Crime Junkie
Crime Junkie
MISSING: Joey Lynn Offutt
When firefighters responded to 33-year-old Joey Lynn Offutt’s burning house in Sykesville, Pennsylvania, on July 12th, 2007, they were shocked to discover the remains of her infant son, Alexis Brolin III. Joey was nowhere to be found and at the time, investigators didn’t know if she was a victim of the crime -- or the perpetrator. But her family is convinced she was set up and their only hope is that someone will come forward with the information they’ve been desperately seeking for 15 years. * If you have information about Joey’s disappearance, baby Alexis’ death or the fire, please contact Pennsylvania State Police at (814) 938-0510, or Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1‑800‑4PA‑TIPS. * You can also contact Joey’s family directly with information. Click here to find out how or call the Find Joey Tipline at 1-877-440-JOEY (1-877-440-5639). * Visit or the Help Find Joey Lynn Offutt Facebook page for more information. You can learn more about The Good segment and even submit a story of your own by visiting The Good page on our website! Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit to view the current membership options and policies. Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit:
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Morbid Network | Wondery
Episode 464: The Pamela Smart Case (Part2)
A little after 10:00 pm on the evening of May 1, 1990, Pamela Smart returned home from work to find her husband, twenty-four-year-old Gregg Smart, lying dead just beyond the front door of their condominium, a single bullet hole in his head. Detectives from the small town of Derry, NH arrived to find what appeared to be the scene of a robbery; though, very little looked to have been stolen and to investigators the scene felt staged. Two days later, Derry Police Captain Loring Jackson announced that Gregg Smart’s death wasn’t a random attacked, he’d been murdered by someone who knew him. The murder of Gregg Smart, and the trial that followed, shocked the population of New Hampshire, where it remains perhaps the most notorious criminal trial in the state’s history. As the first criminal trial to be televised from beginning to end, the case of Pamela Smart and her teenage lover captivated a national audience, leading to television and feature films, several nonfiction books, and countless television specials in the decades that followed. Special thank you to the brilliant David White for research assistance References Baker, Frank. 1990. "Smart to be jailed until trial." Concord Monitor, August 14: 1. —. 1990. "Widow charged as accomplice." Concord Monitor, August 2: 14. Carton, Barbara. 1991. "The Pamela Smart story." Boston Globe, Marcg 21. 1991. NH v. Smart: Opening Statements. Directed by Court TV. Performed by Court TV. Derry News. 1990. "Family and friends puzzle over murder." Derry News, May 4: 1. Englade, Ken. 1991. Deadly Lessons. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. Gaines, Judith, and Alexander Reid. 1991. "Jurors say tales a key to their decision." Boston Globe, March 23: 1. Hernandez, Monica. 2023. Accomplice in Smart murder asks for sentence reduction. January 10. Accessed May 1, 2023. Hohler, Bob. 1991. "3 guilty in N.H. killing." Boston Globe, January 30: 1. —. 1991. "Confidant was wired by police." Boston Globe, March 15: 21. —. 1991. "Smart is found guilty." Boston Globe, March 23: 1. —. 1991. "Smart pleaded for life, N.H. teen-ager testifies." Boston Globe, March 6: 19. —. 1991. "Tales of seduction." Boston Globe, March 12: 1. —. 1990. "Tape offered at Smart hearing." Boston Globe, August 14. —. 1991. "Witness: Smart asked for tips on reaction." Boston Globe, March 3: 27. —. 1991. "Youth says blood flowed, tears did not." Boston Globe, March 13: 35. Kilgannon, Corey. 2023. "Smart, who plotted with a teen lover to kill her husband, loses a parole bid." New York Times, March 30. Kittredge, Clare. 1991. "A verdict to take to son's grave." Boston Globe, March 23: 1. —. 1991. "Smart trial garners big TV audience." Boston Globe, March 17: 1. Richardson, Franci. 1990. "Mrs. Smart absolutely convinced husband surprised thief." Derry News, May 9: 1. Sawicki, Stephen. 1991. Teach Me to Kill: The Shocking True Story of the Pamela Smart Murder Case. New York, NY: Avon Books. Schweitzer, Sarah. 2015. "5 years later, shooter to go free: William Flynn was 16 when he was lured into murder by Pamela Smart." Boston Globe, March 13: A1. State of New Hampshire v. Pamela Smart. 1993. 622 A.2d 1197 (Supreme Court of New Hampshire, February 26). Wang, Beverley. 2005. "Pamela Smart accomplice released." Concord Monitor, June 15: 10. West, Nancy. 2016. Breaking Silence: Cecelia Pierce Speaks. October 12. Accessed April 24, 2023. West, Nancy, and David Mendelsohn. 2016. Pamela Smart: innocent of (still) guilty. October 13. Accessed April 29, 2023. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
1 hr 40 min
WNYC Studios
The Seagulls
In the 1970s, as LGBTQ+ people in the United States faced conservatives whose top argument was that homosexuality is “unnatural,” a pair of young scientists discovered on a tiny island off the coast of California a colony of seagulls that included… a significant number of lesbian couples making nests and raising chicks together. The article that followed upended the culture’s understanding of what’s natural and took the discourse on homosexuality in a whole new direction. In this episode, our co-Host Lulu Miller grapples with the impact of this and several other studies about animal queerness on her life as a queer person. Special thanks to, History is Gay ( podcast. EPISODE CREDITS Reported by - Lulu Miller with help from - Sarah Qari Produced by - Sarah Qari Original sound design contributed by - Jeremy Bloom with mixing help from - Arianne Wack Fact-checking by - Diane Kelly and Edited by - Becca Bressler Our newsletter comes out every Wednesday. It includes short essays, recommendations, and details about other ways to interact with the show. Sign up (! Radiolab is supported by listeners like you. Support Radiolab by becoming a member of The Lab ( today. Follow our show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @radiolab, and share your thoughts with us by emailing Leadership support for Radiolab’s science programming is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation Initiative, and the John Templeton Foundation. Foundational support for Radiolab was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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