Breakdown

Breakdown

Kevin Riley is editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It's unusual for him to get involved in the coverage a murder case. But Riley gained extraordinary access to the key figures in the investigation of the murders of two young Atlanta men: Reggie Coicou and Quincy "Fat" Wytche. Both died in a sudden outburst of gunfire outside an Atlanta Burger King in 2016. Riley teams with longtime Breakdown host Bill Rankin to sift through thousands of pages of investigatory files and hours of video and audio tape. Together, the two break down the murder case and its aftermath.

The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

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S06_Ep4: Deliberation

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The state's case isn't perfect; it may not even be good enough

36 Min

Dec 11, 2017

S06_Ep3: A trial by jury

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The murder case of Nicholas Benton goes to trial in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta.

38 Min

Dec 4, 2017

S06_Ep2: Voice of a Killer?

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Homicide detective closes in on his suspect

38 Min

Nov 27, 2017

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Podcast
Time
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3 min
Nov 11, 2017
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In Atlanta, the AJC's top editor goes inside the investigation and prosecution of a double murder.

14 min
Oct 30, 2017
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Neither the prosecution nor the defense is ready, so the judge calls off the trial date of Oct. 30.

37 min
Oct 23, 2017
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A $60,000 ring, a romantic proposal on the ranch, a storybook wedding. How did all that come to this?

41 min
Oct 16, 2017
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Wealthy and politically connected, Tex McIver and his wife, Diane, had it all. Until he shot her in the back.

3 min
Oct 6, 2017
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Coming soon: Atlanta lawyer Tex McIver says his wife's death was a tragic accident. The district attorney says it was murder.

40 min
Aug 21, 2017
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Murder Below the Gnat Line

38 min
Aug 14, 2017
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Murder Below the Gnat Line

37 min
Aug 7, 2017
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Below the Gnat Line

39 min
Jul 31, 2017
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Murder Below the Gnat Line

39 min
Jul 24, 2017
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Murder Below the Gnat Line

32 min
Jul 17, 2017
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Murder Below the Gnat Line

30 min
Apr 24, 2017
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A judge in Georgia signs off on a plea deal for Dr. Narendra K. Gupta.

33 min
Apr 17, 2017
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In late 2011, Dr. Narendra K. Gupta stood before a Fulton County judge and pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. The conditions of his sentence were unusual: He didn’t have to go to jail. He did have to leave the country.

34 min
Apr 10, 2017
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Doctor relocates his practice, and his problem.

37 min
Apr 3, 2017
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Why would a doctor jeopardize his career by subjecting patients, nurses, even office staff, to repeated sexual abuse?

41 min
Mar 27, 2017
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Dr. Narendra K. Gupta had a history of allegations of attacking and harassing nurses

33 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Breakdown: Predator, M.D.

31 min
Dec 9, 2016
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Justin Ross Harris returns to Cobb County and is sentenced for the murder of his 22-month-old son Cooper.

40 min
Nov 20, 2016
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After four days of deliberations, the jury in Brunswick returns with a verdict in The State of Georgia v. Justin Ross Harris.

54 min
Nov 14, 2016
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The prosecution and the defense give impassioned, powerful closing arguments, wrapping up the trial.

57 min
Nov 7, 2016
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Ross Harris’ ex-wife, Leanna Taylor, took the witness stand on Monday and repeated her long-held belief that Harris never meant to leave their 22-month-old son Cooper to die in his overheated SUV.

52 min
Oct 31, 2016
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Lead Detective Phil Stoddard ended his testimony after four days on the witness stand. Under cross-examination, Stoddard took some punches, but also delivered some blows.

45 min
Oct 24, 2016
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Prosecutors open a new week of testimony by calling one woman after another to the witness stand

22 min
Oct 17, 2016
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The judge, lawyers and jurors return to Brunswick after Hurricane Matthew

35 min
Oct 9, 2016
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The murder trial against Justin Ross Harris is finally underway.

28 min
Sep 29, 2016
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In a matter of days, the 12 jurors will be seated, the lawyers will make their opening statements, and the murder trial of Justin Ross Harris will begin.

24 min
Sep 22, 2016
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Jury selection isn’t fast, but it is fascinating

31 min
Sep 8, 2016
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The Ross Harris trial heads to Brunswick after a four-month hiatus

31 min
Sep 8, 2016
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The Ross Harris trial heads to Brunswick after a four-month hiatus

36 min
Jul 4, 2016
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Justin Chapman awaits the all-important decision …

40 min
May 9, 2016
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The Harris trial was just days away from opening …

7 min
May 3, 2016
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The defense in the hot-car murder trial of Justin…

22 min
Apr 25, 2016
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Jury selection, which may be close to conclusion,…

45 min
Apr 18, 2016
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The most important moments of the Justin Ross Har…

35 min
Apr 9, 2016
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Cobb police insinuated a number of times that Lea…

37 min
Apr 3, 2016
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The state’s murder case against Harris is formida…

34 min
Mar 26, 2016
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The evidence against Justin Ross Harris, accused …

2 min
Feb 19, 2016
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A state prosecutor is now deciding whether to put…

34 min
Jun 28, 2015
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The case goes back to the Georgia Supreme Court –…

35 min
Jun 18, 2015
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Justin Chapman tells his side of the story.

38 min
Jun 11, 2015
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Justin Chapman’s new defense team sifts through t…

35 min
Jun 4, 2015
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The Justin Chapman murder case attracts a new def…

43 min
May 28, 2015
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Bill Rankin goes to Bremen in the dark of night.

39 min
May 21, 2015
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Meet Jan Hankins, the public defender who lost Ju…

31 min
May 13, 2015
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Follow the twists and turns of a case in rural Ge…

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