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Oxygen Cuffs More True-Crime Fare From Mark Wahlberg, Ice-T, Kim Kardashian & Others

As the true-crime genre continues to assault the airwaves, Oxygen Media today announced nearly a dozen series projects that embrace the genre.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable channel has greenlighted a half-dozen projects featuring the likes of Kim Kardashian, Nancy Grace and Kate snow and put five others in development that hail from Mark Wahlberg, Ice-T, Jason Blum — who builds on the “Florida man” meme — and others.

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Dick Wolf’s ‘Cold Justice’ ‘Criminal Confessions’ Renewed By Oxygen

The new series, which don’t have airdates yet, are Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project (working title), Injustice with Nancy Grace, The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes, Relentless with Kate Snow and Truth Justice: The West Memphis Three (wt). In

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Moped-Riding Gunman Opens Fire At Football Game, Pregnant Teen, 4 Others Shot In Dramatic Video

Five people were shot during a football game in Texas Sunday night, including a pregnant teen, police said.

The shooting started as a disturbance among attendees at a neighborhood game in Dallas, police said in a statement to Oxygen.com. Then a man got on a moped, drove onto the field and “opened fire on the crowd,” the statement said.

When the man opened fire on the crowd, “multiple people” within that crowd pulled their own guns and returned fire at the shooter on the moped, the statement added.

In all, police said five people were shot, including two women in critical condition, and another woman and two men in stable condition at a local hospital.

One of the wounded was a pregnant 17-year-old, according to 11/21 CBS DFW, the local CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. She gave birth to a healthy baby after an emergency C-section, the station reported.  

The shootout happened in the Dallas

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Woman Convicted Of Hiring Hitman To Kill Her Ex And His New GF Charged With Trying To Have 2 Others Killed

Two more people were just added to a list of people that an elderly woman from Utah allegedly tried to pay to have killed. Linda Tracy Gillman, 70, was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband and his new wife last year. Now, she’s accused of trying to hire another hit from jail just three weeks ago, to have two others, one of which is connected with the legal proceedings of the first incident killed.

On Friday, Gillman was convicted of hiring someone to kill her ex and his girlfriend over life insurance money last year, according to KSL in Salt Lake City. That very same day, new charges were filed against Gillman accusing her of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecution’s key witness and an attorney.

Last year, Gillman approached her handyman to ask him to have her ex-husband’s bankruptcy attorney Duane H. Gillman killed, Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/Linda-Gillman-Allegedly-Tried-To-Hire-3-Different-Hitmen

911 Dispatcher Who Spent Her Days Helping Others Killed By Pastor Driving The Wrong Way

On Saturday night, 911 dispatcher Jenna Bixby was fatally struck by a wrong-way driver on a highway in Minneapolis. The 30-year-old, who died on the scene, was hit head-on by an SUV driven by Richard J. Shaka, a retired 72-year-old pastor, reported Fox News

According to FOX9, police are saying that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Shaka survived, but was still in critical condition as of the weekend.

“We just want to know why,” Nikki Orlicki, Bixby’s sister, told FOX9. “We don’t understand. Why her? She was going to work to save people, and somebody decided to take her life and didn’t care.”

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey reacted to Bixby’s death with a statement that read: “Minneapolis’ Emergency Communications staff work day-and-night to keep people safe. As a 911 Dispatcher, that’s what Jenna Bixby did for years – and what she was on her way to do at

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Russell Simmons Accused Of Raping 3 Women And Harassing 5 Others As New Allegations Surface

Russell Simmons has been accused of rape and abuse by nine more women. The New York Times reports allegations from a former music executive, a journalist and singer that the Def Jam Records founder raped them.

Drew Dixon is one of the victims. A former executive at Def Jam Records, she says that Simmons was her supervisor and constantly harassed her, including exposing his penis in the office. She says at one point, he did rape her at his apartment. “I was broken,” she said. Another woman interviewed is Tina Baker, an aspiring singer who Simmons managed.  “I didn’t sing for almost a year,” said Baker after Simmons allegedly raped her in the early ’90s. “The second he agreed to work with me, my budget increased, the label was paying more attention to me,” Baker said. Following the assault, she said, “I went into oblivion.”

Toni Sallie as a music journalist with Black

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August 9, 1969: The Manson Family Murders Actress Sharon Tate And Four Others

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On the night of August 9, 1969, Charles Manson ordered central Manson Family member Charles “Tex” Watson to take three other members, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, and Patricia Krenwinkel to the home of Roman Polanski and his wife Sharon Tate’s house. Manson told the three women to do as Watson directed them. The three women were instructed to “totally destroy everyone in [the house], as gruesome as you can.”


The Family went to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and murdered Tate, who was eight months pregnant. They also killed three friends who were visiting Tate: her former lover and hairstylist Jay Sebring, Polanski’s friend and aspiring screenwriter Wojciech Frykowski, and Frykowski’s girlfriend Abigail Folger, heiress to the Folger coffee fortune. Stephen Parent, who was visiting the caretaker of the home, was also murdered.

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Teen Shielded His Cousin In Mississippi Shooting Rampage That Killed Him And 7 Others

A little after midnight on Sunday, a gunman entered a living room in Brookhaven, Mississippi where young people were playing video games. Caleb Edwards, 15, said the gunman demanded to know where his cousin’s parents where, according to CBS News. Jordan Blackwell (pictured), 18, told the man that his parents were gone to another town. Blackwell and Edwards were cousins.

Upon hearing that, the man “just started shooting,” Edwards said.

Blackwell used his own body to shield his cousin Caleb from the gunfire. Blackwell died in the shooting.  He is being described as a talented linebacker, and a senior gearing up for college. Edward’s 11-year-old brother Austin Edwards was also killed.

“I played dead,” Caleb Edwards told CBS affiliate WJTV. “Couldn’t do nothing else I tried my best not to say nothing. I tried not to get up or fight back. I wanted to because that’s my little brother over there getting shot.

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