Monthly Archives: January 2017

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Killing Fields’ Detective Says True-Crime Docuseries Has Helped Bring Attention to Cold Cases

Melanie Lynskey is tired. “I’m so old and so tired,” moans the actress with a twee laugh. She doesn’t look it, smartly put together in a black blazer with bedazzled pocket chain and lace-up, wedged espadrilles, but it could be because a car picked her up at 7:00a.m. — “which is early for me,” s…

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Discovery and Sky reach eleventh-hour deal to stop Eurosport blackout

Discovery, the US media giant behind Eurosport and TLC, has reached a truce with Sky after threatening to pull its 12 channels from Sky in a bitter row over fees.

Discovery, which has spent £1bn to acquire pan-European rights to the Olympics, said that its channels would be switched off on Sky at midnight on  Tuesday if a deal was not reached.

The company’s Eurosport broadcast of the Australian Open men’s final was accompanied by a ticker tape warning  Sky viewers in Britain that they would soon lose the channel.

Discovery had claimed that it was paid “less by Sky than it was 10 years go”. 

However, with little more than four hours before the deadline, Discovery announced that an agreement had been reached. 

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/01/31/discovery-sky-reach-eleventh-hour-deal-stop-eurosport-blackout/

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Killing Fields’ Detective Says True-Crime Docuseries Has Helped Bring Attention to Cold Cases

“At first, I was nervous. I didn’t know what to expect and was afraid that we might be portrayed in a bad light,” Major Ronald Herbert, head of the Criminal Investigation Division, tells ET about Discovery Channel’s true-crime docuseries, Killing Fields, coming to his Louisiana Parish to reinvestigate cold cases in the area.

However, his biggest fear turned out to be the exact opposite as the show, now airing season two, has brought extra attention not only to the cold cases, but has shed light on how competent the authorities of Iberville Parish are. The reinvestigation into the two cold cases featured on the show, Herbert says, has demonstrated the importance of the team’s jobs and how far technology has advanced since Curtis “Cochise” Smith went missing in 1991 and later, in 1997, when former Louisiana State University student Eugenie Boisfontaine’s body was first found in nearby swamplands.

“The exposure has helped connect us with the public who

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Investigation Discovery’s all-new series Murder Chose Me will premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. The series will reflect on the remarkable career of retired Shreveport homicide detective Rod Demery, who was destined for a life with the badge after his own mother was murdered. In the series, Detective Demery races against the clock to catch criminals running loose on the streets of Shreveport, Louisiana. With 15 years of experience working homicide and a deeply personal connection to crime, each episode will follow Demery as he solves a twisted murder case.

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Tonight on "Killing Fields’: A time to raid

“Where’s Tommy?”

That’s one of the questions raised on tonight’s episode of the Discovery Channel series “Killing Fields.”

With a warrant in hand, the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office arrives at the Plaquemine home of Tommy Francise to search the property for evidence related to the 1991 killing of Curtis “Cochise” Smith. The target of the probe, however, isn’t home at the time.

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The show’s second season has focused on the Smith homicide, while continuing to follow the reopened case of Eugenie Boisfontaine, which began in the first season. Boisfontaine, 34, an LSU graduate student, was found dead in Bayou Manchac in Iberville Parish in August 1997.

Smith, 30, who had worked for Francise, was last seen alive on Feb. 21, 1991, in Plaquemine.

“Killing Fields” airs at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel (cable Channel 46).    

    

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Tonight on ‘Killing Fields’: A time to raid in Iberville Parish; see the trailer

“Where’s Tommy?”

That’s one of the questions raised on tonight’s episode of the Discovery Channel series “Killing Fields.”

With a warrant in hand, the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office arrives at the Plaquemine home of Tommy Francise to search the property for evidence related to the 1991 killing of Curtis “Cochise” Smith. The target of the probe, however, isn’t home at the time.

Not seeing the video below? Click here.

The show’s second season has focused on the Smith homicide, while continuing to follow the reopened case of Eugenie Boisfontaine, which began in the first season. Boisfontaine, 34, an LSU graduate student, was found dead in Bayou Manchac in Iberville Parish in August 1997.

Smith, 30, who had worked for Francise, was last seen alive on Feb. 21, 1991, in Plaquemine.

“Killing Fields” airs at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel (cable Channel 46).    

    

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_3769b306-e7df-11e6-b5f3-3762f355940a.html

Kristina Cromwell, Paul Perveler: Former California Cop Killed Newlywed Bride For Lover In Insurance Murder Plot On …

The next episode of A Crime to Remember is pure TV crime noir. Investigation Discovery viewers will hear details of a shocking murder case that comes out of California.

Titled “The Newlydeads,” the new episode of A Crime to Remember will focus on the case of Cheryl Perveler, a pretty, statuesque newlywed bride who was found slumped in the front seat of her car almost 50 years ago. Her husband, ex-cop-turned-insurance adjuster Paul Perveler, and his blonde lover, Christina “Kristina” Cromwell, orchestrated the killings. However, there was also another victim in the case: Christina Cromwell’s husband, Marlin Cromwell, who was found dead in a fiery blaze years earlier. The story will be recounted by Los Angeles investigators and other crime experts who are familiar with the case.

A Crime to Remember will reveal that investigators were called out to a scene in Burbank, California, where the body of a woman

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‘Call 911!’ She fought a masked intruder in her daughter’s bedroom …

The banging sounded as if furniture was being slammed in her daughter’s bedroom. Startled by the noise just before 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Suzanne Zaremba dashed down the hallway of her suburban Maryland home to 16-year-old Charlotte’s room.

She found her slender, brown-eyed daughter wrestling with a masked intruder. Charlotte, she recalled, was screaming, “Call 911!”

Suzanne, a 52-year-old registered nurse, shouted for her husband, Jim Zaremba. Then she vaulted onto the floor by the bedroom window, where Charlotte and the stranger were on their knees grappling with each other.

Recounting what happened that night for the first time publicly, Suzanne said she wrapped her arms around Charlotte, trying to yank her away from the intruder. All three of them tumbled into the middle of the room where Charlotte had slept all her life.

Then, without warning, the stranger pointed a gun at Suzanne’s chest, she said. She grabbed

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‘Call 911!’ She fought a masked intruder in her daughter’s bedroom. Then he fired a gun.

The banging sounded as if furniture was being slammed in her daughter’s bedroom. Startled by the noise just before 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Suzanne Zaremba dashed down the hallway of her suburban Maryland home to 16-year-old Charlotte’s room.

She found her slender, brown-eyed daughter wrestling with a masked intruder. Charlotte, she recalled, was screaming, “Call 911!”

Suzanne, a 52-year-old registered nurse, shouted for her husband, Jim Zaremba. Then she vaulted onto the floor by the bedroom window, where Charlotte and the stranger were on their knees grappling with each other.

Recounting what happened that night for the first time publicly, Suzanne said she wrapped her arms around Charlotte, trying to yank her away from the intruder. All three of them tumbled into the middle of the room where Charlotte had slept all her life.

Then, without warning, the stranger pointed a gun at Suzanne’s chest, she said. She grabbed

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/call-911-she-fought-a-masked-intruder-in-her-daughters-bedroom-then-he-fired-a-gun/2017/01/31/f3bf6fee-e3f4-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html

‘Killing Fields’ Q&A: Major Ronald Hebert Talks Breaking the Case, Season 2 Expansion & More

This winter, Discovery Channel’s hit series Killing Fields returned for what has proven to be an incredible new season full of shocking revelations in the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office’s investigation into the death of Eugenie Boisfontaine. Season 2 has also brought with it an expanded look at the department’s day-to-day workings by following the team as they investigate the death of an man whose body was discovered hidden in a barrel in a nearby Parish.

The series continues to keep viewers on the edge of their seats week after week, which has helped the series to remain one of Discovery’s top rated new series. As Season 2 continues to fire off on all four cylinders, the skilled team of detectives and forensic scientists working the

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