Episode 117: Zachary Dutro-Boggess

The day after his fourth birthday, Zachary Dutro-Boggess was rushed to a hospital in Portland, Oregon, suffering from suspicious internal injuries. After Zachary died on August 16, 2012, his mother, Jessica Dutro, and her boyfriend, Brian Canady, were charged with murder, accused of beating Zachary to death as well as abusing two of Jessica’s other children. 

During Jessica’s trial in 2014, Zachary’s story went viral after a Facebook message was introduced into evidence in which Jessica referred to her toddler son using a homophobic slur, telling Brian that Zachary walked and talked as if he was gay and that Brian would need to “work on” her son. The prosecution was convinced that her homophobia was Jessica’s motive for abusing Zachary more severely than the other children, eventually murdering him.

This is the disturbing story of Zachary Dutro-Boggess.

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Episode 110: Ger’Mya Alexander

On the morning of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, police in Bakersfield, California responded to an apartment on a report of an eight-year-old child not breathing. Although Ger’Mya Alexander was rushed to the hospital, she died of her injuries the same day. Her mother’s boyfriend, 37-year-old Clint Mason, who had been caring for Ger’Mya when she was fatally injured, fled on foot and was apprehended the next morning.  

This is the story of a smart, sweet, caring little girl who adored her granny and sometimes got in trouble at school for talking too much. It’s also the story of her unnecessary, brutal death at the hands of a man she should have been able to trust to protect her.

This is the heartbreaking story of Ger’Mya Alexander.

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