A young woman’s role in the horrific murders of a New Baltimore couple was the subject of an Investigation Discovery episode last week.
Samantha Bachynski’s involvement in the deaths of Scott and Melissa Berels were the topic of the ID channel’s “Deadly Women” series, which was set to air at 10 p.m. Friday.
Bachynski was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and several other charges, along with Patrick Selepak, for the 2006 slayings of the Berels, both 27, in their home. Melissa Berels had befriended Selepak, who was the leader of a crime spree with Bachynski that also included the murder of a 53-year-old man in Genesee County in the days following the murders of the Berels.
Selepak first fatally strangled Melissa Berels, who was pregnant, and then with Bachynski’s help tortured Scott Berels before strangling him. Bachynski injected bleach into Scott Berels.
In the weeks before the murder, she helped Selepak rob