Category Archives: True Crime Interviews

6 true crime stories you can stream on Telstra TV

It’s one of the most popular genres on television, and now we’re taking a deeper look into the real life events that have inspired your favourite crime shows. From murders and bank heists to civil unrest, there’s no shortness of action in these six stories you can watch on Telstra TV tonight.

Evil Genius (Netflix)

Evil Genius on Telstra TV

If you loved Making a Murderer, you’ll love playing detective in Netflix’s new investigative doco. EVIL GENIUS takes a deep-dive into the baffling true-crime story where one master-manipulator constructed a detailed bank heist involving a pizza delivery man, a shot-gun disguised as a walking stick, and an explosive collar bomb. As the episodes pan out and more information is revealed, viewers will come to realise the intense planning that led one highly-intelligent woman to piece together the whole thing, leaving a

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‘The Staircase’: Netflix Reveals Chilling New True-Crime Docuseries Trailer

“There’s no murder weapon, there’s no motive,” a voiceover says in the new trailer for Netflix’s relaunch of The Staircase. But in the case of crime novelist Michael Peterson, who was charged and convicted of the murder of his wife Kathleen, things aren’t always so cut-and-dry in the judicial system.

The Staircase originally aired in 2004. Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, who was granted complete access to the case, crafted the series around crime novelist and accused killer, Michael Peterson. Lestrade chronicled Peterson’s battle to clear his name after Kathleen

Read more at: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/staircase-trailer-netflix-relaunches-true-crime-docuseries-w520615

British Podcast Awards 2018: Cariad Lloyd’s Griefcast sweeps the board

Death is cheerier than it sounds, says the comedian, actress and writer Cariad Lloyd, whose podcast about bereavement – Griefcast – was the big winner at the British Podcast Awards on Saturday night.

Griefcast, which launched in 2016 and is now up to 37 episodes, is a series of conversations Lloyd has – so far mostly with fellow comedians – about dealing with the loss of a loved one. It won two category awards – for Best Entertainment podcast and Best Interview podcast – and then walked off with the biggest award of the night – Podcast of the Year.

A panel of more than 50 judges decided all the awards except one – the Listeners Award, which for the second year running went to Kermode

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2018-05-20/british-podcast-awards-2018-cariad-lloyds-griefcast-sweeps-the-board/

The Pizza Bomber Case Featured In ‘Evil Genius’ Is A Fascinating Addition To Netflix’s True Crime Selection

The true crime market is crowded these days. It seems like every week a new investigative podcast drops, HBO begins promoting their latest crime documentary, and Netflix series likeWild Wild Country dominate water cooler discussions for weeks. But the latest addition to Netflix’s expansive true crime collection, the true crime docuseries Evil Genius, provides a unique take on the genre, and covers a case that viewers will be thinking about long after the screen goes dark.

“I started tracking the case the day it happened,” Trey Borzillieri, one of two co-directors involved in the project, tells Bustle over the phone of his history with the bizarre bank heist at the center of the documentary. Borzillieri was in Buffalo, New York when he first heard that a PNC bank in Erie, Pennsylvania had been robbed by Brian Wells. As more details began to surface, and it

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-pizza-bomber-case-featured-in-evil-genius-is-a-fascinating-addition-to-netflixs-true-crime-selection-9035997

Ohio Gym Teacher Had Sexual Encounters with Three Male Students

A former high school physical education teacher in Ohio pleaded guilty to three counts of felony sexual battery on Wednesday after having sexual contact with three of her teenage students.

Tiffany M. Eichler, 36, faces up to three years in prison for each count.

In court records obtained by PEOPLE, prosecutors said that Eichler was teaching at Canton McKinley High School when she engaged in sexual contact with one 17-year-old student and two 18-year-old students. The encounters all happened in February.

Under Ohio law, teachers and coaches are prohibited from having sexual contact with any student, even if the student is over the age of consent.

According to the police report, detectives received a tip that Eichler had inappropriate relationships with students. When they interviewed her on March 9, she admitted to having sex with several students. She allegedly admitted to having sex with the same student in her car, and then later that

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Calif. Dad Accused of Torturing His Kids Defends Himself from Jail: ‘I Am the Most Loving Parent’

The father of 10 children removed from their California home after police say they were found living among feces and garbage — where they were abused and even tortured — has defended himself in a jailhouse interview with local media.

“I’m not a cruel dad,” Jonathan Allen told TV station KCRA from behind bars in Solano County, in an interview published on Tuesday. “I may look like X, Y, Z but I am not a cruel dad whatsoever. I am the most loving parent that I could possibly be.”

“It wasn’t until personal family issues, personal family vendettas, that accusations like this and on other family members took place,” he said. “I want the police to know that I’m not an animal.”

Allen, 29, was arrested on Friday, after a six-week investigation following the discovery of his children living in what authorities described as

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9 True Crime Books For Readers Who Love Mysteries But Don’t Want To Read About Murder

It’s undeniable that true crime books, podcasts, and shows are in high-demand right now. Considering the success of books like Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, podcasts like Serial, and documentaries like Making a Murderer, you could say it’s a seriously good time to be a fan of the true crime genre. But, as fascinating as the genre often is, it can also be filled with gruesome crimes and horrifying details that might not appeal to every reader.

So if you want to read a true crime book but you want to be spared the graphic details, it might be time to consider one of the books I’ve listened below. True crime isn’t entirely about murders or gore. Sometimes, true crime is simply about the mystery, psychology, history, and sociology of truly fascinating crimes — like the time someone stole a collection of rare bird skins

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/9-true-crime-books-for-readers-who-love-mysteries-but-dont-want-to-read-about-murder-9072981

12 Facts About Evil Genius, Netflix’s Addictive New True Crime Series

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on August 28, 2003, Brian Wells—a pizza deliveryman—walked into a PNC Bank in Erie, Pennsylvania and handed a note to a teller demanding $250,000 in cash. Wells had a bomb, which was strapped to his body via a metal neck collar, and a loaded shotgun that was fashioned to look like a walking cane. Approximately 12 minutes later, Wells strolled out of the bank with $8702 in cash, then made his way to the McDonald’s next door, where he retrieved a detailed note that told him where to go and what to do next. Within 15 minutes, Wells would be arrested. At 3:18 p.m.—less than an hour after he first entered the bank—the bomb locked around Wells’s neck would detonate, as police watched (and waited for the bomb squad), killing the 46-year-old in broad daylight.

The bizarre incident was just the beginning of a peculiar case that

Read more at: http://mentalfloss.com/article/544453/facts-about-evil-genius-netflix-true-crime-marjorie-diehl-armstrong-collar-bomber

12 Facts About Evil Genius, Netflix’s Addictive New True Crime …

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on August 28, 2003, Brian Wells—a pizza deliveryman—walked into a PNC Bank in Erie, Pennsylvania and handed a note to a teller demanding $250,000 in cash. Wells had a bomb, which was strapped to his body via a metal neck collar, and a loaded shotgun that was fashioned to look like a walking cane. Approximately 12 minutes later, Wells strolled out of the bank with $8702 in cash, then made his way to the McDonald’s next door, where he retrieved a detailed note that told him where to go and what to do next. Within 15 minutes, Wells would be arrested. At 3:18 p.m.—less than an hour after he first entered the bank—the bomb locked around Wells’s neck would detonate, as police watched (and waited for the bomb squad), killing the 46-year-old in broad daylight.

The bizarre incident was just the beginning of a peculiar case that

Read more at: http://mentalfloss.com/article/544453/facts-about-evil-genius-netflix-true-crime-marjorie-diehl-armstrong-collar-bomber