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‘Killer Couples’ to feature Abilene duo convicted of killing police officer Don Allen

The murder of an Abilene police officer by a husband and wife will be featured on the television show “Killer Couples.”

The Oxygen Network will broadcast the episode about Phillip and Violet Walter at 8 p.m. Monday. 

In October 2016, the Walters were convicted of murder in the death of Don Allen during a trial in Baird, the county seat of Callahan County. The officer’s bound body was found in the master bedroom of his house in Clyde on Aug. 31, 2015. 

Both were determined to have tied up the off-duty officer before choking him to death. They took items, including Allen’s police belt, gun and radio, and fled, according to courtroom testimony. 

The Walters each were sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Reporter-News education reporter Timothy Chipp, who covered the trial, was interviewed for the program by producers and might

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Local author hopes to make a killing with latest work

GREENFIELD — This winter, a Greenfield author’s most recent work features a Christmas-themed take on the classic hard-boiled detective story.

Former Indianapolis Public Schools teacher and Greenfield author Jon Burroughs contributed to the short-story anthology,“Homicide for the Holidays,” a collection of noir-style mystery stories published by the Speed City Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The book is available for purchase at the Indianapolis Barnes and Noble bookstore.

Burroughs has been involved several years with the Sisters in Crime Chapter, a group of local authors who meet monthly to discuss and critique each others’ work, for several years, said the group’s president, Brigitte Kephart. Burroughs also played a key role in providing content to a play the organization put on for Indy Fringe earlier this summer called DEADBEAT, she said.

“Jon takes a fairly active part in contributing to our local Sisters in Crime chapter,” Kephart said. “We appreciate having him on board.”

Burroughs, a

Read more at: http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/2018/12/04/local_author_hopes_to_make_a_killing_with_latest_work/

Local author hopes to make a killing with latest work

GREENFIELD — This winter, a Greenfield author’s most recent work features a Christmas-themed take on the classic hard-boiled detective story.

Former Indianapolis Public Schools teacher and Greenfield author Jon Burroughs contributed to the short-story anthology,“Homicide for the Holidays,” a collection of noir-style mystery stories published by the Speed City Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The book is available for purchase at the Indianapolis Barnes and Noble bookstore.

Burroughs has been involved several years with the Sisters in Crime Chapter, a group of local authors who meet monthly to discuss and critique each others’ work, for several years, said the group’s president, Brigitte Kephart. Burroughs also played a key role in providing content to a play the organization put on for Indy Fringe earlier this summer called DEADBEAT, she said.

“Jon takes a fairly active part in contributing to our local Sisters in Crime chapter,” Kephart said. “We appreciate having him on board.”

Burroughs, a

Read more at: http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/2018/12/04/local_author_hopes_to_make_a_killing_with_latest_work/

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

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/the-secret-tv-producer-women-true-crime-podcast-netflix-making-a-murderer-serial/

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

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Oxygen-Medias-Docu-Series-UNSPEAKABLE-CRIME-THE-KILLING-OF-JESSICA-CHAMBERS-Premieres-Today-20180914

Oxygen Media’s Docu-Series UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: THE KILLING OF JESSICA CHAMBERS Premieres 9/15

Oxygen Media's Docu-Series UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: THE KILLING OF JESSICA CHAMBERS Premieres 9/15

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

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Oxygen-Medias-Docu-Series-UNSPEAKABLE-CRIME-THE-KILLING-OF-JESSICA-CHAMBERS-Premieres-915-20180801

‘Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers’ First Look (Exclusive)

Oxygen is expanding its true crime lineup with the new original series Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers.

ET has your exclusive first look at the new show, which will examine the life and murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, a Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire in December 2014. Inspired by the reporting of BuzzFeed News investigative reporter Katie J.M. Baker, award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger explores the events directly before and after Chambers’ murder, which gained national attention. The five-part series also follows the trial of her accused murderer, Quinton Tellis. The documentary asks the big question: Do they have the right man?

Combining interviews with those who know Chambers and Tellis best with investigator accounts, it aims to expose the truth of what really happened. Watch the limited series’ trailer here:

“This case has many layers of mystery, but at the heart of it all, it’s about finding justice.” Rod Aissa,

Read more at: https://www.etonline.com/unspeakable-crime-the-killing-of-jessica-chambers-first-look-exclusive-106972

‘Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers’ First Look (Exclusive)

Oxygen is expanding its true crime lineup with the new original series Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers.

ET has your exclusive first look at the new show, which will examine the life and murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, a Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire in December 2014. Inspired by the reporting of BuzzFeed News investigative reporter Katie J.M. Baker, award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger explores the events directly before and after Chambers’ murder, which gained national attention. The five-part series also follows the trial of her accused murderer, Quinton Tellis. The documentary asks the big question: Do they have the right man?

Combining interviews with those who know Chambers and Tellis best with investigator accounts, it aims to expose the truth of what really happened. Watch the limited series’ trailer here:

“This case has many layers of mystery, but at the heart of it all, it’s about finding justice.” Rod Aissa,

Read more at: https://www.etonline.com/unspeakable-crime-the-killing-of-jessica-chambers-first-look-exclusive-106972

‘Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers’ First Look (Exclusive)


Oxygen is expanding its true crime lineup with the new original series Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers.

ET has your exclusive first look at the new show, which will examine the life and murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, a Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire in December 2014. Inspired by the reporting of BuzzFeed News’ Senior National Reporter, Katie J.M. Baker, award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger explores the events directly before and after Chambers’ murder, which gained national attention. The five-part series also

Read more at: https://www.click2houston.com/entertainment-tonight/unspeakable-crime-the-killing-of-jessica-chambers-first-look-exclusive

Murder of ‘Killing Fields’ star Haing Ngor still haunts detective: ‘I didn’t have any answers’

Actor Haing Ngor won Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Killing Fields at the 1985 Oscars.

Actor Haing Ngor won “Best Supporting Actor” for his role in “The Killing Fields” at the 1985 Oscars.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/06/26/murder-killing-fields-star-haing-ngor-still-haunts-detective-didn-t-have-any-answers.html