AJC BREAKDOWN: EPISODE 2
PODCAST EPISODE 2: As a public defender in 2007, Jan Hankins didn’t prepare properly for, and lost, the arson and murder trial of Justin Chapman. But the fact is that NOBODY in Hankins’ circumstances could have won the Chapman case.
One thing Hankins didn’t do was give up on her client. She searched for years for an attorney who would take up his case. One obstacle: the new lawyer would have to represent Chapman free of charge.
In this first season of the AJC's new Breakdown podcast, senior legal affairs writer Bill Rankin goes deep inside the Chapman case, exploring where the criminal justice system broke down. Listen at www.ajcbreakdown.com, where you’ll also find photos, articles, videos and documents relating to the Chapman case.