THE MINDS OF MADNESS

Episode 221 – Richard Craniums – The Murder of Nicole VanderHeyden

Imagine you’re accused of a murder you didn’t commit. What’s the worst alibi you could possibly have?

It’s the one with no eyewitnesses, right? It’s the one that’s impossible to prove and might even seem a bit too convenient.

Now, picture your dread as a detective leans in across the interrogation table and asks, “Where were you on the morning of “such and such a date”, between 3 and 6 in the morning?”

Your heart sinks cause your only answer is the honest one: “I was at home, asleep all night in bed by myself.”

It’s an alibi like this that can put a person in the hot seat even if they ARE telling the truth.

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Research & Writing:
Ryan Deininger

Editing:
Aiden Wolf

Sources:
Doug Detrie Full Interview
George Burch Full Interview
Nicole’s Mother Interview
Greg Mathu Police Interview
Burch Appeal
Prosecution Opening Statements
Defense Opening Statements
Trial Day 1
Trial Day 2 Part 1
Trial Day 2 Part 2
Trial Day 3 Part 1
Trial Day 3 Part 2
Trial Day 4 Part 1
Trial Day 4 Part 2
Trial Day 5 Part 1
Trial Day 5 Part 2
Trial Day 6 Part 1
Trial Day 6 Part 2
Trial Day 7 Part 1
Trial Day 8 Part 1
Trial Day 8 Part 2
Prosecution Closing Arguments
Defense Closing Arguments