Re-Release | Episode 88: Judah Morgan (Part 2)

**This episode was originally released in November of 2021. I am re-releasing part 1 and part 2 of Judah’s story in honor of his father being sentenced this week to 70 years in prison for Judah’s murder.**

In episode 87, I told you the story of Judah Morgan, a bright, loving four-year-old boy with blond curls, brown eyes, and a disarmingly sweet smile, who was removed in April 2021 from the loving foster family who cared for him for most of his life and placed back in the home of his biological parents, Mary Yoder and Alan Morgan. Six months later, Judah was dead, and Mary and Alan were charged with his abuse, torture, and murder. 

In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with Judah’s foster mom, Jenna Hullett, who is already fighting to change laws to protect other kids like the little boy she loved like her own.

This is part 2 of the infuriating story of Judah Morgan.

justiceforjudah# Facebook group

Hullett family GoFundMe

Petition to hold DCS responsible

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Groomed to Die: The Kendzia Children | Part 5: So Many Victims

In the first four episodes of this miniseries, I’ve talked about Susan Kendzia’s adopted baby boys, Michael and Kevin, and their suspicious deaths that led to Susan’s murder trial and subsequent acquittal. I’ve also talked about Susan’s alleged medical, psychological, and physical abuse of her second biological daughter, Shannon, now known as Shain. 

In this episode, I’ll tell you about the abuse multiple other children allegedly suffered at Susan’s hands, including her older daughter, Christy; her stepsons, John Christopher and Levi; the special needs children she cared for in her in-home day care center, and her third adopted child, “K.L.”

This is Part 5: So Many Victims.

Links discussed in this episode:

burnitdownmbp Tiktok account

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Episode 127: Alissa Guernsey (Mega Episode)

In episode 8, I covered the story of 16-month old Alissa Guernsey, who died in 2009 while in the care of her mother’s cousin, Christy Shaffer. Alissa’s death was ruled a homicide caused by blunt force trauma. The police had only one suspect: Christy. However, Prosecutor Jeff Wible charged her with nothing more than neglect, and the judge let her out of jail after a mere 77 days. In the first segment of this episode, you’ll hear episode 8 as it originally aired, in which I tell Alissa’s tragic story.

In the second segment, you’ll hear episode 25, in which you’ll hear the unprecedented telephone interview Jeff Wible granted me in August of 2020.

This is a story in which small-town politics, corruption in the justice system, grassroots activism, and the utter miscarriage of justice intertwine. This is Episode 127: Alissa Guernsey (Mega Episode).

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Episode 126: Dawson McKinney

On May 11, 2020, a young mother ran to her neighbor’s house with her two-month-old son, saying the baby was vomiting and his breathing was labored. Dawson McKinney was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, and placed on life support, suffering from severe brain injuries. Danielle Radue was taken into custody and charged first with her son’s injury and later with his murder. On May 15, Dawson died in his daddy’s arms. 

This is the story of a perfect baby boy with the most incredible head of wild brown hair you’ve ever seen who changed the lives of everyone who was blessed to know him during his two short months on earth. It’s also the story of a mother who to this day refuses to take responsibility for any of her own actions, including the death of her own son.

For this episode, I had the honor of talking to Dawson’s dad, Adam McKinney, who told me all about the special little boy who taught him countless important life lessons. 

This is the tragic story of Dawson McKinney.

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Episode 125: Hazel Homan (Part 2)

Last week, I told you the story of three-year-old Hazel Homan, whose brain was fatally injured while she was in the care of her father’s girlfriend, Kamee Dixon. This episode features two special guests. First, you’ll hear my conversation with Stephanie D., the jury foreperson at Kamee’s murder trial, who is the first juror I’ve spoken to on the podcast and who had a very valuable perspective of the case. 

Next, you’ll hear from Ashlee Barnes, Hazel’s aunt and the sister of Hazel’s father, Brandon Homan. Ashlee has been the de facto family spokesperson since Hazel’s death, and she told me all about the sweet little girl her family cherishes to this day, whose memory they will never allow to fade.

This is part two of the heartbreaking story of Hazel Homan.

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Episode 122: Sereniti Deserves Justice

Two years ago in episode 21, I told you the story of one-year-old Sereniti Sutley, whose mother found her gravely injured in her crib on the morning of October 7, 2017. Sereniti was rushed to the hospital in Conneaut, Ohio, where she was pronounced dead. 

Although almost five years have passed since Sereniti’s death, the man accused of her murder, Joshua Gurto, still has not faced a jury for his crimes. In July of 2022, Ashtabula County Prosecutor Colleen O’Toole filed a motion with the court to dismiss six of the eight charges against him and to drop his remaining murder charge to mere involuntary manslaughter.

In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with Sereniti’s great-aunt, Bobbie Blankenship; grandma, Melissa Sutley; and dad, Brandon Sutley, who shared with me their frustration over the length of the court process and the unwillingness of the current prosecutor to seek justice for the little princess they lost almost five years ago.

Sereniti deserves justice.

Links discussed in this episode: 

Justice for Sereniti rally

Contact Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

Contact Ohio Governor Mike DeWine 

Write to visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove c/o April Daniels, Clerk of Courts 

Contact Ashtabula County Prosecutor Colleen O’Toole 

OUR VIEW opinion article

Article about family’s reaction

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