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What to Watch on Sunday: Scott Foley plays Jeffrey MacDonald in new ‘Final Vision’ movie on ID

Final Vision (8 p.m., Investigation Discovery) – A new movie about the 1970 murders of Jeffrey MacDonald’s family in Fort Bragg, told from the perspective of writer Joe McGinniss, who shadowed MacDonald during his 1979 trial in Raleigh and wrote the book “Fatal Vision.” Scott Foley (“Scandal”) plays MacDonald and Dave Annable (“Brothers Sisters”) plays McGinniss. At 10 p.m., there’s a special called “Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald: People Magazine Investigates,” which tells the story through interviews and archival footage.

[NC’s infamous Jeffrey MacDonald case has inspired another TV movie, airing Sunday]

Also on tonight . . .

NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) – Elizabeth Cox talks about “A Question of Mercy.”

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Sharing Christmas (8 p.m., Hallmark) – A real estate developer wants to transform an old shopping complex, but the one

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Jeffrey MacDonald argues for release decades after Fort Bragg murders

Jeffrey MacDonald, 70, was transferred in 2003 to the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md., where he focuses on ‘the next achievable goal.’

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Did He Kill His Family? Exclusive Photos of Jeffrey MacDonald’s Family Before the Murders that Shocked America

For the past 47 years, former Green Beret Surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald has steadfastly maintained he did not murder his pregnant wife and two young children on Feb. 17, 1970 – despite being convicted of the crime in 1979.

Prosecutors are just as adamant he’s guilty, but on January 26, MacDonald’s attorneys will go before an appeals court for an “actual innocence” claim, a legal term that sets a high bar for exonerations.

MacDonald’s story was featured on the cover of last week’s edition of PEOPLE, and was the focus of the season finale of People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery, in an episode entitled ‘The Accused.’

Colette and Jeffrey MacDonald in New York City on Sept. 14, 1963

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Jeffrey MacDonald: Why Helena Stoeckley’s Confession Wasn’t in …

Jeffrey MacDonald’s defense team is preparing to go to court, again, to argue for his innocence in the  murder of his family nearly 47 years ago.

His case was featured on Monday night’s season finale of People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery. As MacDonald’s lawyers explained on the People Magazine Investigates After Show following the episode, some evidence has stuck with them for years.

“Helena Stoeckley has haunted this case ever since she was discovered as a potential suspect,” defense attorney Hart Miles said on the after show, which is available to stream, along with the full episode, on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).

Miles referred to Stoeckley’s multiple confessions that she and three male intruders were at the MacDonald home the night his wife and two young children were killed. But prosecutors have long maintained MacDonald, a former

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Behind the Confession That ‘Haunted’ Jeffrey MacDonald’s Murder Trial — and Why the Jury Never Heard It

Jeffrey MacDonald’s defense team is preparing to go to court, again, to argue for his innocence in the  murder of his family nearly 47 years ago.

His case was featured on Monday night’s season finale of People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery. As MacDonald’s lawyers explained on the People Magazine Investigates After Show following the episode, some evidence has stuck with them for years.

“Helena Stoeckley has haunted this case ever since she was discovered as a potential suspect,” defense attorney Hart Miles said on the after show, which is available to stream, along with the full episode, on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).

Miles referred to Stoeckley’s multiple confessions that she and three male intruders were at the MacDonald home the night his wife and two young children were killed. But prosecutors have long maintained MacDonald, a former

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/jeffrey-macdonald-appeal-helena-stoeckley-confession/

Jeffrey MacDonald’s Wife Opens Up About Fighting for His Innocence in Family’s Triple Murder

Jeffrey MacDonald has fought a nearly 40-year fight against his murder convictions in the slayings of his wife and two young daughters, in 1970. But he hasn’t been alone in his claims of innocence, which will go before an appeals court later this month.

MacDonald’s wife, Kathryn, has worked alongside Jeff’s friends to advocate for his exoneration. She runs a website about the case. The case was featured on Monday night’s season finale of People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery.

In an after-show, available now on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), Kathryn appeared with Jeff’s longtime friend Rick Thoesen to discuss their support of him despite the fact that prosecutors are certain of his guilt.

Asked what motivates her, Kathryn said during the show it was “the terrible

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

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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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WATCH: Exclusive Sneak Peek of ‘The Accused,’ on Jeffrey MacDonald, Convicted of Killing His Family

When Colette and Jeffrey MacDonald arrived in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in August 1969, they quickly became close friends with another military couple, Rick and Judy Thoesen.

They came to the MacDonald’s home many times over the next several months and spent Thanksgiving with the family while Colette whipped up a tasty Thanksgiving meal for about 25 people.

They quickly found their friendship tested.

On Feb. 17, 1970, MacDonald’s wife, Colette, 26, and daughters Kimberley, 5, and Kristen, 2, were brutally murdered at their home. Jeffrey was the sole survivor.

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• For more on the Jeffrey MacDonald case, watch “The Accused” on our 10-part true crime show, People Magazine Investigates, airing Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.

Judy, a nurse, now 69, visited MacDonald at the hospital just hours

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5 Things to Know About the Case of Green Beret Surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald, Convicted of Killing His Family

It’s been nearly 50 years since former Green Beret surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald’s wife and two daughters were brutally murdered at their Fort Bragg, North Carolina, home.

MacDonald claimed that on that 1970 night, four intruders killed his wife, Colette, 26, and daughters Kimberley, 5, and Kristen, 2. But MacDonald was convicted of the murders.

He has maintained his innocence, and on January 26, an appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, will hear oral arguments on his “actual innocence” claim, a legal term that sets a high bar for exonerations.

The case is the focus of the upcoming People Magazine Investigates episode “The Accused,” which airs Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.

• For more on the case of the Jeffrey MacDonald case, watch “The Accused” on our 10-part true crime show, People Magazine Investigates, airing Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.

Here are five things  to know about the case that

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People Magazine Investigates: 5 Things to Know About Jeffrey MacDonald Case

 

It’s been nearly 50 years since former Green Beret surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald’s wife and two daughters were brutally murdered at their Fort Bragg, North Carolina, home.

MacDonald claimed that on that 1970 night, four intruders killed his wife, Colette, 26, and daughters Kimberley, 5, and Kristen, 2. But MacDonald was convicted of the murders.

He has maintained his innocence, and on January 26, an appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, will hear oral arguments on his “actual innocence” claim, a legal term that sets a high bar for exonerations.

The case is the focus of the upcoming People Magazine Investigates episode “The Accused,” which airs Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.

• For more on the Jeffrey MacDonald case, watch “The Accused” on our 10-part true crime show, People Magazine Investigates, airing Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/5-things-to-know-about-the-case-of-green-beret-surgeon-jeffrey-macdonald-convicted-of-killing-his-family/