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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.

Catherine Stroup, Michael Searight: ‘To Love, Honor, & Betray’ True Story Of Jim Stroup

Catherine Stroup, Jim Stroup’s wife, inspired the true-story movie To Love, Honor, and Betray. Catherine Stroup was murdered by the Leach brothers, two men hired by her son-in-law Michael Seawright. The movie, To Love, Honor, and Betray, first aired on CBS on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, and it aired for years on Lifetime. The names of the real people and the real locations were changed in the TV movie. The real woman died in 1983. I wrote about the case extensively on the now defunct website Movies Based On True Stories Database and Archives.

 

To Love, Honor, and Betray Movie

When a nurse finds out that her father is a womanizer and her mother ends up dead, she suspects the killer is her father. Her testimony helps put him away, until further evidence suggests the murder was masterminded by her husband. (starring James Brolin, Crystal Bernard, David Cubitt, and Dee Wallace

Read more at: https://tvcrimesky.com/2018/02/22/catherine-stroup-michael-searight-to-love-honor-betray-true-story-of-jim-stroup/942

‘Destructive’ deer targeted in cull at University of Michigan Dearborn

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They’re already back. All it took was an unusual February warm spell this past week for the tiny insects causing an increasingly big problem in Michigan to become active once again, beginning their hunt for blood.
Detroit Free Press

Sharpshooters will take to the trees at University of Michigan Dearborn starting Saturday to kill deer that officials say threaten the environment and could harbor disease-carrying ticks.

The goal is to reduce the deer population from 70 to about 20-30, university spokesman Ken Kettenbeil said. The cull will take place in part of the wooded, 300-acre Environmental Study Area during spring break.  

A deer tick was found last year

Read more at: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/02/22/deer-cull-university-michigan-dearborn/360260002/

Deer cull planned at University of Michigan Dearborn

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They’re already back. All it took was an unusual February warm spell this past week for the tiny insects causing an increasingly big problem in Michigan to become active once again, beginning their hunt for blood.
Detroit Free Press

Sharpshooters will take to the trees at University of Michigan Dearborn starting Saturday to kill deer that officials say threaten the environment and could harbor disease-carrying ticks.

The goal is to reduce the deer population from 70 to about 20-30, university spokesman Ken Kettenbeil said.The cull will take place in part of the wooded, 300-acre Environmental Study Area during spring break.  

A deer tick was found last year for

Read more at: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/02/22/deer-cull-university-michigan-dearborn/360260002/

”Vanity Fair Confidential’ episode addresses sexual assault at U.Va.

The Feb. 5 season four premiere of  “Vanity Fair Confidential” — a television series on Investigation Discovery that delves into crime stories covered by the magazine — brought cases of sexual assault at the University once again into the national spotlight. The episode, titled “Shadows on the Lawn,” included voiced-over narratives and first-person interviews with University alumna Liz Seccuro, who was sexually assaulted during her first year at University in 1984 and received an apology from one of her attackers 21 years later. The episode also dealt with the repercussions of the now-retracted 2014 article in Rolling Stone Magazine that told the alleged story of a University student and the gang-rape she endured at a U.Va. fraternity.

“I was being told from all over that … people were telling my story,” Seccuro said in an interview with The Cavalier Daily. “I was sort of like, ‘Well wait a

Read more at: http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2018/02/vanity-fair-confidential-episode-addresses-sexual-assault-at-uva

Edward Lowry’s brutal murder in South Dakota robbery is solved with CCTV on See No Evil

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A family photo of murder victim Edward Lowry, whose assailants were captured on CCTV

This week See No Evil shows how CCTV helped put together the last movements of murder victim Edward Lowry and even caught his killers spending his money.

September 17, 2015, Rapid City in South Dakota, and 56-year-old Edward Lowry was on a night out for a few drinks and little gambling. Sadly it proved to be his last night alive as on his way home he was brutally beaten and stabbed to death in a parking lot for his wallet.

The police found very little evidence at the scene of the crime and there are no witnesses, but luckily there was plenty of security camera footage.

CCTV showed that Lowry took some cash out of an ATM just before midnight and then headed to the South

Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/edward-lowrys-brutal-murder-in-south-dakota-robbery-is-solved-with-cctv-on-see-no-evil/

Case of American Falls man who disappeared 11-years-ago gets national attention

The unsolved disappearance case of Jeramy Burt, who grew up in American Falls and vanished 11 years ago this month, made national headlines this week in a cold case spotlight feature on NBC News Dateline’s website.

Jeramy’s case first garnered national attention when it was featured on an episode of “Disappeared” in 2010, a series broadcast on the Investigation Discovery network that documented missing persons cases.

His mother, Sheryl Burt, a former school bus driver in American Falls, told the Journal in 2014 that she believed her son was the victim of an act of revenge waged by his divorce attorney, Jeannie Braun, of Boise.

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Before a grand jury in 2004, Jeramy testified against Braun for illegal activity she was involved in. Jeramy had secretly taped conversations with Braun, his mother said.

Read more at: https://idahostatejournal.com/members/case-of-american-falls-man-who-disappeared--years-ago/article_6865f6f3-b9b6-5a36-b16b-e56fb6007469.html

Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh Named President Of Sirens Media …

Real Housewives of New Jersey producer Sirens Media has tapped veteran TV executive and producer Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh as president. In addition, company founders Rebecca Toth Diefenbach and Valerie Haselton will transition to creative directors of Sirens Media, part of ITV America production group.

In her new role as president, Sebastian-Dayeh will have responsibility for all content creation across a range of genres for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. She will report jointly to ITV America CEO David George and ITV America President Adam Sher.

Sebastian-Dayeh joins Sirens Media from her role as SVP of development at ITV Entertainment, also part of ITV America, where since 2016 she has spearheaded development for the production label, creating and producing series and formats such as The Four: Battle for Stardom for Fox, just picked up for its second season, and Four Weddings, which returns to TLC later this year.

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Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/02/jessica-sebastian-dayeh-president-sirens-media-1202296514/