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Breaking News – Oxygen Media’s True Crime Investigative Series "Cold Justice" Is Back for a New Season Beginning Saturday, February 16 at 6 PM ET/PT

OXYGEN MEDIA’S TRUE CRIME INVESTIGATIVE SERIES “COLD JUSTICE” IS BACK FOR A NEW SEASON BEGINNING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 6 PM ET/PT

Kelly Siegler and Team Delve into Three Mysterious Deaths
in a Special Two-Part Season Opener

New York, NY – February 12, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, kicks off a new season of true crime investigative series “Cold Justice” on Saturday, February 16 at 6 pm ET/PT with a two-part season premiere. The series follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler and her rotating team of seasoned detectives – Johnny Bonds, Steve Spingola, Aaron Sam, Tonya Rider and Abbey Abbondandolo, as they travel to small towns to dig into unsolved homicide cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the

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Wholaver case subject of TV true crime network episode

By Dan Miller, danmiller@pressandjournal.com

Sixteen years ago perhaps the most notorious crime in Middletown history took place, when Ernest R. Wholaver Jr. killed his wife Jean and the couple’s two daughters, Victoria and Elizabeth, inside their home in the borough on Christmas Eve 2002.

Now, the Wholaver slaying is the subject of a recent episode aired by the true crime TV network Oxygen.

The episode entitled “Silent Night, Lethal Night,” aired Dec. 16 as part of the Oxygen series “Homicide for the Holidays.” The episode can still be viewed by going to the Oxygen website.

The episode includes excerpts of an interview with Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo, who prosecuted the case against Wholaver back in 2004. Also appearing in the piece is former Middletown police Detective David Sweitzer, who has received awards recognizing his work investigating the Wholaver case.

Wholaver, now 58, in 2004 was sentenced to death three times after being convicted

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Wholaver murder case subject of TV true crime network episode

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Sixteen years ago perhaps the most notorious crime in Middletown history took place, when Ernest R. Wholaver Jr. killed his wife Jean and the couple’s two daughters, Victoria and Elizabeth, inside their home in the borough on Christmas Eve 2002.

Now, the Wholaver slaying is the subject of a recent episode aired by the true crime TV network Oxygen.

The episode entitled “Silent Night, Lethal Night,” aired Dec. 16 as part of the Oxygen series “Homicide for the Holidays.” The episode can still be viewed by going to the Oxygen website.

The episode includes excerpts of an interview with Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo, who prosecuted the case against Wholaver back in 2004. Also appearing in the piece is former Middletown police Detective David Sweitzer, who has received awards recognizing his work investigating the Wholaver case.

Wholaver, now 58, in 2004 was sentenced to death three times after being convicted

Read more at: http://www.pressandjournal.com/stories/wholaver-case-subject-of-tv-true-crime-network-episode,48512

Breaking News – Serial Killer Behaviors, Postmortem Rituals, and Crime Scene Souvenirs Are Examined in Oxygen Media’s New Six-Part Series "Mark of a Killer" Premiering Sunday, January 20 at 7PM ET/PT

SERIAL KILLER BEHAVIORS, POSTMORTEM RITUALS, AND CRIME SCENE SOUVENIRS ARE EXAMINED IN OXYGEN MEDIA’S NEW SIX-PART SERIES “MARK OF A KILLER” PREMIERING SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 7PM ET/PT

New York, NY – December 26, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, examines the disturbing behaviors of serial killers in “Mark of a Killer,” premiering Sunday, January 20 at 7PM ET/PT. Some killers are collectors who obtain perverse gratification by habitually stealing mementos from murder scenes, from jewelry to shoes, keys to even body parts. These clues are left to taunt law enforcement and investigators while simultaneously building up their notoriety. Whether it’s text scrawled onto the victim’s body, a cryptic note or a way of positioning the

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Christmas Eve triple murder in Middletown featured on TV true-crime show

The killings of a woman and her two daughters by her estranged husband on Christmas Eve 2002 is part of a series of shows on Oxygen about horrific crimes over the holidays.

Oxygen network’s “Homicide for the Holidays” lineup includes a show about the Wholaver family of Middletown, killed almost 16 years ago: Elizabeth, 15; Victoria, 20; and Jean, 43, were shot to death as they slept in their Union Street home on Christmas Eve. Victoria’s 9-month-old daughter was left alone with the bodies but unharmed. They were found the next day after they hadn’t shown up for a Christmas dinner.

Their husband and father Ernest Wholaver Jr., who’d been accused of sexually assaulting his daughters, was convicted of three first-degree murder charges in 2004 and sentenced to death.

Investigators said he killed his family to prevent his daughters from testifying that he had

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Why Netflix’s Engrossing Thriller ‘The Five’ Is Perfect for Crime Drama Fans

If you’re nostalgic for gripping CBS drama Cold Case, or crave a dramatic version of true-crime shows that investigate decades-old evil deeds, you’ll love engrossing 2016 British thriller The Five from author Harlan Coben.

This twisty mystery begins with an incredible discovery: 20 years after a 5-year-old boy, Jesse Wells, went missing, his DNA is found at a murder scene. The shocker reunites four childhood friends who were the last to see the lad alive. (A serial killer confessed to the crime, but a body was never found.)

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The still-traumatized quartet resolves to find answers, all the time wondering if the kid they knew could now be a menace.

The series keeps viewers guessing about what happened to Jesse — and

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Sundance Tv Finds Another Winner In The True Crime Genre As Viewers Flock To Latest Documentary,’Jonestown: Terror In The Jungle’

NEW YORK, NY — SundanceTV’s newest true crime documentary, ‘Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle,’ which aired as a two-night special programming event on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, delivered 527,000 total viewers in Nielsen L+3 ratings for the first installment and grew its audience for the second installment to 529,000. 

Local Crime Mystery Makes National TV

In 2016 Kathy Lujan disappeared, her husband reported her missing and she was no where to be found, yet she had sent text messages to people.

Kathy Lujan supposedly left her house after a fight with her significant other and said she would be back when she was ready and never returned. Juan then reported her missing.

As time went on and the search continued with no luck, her husband Juan Gonzales finally confessed to her killed and hiding the body.

The Oxygen Network pick up the story and has now featured the story on their hit show “Criminal Confessions.” The episode premiered last Saturday, you can catch a replay of it this coming Saturday, or you can watch it on line, or on your On Demand.

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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

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