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The Secret TV Producer: from creation to consumption, women are killing it in true crime

The Secret TV Producer is i‘s industry insider. In this new series he’ll be exploring what today’s TV trends and obsessions reveal about Britain

There was a time before Making a Murderer when true crime in US TV circles meant shows like the Discovery ID network’s Fear Thy Neighbour. This kind of TV follows a very simple formula. Over an hour, including ad breaks, someone kills or maims someone they know, the police investigate with redoubtable professionalism, justice is served by the relevant authorities and a bad person is sent to prison or strapped to an electric chair and humanely toasted to death.

You won’t find a lot of mystery in this kind of TV. Another Discovery ID series, Wives With Knives, tells you in the title who died, who did it, and how. There’s seldom much detail either: once you know who died and who did it, all that matters is how and why; and these programmes

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Durham’s Crystal Mangum the subject of an episode of true crime series ‘Snapped’

I don’t know how this one slipped past me: Durham’s Crystal Mangum was the subject of a “Snapped” episode on the Oxygen network earlier this month.

Mangum, of course, was the dancer at the center of the Duke Lacrosse scandal from 2006. But “Snapped” is primarily concerned with her 2013 conviction for the murder of her roommate and boyfriend Reginald Daye, who Mangum stabbed in 2011.

The episode features news footage and interviews with Durham Police Department crime scene specialist Al Brown, WRAL crime reporter Amanda Lamb, Raleigh attorney Joseph Cheshire V, friends and family members of Mangum and Daye, and others.

The episode aired on Oct. 7 and has been in reruns, so you can still catch it on TV. But if you can’t wait for the rerun to roll back around, you can watch online at Oxygen. It looks like it will be available online

Read more at: https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/article220414750.html

Durham’s Crystal Mangum the subject of an episode of true crime series ‘Snapped’

I don’t know how this one slipped past me: Durham’s Crystal Mangum was the subject of a “Snapped” episode on the Oxygen network earlier this month.

Mangum, of course, was the dancer at the center of the Duke Lacrosse scandal from 2006. But “Snapped” is primarily concerned with her 2013 conviction for the murder of her roommate and boyfriend Reginald Daye, who Mangum stabbed in 2011.

The episode features news footage and interviews with Durham Police Department crime scene specialist Al Brown, WRAL crime reporter Amanda Lamb, Raleigh attorney Joseph Cheshire V, friends and family members of Mangum and Daye, and others.

The episode aired on Oct. 7 and has been in reruns, so you can still catch it on TV. But if you can’t wait for the rerun to roll back around, you can watch online at Oxygen. It looks like it will be available online

Read more at: https://www.heraldsun.com/entertainment/article220414750.html

Durham’s Crystal Mangum the subject of an episode of true crime series ‘Snapped’

I don’t know how this one slipped past me: Durham’s Crystal Mangum was the subject of a “Snapped” episode on the Oxygen network earlier this month.

Mangum, of course, was the dancer at the center of the Duke Lacrosse scandal from 2006. But “Snapped” is primarily concerned with her 2013 conviction for the murder of her roommate and boyfriend Reginald Daye, who Mangum stabbed in 2011.

The episode features news footage and interviews with Durham Police Department crime scene specialist Al Brown, WRAL crime reporter Amanda Lamb, Raleigh attorney Joseph Cheshire V, friends and family members of Mangum and Daye, and others.

The episode aired on Oct. 7 and has been in reruns, so you can still catch it on TV. But if you can’t wait for the rerun to roll back around, you can watch online at Oxygen. It looks like it will be available online

Read more at: https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/article220414750.html

Detectives Say Brad McGarry’s Murder Could ‘Possibly’ Be A Hate Crime (EXCLUSIVE)

Detectives in Belmont County, OH had their work cut out for them. In May 2017, a local coal miner named Brad McGarry was found shot dead in the basement of his home and there was little evidence to point local law enforcement in the right direction. Now, in a sneak peek for Episode 3 of Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions, one of Brad’s friends revealed why she thinks Brad’s death was possibly a hate crime. Watch our exclusive Criminal Confessions sneak peek above and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

In the footage from the questioning, a detective asked Brad’s friend if anyone would have a motive to kill him. “There’s no reason,” the friend said. “If this is not a hate crime…I mean, I don’t know.”

Detective Sergeant Doug Cruse, of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, explained that the Belmont County community is a very religious and conservative community. 

Read more at: https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/criminal-confessions-brad-mcgarry-murder/

Detectives Say Brad McGarry’s Murder Could ‘Possibly’ Be A Hate Crime (EXCLUSIVE)

Detectives in Belmont County, OH had their work cut out for them. In May 2017, a local coal miner named Brad McGarry was found shot dead in the basement of his home and there was little evidence to point local law enforcement in the right direction. Now, in a sneak peek for Episode 3 of Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions, one of Brad’s friends revealed why she thinks Brad’s death was possibly a hate crime. Watch our exclusive Criminal Confessions sneak peek above and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

In the footage from the questioning, a detective asked Brad’s friend if anyone would have a motive to kill him. “There’s no reason,” the friend said. “If this is not a hate crime…I mean, I don’t know.”

Detective Sergeant Doug Cruse, of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, explained that the Belmont County community is a very religious and conservative community. 

Read more at: https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/criminal-confessions-brad-mcgarry-murder/

Criminal Confessions: Was Brad Mcgarry’s Murder a Hate Crime?

Detectives in Belmont County, OH had their work cut out for them. In May 2017, a local coal miner named Brad McGarry was found shot dead in the basement of his home and there was little evidence to point local law enforcement in the right direction. Now, in a sneak peek for Episode 3 of Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions, one of Brad’s friends revealed why she thinks Brad’s death was possibly a hate crime. Watch our exclusive Criminal Confessions sneak peek above and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

In the footage from the questioning, a detective asked Brad’s friend if anyone would have a motive to kill him. “There’s no reason,” the friend said. “If this is not a hate crime…I mean, I don’t know.”

Detective Sergeant Doug Cruse, of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, explained that the Belmont County community is a very religious and conservative community. 

Read more at: https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/criminal-confessions-brad-mcgarry-murder/

Florida killer describes haunting ‘fantasy’ in crime doc: ‘I wanted to feel what it was like to take somebody’s life’

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Florida killer describes haunting ‘fantasy’ in crime doc

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When William S. Coffin III first saw crime scene photos of Largo, Fla., resident Patricia Canon King, he was visibly disgusted by what he saw — despite the fact it was the transient himself who had brutally murdered the 50-year-old.

In 2014, Tampa Bay Times reported Coffin, then 32, stabbed the mother of two to death a few hours after she invited him inside her home. They had met earlier that day. The man was reportedly down on his luck and King was known for inviting strangers into her home so they could get a meal, rest and get back on their feet.

The shocking case is the subject of Oxygen’s docu-series titled “Criminal Confessions,” which gives an inside look into actual police interrogations around the country with detectives on the hunt for justice.

Read more at: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/florida-killer-describes-haunting-fantasy-in-crime-doc-i-wanted-to-feel-what-it-was-like-to-take-somebodys-life

Our addiction to true crime has a human cost


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Belle Wuthrich

It was as if someone stopped the music in the middle of a party.

In the fall of 2014, millions of people suddenly found themselves gripped by a new addiction: Serial, a podcast from the creators of the popular public-radio program This American Life, was investigating the 1999 murder of a Maryland high-school senior named Hae Min Lee. Every Thursday morning, another episode would drop online, raising more questions about the guilt of Lee’s ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, who had been sentenced to life plus 30 years for the crime. Listeners would gobble up the instalment and then hit discussion boards to parse the tantalizing new clues, a cacophonous flock of amateur Philip Marlowes chasing a real-life mystery.

But in early November, someone purporting to be Lee’s brother

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Oxygen Media’s Docu-Series UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: THE KILLING OF JESSICA CHAMBERS Premieres Today

Oxygen Media's Docu-Series UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: THE KILLING OF JESSICA CHAMBERS Premieres Today

Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality true crime programming, takes a deep dive into the horrific December 2014 murder of Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire, in the active crime investigation docu-series”Unspeakable Crime: THE KILLING of Jessica Chambers,” premiering onSaturday, September 15, at 7pm ET/PT. Inspired by the reporting of BuzzFeed News’ Investigative Reporter, Katie J.M. Baker, and directed by Emmy Award®-winning and Academy Award®-nominated Joe Berlinger (BROTHER’S KEEPER, PARADISE LOST TRILOGY), the five-part series explores the murder of 19-year-old Chambers and takes an inside look into the trial of Quinton Tellis, a local black man accused of the crime. With tensions high, a small Mississippi town seeks the truth while facing a growing racial divide over guilt or innocence. For a

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