The Article that Blew Up a Murder Trial

True Crime Byline

30-06-2022 • 35 mins

Today we'd do it without even thinking about it. But back in 2005, Googling a person — even the star witness in a murder trial — wasn’t commonplace. But as National Post reporter Joseph Brean settled into covering the murder trial of Kevin Madden, a teenager charged with killing his 12-year-old brother Johnathon, he did exactly that – and ended up in a place all journalists try to avoid: right in the centre of the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit