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‘American Crime Story,’ Winter Olympics, ‘This Close’ on Sundance …

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (10/9c, FX): OK, this may not be the happiest way to spend an hour of Valentine’s Day night, but you won’t find a series more gripping than Ryan Murphy’s disturbing psychological portrait of murderer Andrew Cunanan (a stunning Darren Criss). As the storyline continues to go back in time, this week’s episode contrasts the proud coming out of designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) in the pages of The Advocate in 1995 with the sad history of one of Cunanan’s other victims: closeted Naval officer Jeffrey Trail (a heartbreaking Finn Wittrock).

5 American Crime Stories That Could Be Used For Future Seasons

5 American Crime Stories That Could Be Used For Future Seasons

Real life cases to serve as inspiration for Ryan Murphy’s FX series.

Winter Olympics (8/7c, NBC): Prime-time highlights include the gold medal finals in pairs’

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‘American Crime Story,’ Winter Olympics, ‘This Close’ on Sundance Now

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (10/9c, FX): OK, this may not be the happiest way to spend an hour of Valentine’s Day night, but you won’t find a series more gripping than Ryan Murphy’s disturbing psychological portrait of murderer Andrew Cunanan (a stunning Darren Criss). As the storyline continues to go back in time, this week’s episode contrasts the proud coming out of designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) in the pages of The Advocate in 1995 with the sad history of one of Cunanan’s other victims: closeted Naval officer Jeffrey Trail (a heartbreaking Finn Wittrock).

5 American Crime Stories That Could Be Used For Future Seasons

5 American Crime Stories That Could Be Used For Future Seasons

Real life cases to serve as inspiration for Ryan Murphy’s FX series.

Winter Olympics (8/7c, NBC): Prime-time highlights include the gold medal finals in pairs’

Read more at: https://www.tvinsider.com/666616/whats-on-tv-wednesday-february-14-american-crime-story-olympics-this-close/

‘Atlanta Monster’ Podcast Hopes To ‘Close The Door’ On 1970s Child Murders

Janie Glenn (second from left) is assisted by friends as the coffin of her son, William Barrett, is carried into an Atlanta church on May 16, 1981. Barrett was the 27th young person killed in the Atlanta murders.

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‘Atlanta Monster’ Podcast Hopes To ‘Close The Door’ On 1970s …

Janie Glenn (second from left) is assisted by friends as the coffin of her son, William Barrett, is carried into an Atlanta church on May 16, 1981. Barrett was the 27th young person killed in the Atlanta murders.

Garry Gardiner/AP


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Revisiting Chicago murder, FX series depicts Lee Miglin as gay, close to killer – Chicago Sun

Even at a time when the city routinely logged two or more homicides a day, this one stood out.

It occurred in the Gold Coast. The victim: Lee Miglin, a 72-year-old real estate tycoon. He’d been bound and tortured. His killer had stuck around long enough to eat and shave.

The 1997 murder was front-page news in the city — soon to be a global story, when investigators connected the dots of a cross-country killing spree that ended with the shooting of fashion idol Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion.

On Wednesday, murderer Andrew Cunanan’s Chicago stop comes into lurid focus in episode three of FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

It portrays Miglin, played by Mike Farrell of “MASH” fame, as the loyal husband to cosmetics magnate Marilyn Miglin (Judith Light), but also a married man tormented by his secret gay life.

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‘Extremely close’: ‘Killing Fields’ true crime series could help solve Carrie Singer’s grisly 2004 murder

Carrie Singer, a 28-year-old resident of Virginia, was killed in 2004. Her murder still remains unsolved.

 (Courtesy of Discovery.)

On July 1, 2004 a farmer scouting his

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‘Extremely close’: ‘Killing Fields’ true crime series could help solve …


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‘Killing Fields’ could help solve Carrie Singer’s murder

Virginia residents hoping Discovery Channel’s ‘Killing Fields’ can help shed light on the grisly murder of 28-year-old Carrie Singer.

On July 1, 2004 a farmer scouting his fields for crop damage in Isle of Wight County, Virginia made a grisly discovery when he spotted the half-naked body of

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The Menendez Brothers Are ‘Very Close’ Despite Being Housed in Separate Prisons for Murder

In 1989, Lyle and Erik Menendez fatally shot their wealthy parents in the den of their Beverly Hills mansion. Jose, a 45-year-old Hollywood executive, was shot point-blank in the back of the head. Kitty, 47, was shot 15 times, including once in the face. At the time, Lyle was 21. Erik was 18.

The brothers initially blamed the killings on the mob, but later claimed they shot their parents in self-defense after years of sexual abuse by their father. Prosecutors said the brothers were after the couple’s $14 million estate. The brothers were eventually convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

For more than 27 years, Erik and Lyle Menendez have been locked away — but they haven’t escaped the public eye.  But what is life really like for the notorious brothers?

For one thing: they’re housed in separate institutions more than

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/menendez-brothers-remain-close-jailhouse-interviews-married/

Opinion: True-crime cases aren’t so fascinating when they happen close to home

I’ve always been fascinated by true-crime documentaries. Serial killers, one-time murderers, drug rings, anything. But when it happens so close to home, it loses its appeal.

What happened to these four young men is appalling and makes me feel sick to my stomach. It makes it even worse to know that the crime reportedly involved drugs.

Bucks County has a serious drug problem that needs to be addressed. Maybe you can ignore it when it’s happening in another state, but it’s here at home.

Heroin isn’t just in TV shows. Marijuana isn’t, either. We need to take care of our people.

My heart and thoughts go out to the families involved. I feel deeply for your losses and hope you receive the justice you desire.

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Angela Henderson-Bentley: ‘Gone: Forgotten Women of Ohio’ tells close-to-home true crime story

Sam Broadwin/Spike TV Intelligence analyst Angela Clemente and filmmaker Joe Berlinger, center, gather with family members and others to discuss their investigation into the disappearances of six women in Chillicothe, Ohio, in the new docuseries, “Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio,” premiering at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 22 on Spike TV.

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