The Orange Tree

Hosted ByHaley Butler and Tinu Thomas

The Orange Tree is a documentary podcast series telling the story the 2005 murder of 21-year-old Jennifer Cave. The brutal crime scene at the Orange Tree Condos in Austin’s West Campus area shook the city. Two top University of Texas students were convicted and three families’ lives were changed forever. Haley Butler and Tinu Thomas delve into court documents and interview key characters of the murder in this riveting true-crime podcast. Get updates on the podcast and follow us on social media @orangetreepod.

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Episode 7: Fifteen Years

Laura Hall seeks to move on after her release from prison … and she has a lot to say. Colton Pitonyak remains in a West Texas prison as his parents hold onto hope that he’ll someday return to Arkansas. Sharon and Jim continue to fight on Jennifer Cave’s behalf, and they also fight for strangers who find themselves in tragic and traumatic situations. Fifteen years later, the wounds have not healed.

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