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Spellbinding Tale of Murder, Love, Deceit, and Redemption

When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo, who has taken on Finkel’s identity, his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel’s relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.

In February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.

The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship, ending up as a reporting job that eventually morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.

True Story was made into a movie starring Jonah Hill & James Franco.

 

Netflix’s next documentary will examine one of the most gruesome and controversial crimes in European history

For those that are addicted to true crime documentaries.

Netflix is heading to Spain for its next original documentary series, which will investigate The Alcàsser Murders.

The four-part true crime documentary will analyse one of the most gruesome and controversial crimes in Spanish history – a triple murder in 1992 that shook the foundations of Spanish society and crossed borders, not only due to its brutality but also because of how the media portrayed and reported on the incident.

In 1992 three teenagers, Miriam García Iborra, Antonia “Toñi” Gómez Rodríguez and Desirée Hernández Folch, were brutally murdered in Alcàsser, Valencia, Spain – a crime that, even after 25 years, is still unresolved.

The passing of time, instead of shedding light on this case, has triggered a whole series of rumours in a case that a Spanish judge has described as a “journey to horror” that’s brimming with controversy and numerous loose ends.

“We are proud to embark

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/netflixs-next-documentary-will-examine-one-gruesome-controversial-crimes-european-history-616931

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‘Versace’: True-Crime Drama at its Best – CityBeat

ACTV0221PROVIDEDMAINDarren Criss as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni VersacePHOTO: ProvidedThe long-awaited second installment of the miniseries American Crime Story may include Gianni Versace’s name in the title, but this season truly focuses on the sociopathic serial killer who murdered him —Andrew Cunanan. In 1997, the 27-year-old ended a three-month cross-country murder spree by shooting and killing the beloved Italian designer, Versace, outside of his Miami, Fla. home.

Like its O.J. Simpson-centric predecessor, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (10 p.m. Wednesdays, FX) — based on Maureen Orth’s nonfiction book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History — examines a very public and publicized crime. But many don’t remember or even recognize Cunanan the way they do the players of the Simpson trial, and even less so his bizarre story and the murderous path that

Read more at: https://www.citybeat.com/movies-tv/tv/article/20993251/versace-truecrime-drama-at-its-best

Father Charged With Murder in Toddler Daughter’s Strangulation …

A 24-year-old California man is behind bars after being accused of killing his 9-month-old daughter, PEOPLE confirms.

Michael Johnson was arrested on Feb. 6, more than eight months after his baby girl, Seraphim Ould-Johnson, was found unresponsive at her home in Lake Isabella, according to records obtained by PEOPLE.

The Kern County Coroner recently determined Seraphim’s death was a homicide.

Police were called to the Johnson home on June 22, and Seraphim was taken straight to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

• Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.

The official cause of death has been ruled to be “acute neck compression,” or strangulation.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/california-dad-charged-strangulation-infant/

Calif. Father Accused in Baby Daughter’s Strangulation Death — But Mom Calls It ‘Huge Accident’

A 24-year-old California man is behind bars after being accused of killing his 9-month-old daughter, PEOPLE confirms.

Michael Johnson was arrested on Feb. 6, more than eight months after his baby girl, Seraphim Ould-Johnson, was found unresponsive at her home in Lake Isabella, according to records obtained by PEOPLE.

The Kern County Coroner recently determined Seraphim’s death was a homicide.

Police were called to the Johnson home on June 22, and Seraphim was taken straight to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

• Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.

The official cause of death has been ruled to be “acute neck compression,” or strangulation.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/california-dad-charged-strangulation-infant/

THE ALCASSER MURDERS, A Netflix Original Documentary Series …

THE ALCASSER MURDERS, A Netflix Original Documentary Series, Coming in 2019 to Members Globally

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, starts production this week on its first original Spanish documentary series The Alcàsser Murders, which will premiere globally in 2019.

The Alcàsser Murders will be a four-episode true crime documentary, which analyzes and investigates one of the most gruesome and controversial crimes in Spanish history. The triple murder in 1992 shook the foundations of Spanish society and crossed borders, not only in its brutality, but also because of its shocking broadcast and exploitation by the media.

Twenty five years have passed and the mystery is still unresolved. The passing of time, instead of shedding light on this case, triggered a whole series of serious rumors about lethal violence, in what the judge described as a “journey to horror”. The Alcàsser case is a complicated one, full of

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/THE-ALCASSER-MURDERS-A-Netflix-Original-Documentary-Series-Coming-in-2019-to-Members-Globally-20180220

THE ALCASSER MURDERS, A Netflix Original Documentary Series, Coming in 2019 to Members Globally

THE ALCASSER MURDERS, A Netflix Original Documentary Series, Coming in 2019 to Members Globally

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, starts production this week on its first original Spanish documentary series The Alcàsser Murders, which will premiere globally in 2019.

The Alcàsser Murders will be a four-episode true crime documentary, which analyzes and investigates one of the most gruesome and controversial crimes in Spanish history. The triple murder in 1992 shook the foundations of Spanish society and crossed borders, not only in its brutality, but also because of its shocking broadcast and exploitation by the media.

Twenty five years have passed and the mystery is still unresolved. The passing of time, instead of shedding light on this case, triggered a whole series of serious rumors about lethal violence, in what the judge described as a “journey to horror”. The Alcàsser case is a complicated one, full of

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/THE-ALCASSER-MURDERS-A-Netflix-Original-Documentary-Series-Coming-in-2019-to-Members-Globally-20180220

"THE ALCÀSSER MURDERS," A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES, COMING IN 2019 TO MEMBERS …

“THE ALCÀSSER MURDERS,” A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES, COMING IN 2019 TO MEMBERS GLOBALLY

Madrid, Spain, Feb 20th 2018 – Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, starts production this week on its first original Spanish documentary series The Alcàsser Murders, which will premiere globally in 2019.

The Alcàsser Murders will be a four-episode true crime documentary, which analyzes and investigates one of the most gruesome and controversial crimes in Spanish history. The triple murder in 1992 shook the foundations of Spanish society and crossed borders, not only in its brutality, but also because of its shocking broadcast and exploitation by the media.

Twenty five years have passed and the mystery is still unresolved. The passing of time, instead of shedding light on this case, triggered a whole series of serious rumors

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/02/20/the-alcasser-murders-a-netflix-original-documentary-series-coming-in-2019-to-members-globally-694105/20180220netflix01/

Exclusive clip: Blackfin’s “Homicide City” for ID

New York-based studio Blackfin is launching a series that will take a deep dive into the stories of murders in different cities.

Premiering on Discovery Communications-owned cable net Investigation Discovery tomorrow (Feb. 21), Homicide City will dedicate its entire first season to documenting some of the most perplexing homicide cases that have taken place in Philadelphia.

Each episode of the six-part series will center around a distinct area of greater Philadelphia and the murders that took place there. Featured stories in the first season include the murders of former Lockheed Corporation CEO Courtlandt S. Gross, his wife Alexandra Van Rensselaer Devereux Gross, and their housekeeper Catherine O’Hara VanderVeur; the death of John Thurberg months before his wedding; and the killing of an expectant mother, Natise Johnson. Their stories will be told through the eyes of veteran homicide detectives, local beat reporters and the victim’s families.

Blackfin was launched in 2014 by former Zodiak Media exec producer Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/02/19/178148/