New reward offered in Christian Andreacchio case
The producers of a popular podcast focusing on the 2014 death of a Meridian man are offering a cash reward for new information in the case.
The creators of 'Culpable", an investigative true crime podcast, have announced a reward of up to $100,000 for new information leading to a conviction in the case of Christian Andreacchio. The reward includes $50,000 for new information leading to an arrest and an additional $50,000 if there's a conviction.
The host of 'Culpable', the TV production teams involved with the podcast and Andreacchio's family believe his death was not a suicide and are calling for authorities to re-open the case.
In 2014, the case was sent to a grand jury after the Meridian Police Department and the medical examiner's officers ruled Andreacchio's death a suicide. The grand jury returned a "no-true bill."
The Mississippi Attorney General's Office also reviewed the case and considers it closed following the grand jury's decision not to indict two people in connection with the 21-year-old's death.
Last month, District Attorney Kassie Coleman announced her office remains ready to receive and review any new evidence in the case but would only resubmit it to a grand jury if and when new evidence is received.
According to a press release sent to the media by the creators of 'Culpable,' the group has also started an online petition asking the U.S. Department of Justice to open an independent investigation into how the case was handled by local authorities.