Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stephanie Bennett, Drew Planten: Investigation Discovery Shines Light On Lake Lynn Rape, Murder Of North Carolina …

Stephanie Bennett of the Lake Lynn murder case in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be show on Investigation Discovery’s next Unusual Suspects, a compelling crime documentary series that features true crime cases that involved an unusual suspect. Stephanie Bennett was murdered in 2002 in her apartment, which she shared with her roommate. It took detectives three years to finally get the evidence to crack the case. The 35-year old man indicted was Drew Edward Planten, a shy and antisocial misfit who had a penchant for raping and killing women. Planten was never brought to justice. WRAL reported that the mentally-disturbed man committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell before he could be brought to trial.

The Stephanie Bennett–Drew Planten case has been played out on Forensic Files and Investigation Discovery’s Nightmare Next Door and Southern Fried Homicide. On Sunday’s episode, entitled “Vicious Voyeur,” ID fans will listen

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‘Making A Murderer’ Really Sugarcoated Steven Avery’s Animal Cruelty Case: Find Out The Awful Details

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It seems like ever since the release of Making a Murderer in the middle of December, we’ve been looking for something to fill the true crime obsession-shaped hole in our hearts. Earlier this month, Investigation Discovery and Dateline promised to fill that hole by cranking out two follow-up documentaries that aired this weekend. So how was Investigation Discovery’s much-discussed Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty? Let’s just say, if you’ve been closely following the case, you’re going to be disappointed.

Netflix’s Making a Murderer follows the trials and imprisonment of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin native. Avery was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in 1985 and spent the next 18 years in prison. Shortly after DNA evidence exonerated him, Avery became the main suspect in

Read more at: http://decider.com/2016/01/31/making-a-murder-investigation-discovery-special/

These Two Specials Promise To Explore Your Unanswered Making A Murderer Questions

Interest in Making a Murderer does not seem to wane despite the show’s month-old release date.

There’s this reporter who can’t stop thinking about the case, a recent QA with the series creators, and an interview with special prosecutor Ken Kratz. That’s just in the last eight days, when the conversation around the Avery verdict has gone from a boil to a simmer.

It’s hard to say, at this point, whether either of two new specials will contain the magic bullet that will make up America’s mind. However, the constant trial and retrial of the case in the media seems to indicate that a new actual trial is more than due. On that front, Steven Avery’s new lawyer seems to be making huge strides. The preponderance of public opinion seems to indicate that a new trial is at least a possibility. Which represents hope for the credibility of

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Discovery’s Killing Fields True Crime Series Gives Brother of Murder Victim Eugenie Boisfontaine Hope of 1997 Cold …

Over the past 19 years, Curt Boisfontaine has come to grips with the idea that whoever killed his sister Eugenie in 1997 and dumped her body in a Louisiana bayou might never face justice.

“I believed it would be one of those cases that would remain unsolved,” says Boisfontaine in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.

But all that changed when he heard that the cold case investigation of his sister’s murder would be featured in Discovery’s new true-crime series, Killing Fields, which airs its fourth episode tonight at 10 PM EST.

The six-episode documentary series follows former Iberville Parish Det. Rodie Sanchez, who comes out of retirement to investigate Eugenie’s murder, which he was unable to solve nearly two decades ago, a fact that has haunted him ever since.

Eugenie, a 34-year-old Louisiana State University grad student at the time, had been

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/killing-fields-brother-of-eugenie-boisfontaine-hopeful-about-cold-case/

Investigation Discovery ‘Making a Murderer’ Special Gets Air Date

Richard Paul White: ID’s ‘Evil Lives Here’ Tells Story Of Sister Of Colorado Serial Killer Who Buried Victims In …

Richard Paul White, the Colorado serial killer who buried two people in his yard over a decade ago, will have his story told by his sister on the next episode of Evil Lives Here, a new crime documentary series that debuted last week on Investigation Discovery, according to TV Ruckus. Evil Lives Here is an hour-long television series that holds interviews with the family members of those who’ve committed acts of murder. The show is quite different from most of Investigation Discovery’s program line-up. On Sunday night’s episode entitled “My Brother’s Secret,” Investigation Discovery viewers will learn that serial killer Richard Paul White murdered at least five people in Denver, Colorado. Four of his victims were Annaletia Maria Gonzales, Victoria Lyn Turpin, Torrey Marie Foster, and Jason Reichardt. For his atrocities, he was sentenced to three life terms in a Colorado correctional facility.

Not much is known

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INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY HAS BEST WEEK EVER IN PRIME DELIVERY AMONG P2+ AND HH BOLSTERED BY …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY HAS BEST WEEK EVER IN PRIME DELIVERY AMONG P2+ AND HH BOLSTERED BY PREMIERE OF ALL-NEW SERIES “EVIL LIVES HERE”

–Series Debut of EVIL LIVES HERE on Sunday, January 17 at 10/9c was ID’s Best Series Debut Ever for Delivery Among P2+ and HH–

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Coming off the record setting performance of Investigation Discovery’s (ID) #1 hit series HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA last week, the hits just keep coming. Bolstered by the premiere of ID’s all-new series EVIL LIVES HERE, ID celebrated its best week ever in Prime delivery among P2+ (1.189 million) and HH (992k) on L3+ Day viewing.

The series debut of EVIL LIVES HERE on Sunday, January 17 at 10/9c was the network’s best series debut ever and

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2016/01/22/investigation-discovery-has-best-week-ever-in-prime-delivery-among-p2plus-and-hh-bolstered-by-premiere-of-all-new-series-evil-lives-here-214222/20160122id01/

Investigation Discovery Has Best Week Ever in Prime Delivery Among P2+ and HH Bolstered by Premiere of All-New …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY HAS BEST WEEK EVER IN PRIME DELIVERY AMONG P2+ AND HH BOLSTERED BY PREMIERE OF ALL-NEW SERIES “EVIL LIVES HERE”

–Series Debut of EVIL LIVES HERE on Sunday, January 17 at 10/9c was ID’s Best Series Debut Ever for Delivery Among P2+ and HH–

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Coming off the record setting performance of Investigation Discovery’s (ID) #1 hit series HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA last week, the hits just keep coming. Bolstered by the premiere of ID’s all-new series EVIL LIVES HERE, ID celebrated its best week ever in Prime delivery among P2+ (1.189 million) and HH (992k) on L3+ Day viewing.

The series debut of EVIL LIVES HERE on Sunday, January 17 at 10/9c was the network’s best series debut ever and

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2016/01/22/investigation-discovery-has-best-week-ever-in-prime-delivery-among-p2plus-and-hh-bolstered-by-premiere-of-all-new-series-evil-lives-here-214222/20160122id01/