Category Archives: Oxygen True Crime

New Jeffrey Dahmer Docuseries to Feature First Interviews With Surviving Victims

Oxygen’s latest big true crime project is all about notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Dahmer raped, murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He was sentenced to 16 life sentences for his crimes and was later beaten to death by a fellow inmate.

The network’s two-night special, entitled Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks, will rely mainly on investigative journalist Nancy Glass’ televised interviews of the madman.

Glass had exclusive access to Dahmer for interviews and will detail her experiences with him that took place on and off camera.

Up Next: Police on the Hunt for Possible Serial Killer After Third Murder in Less Than Two Weeks

Additionally, the docuseries will speak to those closest to the case. This including the first interviews with surviving victims Billy Capshaw and Preston Davis. Dahmer’s parents, Lionel and Shari Dahmer, will also speak out about their son for

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True Crime: Relationships and Responsibilities

On a professional level, I learned a lot about the justice system, and it generated a lot of ideas for important stories that need to be told. On a personal level, I was humbled by victims’ family members who, in honoring their lost loved ones, have dedicated themselves to reforming the system. I was deeply inspired by the exemplary work of tireless advocates, volunteer attorneys, and public defenders. But most profoundly I learned a great lesson about resilience from Walter Ogrod, who has been on death row for 21 years, and Anthony Graves, who was exonerated on October 27, 2010 after serving 18 years for a crime there was never a shred of evidence he committed. Considering what he wrongfully witnessed, endured and survived on death row in Texas in one of the worst prisons in the country, Anthony Graves is one of the most extraordinary men I’ve ever met,

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True crime shows worth watching right now

Law Order finally joined the party that other true-crime series have been hosting for years.

Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders continues the franchise’s long tradition of ripping from the headlines. Except this time, it’s a detailed, blow-by-blow retelling of a crime almost 30 years old. And it stars Edie Falco as all-star defense attorney Leslie Abramson.

It’s more like “ripped from the case files.”

In 1989, brothers Lyle, 21, and Erik Menendez, 18, stand accused of murdering their parents. Most people think the motive is money; the brothers went on a spending spree in the weeks following the deaths of their parents. Lyle Menendez maintained in a recent interview that he had been abused by his father but says he regrets it.

This isn’t the first time this saga has made it onscreen. The TV movie Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills, starring Edward James Olmos and Beverly D’Angelo, was

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Further Down The Rabbit Hole, Part 2: Podcasts Discuss The Disappearance of Maura Murray

In part 1 of my deep dive, I discussed the devotion of true crime podcasts to this case. Maura Murray was a U Mass student who vanished after crashing her car on route 112 in Haverhill, NH. This happened on February 9th, 2004. She had spoken with a bus driver named Butch Atwood and pleaded with him not to call police, claiming she had already phoned AAA. Knowing cell service was shoddy in the White Mountains, the bus driver alerted authorities anyway when he got home. When officers arrived, Maura’s locked car was at the accident site as well as all of her belongings, with the exception of her wallet. In a short span of time, Maura had disappeared and all are stumped as to what transpired while (presumably) no one was watching her. By 2017, many podcasts had designated entire episodes to the mystery. In the process, they explored

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Could Maura Murray Be Found In 2017? The Hosts Of Oxygen’s Series Are Hopeful That Answers Are Coming

On a cold February night in 2004, 21-year-old UMass student Maura Murray crashed her car on Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. Murray fled from the scene of the accident, and hasn’t been seen since. Where she was going, why she decided to leave, and where she could be now are all questions that the new Oxygen series The Disappearance of Maura Murray seeks to answer. But, though the facts of the case are often muddled by rumors and falsehoods, the show’s hosts are confident that answers about Maura Murray will be found.

Murray’s disappearance is regarded as one of the most bizarre missing persons cases in American history, primarily due to the strange circumstances of her disappearance. One of the most mysterious elements of Murray’s case surrounds her initial decision to travel to

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/could-maura-murray-be-found-in-2017-the-hosts-of-oxygens-series-are-hopeful-that-answers-are-coming-2466704

Could Maura Murray Be Found In 2017? The Hosts Of Oxygen’s …

On a cold February night in 2004, 21-year-old UMass student Maura Murray crashed her car on Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. Murray fled from the scene of the accident, and hasn’t been seen since. Where she was going, why she decided to leave, and where she could be now are all questions that the new Oxygen series The Disappearance of Maura Murray seeks to answer. But, though the facts of the case are often muddled by rumors and falsehoods, the show’s hosts are confident that answers about Maura Murray will be found.

Murray’s disappearance is regarded as one of the most bizarre missing persons cases in American history, primarily due to the strange circumstances of her disappearance. One of the most mysterious elements of Murray’s case surrounds her initial decision to travel to

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/could-maura-murray-be-found-in-2017-the-hosts-of-oxygens-series-are-hopeful-that-answers-are-coming-2466704

The Benefits of Murder

Since Victorian pamphlets reported on true crime, people gobbled up stories about murder and other evils. Channels such as Oxygen, Investigation Discovery and Netflix capitalize on this interest with shows such as “Making a Murderer” and “Amanda Knox.” Yet, turning to someone and saying “Hey, what are your thoughts on the JonBenet Ramsey case?” is not considered proper for conversation. Like a car crash, it’s difficult to deny the urge to stare, but staring is not exactly the thing to do at such a moment. If we all want to look, then why is it seen as strange to do so?

Fans of true crime feel ashamed to enjoy learning about grisly cases, which are not exactly Thanksgiving dinner material. But as the internet connects people from all walks of life interested in all sorts of activities, true crime becomes a platform for discussion. With the first CrimeCon this past June,

Read more at: https://studybreaks.com/2017/10/12/the-benefits-of-murder/

OXYGEN MEDIA FINISHES 3Q AS FASTEST GROWING CABLE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

OXYGEN MEDIA FINISHES 3Q AS FASTEST GROWING CABLE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

3Q17 IS THE CRIME NETWORK’S MOST WATCHED 3Q IN 4 YEARS AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS

OXYGEN.COM IS THE #1 MOST POPULAR WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CRIME

New York, NY – October 3, 2017 – Oxygen Media, which rebranded to a high quality crime destination in July, finished 3Q as the fastest growing cable entertainment network year-over-year in primetime (up +44%) and total day (up +58%). Lead by original hit series like “Cold Justice,” from executive producer Dick Wolf, and the six-part event series “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” 3Q17 was also the network’s most watched 3Q in four years among total viewers in total day.

“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” was Oxygen’s highest rated true crime series premiere in network history among F18-49, F25-54 and total viewers with a cumulative 1.1 Million people tuning

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Skeletal Remains Found in Search For Natalee Holloway’s Body Do …

Human bone fragments found in Aruba that were suspected to be those of Natalee Holloway do not belong to the dead American teenager.

Dr. Jason Kolowski, a forensic scientist leading the testing and interpretation of the results, told Oxygen Monday that tests on the fragments came back negative. The fragments did not belong to Natalee, whose body has never been found.

The network followed Natalee’s father Dave Holloway’s search for answers in its recently completed six-part true-crime series The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

Not only were the fragments not hers, all but one piece was not even human.

“Out of four individual bone samples only one was found to be human,” Kolowski said. “The mitochondrial DNA bone sample was not a match to [mother] Beth Holloway, and so it was ruled out as being Natalee Holloway.”

The identity of the person

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Skeletal Remains Found in Search For Natalee Holloway’s Body Do Not Belong to Her

Human bone fragments found in Aruba that were suspected to be those of Natalee Holloway do not belong to the dead American teenager.

Dr. Jason Kolowski, a forensic scientist leading the testing and interpretation of the results, told Oxygen Monday that tests on the fragments came back negative. The fragments did not belong to Natalee, whose body has never been found.

The network followed Natalee’s father Dave Holloway’s search for answers in its recently completed six-part true-crime series The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

Not only were the fragments not hers, all but one piece was not even human.

“Out of four individual bone samples only one was found to be human,” Kolowski said. “The mitochondrial DNA bone sample was not a match to [mother] Beth Holloway, and so it was ruled out as being Natalee Holloway.”

The identity of the person

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/skeletal-remains-not-natalee-holloway/