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Was the Jackie Galloway murder inspired by Postmortem?


Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

    Some interesting facts about Postmortum and Patricia Cornwell:

  • Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta) is an award-winning novel and it launched Patricia Cornwell’s career.
  • Postmortem is based on Richmond’s real-life “South Side Strangler” case.
  • Patricia Cornwell is a former reporter and has worked in a medical examiner’s office.

Read about the Jackie Galloway murder.

Michele ‘Shelli’ Whitaker: ID’s ‘Gone’ Follows Missing Spartanburg Woman Found Alive

The Michele “Shelli” Whitaker (Michelle Shelly Whitaker) Spartanburg missing person case got some attention last night on ID’s Gone documentary crime series. The missing woman, also known as Michele “Shelly” Whitaker, vanished fifteen years ago. Her story made headlines and was featured on a crime show.

 

Six years after Michele Whitaker’s disappearance, she was found alive in Oregon. Gone on Investigation Discovery will recount the turmoil and anguish her family went through while trying to find her. It will also reveal what Michele Whitaker’s life was like during those years. The interviewees include Michele Whitaker’s mother, sister, and law enforcement officials.

 

 

The Investigation Discovery TV show Gone will dramatize the events leading up to the disappearance of Michele Whitaker. The 33-year-old woman vanished without a trace in August of 2002. She was last seen leaving a jail where she had been arrested for driving under the influence. Police officials released her

Read more at: https://tvcrimesky.com/2017/08/22/michele-shelli-whitaker-ids-gone-follows-missing-spartanburg-woman-found-alive/565

David Wiegand on TV, Aug. 23


ID, a.k.a. the Investigation Discovery channel, premieres the potentially powerful series “Shattered” at 10 p.m. The premise of the show is to consider the broader, longer-range effects of a homicide. Each case will feature interviews with loved ones, witnesses, law enforcement officials and others whose lives are affected not only in the hours and days immediately after the crime, but for years to come. The show premieres after the seventh season start of “Homicide Hunter” at 9 p.m.

Season seven of “Alaskan Bush People” wraps on the Discovery Channel at 9 p.m. Also at 9, the sixth season of “Buying and Selling: A Single Mom’s

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/David-Wiegand-on-TV-Aug-23-11950224.php

Serial husband and boyfriend killer Cynthia Phillips is spotlighted in American Monster

Cynthia Phillips as played by an actress

Cynthia Phillips (seen above played by actress in recreation) had a way with men and murder

This week American Monster spotlights the dark desires and greed that led to and Cynthia Phillips to attempt to kill her husband Ron.

Colorado, 1995, Ron and Cynthia Phillips move to a remote town and try to settle themselves and their four children into this new life.

However, things take a dark turn when a man Cynthia tried to hire as a hitman turns her into the police. She wanted to kill her husband and possibly collect life insurance money. But this shocking incident was only the tip of a string of suspicious deaths and murder attempts that Cynthia had been involved in.

She was convicted convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison for trying to kill Ron, but police continued their investigation

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/serial-husband-and-boyfriend-killer-cynthia-phillips-is-spotlighted-in-american-monster/

ID partners with People on social justice

The goal is to inspire viewers to take action and make a difference in the lives of others. Also, as part of the partnership, People will co-host the annual Inspire a Difference honours event in New York on 2 November, to recognise the work of three celebrity honourees and one everyday hero for their commitment to raising awareness and providing resources and education to victims of crime and social injustice. Past celebrity honourees have included Angie Harmon, Joy Behar, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Chenoweth, Rosario Dawson and Dave Navarro.

ID will leverage the People brand by asking its readers to nominate an everyday hero in the magazine’s 28 August issue. One reader will be honoured in an autumn issue of People, and their chosen charity will receive a $5,000 donation from ID.

“People has become a great programming partner to ID through our hit series People Magazine Investigates, and we were

Read more at: https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2017082048479/id-partners-with-people-on-social-justice.html

Michael ‘Mike’ Berry: The Real ‘Dino’ Plus, Falicia Blakely Talks In New Book ‘A Treacherous Hustle’ By Sereniti Hall

Michael Berry is the name of the real “Dino” portrayed in TV One‘s true-crime movie When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story. After seeing the film, many will want to know where he is now. Today, he is serving time at the Georgia State prison for possession charges. Falicia Blakely knew him as “Mike.” One very detailed account about the real “Dino,” and the true events that inspired the film, can be found in an old Creative Loafing article, which is available online. Michael “Dino” Berry was never prosecuted for the Atlanta murders. The movie about their lives airs next Monday, August 28, at 9 p.m., according to Rolling Out.

 

The murders of Raymond Goodwin, Claudell “Doc” Christmas, and Lemetrius Twitty occurred in 2002. Three years later, “Dino” (Mike Berry), was convicted on unrelated charges, while Falicia Blakely was sentenced to prison for life for the murders she said he ordered. Michael Berry’s stints

Read more at: http://tvcrimesky.com/2017/08/19/michael-mike-berry-the-real-dino-plus-falicia-blakely-talks-in-new-book-a-treacherous-hustle-by-sereniti-hall/550

Investigation Discovery to feature case of Spartanburg woman who disappeared for six years

A former missing person case in Spartanburg will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Gone” on the Investigation Discovery network next week.

Michele Whitaker disappeared in 2002 without any clues to her whereabouts. Then, on the sixth anniversary of her disappearance, she was found alive.

She has since returned to the area and is living a productive life, said her mother, Laura Andrews.

The episode highlights Andrews’ effort to find answers. An argument between mother and daughter about Whitaker’s rebellious behavior prompted her to leave, according to a statement from Investigation Discovery.

Andrews said by phone this week that Whitaker left because she felt no one would care if she was gone.

“She would sometimes not speak to me in a few days but something told me that it was different. Her not being around even for a few days,

Read more at: http://www.goupstate.com/news/20170818/investigation-discovery-to-feature-case-of-spartanburg-woman-who-disappeared-for-six-years