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S2-EP25: Body of No Evidence

S2-EP25: Body of No Evidence

May 12, 2021

On the night of March 31, 1991, Bill Little was murdered at the Clark Gas Station on Empire Street in Bloomington, IL. Immediately, Bloomington police secured the scene, examined the victim’s body, and collected physical evidence. Shoeprints, fingerprints, and blood type all excluded Jamie Snow. Jamie Snow was ultimately convicted of the murder in 2001, based solely on faulty eyewitness and jailhouse snitch testimony. This episode covers forensic evidence from the victim’s body that should be retested with modern day technology, and explores evidence from the victim’s body that was never tested. The State of Illinois continues to fight any additional forensics testing to this day.

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Season 2 Trailer - Forensics Edition

Season 2 Trailer - Forensics Edition

May 12, 2021

In Season 1, we learned that Jamie Snow was convicted based on the faulty witness identification and jailhouse informants with no corroboration - and although physical evidence was obtained from the crime scene, it has yet to be tested.

Snow Files Season 2 features a deep dive into the forensics in the Jamie Snow case. We will examine police reports, coroner reports, and evidence logs to flesh out what forensic evidence is available for testing. And we'll explore the crime scene from a forensic perspective.

What physical evidence was gathered? How was it secured? What evidence is viable for testing?

Please join us as we work through the body of physical evidence and forensics technologies. You'll be left wondering, as we do, Why not test the DNA?

Snow Files Season 2 debuts on Wednesday, May 12. Visit SnowFiles.net for updates, to listen and view case documents and photos, and to join our social media sites. Snow Files is a Snowman Network Production.

S1-EP24: Season 1 Finale -Whose Lie is it Anyway? Witness Recap Trivia Game

S1-EP24: Season 1 Finale -Whose Lie is it Anyway? Witness Recap Trivia Game

April 9, 2021

In our Season 1 Finale, contestants Jamie, Tam, and Lesley play a trivia game moderated by Bruce, to test our memory of who said what, and how they affected Jamie’s case. We run down the crime scene witnesses, lawyers, informants and guests we have discussed in episodes 14 – 23. Listen in to see if you could convict someone of murder based off your own memory, and join us for Season 2 in May when we will take a deep dive into the forensics, new evidence and legal pleadings.

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S1-EP23: Curt and Christine Lovelace - In Their Own Words

S1-EP23: Curt and Christine Lovelace - In Their Own Words

March 9, 2021

Former small-town Quincy, Illinois prosecutor, Curt Lovelace, was arrested in 2013 for the murder of his deceased wife. Cory Lovelace had passed away in her bed eight years before, until a cold case detective with seemingly ulterior motives reviewed the case. Curt’s bond was set at $5 million, and he would spend two years in jail enduring two trials. At the time of Curt's arrest, he had recently remarried to Christine, his high school homecoming date who he had reconnected with years later on social media. Christine and Curt would celebrate their first and second anniversaries while he was in jail awaiting trial. This is the incredible tale of Curt and Christine’s love story in their own words - the struggle to protect their children during that tumultuous time, clashes with the media, the fight for the truth, their battle to exonerate Curt, and how they turned into remarkable advocates for the wrongfully convicted.

To date, Curt and Christine have freed one wrongfully convicted client and have had three acquittals through the Lovelace Center for Criminal Defense.

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Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
Ocean Beach - Dan Lebowitz

S1-Bonus Episode: Proposed Parole for Natural Lifers – Discussion

S1-Bonus Episode: Proposed Parole for Natural Lifers – Discussion

February 23, 2021

On February 17, 2021, Democratic Representative Anne Stava-Murray of the 81st District read and filed a bill to the Illinois General Assembly to amend statues governing the eligibility for parole or release. As drafted, bill HB2399, “Provides that a person serving a term of natural life imprisonment is eligible for parole or mandatory supervised release.” If passed, Jamie would be eligible for a parole hearing in less than four years. Listen now to hear Jamie’s reaction and what this means for his case.

Proposed Bill HB2399

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Episode Transcript: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/transcripts/Bonus_Ep_Paroleforlifers.pdf

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S1-EP22, Part 2: Jamie’s Sentencing - We Got Life

S1-EP22, Part 2: Jamie’s Sentencing - We Got Life

February 8, 2021

In part one of Episode 22, Jamie explained how losing a parent at a young age can impact a child’s self-perception and greatly affect their coming of age moments. But what happens to a child when the state takes a parent untimely by our own criminal justice system? What if that conviction is faulty? What are the costs to that child and their coming of age? Hear Jamie’s children answer these questions firsthand in part two of this emotional episode of Snow Files. You'll also hear from Christine Lovelace, featured in upcoming episode 23, who was also faced with the possibility of her husband being locked up for years, and their children being left behind by the system.

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S1-EP22, Part 1:  Jamie’s Sentencing  – I Got Life

S1-EP22, Part 1: Jamie’s Sentencing – I Got Life

January 28, 2021

Mitigating factors are considered by a judge during sentencing in efforts to reduce the sentence based on circumstance. Jamie did not kill Bill Little. However, the State of Illinois presented petty troubles he faced as a minor as disturbing delinquent behavior, which they claimed proved Jamie has always been down a bad path, incapable of any rehabilitation. In response, Jamie’s legal team had him evaluated by a PhD mitigation expert, but they never brought her to the hearing. Because of this, the state was able to persuade the judge that the untimely death of Jamie’s mother was an excuse he used for sympathy. This twenty second episode of Snow Files discusses the tragic realities of losing a parent during childhood, and questions how Jamie would have been judged, had these truths been known.

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S1-EP21: Post Trial Motions - Better Off Alone

S1-EP21: Post Trial Motions - Better Off Alone

December 29, 2020

On May 10th, 2001, Jamie Snow was sentenced to natural life in prison for a murder he did not commit. Jamie had lost all faith in his incompetent public defenders, but had one last Hail Mary in him. Jamie filed a motion to fire his lawyers two months prior, only to find out they beat him to it, and they were already trying to quit. The state and the judge would not allow it. So Jamie and his team went to the sentencing hearing unprepared, expecting a 20-60 year sentence, only to be blindsided with life without the possibility of parole. The prosecutor had thirty three pages of arguments, and Jamie’s team had two. This twenty-first episode of Snow Files exposes the repetitive systemic failures that lead to Jamie’s wrongful conviction, and the severe injustice that is still so hard to undo today, twenty years later.

Episode Transcript: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/transcripts/SnowFiles_Ep_21.pdf

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Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers

S1-Bonus Episode: Jamie’s Remarks on the Closing Arguments

S1-Bonus Episode: Jamie’s Remarks on the Closing Arguments

December 8, 2020

Jamie reflects on the atmosphere during the closing arguments, how he felt, what was going through his mind, how his family was treated by the court, and even his physical reactions to the stress of being on trial for murder. Jamie also gives a huge shout out to our transcriptionists led by Pamela Westby: Melinda Wargacki, Cathy McElhaney, Caywood Yamnik and Jinger Fiola.  And another HUGE shout out to Mrs. Wargacki's student, Stuart Hilton - and a little thoughtful advice for Mr. Hilton.

Episode Transcript: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/transcripts/Bonus_Ep_JClosingRemarks.pdf

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EP 20: The Truth Never Changes - Closing Arguments: https://snowfiles.podbean.com/e/ep-20-the-truth-never-changes-closing-arguments/
Closing Arguments Transcript: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/12-15-01_ClosingArgs.pdf
Episode Transcriptions (1-10): https://snowfiles.podbean.com/p/episode-transcripts-1606966568/

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S1-EP20: The Truth Never Changes - Closing Arguments

S1-EP20: The Truth Never Changes - Closing Arguments

December 4, 2020

On January 15th, 2001, closing remarks were delivered in the murder case against Jamie Snow in the circuit court of the eleventh judicial court, before the Honorable Donald D. Bernardi and the Jury in McLean County, Illinois. State’s Attorney Teena Griffin delivered over one hundred pages of lecture to the jury, embellished with her own false narratives, great literary quotes, creepy crawly innuendos, sticks and stones, and even prayers. Defense Attorney Frank Picl pleaded with the jury to remember there was no physical evidence, and their only task was to determine which words they believed, as words were the only evidence presented by the state. The jury deliberated for 11 hours over two days and returned a guilty verdict. This twentieth episode of Snow Files brings McLean County’s most dramatic and final act in the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow, right to your ears.

Episode Transcript: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/transcripts/SnowFiles_Ep_20.pdf

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Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
Dreamlike, Kevin MacLeod

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