Monthly Archives: June 2014

LOP murder for hire case resurrected on TV show

In 2003, a murder for hire case stemming from a neighbors’ dispute in Lake of the Pines shocked the entire county.

William Weismann ended up pleading no contest to two charges of soliciting to commit murder after he was charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill his next-door neighbor, Tom Wess Jr., and was sentenced to five years in prison.

The sensational case now has made its way to television, with an entire episode, titled “Welcome to Murder Street,” airing on Investigation Discovery’s six-part series, “Fear Thy Neighbor.”

The episode originally aired May 19 and will be on next at 3 p.m. EST Sunday.

According to The Union archives, the case began as a property line dispute after the Weismanns moved into their home in August 2000.

Weismann said Wess engaged in tactics including smashing

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National TV spotlight to shine on murder of former York mayor

Julia Phillips – convicted of murdering former York Mayor Melvin Roberts over money and drugs, who sought attention her whole life until it came with handcuffs and prison bars at age 70 – can watch television from prison on Thursday night.

Roberts’ two sons plan to watch the Investigation Discovery program titled “Romance is Dead Thursday night, if the portrayal of their father dead at age 79 with a zip tie around his neck is not too much to bear. They were interviewed for the show.

The cops who caught Phillips, but are still looking for others they believe killed Roberts, will watch. They were interviewed.

The prosecutor who put Phillips in prison for life will watch. She was interviewed.

The Herald columnist who covered the case – from Roberts’ death in February 2010 through the arrest of his girlfriend, Phillips, later that year and her conviction in 2013 – will watch. I was

Read more at: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andrew-dys/article12296921.html