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New Documentary Chronicles Doctor’s Web of Lies — and Heartbreak of Newswoman He Duped

Benita Alexander thought she had found her modern day Prince Charming.

Capping off a whirlwind romance filled with gondola rides in Venice and quiet dinners in the Greek islands, she was promised a wedding in the Italian countryside officiated by the Pope himself.

But the former NBC News producer would come to find out the hard way that even the most glamorous and convincing of appearances can be deceiving.

On Feb. 14, Investigation Discovery, in conjunction with Efran Films, will premiere the astonishing — and true — story of love gone wrong in a new documentary special called, He Lied About Everything.

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The two-part special details how Alexander, an award-winning investigative news producer, met Dr. Paolo Macchiarini while she was producing an NBC News special about

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/he-lied-about-everything-documentary/

Newly-released documentary sparks new interest in 1985 Otter Tail County murder case

Sarah Ann Rairdon, 13, of Underwood, disappeared in May 1985 while walking home from school.

Her father, John Rairdon, then 38, led the effort to find Sarah. However, he later confessed to killing her.

John Rairdon was accused of sexually abusing his daughter repeatedly and killing her with a pick-like tool when she tried to fight off one of his advances.

The documentary aired the evening of Monday, Dec. 11, on Investigation Discovery as part of a series called “The 1980’s: The Deadliest Decade,” and is still accessible online and will air again on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

It features interviews from several people with ties to the case, including two of Sarah’s friends, Sonja Lien and Jo Musel Parr and our own reporter Kevin Wallevand wh o covered the story 30 years ago.

In a Facebook post, Lien said both women had been searching for ways to keep Sarah’s spirit alive and

Read more at: http://www.wday.com/news/crime-and-courts/4373512-newly-released-documentary-sparks-new-interest-1985-otter-tail-county

Newly-released documentary sparks new interest in 1985 Otter Tail County murder case

Sarah Ann Rairdon, 13, of Underwood, disappeared in May 1985 while walking home from school.

Her father, John Rairdon, then 38, led the effort to find Sarah. However, he later confessed to killing her.

John Rairdon was accused of sexually abusing his daughter repeatedly and killing her with a pick-like tool when she tried to fight off one of his advances.

The documentary aired the evening of Monday, Dec. 11, on Investigation Discovery as part of a series called “The 1980’s: The Deadliest Decade,” and is still accessible online and will air again on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

It features interviews from several people with ties to the case, including two of Sarah’s friends, Sonja Lien and Jo Musel Parr and our own reporter Kevin Wallevand wh o covered the story 30 years ago.

In a Facebook post, Lien said both women had been searching for ways to keep Sarah’s spirit alive and

Read more at: https://www.westfargopioneer.com/node/4373512

Brutal murder of Ethan Walton and rape of Amanda Burney in new documentary

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Glendon Gouker, who murdered Ethan Walton then raped his fiancee Amanda Burney

The brutal murder of Ethan Walton and rape of his fiancee Amanda Burney is the focus of a new documentary on Investigation Discovery.

Ethan was bludgeoned to death by Glendon Carl Gouker in September 2010 before he repeatedly raped Amanda not long afterwards.

She had been tied up but managed to flee from Gouker’s home across a field at night and reached a neighboring property where she summoned help.

When police arrived they found Ethan’s body stuffed into a 55-gallon drum, with cuffs around his arms and his ankles bound together by tape.

The pair had gone to Gouker’s property in Prague, Oklahoma, to talk about selling some of Ethan’s land. Gouker’s wife Michele Elisabeth Gouker, also his half-sister, was there when the attack took place and played a role in trying to stop

Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/brutal-murder-of-ethan-walton-and-rape-of-amanda-burney-in-new-documentary/

South Pointe High grad to appear in episode of TV crime documentary series

Rock Hill fans of “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” may see a familiar face if they are watching the show Wednesday.

Former Rock Hill resident Austin Hutchinson, 21, a 2014 graduate of South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, plays Joseph Brown, a murder suspect, in an episode of the crime documentary television series.

“Homicide Hunter” follows the cases of Lt. Joe Kenda, a homicide detective for the Colorado Springs, Colo., police department. Kenda explores old cases while reenactments provide insights to his thought process, according to a description of the episode.

Hutchinson’s episode, titled “Review Mirror,” is set to air at 9 p.m. Wednesday, during the show’s seventh season. A representative with Jupiter Entertainment, which produces the show, confirmed that Hutchinson will appear on Wednesday’s episode.

“Homicide Hunter” airs on the Investigation Discovery, or ID, channel.

Hutchinson said he has attended classes at the Actor’s Lab in Charlotte, an acting school that

Read more at: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article174109471.html

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Son Of Sam’ Crime Documentary Revisits David Berkowitz Case

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Investigation Discovery revisits the crimes of David Berkowitz in a compelling new documentary Son of Sam: The Hunt For a Killer. The two-hour special celebrates the manhunt and capture of one of America’s most notorious killers. David Berkowitz terrorized the city of New York in the 1970s as he targeted and killed six youths and badly injured seven more during a shooting spree.

 

Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer will lay out the case by bringing you crime archival footage and first-person testimonies from those who lived through it.

 

Expect to hear from survivors: Robert Violante and Carl Denaro. Son of Sam: The Hunt For a Killer will also tell the stories

Read more at: http://tvcrimesky.com/2017/07/28/investigation-discoverys-son-of-sam-crime-documentary-revisits-david-berkowitz-case/418

Documentary Covers 1971 Disappearance – Yankton Press & Dakotan

Rita Allen knows that there’s nothing she can do to bring her sister, Cheryl Miller, back into her life.

She can, however, tell her story. That’s what compelled her to participate in a documentary entitled “Gone” that will air at 8 p.m. Monday, July 31, on the Investigation Discovery channel.

“Teenagers Cheryl Miller and Pam Jackson go out to enjoy the first day of summer break in the small town of Vermillion, South Dakota and vanish,” reads the description of this episode on the Investigation Discovery website. “Although rumors spread for years, the families never gave up

Read more at: http://www.yankton.net/community/article_706978e0-7410-11e7-88d7-27673e98a80f.html

Documentary Covers 1971 Disappearance

Rita Allen knows that there’s nothing she can do to bring her sister, Cheryl Miller, back into her life.

She can, however, tell her story. That’s what compelled her to participate in a documentary entitled “Gone” that will air at 8 p.m. Monday, July 31, on the Investigation Discovery channel.

“Teenagers Cheryl Miller and Pam Jackson go out to enjoy the first day of summer break in the small town of Vermillion, South Dakota and vanish,” reads the description of this episode on the Investigation Discovery website. “Although rumors spread for years, the families never gave up

Read more at: http://www.yankton.net/community/article_706978e0-7410-11e7-88d7-27673e98a80f.html