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Missing Pieces is a true-crime podcast that investigates cases in Southeast Texas. Season 2 investigates the murder case of Sandra Melgar. She's in prison for brutally stabbing her husband the night they celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary, staging a crime scene, and tying herself up andRead more

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VIII. Sandra's appeal

Aug 29 • 07:28

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....

VII. Q&A with Grace & Matt

Dec 4 • 43:41

VI. The Appeal

Nov 27 • 25:02

V. The Aftermath

Nov 20 • 29:08

IV. The Pendulum Swung

Nov 13 • 33:31

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. R...

III. Behind the Prison Glass

Nov 5 • 28:42

II. 'I Didn't Hear Anything'

Nov 5 • 29:01

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 Sandr...

I. Christmas Lights and a Crime Scene

Oct 29 • 21:54

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 m...

IV. The Candy Man's Last Identified Victim

May 24 • 39:10

III. Strangled In Seabrook

May 17 • 26:28

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