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Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati E...Show More

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Chapter 1: The crime

35:40 | Sep 8th, 2016

Three days after Christmas in 1978, Elizabeth Andes was one of the few students on Miami University’s Oxford campus. Most students were home for winter break, but Beth – a recent graduate – was in town packing up her apartment so she could move to Ci...Show More

Introducing Accused Season 2

02:36 | Sep 28th, 2017

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Chapter 6: The strangers

49:31 | Sep 21st, 2016

In the days surrounding Beth’s death, area newspapers boasted front-page stories about body after body being exhumed from John Wayne Gacy’s property. Ted Bundy had been terrorizing the nation for four years. BTK was on the loose in Wichita, Kansas. ...Show More

Chapter 2: The couple

54:18 | Sep 8th, 2016

As Oxford police began investigating the city’s first murder in a quarter-century, detectives bolstered their case against the victim’s boyfriend. But did cops’ theory on motive line up with what Beth’s friends knew about the couple? Bob Young had n...Show More

Introducing Over My Dead Body

06:07 | Feb 12th

What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or visit

Introducing The City

05:23 | Sep 24th, 2018

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.  After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its d...Show More

Aftermath: I wasn't going to leave her

38:38 | Jun 19th, 2018

Best friends Carmen Alegria and Angelica Soto did everything together — and that includes saving each other from a gunman on a rampage. To hear more stories subscribe to Aftermath wherever you listen to podcasts: APPLE,STITCHER, orWONDERY.COM

Aftermath: Some people have a spirit of resilience

43:41 | Jun 12th, 2018

From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence. Episodd 1 focuses on neglectful parents and neighbors who looked the other way and set the stage for Clai Lasher-Sommers’ stepfather to shoot her in the back w...Show More

Introducing Aftermath

15:08 | May 22nd, 2018

From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence. Listen to the first 2 episodes today by searching and subscribing to Aftermath on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening to this.

Chapter 8: After Innocence

54:09 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Since his release from prison, William Virgil’s life has been on hold. So has Retha Welch’s murder investigation. Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: Thank you to our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - ...Show More

Chapter 7: The battle continues

46:32 | Oct 31st, 2017

William Virgil finds dedicated allies in the Kentucky Innocence Project, fierce opposition in the Commonwealth’s Attorney, and hope in new DNA testing. Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: Thank ...Show More

Chapter 6: If not Virgil, Who?

50:50 | Oct 26th, 2017

Newport police overlooked several interesting people worthy of scrutiny in this murder case, including one man they’d encountered themselves. Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: Thank you to our...Show More

Chapter 5: The lie

46:06 | Oct 24th, 2017

After years of insisting a key witness perjured himself, William Virgil finds proof — but does the truth matter? Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: Thank you to our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - L...Show More

Chapter 4: The missing witness

47:49 | Oct 19th, 2017

It appears more than one of the witnesses in Retha Welch’s murder case didn’t come clean on the stand. Someone knew more than his testimony implied. Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: Thank you...Show More

Chapter 3: The case unfolds

43:19 | Oct 17th, 2017

With physical evidence and eyewitnesses on their side, police begin compiling a case against William Virgil — but does it hold up under scrutiny? Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: Thank you to...Show More

Chapter 2: The hooded figure

50:05 | Oct 12th, 2017

Retha Welch’s boyfriend says he was mad enough to kill her the last time they were together — but he points police to a hooded figure in her hallway as the likely culprit. Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: More

Chapter 1: The first Sin City

40:19 | Oct 12th, 2017

When 54-year-old Retha Welch is found murdered in Newport, Kentucky, police zero in on an acquaintance with a criminal past. Subscribe to Accused so you never miss an episode: Thank you to our sponsors: Zip R...Show More

Chapter 9: The Update

1:13:20 | Dec 27th, 2016

People with information about Beth Andes and the events surrounding her slaying continue to come forward months after the initial season ended.

Chapter 8: The aftermath

42:44 | Sep 29th, 2016

A lot has changed since Beth was killed in 1978. Her boyfriend Bob Young has a daughter of his own. Beth’s friends can’t talk about her death without breaking immediately into tears. Her family’s view on Young’s guilt has evolved. But a few key thi...Show More

Chapter 7: The evidence

50:58 | Sep 26th, 2016

If Bob Young killed his girlfriend, he couldn’t be tried again, so holding onto the physical evidence in the case would be moot. In America, you can’t be charged twice for the same crime. But what if he’s innocent? In this episode of Accused, The E...Show More

Chapter 5: If not Bob, who? - Part 2

51:12 | Sep 19th, 2016

Elizabeth Andes' friends and family don't point fingers when asked who they think might have killed the bubbly 23-year-old Dec. 28, 1978. But they worry that police zeroed in on Andes' boyfriend so quickly that authorities might have missed other wo...Show More

Chapter 4: If not Bob, who? - Part 1

43:30 | Sep 15th, 2016

Original detectives continue to insist that Bob Young was the only person worth examining in Beth Andes' murder. Do you like Accused? Check out Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape:

Chapter 3: The investigation

43:07 | Sep 13th, 2016

As Bob Young’s attorney noted, of all the evidence introduced in Beth’s murder trial, just one piece implicated his client. But it was a big one: a confession. In this episode of “Accused,” The Enquirer details the original investigation outlined i...Show More

Introducing Accused

02:48 | Aug 19th, 2016

Coming Sept. 8: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or...Show More