Influence of a Butterfly: Chaos Theory and a Murder Case

You’ve probably heard of the term “the butterfly effect.” It comes from chaos theory, the idea that something as small and seemingly insignificant as a butterfly flapping its wings could influence the path of a tornado that forms weeks later. Today, an appeal in Arkansas could have led to a retrial for a man who had been given a death sentence in Idaho a year earlier – after over 20 years of robberies, rapes, and murders.

Note: This episode discusses sensitive topics such as sexual assault, murder, sexual abuse, and the killing of minors. Please seek appropriate support if you are affected by these issues.

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This episode was written & had production assistance by Jesse Hawke.
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