Maci Bookout Changes Career And Starts True Crime Podcast

Maci Bookout simply turned the newest “Teen Mom” star to start out her personal podcast. Bookout, nevertheless, goes to give attention to true crime whereas she’s recording together with her buddy, Natalie Gard, for the “Expired” podcast.

The show is being touted as “a Chattanooga Based Crime Cast” and debuts on October 31.

“Maci is a mother of three, spouse and star of @[email protected],” reads a caption on their Instagram web page. “Natalie is a fur mama and crafting queen who host the noon show on @hits96radio. The two met at [email protected], advocated for#pcos on their revered platforms and began a podcast. Together they make the #ExpiredPodcast.”

For their first episode, Bookout and Gardare going to speak concerning the case involving Angel Bumpass, a Tennessee girl who was convicted of homicide in 2019.

Kailyn Lowry was the primary “Teen Mom” star to delve into the podcast world and has created her personal podcast community — KILLR. She now runs three reveals, with “Baby Mamas No Drama” successful two People’s Choice awards.

Cheyenne Floyd is on the helm for “Think Loud Crew” and Ashley Jones run the “I Need Wine” podcast. Jenelle Evans, Farrah Abraham and Leah Messer additionally briefly dabbled within the podcast realm.

Heavy reached out to Gard and Bookout for remark about their new enterprise enterprise however did not instantly hear again.

Bookout and Gard did not instantly reveal what different circumstances they might look into.

According to Law And Crime, Franklin Bonner was discovered expired in his Chattanooga dwelling, tied desk with duct tape overlaying his mouth and nostril. His reason behind dying was suffocation, in line with Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.

The case went chilly for almost 10 years, with authorities having little proof to go on.

Then, in 2018, Bumpass — who was 24 on the time — was accused of homicide, alongside together with her co-defendant, 37-year-old Mallory Vaughn.

In 2019, a jury convicted Bumpass — who was a 13-year-old eighth grader when the Bonner died — of first-degree homicide and aggravated theft, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. She was sentenced to life in jail and is eligible for parole in 2079.

Vaughn was acquitted of all fees, per Law And Crime.

Bumpass maintains her innocence.

There Were Reportedly Discrepancies With the Evidence Police Gathered

A petition demanded Bumpass get a retrial has greater than 873,000 signatures.

“No one paid consideration to the truth that when Angel was 13, she was solely 5″0, and weighed a mere 80 kilos,” the petition says.

There had been points with the proof gathered on the scene and the way it allegedly associated to Bumpass.

“The proof towards Angel was two partial fingerprints that supposedly got here from tape that was used to tie the sufferer up,” the petition says. “The tape in query additionally had 9 different fingerprints which are unknown and weren’t investigated.

“A hair was later discovered on the duct tape 10 years,” it provides. “The hair was by no means examined.”

Bumpass Was Granted a New Trial

In September, a choose granted Bumpass a brand new trial.

Her lawyer, William Massey, advised the Chattanooga Times Free Press he was “thrilled.”

“I’m certain once I relay this data to Angel she can be thrilled as properly.”

The new trial is bittersweet for Bumpass.

“It was significantly laborious for her, she’s at all times maintained her innocence on this,” Massey advised the Chatanooga Times Free Press. “We gained a battle at this level, however we nonetheless have a struggle in entrance of us. The state has 60 days to file an attraction. It’s not a finished deal but.”


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