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Ariana Grande Apologizes For Encouraging Friend’s Jon Benét Ramsey Costume

The world’s fascination with true crime has been ever-increasing in the last two decades. As more docuseries about mysteries and murders have been produced, the more the public demands for networks to cater to the genre. There are entire channels devoted to sharing stories of people whose lives have been tragically taken by the hands of another. The Oxygen Network used to be the go-to spot for all thing ratchet with The Bad Girls Club, but even they’ve revamped themselves to becoming the next growing true crime one-stop-shop. The ID Channel is arguably the most popular, as they are consistently unveiling original content about murder and mayhem.

While millions of people are captivated with these gruesome stories, not everyone believes that they should be celebrated. One of the most talked-about murders is that of Jon Benét Ramsey, the six-year-old who was found dead in her

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INJUSTICE WITH NANCY GRACE: Close friend of Nancy Grace suspected in wife’s murder

An important new series, “Injustice with Nancy Grace,” debuts on the Oxygen Network Saturday, July 13. at 6 p.m. EST. Each episode exposes an untold and riveting case involving wrongful accusations, botched investigations, suppressed evidence, unclear motives, unjust sentences and the path forward in seeking justice.

Nancy doesn’t just cover crimes, she solves them. Her first case is the mystery of Pamela Vitale, beaten to death in her home. The killer carves a strange symbol into her body. Her husband and Nancy’s good Friend, defense attorney Daniel Horowitz, becomes the prime suspect.

[Feature Photo: Nancy Grace via OXYGEN/NBCUniversal Media]

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Snapped Bonus: Hannah Stone’s Friend Reflects on Their Relationship (Season 25, Episode 13)


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Hannah Stone’s friend Jessica Stanley reflects on their relationship after Stone was arrested in connection with her mother Barbara Keim’s murder. In 2006, Stone pleaded guilty to helping plan and carry out the slaying, and she was sentenced to 100 years in prison.

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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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Robert Durst Sees Autopsy Photos Of Slain Friend As Murder Trial Hearings Begin

Robert Durst sat blankly in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday as prosecutors showed grisly autopsy photos of his slain friend Susan Berman — and argued that Durst should stand trial for her murder.

Durst, the real estate heir who case rose to national prominence through the HBO series “The Jinx,” faces hearing this week to determine whether he will be tried for Berman’s December 2000 death.

The 75-year-old millionaire showed no expression as prosecutors displayed photos of Berman. In one, her right eye was blackened, and in an expression of her final moment, her tongue was stuck between her lips. In another autopsy photo, her black hair was shaved to show the spot where a bullet entered the back of her head, the Los Angeles Times reported. 

Despite his lack of emotion over the photos, Durst scowled during other parts of the hearing, according to the Associated Press.

Berman was killed execution-style in her home in Beverly Hills.

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Joran Van der Sloot possibly told slain friend he killed Natalee Holloway

John Ludwick, a former friend of Joran van der Sloot’s, claimed that van der Sloot admitted to killing Natalee Holloway and asked him to burn her remains, according to the woman who killed Ludwick in self-defense.

The 32-year-old Ludwick was fatally stabbed last month trying to kidnap his ex-girlfriend, who said he spilled the beans on van der Sloot’s admission.

“He told me that Joran did do it and hid the body,” former gal pal Emily Heistand, 23, said in a “Dr. Phil” interview that aired Monday.

Van der Sloot told Ludwick he met Holloway at an Aruba bar in 2005 and spiked her drink, Heinstand recalled being told.

They wandered off to a beach where Holloway had a bad reaction to the drugs van

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Aileen Wuornos’ Friend Explains Why She Stayed Friends With The Serial Killer

When sex worker Aileen Wuornos confessed to killing seven men in 1991, most of the people in her life, aside from attorneys and defense psychologists, abandoned her. Even her girlfriend Tyria Moore (once referred to as the “first real love of her life”) testified against Wuornos during her trial for the murder of her first victim, 52-year-old Richard Mallory.

Wuornos’ childhood best friend, Dawn Botkins, however, became even closer with the 34-year-old convicted serial killer while she was incarcerated.

“I was just her friend and just looked her up when I heard she was in prison,” Botkins told producers of Oxygen’s documentary special “Snapped Notorious: Aileen Wuornos.

[Photo: Oxygen]

Botkins grew up with Wuornos in Troy, Michigan, and the two reconnected after years of separation when Wuornos was charged with murder. Although Botkins knew Wuornos was guilty, she told Oxygen that she

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Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos’ Best Friend Reveals What It Was Like Growing Up With Her

Since her execution in 2002, Aileen Wuornos has became one of the most notorious serial killers in US history. Branded “The Damsel of Death,” Wuornos shot and killed seven men between 1989 and 1990 while she hitchhiked through Florida as a sex worker. Wuornos ultimately confessed to the murders.

At her sentencing hearing for the murder of her first victim, 52-year-old Richard Mallory, Wuornos’ defense team chronicled her traumatic childhood and the alleged sexual abuse she endured as a teenager in an attempt to explain why Wuornos committed the slaying. Wuornos pleaded not guilty to the crime, claiming she acted in self-defense and that Mallory had violently raped her.

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According to her attorneys, Wuornos’ grandfather was an abusive alcoholic — although her grandfather’s son, Barry Wuornos, testified that her grandfather was neither abusive nor an alcoholic. At a young age, Aileen Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/crime-time/aileen-wuornos-best-friend-dawn-botkins-talks-growing-up-together

Dawn Botkins, Aileen Wuornos’ Best Friend, On Why They Stayed …

When sex worker Aileen Wuornos confessed to killing seven men in 1991, most of the people in her life, aside from attorneys and defense psychologists, abandoned her. Even her girlfriend Tyria Moore (once referred to as the “first real love of her life”) testified against Wuornos during her trial for the murder of her first victim, 52-year-old Richard Mallory.

Wuornos’ childhood best friend, Dawn Botkins, however, became even closer with the 34-year-old convicted serial killer while she was incarcerated.

“I was just her friend and just looked her up when I heard she was in prison,” Botkins told producers of Oxygen’s documentary special “Snapped Notorious: Aileen Wuornos.

[Photo: Oxygen]

Botkins grew up with Wuornos in Troy, Michigan, and the two reconnected after years of separation when Wuornos was charged with murder. Although Botkins knew Wuornos was guilty, she told Oxygen that she

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/crime-time/aileen-wuornos-best-friend-explains-stayed-friends-convicted-killer

Aileen Wuornos’ Best Friend, Dawn Botkins, Talks Growing Up …

Since her execution in 2002, Aileen Wuornos has became one of the most notorious serial killers in US history. Branded “The Damsel of Death,” Wuornos shot and killed seven men between 1989 and 1990 while she hitchhiked through Florida as a sex worker. Wuornos ultimately confessed to the murders.

At her sentencing hearing for the murder of her first victim, 52-year-old Richard Mallory, Wuornos’ defense team chronicled her traumatic childhood and the alleged sexual abuse she endured as a teenager in an attempt to explain why Wuornos committed the slaying. Wuornos pleaded not guilty to the crime, claiming she acted in self-defense and that Mallory had violently raped her.

[Photo: Oxygen]

According to her attorneys, Wuornos’ grandfather was an abusive alcoholic — although her grandfather’s son, Barry Wuornos, testified that her grandfather was neither abusive nor an alcoholic. At a young age, Aileen Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/crime-time/aileen-wuornos-best-friend-dawn-botkins-talks-growing-up-together