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– The Latest Installment of the Hit AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY Franchise Debuts Wednesday, November 29 at 9/8c on ID –

(Silver Spring, Md.) – On Christmas Eve in 2002, 9-1-1 dispatchers in Modesto, California receive a particularly harrowing call from local resident Ron Grantski – his 27-year-old, expecting stepdaughter, Laci Peterson, is missing. Investigators and family frantically search for the pregnant woman, retracing Laci’s every move in hopes of finding the missing mother-to-be and her unborn son, Conner. Laci’s college sweetheart husband, Scott, chronicles the day for police; but when details of the timeline don’t

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Investigation Discovery show ‘American Monster’ depicts Manling Williams, murders of family in Rowland Heights

Manling Williams, who in 2012 was sentenced to death for the murder of her husband and two children in their Rowland Heights home, is now the subject of a true crime documentary on the Investigation Discovery television network.

Manling Williams killed her husband, Neal Williams, in 2007 when she slashed him with one of the swords he collected. She also smothered both of the couple’s sons with a pillow at their condominium in the 18200 block of Camino Bello.

The ID channel episode of its show, “American Monster,” profiles the home life of the Williams family before the murders, as well as Mainling Williams’ attempts to frame her husband for the deaths.

American Monster spotlights Kevin Dowling who killed a witness but was caught out by NASA scientist

Kevin Dowling fishing in video

Kevin Dowling had a seemingly cast iron alibi with him fishing on a boat

This week American Monster examines the case of Kevin Dowling, who was convicted of killing a store clerk to prevent her testifying against him.

In 1996 Jennifer Myers had been attacked at Gray Fox Gallery in Spring Grove, which she owned and operated. Her assailant had robbed and then attempted to rape her.

A few months later Myers spotted her attacker working at a local gas station and called the police. He was charged with robbery and indecent assault but before the trial started Myers was found dead. She’d been shot in the head and chest at the same gallery where the attack had taken place.

During the trial Dowling produced a video tape that he said showed he was away fishing at the time of the murder

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Ted Bundy: An American Monster spotlights how the serial killer was brought to justice

Ted Bundy: An American Monster

Ted Bundy in court a decade before he was eventually executed

Ted Bundy: An American Monster is a special on Investigation Discovery examining the hunt for the infamous serial killer.

The man who helped bring him to justice examines the case and presents old film and case documents that shine new light on the gruesome crimes committed by Bundy.

Ted Bundy was born in 1946 and grew up with the slight stigma of being born out of wedlock. However, he was close to his grandparents though his grandfather was known for his violent outbursts and bullying behaviour.

His high school years were unremarkable other than a few minor brushes with the law for petty crimes. At University he studied Chinese and had a serious relationship with a classmate known only in his biographies under the pseudonym Stephanie Brooks.

He was deeply in

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American Monster: Manling Williams slashed her husband 90 times with Samurai sword and smothered young sons

Neal Williams pictured with his two sons in garden

Neal Williams pictured with his two sons in garden, they were all murdered by Manling

This week American Monster examines the case of Manling Tsang Williams who murdered her husband and their two young sons.

Neal Williams was a house husband and indulged his hobby of collecting swords whilst his wife Manling was the main bread winner.

Aug. 7, 2007, in Rowland Height and Manling came home around 7.30 a.m. from shopping to find her husband and kids dead.

According to reports from neighbors, Manling ran from the house screaming that her husband was injured. When police arrived they found 27-year-old Williams stabbed to death and even more tragically the couple’s two sons Devon (7) and Ian (3) smothered to death in their bunk beds.

It did not take long for the cops to suspect Manling

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Corsicana murder explored Sunday on American Monster

American Monster, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 on the true-crime network Investigation Discovery will feature the 1998 Corsicana homicide of Toby Matthews.

When Ron Phillips moved his wife Cynthia and their four kids from Kansas to a tiny town in Colorado to take over a meatpacking plant, it wasn’t easy on any of them. Little do Ron and Cynthia know — within a few years — their marriage will be torn apart by an affair and a double life revealed. New interviews and compelling home movies trace a remarkable tale of deception, infidelity, and murder that stretches between Kansas, Colorado, and Texas.

This episode includes interviews with:

• Magon Konrade, Cindy’s daughter

• Cathy Nau, Cindy’s sister

• Chris Rabe, Cindy’s sister

• Branagan Reiling, Cindy’s niece

• Bertha Zaidle, Corsicana Police Department (ret.)

• Jack Howard, Kiowa County Undersheriff (ret.)

Please note that the network’s name is Investigation Discovery, not Discovery Channel or Discovery ID.

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American Monster: Harold Henthorn almost got away with killing two wives after he pushed second off a cliff

Harold and Toni Henthorn

Harold Henthorn pushed his wife Toni to her death

Harold and Toni Henthorn were both middle-aged and on their second marriages, seemingly happy with life and the life they’d setup with their young daughter.

However, their apparent marital bliss was shattered when a hiking trip went badly wrong. In September 2012 for their 12th wedding anniversary they headed to Deer Mountain in the Rocky Mountain National Park. After eating lunch at a particularly remote and awkward spot, Toni fell off a cliff and suffered what would be fatal injuries.

Her husband told police she was breathing for nearly an hour after the fall and that he repeatedly attempted CPR to keep her alive, but sadly he was unable to prevent her death before rescuers arrived. He also said that she fell around 30 or 40 feet and that he’d

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Mike Snyder’s wife shoots him and buries his body with backhoe on American Monster

Ellen Snyder mugshot

Ellen Snyder claims to have shot her husband during an argument

This week American Monster examines the disappearance and murder of Mike Snyder, who’s killer was very close to home indeed.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2002 and 43-year-old Mike Snyder has a good job and has married, despite having to battle multiple sclerosis.

However, he suddenly disappears and his wife Ellen Snyder tells investigators that he was abusive, possibly gay and that he is still alive.

This does not fit well with his friends or family but the cops turn up no leads.

Eight years later and Ellen’s son from previous marriage tells a friend about what really happened. This leads the police to dig up the back garden where they unearth Mike’s body.

Turns out that his wife shot him, left his body in the house a few day and then hired a backhoe to

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American Monster takes a look at Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates

Robert Lee Yates pictured at a court hearing, looking sad

Robert Lee Yates was a prolific murdered, killing at least 16. Usually his victims were sex workers he’d hired

This week American Monster takes a look behind the private life of notorious serial killer Robert Lee Yates.

The Yates family moved to Spokane, Washington, in 1996 soon after he left an eighteen year career in the army. He was a family man but he had a side to him that nobody around him had really seen.

Soon after the family moved young sex workers started to turn up dead, all with gun shots to the head. Between 1996 and 1998 a total of 13 women were murdered and the police seemed at a loss.

In September of 1998 he was stopped by police and they requested a DNA sample to rule him out, but he refused feigning

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Realscreen » Archive » ID, Arrow team up for “Monster”

The Arrow Media-produced program (6 x 60 minutes) will focus on the “twisted double lives” led by American killers. Arrow previously produced See No Evil for ID, now in its second season.

The new series is said to build on the success of See No Evil, which presents CCTV footage that helped police solve particular crimes. American Monster will similarly use home footage of the featured killers with their families and friends, along with interviews with neighbors and loved ones.

Also included are police interrogation tapes, filmed wire taps and reconstructions. Each episode will profile a different case.

Arrow Media’s Tom Brisley serves as creative director for American Monster. ID’s Tim Baney is exec producing for the net, while Winona Meringolo, VP of development for the net, commissioned the series.

“Using actual home movie footage of serial killers at home and at play gives us a

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