What defines guilt? Should we judge the accused based on the evidence found against them? Or by the decision made about them by a jury of their peers? Each week we look at complicated criminal cases, where the evidence and the verdict don’t always line up, testing the limits of “innocent until proven guilty.” Not Guilty is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
On April 19th, 1989, 28-year-old Trisha Meili was brutally attacked while jogging in Central Park. In less than 48-hours, five teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 were charged for the attack. The city of New York rejoiced at what they thought was "swift justice." But were the boys responsible for the attack? Or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time?Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code NOTGUILTY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
During her trial in 1980, none of Cynthia Payne's male clients faced any charges. The public wondered who the real transgressor was and whether she deserved punishment or the law deserved a rewrite. Parcasters - Seeking more stories from Great Britain? Check out our Kingpins episode dropping tomorrow on international ecstasy dealer Shaun Atwood. Subscribe today so that you don't miss his incredible rise to power!
In 1978, police closed in on a clandestine brothel located in a quiet, humble home in London. The ensuing trial of the brothel’s madam, Cynthia Payne, called into question everything the straitlaced British culture believed about sex work.Parcasters - Did you catch our most recent episode of GONE? We finally dive into the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, you’ll have to listen to find out our theories about the most famous missing man in history. Available now at parcast.com/gone
After an 11-month-long investigation, Robert Blake, a household name for his portrayal of 70's TV cop Baretta, was charged with the murder of his wife in 2002, Bonny Lee Bakley. But forensics proved Blake hadn't fired a gun that night.Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/NotGuilty to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
On the night of May 4th, 2001, 44-year-old Bonny Lee Bakley was shot to death while she waited in the passenger seat of her husband's car in Los Angeles. Her husband, the actor Robert Blake, claimed that Bonny had been a small-time criminal and someone she'd wronged must be responsible for her murder. But Bonny's friends and loved ones painted the marriage as a sham, alleging that Blake would have done anything to get out of it. Even kill.Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter promo code NOT GUILTY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
Take a seat in the jury box as we dive into the most unbelievable acquittals and exonerations to ever take place in a court of law. Analyze the crime, observe the investigation, examine the evidence, and submit your verdict. Which way do the scales of justice tilt? Not Guilty, a Parcast Original, premieres Thursday, April 25th. New episodes available every Thursday on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!