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4.23.4K Ratings

🗓️ 17 July 2023

⏱️ 6 minutes

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Suspect is an investigative series about mislaid justice and the kinds of weighty decisions that detectives, lawyers, and jurors make every day - decisions that, once made, are almost impossible to reverse.

Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark follows Leon Benson, who spent 24 years in an Indiana state prison for the 1998 murder of a young man named Kasey Schoen. His conviction hinged on the testimony of two eyewitnesses – but what if their memories turned out to be wrong? And what if the people who knew what really happened had never been allowed to speak? Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark is the story of two victims: one murdered, one sentenced to life. Follow host Matt Shaer and attorney Lara Bazelon as they investigate how the justice system failed both Leon and Kasey, and who the real killer might be. Join this unprecedented look inside the attempt to overturn a wrongful conviction and find out if justice will finally be served.

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Hi listeners, I want to tell you about a podcast that we think you'll enjoy called Suspect


5 Shots in the Dark.


This latest season looks at a case with two victims, one murdered in cold blood and one


in prison for a crime he didn't commit.


It follows Leon Benson's story, a man who spent more than half of his life a total of


24 years in an Indiana State prison for the murder of Casey Scheng.


A man he never meant.


Casey was murdered in the middle of an August night, shot point blank while idling in his


dodge pickup truck in North Indianapolis.


There was no physical evidence, no known motive, and no one coming forward with information.


Except one woman who swears to this day she saw Leon Detroit Benson pull the trigger.


He was sentenced to 60 years in prison, all because one person swore they saw something.


But what if she was wrong?


Some wonder in campsite media comes season three of the hit podcast Suspect.


This is a story of a botched police investigation, the dangers of shaky eyewitness testimony,


and a community who feared law enforcement with good reason.


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