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No Stone Unturned: the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn …

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/

No Stone Unturned: the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn’t show

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/

No Stone Unturned: Alex Gibney on the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn’t show

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/

Utah Dad Allegedly Murdered 7-Week-Old Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying: I ‘Finally Exploded’

A 7-week-old baby boy is dead after his father allegedly admitted he “exploded” in a fit of violent rage because the infant wouldn’t stop crying, PEOPLE confirms.

According to a statement from the Clearfield Police Department, Clint Corydon Nokes, 19, was arrested on charges of child abuse homicide on Monday in Clearfield, Utah.

Nokes — the primary caretaker of the little boy, who was named Hudson — allegedly told authorities he was “tired of the baby crying and finally exploded,” the statement claims.

Police allege that Nokes described how he would “chuck [the baby] on the couch or chuck him in the swing,” reads the statement.

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Nokes also allegedly told police he “pulled [the baby’s] leg and carried him by the leg from the living

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Alabama Man Allegedly Beat Elderly Mom to Death With Oxygen Tank Because She ‘Wouldn’t Stop Crying’

A 47-year-old Alabama man allegedly beat his elderly mother to death with her oxygen tank because she “wouldn’t stop crying,” according to multiple reports.

Joseph Wood, of Mobile, was arrested Friday and charged with murder after police found his 70-year-old mother, Carol Croucher, dead inside their home, Lieutenant Charles Bagsby of the Mobile police told reporters, Fox10 reports.

Croucher died of blunt force trauma, Bagsby said.

Wood made his first appearance in court Monday for a bond hearing, PEOPLE confirms. He pleaded not guilty, Al.com reports, and his bond was set at $150,000.

“You know every murder case is horrible, but this one makes you sick,” says Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood said in court, WKRG reports. “This one makes me absolutely sick.”

According to Blackwood, Wood told investigators he killed his mother because she would not stop crying.

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Vegas Gunman Sent Girlfriend Away So She Wouldn’t Interfere with Mass Shooting, Her Sisters Claim

The gunman who opened fire on a crowd of thousands in Las Vegas on Sunday night sent his girlfriend to the Philippines days before his attack so that she wouldn’t interfere, her sisters claimed in a new interview.

Marilou Danley, 62, reportedly arrived back in the U.S. late Tuesday — two days after police say her boyfriend, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, gunned down 58 people and injured more than 500 others at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.

Las Vegas authorities described Danley, reportedly an Australian citizen who has lived in the U.S. for years, as a “person of interest” in the investigation, but they have not been more specific.

She was met Tuesday night by federal agents at her plane in Los Angeles, the New York Times reports. Video obtained

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/stephen-paddock-vegas-gunman-sent-girlfriend-to-philippines/

‘She wouldn’t stop laughing at me’: Man killed wife on Alaska cruise, FBI says

Kenneth Manzanares was covered in blood that was not his. That was the first indication something had gone horribly wrong on the Emerald Princess cruise ship Tuesday night, according to an arrest affidavit filed by an FBI special agent.

His wife, Kristy, 39, was on the floor of the cabin with a severe head wound, and multiple surfaces were slick with her blood. Kenneth offered a grim explanation on how the night turned tragic as the ship sailed near Alaska.

“She would not stop laughing at me,” Manzanares, 39, told a witness, according to the federal court documents. Kristy was pronounced dead aboard the ship shortly after the 9 p.m. incident.

Manzanares, of Santa Clara, Utah, was charged with Kristy’s murder on the seas and was arrested after the ship docked in Juneau, acting U.S.

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/07/27/she-wouldnt-stop-laughing-at-me-man-accused-of-killing-wife-on-alaska-cruise-fbi-says/

Crime is down, but you wouldn’t know it from TV

By Neil Genzlinger, 2017 New York Times 

The crime rate in the United States remains considerably lower than it was a few decades ago, but not on your television. True-crime programs are seemingly everywhere these days, with early June bringing yet another new batch. As with zombie stories and scripted police procedurals, it seems as if this genre has no saturation point.

On Friday HLN, a channel in the CNN family, began “Beyond Reasonable Doubt,” a show that focuses on cases in which forensic science provided a breakthrough. On Monday TV One adds “#Murder,” featuring cases involving social media, to its “True Crime Monday” lineup. The longtime leader in the true-crime field, Investigation Discovery, goes to Las Vegas for “Sin City Justice,” which begins Thursday and promises a real-time format to tell crime stories “with unprecedented access and unfiltered emotions.”

These and other newcomers are adding to what already seems like

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