Category Archives: True Crime Interviews

Exclusive clip: Investigation Discovery’s “Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery”

Discovery-owned true crime and mystery network Investigation Discovery is to provide a detailed examination of the curious death of Rebecca Zahau as part of the latest installment of the channel’s ‘Murder Mystery’ franchise.

Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery will provide intimate insight into the mysterious death of Zahau who was found dead in 2011 at the mansion of her billionaire boyfriend, Medicis Pharmaceutical CEO Jonah Shacknai. Two days earlier, Shacknai’s six-year-old son, Max, died in an accident while under Zahau’s care.

Police suspected guilt over Max’s death drove Zahau to take her own life. Her death was initially ruled a suicide, though the case led to a great deal of public speculation as she was found hanging naked, bound and gagged.

Produced by American Media, Inc. and Jupiter Entertainment, the two-hour special event is told through exclusive interviews with family members, investigators and law enforcement officers and takes viewers inside the relationships of the

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Book Talk: The Unforgiven

It’s a case reminiscent of the explosive story of Susan Smith, convicted in the drownings of her two young sons in South Carolina.

But in “The Unforgiven,” three young children are in the back seat of a car driven by Amanda Hamm’s boyfriend as it slips into an Illinois lake. Amanda and her boyfriend survived. Her three children do not. The question of whether it was

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‘Making A Murderer’ Part 2: Steven Avery’s Defense Gets A ‘Big Win’

Steven Avery, the man whose case gained national attention through the Netflix true crime series “Making A Murderer,” was given a chance to submit an appeal after his case was allowed to be sent back to circuit court in February. The 56-year-old man from Wisconsin was accused of the death of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. He was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

Avery had originally taken Dean Strang and Jerry Buting as his lawyers back in 2005. He has heavily denied the allegations to this day, citing that the case was filled with planted evidence and false testimony. Defense attorney Kathleen Zellner has since represented Avery, giving some hope to the famous Avery case.

After the denial of a retrial in October 2017, several obstacles had made their case look bleak and unwinnable. Among these was the rejection of Zellner’s request for new

Read more at: https://www.latintimes.com/making-murderer-part-2-steven-averys-defense-gets-big-win-438963

Chilling True Crime Documentary On Ian Huntley Airs Tonight

Chilling True Crime Documentary On Ian Huntley Airs TonightChannel 5

A new documentary about Ian Huntley will shed light on the mistakes which stopped him getting away with murder. 

5 Mistakes That Caught A Killer is set to air on Channel 5 tonight, and will tell the chilling story of Huntley, who murdered two schoolgirls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, in 2002.

The 10-year-old girls left home to go and buy some sweets, and never returned, sparking one of the biggest manhunts Britain has ever seen.

Take a look at a clip from the documentary here:

After the highly publicised search, Huntley, who had worked as a caretaker at the girls’ school, was arrested for their murder. He was convicted alongside girlfriend Maxine Carr, who was found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

In 2003, Huntley was convicted in a murder trial and sentenced to

Read more at: https://www.unilad.co.uk/film-and-tv/chilling-true-crime-documentary-on-ian-huntley-airs-tonight/

Mom’s Slain Body Was Discovered by Son — and Cop Who Was ‘Possibly Involved’ With Her Is Charged

A married Mississippi police officer is behind bars, accused of fatally shooting a mother of four who was found dead from a gunshot wound by her 8-year-old son.

The slain body of Dominque Clayton, 32, of Oxford, Mississippi, was discovered Sunday. She had been shot in the head.

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Why Elizabeth Vargas Loves Doing A&E’s ‘The Untold Story’

Over the past 14 years or so, investigative reporter Elizabeth Vargas has gone from being a news correspondent and anchor for Good Morning America and 20/20, among others, to being one of the most recognizable names and faces when it comes to covering the world of true crime. The latest example of that is AE’s The Untold Story, a six-episode series that delves a little deeper and accesses stories you might not be that familiar with. The final installment, “Secret Life of a Gang Girl,” airs on May 23.

“They’re not topics that nobody has heard of before,” explains Elizabeth exclusively to In Touch, “but they’re the details or things that nobody’s heard before, like the two hours that we did on the whole sex business and how the Internet has completely, radically changed it, introducing people in a very intimate way to the folks who make a living

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Ted Bundy: How serial killer used ‘connection with law enforcement’ to EXPLOIT information

However, what some do not know, is how the wicked murderer managed to manipulate a local police department in order to exploit information and become a better criminal.

Before his execution, journalist Stephen Michaud managed to record more than 100 hours of interviews with Bundy on death row, gaining an insight into his mind and life.

Consequently “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” was put together and screened on Netflix in January this year.

During the tapes, Bundy detailed how he worked as the Assistant Director of the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory, where he produced a pamphlet for women on rape prevention.

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1130619/ted-bundy-netflix-extremely-wicked-sky-cinema-seattle-police-connection-spt

It’s been nearly 50 years since the Manson Family murders. Here are 15 movies based on the notorious crimes.

  • It’s been about 50 years since the Manson Family Murders.
  • Tons of movies have been and are being made about it.
  • Hilary Duff stars in “The Haunting of Sharon Tate.”
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” tells the story of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate’s fictional neighbors.
  • Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories.

This summer marks 50 years since the 1969 murders that would later be known as the “Manson Family murders.” This refers to the murders of actress Sharon Tate and her friends Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, and Steven Parent by Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel, as well as the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca by Watson, Krenwinkel, and

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