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Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff

Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff

Bob Ruff is currently investigating the double homicide of Fort Worth couple Agnes and Lloyd "Smitty" Courtney. The Truth & Justice Podcast recently wrapped up Season 7 (The Murder of Bill Little), and Season 5 (The Forgotten West Memphis Three). The podcast investigates a new potential wrongful conviction case every season. Bob asks listeners to help with the investigation, in an attempt to prove who actually committed the crimes and free the wrongfully convicted. Truth & Justice is a true crowdsourced investigation in real time.

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S9E12: Murder at The Orange Tree w/ Haley & Tinu

Bob is joined by the hosts of the Orange Tree podcast, Haley Butler and Tinu Thomas. Bob, Haley and Tinu discuss the strange case of the murder of Jennifer Cave.

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2020-11-29
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S9E11: Follow-Up S9: E11

This week's Follow-Up is a special episode of Bob and Weave about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Bob and Zaq bring on expert guests Tom Desenberg and Doug Bonham to talk thoughts and theories on this iconic case.

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2020-11-27
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S9E11: JFK Assassination w/ Ash & Alaina

Bob is joined by the hosts of the Crime Countdown podcast. Together, Bob, Ash and Alaina break down some of the more bizarre theories about who killed Kennedy.

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2020-11-22
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S9E10: Follow-Up S9: E10

Bob and Zaq discuss their thoughts and theories on the Scott Peterson case.

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2020-11-20
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S9E10: Murder of Laci Peterson w/ Dr. Scott

Bob is joined by psychologist Dr. Scott to break down the behavior of convicted murderer Scott Peterson. Dr. Scott is one of the hosts of the LA Not So Confidential podcast.

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2020-11-15
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S9E9: Follow-Up S9: E9

The guys discuss listener questions surrounding the case of the disappearance of Maura Murray.

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2020-11-13
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S9E9: Disappearance of Maura Murray w/ Tim and Lance

Maura Murray was a 21 year old college student in Massachusetts. On February 9th, 2004, Maura crashed her car in a remote area near Haverhill New Hampshire. She was spotted in her car alone, and then vanished. Since the night of the crash, there has never been a credible sighting of Maura Murray. Filmmakers Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna are on a mission to find Maura, and they join Bob this week to help break down the case.

2020-11-08
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S9E8: Follow-Up S9: E8

The guys discuss listener questions gathered from social media over the Menendez brothers case.

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2020-11-06
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S9E8: The Menendez Bros. w/ Patrick Hinds

Bob is joined by one of the hosts of the True Crime Obsessed podcast, Patrick Hinds. We get to know Patrick, and dig into the complex case of the Menendez brothers. Lyle and Erik Menendez were convicted in 1996 for the 1989 murders of their parents. The conversation quickly shifts into a deep discussion about our prison system, and criminal justice reform.

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2020-11-01
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S9E7: Follow-Up S9: E7

The guys discuss listener questions after Bob's interview with podcaster Maggie Freleng on the Ryan Ferguson/Charles Erickson case.

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2020-10-30
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S9E7: Ryan Ferguson w/ Maggie Freleng

Bob is joined by the host of the Unjust and Unsolved podcast, Maggie Freleng. Bob and Maggie break down the wrongful conviction of Ryan Ferguson, and focus mostly on the fact that his co-defendant Charles Erickson remains behind bars to this day.

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2020-10-25
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S9E1: Follow-Up S9: E6

The guys answer listener questions after Bob's interview with Justin Evans of the Generation Why podcast on the Kansas City Butcher.

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2020-10-23
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S9E6: Kansas City Butcher w/ Justin Evans

Bob is joined by the host of the Generation Why podcast, Justin Evans. The guys discuss the reign of terror of one of America's most horrible serial killers. Robert Berdella kidnapped, raped and tortured at least 6 men from 1984-1987. Out of the tragedy of his brutal killings rose a hero that finally managed to bring him to justice.

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2020-10-18
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S9E5: Follow-Up S9: E5

The guys discuss listener questions over the Casey Anthony case.

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2020-10-16
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S9E5: Casey Anthony w/ Jim Clemente

Bob is joined by retired FBI Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor Jim Clemente. This week, Bob and Jim break down the heartbreaking story of the death of Kaylee Anthony, and the subsequent acquittal of her mother Casey.

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2020-10-11
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S9E4: Follow-Up S9: E4

The guys discuss listener questions after Bob's interview with Undisclosed's Rabia Chaudry over her coverage of the Greg Lance case.

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2020-10-09
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S9E4: Greg Lance w/ Rabia Chaudry

Bob is joined by one of the hosts of the Undisclosed podcast, Rabia Chaudry. Bob and Rabia discuss the wrongful conviction case of Tennessee man Greg Lance. Lance was convicted for the 1998 double homicide of Victor and Alla Kolesnikow. The murder had all the trappings of an execution, and the Kolesnikows' home was burned down to destroy evidence.

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2020-10-04
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S9E3: Follow-Up S9: E3

The guys discuss listener questions after Bob's interview with The Captain from the True Crime Garage podcast over the Brian Shaffer case.

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2020-10-02
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S9E3: Brian Shaffer w/ "The Captain"

Bob is joined by a true crime legend "The Captain". Captain is one of the hosts of the True Crime Garage podcast. This week Captain joins Bob to discuss the mysterious disappearance of an Ohio State medical student named Brian Shaffer. In 2006 Shaffer was seen walking into the Ugly Tuna bar, and has not been seen since.

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2020-09-27
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S9E2: Follow-Up S9: E2

The guys discuss listener questions from social media over the Ivan Cantu case.

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2020-09-25
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S9E2: Ivan Cantu w/ Matt Duff & Lizz Rose

Bob is joined by Matt Duff and Lizz Rose. Matt is the host of the Cousins By Blood podcast, where he is investigating Ivan's case. Lizz is no stranger to Truth and Justice. She appeared multiple times during Season 6, where we investigated the murder of her father and the wrongful conviction of her mother.

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2020-09-20
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S9E1: Follow-Up S9: E1

The guys discuss listener questions over Bob's recent coverage of the Curtis Flowers case.

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2020-09-18
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S9E1: Curtis Flowers w/ Madeleine Baran

Bob invites the host of the In The Dark Podcast, Madeleine Baran, on the show to discuss the case of Curtis Flowers. Flowers was convicted in 1997 for the murders of 4 furniture store employees, and sentenced to death. This bizarre and tragic case consisted of Flowers being tried for the same crime 6 times. His nightmare came to an end last week, when after 23 years the charges against him were finally dropped.

2020-09-13
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S8E16: Follow-Up S8: E16

The guys discuss listener questions in the final Follow-Up discussing the Pieringer case.

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2020-09-11
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S8E16: Deb's Testimony

Bob breaks down Deb's trial testimony.

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2020-09-06
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S8E15: Follow-Up S8: E15

The guys answer listener questions gathered from social media as Season 8 winds down to a close.

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2020-09-04
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S8E15: Loose Ends

Bob covers three topics that have been on deck for future episodes in the Pieringer case. We cover information learned regarding the autopsies, a report written by Victim's Assistance Coordinator Sue Jacobson, and a deposition written by Deb's sister Brenda.

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2020-08-30
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S8E14: Follow-Up S8: E14

The guys discuss listener questions as well as what the future of the podcast will look for the rest of Season 9 and beyond.

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2020-08-28
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S8E14: Dear Lord - Pt. 2

Bob shares Agnes? prayer journal from September 12 through the morning before her murder. This episode ends with a tragic announcement.

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2020-08-23
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S8E13: Follow-Up S8: E13

The guys discuss listener questions from social media after Sunday's episode chronicled the first half of Agnes Courtney's prayer diary entries.

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2020-08-21
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S8E13: Dear Lord - Pt. 1

A look inside the mind and heart of Agnes Courtney, in the months leading up to her tragic murder.

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2020-08-16
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S8E12: Follow-Up S8: E12

The guys discuss listener questions on the Pieringer case after Sunday's episode, where Bob shared a letter written from Deborah to her sister Brenda.

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2020-08-14
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S8E12: Dearest Brenda

Bob discovers a letter in the police file that was marked as a "File of Interest". We hear the contents of the letter, and breakdown what it tells us about the family dynamics of the Courtneys. The letter is also compared to the note that was stabbed into Smitty's pant leg.

2020-08-09
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S8E11: Follow-Up S8: E11

Bob and Mike are joined again by Zaq to answer listener questions pulled from social media over the Pieringer case.

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2020-08-07
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S8E11: Dr. Cyril Wecht

Bob is joined by renowned Medical Examiner, Dr. Cyril Wecht to discuss the Courtneys' autopsies. We also get some updates from Bob's trip to Texas.

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2020-08-02
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S8E10: Follow-Up S8: E10

Bob and Mike tackle listener questions gathered from social media after Sunday's episode, where Bob interviewed Dr. Abalos, who was the Courtney's neighbor.

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2020-07-31
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S8E10: Dr. Abalos

Bob reaches out to Dr. Margarita Abalos to discuss what she saw on the day the Courtneys were murdered. We also look a little closer at Emilio Villagómez.

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2020-07-26
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S8E9: Follow-Up S8: E9

With Zaq back in the studio this week, the guys discuss listener questions over Bob's most recent episode in the Pieringer case.

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2020-07-24
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S8E9: Timing is Everything

Bob breaks down all of the detectives' handwritten notes. We hear from a listener who formerly worked security at Target, and the computer forensic reports are analyzed.

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2020-07-19
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S8E8: Follow-Up S8: E8

Bob and Mike sit down in the studio to discuss listener questions over Bob's second interview with Dr. Angie Ambers.

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2020-07-17
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S8E8: Dr. Ambers Returns

After reviewing the DNA reports, Dr. Angie Ambers reaches back out to Bob to break down what she's found.

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2020-07-12
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S8E7: Follow-Up S8: E7 (Cont.)

The guys go over listener questions in a continuation discussion after Bob's dig into Detective Hardy's investigation in the Pieringer case.

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2020-07-10
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S E1: Bonus: Black Lives Matter

This week NBI studios brings you a special bonus episode from Bob & Zaq's other show, "Bob and Weave." They are joined in the studio by Black Lives Matter Organizer, Jordan Giger. Jordan is an Organizer for the South Bend Indiana Chapter of BLM. The guys have a great discussion about what Black Lives Matter means, and how we can all come together moving forward to help make some positive changes. For those interested this is episode #28 of "Bob and Weave." Enjoy!

2020-07-05
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S8E7: Follow-Up S8: E7

Bob and Zaq have a discussion over their thoughts on the Pieringer case so far, and Mike asks questions from listeners.

2020-07-03
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S8E7: The Investigation - Pt. 2

Bob continues to dig into Detective Hardy's investigation into Deb Pieringer. Stunning revelations lead to an emotional conclusion.

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2020-06-28
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S8E6: Follow-Up S8: E6

The guys discuss listener questions after the first half of Bob's break down of the FWPD investigation in the Courtney murders.

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2020-06-26
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S8E6: The Investigation - Pt. 1

Bob begins a breakdown of the FWPD investigation into Deborah Pieringer.

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2020-06-21
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S8E5: Follow-Up S8: E5

The guys discuss listener questions from social media after Bob's recorded interview with DNA Analyst, Dr. Angie Ambers.

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2020-06-19
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S8E5: Dr. Angie Ambers

Bob is joined on the phone by the DNA analyst who originally brought the case of the Courtney Double Homicide to the Innocence Project of Texas. Dr. Ambers has spent a lot of time reviewing the case, and believes there are enough concerns to warrant a second look at Deborah Pieringer's conviction.

2020-06-14
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S8E4: Follow-Up S8: E4

The guys cover listener questions over Bob's recent findings in the Pieringer case. Topics of discussion include Deborah's alibi, DNA evidence and wether or not a paring knife was the murder weapon.

2020-06-12
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