Category Archives: Homicide for the Holidays

Youth Pastor Accused In Triple Homicide Of Family On Thanksgiving …

A youth pastor was arrested in Virginia on charges that he killed three family members on Thanksgiving night, The Washington Post reported.

Christopher R. Gattis, 58, was charged with three counts of murder after his wife, stepdaughter, and his stepdaughter’s boyfriend were found dead by police at 11 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  

Wife Jeannett L. Gattis, 58, and stepdaughter Candice L. Kunze, 30, were found fatally shot inside the home, while the boyfriend, Andrew E. Buthorn, 36, was reportedly found dead in the front yard.

Christopher Gattis was reportedly a youth pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, which released a statement about the deaths.

“Members of Grace Lutheran Church are deeply saddened by the loss of life Thursday night as a result of three individuals being shot in Chester and this tragedy included members of Grace Lutheran Church,” the statement read.

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Holidays are murder on Oxygen – Quad

Oxygen introduces a second season of “Homicide for the Holidays” (6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, TV-14). The first episode, “Thanks-Killing,” examines the murder of a couple just before the holidays. Police can’t determine if it’s a robbery gone wrong, or the intentional act of someone near and dear.

Over the next four Saturdays, “Homicide” will examine: a house fire set to cover up a gruesome Christmastime execution (Dec. 2); a Christmas Eve double homicide (Dec. 9); a New Year’s double homicide (Dec. 16) and a Yuletide family massacre (Dec. 23).

You just can’t spell homicide without ho-ho-ho!

— History buffs and media junkies should not miss “The Lost Tapes: Patty Hearst” (9 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian). This is the latest in “The Lost Tapes” series, which examines major historical events without voiceover narration or “talking head” experts explaining what happened or placing events in context.

Instead, the series treats events as breaking news, presenting

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The holidays are murder on Oxygen

Oxygen introduces a second season of ”Homicide for the Holidays” (5 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The first episode, “Thanks-Killing,” examines the murder of a couple just before the holidays. Police can’t determine if it’s a robbery gone wrong, or the intentional act of someone near and dear.

Over the next four Saturdays, “Homicide” will examine: a house fire set to cover up a gruesome Christmastime execution (Dec. 2); a Christmas Eve double homicide (Dec. 9); a New Year’s double homicide (Dec. 16) and a Yuletide family massacre (Dec. 23).

You just can’t spell homicide without ho-ho-ho!

Today’s holiday highlights

The voices of Ben Stiller and Jim Belushi contribute to the 2002 special ”Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire” (7 p.m., CBS), followed by the 2003 sequel ”Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe” (7:30 p.m.), featuring the voices of Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller.

Ed Asner narrates the

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The holidays are murder on Oxygen | | kenoshanews.com

Oxygen introduces a second season of ”Homicide for the Holidays” (5 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The first episode, “Thanks-Killing,” examines the murder of a couple just before the holidays. Police can’t determine if it’s a robbery gone wrong, or the intentional act of someone near and dear.

Over the next four Saturdays, “Homicide” will examine: a house fire set to cover up a gruesome Christmastime execution (Dec. 2); a Christmas Eve double homicide (Dec. 9); a New Year’s double homicide (Dec. 16) and a Yuletide family massacre (Dec. 23).

You just can’t spell homicide without ho-ho-ho!

Today’s holiday highlights

The voices of Ben Stiller and Jim Belushi contribute to the 2002 special ”Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire” (7 p.m., CBS), followed by the 2003 sequel ”Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe” (7:30 p.m.), with Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller.

Ed Asner narrates the 1996 special ”The

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Oxygen Premieres Season Two of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Today


Oxygen Premieres Season Two of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Today

Oxygen Media, the new network for crime, unwraps season two of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6pm ET/PT. The limited series will examine five heart-wrenching cases where family holidays take a drastic turn. For a sneak peek, please visit http://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/season-2/videos/homicide-for-the-holidays-premieres-saturday-november-25th

“Homicide for the Holidays” will showcase holiday crime stories with firsthand accounts from the detectives who worked the cases as well as the friends and family members of the victims. The five unsettling stories range from a BOTCHED house fire that led to the uncovering of a triple-homicide to a case that is still classified as “the worst family massacre in U.S. History.”

OXYGEN’S “HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS” LINEUP:

Episode 201

Airs Saturday, November 25 at 6pm ET/PT
Earl and Terry Robertson are found brutally murdered in their home just

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Holiday TV picks

20/20: LIGHTS, CAMERA, CHRISTMAS! INSIDE HOLIDAY MOVIE CLASSICS This special edition of “20/20” is an early entry in the networks’ Christmas programming sweepstakes. The episode will look at some of the most popular holiday movies, with behind-the-scenes material and visits from a number of the stars. Yes, Peter Billingsley from “A Christmas Story”
will be in the house. Ralphie lives! Nov. 22,
10 p.m., ABC

THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN The holiday season? Hallmark is on it, with a “Countdown to Christmas” movie schedule filled with titles such as “Romance at Reindeer Lodge” and “Christmas at Holly Lodge.” “The Christmas Train” is about a journalist, played by Dermot Mulroney, who is taking a train from D.C. to LA. Along the way, he has a number of life-changing encounters with characters played by Joan Cusack, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Danny Glover. Based on the bestselling novel by David Baldacci, this is

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4 Times People Were Attacked Over Christmas Gifts

The Holiday season is supposed to be all about the spirit of giving. But in these four cases, the suspects involved were all about taking. Some stole presents, and others took lives. Tragic stories like these are the basis of the second season of Homicide For The Holidays, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c.

 

 

1. Murder over lack of Christmas gift

Julio Resto of Waltham, Massachusetts didn’t buy his wife, Gloria Resto, a Christmas gift in 2014. That upset Gloria, according to Julio. It caused a fight, which escalated to violence on New Year’s Eve. He stabbed  Gloria, 42, about 21 times on the head, neck torso and other extremities, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Julio was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for his wife’s death.

2. Mom beats kids for opening gifts early

In 2016,

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It’s The Most Dangerous Time Of The Year: Why do Crimes Increase Around The Holidays?

 It’s that time of year again. A time for holiday cheer and carols and gifts and… crime? Yup.  Just as we can expect radio stations to start blasting Mariah Carey’s Christmas songs from 1994, we can also expect crimes to rise. This troubling fact is detailed in Oxygen’s upcoming second season of Homicide For The Holidays, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c.  Dr. Janet Lauritsen, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri in St. Louis told VICE that two types of crimes go up around the holidays: robbery and personal larceny. According to a Washington Post article, retail crime increases by 30%. Dr. Sherry Hamby, the founding editor of the Psychological Association journal Psychology of Violence, told Oxygen that there are several factors that may explain why this may occur.

 

 “Crimes spike on days off–so, all

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It’s The Most Dangerous Time Of The Year: Why do Crimes Increase …

 It’s that time of year again. A time for holiday cheer and carols and gifts and… crime? Yup.  Just as we can expect radio stations to start blasting Mariah Carey’s Christmas songs from 1994, we can also expect crimes to rise. This troubling fact is detailed in Oxygen’s upcoming second season of Homicide For The Holidays, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c.  Dr. Janet Lauritsen, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri in St. Louis told VICE that two types of crimes go up around the holidays: robbery and personal larceny. According to a Washington Post article, retail crime increases by 30%. Dr. Sherry Hamby, the founding editor of the Psychological Association journal Psychology of Violence, told Oxygen that there are several factors that may explain why this may occur.

 

 “Crimes spike on days off–so, all

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/blogs/its-the-most-dangerous-time-of-the-year-why-do-crimes-increase

6 Times Thanksgiving Turned Deadly

Thanksgiving isn’t always as harmonious as it should be. Most of us have witnessed, or participated, in arguments with relatives over past grievances or politics. That’s normal. But, what isn’t typical is when it escalates into stabbing or finding out your loved one wants to eat people instead of a turkey for the holiday. Don’t miss Homicide For The Holidays, returning to Oxygen on Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c. Here are five times Thanksgiving went way wrong.

1. Woman Stabs Half Brother With Serving Fork

A Thanksgiving argument escalated into a 27-year-old woman stabbing her half-brother with a serving fork in Annapolis, Maryland 2012. Shenika Allsup allegedly stabbed Deonte Wallace, 23, in the neck. Police who responded to the subsequent 911 call discovered Wallace in the parking lot of the home clutching his neck, his shirt bloodied, according to the Huffington Post. Two

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