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Daughter of Murdered Hollywood Actress Christa Helm Is Still Seeking Justice For Her Mother

Recently, an episode of Oxygen’s Mysteries Scandals focused on the untimely and tragic death of Christa Helm. An aspiring actress and known Hollywood socialite, Helm was murdered in West Hollywood in 1977.

Watch the full episode here.

Her daughter Nicole Clements was also featured in the episode hoping to find some sort of justice or solace all these years later. “My mother was a very complicated woman, like so many of us,” Clements tells Oxygen exclusively. “She used her brain as well as her charm. She was warm and loving to those of us she loved and cared for. She was also fearless with her ambition.”

Clements still struggles with the reality of her mother’s death, noting that some memories are just too harsh to recall. In the episode, it’s noted that Clements wasn’t even told the real reason her mother passed away until later. “I believe it was a couple of

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Why The Mysterious Shooting Of Robert Blake’s Wife Is Still Unsolved Over 15 Years Later

Robert Blake kicked off his impressive acting career as a child, starring in “Our Gang.” As an adult, he starred in movies like “In Cold Blood” and “Town Without Pity.” Decades later, he was arrested for murder.

In 2001, Blake’s second wife Bonnie Lee Bakley was murdered. After the couple dined in an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, Bakley got into their car. Blake claimed he ran back to the restaurant to pick up a gun he left behind. When he returned to the car, according to Blake, he found his wife shot to death. The gun that Blake picked up at the restaurant was not the same gun used to kill his wife.

Prosecutors accused him of being the mastermind of her death, claiming he wanted out of their marriage, according to ABC News. He pleaded not guilty and was acquitted of her murder in 2005.

Overwhelmed with

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Mom Arrested After Police Find Baby Dead In Backyard With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

The body of a dead infant, with its umbilical cord still attached, was discovered in a backyard. The naked newborn’s remains were discovered on Tuesday behind a home in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, according to the Denver Post.

The alleged mother, Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 23, was arrested on first-degree murder charges. She was renting out a room in the area where the baby was found, according to the Denver Channel. A witness called police after making the horrendous discovery. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined. 

Wasinger-Konrad is being held without bond. It is unclear at this time if she has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf. Her grandfather told 9 News that in recent months, she looked pregnant and had rapidly gained weight, but when he allegedly confronted Wasinger-Konrad about the possibility of her being pregnant, she denied it. 

Sheriff Tony Spurlock stated in a news

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SC man on death row for parents’ double murder in 1997 still appeals

Twenty years ago, Terry and Earl Robertson were beaten and stabbed to death in their Rock Hill home. Their son, James Robertson was charged and convicted of the killings.

Robertson, known as “Jimmy,” has been on South Carolina’s death row for 18 years, since his 1999 conviction for double murder, armed robbery and credit card fraud.

Saturday, Nov. 25 is the 20th anniversary of the murders and subsequent arrest. The deaths, and the ensuing trial, captured the nation’s attention and continues to do so. This weekend, there will be a TV special focusing on the Rock Hill case.

Meanwhile, Robertson is not done with his appeals.

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On Dec. 1, he will have a hearing on his latest attempt to get a new trial or his sentence overturned. State prosecutors with the

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‘Can’t undo death’: Rock Hill man, convicted of killing parents in 1997, still appeals

Twenty years ago, Terry and Earl Robertson were beaten and stabbed to death in their Rock Hill home. Their son, James Robertson was charged and convicted of the killings.

Robertson, known as “Jimmy,” has been on South Carolina’s death row for 18 years, since his 1999 conviction for double murder, armed robbery and credit card fraud.

Saturday, Nov. 25 is the 20th anniversary of the murders and subsequent arrest. The deaths, and the ensuing trial, captured the nation’s attention and continues to do so. This weekend, there will be a TV special focusing on the Rock Hill case.

Meanwhile, Robertson is not done with his appeals.

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On Dec. 1, he will have a hearing on his latest attempt to get a new trial or his sentence overturned. State prosecutors

Read more at: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/crime/article186308478.html

3 Michigan Children Still Missing 7 Years After Their Dad ‘Gave Them To A Group’

Three brothers have been missing from the town of Morenci, Michigan since 2010. Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton vanished from their home seven years ago, the day after Thanksgiving, according to Click On Detroit. Andrew was 9 years old, Alexander was 7 and Tanner was 5 at the time of their disappearance. The National Center for Missing Children has created age-progressed photos of what the brothers could possibly look like now.

The boys’ mother, Tanya Skelton, told Morenci police that her husband John Skelton had the children last. He was supposed to bring the boys back home to her. John’s original story was that he gave his three sons to “a group.” No group has ever come forward. It is unclear what kind of group he meant. Since then, his story has allegedly changed. John is currently in prison, serving 10 to 15 years, on an unlawful imprisonment charge, according

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Why The Murder Of JonBenét Ramsey Is Still So Haunting And Unsettling 20 Years Later

It is one of the most arresting images of the 1990s: the 6-year-old beauty queen done up in lipstick and eyelashes, her blonde curls falling about her face. The aspects of her all too brief life fascinate us as much as the brutal details of her death and the mystery of who killed her. Since her mother Patsy called 911 to report her daughter missing that fateful December morning, we have been fascinated by the murder of JonBenét Ramsey.

From the outside, the Ramsey family of Boulder, Colorado appeared to be the perfect American family. Father John was a successful businessman, while his wife Patsy was a former Miss West Virginia. They had two children: Burke, 9, and younger sister JonBenét. From a young age, Patsy had enrolled JonBenét in a series of child beauty pageants, for which she won the titles of America’s Royale Miss, Little Miss Charlevoix, Little Miss

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5 Questions We Still Have About The Death Of Tupac Shakur

Snapped Notorious: Tupac Shakur airs Sunday, September 10 at 6/5c.

Rap legend Tupac Shakur was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996 at the age of 25. Snapped: Notorious ‘Tupac and Biggie Special’ investigates the infamous crime with commentary and reactions from Tupac’s friends, business associates and industry insiders including rapper Yo-Yo, collaborator Danny Boy and journalist Toure. Despite being so high profile, no charges have been filed in the murder of Tupac Shakur. Here’s five questions we still have about his death.

 

Gang Related?

One of the most prevailing theories about Tupac’s death involves an altercation with the Crips. Hours before he was shot, the rapper was seen in a scuffle at the MGM Grand—caught on camera—with gang member Orlando Anderson. Although a gun matching Tupac’s murder weapon was found in Anderson’s home afterwards, he was never questioned by authorities.

 

East Coast

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What Happened To Child Star Joseph Pichler: Foul Play, Suicide Or Still Alive?

A child star vanished without a trace in the early morning hours of January 5, 2006. Joseph Pichler, 18, left a party in Bremerton, Washington. When he left the get-together, friends said he was in good spirits. That was the last time anyone ever saw him. His Toyota was later found parked behind a Mexican restaurant.

Joe had been acting since he was a child, and starred as Brennan Newton in the third and fourth installments of the Beethoven movies. He had parts in The Fan, When Good Ghouls Go Bad and a storring role in Varsity Blues. His co-stars spoke highly of him.

“He was really sweet,” James Van Der Beek told People. “And he was really, really good. I was inspired by him.”

Jesse Plemons, who starred with Joe in Children on Their Birthdays, said: “He knew the names of everyone on the crew, took time to get to know them, and

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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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