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‘Dahmer On Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks’ Premieres November 11 On Oxygen

Oxygen Media, the new destination for high-quality crime programming, ventures into the mind of America’s most notorious serial killer when its two-night special “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” premieres Saturday, November 11 at 7pm ET/PT. Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public’s perception of evil to its core. The shocking nature of his crimes – luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed and eventually consumed his victims – unmasked a madman walking in the shadows and launched the question: how did a once mild-mannered, handsome young man become one of history’s most terrifying and unexpected serial killers? During his time behind bars, one of the nation’s leading investigative journalists, Nancy Glass, secured both exclusive access and the first televised interview with Dahmer, developing a candid relationship in which he divulged the darkest

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Expert Reveals Updates In Hunt For Golden State Killer, Who Murdered 12 And Raped At Least 45

His attacks dot up and down California — as far north as Sacramento and down through Santa Barbara and Orange County — but in the 40 years since the attacks began, the Golden State Killer has never been caught. In fact, the public hardly knew he existed until recently. One crime expert, Mike Morford — who calls himself “True Crime Guy” — hopes to change that.

For more than a year, Morford has been tracking the mysterious killer, whom the Los Angeles Times reports raped at least 45 women and murdered 12 individuals, and he’s met with the Golden State Killer’s victims.

Morford says only recently have police and the public begun to connect the crimes to one man, and he’s been doing everything he can to get the word out himself.

“When I first learned about this case, I noticed he had a much higher victim count than other serial

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Serial Killer Superfan Arrested For Murdering Mom, Stuffing Her In 55-Gallon Drum: ‘Mama’s Under The Porch’

An Alabama man is accused of murder after authorities found a 55-gallon drum containing a female body buried under his porch, Inside Edition reports.

“OK, my mama’s under the porch. Y’all got me,” Nathaniel Sebastian, 32, allegedly said to deputies who went to the house with a search warrant after his mother went missing.

Sebastian was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, and promoting prison contraband after police found a homemade handcuff key in his mouth during booking.

Though police have not formally identified the corpse, Sebastian’s mother, Susan Mayo, 60, was reported missing June 17 by her other children. 

She lived with Sebastian, who was reportedly a big fan of John Wayne Gacy, an Illinois serial killer who buried his victims under his house. Gacy was executed in 1994 after being found responsible for dozens of murders.

Sebastian had talked about Gacy on Facebook and even discussed the serial killer with a

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Serial Killer Fan Nathaniel Sebastian Arrested For Killing Mom …

An Alabama man is accused of murder after authorities found a 55-gallon drum containing a female body buried under his porch, Inside Edition reports.

“OK, my mama’s under the porch. Y’all got me,” Nathaniel Sebastian, 32, allegedly said to deputies who went to the house with a search warrant after his mother went missing.

Sebastian was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, and promoting prison contraband after police found a homemade handcuff key in his mouth during booking.

Though police have not formally identified the corpse, Sebastian’s mother, Susan Mayo, 60, was reported missing June 17 by her other children. 

She lived with Sebastian, who was reportedly a big fan of John Wayne Gacy, an Illinois serial killer who buried his victims under his house. Gacy was executed in 1994 after being found responsible for dozens of murders.

Sebastian had talked about Gacy on Facebook and even discussed the serial killer with a

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‘Jenny Jones Show’ Killer Who Murdered Male Admirer Days After Taping Secret Crushes Episode Is Freed From Prison

In 1995, Jenny Jones’ popular talk show ran a segment on secret crushes. Audiences cheered as Scott Amedure revealed his admiration for acquaintance Jonathan Schmitz — but the episode’s history is mired in horror.

A few days after the filming, Amedure was found dead.

According to CBS, Schmitz had killed Amedure over his same-sex crush, shooting him dead in his mobile home three days after the taping. He turned himself into police, saying he committed the crime because he was embarrassed on national television.

Now, more than two decades later, Schmitz is walking free.

The episode, which never aired due to the fallout from the murder, has recently been made available. In it, Schmitz can be seen demurely saying that he is “completely heterosexual,” while looking uncomfortable.

“What you are seeing on the tape is a 24-year-old man facing the studio audience and the camera with what I consider to be an ambush,” Richard Thompson, the prosecutor in the

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August 18, 2005: The BTK Killer Receives 10 Consecutive Life Sentences

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On August 18, 2005 Dennis Rader, also known as the BTK killer, received 10 consecutive life sentences for a series of murders.  The serial killer’s moniker stood for “bind, torture, and kill.” He terrorized the Wichita, Kansas area for decades and when his identity was revealed it stunned his community: The seemingly normal Rader was married with children, a Boy Scout troop leader and an active church member. But he had a much darker side.

In 1974 he strangled four members of the Oteros family in their home.

After the killings, he began toying with police and the media, and seeking out fame for his crimes. He placed a letter in a public library book, claiming responsibility for killing the Otero family. In it, he wrote: “It’s hard to control myself. You probably call me

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Face-Biting Killer Frat Boy Austin Harrouff Won’t Face Death Penalty

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the Florida State University student who savagely murdered a couple and attempted to eat the face off one of his victim’s, according to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. Austin Harrouff, 20, faces a litany of charges, including first-degree murder, for the attack which occurred exactly a year ago Tuesday, and resulted in the deaths of Michelle Mishcon, 53, and John Stevens III, 59.

“After careful review of the case and applying the statute that controls the seeking of the death penalty, it was decided to not seek it,” said assistant state attorney Jeff Hendriks, who is prosecuting the case. Members of the victim’s families were told about the decision earlier in the week, including John Stevens IV, who had previously told West Palm Beach NBC affiliate WPTV he had hoped the state would seek Harrouff’s execution.

It was August 15, 2016, when the bodybuilding

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Netflix’s Creepy New Serial Killer Show ‘Mindhunter’ Is Based On A Terrifying True Story

Today, Netflix dropped the first full trailer for its upcoming crime series “Mindhunter.” Directed by David Fincher (best known for his work on the “Gone Girl” film and “Zodiac”), the new series is set to explore the horror and drama behind some of the earliest investigations into serial killers.

Starring Johnathon Groff as Holden Ford and Holt McCallany as Bill Tench, the show is based on the real-life work of  John E. Douglas and Robert K. Ressler. Douglas and Ressler were FBI agents specifically assigned with the task of investigating what would eventually be known as serial murder.

The show is loosely based on the criminal psychology book of the same title, a groundbreaking work that explored the motives behind some of the country’s most gruesome repeat murderers. The book details the beginnings of what become known as psychological profiling, which is a theory used by investigators suggesting parts of a killer’s personality

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Serial Killer Cosmo DiNardo Claims To Have Murdered At Least Two Others

The suspect who has confessed to murdering four young men and burying their bodies on his parents farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania is now claiming he has killed before.

According to CBS Philadelphia, 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo has confessed that he was involved in at least two other killings in Philadelphia over the last five years.

“Given what he was already been accused of it’s certainly a possibility we would be remissed if we didn’t investigate further,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told NBC Philadelphia.

Last week, DiNardo  confessed to murdering Jimi Taro Patrick, 19; Dean Finocchiaro, 19; Mark Sturgis, 22, and Tom Meo, 21. The four young men were shot and buried on DiNardo’s family farm. Families of the four have announced funeral plans this week. 

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Behind Oxygen’s Killer Rebranding

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High-end true-crime series such as Netflix’s Making a Murderer and This American Life podcast Serial played a significant part in Oxygen’s decision to remake itself as the destination for crime series. The rebrand has been gradual, but it’s now kicking in in earnest, with a new logo making its way to air, and the resurrection of Dick Wolf’s Cold Justice series, which debuts July 22, among other crime show launches.

Rod Aissa, Oxygen executive VP of original programming and development, said the wildly popular crime series on Netflix and podcasts such as Serial revealed a younger version of the true-crime fan that Oxygen executives found intriguing. He speaks of a new wave of women consuming those pop-culture staples.

“We’re looking to engage with younger women,” he said, “this next generation of crime viewer.”

Oxygen was launched in 2000 by Geraldine Laybourne, Oprah Winfrey and

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