63: The 8 Trials of Alan Ruff for the Murder of Traci Cooper

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Aug 9, 201941m
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63: The 8 Trials of Alan Ruff for the Murder of Traci Cooper
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In October of 2001, Traci Cooper was brutally murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Alan Ruff. He went on trial an unprecedented eight times before he was finally convicted. Some were mistrials due to technicalities. Others were hung juries, usually split down racial lines. Traci was white and Alan is African American. Was justice finally served? Is it right to try a man eight times? Would a white man have faced eight trials? Research Assistance by Haley Gray Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

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