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Six Degrees of Murder investigates stone cold killing of Richard Mannion Jr.

Richard Mannion Jr. family photo

Richard Mannion Jr. was shot dead by an ex-girlfriend as he slept

This week Six Degrees of Murder spotlights the murder of 43-year-old Gulf War veteran Richard Mannion Jr.

January 2012 in Brentwood,CA., and father of four Mannion was found dead in home by his girlfriend, he’d been shot in the head.

The police investigation eventually led to his ex-girlfriend Nicole LeBlanc, the pair having split up a few months before.

In the lead up to the crime LeBlanc had repeatedly contacted Mannion almost to the point of stalking. On the night of the murder she stole a gun from her current boyfriend and then sneaked into Mannion’s home. Her planning was quite meticulous and LeBlanc wore latex gloves and even put on Mannion’s shoes to avoid leaving any evidence. She then put a folded towel over his head as he slept and

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Six Degrees of Murder investigates the love triangle that led to murder of Michael Reese

Cindy Reese and Jeff Brown mug shots

Cindy Reese and Jeff Brown plotted to kill Michael Reese

This week Six Degrees of Murder investigates the murder of Michael Reese, who died after being shot in the back of the head.

Birmingham, Ala, Feb. 18, 2015, and 40-year-old Michael Reese is shot to death in his own home.

Reese was shot in the back of the head as let the dog out and fell face first into two studs sticking out of  timber being used for some construction, he was left lying in this position.

It later transpired that Cindy Reese had been having an affair with the local pastor, Jeff Brown. At her trial she claimed her husband was the victim of a burglary gone wrong.

However, the jury did not believe her story and she was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Her lover Brown was given

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What happened to missing teen Katelin Akens? Disappeared on ID investigates

Katelin Akens, who vanished after making a stop at a Virginia shopping mall.

Katelin Akens, who vanished after making a stop at a Virginia shopping mall

Tonight’s edition of Disappeared on Investigation Discovery tells the story of 19-year-old missing person Katelin Akens, who vanished after making an unplanned stop at a Virginia shopping mall on the way to an airport in December 2015.

The episode, titled Flight Risk, documents how police, upon investigating her loved ones, began to suspect someone close to her wasn’t letting on to all they knew about the disappearance.

Her stepfather was said by the sheriff’s office to have been driving Katelin, from Arizona, to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport when she apparently asked to be dropped off at the Springfield mall, intending to ride the metro the rest of the way to the airport.

Katelin mother, Lisa Sullivan, reportedly received a text message

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Exclusive Clip: ID’s “Sexual Assault in College: Tamron Hall Investigates”

Ahead of the premiere of Investigation Discovery’s one-hour special, Sexual Assault in College: Tamron Hall Investigates on Sunday (April 30), realscreen presents an exclusive clip from the special.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated one in five women will experience sexual assault during college. To explore this shocking statistic, Investigation Discovery (ID) has teamed up with Tamron Hall, esteemed journalist and host of the network’s Deadline: Crime, to explore this dark underbelly of college life.

In the one-hour special Sexual Assault in College: Tamron Hall Investigates, Hall sits down with two sexual assault survivors from the University of Minnesota and the University of Maryland to hear their stories of survival, the pained aftermath of their attacks, and the inspiring steps they’re taking to reduce the number of sexual assaults between college students. The special also features interviews with key activists and experts on the topic.

“Sexual assault is a truly pervasive issue

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People Magazine Investigates Green Beret Jeffrey MacDonald’s family murder conviction

Green Beret Jeffrey MacDonalGreen Beret Jeffrey MacDonal

Former Green Beret Jeffrey MacDonald claims he and his family were attacked by intruders

This week People Magazine Investigates the case of  Jeffrey MacDonald, who was accused of killing his wife and children back in 1970.

Green Beret surgeon MacDonald and his wife Colette moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1969 and soon settled in.

They formed a quick friendship with the Thoesens, who also lived at the sprawling military base.

However, this seemingly idyllic new start was shattered in the February of 1970 when 26-year-old Colette, her 5-year-old daughter Kimberly and 2-year-old Kristen were all found murdered in their house.

Husband Jefferey was the only survivor and he claimed that intruders had attacked and robbed the family. The murders were particularly brutal with all the victims being stabbed multiple times with a knife

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Investigation Discovery Renews Hit Series PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES For Second Season

“We at ID are absolutely thrilled with both the performance of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES and the unique partnership we’ve enjoyed with the terrific team of reporters and editors at People,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “The series quickly became one of our top performers this fall – with more than 13 million unique viewers sampling the series throughout its run to date – and we’re looking forward to exploring more cases of true life mysteries with the incredible editorial team at People.”

“The success of the show is a testament to the power of the People brand across all mediums; including long-form programming,” says Jess Cagle, Editor in Chief of People and Editorial Director of the Time Inc. Style and Entertainment Group. “ID’s smart, collaborative and strategic team is truly remarkable, and so is the impressive People staff, which brings People’s

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INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY RENEWS HIT SERIES "PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES" FOR SECOND SEASON

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY RENEWS HIT SERIES “PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES” FOR SECOND SEASON

Season One Finale Airs Tonight, Featuring the Controversial Trial of Jeffery MacDonald

(New York, N.Y. and Silver Spring, Md.) – PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES, a partnership between America’s leading mystery and suspense network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc.’s People, America’s leading multimedia brand mixing entertainment news, lifestyle coverage and human interest reporting, has received an early greenlight from ID for a sophomore season. Drawing from the reporting of People’s award-winning and accomplished true crime editorial team, the series delves into extraordinary tales of ordinary people thrust into the national spotlight, reported by the leading crime journalists in the nation today. The series received a full 10-episode second season, expected to premiere in late 2017.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES has been a strong performer for ID, averaging more than 1.3 million

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Investigation Discovery Renews Hit Series "People Magazine Investigates" for Second Season

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY RENEWS HIT SERIES “PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES” FOR SECOND SEASON

Season One Finale Airs Tonight, Featuring the Controversial Trial of Jeffery MacDonald

(New York, N.Y. and Silver Spring, Md.) – PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES, a partnership between America’s leading mystery and suspense network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc.’s People, America’s leading multimedia brand mixing entertainment news, lifestyle coverage and human interest reporting, has received an early greenlight from ID for a sophomore season. Drawing from the reporting of People’s award-winning and accomplished true crime editorial team, the series delves into extraordinary tales of ordinary people thrust into the national spotlight, reported by the leading crime journalists in the nation today. The series received a full 10-episode second season, expected to premiere in late 2017.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES has been a strong performer for ID, averaging more than 1.3 million

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/01/09/investigation-discovery-renews-hit-series-people-magazine-investigates-for-second-season-1213/20170109id01/

People Magazine Investigates: Are There Similarities Between Jeffrey MacDonald Case and Charles Manson Murders?

The controversial case of former Green Beret surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted in 1979 of murdering his wife and two daughters in 1970, is now before an appeals court.

Oral arguments are scheduled for January 26 in Richmond, Virginia.

The case, which has captivated the nation for nearly half a century, is the focus of the upcoming People Magazine Investigates episode “The Accused,” which airs Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery. Ahead of that broadcast, PEOPLE Senior Editor Alicia Dennis sat down on Friday’s People Now to preview the episode and talk about aspects of the case.

“Jeffrey’s defense team is really putting a lot of hope in this hearing,” says Dennis.

MacDonald has long said he is innocent. He says he saw at least four intruders and

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