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Drugs, Murder, Crooked Cops: A Year Reporting a True-Crime Case

Slate’s Leon Neyfakh on the year he spent learning about the strange conviction of James Bailey.

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James Bailey.

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In this Slate Plus podcast, Chau Tu sits down with staff writer Leon Neyfakh to discuss his recent article, “James Bailey Is a Liar. Is He a Murderer?” Neyfakh spent about a year reporting on the peculiar murder case in Dothan, Alabama, which involved potentially shady small-town cops, possibly forged documents, a missing woman, and even a bit of love.

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