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New season of hit show Killing Fields could solve grisly murder featured in true crime book

Jan. 12, 2018 / PRZen / SEATTLE — Discovery Channel’s “Killing Fields” is a hit true-crime series that explores sprawling places across America hiding stories of gruesome murders. This season’s focus is on the murder of Carrie Singer, a 28-year-old who was found half naked and brutally bludgeoned to death in Isle of Wight, Virginia.

Residents of the tight-knit community where Carrie’s remains were discovered are still haunted by the unsolved murder. But investigator Randy Patrick’s efforts to capture Carrie’s killer reignites hope the case will finally be solved.

Carrie’s mother, Patty Lord, shared her daughter’s story in Grief Diaries: Project Cold Case, published in November 2016 by AlyBlue Media. The book is the 18th in the popular Grief Diaries series created by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, an award-winning author and grief educator who partnered with Ryan Backmann of the national nonprofit organization Project Cold Case, to

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Disney could use an outlet for prestige TV. Enter FX.

The big question for many casual observers of Disney’s December 2017 purchase of almost all of 21st Century Fox’s assets has been, “Why?” The answer, a bit disappointingly, lies somewhere between “Disney wants as much streaming content as it can possibly get, and Fox’s film and TV libraries are chock full of stuff” and “because Disney could.”

But it’s also worth looking at the individual Fox assets that Disney will end up owning, should the deal be finalized. (Regulators will have 12 to 18 months to approve or scuttle the deal.) While there are obvious areas where Fox and Disney overlap (like producing films featuring superheroes who originated in Marvel comics), there are also certain things Fox has that Disney doesn’t.

In particular, Disney has never been great at playing to either the prestige film or prestige TV market. No movie released under the Disney banner has

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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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‘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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FX, network of ‘Atlanta’ and ‘The Americans,’ could be a victim of Disney-Fox consolidation

To its fans, FX has offered some of the most compelling television of recent years, with “The Americans,” “Atlanta,” “Justified” and that O.J. dramatization everyone couldn’t stop talking about.

To watchers of the Disney-Fox merger, the cable network offers something else: a giant enigma. 

With FX among the 21st Century Fox assets sold to Disney, a question has percolated through Hollywood: Can the network and its beloved programs survive? 

“FX has been responsible for some really great television, but these are shows that, relatively speaking, don’t get a lot of viewers,” said Cory Barker, a pop-
culture writer and expert who closely follows the cable space. “And it seems everything Disney continues to do is move toward its big-property, profit-maximization strategy,” he added. “It’s hard to see where FX fits in.”

Disney on Thursday announced it was spending $52.4 billion to buy nearly all of

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Fla. Couple Allegedly Shoot Themselves in Fake Home Invasion So They Could Sue Property Manager

Authorities in Florida have filed charges against a couple for allegedly shooting themselves during what investigators suspect was actually a fake home invasion staged last month as part of a scheme to get money from their property manager, PEOPLE confirms.

Doug Teixeira, 35, and his 36-year-old wife, Lindsey Pelton, were each charged with providing false information to law enforcement, according to a statement from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Teixeira is additionally charged with evidence tampering.

The couple was taken into custody on Tuesday, but neither has appeared in court to enter a plea. They have not retained legal counsel who could comment on their behalf and efforts to reach them directly were not successful.

They were released from jail after posting bail.

A statement from the sheriff’s office alleges that Pelton and Teixeira initially told investigators they were shot by two armed men who slipped into their Deltona, Florida, rental home through an unlocked door.

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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

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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

OJ Simpson Could Be Released From Prison by Sunday

After nine years, the incarceration of O.J. Simpson will come to an end in the next several days, a Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman confirms to PEOPLE.

The former former NFL star and double-murder suspect, 70, will be released either Sunday or Monday, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast tells PEOPLE.

Simpson’s prison term expires when the clock strikes midnight on Sunday — when September turns into October. However, because the prison system maintains minimal staffing on weekends, Simpson may not make it out on Oct. 1. It is possible he’ll be set free on Monday, Oct. 2.

“We could hold him here for weeks if we had to,” Keast says. “We don’t want to, but it’s a public safety thing.”

Keast says the Department of Corrections is expecting intense media coverage and is doing everything it can to avert a paparazzi feeding frenzy.

“If we have too many media out

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What the new wave of true-crime TV could teach us – if we let it

True-crime stories used to keep me awake nights.

Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood; Ann Rule, writing about her old friend, serial killer Ted Bundy, in The Stranger Beside Me: These were the gateways to an addiction that left me more nervous about violent crime — not to mention the possibility that casual acquaintances might be homicidal psychopaths — than  I had any right to be statistically.

When I eventually kicked the habit and returned to novels, I breathed easier. Turns out I’m fine with murder mysteries as long as they’re fictional.

On television, I learned to avoid those 48 Hours episodes that might trigger a relapse, and if I was watching the Investigation Discovery channel, you can bet it was work-related. Because I don’t think it’s an accident that the network of  Evil Twins and Deadly Women offers a prize for the “ID Addict of the

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