Missing Pieces
VIII. Sandra’s appeal

VIII. Sandra’s appeal

August 29, 2019

It’s been two years since Sandra Melgar was convicted of murdering her husband, Jaime “Jim” Melgar. After lengthy delays, her appeal is going before the judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In this episode, we look at both Sandra and the state’s briefs, and where her case goes from here. We also received a letter from Sandra in prison.

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VII. Q&A with Grace & Matt

VII. Q&A with Grace & Matt

December 4, 2018

We’ve covered a lot about the Sandra Melgar murder case these past six weeks. In this week’s bonus episode, hosts Grace White and Matt Keyser discuss lingering questions and answer your questions about the case. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit

VI. The Appeal

VI. The Appeal

November 27, 2018

Where does Sandra Melgar’s case go from here? She is fighting her conviction, but an appeal is a long process and doesn’t guarantee she will get out of prison. And as one law expert told us, going through the appeals court isn’t the best way to prove a wrongful conviction. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit

V. The Aftermath

V. The Aftermath

November 20, 2018

As Sandra’s family and friends deal with the cold reality of her sitting in prison, they question the motives thrown out by the prosecutor. They begin writing letters to the judge pleading for a new trial. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit

IV. The Pendulum Swung

IV. The Pendulum Swung

November 12, 2018

After a three-week trial, it took a jury eight hours to convict Sandra Melgar of murdering her husband. Sandra shrieked and nearly collapsed into her seat in the courtroom when the judge read the verdict. How was she found guilty? This week, we hear from prosecutor Colleen Barnett, blood-spatter expert Celestina Rossi, and the jury foreman. They all agree: Sandra did it. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit

III. Behind the Prison Glass

III. Behind the Prison Glass

November 5, 2018

We head to the William P. Hobby prison unit to meet Sandra Melgar in her first and only interview since Jim’s death. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit

II. ‘I Didn’t Hear Anything’

II. ‘I Didn’t Hear Anything’

November 5, 2018

As crime scene investigators process the Melgar home, Sandra is taken to the police station to give a statement.That’s when detectives begin to suspect she’s the killer. For three hours they interrogate her about everything from the time she and Jim got home to when she woke up the next morning, tied up and bound in the closet. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit.

I. Christmas Lights and a Crime Scene

I. Christmas Lights and a Crime Scene

October 29, 2018

It’s Dec. 23, 2012, and Jim and Sandra Melgar are celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary in their Jacuzzi with candles, cocktails, whipped cream and strawberries. Sandra wakes up the next morning in her closet, her hands and feet bound, and her underwear soiled. She has little recollection of what happened the night before. There’s no sign of Jim. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit.

IV. The Candy Man’s Last Identified Victim

IV. The Candy Man’s Last Identified Victim

May 24, 2018

The worst serial killer in Houston's history still has one unidentified victim left. Dean Corll, referred to by some, as 'The Candy Man' was responsible for the deaths of 30 teenage boys in the 1970s.

III. Strangled In Seabrook

III. Strangled In Seabrook

May 17, 2018

Susan Eads was murdered in Seabrook, Texas, in 1983. No arrests were ever made, but this summer new DNA testing is being done on old evidence found at the scene of the crime. Join us as we talk to investigators about why they are reopening the file on this cold case.