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LIVE: Investigative Reporter McPhee on Boston Bombing Book – & Tackling MS13 Trial Next

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Michele McPhee

Investigative journalist Michele McPhee joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle to talk about her latest book, “Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the

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‘Killing for Love’ Review | Hollywood Reporter

Karin Steinberger and Marcus Vetter’s documentary focuses on a 1985 Virginia double murder that became a media sensation.

As long as there are crimes, there will be true-crime documentaries. The glut that permeates cable television has lately spread to cinemas, with the latest addition being Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger’s examination of a 1985 double murder in Virginia. Featuring compelling real-life figures who practically invite casting guesses for the inevitable Hollywood dramatization, Killing for Love should easily satisfy viewers who can’t get enough of this stuff.

The lurid killings of Derek and Nancy Haysom were tailor-made for tabloid consumption and, much to this documentary’s benefit, led to a nationally televised trial. The prosperous couple lived in a well-appointed home where they were stabbed to death, so savagely that one detective on the scene commented, “It was like stepping inside a slaughterhouse.” The film doesn’t shy away from including gruesome crime-scene

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Former Tribune reporter to host book signing today at The Tribune

Mike Peters was riding along with Greeley police on a major drug bust the night a convenience store clerk went missing in 1977. Three beeps announcing the missing clerk set him down the path to his first true crime novel, “The Cornfield.”

A former Greeley Tribune reporter, Peters will host a book signing 3 p.m. today at The Tribune, 501 8th Ave. He also will sign copies 5 p.m. Thursday at the Greeley Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event at The Tribune. The signings will include copies of his book “Greeley 1917,” which compiles his popular 100 Years Ago columns published in The Tribune this year.

The clerk, Mary Pierce, was found dead two days later in a cornfield west of what is now 83rd Avenue and 10th Street in Greeley. Peters covered Pierce’s disappearance for The Tribune from beginning to end,

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Former Tribune reporter pens new book chronicling 1977 Greeley murder

In 1977, recent college graduate and U.S. Air Force recruit Mary Pierce disappeared from her overnight job at the downtown Greeley 7-Eleven store.

Though it was 40 years ago this year, for Mike Peters, it was just like yesterday.

Just six years into his career as a Greeley Tribune reporter, Peters was riding along with Greeley police on a major drug bust the night the call — in the form of three beeps — came over announcing a missing convenience store clerk. Her body was found two days later, naked with stab wounds across her back, discarded in a cornfield west of what is now 83rd Avenue and 10th Street in Greeley.

Those three beeps on the police radio would change Peters’ life, forming the inspiration for his first true crime novel, “The Cornfield,” published this past week.

https://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/former-tribune-reporter-pens-new-book-chronicling-1977-greeley-murder/

‘Mindhunter’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix | Hollywood Reporter

Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) will continue their investigations into the minds of serial killers for a second season of Mindhunter.

Netflix accompanied Thursday’s renewal news with a social media teaser with the tagline: “We need to talk to more subjects.” The series’ Instagram account also announced the news with some photographs by filmmaker and executive producer David Fincher.

The critically acclaimed 1977-set drama follows Ford and Tench, agents in the FBI serial crime unit, along with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), as they interview and study a string of well-known violent offenders in an attempt to find answers, ultimately classifying the “serial killer” term. Real-life murderers portrayed on the first season included the BTK Killer, Richard Speck, Jerry Brudos and Edmund Kemper (aka the Co-Ed Killer), who is played by standout Cameron Britton.

‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 2 Case? | Hollywood Reporter

Law Order True Crime wraps its first season Tuesday, but what will the future hold for Dick Wolf’s anthology drama?

Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders has been a stable performer on Tuesdays. With the help of lead-in This Is Us, recent episodes of the drama has pulled in a 1.6 rating in the adults ages 18-49 demo and 6.6 million viewers with seven days of delayed viewing factored in.

The show has not yet been renewed. If it were to get picked up, it would join Wolf’s large stable of returning dramas Law Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. (A fourth Chicago series, the courtroom-centered Chicago Justice, was canceled in May after just one season.)

True Crime showrunner Rene Balcer, also the longtime showrunner on Wolf’s flagship Law Order as well as spinoff Criminal Intent, already has a case in mind for season

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Reporter Blasts White House Over Fake News Accusation (Video)

A reporter lost his cool at a June 27 White House press briefing, providing the typically dull routine with a moment of excitement (video below).

It occurred after Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the media of fake news — reiterating a common charge made by President Donald Trump.

Huckabee Sanders was referring specifically to a CNN story that falsely linked a Trump associate with a Russian investment fund, leading to a retraction by the network and the dismissal of three of its journalists.

Huckabee Sanders declared it to be part a “Russia-Trump hoax” perpetrated by the media. “If we make the slightest mistake, the slightest word is off, it is just an absolute tirade from a lot of people in this room,” she said, “but news outlets get to go on, day after day, and cite unnamed sources, use stories without sources.”

In an angry response, reporter Brian Karem yelled at Huckabee Sanders:

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Josh Charles Joins ‘Law and Order True Crime’ | Hollywood Reporter

Josh Charles is returning to court.

The former Good Wife star has joined Dick Wolf’s forthcoming anthology series Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The eight-episode first installment of the anthology is described as a “gripping in-depth dramatization” of the famed murder case that took America by storm in the early 1990s. When brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills on Aug. 20, 1989, their story became a nationwide obsession. Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders dives into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down behind the scenes.

The Emmy-nominated Charles will play Dr. Jerome Oziel, the Menendez brothers’ controversial psychiatrist who plays a pivotal role in the case.

The cast also includes Edie Falco, Gus Halper,

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‘Law & Order True Crime’ Casts Lyle Menendez | Hollywood Reporter

Law Order True Crime has found its Lyle Menendez.

Miles Gaston Villanueva has been tapped to play the elder brother in Dick Wolf’s forthcoming drama series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The eight-episode first installment of the anthology series is described as a “gripping in-depth dramatization” of the famed murder case that took America by storm in the early 1990s. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders dives into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down behind the scenes.

Villanueva joins four-time Emmy winner Edie Falco, who will play the Menendez brothers’ defense attorney Leslie Abramson, and Gus Halper (Power), who will play Lyle’s younger brother, Erik.

Villanueva’s TV credits

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