Stanley Liggins


A Scott County judge has set a date for the third murder trial of Stanley Liggins. At a hearing this morning in Davenport, Judge Marlita Greve ordered the trial to be held on August 28th.

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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.

Liggins Fires Defense Team, Further Delaying Trial

Apr 20, 2017
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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.

Liggins Requests New Counsel

Apr 6, 2017
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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.