Stanley Liggins

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On this unexpected season finale of Suspect Convictions, we learn about some breaking news in the case, including a major disagreement between Stanley Liggins and his attorney.

Next Hearing for Liggins Will Be Next Year

May 2, 2017
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A third trial has been delayed for an Illinois man charged with the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl in Iowa. The trial of Stanley Liggins was scheduled to begin May 22, but his new attorneys asked a judge for more time to acquaint themselves with the case. The judge has scheduled a Jan. 3, 2018 status hearing to set new dates in the case.

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Stanley Liggins' trial has been postponed again.

In this episode, we look at some of the broad issues that were raised by the case of Stanley Liggins v. the State of Iowa.

Stanley Liggins wants to fire his defense team. We discuss what that means for the upcoming trial.

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Stanley Liggins wants to fire his defense team.

In a motion filed Thursday, Liggins is asking for another lawyer, citing “fundamental disagreements about pretrial and trial strategy” with public defenders, Derek Jones and Miguel Puentes. 

Scott Reeder sits down with guests from other true crime podcasts to discuss some of the intricacies about the Stanley Liggins case, and dig into some angles that may not have been considered yet.

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On Midwest Week, the motions have been heard and ruled on, so now Stanley Liggins can be tried for the third time for murder. 

For this episode, we go back to 1990 to explore Stanley Liggins' living situation at the time he was arrested for murdering Jennifer Lewis.

Liggins Trial Moving

Feb 24, 2017
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The next re-trial of Stanley Liggins will not be held in the Quad Cities, instead it will be moved to Waterloo, in Black Hawk County. That was the decision Friday from District Court Judge Marlita Greve, granting the change of venue motion (see ruling below).

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