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Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

SundanceTV today released the first full-length trailer for their true crime documentary series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, which will premiere as a two-night event on Saturday, November 18th at 9/8c. The docu-series – produced and directed by Joe Berlinger – focuses on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, In Cold Blood.

SundanceTV’s “True Crime Weekend” marathon will feature the film version of Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. The film, directed by Richard Brooks, garnered four Academy Award nominations and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Other movies that will air during this marathon include Murder in the First, Infamous,

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Inside the Moment the Manson Family’s Youngest Member Learned the Cult Was Slaughtering People: ‘I Was Horrified’

While the country was still reeling from the news of a two-day murder spree across Los Angeles that left seven people dead, a then-16-year-old girl named Dianne Lake was learning first-hand details about the 1969 slayings that would change her life forever.

“I was shocked. I was horrified,” recalls Lake, now 64, about the night she listened to Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten discuss how they committed murder for their cult leader, Charles Manson.

Lake was not a participant in the violence. For the first time in 47 years, she is breaking her silence about growing up in the 1960s counterculture and how she wound up as the youngest person living with Manson and his so-called “family.”

In Member of the Family, a new book out Oct. 24 and exclusively excerpted in

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/charles-manson-family-murders-dianne-lake-reaction/

Manson Family’s Youngest Member Shares How She Was Seduced by a Madman at Age 14 — Then Helped Send …

Though it’s been more than 50 years since Dianne Lake was a teenager in the Los Angeles area, deep into the counterculture of the 1960s, there’s one memory that stands out to her more than the others: the first time she met Charles Manson.

“He was extremely intelligent,” Lake, now 64 and living outside of L.A., tells PEOPLE. “He had the incredible ability to pick up on other people’s weaknesses and their needs and their desires, and he could fulfill those.”

It’s a skill Manson turned to deadly ends, as Lake would learn.

For the first time in 47 years, she is breaking her silence about living with him and being the youngest member of his cult, the so-called “Manson family.”

In Member of the Family, a new book out Oct. 24 and exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE, Lake details her experiences falling under Manson’s spell — and, eventually, how she was free of him.

In 1967,

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/manson-family-youngest-member-dianne-lake-interview-now/

Manson Family Cult Member Dianne Lake Speaks Out – People

Though it’s been more than 50 years since Dianne Lake was a teenager in the Los Angeles area, deep into the counterculture of the 1960s, there’s one memory that stands out to her more than the others: the first time she met Charles Manson.

“He was extremely intelligent,” Lake, now 64 and living outside of L.A., tells PEOPLE. “He had the incredible ability to pick up on other people’s weaknesses and their needs and their desires, and he could fulfill those.”

It’s a skill Manson turned to deadly ends, as Lake would learn.

For the first time in 47 years, she is breaking her silence about living with him and being the youngest member of his cult, the so-called “Manson family.”

In Member of the Family, a new book out Oct. 24 and exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE, Lake details her experiences falling under Manson’s spell — and, eventually, how she was free of him.

In 1967,

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/manson-family-youngest-member-dianne-lake-interview-now/

Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Says Family Is ‘Dumbfounded’ by the Violence: ‘We Can’t Understand What Happened’

The brother of the man whom authorities say opened fired on concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 527 others, said on Monday morning that he’s “completely dumbfounded” by the mass violence.

“We can’t understand what happened,” Eric Paddock told a crush of media from his home in Orlando, Florida, about his 64-year-old brother, Stephen Paddock.

Stephen, according to police, was holed-up in a 32nd-floor room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday night when he opened fire on the 22,000-strong crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival, about 1,200 feet away.

Investigators have said he was found dead in his room of a suspected suicide, with more than 10 rifles.

“He’s not an avid gun guy at all,” Eric said. “The fact that he had those kinds of

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/brother-reacts-las-vegas-shooter-stephen-paddock/

Teaser Released for SundanceTV’s Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders

It’s often said there’s nothing more terrifying than true crime stories, and as someone who watched the 1967 movie version of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood back when it was first released, I can attest to that fact. It left a lasting impression that I can still remember to this day.

Now, a new generation will be able to relive the nightmare when SundanceTV presents “Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders,” a two-night special event airing in November that provides a fresh look at the crime detailed in Capote’s book. We have more details and the show’s teaser to share so read on… if you dare!

From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost trilogy, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2), “Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders” presents a 360-degree view and re-examination of the brutal murders chronicled in Truman Capote’s classic novel In Cold Blood. It will

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Review: True Crime? When the ‘Family Jewels’ Are Painted on Cars

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From left, Lou Wilson, Jimmy Tatro and Tyler Alvarez in the Netflix spoof “American Vandal.” Mr. Tatro’s character is accused of being the vandal.

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Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” shares the credit, or blame — along with HBO’s “Jinx” and public radio’s “Serial” — for the

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/arts/television/netflix-american-vandal-review.html

A woman was found dead in a hotel freezer. Her family says the police haven’t done enough.

Authorities in suburban Chicago are investigating a young woman’s mysterious death over the weekend, a case that’s gained national attention as her mother angrily suggested there was foul play and accused police and others of failing to act fast enough upon learning of the disappearance.

Kenneka L. Jenkins, 19, was found dead inside an industrial walk-in freezer at Rosemont’s Crowne Plaza around midnight Sunday, more than 24 hours after leaving her home on Chicago’s West Side to party with friends at the hotel and conference center near O’Hare International Airport.

“To me, I feel like they helped kill my child: the police department and this hotel,” Teresa Martin, Jenkins’ mother, told local media during a heart-wrenching interview alongside other family members. She said neither the authorities nor the hotel’s staff did enough to address her repeated pleas for help.

It remains unclear how Jenkins died. An autopsy was performed Sunday but proved inconclusive, the Chicago Tribune

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Victim’s Family Vows to Fight Parole for Member of Murderous Chicago Group the ‘Ripper Crew’

An Illinois man who admitted to murdering a young woman more than 35 years ago as a member of a sadistic group known as the “Ripper Crew” is set to be paroled later this month after serving half his prison sentence, PEOPLE confirms.

However, the family of that slain young woman, Lorraine “Lorry” Ann Borowski, is vowing to fight the release of her killer, 57-year-old Thomas Kokoraleis, as authorities investigate ways to keep him in custody beyond his parole date.

“The family is on edge and every day they are reliving this nightmare,” attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing the Borowskis, tells PEOPLE. “They are hoping there is sufficient evidence for a court to find that Mr. Kokoraleis should be civilly committed and not released.”

Speaking Wednesday at his sister’s grave in Elmhurst, Illinois, Mark Borowski said he was “very upset” about Kokoraleis’ scheduled release. He was 14 years old when his sister’s body

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/ripper-crew-member-to-be-paroled/

Keep the Manson Family Murderers Locked Up

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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