The infamous murder of a Lithuanian farm worker is to feature in a reality crime series a decade on from the ‘head on the beach’ slaying which shocked Angus.
Documentary makers have been filming in the county for a programme on the killing of Jolanta Bledaite as part of a series called Murder By The Sea for CBS Reality, a study of horror cases around the coast of the UK.
The first set of programmes produced by genre specialists Monster Films has already aired, presented by Greenock-born Geoffrey Wansall, a true crime author whose books include the official biography of notorious serial killer Fred West.
Hard-working Jolanta was suffocated and dismembered by fellow Lithuanians Vitas Plytnykas and Alexandras Skirda at a block of flats in
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Utah man Samuel Shaffer dreamed of growing old with the 8-year-old he took as his child bride — but the leader of a doomsday cult will now be aging behind bars.
Shaffer, 34, was convicted Wednesday on one count of rape of a child and one count of child sodomy. According to multiple reports, he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison — and Utah State Courts spokesman Geoff Fattah tells PEOPLE he will spend a minimum of 26 years behind bars.
The sentence for the co-leader of the Knights of Crystal Blade, a fundamentalist offshoot of the Mormon Church, comes after Shaffer told detectives that he was married to the 8-year-old daughter of John Coltharp, another cult member. Coltharp, who pleaded guilty on June 13 to charges of child sodomy and child bigamy, said he was married to Shaffer’s 7-year-old daughter, according to a search warrant affidavit Read more at: https://people.com/crime/utah-men-married-each-others-daughters-cult-leader-sentenced/
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The suspect in the Maryland newsroom shooting that killed five people allegedly had a long-standing grudge against the The Capital-Gazette of Annapolis fueled by the paper’s coverage of his arrest on criminal harassment charges, and had made threats against the paper.
Acting Deputy Chief William Krampf of the Anne Arundel County Police Department told reporters Thursday night during a press conference that the suspect had made violent threats against the paper. He said the paper had been threatened the day of the shooting.
“To my knowledge, those threats were [made] as early as today,” Krampf said. “They were general threats towards The Capital and The Capital‘s media outlet. They indicated violence.”
Krampf could not confirm specifically what the alleged previous threats entailed or if the suspect was “targeting anyone specifically” at the paper, though he said the shooting was a “targeted attack on The Capital Gazette.”