S2E13 Last Chance
A KSL employee receives a letter after talking about suicide prevention on the radio. It's from a man living on death row, who tells the story of how a little mouse helped him endure a period of darkness and despair. But is that inmate, Doug Lovell, telling an honest story? Or is the letter an attempt to cultivate a character witness? Cold season 2, Justice for Joyce, reaches its finale with a look at where Doug Lovell's appeal stands in 2021, as well as look back at what's changed since the murder of Joyce Yost.
Joyce Yost had never met the man who followed her home on an April night in 1985, who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her, but she went to police anyway. Then, she vanished. Joyce has never been found. Now, investigative journalist Dave Cawley delves into the decades-old case to uncover the details of a murder-for-hire plot to silence Joyce. Cold reveals flaws in the system that left Joyce unprotected, examines pitfalls of the death penalty and asks if there’s such a thing as justice for Joyce Yost.
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Survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault and their allies in the United States can connect with free resources at https://www.rainn.org/.
Additional case materials including photos, videos and a who's who list at https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-2/.
Episode credits:Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellAdditional voices: Richie Steadman (as Doug Lovell)Cold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson