Category Archives: Criminal Confessions

Breaking News – Oxygen Media Presents "Dannemora Prison Break" Premiering Saturday, December 15 at 7PM ET/PT

OXYGEN MEDIA PRESENTS “DANNEMORA PRISON BREAK” PREMIERING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 7PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – December 6, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts “Dannemora Prison Break” on December 15 at 7pmET/PT. Hosted by award-winning veteran correspondent Troy Roberts, the riveting two-hour special delves into the shocking story of an audacious mind-game that empowered two homicidal prisoners enough to charm their way out of a maximum-security facility in the sleepy prison town of Dannemora, New York. On June 2015, inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt carried out a historic prison break from Clinton Correctional Facility, resulting in a 21-day manhunt that captivated the nation. As each unbelievable detail of the escape unfolded, their brilliantly executed plan pointed to help from inside the presumed-impenetrable prison walls, thus catapulting civilian employee

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Oxygen Media Presents DANNEMORA PRISON BREAK Premiering 12/15

Oxygen Media Presents DANNEMORA PRISON BREAK Premiering 12/15

Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts “Dannemora Prison Break” on December 15 at 7pmET/PT. Hosted by award-winning veteran correspondent Troy Roberts, the riveting two-hour special delves into the shocking story of an audacious mind-game that empowered two homicidal prisoners enough to charm their way out of a maximum-security facility in the sleepy prison town of Dannemora, New York. On June 2015, inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt carried out a historic PRISON BREAK from Clinton Correctional Facility, resulting in a 21-day manhunt that captivated the nation. As each unbelievable detail of the escape unfolded, their brilliantly executed plan pointed to help from inside the presumed-impenetrable prison walls, thus catapulting civilian employee Joyce Mitchell to the center of it all. For a sneak peek, please visit:https://www.oxygen.com/dannemora-prison-break/videos/dannemora-prison-break-premieres-on-saturday-december-15th

In order to determine exactly how an unassuming seamstress

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Who Is The Green River Killer? How Detectives Played Into Gary Ridgway’s Personality To Prompt 48 Murder …

The Green River Killer evaded police for dozens of years before being caught and convicted of 48 murders in 2001. FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole was a part of the team that finally forced confessions from him, a job which proved to be a daunting team effort, which took months. The extravagant interview tactics chosen by the team of detectives is shown in Saturday’s episode of Criminal Confessions, and footage from the months-long interrogation is spotlighted to show how truly trying the interactions were.

O’Toole was brought in when it became clear the Green River Killer, or Gary Ridgway, was not going to reveal necessary details, like the burial locations of his victims, on his own accord. She’s trained to interact with serial killers by casing their personalities: Ridgway had the shared characteristics of psychopathic personalities, including pathological lying and extreme narcissism. O’Toole used that to her advantage.

She explained to Newsweek her

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Green River Killer on TV: ‘Nothing remarkable at all about him’ to suggest he was violent

One of Washington’s most notorious serial killers will be featured Saturday (Nov. 24) on “Criminal Confessions,” a documentary series that focuses on police interrogations.

Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, now 69, has been interrogated countless times since he was first arrested in 2001.

Although Ridgway was convicted of killing 49 women, officials estimate the number is between 60 and 80.

“There was nothing remarkable at all about him to suggest that he could be a violent offender at the level that he was,” Mary Ellen O’Toole, an FBI profiler who first interviewed Ridgeway in 2003, told Fox News. “Nothing.”

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O’Toole shares her story about interrogating Ridgway in Oxygen’s series, which will air at 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The show provides an inside look into police interviews and how detectives use psychology to draw confessions

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Oxygen’s ‘Criminal Confessions’ Exposes Prolific Green River Killer Gary Ridgway’s Double Life (EXCLUSIVE)

He is known as the most prolific serial killer in the history of the United States, but he was as nice and normal as they come. Gary Ridgway, aka the Green River Killer, lived a normal life even though he is believed to have murdered more than 90 women throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Gary pleaded guilty to 48 murders in 2003, and he is currently serving a life sentence without parole. Now, in Oxygen’s upcoming episode of Criminal Confessions, true crime aficionados will be able to find out how FBI profiler, Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole helped authorities to get inside Gary’s mind in order to get him to confess. In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Dr. O’Toole opened up about what it was like sitting face-to-face Gary.

“The reality of the number of murders that Gary committed really stood out to me. He was a quiet, somewhat demure

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Green River Killer Gary Ridgway has likely murdered more women who may never be found, says former FBI profiler

There was nothing remarkable at all about him to suggest that he could be a violent offender at the level that he was,” said a former FBI profiler about Green River Killer Gary Ridgway.

“There was nothing remarkable at all about him to suggest that he could be a violent offender at the level that he was,” said a former FBI profiler about “Green River Killer” Gary Ridgway.
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When Mary Ellen O’Toole was face-to-face with the so-called Green River Killer, she was shocked by what she saw.

“He’s kind of a quiet guy,” the former FBI profiler told Fox News about murderer Gary Ridgway, who is convicted of 49 murders but suspected of many more. “I want to say, this word is not the best word, but

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Green River Killer Gary Ridgway has likely murdered more women who may never be found, says former FBI prof…

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Green River Killer possibly killed more women

A new episode of Oxygen’s ‘Criminal Confessions’ is featuring the case of Gary Ridgway, the ‘Green River Killer.’ Former FBI profiler says he has likely murdered more women who may never be found.

When Mary Ellen O’Toole was finally face-to-face with the so-called Green River Killer, she was shocked by what she saw.

“He’s kind of a quiet guy,” the former FBI profiler told Fox News about murderer Gary Ridgway, who is convicted of 49 murders but suspected of many more. “I want to say, this word is not the best word, but he comes across as being respectful. He could smile, he smiled,” she said.

“He had a sense of humor, not a great one, but he did. He responded to questions. You could have a conversation with him. There was

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Green River Killer: Gary Ridgway on ‘Criminal Confessions’

He is known as the most prolific serial killer in the history of the United States, but he was as nice and normal as they come. Gary Ridgway, aka the Green River Killer, lived a normal life even though he is believed to have murdered more than 90 women throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Gary pleaded guilty to 48 murders in 2003, and he is currently serving a life sentence without parole. Now, in Oxygen’s upcoming episode of Criminal Confessions, true crime aficionados will be able to find out how FBI profiler, Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole helped authorities to get inside Gary’s mind in order to get him to confess. In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Dr. O’Toole opened up about what it was like sitting face-to-face Gary.

“The reality of the number of murders that Gary committed really stood out to me. He was a quiet, somewhat demure

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Breaking News – Oxygen Media’s "Homicide for the Holidays" Returns Sunday, December 9 at 8PM ET/PT

OXYGEN MEDIA’S “HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS” RETURNS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT 8PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – November 13, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, gifts you with season three of “Homicide for the Holidays” premiering Sunday, December 9 at 8pm ET/PT and shifting to a new timeslot at 7pm ET/PT starting Sunday, December 16. The limited series delves into three horrific cases of holidays turned upside down. For a sneak peek, please visit https://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/season-2/videos/homicide-for-the-holidays-206-christmas-rager

The holiday season is usually thought to be the most wonderful time of the year, where many of us are surrounded by loved ones. However, as joyous as the season may be, it’s not exempt from the chilling crimes committed by the ones closest to you. This season of “Homicide for the Holidays” brings you cases of a

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Oxygen Media Debuts Real-Time Investigative Special UP AND VANISHED

Oxygen Media Debuts Real-Time Investigative Special UP AND VANISHED

Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, premieres “Up and Vanished,” based on the hit investigative podcast of the same name with over 240 million downloads that put a national spotlight on the small town mystery of Tara Grinstead. The special, premiering Sunday, November 18 at 7PM ET/PT, will focus on the mysterious disappearance of Tara, a Georgia beauty queen and school teacher who went missing in 2005, and where the police investigation is today in the aftermath of Payne’s groundbreaking podcast. For a sneak peek visit: https://www.oxygen.com/up-and-vanished/season-1/videos/up-and-vanished-airs-sunday-november-18th

In this special, Payne Lindsey and his team will pick up where the podcast left off, which was with an investigation that lead to the arrest of two men who plead not guilty and are still awaiting trial.

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