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The Book Michelle McNamara Wrote Before She Died Includes ‘Letter To The Golden State Killer’

McNamara, who for years immersed herself in true crime, dedicated several years to cracking the unsolved case. She’d interviewed detectives and survivors, visited crime scenes and wrangled with “the cold brutal facts,” Oswalt told People magazine.

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The Book Michelle McNamara Wrote Before She Died Includes …

McNamara, who for years immersed herself in true crime, dedicated several years to cracking the unsolved case. She’d interviewed detectives and survivors, visited crime scenes and wrangled with “the cold brutal facts,” Oswalt told People magazine.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/book-michelle-mcnamara-patton-oswalt-golden-state-killer_us_5a57bf16e4b0365947f179dd

John Paul Getty III’s Kidnapping: Learn About the Case Before FX’s …

The true crime TV series just keep coming, and we are sooo here for it! While American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace is the top FX series everyone is talking about in the new year, they also have another iconic crime show on the way: Trust. The show is Danny Boyle’s take on the showing 1973 kidnapping of oil heir John Paul Getty III. The story is practically made for the screen: the intricate plan, the family drama, the life-or-death stakes… it’s going to be amazing! The story will also be portrayed in Ridley Scott’s Oscar contender All The Money In The World. If you’re not familiar with one of the most intense true crime cases of all time, we have everything you need to know!

John Paul Getty III’s kidnapping

The shocking drama started in 1973 when John was just 16.

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Tonya Harding: ‘I Knew That Something Was Up’ Before Nancy Kerrigan Was Attacked

Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding is opening up up about her relationship with her mother, her notorious past and her reaction to the new film about her life, I, Tonya, in a interview with ABC that will air in early January as part of a two-hour special.

In an exclusive trailer for the special, above, Harding discusses the attack on her rival figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, which dominated headlines for weeks in early 1994.

A man later identified as Shane Stant struck Kerrigan in the knee with a baton after she walked off the ice in January of that year, during practice for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Though she was injured and briefly withdrew from competition to recuperate, Kerrigan was well enough to compete in the Olympics, where she earned a silver medal in women’s singles while Harding came in eighth.

“It makes you cringe hearing

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What Happened To The Menendez Brothers? Everything To Know Before The ‘True Crime’ Finale

The first season of ‘Law Order True Crime’ has been all about the Menendez murders. So what happened to Erik and Lyle Menendez after their trials? Here’s a refresher before the Nov. 14 finale!

1. Both Erik and Lyle Menendez were convicted of murdering their parents and sent to prison. Specifically, they were convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Erik, now 46, and Lyle, now 49, brutally killed their parents, José and Kitty, in 1989. The brothers were sent to different prisons to serve their life sentences. They are not eligible for parole. Lyle is currently at Mule Creek State Prison in California, while Erik is about 500 miles away at Pleasant Valley State Prison.

2. They’ve both gotten married. Lyle married his first wife, Anna Eriksson, in 1997 after writing letters to each other for two years. They divorced in 2001

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Warren Jeffs’ Daughter Says He Started Molesting Her When She Was 8 Before Forced Polygamist Marriage

Rachel Jeffs, a daughter of polygamist FLDS sect leader Warren Jeffs, says he sexually molested her when she was as young as 8 years old, leading her to ask herself, “If my father is doing this and the world is wickeder, are the world’s fathers even worse than this?”

In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly TODAY — more of which airs tonight on Dateline at 9 p.m. ET — the now-adult Rachel talked about growing up and eventually escaping from the sect led by the self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS).

“I told my mother when I was about 10, after it was getting so bad I felt like I couldn’t handle it anymore,” Rachel says of her father’s sexual abuse.

“And I remember thinking, if my father is doing this and the world is wickeder, are the world’s fathers even

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New Video Shows Sherri Papini Minutes Before Being Found Following Her Mysterious Disappearance

Minutes before she was found on the side of the road early on Thanksgiving morning last year, missing California mom-of-two Sherri Papini was seen running to a place of worship and then back toward the interstate, according to newly released surveillance video.

The black-and-white footage — sent to reporters on Tuesday by Shasta County, California, investigators — shows Papini near a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Woodland, California, about 4:15 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2016.

According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Papini was seen on a surveillance camera running toward the building before she turned around and ran south toward Interstate 5, where she was found by a passing motorist at an on-ramp at 4:22 a.m.

“She [Papini] was looking for help,” Shasta County sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Jackson tells PEOPLE. “She saw

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What Every Parent Should Do Before Letting Their Kids Go Trick-or-Treating !!!

Polly Franks has served as an advocate for victims of violent crime, particularly childhood sexual abuse, since 1995. Her commitment to this cause stems from her experience as the mother of three children who were endangered by a former neighbor and family friend who turned out to be a convicted sexual predator from another state.  During his crime spree between 1982 to 1998, this predator was linked to a minimum of 286 reported incidents of sexual crimes.  Although she is in a wheelchair, Polly became a licensed private investigator for the sole purpose of bringing ths predator to justice.

He is now in prison serving a life sentence.

Since that time, Polly has testified before Congress and lobbied on Capitol Hill for tougher sex offender laws, such as the nationwide Amber Alert bill and the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act.  Her story was published in Good Housekeeping magazine.  She has been

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Before ‘It’ Had Pennywise, the World Had John Wayne Gacy – ID’s THE KILLER CLOWN Airs Halloween at 8/7c

Before 'It' Had Pennywise, the World Had John Wayne Gacy - ID's THE KILLER CLOWN Airs Halloween at 8/7c

The scariest killer clown America has ever known wasn’t from outer space or a Stephen King novel. He was a small-town staple at children’s birthday parties who juggled his part-time clowning work with being a family man, successful businessman, and respected pillar of the community. But behind John Wayne Gacy’s silly circus act lurked a serial killer whose legacy became one of horror, not humor, when he was sentenced to death in 1980 for the murders of 33 young men. Gacy, also known as “Pogo the Clown,” changed the way Americans saw clowns forever, and to this day his reign of terror still inspires popular culture on screen and in real life with people in creepy clown clothing popping up in small towns just to scare passersby.

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Before-It-Had-Pennywise-the-World-Had-John-Wayne-Gacy-IDs-THE-KILLER-CLOWN-Airs-Halloween-at-87c-20171027

Before ‘It’ Had Pennywise, the World Had John Wayne Gacy – ID’s …

Before 'It' Had Pennywise, the World Had John Wayne Gacy - ID's THE KILLER CLOWN Airs Halloween at 8/7c

The scariest killer clown America has ever known wasn’t from outer space or a Stephen King novel. He was a small-town staple at children’s birthday parties who juggled his part-time clowning work with being a family man, successful businessman, and respected pillar of the community. But behind John Wayne Gacy’s silly circus act lurked a serial killer whose legacy became one of horror, not humor, when he was sentenced to death in 1980 for the murders of 33 young men. Gacy, also known as “Pogo the Clown,” changed the way Americans saw clowns forever, and to this day his reign of terror still inspires popular culture on screen and in real life with people in creepy clown clothing popping up in small towns just to scare passersby.

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Before-It-Had-Pennywise-the-World-Had-John-Wayne-Gacy-IDs-THE-KILLER-CLOWN-Airs-Halloween-at-87c-20171027