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I AM HOMICIDE Show avoids ‘Worst case ever’ for Det. McFadden as Season 2 gets underway

I Am Homicide show 2

I Am Homicide is back with its second season, and the Investigation Discovery hit is earning strong reviews and ratings alike. However, keen-eyed fans of Detective Garry McFadden have noticed one particular omission among the just-announced descriptions of the second season’s expanded offerings: unlike early seasons of Homicide Hunter or the debut of Murder Chose Me, the case Detective McFadden calls his “worst ever” has yet to be depicted for the show.

Though he “still hates talking about the case,” Garry has opened up about it before. It was among the last he worked as a Charlotte homicide detective, and involved a 23-month-old boy named Elijah Burger. (Articles about the toddler’s murder spell his name both with one “l” and with two.) In November of 2008, Elijah’s father, Andre

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2000 Cedar Rapids homicide to be featured on cable crime show

Lee Hermiston

The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 2000 Cedar Rapids homicide will be featured on a cable TV show Tuesday night.

“Fresh Start,” an episode of the Investigation Discovery channel series “Six Degrees of Murder,” will look at the Sept. 4, 2000, death of 20-year-old Christina Sanoubane. The episode is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Iowa time.

Carloss D. Robinson, now 45, was found guilty of stabbing Sanoubane to death at her duplex apartment at 818 10th St. SW. According to a 2010 Gazette article, Sanoubane lived in the front unit of the duplex; Robinson and his family lived in the rear unit.

Sanoubane’s

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‘The Keepers’ on Netflix digs deeper into the life of a homicide victim

Her body was discovered in a vacant lot, remote wooded area, dumpster or car trunk. She was nude or partially clothed. There were signs of sexual assault.

As any armchair detective or avid Investigation Discovery channel viewer can tell you, such grim scenarios are standard fare for true-crime television, fodder for an endless stream of whodunits flooding the market.

Yet despite the reality that nearly 80 percent of the nation’s homicide victims are men, according to recent FBI stats, on crime TV it’s predominantly women who end up on the wrong side of a gun, knife or blunt instrument.

The demise of single moms, teenage daughters and beloved grandmothers drives the majority of shows on the 24/7-crime ID channel. Likewise, high-profile killings of females provided the groundwork for ESPN’s “OJ: Made in

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‘The Keepers’ on Netflix digs deeper into the life of a homicide victim …

Her body was discovered in a vacant lot, remote wooded area, dumpster or car trunk. She was nude or partially clothed. There were signs of sexual assault.

As any armchair detective or avid Investigation Discovery channel viewer can tell you, such grim scenarios are standard fare for true-crime television, fodder for an endless stream of whodunits flooding the market.

Yet despite the reality that nearly 80 percent of the nation’s homicide victims are men, according to recent FBI stats, on crime TV it’s predominantly women who end up on the wrong side of a gun, knife or blunt instrument.

The demise of single moms, teenage daughters and beloved grandmothers drives the majority of shows on the 24/7-crime ID channel. Likewise, high-profile killings of females provided the groundwork for ESPN’s “OJ: Made in

Read more at: http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/tv/the-keepers-on-netflix-digs-deeper-into-the-life-of-a-homicide-victim/

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY WELCOMES BACK NETWORK FAN-FAVORITE AND LEGENDARY HOMICIDE …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY WELCOMES BACK NETWORK FAN-FAVORITE AND LEGENDARY HOMICIDE DETECTIVE GARRY MCFADDEN FOR SECOND SEASON OF “I AM HOMICIDE”

–New Episodes of I AM HOMICIDE Air Tuesdays at 10/9c Starting on June 6–

(Silver Spring, Md.) -Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s leading destination for true crime programming, announced today the return of its hit series I AM HOMICIDE for an all-new season. Retired Charlotte Mecklenburg County detective Garry McFadden is an officer unlike any other. As one of America’s most dedicated detectives, he immerses himself on every street corner to protect and serve the community he has devoted his life to defending. Over his career, McFadden has solved nearly 700 homicide cases, resulting in a 90-percent success rate with the investigations he pursues. But he uses his street smarts, and

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Who is ex-homicide detective Rod Demery from Murder Chose Me?

Ex-homicide detective and Murder Chose Me host Rod Demery

Tonight’s Murder Chose Me on Investigation Discovery follows former homicide detective Rod Demery as he probes the murder of a young woman.

But it also features a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the Investigation Discovery show, featuring interviews with the cast and crew.

Right at the center of that is Demery himself, with the show revolving around cases he had tracking criminals on the loose in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Demery has a personal interest in pursuing killers, following the murder of his own mother when he was just three years old.

Moreover, Demery’s brother was convicted in a separate murder case and received a sentence of life in prison.

With those incidents framing his life, Demery later decided to enter the police force.

He subsequently served for nearly 15 years as a homicide detective in Shreveport, considered to be one of the most dangerous

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For This Louisiana Homicide Detective, Murder Is Personal

In the series premiere of Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me, detective Rod Demery steels himself to interview a young boy who has just witnessed his mother’s homicide.

The Shreveport, Louisiana, officer sympathizes instantly: When Demery was 3 years old, two somber officers showed up at his grandmother’s door and told him his mother had been killed.

“As I looked at this little boy, I recognize him,” Demery narrates in an exclusive clip from the premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 15. “And I realize that the little boy is me.”

Indeed, beginning with his mother’s death, murder has defined Demery.

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When he was in his 20s, his brother was convicted of murdering someone and sentenced to life

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Series featuring former Shreveport homicide detective set to premiere on ID

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) –

A TV series featuring the life of a former Shreveport homicide detective and the cases that he was driven to solve will debut on Investigation Discovery next week.

Murder Chose Me is a 10-part series featuring the top murder cases worked by former Shreveport homicide detective Rod Demery intertwined with the story of how he has dealt with the murder of his own mother when he was just 3 years old. 

During his 17 years with the Shreveport Police Department, Demery was involved in more than 250 homicide investigations and was the primary detective in more than 60 homicide arrests.

Besides helping to put a lot of killers behind bars, his work has given closure and justice to families left behind. 

After a special screening of the series first episode in downtown Shreveport Wednesday night at the Robinson Film

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‘Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda’ Season Finale: Can Serial Rapist Be Stopped? (SNEAK PEEK)

“Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” closes its sixth season with a race against time for Lt. Joe Kenda and his Sex Crimes Unit. In “The Monster Awakes” airing tonight at 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery, information from a crime scene makes Kenda suspicious.

In the preview video clip posted below, Kenda says it’s highly unusual in a sexual assault case, particularly a rape for the perpetrator to stop and rob the victim of valuables – even if it’s in a private home. The victim told the investigative team that the man took her engagement and wedding rings.

That would be Julie Smith, whose husband had already left for work, leaving her alone in their home. Kenda surmises that the rapist did some surveillance of the Smiths’ residence, noting the times that Julie was likely to be by herself.

Besides the oddity of the robbery, on top of the rape, Kenda and his Sex

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Lt. Joe Kenda looks to Homicide Hunter for relief from the ‘river of death’ in his brain

Are Joe Kenda's stories true 3

Homicide Hunter‘s Joe Kenda is as unassuming and matter-of-fact in real life as he is on television. The Investigation Discovery mainstay was long retired from the Colorado Springs Police Department when reality TV producers came knocking on his door, and uninterested in any attention from the outside world. In fact, while fans may sometimes wonder “Are Joe Kenda’s stories true?”, it’s clear from Kenda’s demeanor that the relevant question to ask is “How true are his stories?”

Homicide Hunter producers got a taste of Kenda’s respect for his life’s work when they first sat down to film him–and presented Kenda with a script. “I’m not an actor,” he told them. “I’m a policeman. If you want me to tell you about this case, I will. If you want me to

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