Chapter 5 - Sam Little took a 17 year old boy off the streets and forced him to be his driver. In a textbook interview Roberts leads Danny Beckless down the path from “I don’t remember anything” to an emotional break and “Sam told me he liked to choke them.”Amazing, exclusive audio that shows Roberts’ character, empathy and relentless drive on the case.
Chapter 4 - Roberts and partner Rick Jackson hit the road to build the case, uncovering a trail of rape and murder and a justice system that didn’t appear to care about high risk victims from the fringe. Survivors tell their harrowing tales of cheating death at the hands of Sam Little.
Chapter 3 - Two LAPD detectives conduct the first interview with Sam Little in a jail in Louisville. Before denying he had killed anyone, he unwittingly provides detectives with a road map of the cities he had spent time in and when he had been there. (Exclusive audio of the interview.)
Chapter 2 - Roberts tracks Sam Little to Louisville, Kentucky where he is finally arrested. By now Roberts is convinced Little is a double-digit serial killer. “What a monster this guy is.”
Chapter 1 - In 2012 LAPD Detective Mitzi Roberts draws a career case when DNA matches two sex murders from 1989 to a man named Sam Little. She has to put together the case and try to find the drifter with a criminal record in 19 states. Her research reveals Little’s record of more than a hundred arrests, including being accused twice before for murder – cases that did not lead to convictions. She goes to prosecutor Beth Silverman but the D.A.’s office refuses to file a case until there is more evidence.
Sam Little, the FBI’s most prolific serial killer roamed free for five decades - how? Killing women at will, he was eventually brought to justice by the women who were out to get him. This opportunistic killer stayed below law enforcement’s radar because of the victims he chose: Women from the fringe — drug users and sex workers were paid little attention to by society. But in 2012 he came to the attention of Detective Mitzi Roberts and everything changed. The Los Angeles Police Department cold case investigator relentlessly hunted Little across the country to capture and convict him with the help of a group of equally fierce women that included a prosecutor, a writer and several women who survived brutal attacks from Little.
Murder Book Season 2 is coming soon, but in the meantime we want to introduce you to another podcast you might like - Tom Brown's Body. Acclaimed true crime writer Skip Hollandsworth digs into a question that’s been plaguing the small Texas town of Canadian for four years: What happened to Tom Brown? The popular high school senior disappeared on Thanksgiving eve of 2016. His whereabouts were unknown until two years later, when his body was found—but what happened to him is still a mystery and everyone is a suspect.
Chapter 14 - A final sentencing. A defense attorney's last attempt to save his client. A possible finale to this never-ending case. After 32 years, Pierre Romain faces his day of reckoning to determine what lies ahead for his future. His attorney Alan Jackson argues against the guilty verdict, poking any holes he can in the court's handling of the case. Although it seems that Romain's fate would be sealed when he was convicted for murdering Jade Clark, justice is never a guarantee.
Sep 2, 2019
1 hr 11 min
Chapter 13 - A juror's side of the story. A hearing further delayed. Jade Clark's murderer Pierre Romain continues to sit in the LA County Jail, awaiting his sentence. Meanwhile, a juror shares his take on the trial, including the defense's unexpected third party culpability argument, the revealing wiretaps, the DNA on the tell-tale bullet, and the perplexing character of Pierre Romain.
Jun 17, 2019
Chapter 12 - The anonymous tip. Alibis. Unaired hours of wiretaps. The other suspect, Dwayne Dixon. In this roundtable discussion, the creators of Murder Book, along with Detectives Tim Marcia, Mitzi Roberts, and Rick Jackson answer your questions about the seemingly never-ending case of Pierre Romain.
Apr 15, 2019
1 hr 5 min