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Breaking News – Oxygen Media Presents "Dannemora Prison Break" Premiering Saturday, December 15 at 7PM ET/PT

OXYGEN MEDIA PRESENTS “DANNEMORA PRISON BREAK” PREMIERING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 7PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – December 6, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts “Dannemora Prison Break” on December 15 at 7pmET/PT. Hosted by award-winning veteran correspondent Troy Roberts, the riveting two-hour special delves into the shocking story of an audacious mind-game that empowered two homicidal prisoners enough to charm their way out of a maximum-security facility in the sleepy prison town of Dannemora, New York. On June 2015, inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt carried out a historic prison break from Clinton Correctional Facility, resulting in a 21-day manhunt that captivated the nation. As each unbelievable detail of the escape unfolded, their brilliantly executed plan pointed to help from inside the presumed-impenetrable prison walls, thus catapulting civilian employee

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Oxygen Media Presents DANNEMORA PRISON BREAK Premiering 12/15

Oxygen Media Presents DANNEMORA PRISON BREAK Premiering 12/15

Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts “Dannemora Prison Break” on December 15 at 7pmET/PT. Hosted by award-winning veteran correspondent Troy Roberts, the riveting two-hour special delves into the shocking story of an audacious mind-game that empowered two homicidal prisoners enough to charm their way out of a maximum-security facility in the sleepy prison town of Dannemora, New York. On June 2015, inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt carried out a historic PRISON BREAK from Clinton Correctional Facility, resulting in a 21-day manhunt that captivated the nation. As each unbelievable detail of the escape unfolded, their brilliantly executed plan pointed to help from inside the presumed-impenetrable prison walls, thus catapulting civilian employee Joyce Mitchell to the center of it all. For a sneak peek, please visit:https://www.oxygen.com/dannemora-prison-break/videos/dannemora-prison-break-premieres-on-saturday-december-15th

In order to determine exactly how an unassuming seamstress

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Ted Bundy’s Lawyer Reveals How His Client Escaped From Prison in The ‘In Defense Of’ Finale

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It appears as though Oxygen’s In Defense Of has saved the creepiest for last.

The true crime docuseries features some of the most powerful lawyers in the country, who served as defense attorneys for the alleged criminals that made the biggest headlines of their time. After fascinating looks inside the trials of Timothy McVeigh, the Branch Davidians, and Jodie Arias, this Sunday’s series finale focuses on John Henry Browne, the man responsible for defending Ted Bundy, and it is sure to give you chills.

In the exclusive clip above, Browne recalls of his client, “He was always trying to manipulate or charm me. He failed at both.” The episode will go on to detail how Bundy escaped from prison — for the

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Anti-Abortion Extremist Who Shot Doctor And Bombed Clinics Is Freed From Prison

Anti-abortion extremist Shelley Johnson, who never apologized for shooting a doctor and fireboming several abortion clinics, has been released from federal prison, sparking fears from pro-choice groups that she could continue promoting violence.

Rachelle “Shelley” Shannon left the Waseca Federal Correctional Facility in Minnesota on Monday. She was transported to a halfway house in Portland, Oregon, where she will reside for several months before a final release, according to The Kansas City Star in Missouri.

Shannon had been sentenced to 11 years in prison after shooting and wounding George Tiller, an abortion doctor and outspoken pro-choice advocate, in 1993. She was arrested several hours after the shooting. After being booked, police discovered a letter written to her daughter that detailed the crime.

“I’m not denying I shot Tiller,” she wrote. “But I deny that it was wrong. It was the most holy, most righteous thing I’ve ever done. I have no regrets.”

She received

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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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Calling Killer Nanny ‘Pure Evil,’ Judge Sentences Her To Life in Prison

Calling the New York City nanny who stabbed a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl to death “pure evil,” a judge sentenced Yoselyn Ortega on Monday to life in state prison, without the possibility of parole.

Ortega stabbed Leo and Lucia Krim to death with a 13-inch kitchen knife in the bathroom of their family’s Upper West Side apartment on October 25, 2012. In April, she was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and two counts of second degree murder.

Ortega was hired by the children’s’ parents, Marina and Kevin Krim, in 2010, when Marina became pregnant with the couple’s third child, Leo, according to evidence presented during Ortega’s trial. Kevin Krim, a digital media executive at CNBC, believed hiring the nanny was necessary, he testified, because he was working 12-hour days.

On the day of the murders, Krim was on a plane returning from a business trip to the West Coast

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Golden State Killer: Did The Wrong Man Serve Decades In Prison For One Of His Murders?

A man who spent nearly four decades behind bars for murder may have been wrongly convicted of a crime that was, in fact, committed by the Golden State Killer.

Police are investigating whether Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer, is the true culprit behind the killing that put Craig Coley, 70, behind bars until last November.

“(It’s) within the realm of possibility that (DeAngelo) could be a suspect in our case,” Simi Valley Deputy Chief Joseph May told CBS KCAL 9 in Los Angeles.

Coley was convicted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son in 1980. Rhonda Wicht, 24, was found raped, beaten and strangled with a macramé rope in her Los Angeles apartment. Her son Donald was smothered and suffocated in his own bed, according to prosecutors.

Coley was pardoned after police found new DNA evidence that didn’t place him at the crime scene, and he was released only

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Texas Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Stomping Toddler Girl To Death

A Texas man who had faced the death penalty for stomping an 18-month-old baby to death was instead sentenced to life in prison on Monday, the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reported.

Joshua Beard, 24, was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s child, Tylea Moore, in July 2014. He also received a 20-year sentence for evidence tampering. The sentences will be served concurrently.

According to Beard’s arrest warrant, he and his girlfriend, Alexis Botello, then 17, were at their home on July 4 when Beard called Tylea “the little demon” and threw her onto a bed with such force that she bounced up and landed on the floor.

That’s when Beard repeatedly stomped on the baby’s stomach until she vomited, Botello told police.

When she tried to stop Beard, he choked and beat her too, Botello said.

When the couple realized Tylea had stopped breathing, the couple tried to revive her with CPR, but failed.

They then took Tylea’s

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Dead Inmates Were Stacked Like "Woodpile" After South Carolina Prison Riot, Prisoner Says

Bodies of the prisoners who died in a South Carolina prison riot this week ended up stacked on top of each other on a sidewalk like a “macabre woodpile,” an inmate said Tuesday.

An inmate the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, speaking anonymously to the Associated Press, claimed that correctional officers didn’t help any of the dying prisoners.

The guards “never even attempted to render aid, nor quell the disturbance,” the inmate said. “They just sat in the control bubble, called the issue in, then sat on their collective asses.”

A brawl broke out Sunday night at the maximum security lockup, apparently over a turf war involving money, cell phones and territory within the prison, officials said. It spread across three housing units and led to “multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations” until guards contained the chaos around 7 a.m. The riot left seven inmates dead and another 17 injured.

The inmate told the Associated

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Texas Man Who Cut Out College Student’s Heart Sentenced To Life In Prison

A Texas fitness instructor was sentenced to life behind bars on Monday for the 2016 killing of a Texas college student. A jury found Charles Bryant, 31, guilty on first-degree murder charges for the gory death of 24-year-old Jacqueline Vandagriff, a student at Texas Woman’s University.

Vandagriff’s victim’s heart was cut out, and her dismembered and burnt body was left in a kiddie pool in a park. Bryant had confessed to dismembering and burning a college student’s body after claiming she died during kinky sex gone wrong.

During the trial, which began earlier this month, Bryant’s attorney Glynis McGinty argued Bryant and Vandagriff had consensual rough sex in Bryant’s car after they met in a bar on September 13. She claimed that Bryant used a zip tie for autoerotic asphyxiation,  according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Then, she claimed her client panicked and tried to cover up her death.

The prosecution,

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