Suspect

Wondery | Campside

Suspect is an investigative series about mislaid justice and the kinds of weighty decisions that detectives, lawyers, and jurors make every day - decisions that, once made, are almost impossible to reverse.Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark follows Leon Benson, who spent 24 years in an Indiana state prison for the 1998 murder of a young man named Kasey Schoen. His conviction hinged on the testimony of two eyewitnesses – but what if their memories turned out to be wrong? And what if the people who knew what really happened had never been allowed to speak? Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark is the story of two victims: one murdered, one sentenced to life. Follow host Matt Shaer and attorney Lara Bazelon as they investigate how the justice system failed both Leon and Kasey, and who the real killer might be. Join this unprecedented look inside the attempt to overturn a wrongful conviction and find out if justice will finally be served.Follow Suspect wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to Suspect: Five Shots in the Dark early and ad-free on Wondery Plus. Join Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or on Apple Podcasts.

  • 22 minutes 7 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | Escape in the Song | 10

    Music is a central part of how Leon Benson experiences the world around him. Suspect sound designer, Garrett Tiedemann, sits down with Leon to discuss his lifelong musical journey.

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    16 October 2023, 7:01 am
  • 23 minutes 2 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | To Be Believed | 9

    After being released from prison, and exonerated on charges of murdering Kasey Schoen, Leon Benson meets for the first time with Kasey’s sister, Kolleen.

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    25 September 2023, 7:01 am
  • 34 minutes 24 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | Rebirth | 8

    The paperwork has been filed, an alternate suspect identified. But without any indication that Leon will be released from prison, Lara and her team begin to lose hope – until suddenly, everything is tipped on its head.

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    28 August 2023, 7:02 am
  • 30 minutes 43 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | Gatorville | 7

    To prove that Leon is innocent, Lara and her team attempt to discover everything they can about their alternate suspect. But after every possible lead is exhausted, they are forced to make the only decision left to them: Meeting the suspect face to face.

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    21 August 2023, 7:01 am
  • 38 minutes
    Five Shots in the Dark | Unwritten Rules | 6

    Leon’s newest attorney, Lara Bazelon, and her students at the Racial Justice Clinic of the University of San Francisco’s Law School, continue to dig through Leon’s case files searching for any new evidence to prove his innocence. Months into their investigation, Lara and one of her students make a discovery that changes everything. 

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    14 August 2023, 7:01 am
  • 31 minutes 10 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | Fire in the Brain | 5

    While petitioning for clemency nearly a quarter century after his conviction, Leon connects with a wrongful incarceration advocate who believes his case could be overturned. But in order to exonerate him, Leon needs to find a good attorney to stand by his side.

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    7 August 2023, 7:01 am
  • 34 minutes 34 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | How the Game is Played | 4

    With a retrial looming, Leon faces mounting pressure to strengthen his defense. He enlists the help of Jimmy Hendrix, a skilled private investigator known for persuading even the most reluctant alibi witnesses to come forward. Unfortunately, an ill-fated decision from the defense undercuts Hendrix's hard work.

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    31 July 2023, 7:01 am
  • 36 minutes 45 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | Green To The System | 3

    As Leon maintains his innocence, he hires a defense attorney to help him prepare for his upcoming trial. But the proceedings take a strange turn when his chosen attorney turns out to be the wrong man for the job.

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    24 July 2023, 7:01 am
  • 35 minutes 3 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | Memory Palace | 1

    On a misty August night in 1998, a young man named Kasey Schoen was shot in downtown Indianapolis. Now – 24 years later – attorney, Lara Bazelon, reopens the case and uncovers a botched investigation based almost entirely on the memories of two eyewitness testimonies. 

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    17 July 2023, 7:01 am
  • 40 minutes 40 seconds
    Five Shots in the Dark | Blind Spots | 2

    In the days following his murder, Kasey’s family grieves his death as police begin rounding up witnesses and suspects. After conducting an array of interviews of residents, police focus their investigation on a local drug dealer named Leon Benson.

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    17 July 2023, 7:01 am
  • 3 minutes 10 seconds
    Introducing Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark

    Leon Benson spent 24 years in an Indiana state prison for the 1998 murder of a young man named Kasey Schoen. His conviction hinged on the testimony of two eyewitnesses – but what if their memories turned out to be wrong? And what if the people who knew what really happened had never been allowed to speak? Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark is the story of two victims: one murdered, one sentenced to life. Follow host Matt Shaer and attorney Lara Bazelon as they investigate how the justice system failed both Leon and Kasey, and who the real killer might be. Join this unprecedented look inside the attempt to overturn a wrongful conviction and find out if justice will finally be served.


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    26 June 2023, 7:01 am
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