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Law&Crime Network Releases Who Killed Holly Bobo? in Latest True Crime Documentary Series

Law Crime’s true crime documentary series, Law Crime Mystery – Who Killed Holly Bobo? is now available for rent on Amazon. Viewers can follow the high-profile murder trial and watch as some of Law Crime’s top legal analysts Rachel Stockman, Heather Hansen, and Aaron Keller offer their expert legal commentary and weigh in on the most expensive missing person’s case in the history of the state of Tennessee.

In the early hours of April 13, 2011, nursing student Holly Bobo was taken from her home in Darden, Tennessee. She was last seen alive walking into the vast woods nearby with a man wearing camouflage. The investigation into Bobo’s disappearance spanned for over three years before her remains were found by a local hunter in Decatur County, Tennessee in September 2014. Her death was ruled a homicide and weeks after

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Utah Parents Killed Themselves and 2 Children Because Mom Falsely Believed She Had Terminal Cancer

The parents of the Utah family of four found dead in a murder-suicide in November planned violence in advance because the mother falsely believed she was terminally ill, according to a newly released police report obtained by PEOPLE.

Text messages in both French and English uncovered by police reveal that 43-year-old Jessica Griffith believed she was suffering from ovarian cancer and sent her husband, Timothy Griffith, 45, messages about picking a date that would be a “good time to leave,” the 55-page document states.

However, an autopsy shows Jessica was never sick. Still, having become convinced she was going to die, she began texting and emailing her husband ideas about how best to end their lives and those of their children: Samantha Badel, 16, and Alexandre Griffith, 5.

“My head and stomach really hurt now. We will never be separated and love for eternity,” Jessica texted her husband on Oct. 25, nearly two weeks

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/utah-parents-murder-suicide-mom-thought-terminal-cancer/

Tip From TV Show Leads to Nurse’s Arrest for Allegedly Trying to Have Her Lover’s Wife Killed

An Illinois woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to hire a firm off the so-called dark web to kill her lover’s wife, PEOPLE confirms.

The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office alleges in a statement that Tina Jones, 31, of Des Plaines, paid $10,000 in bitcoin to a purported online firm called the Cosa Nostra International Network — but that the murder plot failed because the company is a sham.

Jones is charged with one count of solicitation of murder for hire, the statement says.

The statement, obtained by PEOPLE, states that a tip from the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours led to the arrest of Jones, who allegedly paid the company in January.

The program had been investigating alleged online contract killer businesses. Many of these hired assassins can only operate on the dark web, a part of the internet accessed only through specialized software, where users can remain largely anonymous.

The show’s producers notified authorities in Woodridge, Illinois, about

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Nurse Allegedly Tried to Have Her Lover’s Wife Killed | PEOPLE.com

An Illinois woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to hire a firm off the so-called dark web to kill her lover’s wife, PEOPLE confirms.

The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office alleges in a statement that Tina Jones, 31, of Des Plaines, paid $10,000 in bitcoin to a purported online firm called the Cosa Nostra International Network — but that the murder plot failed because the company is a sham.

Jones is charged with one count of solicitation of murder for hire, the statement says.

The statement, obtained by PEOPLE, states that a tip from the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours led to the arrest of Jones, who allegedly paid the company in January.

The program had been investigating alleged online contract killer businesses. Many of these hired assassins can only operate on the dark web, a part of the internet accessed only through specialized software, where users can remain largely anonymous.

The show’s producers notified authorities in Woodridge, Illinois, about

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/tv-show-tip-leads-arrest-nurse-allegedly-tried-have-lover-wife-killed/

Who killed Faith Hedgepeth? Crime show investigates unsolved Chapel Hill slaying.

One of the most puzzling — and most brutal — unsolved murders in the Triangle is getting attention from an Investigation Discovery (ID) true crime TV show this weekend.

Faith Hedgepeth, an almost 20-year-old UNC college student and a member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe from Hollister, was found bludgeoned to death in the apartment she shared with her roommate, Karena Rosario, on the morning of Sept. 7, 2012. Rosario and friend Marisol Rangel discovered the body.

The Chapel Hill Police Department has investigated the murder but has never made an arrest.

For the new ID series “Breaking Homicide,” former Rhode Island police Sgt. Derrick Levasseur (you may also recognize him as the 2014 winner of “Big Brother”) and forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie investigate cold cases with the purpose of advancing stalled investigations.

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PEOPLE Explains: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds Family Killed, and Uses Slain Grandfather’s Phone to Call for Help

A 4-year-old California girl woke up on Thursday to find a grisly scene: Both of her parents and her grandfather were dead from gunshot wounds.

The little girl used her slain grandfather’s cellphone to summon help. She called her grandmother, who later called police.

Here are 4 things to know about the tragic case.

1. The Girl Was Awakened by Gunshots

The shooting happened shortly before 3 a.m. The sound of the gunshots woke up the little girl. She called her grandmother, who was caring for a sick relative at another home, and said her father had shot himself.

According to a press release from the Amadar County Sheriff, the grandmother drove to the home and found the little girl with the bodies of Marie Leonetti, 27; Jacob Thayer, 26; and Richard Thayer, 60.

The grandmother took the girl outside and called 911. Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find that the three had been killed by gunshot

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Police Allege Fugitive Minn. Woman Killed Husband, Then Killed Fla. Lookalike to Steal Her Identity

 

Authorities are searching for a Minnesota grandmother accused of killing her husband and then traveling to Florida to allegedly kill a woman who looked like her so she could steal the victim’s identity, PEOPLE confirms.

According to statements from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, Lois Ann Riess, 56, is wanted for two homicides.

Riess allegedly killed her 54-year-old husband, David Riess, whose body was found inside their Blooming Prairie home riddled with bullet wounds, on March 23.

Riess is also the sole suspect in the killing of Pamela Hutchinson, 59, who was discovered dead inside a hotel in Fort Myers Beach.

According to investigators, Riess struck up a friendship with Hutchinson specifically because the victim looked like her.

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‘Somebody Killed My Mommy’: 7-Year-Old Called 911 After Discovering Slain Bodies of Mom and Uncle

newly released 911 call details the wrenching aftermath of a double homicide in Washington two years ago, when a 7-year-old pleaded for help after finding his mother and uncle had been fatally shot.

“Somebody killed my mommy,” the boy, identified as Cooper Kolbet, tells a Spokane County emergency dispatcher in the call, which was obtained by local TV station KHQ.

“Please come and call the cops and please come here,” says Cooper, audibly distressed.

Asked for his location so the dispatcher can send help, the boy replies, “I’m at Uncle Danny’s house.”

On Aug. 15, 2016, Brenda Kolbet Kenison and Daniel Kenison — Cooper’s mom and uncle, both 45 — were shot and killed while Cooper was in his mom’s car outside Daniel’s home in Spokane, according to a Spokane Valley police official and local news station KREM.

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Sheriff Says California Cliff Crash That Killed Family Was No Accident: ‘I’m Calling It a Crime’

The California sheriff investigating the fatal car crash off a California cliff that police believe killed a couple and their six children said the tragedy was a crime — and not an accident.

“I’m to the point where I no longer am calling this an accident; I’m calling it a crime,”  Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said during an appearance on HLN’s Crime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield.

Allman also confirmed who was driving the Hart’s SUV when it plunged 100 feet off a cliff, landing upside down on the jagged rocks below the Pacific Coast Highway: Jennifer, who can be seen in surveillance footage from the morning before the crash purchasing bananas for her kids.

Allman told Banfield investigators still have a number of questions about the crash, including whether everyone inside was alive when the vehicle hit the precipice.

The March 26 crash killed both parents, who were 38, and their

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Pregnant Woman Killed in Pa. Murder-Suicide: Officials | PEOPLE.com

Pennsylvania investigators believe that a 38-year-old man shot and killed his pregnant girlfriend on Wednesday evening before taking his own life, PEOPLE confirms.

Michelle Krek, 35, was approximately seven months pregnant when she was fatally shot by boyfriend Naader Rizk inside their apartment, according to a news release from the Washington County Coroner’s Office

Krek was reportedly expecting her child in May, official said.

A motive for the slaying remains unclear.

The news release states that a neighbor called 911 on Wednesday around 7:15 p.m., after hearing gunshots and finding bullet holes in the hallway outside the couple’s second-floor apartment in Cecil Township.

A SWAT team responded to the scene after responding officers knocked on the couple’s door and got no response, according to authorities.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/pregnant-pennsylvania-woman-shot-boyfriend-murder-suicide/