The Lawless Files Podcast

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Mischelle's murder case is a complicated story with two primary victims: Mischelle, of course, and Josh Kezer, who spent nearly 16 years in prison before being exonerated. The Lawless Files podcast explores the suspects in Mischelle's murder, but also why law enforcement ignored obvious suspects, while also pursuing the wrong man for the murder, a man who was hundreds of miles away from the scene when the victim's life was taken. We will release all episodes here first, for our paid supporters, including bonus episodes which will not be available free to the public.

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Episode 1
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This episode explores the crime scene, explores the confusion of the identical twin who reported the crime as well as the first interview of the twin who claimed to touch Mischelle Lawless on the shoulder before heading to the sheriff's office.

Episode 1
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This episode explores the crime scene, explores the confusion of the identical twin who reported the crime as well as the first interview of the twin who claimed to touch Mischelle Lawless on the shoulder before heading to the sheriff's office.

Episode 2
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In this episode, we examine the names of people and potential witnesses found in Mischelle's diary, including four mentions of a boy named Mark, who she does not identify by last name.

Episode 3
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This episode dives into the second interview Mark Abbott gave, this one giving a new story about a new person near the crime scene in a white car. A new detective takes on the lead.

Episode 4
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Ten days after the murder, Mark Abbott told an officer that he saw a mixed-race black man at the payphone. And he knew the man at the payphone, because he'd seen him at a party earlier that night. That man was with Lyle Day all evening on the night of the murder.

Episode 5
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In episode 5, we learn how the jailhouse informants that implicated Josh Kezer for the murder of Mischelle Lawless tried to recant in 1993. We learn more about how Scott County built its case against Kezer.

Episode 6
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Josh Kezer's attorneys try to fight back against the murder case, calling the sheriff among others to testify under oath in depositions.

Episode 7
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Josh's attorneys had pushed forward and received recanted statements from jailed informants. In this episode, we find out how the state pushed through the statements, accusing wrongdoing of Josh's defense attorney.

Episode 8
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Just a couple of months after Josh Kezer's conviction, Mark Abbott's friend gets busted on drug possession charges. Josh Kezer's former attorney unveils a dramatic reveal about a connection involving the sheriff.

Episode 9
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This episode explores Bill Ferrell's investigation into Norm Lambert's death as well as other information that began to come forward that the wrong man had been convicted in Mischelle Lawless's murder.

Episode 10
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A prison phone call between Mark Abbott and Kevin Williams brings up the name of Williams' former boss and we learn from Abbott's and Williams' testimony about what the two men did the morning after Mischelle Lawless' murder.

Bonus episode 1
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The mostly unabridged interview between host Bob Miller and former Sheriff Rick Walter about his recollection of the crime scene.

Bonus Episode 2
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Host Bob Miller and co-producer Tyler Graef retrace the possible steps that Mark Abbott and/or Matt Abbott took following the murder.

Bonus Episode 3
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Extended interview with Josh Kezer