Monthly Archives: July 2016

Discovery’s ‘Killing Fields’ returning to Louisiana for new season

Killing Fields” is coming back to Louisiana. Producers of the Discovery Channel true-crime series have filed paperwork with the state to shoot the show’s second season – or technically season “1B” – in Iberville Parish, the same location of the series’ first season.

Details on the new season are still few, but a Discovery spokesman said it will follow the core group of Iberville Parish sheriff’s detectives from the first season but will branch out to include other officers. Also like the first season, their investigations will unfold “in real time.”

The investigation in the six-episode Season 1 focused on the 1997 Iberville Parish death of LSU grad student Eugenie Boisfontaine, whose case was reopened for Discovery’s cameras by retired detective Rodie Sanchez and his young partner, Aubrey St. Angelo.

Arriving in the wake of the success of such true-crime projects as “Serial,” “Making a Murderer” and “The Jinx,” Discovery’s “Killing Fields”

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Tamron Hall Investigates Guns On Campus

Our nation’s first campus shooting took place on August 1st, 1966 at the University of Texas at Austin when 25-year old engineering student, Charles Whitman stood atop of the university’s clock tower spraying ammunition from a high-powered rifle at unsuspecting colleagues for over an hour and a half. By the time it was all said and done, Whitman murdered 16 innocent victims in addition to his own life coming to an end.


Tamron Hall courtesy of Investigation Discovery

Next month marks the 50th anniversary of this senseless and horrendous act and the University of Texas is now faced with another challenge—SB11, the latest gun law implemented by the Texas legislature that allows students to carry concealed weapons on campus and in the classroom. Tamron Hall, co-host of NBC News’ TODAY and anchor of MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall, as well as host of

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Karen Pannell, Tim Permenter: ‘Six Degrees Of Murder’ Airs ‘Written In Blood’ Story Of Oldsmar, Florida, American …

Karen Pannell, the Oldsmar, Florida, American Airlines worker who was found dead in a pool of blood in her home more than a decade ago, will have her story aired on Investigation Discovery‘s Six Degrees of Murder. In the episode, ‘The Writing On The Wall,’ Oldsmar neighbors live in fear upon hearing about the brutal death of Karen Ann Pannell. But, when a name written in blood is found on the wall, police realize that this was no random killer but someone she knew.

American Airlines Employee Found Dead In Home, Message Written In Blood On Wall

According to the St. Petersburg Times, Karen Pannell was found dead in her home in October, 2003, by her friend, Tim Permenter, who told Pinellas County detectives that he had come to the home to check on her since Karen Pannell had recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and he was unable to

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Latest episode of ‘The Coroner’ details death of West Hanover woman by serial killer

This week’s episode of “The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead” was the first to involve a serial killing.

The second episode of Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick’s forensic series, which aired Monday on Investigation Discovery, detailed a case that involved the stabbing death of a West Hanover Twp. resident.

Police found 42-year-old Darlene Ewalt with stab wounds and a slashed throat early July 13, 2007, on the patio behind her house along Manor Drive. Her husband initially was a suspect.

Her blood was later found on a knife that belonged to Adam Leroy Lane, a North Carolina trucker who was already sentenced to 50 years for killing a woman in New Jersey and 25 to 40 years for an attack on a teenager in Massachusetts. Authorities said Lane committed random attacks along his truck route, which “The Coroner” said often took him through Harrisburg.

He later pleaded

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TV show features serial killer slashing in York





Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick investigates the 2007 murder of Darlene Ewalt for a new Investigation Discovery TV series “The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead.” The case also includes the 2007 slashing of York County woman Patricia Brooks.
Courtesy of Investigation Discovery

On July 13, 2007, Darlene Ewalt, of West Hanover Township in Dauphin County, was murdered while talking on the phone in her own backyard.

Four days later, Patricia Brooks, of Conewago Township, was attacked with a hunting knife in her rural York County home.

Both women

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Pennsylvania coroner ‘speaks for the dead’ in new forensic TV series

Devoted fans of the forensic crime drama genre are in for a compelling new television series that will center on the career insights of longstanding Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick.

On Monday night, Investigation Discovery premiered “The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead,” a headlong examination of the work that goes into complex forensic investigations.

“They say everybody has a story to tell—but Graham Hetrick knows well that every body has a story, and it’s simply his job to listen,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “In this fascinating foray into forensics, ‘The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead’ showcases a critical element to

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Amanda Lewis, Convicted Florida Child Killer, And Former Texas Beauty Queen, Rhonda Glover, Speak With Piers …

Amanda Lewis, a convicted child killer, and former Texas beauty queen Rhonda Glover will discuss their stories on an episode of Killer Women With Piers Morgan. Last week, the Inquisitr brought you the story of teen killer Erin Caffey, which premiered on the Investigation Discovery (ID) channel. This time, Piers Morgan will visit Texas and Florida prisons to speak to Amanda Lewis, who was found guilty of killing her 7-year-old daughter, and Rhonda Glover, who was said to have shot and killed her rich lover in their Texas home.

Did Amanda Lewis Drown Her Daughter, Adrianna Hutto, In The Family Pool?

Amanda Lewis was accused and convicted of killing her 7-year-old daughter, Adrianna Hutto. In August, 2007, 911 operators received

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Iris Fennell Belcher, Tyshaunt Love: Dauphin County Murder Featured On ‘The Coroner I Speak For The Dead …

Iris Fennell, also known as Iris Fennell Belcher, is a Pennsylvania mother who was found dead in her home 20 years ago. Her case will be the first one featured in tonight’s new Investigation Discovery series The Coroner: I Speak For The Dead, formerly titled Speaking For The Dead. The eight-part series will tell a new story of murder each week, using the expertise of renown Dauphin County coroner Graham Hetrick. Hetrick, who has more than 25 years as a coroner will use his forensic and practical knowledge to reconstruct what possibly happened to the victims.

The stories will be told through recreations of the crime, through interviews with police and commentary by Graham Hetrick. At first glance, the show

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Local coroner ‘speaks for the dead’ in new TV series

Every morning when Graham Hetrick wakes up, he gets in his car and drives to an office where he faces mortality.

That’s the never-ending job of the Dauphin County Coroner. And working with dead bodies and investigating deaths comes with the territory.

But if you ask Hetrick, a York College graduate, what he does every day, he’ll tell you he speaks for the dead, which is the premise of his new eight-part forensic TV series premiering Monday on Investigation Discovery.

“The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead” takes audiences inside complex forensic investigations and murder cases from Hetrick’s 25 years as Dauphin

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Sees Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley Wrap Up Production

Star Wars fans are no doubt salivating over the news that Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley have wrapped up their parts in Star Wars: Episode VIII, particularly as the duo took to social media to express their gratitude at the experience.

According to Popular Science, Ridley posted on Instagram to commemorate the wrap of Star Wars: Episode VIII, which has been filming around the world almost since Star Wars: The Force Awakens bowed in December, 2015.

“And that is a wrap on Star Wars: Episode VIII. My heart is brimming. #reyout,” she captioned the image, in which she is featured dressed as Rey and holding Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber.

Daisy Ridley’s Instagram has apparently been packed with intense and frequent workout videos, in addition to featuring the occasional lightsaber duel.

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