Episode 16 - Silence is Violence

This week we’re talking about a case that was solved after being cold for 34 years. Timothy Coggins was murdered in October 1983, at the age of 23. The motive? Having the nerve to talk to a white woman while being black.


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1983 Info - On This Day

“A tip leads to the arrest of five in 1983 Timothy Coggins death” - Atlanta Journal Constitution article by Nelson Helm and Rosalind Bentley. October 20, 2017.

“5 things to know about Timothy Coggins death in 1983” - Atlanta Journal Constitution article by Christian Boone. June 16, 2018.

“Georgia man gets life in prison for cold case murder” - CNN article by Emanuella Grinberg, Elliot C. McLaughlin, and Amir Vera. June 27, 2018.

“Timothy Coggins cold case closed: 2nd killer pleads guilty in 1983 slaying” - CNN article by Elliott C. McLaughlin. August 16, 2018.

“Second Man Is Convicted in 1983 Racially Motivated Killing in Georgia” - New York Times article by Melissa Gomez. August 16, 2018.


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“Rick Dyer comes ‘clean’ on hoax” - Doubtful News article by idoubtit. March 28, 2014.

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Intro Music:

She-Wolf In My Heart (bonus) by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution License.

Outro Music:

Trio for Piano Violin and Viola by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.