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American Monster spotlights Kevin Dowling who killed a witness but was caught out by NASA scientist

Kevin Dowling fishing in video

Kevin Dowling had a seemingly cast iron alibi with him fishing on a boat

This week American Monster examines the case of Kevin Dowling, who was convicted of killing a store clerk to prevent her testifying against him.

In 1996 Jennifer Myers had been attacked at Gray Fox Gallery in Spring Grove, which she owned and operated. Her assailant had robbed and then attempted to rape her.

A few months later Myers spotted her attacker working at a local gas station and called the police. He was charged with robbery and indecent assault but before the trial started Myers was found dead. She’d been shot in the head and chest at the same gallery where the attack had taken place.

During the trial Dowling produced a video tape that he said showed he was away fishing at the time of the murder

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Ted Bundy: An American Monster spotlights how the serial killer was brought to justice

Ted Bundy: An American Monster

Ted Bundy in court a decade before he was eventually executed

Ted Bundy: An American Monster is a special on Investigation Discovery examining the hunt for the infamous serial killer.

The man who helped bring him to justice examines the case and presents old film and case documents that shine new light on the gruesome crimes committed by Bundy.

Ted Bundy was born in 1946 and grew up with the slight stigma of being born out of wedlock. However, he was close to his grandparents though his grandfather was known for his violent outbursts and bullying behaviour.

His high school years were unremarkable other than a few minor brushes with the law for petty crimes. At University he studied Chinese and had a serious relationship with a classmate known only in his biographies under the pseudonym Stephanie Brooks.

He was deeply in

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‘Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery’ gives hope Stacy Ann Peterson’s disappearance will be solved, says …

Could a new documentary about a convicted murderer lead to evidence about an unsolved disappearance?

That’s what one grieving relative is hoping for.

Stacy Ann Peterson, a 23-year-old mother of four, vanished without a trace on October 28, 2007 from her suburban Illinois home. All eyes were on her seemingly upstanding husband, former police sergeant Drew Peterson, who insisted his fourth wife had left him for another man.

But Stacy’s unsolved disappearance convinced authorities to reopen the investigation surrounding the sudden death of Drew’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, for which a jury eventually found Drew guilty

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/09/06/drew-peterson-american-murder-mystery-gives-hope-stacys-disappearance-will-be-solved-says-heartbroken-aunt.html

American Monster: Manling Williams slashed her husband 90 times with Samurai sword and smothered young sons

Neal Williams pictured with his two sons in garden

Neal Williams pictured with his two sons in garden, they were all murdered by Manling

This week American Monster examines the case of Manling Tsang Williams who murdered her husband and their two young sons.

Neal Williams was a house husband and indulged his hobby of collecting swords whilst his wife Manling was the main bread winner.

Aug. 7, 2007, in Rowland Height and Manling came home around 7.30 a.m. from shopping to find her husband and kids dead.

According to reports from neighbors, Manling ran from the house screaming that her husband was injured. When police arrived they found 27-year-old Williams stabbed to death and even more tragically the couple’s two sons Devon (7) and Ian (3) smothered to death in their bunk beds.

It did not take long for the cops to suspect Manling

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‘Snapped Notorious,’ ‘Drew Peterson An American Murder Mystery …

Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson on Oxygen and Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery, a new true crime documentary TV series on Investigation Discovery, will examine the 2004 murder of Kathleen Savio, Drew Peterson’s third wife, and the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, according to US Weekly.

 

 

Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson On Oxygen

Oxygen Media’s Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson takes a look at the infamous tragedy from the point of view of the people close to the case. Expect to hear first-hand accounts from a former police chief, a reporter, Stacy Peterson’s aunt, the couple’s pastor, Stacy’s sister-in-law, a woman who was once engaged to Drew Peterson, and the former Bolingbrook Police officer’s own son.

 

He Was Charming. She Was Gorgeous.

 

They once seemed like the perfect couple. Drew Peterson often showered Stacy Peterson with gifts and expensive vacations. However, behind the showy displays of affection, Stacy Peterson was

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‘Snapped Notorious,’ ‘Drew Peterson An American Murder Mystery’: Oxygen And Investigation Discovery On The Stacy …

Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson on Oxygen and Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery, a new true crime documentary TV series on Investigation Discovery, will examine the 2004 murder of Kathleen Savio, Drew Peterson’s third wife, and the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, according to US Weekly.

 

 

Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson On Oxygen

Oxygen Media’s Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson takes a look at the infamous tragedy from the point of view of the people close to the case. Expect to hear first-hand accounts from a former police chief, a reporter, Stacy Peterson’s aunt, the couple’s pastor, Stacy’s sister-in-law, a woman who was once engaged to Drew Peterson, and the former Bolingbrook Police officer’s own son.

 

He Was Charming. She Was Gorgeous.

 

They once seemed like the perfect couple. Drew Peterson often showered Stacy Peterson with gifts and expensive vacations. However, behind the showy displays of affection, Stacy Peterson was

Read more at: http://tvcrimesky.com/2017/08/24/snapped-notorious-drew-peterson-an-american-murder-mystery-oxygen-and-investigation-discovery-on-the-stacy-peterson-kathleen-savio-death-cases/576

TLC AND INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PARTNER TO PRESENT "CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER …

TLC AND INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PARTNER TO PRESENT “CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSYERY”

– Presented in Association with American Media, Inc., Jupiter Entertainment and Weinstein Television, the Three-Hour Special Premieres Monday, September 4 at 8/7 on TLC –

– Exclusive Early Premiere Available on ID’s TV Everywhere Platform, ID GO, Starting Sunday, August 27 –

On May 1, 2001, 24-year-old Chandra Levy left her Washington, D.C., apartment and vanished without a trace. Police feverishly scoured the city for clues about the missing Capitol Hill intern’s whereabouts, but a powerful man hampered their search – Chandra’s alleged lover, U.S. Congressman Gary Condit. Now, TLC and Investigation Discovery (ID) delve into the sex, lies and scandal behind one of our nation’s most salacious crimes with the premiere of CHANDRA LEVY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY. The latest installment of the

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Corsicana murder explored Sunday on American Monster

American Monster, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 on the true-crime network Investigation Discovery will feature the 1998 Corsicana homicide of Toby Matthews.

When Ron Phillips moved his wife Cynthia and their four kids from Kansas to a tiny town in Colorado to take over a meatpacking plant, it wasn’t easy on any of them. Little do Ron and Cynthia know — within a few years — their marriage will be torn apart by an affair and a double life revealed. New interviews and compelling home movies trace a remarkable tale of deception, infidelity, and murder that stretches between Kansas, Colorado, and Texas.

This episode includes interviews with:

• Magon Konrade, Cindy’s daughter

• Cathy Nau, Cindy’s sister

• Chris Rabe, Cindy’s sister

• Branagan Reiling, Cindy’s niece

• Bertha Zaidle, Corsicana Police Department (ret.)

• Jack Howard, Kiowa County Undersheriff (ret.)

Please note that the network’s name is Investigation Discovery, not Discovery Channel or Discovery ID.

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American Monster: Harold Henthorn almost got away with killing two wives after he pushed second off a cliff

Harold and Toni Henthorn

Harold Henthorn pushed his wife Toni to her death

Harold and Toni Henthorn were both middle-aged and on their second marriages, seemingly happy with life and the life they’d setup with their young daughter.

However, their apparent marital bliss was shattered when a hiking trip went badly wrong. In September 2012 for their 12th wedding anniversary they headed to Deer Mountain in the Rocky Mountain National Park. After eating lunch at a particularly remote and awkward spot, Toni fell off a cliff and suffered what would be fatal injuries.

Her husband told police she was breathing for nearly an hour after the fall and that he repeatedly attempted CPR to keep her alive, but sadly he was unable to prevent her death before rescuers arrived. He also said that she fell around 30 or 40 feet and that he’d

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American Heroes Channel Recalls The Tragic Events Of April 1995 In “Oklahoma City Bombing: As We Watched”

On April 19, 1995, the deadliest domestic terror attack on U.S. soil occurred at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The bombing, carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, left 168 people dead and more than six hundred injured. Now, American Heroes Channel (AHC) and ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions have joined forces to revisit the tragic events in OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING: AS WE WATCHED. The one-hour special, premiering Sunday, August 13 at 10/9c, transports viewers back to that spring day with compelling news footage of the days and weeks following the attack.

At 9 a.m. on April 19, 1995, McVeigh and Nichols parked a Ryder truck containing a 4,800-pound bomb near the freight entrance of the building and detonated the bomb. Damage from the explosion spread blocks away from the building, and could be heard from miles away. AS WE WATCHED uses archival footage from ABC

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