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.
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When Mechele Linehan was convicted in 2007 as a conspirator in the 1996 killing of a man who’d once thought he was going to marry her, it looked like the crime was solved.
An Anchorage jury determined Linehan, a former exotic dancer, had persuaded a former lover, John Carlin III, to kill Kent Leppink, 36, a fisherman who lived with her and told his family that the two were engaged. At the time, Linehan also was involved with a third man.
But a 2010 appeals court ruling overturned Linehan’s conviction, leaving the case wide open.
PEOPLE Staff Writer Caitlin Keating discussed the case on Friday morning’s People Now. The case is also the focus of the next episode of People Magazine Investigates. The episode, titled “Alaskan Temptress,” airs Monday on Investigation Discovery (9 p.m. ET).
“Mechele was beautiful, charismatic, and a real listening ear to every guy that walked into her exotic dancing venue,” Keating
The 1981 slaying of a woman in Coralville, which took more than 20 years to solve, will be featured on a true crime drama show Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.
The show, “On the Case with Paula Zahn,” will explore the murder of 22-year-old Vicki Lynn Klotzbach and the 22 years it took investigators, with the help of strides in DNA testing, to win a conviction. The episode, “A Murder in Coralville,” will air at 9 p.m., the city said in a statement.
Klotzbach was reported missing Oct. 20, 1981, after she failed to show at work. Three days later, her partially nude body was found in a vacant cornfield in a rural part of the city, north of Interstate Highway 80 and west of Highway 218. She had been raped and shot once
Momentum Content has renewed its overall co-production deal with Blackfin, one year after its initial launch.
Christina Douglas exited Discovery Communications-owned Investigation Discovery last January to lead the firm, which specializes in creating, developing and producing crime formats and unscripted programming. She is currently based out of Blackfin’s New York offices, working closely alongside CEO Geno McDermott.
“We’ve had a fast start out of the gate thanks in part to our incredible partner Blackfin,” said Douglas, in a statement. “It’s been an honor to work with Geno McDermott who stands out among the crowd as a true visionary.”
Going into its second year, Momentum has recruited another former ID Exec. Anna Snead, who has been with Momentum as a consultant since June, has been named head of development.
In this role, Snead (pictured) will produce true-crime content alongside Douglas, driving Momentum’s development strategy across genres with an expanded emphasis on character, talent and
UK and New York-based prodco Lion Television, has upped Jennifer Silverman to vice-president of production.
In her expanded role, Silverman will continue to oversee production on a range of content.
In her previous role as executive producer, Silverman oversaw the creation and production of multiple series, specials and pilots in genres from true crime to nature.
Silverman joined the company in 2009 as series producer of the PBS series, History Detectives and led production for three seasons. She was also production lead for History Detectives: Special Investigations.
Additional executive producing credits include The 1980′s: The Deadliest Decade and Six Degrees of Murder for Discovery Investigation Discovery; How Dogs Got Their Shape and Puppies vs. The World for Nat Geo Wild; Follow Your Past for the Travel Channel; and Blood Feuds for American Heroes Channel.
Prior to joining Lion, Silverman was a freelance writer and producer working on series and specials for NBC, The History Channel, TLC, Discovery ID and more.
MIAMI — In this Peak TV moment, the dearth of new first-run product for sale at NATPE speaks volumes about the fragmented state of the content marketplace.
Yes, it’s the best of times for producers who have no shortage of outlets hunting for distinctive original content. But it’s not the best of times for finding a way to make real money from new shows at a time when the cost of every aspect of production is soaring simply because there are so many players chasing talent and deals.
The first-run syndication business that was the traditional underpinning of the annual National Association of Television Program Executives conference has been in a long slump, beset by declining ratings and softness in local advertising. The two new strips that did hit the market reflected the needs of stations for plug-and-play shows that are highly cost efficient (read: no big license fees)
Baruch Performing Arts Center presents HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC on February 8 and 9, 2018 at 7pm, and February 10, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets are $36 and may be purchased at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/977521.
HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a fun, poignant and deeply moving coming of age story of a girl in a brothel. In this one-woman show, meet the priest, pimp, Madame, eunuch and others that make up her world. HONOUR delves into a child’s life pushed to the brink; will she escape her fate? Memoirs of Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire in this vibrant award-winning stage show with original music, colors of India and a riveting mother-daughter tale told in the
LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A doctor at Baptist Health Lexington has been taken into custody after allegedly showing up intoxicated to do a surgery. A spokesperson with Baptist Health Lexington confirms that Dr. Theodore Gerstle, a plastic surgeon, was arrested after leaving the hospital. He had just had a confrontation with hospital administration. Dr. Gestle’s privileges have been revoked pending an investigation. He has been charged with a public intoxication charge.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WBIR) — Visitors staying Saturday at a cabin in Gatlinburg got a close encounter with a baby black bear. WBIR reports here that Tanya Young said she and her group had just arrived at their cabin, went inside but didn’t lock their vehicle. Apparently lured by the smell of dog treats inside the car, a baby bear opened the vehicle’s door and climbed inside. The door closed behind it. Young said they heard the car’s horn honking, and discovered the furr…