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Tried and True – True Crime Details from Local Menendez Juror

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It isn’t often that Sand Canyon has a prison insider. But viewers of “NBC News” following episodes of “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” can see local resident Betty Oldfield share what she knows about the famous trial 23 years ago. She served as a substitute on the jury for Erik Menendez during the first trial, which ended in a deadlock. After a second trial, in 1996, the brothers were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

NBC began airing the “Law Order True Crime” series on Sep. 26, which will be presented in eight one-hour segments. It is a drama starring Emmy Award-winner Edie

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Comings & Goings

Erica Diaz-Gant

Self-proclaimed geek and Harry Potter lover Erica Diaz-Gant has had a lifetime love of true crime television, making her move to Investigation Discovery a perfect match. The Slytherin will serve as the net’s senior director of development. She comes to ID from Oxygen Media, where she headed Oxygen Network’s longest-running crime series “Snapped,” which has entered into its 20th season. She also developed original content such as “She Made Me Do It” and the “Snapped: Notorious” franchise while operating as an executive producer on brand manager on a number of pilots and specials. She’ll be based in Discovery’s New York office.

Peter Goldstein

Peter Goldstein You.i TV Comings  GoingsYou.i TV bolstered its sales team, adding three veterans from the digital media space. The first of these is Peter Goldstein, who comes from seven years as director of West Coast sales at

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ID Taps Oxygen Alum for Development Team

Investigation Discovery (ID) has strengthened its development team by hiring former Oxygen Media executive Erica Diaz-Gant and promoting Brent Hatherill from within.

Diaz-Gant was appointed as the senior director of development for Investigation Discovery. She will be based in Discovery’s New York office, where she will report to Jane Latman, the executive VP of development for ID. Prior to joining Discovery, Diaz-Gant was the executive in charge of Oxygen Network’s crime series Snapped. Her other credits include Killer Couples, She Made Me Do It, #KillerPost and the Snapped: Notorious franchise.

In addition, Brent Hatherill was promoted from his role as director of development to senior director. Hatherill remains in the Silver Spring, Maryland, headquarters, reporting to Winona Meringolo, the VP of development. Hatherill joined Discovery in 2015 to oversee the conceptualization and development of nonfiction programming at American Heroes Channel (AHC). He launched Blood Fury: America’s Civil War and Hitler: The Definitive Guide, among other titles. Since

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Upcoming ‘Snapped’ Documentary Claims Police Prevented Tupac From Revealing His Killer

Over 20 years after his death, Tupac Shakur’s story lives on. A new documentary has opened a claim that the artist knew his killer.

READ Picture Me Rollin’: Demetrius Shipp, Jr. Channels Tupac Shakur’s Aura On Iconic VIBE Covers

Snapped: Notorious airing on the Oxygen network Sept. 10, features close friends, family members and those who knew Shakur the best. The 25-year-old was shot Sept. 7 1996 in Las Vegas and died six days later from his injuries. TMZ reports the two-hour documentary features details behind the rapper’s life, including his friendship with fellow late rapper Notorious B.I.G and his final words.

The site also shares Shakur nodded when asked if he knew who fired the .40-caliber gun used in the shooting, but that portion isn’t included in the trailer. No questions followed because police reportedly refused to use their resources to look any further into the shooting. As we all know,

Read more at: https://www.vibe.com/2017/09/documentary-lapd-prevented-tupac-from-revealing-his-killer/

Judge: Convicted murderer Amy Van Wagner owes $16K in restitution

Amy Van Wagner, who fatally shot her husband and hid his body in their Oconomowoc home, owes the Waukesha County’s District Attorney’s Office more than $16,000 in restitution.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Ralph Ramirez ordered Van Wagner, 53, to pay the restitution during an Aug. 21 review hearing. She owes the district attorney’s office $15,000 in expert witness fees and $1,258.37 in travel expenses for one of the prosecution’s witnesses, Ramirez ruled.

A jury in March convicted Van Wagner of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in her husband’s May 2015 murder. The gun used to kill Stanley Van Wagner was never found.

In June, Ramirez sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of extended supervision.

Court records

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Judge: Convicted murderer Amy Van Wagner owes $16K in restitution

Amy Van Wagner, who fatally shot her husband and hid his body in their Oconomowoc home, owes the Waukesha County’s District Attorney’s Office more than $16,000 in restitution.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Ralph Ramirez ordered Van Wagner, 53, to pay the restitution during an Aug. 21 review hearing. She owes the district attorney’s office $15,000 in expert witness fees and $1,258.37 in travel expenses for one of the prosecution’s witnesses, Ramirez ruled.

A jury in March convicted Van Wagner of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in her husband’s May 2015 murder. The gun used to kill Stanley Van Wagner was never found.

In June, Ramirez sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of extended supervision.

Court records

Read more at: http://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/lake-country/crime/2017/08/24/judge-convicted-murderer-amy-van-wagner-owes-16-k-restitution/597202001/

Eve Nance Murder Case Profiled On Snapped

A Fond du Lac murder case was recently featured on the Oxygen Network’s program “Snapped.” The program featuring the Eve Nance case aired on the network on August 6th. It recalled the shooting death of Tim Nance in November of 2013. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney says his office was asked to participate in the interviews for the program, but they declined because the case has been appealed and post-conviction motions could still be filed. Former District Attorney Dan Kaminsky did agree to be interviewed. He says he was asked because they needed somebody to answer legal questions and to give them some context. He was interviewed last year in a make-shift studio on the top floor of the Holiday Inn Express in Fond du Lac. He says it was fun because he got to bring his daughter along. He says he sat in front of the

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Oxygen Examines Case of Ex-Cop Drew Peterson’s Still-Missing Fourth Wife 10 Years After Disappearance

For 10 years, the fate and whereabouts of Stacy Peterson have remained unknown, even as her ex-cop husband sits in jail on two unrelated convictions — one for murdering a different wife and another for trying to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for that murder.

Now the Oxygen network promises a fresh look at the mystery and at Drew Peterson, the disgraced, attention-seeking former police officer in Bollingbrook, Illinois, who has long maintained he had nothing to do with his bride’s 2007 disappearance.

The two-hour special Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson premieres August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. An exclusive trailer is at the top of this post.

The broadcast marks the 10th anniversary since Stacy, who was Drew’s fourth wife, went missing. He has alleged in court records and his public statements that the 25-year-old was cheating on him with another man and had run off with him.

Stacy’s family

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Drew Peterson

For 10 years, the fate and whereabouts of Stacy Peterson have remained unknown, even as her ex-cop husband sits in jail on two unrelated convictions — one for murdering a different wife and another for trying to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for that murder.

Now the Oxygen network promises a fresh look at the mystery and at Drew Peterson, the disgraced, attention-seeking former police officer in Bollingbrook, Illinois, who has long maintained he had nothing to do with his bride’s 2007 disappearance.

The two-hour special Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson premieres August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. An exclusive trailer is at the top of this post.

The broadcast marks the 10th anniversary since Stacy, who was Drew’s fourth wife, went missing. He has alleged in court records and his public statements that the 25-year-old was cheating on him with another man and had run off with him.

Stacy’s family

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/drew-peterson-oxygen-missing-fourth-wife/