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American Justice Podcast

Jul 4, 2022

In S03E09 of the American Justice Podcast, Scott and C. Derick dissect the story of Anthony Wright, a 20-year-old man who was wrongly convicted of raping and murdering 77-year-old Louise Talley in 1991. The duo narrates how Mr. Wright endured two trials and 25 years in prison before DNA evidence found him not guilty of the 1991 rape and murder.

Time Stamps

00:40  Introduction

09:38  Unethical Practices Among Law Enforcement Officials

15:05  The History of DNA Forensics

18:37  The Rape and Murder of 77-Year-Old Louise Talley

20:57  Incriminating Confessions From Roland Saint James and John Richardson

26:35  Detectives Decide To Go After Anthony Wright

28:25  Police Arrest and Interrogate Anthony Wright

31:52  Anthony Signs a Written Confession Admitting to Raping and Killing Louise Talley

32:14  Anthony is Charged with Multiple Counts of Murder and Rape

33:51  Police Search Anthony’s House and “Find” Blood-Stained Clothes

34:24  Two Teenage Friends Claim to Have Seen Anthony at the Crime Scene

36:25  Conflicting Testimony From Anthony’s Mom

39:33  Anthony Defends Himself In Court

44:01  Anthony is Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison

45:22  DNA Testing of the Rape Kit Uncovers Ronnie Byrd’s DNA

47:45  How the Police Coerced Two Teenage Witnesses Into Testifying Against Mr. Wright

49:20  Anthony Testifies on His Own Behalf, Again

51:20  Anthony is Acquitted and Released 

53:10  Anthony’s Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Settles for $9.85 million

53:51  How Philadelphia Detectives Wrongfully Convicted Dozens of Innocent People in the 90s

58:05  The Unbreakable Bond Between Anthony Wright and His Son

01:06:29  Anthony and Rob G. Kelly Publish a Memoir

01:06:54  Parting Thoughts 

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