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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

‘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

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

Documentary explores why Karen Matthews plotted kidnap of daughter Shannon

What early clues were there to suggest that Shannon Matthews’ disappearance was an elaborate hoax staged by her mother Karen?

That’s what the documentary ‘Faking It: Tears of a Crime’ aims to show tonight on the Investigation Discovery channel.

The programme employs forensic and behavioural experts to spot early signs intimating that all was not as it seemed when the nine-year-old disappeared.

Shannon, from Dewsbury Moor, was reported missing on February 19, 2008.

Karen made numerous emotional TV appeals which led to a £50,000 reward for her safe return.

But the charade, intended to generate money from the publicity, fell apart when Karen confessed to a police officer.

Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews

She was discovered less than a month later at a flat in Batley Carr, which was occupied by Michael Donovan, the uncle of Craig

Read more at: http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/documentary-explores-karen-matthews-plotted-12448763

5 Things to Know About the Murder of Lauri Waterman Tied to Her Teen Daughter

Everyone pretty much knows everyone else in Craig, Alaska, a town of about 1,400 on a picturesque island accessible only by boat or plane.

But even if its residents didn’t know everybody in the fall of 2004, they likely knew the Watermans.

Dad Carl “Doc” Waterman was a real estate agent who served as president of the local school board. Mom Lauri was a well-liked civic volunteer with the Girl Scouts and Little League and a special education teacher’s aide. Daughter Rachelle was a 16-year-old high school honors student who played volleyball and sang in the school choir.

Lauri’s disappearance and murder in November 2004 — the subject of Monday night’s People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery — sent the community reeling amid panic about a killer among them.

Even more startling was the subsequent allegation raised by police and prosecutors that Rachelle had

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/5-things-to-know-lauri-waterman-murder/

Mother Stabs Boyfriend in Front of ‘Scared’ Daughter in ‘Wives With Knives’ Sneak Peek

Talk about going with your gut. A mother stabs her boyfriend in the stomach just as her daughter enters the room in a reenactment of a real-life argument in Wives With Knives’ Friday, December 30, episode, as seen in Us Weekly’s exclusive sneak peek.

The Investigation Discovery series’ preview clip features Paula Holman — who was held down by her daughter, Leah Holman, after the brutal stabbing — describing the scene to criminologist, behavioral analyst and attorney Dr. Casey Jordan.

“So, um, there was a turkey knife…” Paula begins before the clip flashes to a reenactment of the

Read more at: http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/wives-with-knives-mother-stabs-boyfriend-in-front-of-daughter-w458218

Inside a Teen Daughter’s Rebellion That Led to Cold-Blooded Murder

In the fall of 2004 Rachelle Waterman shared a family life that appeared anchored and happy — until murder shattered that facade.

Her dad, Carl “Doc” Waterman, was a a real estate agent and president of the school board in small-town Craig, Alaska. Her mom, Lauri, was a special education teacher’s aide who volunteered with her church and other civic groups. Rachelle, then 16, was a student-athlete who sang in the school choir, played volleyball and competed in an academic decathlon.

But as revealed in the next episode of People Magazine Investigates, airing Monday night on Investigation Discovery, beneath the surface of Rachelle’s life there was tension.

Lauri, 48, went missing in November 2004 and her remains were found in her minivan, which had been abandoned in the woods and set on fire. Investigators then began sifting through clues

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/rachelle-waterman-mom-lauri-murder/

‘Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets’: Mother Sees Murdered Daughter In Her Dreams (VIDEO)

Johnson’s mother talked of seeing her daughter in her dreams. “I said, ‘do you know who it was that killed you?’ … She started crying, and she said, ‘yes.’ And I said, ‘can you tell me?’ And just as she was ready to tell me, I woke up.”

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/stolen-voices-buried-secrets-dreams-video_n_1892809.html