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Television show asks if Sacramento man was unfairly convicted of killing his parents

Even as her nephew was taken away in shackles for the brutal 2008 double murder of his parents, Angela Amundson held out hope the police and district attorney had the wrong person.

Some five years after Matthew Riley was convinced of killing Steven and Linda Riley at their Natomas home, Amundson received new reason for hope in the form of retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Melissa Lewkowicz.

Anderson and Lewkowicz re-investigate closed homicide cases in hopes of helping the wrongly convicted go free or helping their families move on by reaffirming the police’s findings in their show “Reasonable Doubt,” which is in its first season on Investigation Discovery. The episode about the Matthew Riley murder will air at 10 p.m. PST on Wednesday.

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Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article155766774.html

TV show asks if Sacramento man was unfairly convicted of killing his parents

Even as her nephew was taken away in shackles for the brutal 2008 double murder of his parents, Angela Amundson held out hope the police and district attorney had the wrong person.

Some five years after Matthew Riley was convinced of killing Steven and Linda Riley at their Natomas home, Amundson received new reason for hope in the form of retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Melissa Lewkowicz.

Anderson and Lewkowicz re-investigate closed homicide cases in hopes of helping the wrongly convicted go free or helping their families move on by reaffirming the police’s findings in their show “Reasonable Doubt,” which is in its first season on Investigation Discovery. The episode about the Matthew Riley murder will air at 10 p.m. PST on Wednesday.

Click here to find the channel.

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article155766774.html

Family of Elaine O’Hara hit out at TV show about her killing at the hands of Graham Dwyer

The family of Elaine O’Hara have hit out at an American TV show that documents her killing at the hands of Graham Dwyer.

Extremely graphic details of the sadistic murder have been reconstructed for a major crime network in the US.

The 2015 case which gripped the nation of Ireland was broadcast in an episode of Married With Secrets which appears on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

A screen grab from the new show

However the family of Elaine have said they were not consulted about the show at all.

A family member told The Sun: “I’m not aware of this. It certainly hasn’t trickled to me.

“It’s going to be over there in the States? Why would the States be interested? We all know it (the story), back to front and all that.

“I certainly

Read more at: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/family-elaine-ohara-hit-out-10285849

Killing Richard Glossip probes death row inmate’s case, gets greenlit for fifth episode

Richard Glossip, whose case features in Investigation Discovery’s miniseries Killing Richard Glossip

Investigation Discovery tonight launches a new four-part documentary series, Killing Richard Glossip, examining whether the titular death row inmate in Oklahoma is actually innocent.

The miniseries is helmed by Joe Berlinger, best known as the director of Paradise Lost, a trio of feature-length documentaries that contributed to the release of the nationally known West Memphis Three after they spent more than two decades behind bars.

Glossip was slapped with a charge of murder for hire following the brutal killing of Best Budget Inn motel owner Barry Van Treese in 1997.

The maintenance man who committed the murder, Justin Sneed, claims Glossip orchestrated the crime, while Glossip denies the accusation. Sneed is currently serving life without parole.

Glossip has faced execution three times, but they have each been stayed. Most recently, Glossip averted lethal injection after it was discovered that Oklahoma’s Department of Corrections

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/killing-richard-glossip-probes-death-row-inmates-case-gets-greenlit-for-fifth-episode/

KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP Documentary explores new evidence in possible

KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP Documentary 1

Investigation Discovery’s four-part Killing Richard Glossip documentary takes a comprehensive look at the case of an Oklahoma man sentenced to death for a murder that police know he didn’t commit, and that Glossip has argued for years he had nothing to do with. The miniseries was produced by acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger, best-known for his documentary Paradise Lost, which was responsible for helping free the West Memphis Three in 2011. Berlinger’s latest effort will feel familiar to fans of Serial (and, to a lesser extent, Making A Murderer) in that it presents evidence not brought to light during Richard Glossip’s original trial twenty years ago, using it to question whether justice would be best served by granting Glossip a new trial or an outright overturning of his sentence.

The basic facts

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Meet ‘Killing Fields’ star at Hub City End of Watch ride

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More than 300 participants showed up Saturday for the Deen/Tate Memorial Motorcycle Ride, which benefited the Benjamin J. Deen Liquori Tate Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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The third annual End of Watch memorial motorcycle ride to honor slain Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate this year will feature a visit from “Killing Fields” star retired Detective Rodie

Read more at: http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2017/04/15/meet-killing-fields-star-hub-city-end-watch-ride/100350386/

Revenge killing of Dr. David Cornbleet, solved with CCTV, on See No Evil

Dr. David Cornbleet, whose killing is featured on tonight's See No Evil

Dr. David Cornbleet with his son. Cornbleet Snr’s killing is featured on See No Evil. Pic: Family photo

This week’s See No Evil on Investigation Discovery examines the harrowing case of devoted family man Dr. David Cornbleet, who was brutally killed in his dermatology office in Chicago in 2006.

The new episode, titled The Doctor Will See You, traces how police used security-camera footage to identify Hans Peterson, an aggrieved patient of Cornbleet, as his killer.

The doctor’s daughter discovered her father bound and gagged, stabbed to death and laying in a pool of blood. Police then identified the man with a hidden face on closed-circuit television as Peterson, who had absconded to the island of St. Martin after the incident.

Enhanced video of suspect in Cornbleet murder

Authorities in the French-controlled island refused to extradite him on murder charges, since Peterson’s mother was a French citizen, according to NBC News.

But eventually,

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/revenge-killing-of-dr-david-cornbleet-solved-with-cctv-on-see-no-evil/

Russian internet’s killing fields

Hidden groups on social networking site VK, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, are reportedly controlled by “mentors” who incite their members to take their own lives.

The existence of these groups, highlighted in an investigation by Novaya Gazeta newspaper last year, has rattled parents and sparked heated debate in a country where suicide is largely a taboo subject.

President Vladimir Putin has publicly expressed concern, this month calling for harsher punishments for those convicted of incitement to suicide – a crime that currently carries a prison sentence of up to three years.

Several dozen Russian teenagers out of the 130 who committed suicide between November 2015 and April 2016 were pressured by members of death groups on VK, who remain in the shadows as they spread a suicide cult, Novaya Gazeta reported.

A “mentor” on one death group, 22-year-old Filipp Budeikin, was arrested in Saint Petersburg in November after allegedly inciting 15 teenagers on

Read more at: http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2017/04/04/Russian-internets-killing-fields

Russian internet’s killing fields – Times LIVE

Hidden groups on social networking site VK, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, are reportedly controlled by “mentors” who incite their members to take their own lives.

The existence of these groups, highlighted in an investigation by Novaya Gazeta newspaper last year, has rattled parents and sparked heated debate in a country where suicide is largely a taboo subject.

President Vladimir Putin has publicly expressed concern, this month calling for harsher punishments for those convicted of incitement to suicide – a crime that currently carries a prison sentence of up to three years.

Several dozen Russian teenagers out of the 130 who committed suicide between November 2015 and April 2016 were pressured by members of death groups on VK, who remain in the shadows as they spread a suicide cult, Novaya Gazeta reported.

A “mentor” on one death group, 22-year-old Filipp Budeikin, was arrested in Saint Petersburg in November after allegedly inciting 15 teenagers on

Read more at: http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2017/04/04/Russian-internets-killing-fields

Discovery renews Louisiana series ‘Killing Fields,’ ‘Street Outlaws: New Orleans’

The Iberville Parish-centered “Killing Fields,” Discovery Channel’s first true crime series, will return for a third season, the network announced Tuesday.

Meanwhile, another reality series, “Street Outlaws: New Orleans,” which follows a street racing team in the Big Easy, was renewed for a second season.

“Killing Fields,” shot in real time, focuses on remote areas across the country where killers stash their victims. Season 1 focused on the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reopened investigation into the 1997 murder of LSU graduate student Eugenie Boisfontaine. Season 2 continued with that case, and also tracked the cold-case killing of Curtis “Cochise” Smith in 1991. That probe led to the arrest and indictment last year of Tommy Francise, who authorities believe is also responsible for the death of George Barrett Jr. in 2002. Francise now awaits trial, while there have been no arrests so far in the Boisfontaine case. 

Premiere dates for the shows’ 2017-18 season weren’t

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