Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum

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Work a cold case alongside investigator Sheryl “Mac” McCollum, Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute. Every week, Sheryl dives into her cold case files alongside accomplished guests to look for clues into unsolved murders, missing people, and more. This ain’t just a podcast but a war room. Sheryl opens her cold case files, her heart and her little black book! You will quickly realize Zone 7 is not a place but a lifestyle!

  • 24 minutes 19 seconds
    Karen Read Murder Trial: Questionable Witness Testimonies, Prosecution vs. Defense Tactics, Public Uproar

    Karen Read, 43, of Mansfield, is accused of second-degree murder and other charges. The prosecution says she hit her boyfriend, Boston police officer John O'Keefe, with her vehicle outside of a home in Canton during a snowstorm on Jan. 29, 2022, following a night of drinking. 

    Guest Bio and Links:

    Judge Ashley Wilcott is a nationally recognized Child Welfare Law Specialist and Juvenile Court Judge with over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney and child welfare specialist. Her life’s work revolves around passionately advocating for and striving to improve the lives of children at risk and youth in the foster care system.

    Joshua Schiffer is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense, Personal Injury. Listeners can learn more about Joshua Schiffer at his website 

    Resources:

    Listen to previous episodes on The Karen Read Murder Trial:

    The Karen Read Murder Trial: Killer or Cover Up Murder with Joshua Schiffer  

    In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, sits down with esteemed guests Judge Ashley Wilcott and defense attorney Joshua Schiffer. The panel dissects the latest on the Karen Read trial, which includes: the questionable witness testimonies, evidence, potential cover-ups, the unprecedented media involvement, and the intensity of the public's reaction to the trial. 

    Show Notes:

    • (0:00) Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum  
    • (0:15) Background on Karen Reed and John O'Keefe  
    • (1:25) Sherly introduces guest, Judge Ashely Wilcott and returning guest Joshua Schiffer to the listeners 
    • (5:00) The intensity of community engagement during this trial 
    • (8:00) Discussion of evidence at the scene of the crime 
    • (15:00) “I'm interested for them to get into the personal relationships. Every one of these witnesses has been evasive and or just outright lie about how well they do or do not know the other people involved.” -Joshua Schiffer
    • (16:00) Questionable witnesses 
    • (20:00) Closing thoughts - “Can the case be saved for the Commonwealth?”
    • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! 

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    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

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    22 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 26 minutes 2 seconds
    Karen Read Murder Trial: ‘Cops Lying Against Cops About Cops’

    Karen Read, 43, of Mansfield, is accused of second-degree murder and other charges. The prosecution says she hit her boyfriend, Boston police officer John O'Keefe, with her vehicle outside of a home in Canton during a snowstorm on Jan. 29, 2022, following a night of drinking. 

    Guest Bio and Links:

    Judge Ashley Wilcott is a nationally recognized Child Welfare Law Specialist and Juvenile Court Judge with over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney and child welfare specialist. Her life’s work revolves around passionately advocating for and striving to improve the lives of children at risk and youth in the foster care system.

    Joshua Schiffer is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense, Personal Injury. Listeners can learn more about Joshua Schiffer at his website 

    Resources:

    Listen to previous episodes on The Karen Read Murder Trial:

    The Karen Read Murder Trial: Killer or Cover Up Murder with Joshua Schiffer  

    In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, Judge Ashley Wilcott, and Joshua Schiffer continue to weigh in on the latest Karen Read trial details. Sheryl draws parallels to the infamous Casey Anthony trial. Together, they explore various theories surrounding the case, the intense public and media scrutiny, and the strategic legal maneuvers at play.

    Show Notes:

    • (0:00) Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum  
    • (0:30) Sheryl compares the Karen Read trial to the Casey Anthony trial 
    • (1:57) “It don't matter what you think or what you feel or what you believe. The only thing that matters is what you can prove.”
    • (2:25) What is a buffer zone? 
    • (2:30) Both Judge Ashley Wilcott and Joshua Schiffer weigh in 
    • (4:00) “There's one woman, she has a shirt on that says ‘free Karen Reed’, but she's holding a poster that says ‘justice for John O'Keefe’. I feel for her. I get it. It almost can't be both. -Sheryl Mac
    • (8:00) The role of federal investigations
    • (9:00) Analysis of John O'Keefe's relationships with his peers
    • (10:00) Pre and post-police funeral behavior
    • (13:00) Impact of Proctor's testimony 
    • (14:30) Speculation on the defense's potential witnesses 
    • (22:00) “If you want to recast it, this is cops lying against cops about cops” -Joshua Schiffer 
    • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! 

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    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

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    22 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 30 minutes 4 seconds
    5.17.24 CRU with Nancy Grace: Kouri Richins | Murder by Moscow Mule?

    In today’s episode of the CRU, Sheryl McCollum and Nancy Grace dive into the case of Kouri Richins, a mother who was arrested for the murder of her husband. The two discuss the details of the case, including the prenup, the assets, and the secret bank accounts that Kouri opened. They also talk about the Valentine's Day incident, in which Kouri’s husband almost died from anaphylactic shock, and the texts that Kouri sent and deleted. The medical examiner said that Kouri’s husband died from five times the lethal dose of fentanyl, and it is believed that she gave him a Moscow Mule laced with the drug.

    Tune into Zone 7 with Dr. Joni Johnston as she and Sheryl dissect the book that Kouri wrote following the death of her husband: Are you with me? Dr. Joni Johnston Weighs in Between the Lines: Crime, Confession, and Literature

    Show Notes:

    • (0:00) Welcome! Nancy and Sheryl introduce this week’s crime roundup   
    • (5:00) Watch Nancy Grace on Merit Street Media 
    • (5:30) History of Kouri Richins  
    • (8:00)  The first attempt on Eric's life
    • (10:40) The Valentine's Day incident
    • (16:25) Kouri’s sent a letter to her mother - suborning perjury
    • (22:30) Speculations around Kouri Richins book 

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    Nancy Grace is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts. Nancy Grace had a perfect conviction record during her decade as a prosecutor. She is the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com, a crime- fighting digital platform that investigates breaking crime news, spreads awareness of missing people and shines a light on cold cases. 

    In addition, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, a daily show hosted by Grace, airs on SIRIUS XM’s Triumph Channel 111 and is downloadable as a podcast on all audio platforms - https://www.crimeonline.com/

    Connect with Nancy: 

    X: @nancygrace

    Instagram: @thenancygrace

    Facebook: @nancygrace

    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. 

    Connect with Sheryl:

    Email: [email protected]

    X: @149Zone7

    Facebook: @sheryl.mccollum

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    17 May 2024, 3:40 pm
  • 33 minutes 40 seconds
    Cases That Haunt Us | The Unseen Burdens of First Responders

    Guest Bio and Links:

    Joe Scott Morgan is a former death investigator, forensic professor at Jacksonville State University, and author. Joe is also the host of Body Bags with Joe Scott Morgan.

    Joseph Giacalone is a retired NYPD sergeant, author, and adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Joseph is also the host of True Crime with Sarge.

    Lisa Ribacoff is a New York licensed private investigator and polygraph examiner, known for her expertise in handling sensitive cases.

    Resources:  

    In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, Sheryl discusses the profound impact that traumatic cases have on first responders. Joined by Joe Scott Morgan, Joseph Giacalone, and Lisa Ribacoff, they dissect their battles with PTSD, the weight of unresolved cases, and the unseen scars left by their careers in forensic and law enforcement fields. They share poignant stories from the field and offer an unfiltered glimpse into the challenges and mental health struggles that come with their line of work.

    This content may include explicit material. Listener discretion is advised.

    Show Notes:

    • (0:00) Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum  
    • (1:00) Sheryl introduces this episode as “one for the first responders” 
    • (4:30) Sheryl introduces Joe Scott Morgan to Zone 7
    • (6:00) Joe discusses the last day at his job due to health issues
    • (13:00) Sheryl introduces Joe Giacalone to Zone 7 
    • (13:45) Joeseph shares his firsthand experiences from the gritty streets of New York City
    • (17:15) 1985 homicide of two boys is discussed 
    • (22:45) Sheryl introduces Lisa Ribacoff to Zone 7
    • (26:00) Lisa discusses the trauma experienced by polygraph examiners
    • (27:30) “I'm trained in identifying deception in handwriting and through stories. So I have to almost re-victimize myself in hearing this. And by the time the exam is done, I know if the individual committed said crime or did not commit said crime.”
    • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! 

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    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award-winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, a Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

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    15 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 34 minutes 4 seconds
    Cases That Haunt Us | A Dark Humor Tell All of First Responders

    Guest Bio and Links:

    Joe Scott Morgan is a former death investigator, forensic professor at Jacksonville State University, and author. Joe is also the host of Body Bags with Joe Scott Morgan.

    Joseph Giacalone is a retired NYPD sergeant, author, and adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Joseph is also the host of True Crime with Sarge.

    Lisa Ribacoff is a New York licensed private investigator and polygraph examiner, known for her expertise in handling sensitive cases.

    Resources:  

    In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, Sheryl discusses the profound impact that traumatic cases have on first responders. Sheryl is joined by Joe Scott Morgan, Joseph Giacalone, and Lisa Ribacoff for a part II series. They discuss personal anecdotes that underscore the intense pressures and occasional absurdities encountered by those in the field. From confronting death daily to dealing with the aftermath of trauma, they all share how they've used dark humor as a vital outlet for emotional release and trauma bonding.  

    This content may include explicit material. Listener discretion is advised.

    Show Notes:

    • (0:00) Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum  
    • (0:30) Laura Ingle’s dedication to journalism 
    • (1:50) Laura's ethical decision during a sensitive moment
    • (8:30) Sheryl recounts a terrifying yet humorous encounter
    • (15:00) Joe's encounter with a bizarre death celebration 
    • (22:00) “We could always count on you to say something inappropriate at the right time.” 
    • (24:00) Lisa shares a story of a polygraph test gone hysterically absurd 
    • (33:30) “If a bank robber takes over the lens of a surveillance camera, that's M. O. If he then feels the need to tear his clothes off and dance naked in front of that same camera, that's signature.” 
    • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! 

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    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award-winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, a Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

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    15 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 25 minutes 6 seconds
    5.10.24 CRU with Nancy Grace: God, Voodoo Dolls, and Justice: Mica Miller's Case, Suzanne Morphew's Tragedy, and Seth Rogers' Polygraph

    Sheryl McCollum shares some uplifting news about her sister Sheila’s remission, highlighting the importance of prayer and humor in tough situations. Sheryl and Nancy turn their attention to the tragic case of Mica Miller, expressing skepticism over the official ruling of suicide. They touch base on the disappearance of Sebastian Rogers, analyzing the polygraph results of his father, Seth Rogers. Additionally, Nancy updates listeners on Suzanne Morphew's case and the suspicious behaviors exhibited by her husband Barry Morphew.

    Also, check out new Zone 7 Merchandise at https://www.jusaskjan.com/sheryl-mac-mccollum-shop

    Today Nancy and Sheryl discuss these topics in today’s crime round-up:

    • The Sebastian Rogers Disappearance: Polygraph test latest updates 
    • Mica Miller, South Carolina: Death ruled a suicide
    • Suzanne Morphew Investigation: Barry Morphew is ‘not named a suspect, and not named a person of interest’

    Show Notes:

    • (0:00) Welcome! Sheryl introduces this week’s crime roundup with news of her sister Sheila’s remission   
    • (6:00) Seth Rogers’ polygraph results are shared 
    • (16:30) Mica Miller’s death ruled a suicide   
    • (17:00) Skepticism around Mica Miller's suicide 
    • (17:30) Troubling statements made by Mica Miller's husband
    • (24:00) Barry Morphew update 

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    Nancy Grace is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts. Nancy Grace had a perfect conviction record during her decade as a prosecutor. She is the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com, a crime- fighting digital platform that investigates breaking crime news, spreads awareness of missing people and shines a light on cold cases. 

    In addition, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, a daily show hosted by Grace, airs on SIRIUS XM’s Triumph Channel 111 and is downloadable as a podcast on all audio platforms - https://www.crimeonline.com/

    Connect with Nancy: 

    X: @nancygrace

    Instagram: @thenancygrace

    Facebook: @nancygrace

    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. 

    Connect with Sheryl:

    Email: [email protected]

    X: @ColdCaseTips

    Facebook: @sheryl.mccollum

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    10 May 2024, 6:54 pm
  • 36 minutes 3 seconds
    To Execute or Not | The Financial, Moral, and Emotional Weight of the Death Penalty with Kirk Nurmi

    Chad Daybell is charged with the murders of 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow, Tylee Ryan, last seen when she was 16, and his previous wife Tammy Daybell, who died of asphyxiation the year before. Lori Vallow was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for her role in her children's deaths. She was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of both children and received an additional 10-year prison sentence on a grand theft charge.

    Guest Bio and Links:

    Kirk Nurmi became infamous while serving as lead counsel for Jodi Arias. Today, as a former criminal defense attorney, he is thrilled that his legal career is a thing of the past. He has found a new level of joy working as a writer, speaker, and life coach whose new mission is to help others find a new level of joy.

    Resources:  

    In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with former criminal defense attorney, Kirk Nurmi about the unique perspectives of the American criminal justice system; specifically the death penalty. Kirk breaks down the complexities of a death penalty defense using the high-profile case of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell as a backdrop. They explore the legal and moral dilemmas faced by jurors and public defenders and the enduring challenges of a deeply polarizing topic. 

    Could you look someone in the eye and say, ‘I think you should die’…?

    Show Notes:

    • (0:00) Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum.  
    • (1:00) Sheryl introduces guest, Kirk Nurmi to Zone 7
    • (5:45) Brief background of Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow case 
    • (9:00) Death penalty considerations
    • (13:10) “We can talk about the death penalty, people can listen to it, but you think about that when, if you're in that jury box, And you're looking at that person, and you've kind of seen them for months, and you see their family, their family might be behind them, their kids, their spouse, etc. And you, as a juror, have to look at that person and say, I think you should die…”
    • (14:30) Mitigation and psychological profiling
    • (22:00) Process of death penalty 
    • (27:00) Factors that determine the death penalty being on the table 
    • (30:30) Polarization of the death penalty 
    • (32:00) The magnitude of a death penalty case 
    • (35:30) “I was personally opposed to the death penalty. And yet, I think I've probably asked for the death penalty more than most people in the United States.” -Janet Reno
    • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! 

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    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

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    8 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 27 minutes 15 seconds
    5.3.24 CRU with Nancy Grace: Suzanne Morphew's Death Ruled A Homicide

    Sheryl McCollum and Nancy Grace dive into the Suzanne Morphew case, providing their insights and opinions on the evidence and potential suspects. Although Barry Morphew has not been named a suspect or person of interest, Nancy Grace explains why the evidence points towards him. The autopsy results revealed that Suzanne had been shot with animal tranquilizers, and a tranquilizer cap was found in the Morphew's dryer. Barry had initially suggested that Suzanne went out for a bike ride and was possibly eaten by a mountain lion, but this theory is highly unlikely. The investigation and legal proceedings are ongoing.

    Today Nancy and Sheryl discuss these topics in today’s crime round-up:

    • Latest on Suzanne Morphew's disappearance - death has been determined a homicide 
    • New Jersey father Christopher Gregor is accused of killing his 6-year-old son Corey Micciolo

    Show Notes:

    • [0:00] Welcome! Sheryl introduces this week’s crime roundup   
    • [0:30] The latest on Suzanne Morphew's disappearance  
    • [1:30] The mountain lion theory  
    • [5:30] Details of the crime scene in Suzanne’s home 
    • [10:00] Personal stories from Nancy
    • [14:00] Barry's lack of emotional reaction when Suzanne was missing
    • [15:00] Analyzing other evidence like Suzanne's clothes
    • [20:00] Lamenting failures to protect children from abusive situations
    • [20:30] Christopher Gregor to face murder charges after his six-year-old son died in 2021 from 'chronic abuse'

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    Nancy Grace is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts. Nancy Grace had a perfect conviction record during her decade as a prosecutor. She is the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com, a crime- fighting digital platform that investigates breaking crime news, spreads awareness of missing people and shines a light on cold cases. 

    In addition, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, a daily show hosted by Grace, airs on SIRIUS XM’s Triumph Channel 111 and is downloadable as a podcast on all audio platforms - https://www.crimeonline.com/

    Connect with Nancy: 

    X: @nancygrace

    Instagram: @thenancygrace

    Facebook: @nancygrace

    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. 

    Connect with Sheryl:

    Email: [email protected]

    X: @ColdCaseTips

    Facebook: @sheryl.mccollum

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    3 May 2024, 3:55 pm
  • 45 minutes 15 seconds
    The Karen Read Murder Trial: Killer or Cover Up Murder with Joshua Schiffer

    Karen Read, 43, of Mansfield, is accused of second-degree murder and other charges. The prosecution says she hit her boyfriend, Boston police officer John O'Keefe, with her vehicle outside of a home in Canton during a snowstorm on Jan. 29, 2022, following a night of drinking. She has pleaded not guilty.

    Guest Bio and Links:

    Joshua Schiffer is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense, Personal Injury. Listeners can learn more about Joshua Schiffer at his website: https://chancoschiffer.com/   

    In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, sits down with defense attorney, Joshua Schiffer to discuss the latest on the Karen Read trial. Together, they dissect  the mysterious death of Officer John O'Keefe, featuring detailed discussions on the legal, interpersonal, and investigative angles that make this case a puzzler for law enforcement and the community of Canton, Massachusetts.

    Show Notes:

    • [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum  
    • [0:30] Sheryl welcomes back defense attourney, Joshual Schiffer to the show
    • [0:45] Joshua gives a background of the Karen Read and Joshual O’Keefe case 
    • [3:00] Details of the incident night
    • [7:00] The puzzling cause of death
    • [14:30] Examination of legal implications and potential defenses in the case
    • [26:00] The Feds, the local police and many unanswered questions
    • [32:00] Community reaction and media coverage
    • [44:30] “The death car, as the newspapers called it,  didn't stop.  It came out of the gathering darkness, wavered tragically for a moment,  and then disappeared around the next bend.”  -F.S.F
    • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! 

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    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

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    1 May 2024, 11:00 am
  • 14 minutes 36 seconds
    4.26.24 CRU with Nancy Grace: Fifth God's Misfits Member Charged with Murdering Veronica Butler and Jillian Kelley

    Today Nancy and Sheryl go deep into the disturbing case of two young Kansas mothers who were kidnapped, bludgeoned to death, and buried in a 10-foot pit on April 17th - the same day one of the victim's children had a birthday. The alleged mastermind is Tiffany Adams, the children's grandmother linked to the "God's Misfits" cult. Five people were arrested, including a man named Paul Grice who has confessed. 

    Show Notes:

    • 00:00 Nancy and Sheryl introduce this week’s crime roundup   
    • 01:00 Paul Grice - fifth suspect in Oklahoma murders arrested and charged 
    • 02:00 Watch Merit Plus for Free - https://www.meritplus.com/home
    • 05:00 The 10-foot grave and evidence details 
    • 13:00 M'Naghten rules - defense of insanity 

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    Nancy Grace is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts. Nancy Grace had a perfect conviction record during her decade as a prosecutor. She is the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com, a crime- fighting digital platform that investigates breaking crime news, spreads awareness of missing people and shines a light on cold cases. 

    In addition, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, a daily show hosted by Grace, airs on SIRIUS XM’s Triumph Channel 111 and is downloadable as a podcast on all audio platforms - https://www.crimeonline.com/

    Connect with Nancy: 

    X: @nancygrace

    Instagram: @thenancygrace

    Facebook: @nancygrace

    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. 

    Connect with Sheryl:

    Email: [email protected]

    X: @ColdCaseTips

    Facebook: @sheryl.mccollum

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    26 April 2024, 3:30 pm
  • 38 minutes 49 seconds
    Breaking the Recidivism Cycle with Creative Sentencing | Judge Glenda Hatchett

    Judge Glenda Hatchett is an American television personality, lawyer, and judge who is the star of the former court show, Judge Hatchett and current day The Verdict with Judge Hatchett, and founding partner at the national law firm, The Hatchett Firm. 

    Listeners can learn more about Judge Glenda Hatchett at her website ​​https://smstrial.com/glenda-hatchett/ and on IG @thejudgehatchett

    Resources:

    Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose

    Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say!: Saving Your Child from a Troubled World 

    In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, sits down with the remarkable Judge Glenda Hatchett to discuss her transformative journey through the justice system, emphasizing her role in juvenile court. Judge Hatchett shares powerful stories of her innovative approach to juvenile cases, focusing on rehabilitation over incarceration through creative sentencing, community programs, and personal mentorship. She advocates passionately for investing in youth development to break generational cycles of crime.

    Show Notes:

    • [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum.  
    • [2:00] Sheryl introduces guest, Judge Glenda Hatchett to the listeners 
    • [6:00] The story of "Gator" 
    • [12:45] “Your past doesn’t have to define your future.”
    • [13:30] Getting recidivism rates down to single digits
    • [16:00] The influence of community programs on juvenile offenders
    • [20:00] Costs of incarceration vs. education
    • [24:00] Working with schools and families 
    • [29:00] The story of "Miss Hattie"
    • [31:00] Judge Hatchett's current law practice
    • [38:00] “It's so easy to get in the juvenile justice system and so hard to get out.”
    • Thanks for listening to another episode! If you’re loving the show and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! 

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    Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.  

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    24 April 2024, 11:00 am
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