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3 years after son’s death, mother of SIUC student thanks special prosecutor after suspect indicted

CARBONDALE • In an open letter to her Facebook friends and followers, the mother of a 19-year-old found dead in a patch of Carbondale woods in 2014 thanked the investigating agency and prosecutors who filed murder charges against the man believed to have been the last to see her son alive.

The post was written by Lovely Varughese, the mother of Pravin Varughese, a Southern Illinois University criminal justice student who was found dead Feb. 18, 2014, in a wooded area near Buffalo Wild Wings, some days after he was reported missing on Feb. 13.

On Thursday, a Jackson County grand jury returned an indictment for two counts of felony murder, first degree, against Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Ill.. The 22-year-old Bethune, believed to be one of the last people to see Varughese, said, in one account, that the two fought and that Varughese got out of his car

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A Mother’s Search: How tragic teen Samantha Bonnell’s mom solved mystery after her death

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Samantha Bonnell, whose tragic case features on A Mother’s Search. Pic: Investigation Discovery

Tonight on Investigation Discovery, A Mother’s Search looks at how tragic teenager Samantha Bonnell’s mother Mary Weir solved the painful mystery surrounding her disappearance — by identifying her on the web following her death.

Bonnell died at the age of 18 after being hit by at least two cars on a freeway in Montclair, CA. She had traveled there from her home in Palmer, Alaska, while pursuing a dream of traveling the country.

Around a day before her death, she rang her mother Mary to tell her how she was getting on — never to be heard from again.

As Samantha didn’t have any identification documents on her when she died, police were unable to identify her body.

She lay unidentified as Jane Doe 17-05 for a year and a half before

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/a-mothers-search-how-tragic-teen-samantha-bonnells-mom-solved-mystery-after-her-death/

Donna Yaklich: ‘Evil Stepmothers’ Mother’s Day Episode Re-Lives Dennis Yaklich’s 1985 Colorado Murder On ID

The Donna Yaklich story is on Evil Stepmothers tonight on Investigation Discovery. While most of America is spending time with their lovable mothers during Mother’s Day, Investigation Discovery is bringing you the cases of the most evil and diabolical stepmothers of all time.

ID viewers can enjoy a marathon of Evil Stepmothers episodes, which will include a new episode based on the Yaklich story titled “Nanny Nightmare.” More than 30 years ago, Dennis Yaklich, Donna’s husband, was shot to death in his home in Avondale, Colorado. The two men who killed him were hired by Donna Yaklich, investigators say. Donna spent almost 20 years in prison before she was finally released. Her case inspired a movie in 1994 called Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story, according to the Denver Channel.

On Evil Stepmothers: Bloody Body in the Snow

Dennis Yaklich, 39, was gunned down in the driveway of his home on

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Donna Yaklich: ‘Evil Stepmothers’ Mother’s Day Episode Relieves Dennis Yaklich’s 1985 Colorado Murder On ID

The Donna Yaklich story is on Evil Stepmothers tonight on Investigation Discovery. While most of America is spending time with their lovable mothers during Mother’s Day, Investigation Discovery is bringing you the cases of the most evil and diabolical stepmothers of all time.

ID viewers can enjoy a marathon of Evil Stepmothers episodes, which will include a new episode based on the Yaklich story titled “Nanny Nightmare.” More than 30 years ago, Dennis Yaklich, Donna’s husband, was shot to death in his home in Avondale, Colorado. The two men who killed him were hired by Donna Yaklich, investigators say. Donna spent almost 20 years in prison before she was finally released. Her case inspired a movie in 1994 called Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story, according to the Denver Channel.

On Evil Stepmothers: Bloody Body in the Snow

Dennis Yaklich, 39, was gunned down in the driveway of his home on

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/4217628/donna-yaklich-evil-stepmothers-mothers-day-episode-relieves-dennis-yaklichs-1985-colorado-murder-on-id/

Sian’s mother ‘overwhelmed’ by support from American crime TV …

THE mother of Sian O’Callaghan has been left ‘overwhelmed’ by the support shown from overseas after a documentary recounting the 22-year-old’s murder was aired in the USA.

See No Evil: Watch Me Disappear, on the Investigation Discovery channel, revealed CCTV and Automatic Numberplate Recognition (ANPR) was the key in apprehending double-murderer Christopher Halliwell.

Sian disappeared after a night out with friends at the Suju nightclub in Swindon in March 2011.

The documentary revealed suspicion swiftly fell on taxi driver Halliwell after his car was seen on CCTV repeatedly circling the area and pulling up beside Sian in High Street at 2.57am.

A flash of light then obscured the footage and when the car pulled away, Sian had vanished.

In what would turn out to be a fundamental break in the case, CCTV showed a police car by chance driving past the car.

Read more at: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15268408.Sian_s_mother__overwhelmed__by_support_from_American_crime_TV_special_viewers/

Sian’s mother ‘overwhelmed’ by support from American crime TV special viewers

THE mother of Sian O’Callaghan has been left ‘overwhelmed’ by the support shown from overseas after a documentary recounting the 22-year-old’s murder was aired in the USA.

See No Evil: Watch Me Disappear, on the Investigation Discovery channel, revealed CCTV and Automatic Numberplate Recognition (ANPR) was the key in apprehending double-murderer Christopher Halliwell.

Sian disappeared after a night out with friends at the Suju nightclub in Swindon in March 2011.

The documentary revealed suspicion swiftly fell on taxi driver Halliwell after his car was seen on CCTV repeatedly circling the area and pulling up beside Sian in High Street at 2.57am.

A flash of light then obscured the footage and when the car pulled away, Sian had vanished.

In what would turn out to be a fundamental break in the case, CCTV showed a police car by chance driving past the car.

Read more at: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15268408.Sian_s_mother__overwhelmed__by_support_from_American_crime_TV_special_viewers/

"Murder Chose Me" star talks about the season finale, his mother and murder

The ArkLaTex and the entire world have been watching a Shreveport detective giving a play by play on how he solved every murder case he touched. The Investigation Discovery series “Murder Chose Me” featuring Rod Demery recently aired it’s season finale focusing on the murder of Demery’s mother.

The show released not only in the U.S. but also on TV in Great Britain and since shows can be watched on the world wide web everybody is learning about Shreveport and the message Demery was hoping people would get from watching his life work.

“There are a lot of messages about forgiveness and a lot of messages about taking care of your neighbor that’s the message that was received,” said Demery.

The message of forgiveness came through loud and clear in the last episode of the season where he takes you on the journey of finding out who killed his mother and why.  When Demery was

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Remembering the 2005 murder of mother of 3 Pamela Knight

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Pamela Knight went missing on in 2005 and so did her husband. He surfaced a year later in South Carolina, but Pamela’s remains were not discovered until 2012. Husband Paul Knight was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
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The ID channel’s “Who Killed Jane Doe?” on Tuesday featured the East Tennessee case of Pamela Knight.

Pamela Knight, a Knoxville mother of three, was 35 when she disappeared on Oct. 27, 2005, the day of her youngest son Michael’s seventh birthday.

That morning, as Michael lay in bed, Pamela Knight, 35, kissed

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MURDER CHOSE ME Detective Rod Demery explains how his mother’s murder led him to life as an investigator

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The circumstances of the Rod Demery mother murder are these. Barbara Sue Demery was shot to death in Sweeny TX on May 8th, 1969. Rod was 3; his brother Patrick was 5. Barbara was living with her new husband, Jerry Armstead, at the time; Barbara was in her “early 20s,” while Jerry was “eighteen years her senior.” Neither of her sons were able to move to Sweeny with their mother–nor could they live with their biological father, so they’d been left behind with their great-grandparents.

Rod and Patrick were told that their mother had been killed in “a robbery gone wrong.” Because there was no investigation into Barbara’s death–and because his strongest memory of his mother came from the one story Patrick had about her, which he told “over and over”–neither of the boys had reason

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