Suspect Convictions

Alfredo Manteca / WVIK

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.

Pool Photo

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.

Liggins Trial Moving

Feb 24, 2017
pool photo

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).

There are a lot of reasons why a verdict in the Stanley Liggins case is far from guaranteed in favor of either the prosecution or defense.

On this episode, we're joined by a panel of producers and contributors of other podcasts to share their impressions of the case against Stanley Liggins:

The truth is we'll never know exactly what happened the night of September 17, 1990 when the body of Jennifer Lewis was found near Jefferson Elementary School in Davenport, Iowa.

In this episode, we look at how uncertainties surrounding the Stanley Liggins case might be addressed as the case progresses in 2017.

During the trial, the prosecution displayed a portion of Stanley Liggins' car in the courtroom.
Quad-City Times File Photo / Used With Permission

Stanley Liggins has been twice convicted for the murder of Jennifer Lewis, but both convictions have been overturned. This episode explains the details of the first two trials against Liggins, from 1993 and 1995. Jurors from the two trials discuss the evidence that convinced them of Liggins' guilt.

This episode sheds light on Stanley Liggins life, from his childhood in Mississippi to his arrests in the Quad Cities.

WQAD

Police arrested and charged Stanley Liggins with Jennifer Lewis' murder about a week after her body was found in Davenport.

Pages