Category Archives: HLN True Crime

Podcast to feature ‘Speed Freak Killers’ reign of terror

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. — They were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” and they terrorized Northern California for more than a decade through the 1980s and 90s.

Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog eventually cracked and turned on each other in 1999. But it would be too late for their dozens of victims.

True Crime Chronicles, a weekly true crime podcast, is featuring their decade-long rampage in its newest episode. 

Hosts Will Johnson and Jessica Noll speak to former ABC10 reporter Tim Daly about his coverage over the years and how it still haunts him to this day. 

RELATED: Chilling ‘Speed Freak Killer’ interrogation video now public

This True Crime Chronicles episode features the stories of two victims, Chevy Wheeler and Cyndi Vanderheiden, and how their disappearances would take a toll on their families and the farming and ranch community in San Joaquin County, Calif. Justice would finally be served, but

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How Keith Morrison and ‘Dateline’ became true crime sex symbols

Griffin and her friend, Nikki Soda, 40, of Jupiter, Fla., were wearing custom-made white pullovers that pictured Morrison, 72, standing in front of a mug-shot height chart under the phrase, “Talk Dateline To Me.” His rugged, square-jawed face and shock of white hair was also emblazoned on the pop sockets of their iPhone cases.

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The verdict is in: Viewers can’t get enough true-crime stories from NBC’s ‘Dateline’

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The correspondents of NBC’s “Dateline” got a rock star-worthy welcome when they took to the stage in a packed ballroom at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel last month, and the attendees of CrimeCon, an annual convention for fans of real-life stories of murder and mayhem, were happy to explain why.

“They are like the Rolling Stones of true crime,” said Greta Griffin, a 32-year-old mother of three who traveled from Springfield, Missouri, to see Keith Morrison, Josh Mankiewicz and Dennis Murphy at the event. “Everybody just thinks they are cool.”

Griffin and her friend, Nikki Soda, 40 of Jupiter,

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Saturday, July 13: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Kentucky Speedway

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Saturday, July 13

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Quaker State 400
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live

The 1.5-mile tri-oval at Kentucky Speedway is the site of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 as top drivers Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and others race for points and playoff spots.

Tennis: Wimbledon: Ladies’ Singles Final
ESPN, 9am Live

Serena Williams takes on Simona Halep in the the Wimbledon ladies’ singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Croquet Club.

Vampires Demons Witches, Oh My! Movie Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 11am

Today and tomorrow, enjoy a marathon of films about mythical creatures of all kinds, including Underworld, the three

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Ahead of Slain Daughter’s 4th Birthday, Killer Dad Chris Watts Claims He’s a Changed Man in Prison

Chris Watts, the Colorado man who murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters, claims in a chilling jailhouse letter to his mother that he’s a changed man who has a newfound relationship with God.

His mother, Cindy Watts, is interviewed in a new HLN special: Killer Dad: Chris Watts Speaks. During the show, she reads the letter she received from her son.

“I’m still a Dad! I’m still a son! No matter what,” Watts wrote. “Now, I can add servant of God to that mix! He has shown me peace, peace, love and forgiveness, and that’s how I live every day.”

It’s

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Nancy Grace recalls fiancé Keith Griffin’s horrific murder, returning to TV with ‘Injustice’: ‘I was lost’

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Nancy Grace is eager to help find answers for loved ones of crime victims so that they don’t suffer for as long as she did.

The famed Atlanta prosecutor and television legal analyst is launching a new Oxygen true crime series on July 13 titled “Injustice with Nancy Grace.” Each episode will expose an untold case involving wrongful accusations, botched investigations, little-known evidence, unclear motives and shocking sentences. The show will also feature first-hand interviews with those associated with the cases.

DEADLY LOVE TRIANGLE EXPLORED IN SHOCKING NEW DOC

In 2016, the now-59-year-old announced she was ending her HLN program in which she discussed true

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Friday, July 12: Happy 20th Birthday, SpongeBob!

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Friday, July 12

SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout
Nickelodeon, 7pm

In this one-hour special — a mix of animation and live action — that celebrates the 20th anniversary of TV’s favorite “absorbent and yellow and porous” merrymaker, SpongeBob and Patrick journey to the surface world, where they come across a few familiar characters during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab. Meanwhile, the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob. David Hasselhoff, who played himself in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, also appears and runs into trouble in an ocean kayak and on the beach.

Morning Show Outdoor Concerts
Various Networks, beginning at 6am

That great summertime tradition of morning shows hosting outdoor concerts continues. Here’s a roundup of what

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Thursday, July 11: Popaholics Rejoice! ‘Dr. Pimple Popper’ Season Premiere on TLC

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Thursday, July 11

Dr. Pimple Popper
TLC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Everyone’s favorite dermatologist — Dr. Sandra Lee — is back for a third season to slay lipomas, cysts and life-altering skin ailments while giving patients the opportunity to live their lives free of embarrassment.

iZombie: “Night and the Zombie City”
The CW, 8pm

While investigating the murder of private eye Mick Chisel — who was stabbed in the head with an ice pick — Liv (Rose McIver) consumes Chisel’s brain in hopes of breaking down how this gruesome murder took place.

MasterChef: “Tag Team Tears Tantrums”
FOX, 8pm

With two eliminations on the line, the tag-team challenge

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‘Injustice’s Nancy Grace on Getting to ‘Really Dig’ Into Cases for the Oxygen Series

The 1979 murder of her fiancé when she was in college drove outspoken, dogged Nancy Grace to become a prosecutor — and she says she misses her days in the Atlanta DA’s office. “I knew, whether I got a guilty or a not guilty, that at the end of the day, I did something right,” she says.

With her new Oxygen series Injustice With Nancy Grace, the former host at Court TV and CNN sister network HLN returns to true-crime TV, taking what she calls “a hard look” at cases gone wrong. Grace tells us more. 

Rocky Carroll on How 'NCIS' Compares to the True Crimes in 'Cases They Can't Forget'

Rocky Carroll on How ‘NCIS’ Compares to the True Crimes in ‘Cases They Can’t Forget’

Plus, are actual NCIS-ers anything like Agent Gibbs or Kasie?

What sparked the idea for Injustice?

Nancy Grace: We would start work

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‘Injustice’s Nancy Grace on Getting to ‘Really Dig’ Into Cases for the Oxygen Series

The 1979 murder of her fiancé when she was in college drove outspoken, dogged Nancy Grace to become a prosecutor — and she says she misses her days in the Atlanta DA’s office. “I knew, whether I got a guilty or a not guilty, that at the end of the day, I did something right,” she says.

With her new Oxygen series Injustice With Nancy Grace, the former host at Court TV and CNN sister network HLN returns to true-crime TV, taking what she calls “a hard look” at cases gone wrong. Grace tells us more. 

What sparked the idea for Injustice?

Nancy Grace: We would start work on the daily show at HLN [Nancy Grace] first thing in the morning, but often, a child would suddenly go missing or an incident would occur, and we had to turn on a dime and report the latest. Injustice gives me time to

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