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In Episode 456

It was a frigid December afternoon in 1986 when Jerry Tobias was found dead in the back of his pickup.  The 31-year-old oil field worker was curled up in the fetal position on the truck bed’s bare metal floor, wearing only blue jeans, a flannel shirt, and cowboy boots.

Join us at the quiet end for False Witness. Jerry’s death was a mystery.  The first clue was inside the cab of his truck, where police found a fresh package of expensive steaks from a local butcher shop. Not much of a lead.  But, from that day forward, the investigation into the death of Jerry Tobias was shady. With multiple conflicts of interest, incompetent forensics experts, and a psychotic star witness, the prosecution’s case was absurd.  In fact, it would have been comical, if not for the many lives that were ravaged by it.

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The Tobias Five, https://www.victimsofthestate.org/MI/T5.html

Wicked Takes the Witness Stand by Mardi Link

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