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CrimeCon Day 1: Podcasts, crowds and death

NEW ORLEANS — Hundreds of true crime aficionados descended on New Orleans Friday for the opening day of CrimeCon, an annual convention highlighting scandalous or underreported crimes and the people who shed light on them.

The convention started at noon with attendees flooding into Podcast Row. Podcasters from popular shows such as Oxygen’s Martinis Murder and regional podcasts such as Southern Fried True Crime met with fans and took selfies in front of their booths. 

But one of the booths on Podcast Row was for a show that isn’t out yet. 

Tegna (WWL-TV’s parent company) is planning to launch True Crime Chronicles on June 24. The podcast digs into the archives of Tegna stations around the country (including WWL, Tegna owns 49 TV stations in 41 areas) and talks with the people involved, from reporters to witnesses and prosecutors. 

Jessica Noll, a podcast host and producer, was covering cold cases in Georgia when

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Breaking News – Oxygen Media Presents Limited Series "Death at the Mansion: Rebecca Zahau" on Saturday, June 1 at 6PM ET/PT

OXYGEN MEDIA PRESENTS LIMITED SERIES “DEATH AT THE MANSION: REBECCA ZAHAU” ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1 AT 6PM ET/PT

Series Reveals New Evidence and Never-Before-Interviewed Law Enforcement

New York, NY – April 25, 2019 – One mansion, two deaths and countless questions, Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, takes a deep dive into the tragic case in the new limited series, “Death At The Mansion: Rebecca Zahau” premiering on Saturday, June 1 at 6pm ET/PT. Rebecca Zahau, a vibrant young woman was found dead, hanging naked, bound and gagged, in the courtyard of her billionaire boyfriend’s Coronado mansion on July 13, 2011, just two days after his six-year-old son suffered a fatal accident while under Rebecca’s care. Rebecca’s cause of death was ruled as a suicide, leading to years of endless

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Breaking News – Oxygen Media Unravels the True Cause of Death in a New Series "Accident, Suicide or Murder" Premiering Saturday, March 23 at 7PM ET/PT

OXYGEN MEDIA UNRAVELS THE TRUE CAUSE OF DEATH IN A NEW SERIES “ACCIDENT, SUICIDE OR MURDER” PREMIERING SATURDAY, MARCH 23 AT 7PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – March 18, 2019 – Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, explores the unbelievable true stories of suspicious deaths in the new series, “Accident, Suicide or Murder” premiering on Saturday, March 23 at 7pm ET/PT. Each hour-long episode retraces the investigation from start to finish, taking viewers through the twists and turns of these shocking cases, from dissecting the red flags to the undeniable evidence, and strange behavior that put the tragedy in question. With the families fighting for justice and the detectives on the case determined to find the truth, motives will be exposed

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Full Lineup Announced for the New York City Edition of ‘Death Becomes Us’

BYT Media today announces full programming for the New York City edition of Death Becomes Us – A True Crime Festival. The multi day event is the second edition of the festival, which saw its premiere edition in Washington D.C. in 2018. It is also the first of its kind in New York City, expecting to attract upwards of 6,000 attendees across its venues, which include Gramercy Theatre, Town Hall, Nitehawk Cinema, Strand Bookstore and more between March 20-24th, with warm up events and content leading up to it.

Festival all access passes sold out the first week, with individual shows on sale now and more announcements coming soon.

In recent years, true crime has gone from (mostly) sensationalist fare to prestige entertainment. Shows and podcasts like “Serial,” “My Favorite Murder,” “Making a Murderer,” “Evil Genius,” “Last Podcast on The

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Family members recall the tragic death of a young mother, 19, at the hands of her ex

Homicide for the Holidays: Family members recall the tragic death of a young mother, 19, at the hands of her ex just days before Christmas

  • Family members open up about the murder of Kristine Larson on the third season premiere of Homicide for the Holidays on Oxygen this Sunday  

Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com

The murder of a young mother just before the holidays is being revisited in the new Oxygen series Homicide for the Holidays. 

A few days before Christmas 2007, Kristine Larson and her mom had planned to bake Christmas candy at their St Paul, Minnesota home. 

Her mother Deborah called her daughter to say she was preparing the ingredients and was awaiting her arrival.

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Family members recall the tragic death of a young mother

Homicide for the Holidays: Family members recall the tragic death of a young mother, 19, at the hands of her ex just days before Christmas

  • Family members open up about the murder of Kristine Larson on the third season premiere of Homicide for the Holidays on Oxygen this Sunday  

Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com

The murder of a young mother just before the holidays is being revisited in the new Oxygen series Homicide for the Holidays. 

A few days before Christmas 2007, Kristine Larson and her mom had planned to bake Christmas candy at their St Paul, Minnesota home. 

Her mother Deborah called her daughter to say she was preparing the ingredients and was awaiting her arrival.

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6473081/Family-members-recall-tragic-death-young-mother-19-hands-ex.html

Former Playboy Model And 7-Year-Old Son Plunge To Death From Manhattan Hotel

A former Playboy model in the middle of a custody battle fell to her death along with her 7-year-old son in Manhattan, according to police.

Stephanie Adams and her son Vincent plunged 23 floors from the penthouse of the Gotham Hotel near Grand Central Terminal on Thursday night in a suspected suicide jump. They were found on a second-floor balcony Friday morning, officials told the Associated Press. Adams was in the middle of a custody fight with her estranged husband Charles Nicolai, a Manhattan chiropractor.

Lawyer Raoul Felder, who represented Adams until a few months ago, told the wire service that it was “a very tough custody case,” and explained that Adams and Nicolai would bring their child to a police precinct when he changed custody from her house to his.

“She was never depressed while I knew her. She had certain problems, but depression wasn’t one of them,” Felder said.

Adams appeared

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Former Playboy Model And 7 Year Old Son Plunge To Death From Manhattan Hotel

A former Playboy model in the middle of a custody battle fell to her death along with her 7-year-old son in Manhattan, according to police.

Stephanie Adams and her son Vincent plunged 23 floors from the penthouse of the Gotham Hotel near Grand Central Terminal on Thursday night in a suspected suicide jump. They were found on a second-floor balcony Friday morning, officials told the Associated Press. Adams was in the middle of a custody fight with her estranged husband Charles Nicolai, a Manhattan chiropractor.

Lawyer Raoul Felder, who represented Adams until a few months ago, told the wire service that it was “a very tough custody case,” and explained that Adams and Nicolai would bring their child to a police precinct when he changed custody from her house to his.

“She was never depressed while I knew her. She had certain problems, but depression wasn’t one of them,” Felder said.

Adams appeared

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Cosmo DiNardo Takes Plea Deal For Life In Prison, But Cousin Will Face Death Penalty Trial

Confessed spree killer Cosmo DiNardo pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murders of four young men and received a life sentence.

His cousin Sean Kratz, who authorities have alleged to be Dinardo’s accomplice, surprised the court by refusing to accept a plea deal. He will face a death penalty trial, according to prosecutors. 

DiNardo confessed to killing former classmate Jimi Patrick, 19, last July because Patrick came up thousands of dollars short in a deal with DiNardo for four pounds of pot. Days later, DiNardo and Kratz allegedly killed three other young men — Dean Finocchiaro, 19; Thomas Meo, 21; and Mark Sturgis, 22 — and then roasted the bodies in a pig cooker on DiNardo’s family farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Kratz is charged in three of four murders.

DiNardo had previously been committed to a psychiatric unit to be treated for schizophrenia, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

During the hearing Wednesday, family members of the victims lashed out

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Florida Man’s Wife And Best Friend Indicted For His Death After He Was Missing For 17 Years

Two people were indicted this week for allegedly killing a man more than 17 years ago to collect a life insurance policy: His wife and his best friend, who ended up marrying each other.

Denise Williams was arrested Tuesday and charged for the December 2000 death of former husband Mike Williams. An indictment says she and her husband’s best friend Brian Winchester planned the murder for nine months and passed it off as an accident. Winchester also allegedly pulled the trigger, a grand jury found, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.  

Williams pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and accessory after the fact. She is being held without bond.

Winchester and Denise Williams have known each other since pre-school and married five years after Mike’s disappearance. Winchester is currently serving 20 years for kidnapping Denise Williams at gunpoint in 2016, after their marriage fell apart. Winchester said

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