Snow Files
EP 18: Gal Pals: Julie Knight and Bridget Logsdon

EP 18: Gal Pals: Julie Knight and Bridget Logsdon

September 9, 2020

Julie Knight first told police about Susan Claycomb's alleged "confessions" in 1997 after Knight had been taken to the Bloomington Police station because of unspecified legal trouble. Knight made another statement in April 1999 a few days after losing custody of her children. Shortly after, it became a family affair. Knight's mother, brother and father also made statements to police implicating Susan, even though Susan had allegedly confessed to them nearly 10 years earlier. Why didn't this upstanding family report these confessions to police nearly a decade earlier? Julie Knight was exposed as a person with a propensity for lying at the first trial, so the state dumped her. Her bestie, Bridget Logsdon, took her place at Jamie’s trial. Bridget reported a short conversation between Julie and Jamie’s wife that she supposedly overheard at a bar. The switch from Julie to Bridget was a strategic move made by the State, and it worked. This eighteenth episode of Snow Files traces gal pal gossip from its origination, through a family feud, the local bars, and all the way to a wrongful conviction.

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Music Credits:

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Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
Lucid Dreamer - Spazz Cardigan
Tumblewood Texas - Chris Haugan
The Lone Woodlouse - Rachel K. Collier

EP 17: Be Afraid. Be Mary Afraid: Mclean County Correctional Officer - Mary Burns

EP 17: Be Afraid. Be Mary Afraid: Mclean County Correctional Officer - Mary Burns

August 26, 2020

Just days before the trial, defense witness Mary Burns, an all too friendly corrections officer, was contacted by the state. Reports suggest that she resigned from the McLean County Jail in 2000, after having an affair with an inmate she supervised. Custodial sexual misconduct is a class 3 felony in Illinois. Mary Burns reported having many conversations with Jamie and his co-defendant while she supervised them. But Mary would only testify to two, which included thoughts about who may have done it, and a joke about being chased by police. She said other inmates were present when Jamie confessed, but then recanted on the stand, saying that it was just her and Jamie present during the conversation. All three men she originally named said the conversation never happened, two of these men tell their story for the first time here.This seventeenth episode of Snow Files exposes how the state underhandedly used a disgraced law enforcement agent to provide credibility in their case against Jamie Snow.

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EP 16: Lies My Preacher Told Me: The Reverend Bill Gaddis

EP 16: Lies My Preacher Told Me: The Reverend Bill Gaddis

August 10, 2020

In 1999, a "self-appointed" gang boss turned Reverend returned to the state of Illinois to testify against Jamie. Jamie never met Bill Gaddis in his entire life. Bill Gaddis was loosely connected to some of Jamie’s friends only through relation to his brother. Two of his brothers would go on record to say Bill Gaddis was a liar and new nothing about this case. But he took the stand for the state anyway, and said he saw Jamie in his brother’s apartment in 1991, and a man who was since deceased, accused Jamie of the murder, and he didn’t respond, so he knows Jamie did it. Bill Gaddis named several men who witnessed this incident, all who were either dead or testified it never happened. Bill Gaddis was portrayed as credible due to his license to preach, although he would not disclose where he preached. This sixteenth episode of Snow Files exposes exactly why Reverend Bill Gaddis was willing to bare false witness against that neighbor.

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Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
The Von Trapp Family Choir - Alge
This Little Light of Mine - E's Jammy Jams

EP 15: I Got Life with a Little Help from my Friends – Kevin Schaal and Jody Winkler

EP 15: I Got Life with a Little Help from my Friends – Kevin Schaal and Jody Winkler

July 22, 2020

For six months in 1995, Kevin Schaal was Jamie’s cellmate. Jamie settled in Florida the next year and began a successful career in tree cutting. When Schaal was released, he brought his entire family to Jamie’s doorstep and Jamie helped him. Jamie met Jody Winkler in 1999 while he was down on his luck and on the run. Jamie gave him work and a place to live that summer. But that summer, Schaal was already in more trouble. Schaal tried to get out of it by telling an ATF agent and the Clark Gas Station cold case detectives that Jamie implicated himself in a murder. Just months later, in September, Jamie was indicted, and that November, Winkler was finally caught for his felony charges. Winkler caught on quick and he had a peculiar false confession to report, saying Jamie indicated involvement in a murder. This fifteenth episode of Snow Files traces the timeline from friend to foe, and exposes the paper trail leading to deals cut in return for Jamie’s conviction.

 

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Bonus Episode: Message in a Bottle - A CALL TO ACTION TO HELP JAMIE SNOW!

Bonus Episode: Message in a Bottle - A CALL TO ACTION TO HELP JAMIE SNOW!

July 15, 2020

A message in a bottle was traditionally sent as a distress call, by those at sea who found themselves doomed. Jamie Snow understands the sentiment all too well. Jamie has sent his own SOS pleas via message in a bottle a few times...This time, Jamie needs YOUR help. Jamie doesn’t want to send one bottle again. He wants to send MANY. From each of YOU. With your own SOS pleas, asking for TV producers to take a closer look into Jamie’s case.

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Send at least 1 bottle each to:

Michael Karzis
60 Minutes - CBS News
524 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
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James Jacoby
Frontline
One Guest St.
Boston, MA 02135

 

Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff | S7E8: Message In A Bottle:

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Ocean Beach - Dan Lebowitz
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Waves Crashing on Rock Beach - YouTube Audio Library

EP 14: Whose Lie is it Anyway? Witness Recap Trivia Game

EP 14: Whose Lie is it Anyway? Witness Recap Trivia Game

July 7, 2020

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, and informants we have discussed in episodes 1 – 13. Listen in to see if you could convict someone of murder based off your own memory.

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Music Credits:
Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
The Inner Sound, Jesse Gallagher
MindStream: Music Quiz Show Tention - Zapsplat.com
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Ep 13: Karen Calls the Cops: Karen Strong

Ep 13: Karen Calls the Cops: Karen Strong

June 25, 2020

In 1999, BPD held an in person meeting with Karen Strong. Karen reported that her ex-boyfriend, Mark “Stretch” McCowan, supposedly told her years earlier that Jamie was involved in the Clark Station murder-robbery. Two months later, Stretch told a grand jury that they never had that conversation. But Karen told them it happened. She added in that Jamie was once in a lot of trouble and tried to hide out at their place too. Nine months later, Karen and her friends got wiretapped, and when she didn't know the cops were listening, she told a different story. A month later, she told the BPD she had a lot of time to think it over since the Grand Jury trial and she had more to tell them, that it didn’t look very good for Stretch or Jamie. She testified again just six months later. This time, she told Jamie’s jury that he actually tried to hide out at her house the night of the crime. Again, Stretch told the jury it didn’t happen. Years later, a friend came forward to report that Karen actually said she didn’t know anything about the crime. This thirteenth episode of Snow Files reveals the he-said-she-said lover’s quarrel that was presented to Jamie’s jury, and examines why Karen might have had motive to interfere with authorities.

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Music Credits:
Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
Dark Toys, SYBS
Cat Circus, Doug Maxwell
The Lone Woodlouse, Rachel K. Collier

EP 12: Nothing Left to Booze: Bruce Roland

EP 12: Nothing Left to Booze: Bruce Roland

June 10, 2020

In 1994, repeat DUI offender Bruce Roland wrote to the McLean State's Attorney's Office twice, pleading for leniency, saying he could get them an indictment in the Clark gas station murder. But when they sent detective Crowe to interview him, nothing happened, because Roland only reported rumors he heard from others. But in 1999, he was in jail for another DUI. This time he really needed the favor. So he said Jamie confessed to him. A polygraph showed Roland was lying, but he testified against Jamie anyways. Other witnesses refuted his story, and testified that it was impossible, but Jamie was still convicted. Ten months later, Bruce Roland and his wife got their own plea deals in return. This twelfth episode of Snow Files highlights the repetitive nature and tactics consistently used by snitches and prosecutors alike to get by in McLean county.

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Music Credits:
Theme Song: Black Moons, The 126ers
The Deal is Going Down, Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions
The Lone Woodlouse, Rachel K. Collier

EP 11: Bridge Over Troubled Robber: Ed Hammond

EP 11: Bridge Over Troubled Robber: Ed Hammond

June 3, 2020

In 1996, bank robber Ed Hammond was sitting in prison, concerned about a looming 10 year federal sentence. He had a cell mate the year before who had gossiped about Jamie Snow and recently flipped. So when the police came knocking, asking him for information, he knew just what to say. Hammond fabricated an entire relationship with Jamie, who was then a stranger to him. He took the stand, admitted he had a bad history, but said that since this was the first time he ever snitched, the jury should trust him as much as Jamie did when he confessed. This eleventh episode of Snow Files shows you exactly what the feds are willing to give, and the lengths McLean County was willing to go to to close the case.

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EP 10: The One Night Cellie: Bill Moffit

EP 10: The One Night Cellie: Bill Moffit

May 19, 2020

In 1995, convicted rapist Bill Moffit was serving his lengthy sentence for a most heinous crime. While chatting with his cellmate, he learned of a precious rumor that might help him out. Some guys he knew from the world might have been involved in a robbery, and he recalled bunking with one before. He felt it was just his luck. So Bill Moffit called the cops, asked about the reward, and said that Jamie confessed to the robbery gone bad, and he just needed peace of mind. He had it so bad that he came three times, to testify in court. This tenth episode of Snow Files brings new meaning to the walk of shame.

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