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ABE LEBEWOHL & THE SECOND AVENUE DELI

ABE LEBEWOHL & THE SECOND AVENUE DELI

March 16, 2020

He was the definition of an American success story. Abe Lebewohl was a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States at the age of 19. He later opened the 2nd Avenue deli in the East Village where he was known to feed every homeless person who walked into the deli hungry. He was a man who lived to help others, until one day someone took everything. Abe was killed in March of 1996. The Tape Room takes a closer look at this case with an emotional conversation with Abe's brother.

The Assassination Of Carmine Galante

The Assassination Of Carmine Galante

February 4, 2020

How can you know you neighborhood, if you don't know its secrets? For a neighborhood in Brooklyn, it's a secret that changed the course of organized crime in NYC in 1979. The Tape Room takes a closer look at the Assassination Of Carmine Galante

Jennifer Dulos Case Update

Jennifer Dulos Case Update

January 8, 2020

A Major update to the Jennifer Dulos case. The Tape Room first featured the disappearance of the missing mother of 5 on an episode in September, 2019. Now authorities have charged her husband Fotis Dulos with murder. The new arrest warrants detailing a gruesome crime.

Break in the Case: The Baby Hope Murder

Break in the Case: The Baby Hope Murder

November 21, 2019

It was July 23, 1991. Three men were working in Inwood Hill Park, not far from the Henry Hudson Bridge, when they found a cooler. Inside, they made a horrifying discovery: the body of a little girl. The crime would come to be known as the Baby Hope murder. The story behind the investigation into the killing is now one of the featured in the NYPD’s new true crime podcast called “Break in the Case”

A Tape Room Special Report: John Dillinger

A Tape Room Special Report: John Dillinger

October 30, 2019

A special report from The Tape Room. On this episode, a closer look at one of the most notorious criminals in U-S history. The year long crime spree carried out by John Dillinger and his gang re-defined what it meant to be a gangster in America. Now, more than 80 years after his death there is a legal battle to have his body exhumed. His family says he wasn’t killed by the FBI that fateful night in Chicago all those years ago.Dan Bowens talks with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Jon Seidel. Jon has written about many of Chicago's most notorious crimes and criminals as a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times

The Suitcase Murder

The Suitcase Murder

September 30, 2019

It is one of the most sensational cases in New Jersey history. A suburban mom Convicted of drugging, shooting, dismembering and then stuffing her husbands remains into suitcases &tossing them into Chesapeake Bay. New podcast , Direct Appeal , examines the case of so called SuitCase Killer, Melanie McGuire. The Tape Room takes a closer look with the hosts of that podcast.

The disappearance of Jennifer Dulos

The disappearance of Jennifer Dulos

September 20, 2019

Jennifer Dulos has been missing for months.  The 50-year-old New Canaan woman was last seen dropping her children off at school last Friday morning.

When she wasn't heard from for more than 10 hours, friends alerted police.  Her car was later found near a nearby park.

 Investigators have focused their attention on her estranged husband.

The Deal Family Murder

The Deal Family Murder

August 23, 2019

When troopers arrived, they discovered the bodies of Gary Deal, his wife Joan Deal, both 26, and their 3-year-year old son, Jason inside their home. Gary Deal was found lying on the floor near the front door. He was shot in the head multiple times and his throat was cut. Joan’s naked body was discovered on their bedroom floor. She was also shot in the head multiple times and had her throat cut. Jason was found lying on his bed in his pajamas. More than 40 years later, NJ State Police hope new DNA technology can solve the case. The Tape Room speaks to Detective Mario Nocito, of the New Jersey State Police Homicide South Unit.Anyone with information is urged to call 609-561-1800 extension 3354. Anonymous leads are also welcome.

The Missing: What Happened to Margaret Ellen Fox?

The Missing: What Happened to Margaret Ellen Fox?

June 26, 2019

A haunting ransom call released 45 years after Margaret Ellen Fox's disappearance.The FBI and local police in Burlington City, NJ hope it could help crack this decades old case.She was just 14 years old when she vanished on the way to a babysitting job on June 24, 1974. What happened to Margaret?

Convictions Overturned: New Milford Murder

Convictions Overturned: New Milford Murder

June 18, 2019

A major UPDATE to a case featured on The Tape Room.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ordered new trials for Ralph "Ricky" Birch and Shawn Henning , the two men convicted more than three decades ago in the stabbing and beating death of a 65-year-old man.
The felony murder convictions in the Dec. 1, 1985, slaying of Everett Carr were based in part on false testimony about bloodstains on a towel that later were proven not to be blood, the court ruled.

In throwing out the convictions, the Supreme Court was heavily critical of state prosecutors and world famous forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee. 

Dr. Lee's false testimony helped put the men in prison nearly 30 years ago.