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Netflix’s latest crime documentary series is so crazy that it’s true

“Nothing raises as many questions as this case.”

A few days ago, we brought you the news about Netflix’s latest true crime documentary, Evil Genius, and the gripping trailer has just been released.

Written and directed by Barbara Schroeder, Evil Genius tells the story behind an extraordinary criminal case, known as the “pizza bomber heist”. The 4-episode series arrives on May 11th and we’re certain that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Here’s the official synopsis: “In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation’s attention, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong — once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness — is arrested. But 15 years later, Evil Genius proves there’s more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought.”

Hostages, explosives, money, coercion, theft, conspiracy,

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True crime fans will definitely be watching this gripping documentary on the Golden State Killer

Something to binge over the bank holiday weekend.

This coming bank holiday weekend, Sky Living will launch a new crime series, Golden State Killer: Unmasked, the five-part series that will detail one of the most notorious and prolific serial killers in US history. Last week, police believe that they finally caught the Golden State Killer, a man responsible for a staggering 51 attacks and 12 murders in California, after a 40-year hunt.

Between 1976 and 1986, this criminal raped at least 51 people and murdered at least 12 across the state of California—that the authorities know of.

The police hunt for the killer finally found a suspect on Thursday after a search which lasted nearly four decades.

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, of the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights was initially charged with two counts of suspicion of murder in connection with the 1978 deaths of a young Rancho Cordova couple, shot as they walked their dog. He’s

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How to Watch the Golden State Killer Documentary: Start Time, Network

Earlier this week, California authorities finally nabbed the man whom they believe is the notorious Golden State Killer. The serial killer is accused of going on a horrific 12-year spree that included raping women, killing couples and burglarizing more than 120 homes in California during the 1970s and 1980s.

The arrest of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer, has captured the attention of the nation. DeAngelo was arrested Tuesday and charged with six counts of murder in the more than 30-year cold case, authorities said.

RTX2GGG3 A combination image shows FBI sketches of an unknown individual known as the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer (EAR/GSK) described as a White male, currently thought to be between the ages of 60 and 75 years old, shown in sketches released on June 15, 2016.

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Netflix Orders a Continuation of the 2004 True Crime Documentary ‘The Staircase’

Keeping up with their theme from creating content in interesting ways, Netflix has ordered a continuation of the 2004 true crime documentary series The Staircase.

The Staircase follows the trial of novelist Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson.

Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of their home’s staircase, and the only other person in the house was Michael Peterson.

There was a long and drawn out trial, which even went as far as to go in-depth into his sexuality, that eventually found Michael Peterson guilty.

And The Staircase recorded it all.

Created by Oscar-winning documentarian Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (Death on a Sunday Morning), The Staircase won the Peabody Award in 2005 due to how thorough the documentary was. They had unprecedented access, even going as far as interviewing jurors.

In February over 15 years later, Michael Peterson pleaded guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a new trial that was finally

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Golden State Killer Documentary Coming to ID Discovery

As news on the capture of the Golden State Killer continues to be parsed out by the Sacramento Sheriff’s office, Investigation Discovery will air an updated People Magazine Investigates special regarding the capture of the suspected Golden State Killer. Golden State Killer Caught: People Magazine Investigates will air on Friday, April 27 at 10 p.m., and Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

“With an early morning arrest in Sacramento today, has one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history finally been captured,” the network says in a statement. “The Golden State Killer is a violent predator who has terrorized Californians for more than 40 years, attacking and killing innocent people at home as they slept. His victims shared little in common, and his deadly escapades haunted the Golden State for nearly a decade. Investigators believe the Golden State Killer is responsible for 12 killings

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/true-crime/271366/golden-state-killer-documentary-coming-to-id-discovery

Golden State Killer Documentary Coming to ID Discovery | Den of …

As news on the capture of the Golden State Killer continues to be parsed out by the Sacramento Sheriff’s office, Investigation Discovery will air an updated People Magazine Investigates special regarding the capture of the suspected Golden State Killer. Golden State Killer Caught: People Magazine Investigates aired on Friday, April 27 at 10 p.m., and will air again on Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

“With an early morning arrest in Sacramento today, has one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history finally been captured,” the network says in a statement. “The Golden State Killer is a violent predator who has terrorized Californians for more than 40 years, attacking and killing innocent people at home as they slept. His victims shared little in common, and his deadly escapades haunted the Golden State for nearly a decade. Investigators believe the Golden State Killer is responsible

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/true-crime/271366/golden-state-killer-documentary-coming-to-id-discovery

Former NXIVM Member Sarah Edmondson To Star In Documentary Series Produced By Brian Graden

EXCLUSIVE: NXIVM has been making headlines the past few weeks with the high-profile arrests of founder Keith Raniere and one of his top lieutenants, Smallville actress Allison Mack, on charges of sex trafficking as the so called self-help organization has been called by prosecutors a sex cult that has been keeping women as “slaves,” and branding them with Raniere’s initials.

One of those branded women is Canadian actress Sarah Edmondson (Psych, Edgemont) who last fall became the first to speak out about the alleged abuse after a decade inside NXIVM along with her husband, Anthony Ames, a fellow actor and former Ivy-League Quarterback.

Edmondson and Ames are now slated to headline a documentary TV series. Set against the ongoing legal drama involving the leaders of NXIVM, the series will follow the duo as they, under the guidance of renowned cult expert and deprogrammer Rick Alan Ross, head of the Cult

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/04/ex-nxivm-member-sarah-edmondson-star-docu-series-produced-brian-graden-sex-cult-1202373257/

Netflix to Air New Staircase Documentary on Michael Peterson …

Kathleen Peterson, an esteemed member of the community in Durham, North Carolina, was found dead at the bottom of her mansion’s staircase in December 2001 — her body bloodied, her head battered — and before long, authorities had charged that her husband, novelist Michael Peterson, was the killer.

But was he?

The ensuing legal saga stretched until February 2017, when according to local media reports Michael, then 73, entered an Alford plea to voluntary manslaughter in his wife’s slaying. He was released from custody with credit for the seven-plus years he’d already spent behind bars.

Still, Michael maintained he was innocent but had little other recourse. Prosecutors said they hoped the plea brought “a measure of justice” to the 48-year-old Kathleen’s family.

Throughout the final developments in the case, Michael was trailed by a documentary crew. This summer, their work will premiere

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/netflix-new-staircase-michael-peterson-documentary-murder/

CNN documentary explores Rodney Reed’s death penalty case – Austin American

The true-crime documentary series, now in its third season, aired an hourlong special on the confounding case April 1 in an episode titled “Love Kills.” The episode pulls together 13 interviews from people who have been heavily immersed in the case over the years, including members of Stites’ and Reed’s family, special prosecutor Lisa Tanner and Curtis Davis, a Bastrop County deputy and friend to Stites’ then-fiance Jimmy Fennell, who was an early suspect in the case.

Read more at: https://www.statesman.com/news/local/cnn-documentary-explores-rodney-reed-death-penalty-case/jnZwn3D65hSPd5S9fFpCyM/

Madeleine McCann on Netflix: How to watch the Madeleine McCann documentary online

How to watch the Madeleine McCann Netflix documentary online

The series will be available to stream on Netflix when it is eventually released.

It joins other high profile cases in the streaming giant’s surge in the true crime genre in the last few years.

Making a Murderer in 2015, which focused on the murder of Teresa Halbach and the convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, started the trend.

In 2016 Netflix released a one-part documentary simply titled Amanda Knox, which focused on the American student’s two convictions and acquittals of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007.

Then The Keepers was released in May 2017 and explored the unsolved murder of nun Sister Cathy Cesnik and sex crimes committed by the Catholic Church in Baltimore which are believed to have led to her death.

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/944064/Madeleine-McCann-Netflix-documentary-watch-online-stream-true-crime-release-date