at 30:50 we examine the first three witnesses who testified in the trial of Newton Lambert for the murders of James and Ann Benolken.

~~~~Links and show notes~~~~

7.27.16 column by Jill Burke of ADN.com about 3,800 untested sexual assault kits uncovered in a State of Alaska audit:

https://www.adn.com/opinions/2016/07/27/answering-the-nagging-questions-about-those-3800-untested-rape-kits/

“Trial by Fire” by David Grann, 09.07.09 New Yorker:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/09/07/trial-by-fire

2.7.17 article by Matt Miller of KTOO about pending decision in Newton Lambert post-conviction relief application:

Appeals Court to issue opinion on possible DNA testing in 35 year old Juneau homicide

Music credits:

“Danse Macabre – Isolated Harp” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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First of the Last by Silent Partner

Dark Hallway (clean) Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Reign Supreme” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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