I'm Gilbert King, a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative author & host of the podcast Bone Valley. My co-host/assistant, Kelsey, and I have been investigating the murder of Michelle Schofield. We believe her husband was wrongfully convicted. A...
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In 1987, 21-year-old guitarist Leo Schofield was pursuing his rockstar dreams when his 18-year-old wife Michelle was found dead in a phosphate mining pit in Lakeland, Florida. Two years later, Leo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder—a crime he has always denied.
Fifteen years into his sentence, Leo learned that previously unidentified fingerprints from Michelle's car have pointed to a new suspect: Jeremy Scott. At the time of the crime, Jeremy was a homeless teenager, with an extensive history of violence. Now, Jeremy is serving his own life sentence for a different murder—and he's recently given a detailed confession to the murder of Michelle Schofield. Yet Leo Schofield remains behind bars.
Kelsey and I have worked tirelessly on this case for years. Our findings are featured in the Bone Valley podcast, where we interview both Leo and Jeremy, and where we inadvertently solve a second, decades-old cold murder case.
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