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Spellbinding Tale of Murder, Love, Deceit, and Redemption

When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo, who has taken on Finkel’s identity, his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel’s relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.

In February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.

The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship, ending up as a reporting job that eventually morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.

True Story was made into a movie starring Jonah Hill & James Franco.

 

People Magazine Investigates: Season Two Coming to ID in November

(Silver Spring, Md., October 16, 2017) – America’s most-watched true crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc. Productions, the award-winning television group of multi-platform consumer media company Time Inc., announced today the return of their break-out hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Drawing from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime editorial team, the second season of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES features 12 all-new, compelling stories of ordinary people thrust into the spotlight following notorious crimes. Through the lens of PEOPLE’s trusted journalists, each hour-long episode takes viewers to the heart of the crime and is interlaced with archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases. Season two of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES debuts Monday, November 6 at 10/9c, only on ID.

“We at ID are delighted to partner once again with some of the best people in true crime journalism today,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/people-magazine-investigates-season-two-coming-id-november/

Body of Missing 6-Year-Old With Autism Is Found in Dumpster as Relative Taken Into Custody

The slain body of a missing 6-year-old Washington boy was found in a dumpster early Tuesday morning, and the victim’s 19-year-old male relative is in police custody, PEOPLE confirms.

Dayvid Pakko, who had mild autism, stayed home sick from school on Monday. His mother went to work and he was left under the supervision of an unidentified adult.

Pakko was reportedly last seen in his home at 2:30 p.m. and was reported missing to police at 5 p.m. Monday evening, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton tells PEOPLE.

About 50 search and rescue personnel and more than 200 local volunteers searched for Pakko throughout the night, Ireton tells PEOPLE, describing the support from the community as “pretty amazing.” The victim’s body was discovered just before 2 a.m. in a dumpster just across the parking lot from Pakko’s apartment complex.

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Read more at: http://people.com/crime/dayvid-pakko-washington-boy-missing-autism-found-dumpster-relative-custody/

Ga. Mom Allegedly Killed 2 Kids by Putting Them in Oven Before Video-Calling Their Dad to Show Scene

A Georgia mom who allegedly murdered her young sons — and then showed the children’s father the scene on a video call — killed the boys “by placing them in an oven and turning it on,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by multiple outlets.

Police have charged Lamora Williams with two counts of murder in the deaths of her 1- and 2-year-old sons after Atlanta police officials discovered the children with burn marks, officials have said.

Williams, 24, is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail after waiving her first appearance in front of a judge on Monday, according to online jail records. She is reportedly being held without bond and no court date has been set, multiple reports say. PEOPLE’s attempts to reach a spokesperson for the Fulton County Superior Court were unsuccessful.

On Friday evening, after Atlanta police responded

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/lamora-williams-allegedly-killed-children-oven/

‘Death In The Air’ Revisits 5 Days When London Was Choked By …


Death in the Air

Death in the Air

The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City

by Kate Winkler Dawson

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Nicknames like a real “peasouper” or a “London Particular” make the quintessential foggy day in London Town sound so quaint — an impression that’s been intensified in art and literature.

Certainly, the London of Sherlock Holmes would be a lot less mysterious without that obscuring fog. Impressionist painter Claude Monet, who famously depicted the Houses of Parliament shrouded in mist, said that: “Without the fog, London would not be a beautiful city. It is the fog that

Read more at: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558316674/death-in-the-air-revisits-5-days-when-london-was-choked-by-poisonous-smog

‘Law & Order True Crime’ Star Heather Graham Talks Menendez Brothers’ ‘Dark’ Therapist (Video)

Heather Graham stars on “Law Order True Crime” as Judalon Smyth, the ex-girlfriend of the Menendez brothers’ therapist who went from key prosecution witness to testifying for the defense.

“It’s a really interesting case,” Graham said in an interview with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “You find out so many interesting details,” including about abuse of Lyle and Erik Menendez the brothers say happened at the hands of their own parents.

Smyth testified in 1993 that she was “brainwashed” by her then-boyfriend Dr. L. Jerome Oziel (played on the show by “The Good Wife” alum Josh Charles) when she went to the police to inform them that she had overheard the brothers confess to killing their parents. She also said Oziel pressured the brothers to discuss the killings during recorded sessions, tapes which became part of the prosecution’s case.

Read more at: https://www.thewrap.com/law-order-true-crime-star-heather-graham-talks-menendez-brothers-dark-therapist-video/

Chris Cuomo Anchors ‘Inside’ For HLN Over Five Fridays

CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo will headline Inside with Chris Cuomo, premiering on HLN this Friday,  Oct. 20 at 9 PM ET/PT.
The five-part series probes “stories affecting real people, in real towns and cities across America,” the network said. Those episodes spotlight the opioid epidemic, a medical examiner’s office on the Texas/Mexico border, a polygamist community, the sex trade and a women’s prison.
It’s the latest docuseries to air on HLN as part of the network’s push to revamp its primetime programming with content in the true crime, mysteries and investigations realm. Previous series from the network’s 2017 slate of acquired and internally produced programming include How It Really Happened with Hill Harper, Beyond Reasonable Doubt, Something’s Killing Me with BD Wong, and The Hunt with John Walsh.

From today’s announcement:

The following episodes are featured in the upcoming season:

SOS New Hampshire (airdate: Oct.

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/10/chris-cuomo-anchors-inside-hln-fridays-cnn-1202189857/

American Vandal and our growing obsession with the mockumentary

Its Stonehenge may only have been 18in tall but This is Spinal Tap is monumental, casting a long, none-more-black shadow over the mockumentary form. More than three decades on, it remains a masterful study of self-deluded blowhards convinced of their inherent majesty. But by also skewering the pit-stop road rhythms of the rockumentary, the movie’s meta was as heavy as its metal. It acknowledged the parasitical nature of its chosen genre because for your mockumentary to really sing, it helps to spoof something that has already accrued plenty of recognisable signifiers, familiar elements to play up to or against.

The unexpected but apparently unstoppable explosion in long-form true crime investigations – from the rough-justice podcast Serial to HBO’s killer nailbiter The Jinx – has pulled the genre up from its lurid roots and popularised a loftier, more austere tone. Where once true crime

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/oct/17/american-vandal-and-our-growing-obsession-with-the-mockumentary

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES Returns to Investigation …


PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES Returns to Investigation Discovery for Season Two, 11/6

America’s most-watched true crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc. Productions, the award-winning television group of multi-platform consumer media company Time Inc., announced today the return of their break-out hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Drawing from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime editorial team, the second season of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES features 12 all-new, compelling stories of ordinary people thrust into the spotlight following notorious crimes. Through the lens of PEOPLE’s trusted journalists, each hour-long episode takes viewers to the heart of the crime and is interlaced with archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases. Season two of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES debuts Monday, November 6 at 10/9c, only on ID.

“We at ID are delighted to partner once again with some of the best

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/PEOPLE-MAGAZINE-INVESTIGATES-Returns-to-Investigation-Discovery-for-Season-Two-116-20171017

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES Returns to Investigation Discovery for Season Two, 11/6


PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES Returns to Investigation Discovery for Season Two, 11/6

America’s most-watched true crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc. Productions, the award-winning television group of multi-platform consumer media company Time Inc., announced today the return of their break-out hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Drawing from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime editorial team, the second season of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES features 12 all-new, compelling stories of ordinary people thrust into the spotlight following notorious crimes. Through the lens of PEOPLE’s trusted journalists, each hour-long episode takes viewers to the heart of the crime and is interlaced with archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases. Season two of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES debuts Monday, November 6 at 10/9c, only on ID.

“We at ID are delighted to partner once again with some of the best

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/PEOPLE-MAGAZINE-INVESTIGATES-Returns-to-Investigation-Discovery-for-Season-Two-116-20171017

Mindhunter: who is the mysterious killer glimpsed throughout the series?

This article contains spoilers for the first season of Mindhunter, and Zodiac.

It’s as though director and executive producer David Fincher posed us a very simple question: “what do you want?” And we replied “10 hours of Zodiac, please.” To which, in his wisdom, he cheerfully responded “say no more fam.”

Yes, 70s-set binge-fodder Mindhunter arrived on Netflix this past Friday and ended up monopolising our entire weekend – bums were not leaving sofas until we’d chained all 10 episodes of the relentlessly creepy (and unexpectedly funny) FBI drama, based on the legendary book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

After the final credits rolled, we were left with a few tantalising threads still dangling. What happened to that cat? Has Holden finally opened an emotional floodgate within himself that he’ll struggle to shut? What happened to that cat? What penalties or punishment

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/mindhunter/52636/mindhunter-who-is-the-mysterious-killer-glimpsed-throughout-the-series