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Introducing: Murder in Apartment 12

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Dateline, True Crime, Social, News, Society & Culture, Culture

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🗓️ 19 September 2023

⏱️ 4 minutes

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As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Murder in Apartment 12, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. The story starts with Nona Dirksmeyer, a young beauty queen. Smart and talented, her future is bright. But just days before her 20th birthday, Nona is murdered in her apartment. Police quickly decide their primary suspect is the young man who found her – her boyfriend, Kevin. After all, his bloody palm print is at the crime scene. Case closed? Not by a long shot. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Keith Morrison tells the story of three trials, two suspects, and one small town where things are not always what they seem. Follow now to get the first two episodes on September 26 completely free, or you can subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to listen now, ad-free: https://link.chtbl.com/miat_fdtw

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It was murder, all right.


Anyone who walked into a apartment 12 that winter nights could plainly see that, a brutal,


violent death, lamps overturned, blood soaked into the carpet, smudged on walls, spattered


on the kitchen stove.


I could just see that someone had hurt her terribly.


A local beauty queen battered and beaten, dead.


The week before Christmas, just day short of her 20th birthday.


They had found a condom wrapper in the crime scene.


Her body was disrobed.


There are boyfriends who became suspects in this story, one with blood on his hands.


I don't tell it, I don't tell it, I don't tell it, I don't tell it, I don't tell it.


So scumbag did this to my girlfriend, and I only put in jail for it, and I didn't do it.


But there was also a stranger who lived nearby, one with a history of violence against women.


So who did it?


Ah, the young detective in charge was sure he knew.


Listen, I promise this crime scene, that's my primary function in this apartment, is to collect


evidence, interpret crime scene, and I'm good at it.


Our latest podcast takes us to a small town, where murder is rare, and intense media coverage


is unheard of.


This case probably had more statewide publicity than any criminal case in many, many years


perhaps ever in Arkansas.


It's a story of what happens when the awesome power of the state is misdirected, when theory


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