Appealcast #2 – Confession is Good for the Soul

Heather is joined by Tom "Attorney Dad" Frizzell and resident historian Eric Bowsfield to discuss their initial impressions on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's opening appellate brief. Then they take a deep dive into Dzhokhar's suppressed hospital confession, the contents of which were kept from the public until October 2018, when they were unsealed by Dzhokhar's appellate team. They look at what's there, what isn't, and the likelihood that the entire narrative of this case was created by overzealous FBI agents illegally interrogating a critically injured teenager. 

The Unusual Suspects, Part 2: Viskhan Vakhabov, the Phone Man

A phone call to Tamerlan Tsarnaev's friend two hours before the murder of Sean Collier changed everything I knew about the Boston Marathon bombing. So why did the government protect him?

Trump Advisor Sebastian Gorka Contributed to the Tsarnaev Case, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Lied About It

Gorka's Islamophobic rhetoric orchestrated Dzhokhar's conviction and death sentence. Now the U.S. Attorney's office denies using his "expertise" in an apparent attempt to distance themselves from a toxic administration.

Year End Update: Tips From Readers and What’s Next for 2017

Thanks to tips from readers, the knit hat mystery is solved, Howie's role in the chain of custody may be clearer, and there is an indication of where the Invisible Person went. Plus, what's coming up next for this blog in 2017.