TRUE CRIME INTERVIEWS

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NANCY GRACE

American Legal Commentator & Television Journalist

NANCY GRACE was the host of Nancy Grace from 2005 to 2016, a nightly celebrity news and current affairs show on HLN, and she was the host of Court TV's Closing Arguments (1996–2007) as well. She also co-wrote the book Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System. Grace was also the arbiter of Swift Justice with Nancy Grace in the syndicated courtroom reality show's first season.

Grace was formerly a prosecutor in a local district attorney's office in Atlanta, Georgia. She frequently discusses issues from what she describes as a victims' rights standpoint, with an outspoken style that has brought her both praise and criticism. 

April 14, 2018

About the Interview:

Nancy Grace comes back to discuss the events in the first episode of her A&E Series 'Grace Vs. Abrams' and she's not alone!

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ANNE BREMNER

Trial Attorney

ANNE BREMNER is a trial attorney, and one of the nation's most recognized legal analysts. Her practice emphasizes civil rights, catastrophic loss litigation, and criminal law. In her nearly 35 years of practice, she has been lead counsel for many highly-publicized court cases. She was a Prosecuting Attorney for the Criminal Division of the King County Prosecutor's Office in Seattle from 1983 to 1988.

 

Anne specialized in prosecuting sex crimes, where she successfully tried over 200 cases. She is a regular contributing legal analyst on TV and cable, having appeared many times on major networks. Anne has also given hundreds of speeches in the U.S. and internationally.

January 31, 2018

About the Interview:

Anne Bremner on Amanda Knox

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MARCIA CLARK

Criminal Lawyer & Bestselling Author

MARCIA CLARK is a bestselling author and a criminal lawyer who began her career in law as a criminal defense attorney and went on to become a prosecutor in the L.A. District Attorney’s Office in 1981. She spent ten years in the Special Trials Unit, where she handled a number of high profile cases, including the prosecution of stalker/murderer Robert Bardo, whose conviction for the murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer resulted in legislation that offered victims better protection from stalkers as well as increased punishment for the offenders. She was lead prosecutor for the O.J. Simpson murder trial. 

2018

About the Interview:

Marcia Clark discussing her latest book Moral Defense in the Samantha Brinkman series and more!

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APHRODITE JONES

Bestselling True Crime Author & Journalist

Aphrodite Jones is a best-selling true crime author and journalist who uses her reporter’s hunch to investigate and write about murder. Through her eyes, Jones brings readers inside murder cases as she explores dark motives and conveys the emotional truths hiding behind the tragedy. Over the past two decades, Jones has written a string of best-selling true crime books and has provided TV commentary and expert insights into the psychological profiles of both criminals and victims.

Jan. 9, 2018

About the Interview:

Aphrodite Jones on her latest book All He Wanted which explores the controversial life and violent death of Teena Brandon, who posed as a man and had romantic relationships with several young women before she was exposed and murdered. 

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FRANCIS LEE BAILEY

Criminal Defense Attorney

Francis Lee Bailey, Jr. (born June 10, 1933) is an American former criminal defense attorney. For most of his career, he was licensed in Massachusetts and in Florida, where he was disbarred in 2001. Among other high-profile trials, he served as the lawyer in the re-trial of osteopathic physician Sam Sheppard, was the supervisory attorney over attorney Mark J. Kadish in the court-martial of Captain Ernest Medina for the My Lai Massacre, and was one of the lawyers for the defense in the O. J. Simpson murder case.

Nov. 17, 2017

About the Interview:

Francis Lee Bailey on the OJ Simpson Murder Trial

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TOM MESEREAU

Criminal Defense Attorney

TOM MESEREAU is best known for acquitting the late Michael Jackson in his world famous trial in Santa Barbara, California. Mr. Jackson was acquitted of all 14 charges in a child molestation indictment. Mr. Mesereau, as Mr. Jackson's lead trial counsel, conducted jury selection, opening statement, closing argument, and examined and cross-examined every major witness in the five and half month trial. But Mr. Mesereau has accomplished far more than the Michael Jackson case.

Oct. 23, 2017

About the Interview:

Tom Mesereau on the Bill Cosby Conviction

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BRIAN WHITNEY

True Crime Author

In 2012, the Canadian Press ignited a firestorm of criticism by naming killer Luka Magnotta as its “Newsmaker Of The Year.” But while the recognition was questionable for its sensitivity, there’s no doubt that few people had captured the public’s attention like the young murderer and internet sensation.

A male escort and sometimes model, Magnotta had earned his notoriety by videotaping himself stabbing Chinese student Lin Jun to death with an ice pick and dismembering the body, before posting the video online. After mailing Jun’s hands and feet to elementary schools, he then led Interpol on a manhunt that ended when he was arrested at an Internet café in Berlin where he was reading news stories about himself.

Dec 18, 2018

About the Interview:

Author Brian Whitney on his latest book My Son, The Killer: The Untold Story of Luka Magnotta and "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick" 

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RON FRANSCELL

Bestselling True Crime Author

After Alice, a desperate young mother in a gritty Wyoming boom town, kills her husband in 1974 and dumps his body where it will never be found, she slips away and starts a new life with a new love. But when her new love's ex-wife and two kids start demanding more of him, Alice delivers an ultimatum: Fix the problem or lose her forever.

 

With Alice's help, he "fixes" the problem in an extraordinarily ghastly way ... and they live happily ever after. That is, until 2013, almost forty years later, when somebody finds a dead man's skeleton in a place where Alice thought he'd never be found.

Apr. 26, 2019

About the Interview:

Would you kill for love? True-crime master Ron Franscell tells the grisly story of Alice and Gerald Uden, a loving couple who murdered at least four people and live happily ever after--while cops try for decades to piece together a petrifying tale of murder and secrets. The appalling details are made even more vivid by the author's familiarity with the Wyoming times and places that formed the backdrop of his national bestseller The Darkest Night.

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CHARLES A. GARDNER

True Crime Author

In June 2015, two vicious convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York’s North Country, launching the most extensive manhunt in state history.

 

Aided by prison employee Joyce Mitchell, double murderer Richard Matt and cop-killer David Sweat slipped out of their cells, followed a network of tunnels and pipes under the thirty-foot prison wall, and climbed out of a manhole to freedom. For three weeks, the residents of local communities were virtual prisoners in their own homes as law enforcement from across the nation swept the rural wilderness near the Canadian border. The manhunt made front-page headlines—as did the prison sex scandal involving both inmates and Joyce Mitchell—and culminated in a dramatic and bloody standoff.

Apr. 22, 2019

About the Interview:

Author Charles Gardner on his latest book Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State

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JUAN MARTINEZ

Prosecutor of the Jodi Arias trial

Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation.

 

Through two trials, America watched with bated breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars.

2017

About the Interview:

Juan Martinez on the Jodi Arias Trial

Dan Abrams

DAN ABRAMS

NYT Bestselling Author & Media Mogul

DAN ABRAMS, the founder of the Abrams Media Network, which includes Mediaite.com, The Law & Crime Network, LawandCrime.com, TheMarySue.com, & created and sold Sportsgrid.com. He is also a best-selling author, the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News, and the host of the hit show LivePD on A&E Network. Abrams' newest book, Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency, tells the true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial. The book was released in June 2018 and spent five weeks in the top ten New York Times Bestseller list, hardcover non-fiction. 

Apr. 14, 2018

About the Interview:

Dan Abrams vs. Nancy Grace

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M WILLIAM PHELPS

Bestselling Author | Investigative Journalist | Crime Expert

With over one million copies of his books in print worldwide, crime expert, creator/producer/writer and former host of DARK MINDS, acclaimed, award-winning investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the New York Times best-selling author of 36 nonfiction books and winner of the Excellence in (Investigative) Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Book Festival Award. A respected reporter, Phelps has written for numerous publications—including the Providence Journal, Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Courant.

Jan. 31, 2018

About the Interview:

M William Phelps on his latest true crime book Targeted.

Burl Barer

BURL BARER

Edgar Award-winning Author

Burl Barer is an Edgar Award-winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media.

Barer’s career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media, ABC’s Good Morning America, Investigation Discovery’s “Deadly Women,” “Scorned,” and “Snapped” on the Oxygen Network.

Aug. 6, 2019

About the Interview:

Interview with Edgar Award-winning Author Burl Barer

JOSEPH SCOTT MORGAN

JOSEPH SCOTT MORGAN

Medical Examiner | Investigative Forensics Expert

JOSEPH SCOTT MORGAN was the Senior Investigator for the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta, Georgia for fourteen years, managing a staff of 11 medicolegal death investigators while maintaining a personal caseload of 200-300 deaths per year.
Since beginning his current tenure as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensics at North Georgia College and State University, Morgan has been instrumental in establishing the first concentration in Investigative Forensics for the University System of Georgia. Morgan has focused heavily on ongoing research pertaining to the American Coroner System and is today regarded as one of the leading experts on Coroner training in America.

June 11, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Death Detective Joseph Scott Morgan about his memoir Blood Beneath My Feet

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JERRY CLARK

FBI Special Agent

For the first time, two of the people who followed the story from the beginning—Jerry Clark, the lead FBI Special Agent who cracked what became known as the Pizza Bomber case, and investigative reporter Ed Palattella—tell the complete story of what happened on August 28, 2003.

 

Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist is a 2018 true crime documentary series about the murder of Brian Wells, a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the "collar bomb" or "pizza bomber" case. It was released on Netflix as a four-part series on May 11, 2018.

June 26, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Jerry Clark about his book Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery

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ROBERT CRANE JR

Author

On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father. But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life.

June 4, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Robert Crane Jr

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JOHN A CAMERON

Retired Police Detective

John A. Cameron is a 55-year-old retired police detective from Great Falls, Montana. His career in law enforcement began in 1979. He retired in 2005 as a sergeant of detectives, working cold cases. He has worked on FBI serial killer task forces, catching ritualistic child cannibal killer, Nathan Bar-Jonah. His cases have been featured on America’s Most Wanted, Dateline NBC, and he helped produce a series known as Most Evil-True TV.

June 22, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with John A Cameron discussing the true-crime docuseries about serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards. 

Norm Stampler

NORM STAMPER

Former Seattle Chief of Police

Policing is in crisis. The last decade has witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. It is not just noticeable in African American and other minority communities—where there have been a series of high-profile tragedies—but in towns and cities across the country. Racism—from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples—appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. 

June 22, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Norm Stamper to discuss his book, To Protect and To Serve. The book delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime-fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how.

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RICHARD T CAHILL

Author of Hauptmann's Ladder

In 1936, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. Almost all of America believed Hauptmann guilty; only a few magazines and tabloids published articles questioning his conviction. In the ensuing decades, many books about the Lindbergh case have been published. Some have declared Hauptmann the victim of a police conspiracy and frame-up, and one posited that Lindbergh actually killed his own son and fabricated the entire kidnapping to mask the deed.

Feb. 16, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Author Richard T Cahill about his book Hauptmann's Ladder and the Lindbergh Baby Case. 

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DAVID RUDOLF

Defense Lawyer

In 2001, novelist Michael Peterson's wife died, and he claimed she perished after falling down the stairs at their home. The medical examiner, however, determined that she had been beaten with a weapon, which led to Peterson becoming a suspect in what would become a murder investigation. This series, which began with eight episodes in 2005 before being updated in 2013 and 2018, follows the investigation as it proceeds from Peterson's arrest to a verdict being reached in the ensuing trial. The real-life courtroom thriller offers a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial and an examination of contemporary American justice.

Aug. 2, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with defense lawyer David Rudolf about the Netflix documentary The Staircase.

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MARK PENDERGRAST

Bestselling Author

Everyone knows the story of Jerry Sandusky, the serial pedophile, the Monster. But what if that story is wrong? What if the former Penn State football coach and founder of the Second Mile is an innocent man convicted in the midst of a moral panic fed by the sensationalistic media, police trawling, and memory-warping psychotherapy? Mark Pendergrast’s, The Most Hated Man in America, reads like a true-crime psychological thriller and is required reading for everyone from criminologists to sports fans.

June 18, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with author Mark Pendergrast about his latest book The Most Hated Man in America.

Alan G. Gauthreaux

ALAN G. GAUTHREAUX

Bestselling Author

Mr. Gauthreaux was born and raised in the New Orleans area and served as a deputy with the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office. Mr. Gauthreaux is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with bachelor's and master's degrees in History (with honors). Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr. Gauthreaux worked as a legal investigator for some of the most prestigious law firms in New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana. He has taught in middle school, high school, and college, and even worked as the National Outreach Coordinator for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, drawing praise for his inventive educational programming and lively speaking engagements. 

June 29, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with author Alan G. Gauthreaux about his latest book Bloodstained Louisiana, that chronicles 12 homicide cases from the late 1800s and early 1900s Louisiana--where "unwritten law" justified jilted women who killed their paramours, and police took measures to protect defendants from lynch mobs

Randy Sutton

RANDY SUTTON

True Crime Author

It is Randy's Mission to share these powerful stories and inspire others to become "Personal Heroes" themselves and to reach out with kindness, compassion, and charity. "During his police career, Randy penned three popular books about his, and other officer's experiences. TRUE BLUE: Police Stories by Those Who Have Lived Them was his first. Moved by the tragedy of 9/11, Randy wanted to bring to life stories from officers on the New York Police Department as well as officers from around the nation. He donated the royalties for a fund set up for the families of the officers killed in the attack. Two other books followed including the critically acclaimed A COPS LIFE and a second edition of TRUE BLUE, To Protect and Serve.

Sept. 17, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with author Randy Sutton about his latest book TRUE BLUE: To Protect and Serve.

Ed Butts

ED BUTTS

True Crime Author

Edward (Ed) Butts is the author of more than 20 published books for both adult and juvenile readers. His books: The Desperate Ones; SOS: Stories of Survival; and Shipwrecks, Monsters and Mysteries of the Great Lakes have been nominated for awards. Ed writes about true crime, lost treasure, ghosts and hauntings, disasters, explorers, battles, and mysteries. He is also the author of Idioms for Aliens, a humorous book about English grammar.

Oct. 4, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with author Ed Butts about his latest book MURDER:12 TRUE STORIES OF HOMICIDE IN CANADA.

Ken Eurell

KEN EURELL

Former NYPD officer from 75th precinct

He is a former NYPD officer. Hired in 1981 at the age of 20 he was assigned the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn for training, then assigned to the 75th precinct in the East New York section of Brooklyn. It wasn't until a fateful partner assignment years later in 1987 that Eurell was exposed to the darker side of the NYPD. This left the difficult decision whether to cross over the thin blue line that separated cops from criminals. Eurell began to write down his exploits into a memoir. The criminal activity continued for 5 years until 1992 when he was arrested on R.I.C.O. charges with his ex-partner from the 75th precinct. In 2014, he appeared in the documentary The Seven Five.

Jan. 17, 2017

About the Interview:

Interview with Ken Eurell about the book Betrayal in Blue, and the truth behind what you won't see in the hit documentary THE SEVEN FIVE.

MARK OLSHAKER

MARK OLSHAKER

Award-winning Writer and Producer

Mark Olshaker is a novelist, nonfiction author, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. He has written and produced numerous documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated PBS NOVA program Mind of a Serial Killer.

Nov. 25, 2017

About the Interview:

Interview with Mark Olshaker, writer and producer of the Netflix series, Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit (uncut interview)

Judith Yates

JUDITH YATES

Bestselling TrueCrime Author & Criminologist

Criminologist Judith A. Yates has appeared as a guest speaker, lecturer, and instructor for organizations across the United States for almost 30 years, including Dallas Area Paralegal Association, PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays), Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, Tennessee Correction Association, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and many more. 
Her resume lists loss prevention, the Sheriff's Department, the federal prison system (minimum to maximum, male & female), investigations, and criminal justice professor/instructor. She is the only journalist who is continually investigating the disappearance of Tabitha Tuders, Nashville's most baffling missing child case.
Ms. Yates is a true-crime author. She is an investigator, carefully researching each book. A percentage of each book benefits nonprofit organizations and is made in the victim's name. 

Dec 2017

About the Interview:

Interview with Judith Yates discussing her latest book, 'SHE IS EVIL!': Madness And Murder In Memphis.

MAUREEN BOYLE

MAUREEN BOYLE

Investigative Journalist & Crime Reporter

Maureen Boyle, an award-winning journalist, has been a crime reporter in New England for decades and was the first reporter to cover the serial killings in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. She is now director of the Journalism Program at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer, published by ForeEdge/University Press of New England, is her first book.

Nov. 6, 2018

About the Interview:

NEW BEDFORD HIGHWAY SERIAL KILLER - Eleven women went missing over the spring and summer of 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, an old fishing port known as the Whaling City, where Moby Dick, Frederick Douglass, textile mills, and heroin-dealing represent just a few of the many threads in the community’s diverse fabric. Investigative reporter, Maureen Boyle, tells the story of a case that has haunted New England for thirty years in her book Shallow Graves.

BILL THOMAS

BILL THOMAS

Victims Advocate & Mind Over Murder Podcast Host

BILL THOMAS is a victim's advocate. He is a music and entertainment executive who is, sadly, also the brother of a murder victim. His sister Cathy Thomas along with her girlfriend Rebecca Dowski were the first two victims in the Colonial Parkway Murders, which claimed the lives of eight people in and around Williamsburg, VA from 1986 to 1989. He moderates the Colonial Parkway Murders page on Facebook with more than 10,000 followers.

Apr. 27, 2018

About the Interview:

Bill Thomas discusses the COLONIAL PARKWAY MURDERS that were committed by an apparent serial killer. The killer is believed to have murdered at least eight people along the Colonial Parkway of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia (or nearby) between 1986 and 1989. During that time, three couples were murdered and one couple is missing and presumed to be dead. The killer has never been identified, and his or her whereabouts remain unknown.

WAYNE PERRY

WAYNE PERRY

Founder of Shallow Graves Facebook Group

Founder and Administrator of the Facebook Group “Shallow Graves, The Hunt For The New Bedford Highway Serial Killer”

Apr. 27, 2018

About the Interview:

NEW BEDFORD HIGHWAY KILLER - The New Bedford Highway Killer is an unidentified serial killer responsible for the deaths of at least nine women and the disappearances of two additional women in New Bedford, Massachusetts, between July 1988 and June 1989. The killer is also suspected to have assaulted numerous other women. All of the killer's victims were known prostitutes and/or substance abusers. While the victims were taken from New Bedford, they were all found in different surrounding towns, including DartmouthFreetown, and Westport, Massachusetts, along Interstate 195. The main detective that pursued the case was John Dextradeur.

CHAD KELLER

CHAD KELLER

Founder of Shallow Graves Facebook Group

Atlanta Author, Chad Spencer Keller, teams up with Denver, Colorado native, Stacie Rae Trujillo, to deliver one of the most bone-chilling updates in one of America’s most infamous unsolved murder cases. Over two decades ago, the Boulder County District Attorney Office and the Police Department had different views of what happened to JonBenet Ramsey. Where did the case go wrong? Were prominent figures of the Boulder community, John and Patsy Ramsey, protected because of their status of wealth? What was Burke Ramsey’s possible role in his sister’s death?

2018

About the Interview:

For over two decades, the murder of JonBenet has gone unsolved. What really happened in Boulder, Colorado in 1996? 

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