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About The Daughter Who Discovered Her Dad Was a Serial Killer: ‘He Just Managed to Fool Everybody’

April Balascio was an adult with three children when she finally sat down to search for answers to a question that had eaten at her for years: Was her father — a charming and violent man, obsessed with crime — capable of something monstrous?

The truth, she eventually learned, was yes.

She connected the dots in part because of her own internet sleuthing, and her dad, Edward Wayne Edwards, was arrested in 2009 after a fateful phone call Balascio made to investigators with what she knew.

His eventual confession showed he had murdered at least five people, including his own son.

The case’s twists and turns will be the focus of Monday night’s People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery, and is featured on this week’s cover, on newsstands now.

On Friday, People Senior Editor Gillian Telling, who wrote the cover story, appeared on

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/serial-killer-edward-edwards-daughter-turned-him-in/

20 Fascinating Facts About Investigation Discovery

Pop quiz: In which Colorado city did Joe Kenda spend more than 20 years as a homicide detective? If you knew the answer was Colorado Springs, you must be an ID Addict. In 2008, Discovery Communications launched Investigation Discovery, the 24/7 true crime network that has had fans (Lady Gaga among them) glued to their television sets ever since.

In honor of the channel’s 10th anniversary, we did a little investigating of our own and uncovered 20 things you might not have known about Investigation Discovery.

1. IT BEGAN AS AN ANCIENT HISTORY NETWORK.

Investigation Discovery began its life in 1996 as Discovery Civilization, a network dedicated to showcasing content related to ancient history. In 2002, The New York Times purchased a 50 percent stake in the network with an eye toward shifting its focus to current events; in 2003, it relaunched as Times Discovery. But that

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Jodi Arias: 5 Things To Know About The Convicted Boyfriend Killer

Here’s everything you need to know about murderess, Jodi Arias, who was convicted of brutally killing her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.


1.) Jodi Arias, 37, was found guilty of first degree murder on May 7, 2012. The conviction came four years after she murdered her on/off boyfriend, Travis Alexander, inside his Mesa, Arizona home on June 4, 2008. The horrific crime made headlines all over the United States, sparking national interest in the investigation. This led to a partially televised trial, followed by a 2013 TV movie called Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, and multiple different docu-series about the murder. The latest, Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery, premieres on January 14 at 10pm ET on Investigation Discovery.

2.) Jodi, born and raised in California, met Travis at a conference in Las Vegas in 2006. At the time Jodi was still

Read more at: http://hollywoodlife.com/2018/01/10/who-is-jodi-arias-convicted-murderer/

Who Is Jodi Arias? Everything To Know About The Convicted …

Here’s everything you need to know about murderess, Jodi Arias, who was convicted of brutally killing her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.


1.) Jodi Arias, 37, was found guilty of first degree murder on May 7, 2012. The conviction came four years after she murdered her on/off boyfriend, Travis Alexander, inside his Mesa, Arizona home on June 4, 2008. The horrific crime made headlines all over the United States, sparking national interest in the investigation. This led to a partially televised trial, followed by a 2013 TV movie called Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, and multiple different docu-series about the murder. The latest, Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery, premieres on January 14 at 10pm ET on Investigation Discovery.

2.) Jodi, born and raised in California, met Travis at a conference in Las Vegas in 2006. At the time Jodi was still

Read more at: http://hollywoodlife.com/2018/01/10/who-is-jodi-arias-convicted-murderer/

Five Things You Didn’t Know about “Killing Fields”

Killing Fields is a true crime series that is broadcast on the Discovery Channel. Each episode sees the series following crime investigators making an effort to solve cold cases, starting with what happened to Eugenie Boisfontaine in the state of Louisiana in 1997. Currently, Killing Fields is on its third season, which has started up in January of 2018.

Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Killing Fields:

First True Crime Series Developed By Discovery

This can come as a surprise considering the sheer range of subject matters that have been covered by its TV shows, but Killing Fields is the first true crime series to have been developed by Discovery. With that said, Discovery has managed to bring much of its expertise and experience from making other series over to making Killing Fields, thus resulting in something of interest to the viewers. For proof, look no

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Find out more about Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda’s book

Lt. Joe Kenda

Lt. Joe Kenda has been out promoting his book I Will Find You

Lt. Joe Kenda of Investigation Discovery’s Homicide Hunter has been out promoting his new book, I Will Find You.

Kenda needs little introduction to anyone interested in true crime and has an illustrious career as a law enforcement officer. He investigated 387 murders during his two decades as a homicide detective with the Colorado Springs Police Department and had a very high rate of success when it came to solving them.

Lt. Joe Kenda's new book cover for I Will Find You

Lt. Joe Kenda’s new book I Will Find You

I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime, takes you behind the scenes of some remarkable and shocking crimes, together with the fascinating investigation process that results in them being

Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/find-out-more-about-homicide-hunter-lt-joe-kendas-new-book/

Five Things You Didn’t Know about ID’s “One Frightful Night”

One of the most disparaging things that can happen to a family is to have a loved one come up missing with no explanation. It is close to impossible to get closure when you do not have the pieces to the puzzle to make sense of it all, or at least that is what most people believe. After watching “One Frightful Night,” — a television series that chronicles the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Carla Fuqua. While there are a lot of revelations exposed throughout this series, the one thing that will become increasingly evident is that you cannot make sense of that which is senseless. One Frightful Night takes its viewers into this story in a way that only Investigation Discovery can.

To give a little more insight into the series, here are five facts you did not know.

1. Jimmy Ray Steed is Likely a Serial Killer

It took

Read more at: http://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/five-things-didnt-know-ids-one-frightful-night

Five Things You Didn’t Know about ID’s “One Frightful Night”

One of the most disparaging things that can happen to a family is to have a loved one come up missing with no explanation. It is close to impossible to get closure when you do not have the pieces to the puzzle to make sense of it all, or at least that is what most people believe. After watching “One Frightful Night,” — a television series that chronicles the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Carla Fuqua. While there are a lot of revelations exposed throughout this series, the one thing that will become increasingly evident is that you cannot make sense of that which is senseless. One Frightful Night takes its viewers into this story in a way that only Investigation Discovery can.

To give a little more insight into the series, here are five facts you did not know.

1. Jimmy Ray Steed is Likely a Serial Killer

It took

Read more at: https://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/five-things-didnt-know-ids-one-frightful-night

Tamron Hall Says She Called Harvey Weinstein to Confront Him About ‘Horrifying’ Sexual Assault Allegations

 

Tamron Hall got to know Harvey Weinstein in the wake of her NBC exit last February, building a friendship with the Hollywood producer and even signing a talk-show development deal with The Weinstein Company three months ago.

But as a longtime detractor of crimes against women, the 47-year-old journalist says she found the allegations of decades of sexual misconduct against Weinstein to be “horrifying” — and called him directly to tell him so.

“It’s a woman’s worst nightmare to be in a situation where you believe someone more powerful has control over your life,” Hall told the The Huffington Post on Tuesday, explaining that she was in her home state of Texas visiting Safe Haven Shelter for Women when she found out about the scandal. “I immediately thought about the women who have suffered in

Read more at: http://people.com/tv/tamron-hall-says-she-called-harvey-weinstein-to-confront-him-about-horrifying-sexual-assault-allegations/

Scott Peterson Talks About Murdered Wife Laci Peterson Case

The nation’s most cold-hearted killer since O.J. Simpson swears he was framed for the murders of his wife and unborn child! In a world exclusive interview, fiendish Scott Peterson vowed to RadarOnline.com, “This is not over! I had nothing to do with Laci’s disappearance!”

Peterson became America’s most-hated man when he was tried and convicted in the sickening 2002 slayings of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner.

The 44-year-old murderer is currently cooling his heels on Death Row in California’s notorious San Quentin Prison.

Now, according to jailhouse snitches, Peterson has been griping to fellow prisoners he was set up by cops for the killing — and believes he’ll eventually cheat his date with death.

PHOTOS: ‘There Isn’t A Day … I Don’t Think Of Him’: 6 Photos Of ‘RHOBH’ Star Kim Richards’ Murdered

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