Here we are at Episode 3 of the Adeline Wilford murder case. Thanks for staying with me as we try to ascertain exactly what happened to Adeline Wilford, and who was involved.
In this episode we will delve into the fascinating topic of false confessions. Why would a suspect (or multiple suspects) confess to something they didn’t do? It turns out that this is not unprecedented.
Both Jonathan Smith and Ray Andrews each confessed to their parts in the Wilford murder, but later either recanted or had their confessions called into question due to other facts and circumstances.
Dr. Saul Kassin is one of the nation’s experts on the study of false confessions. He’s learned why some suspects do confess to things they really haven’t done, and joins Lis in this episode to explain.
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