“Chillingworth” recounts the lurid saga of the men behind the most notorious crime in Florida’s history: the grisly 1955 murder of a brilliant judge revered as an icon of integrity. Each of the three killers was horrifying enough on his own, but once they crossed racial lines to form an integrated criminal alliance, the state would never be the same. Their viciousness shook the faith Floridians had in their criminal justice system, the only institution they could trust to keep them safe. The ten-episode podcast uncovers mesmerizing surveillance audio tapes that broke the case open, unheard in over half a century. “Chillingworth” is the first story in the captivating series, "Worst of Men".
Sheriff John Kirk reaches out to the Florida Sheriff’s Bureau for help when the body of a young man from Jacksonville surfaces in a canal. The Sheriff’s Bureau assigns the case to a progressive, relentless young detective, Henry Lovern.