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The Only Survivor of the Derrick Todd Lee Murders

The author’s description: Divine Justice: The Dianne Alexander Story is inspired by an actual event. It gives in depth details about my encounter with The Southwest Louisiana Serial Killer “Derrick Todd Lee.” But most of all, the book speaks about divine interventions from the beginning to the end of my horrible ordeal. I pray that this book will help you to see that God is a God of “Love and Forgiveness.”

True crime shows worth watching right now

Law Order finally joined the party that other true-crime series have been hosting for years.

Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders continues the franchise’s long tradition of ripping from the headlines. Except this time, it’s a detailed, blow-by-blow retelling of a crime almost 30 years old. And it stars Edie Falco as all-star defense attorney Leslie Abramson.

It’s more like “ripped from the case files.”

In 1989, brothers Lyle, 21, and Erik Menendez, 18, stand accused of murdering their parents. Most people think the motive is money; the brothers went on a spending spree in the weeks following the deaths of their parents. Lyle Menendez maintained in a recent interview that he had been abused by his father but says he regrets it.

This isn’t the first time this saga has made it onscreen. The TV movie Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills, starring Edward James Olmos and Beverly D’Angelo, was

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‘Criminal Confessions’ Detective Reveals the Secret to Making a Suspect Confess (EXCLUSIVE)

Oxygen’s new docuseries Criminal Confessions explores the psychological face-off between investigators and suspects inside the interrogation room. In each hour-long episode, viewers hear from real-life detectives, who explain what it takes to get a culprit to finally admit to their crime. Sgt. Brian Harris of Houston, TX — who appears on the show — spoke exclusively with In Touch and revealed the secret to a successful confession.

“The biggest challenge is developing a story to help the person have that ‘Aha!’ moment in a way that will let them see that it is to their advantage to make an admission. It is always a self- serving admission,” Brian told us. “You have to keep in mind I never make them do anything; it is always their choice and that is what is so powerful about their own words.”

He added, “Any admission or any confession is verbal suicide.

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Sister Of Missing Woman Robyn Gardner Thinks Human Bone Found In Natalee Holloway Search Could Be Hers

A human bone found in Aruba during an investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway was tested and does not belong to the 18-year-old who went missing in 2005 — but a new DNA test may link the bone to missing Maryland woman Robyn Gardner.

Gardner’s sister, Danielle Colson-Unglesbee, said she will be submitting her DNA for tests to determine if the bone could be a match for Gardner. “I’m going to submit my DNA in the next few days to see if there’s a match,” she told Huffington Post. 

The bone belongs to “a single individual” believed to be “a Caucasian European,” according to a former forensic laboratory director Jason Kolowski.

Gardner was 35 years old when she went missing in 2011 on vacation with a man she met through an online dating site, People reports. He told police Gardner

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Lawsuit Says NYPD Helped Cover Up Robert Durst’s Role In His Wife’s Murder

Robert Durst, the subject of the controversial HBO docu-series “The Jinx,” is once again the subject of scrutiny as new reports emerge about the corrupt collusion between the NYPD and the wealthy real estate scion. Court documents now show that the police may have been involved in covering up certain facts in the murder of Durst’s first wife.

“The Jinx” aired in 2015 and explored the vast net of conspiracies that Durst may have been involved in, ultimately leading to the capture of a confession from Durst on a hot mic. Now, two years later, a law firm hired by the family of the late Kathie Durst is accusing the NYPD and an ex-cop of covering up Robert’s role in Kathie’s death.

Kathie had gone missing in 1982 and was declared dead a year later. The suit, filed on Thursday by a firm representing Kathie’s kin, says that former

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Adoptive Dad Kills 18-Month-Old By Crushing Chest With His Hand After Calling Her ‘Psycho’ In Texts

In a trial for a man accused of killing his newly adopted 18-month-old baby, a pediatrician explained that the toddler was likely thrown against a wall or a hard floor.

Elsie Scully-Hicks was killed in May 2016. Fitness instructor Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, has been charged with killing her.

According to The Guardian, Dr. Stephen Rose gave testimony on Thursday, detailing the injuries Elsie suffered. In addition to being shaken violently, Rose said she was likely  “rocked backwards and forwards so that her head was flexed down onto her chest and flexed backwards.”

He said that damage probably caused her brain to bleed. “This mechanism would then cause the subdural bleeding, or the bleeds around the brain, and the retinal hemorrhages and also it would cause her to stop breathing,” Rose said to the jury.

The 18-month old also suffered a skull fracture.

“There must have been a cause of the fracture, skull fractures don’t

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Killer Clown Suspect’s Husband Says She’s Been ‘Falsey Accused’ Of His Ex’s Murder

Police made an arrest in the infamous “clown killer” case, detaining Sheila Keen Warren on September 27 for allegedly shooting a woman on her doorstep while dressed as a clown – but her now-husband says she had nothing to do with the death of his first wife.

Michael Warren said police are falsely accusing his second wife, Sheila, of killing his first wife, Marleen Warren. Michael told ABC news, “This is very serious and very unfair.”

In 1990, Marleen and her son said they saw a white sedan pull into their driveway in Virginia. Marleen answered the door, and found an individual dressed as a clown carrying balloons. The person set down the balloons and pulled out a gun, shooting Marleen in the face and killing her.

The 27-year-old case had gone cold until news of Michael and Sheila’s marriage made its way to police. Investigators said Sheila was considered a suspect in

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Serial Killer Admits On ‘Criminal Confessions’: ‘Honestly, I Wanted To See Her Femur’

An episode of Criminal Confessions reveals the moments that serial killer Sean Vincent Gillis confessed to killing and mutilating eight women between 1994 and 2003 in Baton Rouge.

Even though police had DNA evidence linking Gillis to three of the victims, they wanted a confession out of him.

“I’ve been doing this since 1978 and you are one of the best, if not the best I’ve ever seen.”Maj. Bryan White, chief of detectives for the East Baton Rouge Police told the serial killer, in hopes of getting him to open up. Police said Gillis wanted respect so their strategy was to play up that authorities were “impressed” with his work. That strategy appeared to be effective. Eventually Gillis referred to himself as a monster.

“Tell me about this monster,” White said gently.

“One minute you’re a person like you are. The next minute you’re not.”

“I think you’re tired of this monster,” White said.

“You have no

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Man Caught Stabbing Woman In Porta Potty After Leaving Trail Of Blood All The Way Back To His House

A woman was found face down and fatally stabbed inside a Delaware porta-potty earlier this month. A trail of blood led police to a nearby apartment belonging to a man who is now being charged with her murder.

The suspect, Timothy Jones, was convicted of stabbing another woman over 13 year ago, according to Delaware Online. He was recently released on probation for that crime.

“Jones plead guilty in New Castle County Superior Court on April 7, 2005, to three charges and served 11 years in prison,” a document obtained by The News Journal, states.

Now, Jones is accused of stabbing 31-year-old Rashawna Weathers to death. She was found face down on the portable toilet floor, located in a park, according to a court document. Police who arrived on the scene discovered a trail of blood, which led to Jones’ apartment.  Two days after the murder, police also saw Jones walking near

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Joshua Keadle Charged With Missing Nebraska Student’s Murder …

A nearly 7-year-old cold case is coming to resolution after the Nebraska Attorney General announced an arrest in a missing persons investigation at Peru State College, the Associated Press reported.

Joshua Keadle, 36, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tyler “Ty” Thomas, who was a 19-year-old freshman when she disappeared after leaving a campus party in late 2010.

Authorities said that Keadle, another student at the school, admitted that he had had sex with Thomas in his car that night, and that Thomas threatened to report that he had raped her.

In the weeks before Thomas’s disappearance, administrators discussed disciplining Keadle for reportedly sexual harassing women who lived near him in a co-ed dormitory on campus.

Thomas was declared dead by the state in 2013, though her remains were never found. Authorities would not say whether this recent arrest was prompted by the discovery of her body or any additional

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Murder Charge Filed For Nebraska Student Who Went Missing After Party 7 Years Ago

A nearly 7-year-old cold case is coming to resolution after the Nebraska Attorney General announced an arrest in a missing persons investigation at Peru State College, the Associated Press reported.

Joshua Keadle, 36, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tyler “Ty” Thomas, who was a 19-year-old freshman when she disappeared after leaving a campus party in late 2010.

Authorities said that Keadle, another student at the school, admitted that he had had sex with Thomas in his car that night, and that Thomas threatened to report that he had raped her.

In the weeks before Thomas’s disappearance, administrators discussed disciplining Keadle for reportedly sexual harassing women who lived near him in a co-ed dormitory on campus.

Thomas was declared dead by the state in 2013, though her remains were never found. Authorities would not say whether this recent arrest was prompted by the discovery of her body or any additional

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/murder-charge-filed-for-nebraska-student-who-went-missing-after-party-7-years-ago