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  • Crime World, with Nicola Tallant, is a weekly Iri…
    2022 Nicola Tallant
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  • Aug 16 2022
    IT'S a mystery that spanned decades, full of fake identities, murders, and kidnappings. In April 1990, when Tonya Hughes was killed after a hit-and-run incident in Oklahoma City, the FBI revealed that her so-called husband, Clarence Hughes, was actually her father. Coming forward to tell authorities what she knew, Tonya’s former best friend, Jennifer Fisher, revealed that her pal's real name was Sharon Marshall, her father Warren Marshall. She detailed the heart-breaking life of Tonya and how her creepy father Warren bought her raunchy lingerie and took her to nightclubs. But it was discovered that Warren wasn’t who he said he was, and Sharon, a victim who was taken from her mother as a young child. Today, Crime World researcher and Sunday World journalist Clodagh Meaney talks to Matt Birkbeck, the author of 'A Beautiful Child' and 'Finding Sharon', as well as a producer and contributor to the Netflix documentary on the story 'Girl In The Picture'. He tells of his decades working on the case, how he managed to help unite a family in grief and how the story is far from over.

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    1 hr and 2 mins
  • Aug 13 2022
    HIS career has seen him head up investigations into terrorism, corruption, human trafficking, drugs and homicide. The one-time head of Organised Crime for the PSNI in Northern Ireland and Deputy Director at the National Crime Agency in the UK, Roy McComb has had a decorated.. But still he recalls one case that haunts him today - and one he would do anything to help solve. When a newborn baby girl was found dumped in a plastic bag in his hometown of Carryduff, County Down on March 26, 2002 he became the lead detective and named the child 'Baby Carrie'. Forensics would later determine that she had been stabbed 11 times, her head was crushed and she had been buried elsewhere before the discovery which led to a massive probe. But despite all attempts to find out who she was or where she had come from, the baby's case remains unsolved. Now, Nicola Tallant talks with Roy about the brutality of the crime, the twists and turns of the investigation and his hopes that it will one day be solved by advances in DNA or a witnesses finally coming forward.

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    47 mins
  • Aug 11 2022
    Disgraced former garda Paul Moody lost his badge and his image as a womanising charmer when he pleaded guilty to coercive control against his ex-partner. The shocking campaign of harassment, physical and mental abuse, as well as threats and vile messages to the cancer victim, painted him as a deeply devious individual who hid behind his job and his celebrity friends. But behind bars, Moody is now under investigation for historical sexual abuse, while Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has ordered a special case review into how previous complaints about him were handled. Nicola Tallant talks with Sunday Independent journalist Ali Bracken, who paints a picture of Moody as a fun-loving socialite who hid a dark side. She explains the dating sites, gaslighting and the possibility of further victims of the garda who was an unpopular character within the force.

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    31 mins

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