Monthly Archives: October 2018

James Corden turned ‘Halloween’ into a ridiculous true crime documentary

You’ve gotta love a good true crime documentary, with all its real-life drama and grainy courtroom footage.

James Corden took it upon himself to give Michael Myers, the famously silent killer of the Halloween movie franchise, the true crime treatment. In a sketch on The Late Late Show, Corden donned the signature Halloween mask and sat down for interrogation with a pretty thin claim to innocence. 

“I don’t know where this ‘he doesn’t talk’ thing comes from, I thought I had the right to remain silent, but whatever,” Corden says.

You’ve got 11 movies worth of evidence stacked against you, mate.

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‘Making a Murderer Part 2’ feels like we’re the ones being put on trial

A few years ago two true-crime sensations took over our culture like a fever.

First it was Making a Murderer, whose popularity that not only led Netflix to become the go-to home for true-crime docs, but also launched a thousand Reddit threads of amateur sleuths debating the innocence of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Only a year later, our obsession was exacerbated by Serial Season 1, which launched even more voracious internet sleuthing.

But while both of these sensations allowed audiences to delight in the murder-mystery of a real-life victim, their subsequent seasons in 2018 feel more like a moral reckoning.

Serial Season 3 is now no longer just one murder case, but an entire courthouse’s worth of cases, ranging from minor crimes to major ones, explored week by week. Similarly, Making a Murderer Part 2 is

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TV review: Making A Murderer Part 2 is captivating true crime

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Lawyer Kathleen Zellner keeps Making A Murderer’s second season interesting.

MAKING A MURDERER PART 2 (Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos). All 10 episodes streaming on Netflix Friday (October 19). Rating: NNN


“I think they screwed up my whole case,” says convicted murderer Steven Avery in the second season of Netflix’s Making A Murderer.

He’s talking about his own defence team and by the end of the first four episodes sent to critics, it’s hard not to believe him.

Part two of Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos’s true-crime doc series is most compelling when it focuses on Kathleen Zellner, the powerhouse lawyer who has

Read more at: https://nowtoronto.com/movies/reviews/making-a-murderer-part-2-netflix/

Middle School Teacher, 28, Dies Amid Investigation of Allegedly ‘Inappropriate’ Relationship with Student

A 28-year-old middle school teacher in Georgia was found dead earlier this week amid an investigation into his allegedly “inappropriate” relationship with one of his students, PEOPLE confirms.

Zachary Meadors’ body was discovered slumped over in a vehicle along a Lawrenceville highway on Wednesday night, police say. It appears he shot himself, according to authorities.

Meadors was a sixth-grade English teacher at Freedom Middle School in Stone Mountain where he had taught for two years, according to local TV station WSB. He’d been on leave without pay since Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

He was last seen alive on Saturday and was reported missing by his family on Monday.

They told police that he was being investigated over alleged impropriety with one of his students, according to an incident report obtained by PEOPLE, but the allegation was not further described.

WSB reports that he was being sought on charges of child molestation, computer pornography and

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/georgia-middle-school-teacher-suicide-molesting-student/

Middle School Teacher, 28, Found Dead Amid Investigation of ‘Inappropriate’ Relationship with Student

A 28-year-old middle school teacher in Georgia was found dead earlier this week amid an investigation into his allegedly “inappropriate” relationship with one of his students, PEOPLE confirms.

Zachary Meadors’ body was discovered slumped over in a vehicle along a Lawrenceville highway on Wednesday night, police say. It appears he shot himself, according to authorities.

Meadors was a sixth-grade English teacher at Freedom Middle School in Stone Mountain where he had taught for two years, according to local TV station WSB. He’d been on leave without pay since Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

He was last seen alive on Saturday and was reported missing by his family on Monday.

They told police that he was being investigated over alleged impropriety with one of his students, according to an incident report obtained by PEOPLE, but the allegation was not further described.

WSB reports that he was being sought on charges of child molestation, computer pornography and

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/georgia-middle-school-teacher-suicide-molesting-student/

Dad Says He Will ‘Never’ Forgive Man Who Killed Daughter with 123 Knife Wounds, Blamed Cold Meds

The family of a North Carolina woman who was fatally stabbed to death by her husband who claimed he had taken too much cold medicine last year broke their silence about their anguish.

In the early morning hours on Sept. 1, 2017, Matthew Phelps called 911 and told dispatchers he thought he killed his 29-year-old wife Lauren while in a haze after taking cold medicine. Phelps, now 30, eventually pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and, on Oct. 5, he was sentenced to life in prison.

On Wednesday, Lauren’s parents Dale and Laurie Hugelmaier spoke with ABC’s Good Morning America about domestic violence and the warning signs they wish they had discussed with their daughter in the days before her death.

“I think about it every day. What I did wrong. What I missed. ‘Til this day I just regret not knowing or keeping my eyes open

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/cold-medicine-aspiring-pastor-killed-wife-father-never-forgive/

Making a Murderer returns, the true-crime landscape bloodier than ever


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Dolores Avery (right) with Kathleen Zellner in Making a Murderer: Part 2.

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When Making a Murderer debuted on Netflix at the tail end of 2015 – chronicling the trial of Wisconsin’s Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach – the true-crime-as-entertainment landscape was mostly limited to Dateline specials and the occasional films from documentary veterans like

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Missing Teen Jayme Closs Was Home when Her Parents Were Killed — and Front Door Was Shot In

Wisconsin authorities said Wednesday that missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs was present at home when her parents were killed, and they confirmed the couple was fatally shot.

The bodies of parents Denise Closs, 46, and 56-year-old James Closs, were found in the early morning hours Monday after police received a 911 call before 1 a.m. during which nobody spoke but a disturbance could be heard. When police subsequently arrived at the family home, they found the parents’ bodies but no sign of Jayme, who is now the subject of an AMBER Alert and was declared “missing and endangered” by Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

Next-door neighbor Joan Smrekar told HLN’s Crime and Justice with Ashleigh Banfield she heard two shots ring out seconds apart after 12:30 a.m. Monday. “It was just, ‘bang’ and ‘bang,’” Smrekar said.

Jayme’s relatives told CBS News that the front door to the family home was shot in.

Fitzgerald has

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/jayme-closs-home-when-parents-killed-front-door-shot-in/

SC Husband and Wife Allegedly Kidnapped His Mistress, Who Hasn’t Been Seen in 5 Years

Nearly five years have passed since Heather Elvis was last seen alive.

The 20-year-old South Carolina waitress vanished days before Christmas in 2013, and her abandoned car was discovered near a boat landing in Myrtle Beach. Phone records subsequently led police to suspect Sidney Moorer, a 38-year-old married father with whom Elvis was having an affair.

For nearly five years, suspicions have swirled around Moorer and his wife, Tammy. The couple was initially charged with murder and kidnapping in 2014, but the murder charges were dropped two years later. In 2017, Sidney was convicted of obstructing the police investigation into the case and sentenced to 10 years in prison, Myrtle Beach Online reports.

Both were indicted on kidnapping charges in 2017: Sidney’s trial that year ended with a mistrial after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict and his retrial is now scheduled for later in 2018. Tammy is currently on trial and plans

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Ex Admits Killing Pitt Student Whose Bloodied Body Was Found in Her Bedroom by Her Dad

The ex-boyfriend of Alina Sheykhet, the 20-year-old University of Pittsburgh student found dead in her bedroom last October by her father, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder, an Allegheny County court official tells PEOPLE.

When asked by Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning why he was pleading guilty, Matthew Darby replied, “Because I am guilty,” the Pittsburg Post-Gazette reports.

The sentencing brings Alina’s family closure one year after her father found her dead in a pool of her own blood at her home in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh on Oct. 8, 2017.

At a Wednesday press conference, Alina’s family said her memory lives on.

“[Alina’s] love for people has become even stronger. She is more alive than she has ever been,” said Alina’s mother Elly Sheykhet, noting that she still refers to her daughter in the present tense. “She is even more beautiful and

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/pitt-student-found-murdered-dad-bedroom-ex-pleads-guilty/