Blood Town

Blood Town

In season two, we bring you coverage from the State of Georgia v. Marcus Lillard trial. He is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless conduct. From opening arguments to closing statements, the State contends that Marcus Lillard had a history of strangling women during sex and did strangle his girlfriend Marianne Shockley on Mother’s Day 2019, causing her death. They further argue that his conduct was reckless by not calling 911 for nearly two hours. The defense purports that there is no evidence that sex took place that night, and if it did, there is no evidence that it was caused by Marcus Lillard. Hear all of the evidence and testimony from the trial and decide for yourself if Marcus Lillard is guilty or not guilty.

Episodes

November 11, 2019 15 mins

At 1:06 AM on Mother's Day, a 911 call was placed to report a woman unresponsive in a hot tub. We learn the details of the murder scene when authorities arrive, as well as begin to explore why this middle Georgia town is called Blood Town.

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We compare the information from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s press release, press conference, and incident report. The discussion focuses on what “inappropriate CPR” and “strange demeanor” mean at the scene.

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November 22, 2019 17 mins

Get to know Marianne Shockley and Clark Heindel through their own words.

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December 8, 2019 6 mins

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December 17, 2019 36 mins

A former deputy in the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office discusses their involvement with the officer who was supposed to detain Clark Heindel. Details about Clark Heindel losing his license to practice psychology reveal a sexual relationship with a married female patient.

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December 31, 2019 33 mins

Learn about the history of Milledgeville from historian Charlie Brown. Mass and unmarked graves at Central State Hospital and a Muscogee burial site covered by a football field all shed light on why we call it Blood Town.

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January 10, 2020 32 mins

At Marcus Lillard’s commitment hearing, where he is charged with the murder of UGA Professor Marianne Shockley, concealing her death, and aggravated assault, we learn about drug use, a ceremony using hydrangea branches and hallucinogenic tea, and witnesses who claim Marcus choked them during sex.

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February 17, 2020 31 mins

Attorney Blake Brantley analyzes the indictment of Marcus Lillard for felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct, and concealing the death of another.

A special thank you to Blake Brantley for weighing in on the case as it moves from indictment to a potential trial.

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March 8, 2020 35 mins

How easy is it to fall for a red herring? What does a fish have to do with the constructed truth? Listen to find out as we uncover what was in front of us the entire time. We discuss evidence and explanations used to throw us off the trail of the truth.

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April 12, 2020 17 mins

What happened on the night of the Mother's Day murder? We learn Marcus Lillard's side of the story in a revealing interview.

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July 7, 2020 30 mins

Dr. Rick Strassman discusses the effects of the psychedelic drug DMT found at the scene. The tea containing DMT and the hydrangea ceremony may have been influenced by ayahuasca shamanism.

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August 20, 2020 43 mins

Marcus Lillard's son Carson shares what he knows about Marianne Shockley, Clark Heindel, and his dad. From the calls Marcus placed from Clark's phone, the drugs they might have used, and DNA evidence, there is still more to find out about the night of the Mother's Day murder.

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December 15, 2020 46 mins

In the season one finale, we wrap up what we know and what could’ve been. Hear testimony from Agent Michael Maybin of the GBI given at the commitment hearing. Disclaimer: This episode is graphic in nature and may not be suitable for all listeners.

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May 10, 2021 18 mins

On the two-year anniversary of the Mother’s Day murder, a new grand jury is convened and Marcus Lillard is indicted on new charges: felony murder, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless conduct.

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Three years after the Mother's Day Murder, we bring you Season 2: Blood Town on Trial. A long-awaited verdict—but was justice served? Find out this season as we hear evidence and arguments from both the prosecution and defense. You decide: who killed Marianne Shockley?

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July 6, 2022 42 mins

State of Georgia vs. Marcus Lillard begins with jury selection and opening statements by the prosecution and defense. Lillard is charged with murdering Marianne Shockley and not seeking emergency medical treatment for her. He pleads not guilty to felony murder, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless conduct.

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July 20, 2022 39 mins

We play the 911 call Clark Heindel placed at 1:06 AM, as well as body cam footage with Marcus Lillard. Hear from Marianne Shockley's sister about her legacy and Mother’s Day 2019.

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August 3, 2022 44 mins

Crime scene photos and evidence show disarray with a broken bracelet, glasses, and unknown drinks around the pool deck. The GBI searched the woods but did not find any evidence of tools that could have been used to conceal Marianne’s death. Two respiratory therapists and an EMT testify about calls, messages, and texts received from Marcus Lillard into the early morning hours of Mother’s Day.

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August 17, 2022 31 mins

We hear a voicemail left on the night of Marianne Shockley’s death. The coroner testifies as an expert and she explains the cause and manner of death. Warning: this episode is graphic in nature and may be disturbing to some listeners. 

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August 31, 2022 36 mins

A surprise letter written by Marianne Shockley is introduced while a witness provides a little comedic relief in this serious case. We hear Marcus's theory about how Marianne died and toxicology results for Marcus Lillard. Carson talks about Clark Heindel and his father Marcus.  

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