True Crime

Two attorneys explore the dark side of human nature by detailing hardcore true crime homicide cases from around the world.

November 4, 2019

EP03: The Happiest Man on Death Row

In 1939, a young man with an IQ of 46 was executed by the State of Colorado for the attack with an ax on two young sister resulting in the death of a 15 year old girl. The real ax killer had attacked women before and was executed, but a corrupt sheriff who wanted a reward framed Joe for the murders.  The story of his trial, conviction and eventual execution, will be one of the most shocking and horrifying miscarriages of justice you will ever hear about. This is the story of Joe Arridy.



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