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Targeted Podcast True Crime Domestic Violence

Mar 10, 2018

* Please note that early episodes reflect lower production values as we were learning about podcasting on the fly. While we stand by the content of the first season, we know the lower audio quality or the use of voice actors in it may bother some and you may want to start with season 2 or 3 instead.


Targeted:  True Crime Domestic Violence. We’ll investigate one case of family violence each season, using academic research to interpret the events so that we can become better advocates.

Examining the 1976 death of Melisha Gibson, a 4-year-old girl who died after days of abuse at the hands of her stepfather.
Today’s episode focuses on the beating that Melisha received from 10/11-10/13/76.

Future episodes will provide the academic details I’ve promised including a discussion on the type of domestic violence that Ronnie Maddux perpetrated, an examination of the mother’s actions and why she stayed in an abusive relationship, an investigation of possible reasons why Ronnie developed into such a savage abuser, a frank look at the trial and how a mother was convicted of murder despite not harming her child and not participating in the violence.  Finally, we’ll look at the changes made in social services and laws so that kids would be better protected and find out if there are still refinements we can make today.

Voice talent courtesy of:
Southern Fried True Crime -
Is This Adulting? -
GravityBeard -
Galaxy Wars -
Play Comics -