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Carol Costello Presents: Blind Rage

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In this podcast, journalist Carol Costello revisits the first big assignment she covered as a 22-year-old, novice reporter: Phyllis Cottles’ brutal attack. Psychologists call them “Triumphant Survivors,” but Phyllis Cottle was more than a survivor, she used this crime to better herself and the world around her.

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Episodes

Update: DNA Results | "I'm a Gun Man"

17m · Published 12 Dec 19:48
Carolshares the results of DNA testing on newly recovered evidence in the case of Phyllis Cottle’s brutal assault. The results are infuriating and…baffling. The Ohio Innocence Project prompted a forensic review of evidence, raising the possibility that Samuel J. Herring, the man convicted of the crime, may be innocent. Herring, now 67 years old and wheelchair-bound, has spent nearly 40 years behind bars. He has maintained his innocence. Today we know the truth. And while it leads to a man who is definitely guilty, it also raises questions. EPISODE CREDITS Host -CarolCostello Producer - Chris Aiola Audio Engineer - Sean Rule-Hoffman Production Director - Brigid Coyne Executive Producer - Gerardo Orlando Original Music - Timothy Law Snyder Cleveland Channel 5’s story on Samuel Herring:https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/investigations/new-testing-shows-dna-of-akron-rapist-found-on-victims-clothing The Marshall Project’s story on Samuel Herring:https://www.themarshallproject.org/2023/12/06/dna-ohio-innocence-project-conviction-integrity-unit-prison For additional information about Phyllis Cottle’s case, please visit our newly-launched website (www.carolcostellopresents.com),Carol’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/CarolLMU) and Instagram page (www.instagram.com/carolcostello). Learn more about your ad choices. Visitmegaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Update: The Unthinkable

12m · Published 22 Nov 13:30
Carol shares a shocking development in the case of Phyllis Cottle's brutal assault, one that she knew might come. The Ohio Innocence Project has prompted a forensic review of evidence, raising the possibility that Samuel J. Herring, the man convicted of the crime, may be innocent. Herring, now 67 years old and wheelchair-bound, has spent nearly 40 years behind bars. He has maintained his innocence. Now DNA testing of recently unearthed evidence may reveal the truth. So, what if the justice system got it wrong? And if Herring is innocent, then who did it? EPISODE CREDITS Host - Carol Costello Producer - Chris Aiola Audio Engineer - Sean Rule-Hoffman Contributor - Nijah Golliday Production Director - Brigid Coyne Executive Producer - Gerardo Orlando Original Music - Timothy Law Snyder The Marshall Project’s story on Samuel Herring: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2023/11/09/after-nearly-40-years-behind-bars-in-ohio-dna-testing-is-finally-underway? For additional information about Phyllis Cottle’s case, please visit our newly-launched website (www.carolcostellopresents.com), Carol’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/CarolLMU) and Instagram page (www.instagram.com/carolcostello). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bonus: Survivors and the Media

22m · Published 18 Jul 09:00
Phyllis and her family felt ambushed by the media during what was an incredibly difficult and delicate time in her life. The relentless pursuit of her story interrupted her recovery at home. In this bonus episode, Carol interviews her former colleague, producer Ronni Berke, about what it’s like to interview victims. Ronni is an award-winningjournalist and producer, who spent 17 years at CNN covering some of the biggest stories, including the September 11th terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. She’s also the Director Of Development And Communications for the LAM Foundation, the leading nonprofit in the fight against lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) - a rare lung disease affecting primarily women. EPISODE CREDITS Host - Carol Costello Producer - Chris Aiola Audio Engineer - Sean Rule-Hoffman Contributor - Nijah Golliday Production Director - Brigid Coyne Executive Producer - Gerardo Orlando Original Music - Timothy Law Snyder Guest: Ronni Berke (www.ronniberke.com) The LAM Foundation (https://www.thelamfoundation.org/) For additional information about Phyllis Cottle’s case, please visit our newly-launched website (www.carolcostellopresents.com), Carol’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/CarolLMU) and Instagram page (www.instagram.com/carolcostello). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bonus: A Spiritual Awakening

19m · Published 27 Jun 09:00
Phyllis Cottle nearly killed herself when she found out she would never be able to see again. She had a plan, and was about to follow through with it, until she felt a “warm hand on her shoulder,” one that she was convinced was divine. Was she right? Was God intervening? And, if so, what should she do with that sign from above? In this bonus episode we explore those questions with Larry Vuillemin, Phyllis’ good friend who says he also heard God speak to him after a pivotal, life-changing health scare. Larry is a former Senior Trial Attorney with the Summit County Prosecutor’s office, an Akron City Councilman, and former Adjunct Professor at the University of Akron School of Law. In 1990, he co-founded Heart to Heart Communications, which focuses on personal and spiritual development as a foundational way empowering leaders and enriching workplaces EPISODE CREDITS Host - Carol Costello Producer - Chris Aiola Audio Engineer - Sean Rule-Hoffman Contributor - Nijah Golliday Production Director - Brigid Coyne Executive Producer - Gerardo Orlando Original Music - Timothy Law Snyder Guest: Larry Vuillemin, Attorney at Law (https://www.ohiodefensefirm.com/about/lawrence-vuillemin) Heart to Heart Leadership: https://www.htohleadership.org/ For additional information about Phyllis Cottle’s case, please visit our newly-launched website (www.carolcostellopresents.com), Carol’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/CarolLMU) and Instagram page (www.instagram.com/carolcostello). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bonus: Why Didn't You Scream?

25m · Published 06 Jun 09:00
Phyllis Cottle said if she “had just been raped,” she may not have gone to police. “I didn’t want the hassle,” she said. But it was more than that: shame, blame, disbelief — reasons that still resonate with survivors today. In this bonus episode, host Carol Costello sits down with Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, who has created a campaign that aims to change the way society talks about sexual assault. EPISODE CREDITS Host - Carol Costello Producer - Chris Aiola Audio Engineer - Sean Rule-Hoffman Contributor - Nijah Golliday Production Director - Brigid Coyne Executive Producer - Gerardo Orlando Original Music - Timothy Law Snyder Guest: Sherri Bevan Walsh, Summit County Prosecutor (https://prosecutor.summitoh.net/pages/About-Prosecutor-Sherri-Bevan-Walsh.html) Start By Believing Campaign(https://startbybelieving.org/home/) For additional information about Phyllis Cottle’s case, please visit our newly-launched website (www.carolcostellopresents.com), Carol’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/CarolLMU) and Instagram page (www.instagram.com/carolcostello). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Fight Continues

17m · Published 25 Apr 09:00
The trial is over, but the hard work continues. Phyllis feels a newfound purpose in life, and manifests unexpected forgiveness. Her family continues her fight for justice, vowing to keep her convicted attacker behind bars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Happy Birthday

19m · Published 18 Apr 09:00
Now the defense makes its case. As witness Chili Mo enters the courtroom, prosecutor Bob Bulford notices something remarkable unfold before his eyes. Phyllis braces for the moment Samuel Herring takes the stand, a questionable move on the part of his attorney. Criminologist Casey Jordan breaks down the defense’s lines of questioning. Will Herring’s testimony be enough to convince the jury of his innocence? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Three Ring Trial

20m · Published 11 Apr 09:00
Phyllis steels herself for the long-awaited trial. Law enforcement reaches out to a potential star witness. And prosecutors hope Phyllis’ testimony sways the jury enough to overlook their lack of physical evidence, before she faces a rapid-fire cross examination. Episode Image ©Marcy Nighswander– USA TODAY NETWORK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What is There to Live For?

21m · Published 04 Apr 09:00
Phyllis receives a grave medical update, and begins to question her very existence. As she searches for a way out of the darkness, the media looks for her. And at the urging of her boss, Phyllis decides to take the narrative into her own hands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Blue House, Black Eagle

18m · Published 28 Mar 09:00
Police continue their search throughout Akron for a blue house with a black eagle, which they hope will lead them to the scene of the crimes. But will Phyllis’ descriptions prove accurate? And detectives dig deep to learn more about their suspect’s past — but how will they link him to the crime scene? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Carol Costello Presents: Blind Rage has 20 episodes in total of explicit content. Total playtime is 5:48:46. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on February 25th 2024. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 7th, 2024 19:12.

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