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Louisiana Unfiltered

  • Still Unsolved | The Murders of 10 Baton Rouge Women from 1996 to 2002

    23 MAG 2024 · In this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered, Kiran Chawla delves into 10 unsolved murders of women in Baton Rouge from 1996 to 2002. Joining Kiran in exploring the challenges faced in solving these cases are producer Faren Wise, retired officer John Dauthier and Dr. Joanie Brocato. We discuss the complexities of DNA analysis, forensic technology limitations, and past cases in which DNA played a critical role. #LouisianaUnfiltered #unsolvedmurders #BatonRouge #DNAanalysis #forensictechnology #Crime #podcast  Timestamps: 04:14 Investigating the Unsolved Murders 04:42 Fear and Tension in Baton Rouge 08:55 Challenges of DNA Testing 10:11 Examining the Victims 12:14 Complications in Prostitute Cases 15:06 Fear in the Community 16:08 Early DNA Evidence 19:24 Advancements in Touch DNA 20:55 Understanding the CODIS Database 24:25 Challenges in Connecting Cases 27:57 Holding Confessions Close 38:57 Seeking Closure 46:02 Advancements in DNA Technology 53:56 The Future of DNA Analysis Local Sponsors for this episode include:
    57 min. 39 sec.
  • Prosecuting Castrations: A Conversation with Assistant D.A. Brad Cascio

    16 MAG 2024 · In this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered, Brad Cascio, an assistant district attorney in Livingston Parish, joins Kiran Chawla as they discuss the use of castrations as a legal tool against sexual offenders.  Brad shares his experiences with prosecuting castrations, emphasizing the importance of holding offenders accountable and protecting children.  Brad Cascio was the lead prosecutor of 54-year-old Glenn Sullivan of Springfield who has been sentenced to 50 years and physical castration for raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.  #GlennSullivan #LivingstonParish #Castration #LouisianaUnfiltered #KiranChawla Timestamps:  02:34 The Legal Weapon: Castrations in Louisiana 03:42 Making a Legal Impact 04:16 History and Implementation of Castration Laws  04:56 First Experience with Chemical Castration 06:24 Balancing Personal and Professional in Cases 07:13 Disturbing Details: The Oglethorpe Case 09:23 Impact of Castration on Victims and Families  14:56 Ensuring Accountability and Justice  16:01 Communication and Acceptance of Castration 18:21 Utilizing Castration for Accountability 19:29 Impact and Satisfaction of Implementing Castration 21:15 Commitment to Combatting Sex Offenses 23:40 Beyond Castration: The Impact of Sexual Offenses 24:40 Glenn Sullivan Case: First Physical Castration 36:35 Victim's Remarkable Strength 42:10 The Offender's Control Tactics 47:17 Castration Terms and Conditions 50:08 Learning and Collaboration Among Colleagues Local Sponsors for this episode include:
    56 min. 56 sec.
  • Decision Reversed: Bridgette Digerolamo's Legal Battle

    9 MAG 2024 · On this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered, Kiran Chawla discusses Bridgette Digerolamo's turbulent legal journey with attorney Jacob Longman. Bridgette Digerolamo's arrest on aggravated assault charges during a flash flood event led to a prolonged legal battle, culminating in a surprising twist during the 2023 trial and the aftermath of the case that rose all the way to the Louisiana Supreme Court. Timestamps: Charges and Trial Process Lack of Resources in Investigation Speedy Trial Rights Jury Verdict: Not Guilty Jury Deliberations Unusual Legal Situation Declaration of Mistrial Supreme Court Appeal Relief and Elation Personal Impact of Legal Proceedings Unusual Verdict in Steele's Case Questions Surrounding Judge's Actions Tags: #louisianaunfiltered #BridgetteDigerolamo #kiranchawla #podcast #unfilteredwithkiran #news #crime #Louisiana #EBR Local Sponsors for this episode include:
    53 min. 11 sec.
  • David Cauthron Speaks Out

    2 MAG 2024 · In this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered, Kiran Chawla sits down with former police officer David Cothran who speaks out on his perspective of the tragic collision that resulted in the loss of two young lives, Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill. Cothran expresses deep regret and sorrow for the incident and discusses his lack of knowledge about the suspect's identity during the pursuit. His wife joins the conversation, as they discuss job loss, and community backlash they experienced. Timestamps Chain of Events Family Legal Decisions Facing Consequences Community Impact Apology to the Community Tags: #louisianaunfiltered #CarolineGill #LiamDunn #kiranchawla #podcast #MaggieDunn #unfilteredwithkiran #news #crime #Louisiana #DavidCauthron Local Sponsors for this episode include:
    53 min. 39 sec.
  • The Melanie Curtin Decision With Special Guest Woody Overton

    25 APR 2024 · In this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered, Real Life Real Crime host and Bloody Angola co-host Woody Overton joins Kiran as they discuss the case of Melanie Curtin, whose life took a drastic turn after being involved in a scandal with a high-ranking police officer, Dennis Perkins, and his wife, Cynthia Perkins. Melanie faced a life sentence following her participation in a controversial threesome with the couple, amid a backdrop of social rumors that tainted her reputation.  The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a new trial for Melanie Curtin,  Kiran Chawla and Woody Overton discuss why and what happens next.
    58 min.
  • The Murder Triangle

    18 APR 2024 · In this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered, Kiran Chawla is joined by executive producer daniel Brown as they discuss the rising violent crime rates in Baton Rouge, focusing on the concentrated homicide problem in certain areas of the city known as "The Murder Triangle".  They highlight the connection between homicides and drug activity, pointing out the lack of a narcotics division in the city. Additionally, they explore law enforcement challenges like officer shortages and inadequate recruitment, as well as systemic issues leading to criminals re-entering society. It's a deep dive into the alarming amount murders in the capital city that have already taken place and it's all right here on this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered. Timestamps Introduction and Crime Stats Analyzing Crime Trends with Daniel Brown Impact of Disbanded Narcotics Unit Addressing the Gang Debate Importance of Bail Bonds in the System Overworked Officials and Drug Overdoses Comparing Policing Strategies in New Orleans Population Shifts and Perception of Safety Importance of Local Elections and Accountability Emphasizing Solutions Over Problems Reality of Shootings in Baton Rouge
    37 min. 34 sec.
  • Cause of Death | A Discussion on Crime Related Deaths with the EBR Coroner's Office

    11 APR 2024 · Dr. Beau Clark and Shane Evans join Kiran Chawla of Louisiana Unfiltered and discuss their roles in as it relates to crime in Baton Rouge, emphasizing the importance of determining the cause and manner of death. They discuss the challenges of deciphering legal and medical aspects in cases like homicides and overdose deaths, particularly addressing the rise in fentanyl-related fatalities. The economic impact and dangers of opioids on both individuals and taxpayers are discussed, stressing the need for heightened narcotics enforcement to combat crime rates and enhance public safety in the community. Timestamps Role of a Coroner Comparing Parishes Baton Rouge Population Background of Dr. Clark Background of Shane Evans Law Enforcement Relationship Coroner's Role in Justice System Evolution of Overdoses Homicide Statistics Impact of Fentanyl Understanding Fentanyl Opioid Epidemic Impact Toxicology Process Taxpayer Impact The Fentanyl Crisis Understanding Tolerance Urgency for Change Sounding the Alarm Tags: #louisianaunfiltered #Coroner'soffice #kiranchawla #podcast #unfilteredwithkiran #news #crime #Louisiana #EBR Local Sponsors for this episode include:
    1 h 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Mason Troth's Fight Against First Degree Rape Charges

    4 APR 2024 · Mason Troth, an East Feliciana parish sheriff's deputy, discusses his arrest and subsequent exoneration on charges of first-degree rape and video voyeurism with Kiran Chawla in this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered. Troth asserts the encounter was consensual, stemming from a Tinder meet-up. He recounts the shock of his arrest, the toll on his family, and the fear of losing everything. Troth presents exonerating evidence, leading to the grand jury clearing him of all charges. Despite being vindicated, Troth reflects on the enduring impact on his reputation and mental well-being.  Timestamps: December 12th: The Arrest Trauma in Jail First Call for Interview Addressing the Police Chief Impact on Mason's Life Tags: #louisianaunfiltered #MasonTroth #kiranchawla #podcast #unfilteredwithkiran #news #crime #Louisiana  Local Sponsors for this episode include:
    36 min. 36 sec.
  • Abuse & Neglect | Parents of Lacey Fletcher Sentenced in Couch Case

    23 MAR 2024 · In this episode of Louisiana Unfiltered, Kiran Chawla and Daniel Brown delve into the tragic case of Lacey Fletcher, a young woman who suffered severe neglect leading to her death by her parents Clay and Shelia Fletcher .  Karen and executive producer Daniel discuss the details of the case, highlighting Lacey's life marked by neglect, anxiety, and autism. Testimonies presented in court shed light on the extent of her suffering, revealing missed opportunities for intervention. This episode dissects the complexities of Lacey's case, examining the role of her parents and the impact of her deteriorating health on the family dynamic. Expert testimonies on caregiver psychology and compassion fatigue add depth to the discussion, emphasizing the need for awareness in addressing mental health challenges. Clay and Shelia Fletcher were sentenced to 20 years in prison. Timestamps Diving Deep into Lacey's Story Inside the Sentencing Hearing Mood Inside the Courtroom Somber Atmosphere During Autopsy Pictures Clay Fletcher's Testimony Begins Dr. Donald Hoppe's Psychological Testimony Sheila's Testimony: Disney World Visits Questioning Sheila's Decision-Making Effects of COVID Fear on Lacey Lacey's Resistance to Help Double Masking and Lacey's Refusal Compassion Fatigue and Mental Health Graphic Autopsy Details and Coroner's Testimony Final Ruling and Judge's Words Tags: #louisianaunfiltered #caseyfletcher #couchcase #kiranchawla #podcast #unfilteredwithkiran #news #crime #Louisiana  Local Sponsors for this episode include:
    1 h 3 min. 29 sec.
  • The Verdict: Interview With The Families of Caroline Gill & Maggie Dunn

    21 MAR 2024 · Today on "Louisiana Unfiltered," Kiran is joined by Erin Martin and Liam Dunn, who bravely share their heartbreaking story of loss and resilience following the loss of daughter and sister Maggie Dunn on New Year's Eve, 2022.  Erin and Liam Th(in his first interview)  recount the the crash that claimed the lives of Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill, and the recent sentencing of Addis Police Officer David Cauthron, who was sentenced to 32 years in prison with 22 years suspended resulting in a 10 year sentence behind bars. In the second half of "Louisiana Unfiltered" Kiran is joined by Kim Elliott and Mallory Gill, the mother and sister of Caroline Gill. Kim and Maggie provide insight into the impact of dealing with the loss of Caroline, and thier feelings regarding the sentencing in this case. Timestamps file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter1 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter2 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter3 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter4 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter5 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter6 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter7 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter8 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter9 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter10 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter11 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter12 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter13 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter14 file:///Users/jchapman/Downloads/Complete-Martin-gill.html#chapter16 Tags: #louisianaunfiltered #CarolineGill #LiamDunn #kiranchawla #podcast #MaggieDunn #unfilteredwithkiran #news #crime #Louisiana #DavidCauthron Local Sponsors for this episode include:
    1 h 19 min. 16 sec.
Louisiana Unfiltered is an Unfiltered with Kiran Podcast bringing you an in-depth look into our investigations and recent news stories.

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