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1. ‘The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’ (2016)

Heavily decorated miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” opens with the aftermath of the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman and takes us through the thrilling, game-changing trial, exploring issues of race and gender. The all-star cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, and in career-catapulting roles, St. Louis native Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark. If the series had any fault, it was its eye-rolling scenes featuring the young Kardashian girls.

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California Girls Killed By Father in Murder-Suicide | PEOPLE.com

A California father and his two young daughters were found dead on New Year’s Eve in what police say was an apparent murder-suicide.

Hamdy Rouin, 46, was found dead in the driver’s seat of his car in West Sacramento, California. His daughters, Sara, 9, and Sophia, 12, were found unresponsive in the back seat. They were rushed to the hospital but did not survive.

According to police, Rouin was involved in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife, Amy Hunter. The couple had split in December 2014, and the divorce became final in late 2016. Hunter received custody of the two girls.

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The deaths came just days before Rouin faced a court date on January 2 for allegedly violating a protective order, according to

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Utah Mom and Daughter Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide … – People

Police in Utah made a gruesome discovery on New Year’s Eve, finding a 41-year-old mother and her 9-year-old daughter dead inside their home in Magna following an apparent murder-suicide that may have occurred as long as three weeks ago.

Investigators believe that Karina Clark fatally shot her daughter, Madison Clark, before fatally shooting herself, PEOPLE confirms.

Officers from the Unified Police Department were summoned to the Clark residence on Sunday after someone noticed that a Christmas present placed on their porch went unclaimed for days, according to Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke.

Lohrke told reporters during a press conference Monday that investigators believe the mother and daughter died between one to three weeks before their bodies were discovered.

Police did not indicate a potential motive.

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Brooklyn Woman Found Dead Near Her Crying Daughter | PEOPLE …

A New York City woman was found dead at the bottom of a staircase inside her home on Wednesday morning after neighbors heard a child crying near her body, according to reports about the incident.

“Officers discovered a 22-year-old female victim unconscious and unresponsive laying on the bottom of the basement staircase with trauma to the body,” N.Y.C. police said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

Tonie Wells was pronounced dead at the scene. Her official cause of death is pending results of an autopsy from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York.

Police were called after neighbors reportedly heard a toddler girl crying and unattended at the basement steps of the two-story home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, according to local TV station WNBC.

The child — Wells’ daughter — was unhurt, according to news reports.

Authorities began searching for Wells’ husband, Barry Wells, after they responded to the scene.

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Multiple People Are Fighting To Claim The Remains Of Cult Leader Charles Manson

At least five people are fighting over the ownership of Charles Manson’s human remains, and it’s reportedly stressing out authorities. It seems as if even from the grave, Manson is continuing his legacy of creating a deranged circus.

Last month, the murderous cult leader died at the age of 83. According to a California Department of Corrections statement, Manson died of natural causes at a hospital.

Kern County lawyers filed paperwork in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, looking for assistance in figuring out where Manson’s corpse should go. The coroner is afraid of releasing his body to the wrong person, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“We have the following problem we’re trying to cope with here: The Department of Corrections asked the Kern County Coroner to receive the body because we have refrigeration and they don’t,” Bryan Walters, a deputy attorney in the county counsel’s office told the Los

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People Are Fighting To Claim The Remains Of Charles Manson …

At least five people are fighting over the ownership of Charles Manson’s human remains, and it’s reportedly stressing out authorities. It seems as if even from the grave, Manson is continuing his legacy of creating a deranged circus.

Last month, the murderous cult leader died at the age of 83. According to a California Department of Corrections statement, Manson died of natural causes at a hospital.

Kern County lawyers filed paperwork in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, looking for assistance in figuring out where Manson’s corpse should go. The coroner is afraid of releasing his body to the wrong person, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“We have the following problem we’re trying to cope with here: The Department of Corrections asked the Kern County Coroner to receive the body because we have refrigeration and they don’t,” Bryan Walters, a deputy attorney in the county counsel’s office told the Los

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/people-are-fighting-to-claim-remains-charles-manson

Florida Man Kills Girlfriend, Self in Murder-Suicide | PEOPLE.com

Police in Florida say a 27-year-old man murdered his girlfriend on Tuesday before committing suicide with the same gun.

The crime reportedly shocked the man’s parents, who say he was in good spirits just 30 minutes before neighbors heard two gunshots.

PEOPLE confirms with the Riviera Beach Police that investigators believe that Richard Travis Timilty shot Holly Given, 26, inside the apartment they shared. Their bodies were discovered Wednesday afternoon.

Neighbors reported hearing “two pops” at around midnight on Tuesday evening.

According to police, there are no recorded of domestic abuse calls from the couple. Their investigation into the deadly incident remains ongoing.

A motive for the violence remains unknown.

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The Palm Beach Post spoke to Timilty’s parents; PEOPLE was

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Alleged Abuse Filmed of Boy Encased in Concrete | PEOPLE.com

A Kansas mother and her live-in boyfriend charged in the murder of her 3-year-old son — whose body was found last fall encased in concrete in their former home — allegedly filmed the boy’s abuse, according to a newly released police affidavit.

Almost six months before Evan Brewer‘s remains were discovered last September left behind in the Wichita rental property where he had lived with his mother and her boyfriend, time-stamped video images show the child nude on a concrete floor, his arms and hands behind his back and what appears to be a leather belt around his neck, according to the affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.

A second video image time-stamped for the same date, March 12, depicts a child’s exposed legs and buttocks, with the child standing “on a piece of cardboard atop wooden pallets on a concrete floor next to a concrete wall,” and wearing a metal chain that trails

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PEOPLE Explains: Virginia Woman Mauled to Death By Her Two Dogs While Walking Them in Woods

The scenario sounded far-fetched to those who knew 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens: While on a walk in the woods with her two pet pit bull dogs, the animals attacked and mauled the Virginia woman, killing her.

Goochland County, Virginia, sheriff’s deputies who encountered her body Thursday night were responding to a call around 8:20 p.m. from her father, who had grown concerned when Stephens did not return home, Sheriff James Agnew said at a news conference on Friday.

Initial findings from the medical examiner appeared to confirm injuries to the victim “consistent with being mauled by these dogs,” the sheriff said.

“This was not a homicide,” he said.

A member of the Stephens family declined comment when called by PEOPLE.

Here are five things to know about the tragedy:

1. The Victim Was Visiting Her Father

Stephens did not live in Goochland, Virginia, where the attack on her occurred, but had grown up in the area

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Arrest Made in Amanda Stavik’s 1989 Cold-Case Killing | PEOPLE …

Investigators in Washington claim they have cracked a nearly 30-year-old cold case, arresting a 50-year-old man this week in the 1989 slaying of 18-year-old college freshman Amanda “Mandy” Stavik, PEOPLE confirms.

Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said in a statement that DNA evidence collected from Stavik’s remains allegedly matched that of Timothy Bass, who has been formally charged with first-degree murder.

The count against him reportedly also includes allegations of rape and kidnapping, prosecutors said. (The statute of limitations on those standalone crimes has expired in Stavik’s case.)

Bass has yet to enter a plea and does not have a lawyer who could comment on his behalf. He is being held on $1 million bail, PEOPLE confirms. He faces a possible life sentence in prison.

On the afternoon of Nov. 24, 1989, Stavik — who was home for Thanksgiving from Central Washington University — went for a jog with the family’s

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