It’s been more than ten years since Cheshire, CT residents Jennifer Hawke-Petit and kids Hayley and Michaela were murdered in cold blood by two men who broke into the family home in the middle of the night and held them hostage for hours. Only the father, Dr. William Petit Jr., survived after having been beaten with a baseball bat and tied to a pole in the basement.
On Monday night’s episode of People Magazine Investigates on Investigation Discovery, People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle and Jennifer’s sister, Cynthia Hawke-Renn, recounted a particularly disturbing moment — when Jennifer went to the bank to cash a $15,000 check hoping to pay off her family’s captors.
Dr. William Petit, speaks to the media on Nov. 8, 2010, after a jury sentenced Steven Hayes. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Before taking the money, however, Jennifer managed
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Tara Grinstead went missing in 2005, Vanished Without a Trace investigates the case
This week Vanished Without a Trace investigates the case of 30-year-old teacher Tara Grinstead, who went missing after a day with helping out at a beauty pageant.
October 23 2005 in Ocilla, Georgia, and former-beauty queen Tara Grinstead attends a local pageant where she is coaching contestants and then heads to a barbecue.
The next day she fails to show up for work and her co-workers phone the police who head to her house. There they find her unlocked car outside but her purse and keys are missing.
Right away the cops get a bad feeling and get the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in on the case.
However, no sign of a struggle is found and the case soon goes pretty much cold.
The case was highlighted by a CBS News
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Betty Williams, the Odessa, Texas, teenager whose dead body was found in a stock pond over 50 years ago, is the subject of the next documentary episode of A Crime To Remember. Investigation Discovery (ID) has been bringing you the most riveting cases that capture viewers’ attention. The shocking murder of Betty Williams, also known as Elizabeth Jean Williams, will be discussed by book experts, historians, family members, and others who remember this unforgettable case. Her killer, Mack Herring, was a schoolmate and former boyfriend who shot and killed Betty Williams because she asked him to do it. A Texas jury found him temporarily insane, according to 1962’s the Victoria Advocate.
The case, which happened back in the early 1960s, has not received a lot of attention from producers of crime documentaries. That is sure to change after the next episode of A Crime To Remember, entitled “Bye, Bye,
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Theresa J. Burns’ brother and sister, Steve and Chrissy, stand outside of a St. Joseph County courtroom Dec. 4, 2015, after the sentencing of Phillip M. Geans, who was convicted of the 1988 murder of 16-year-old Theresa. Tribune Photo/LANDA BAGLEY
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PASADENA, Calif. — With a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the timing for HBO’s “Confirmation” (8 p.m. Saturday) couldn’t be better.
“Confirmation,” a solid process piece, recounts and contextualizes the 1991 confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce, “Treme”), who was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill (Kerry Washington, “Scandal”). It’s the ultimate he said-she said story, but also a good reminder that the circus-like political atmosphere that permeates this year’s presidential race is not entirely new.
More sobering than “Game Change,” HBO’s film recounting the 2008 election, “Confirmation” is nonetheless a fascinating story filled with details that might surprise some viewers with fuzzy memories (including me) since it delves further into the past than “Game Change” did.
Written by Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich,” “A Gifted Man”), “Confirmation” clearly sides with Hill but also presents Democrats on the Judiciary Committee holding the hearings into Thomas’
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Since leaving The View, Barbara Walters has been busier than ever. ET caught up with the veteran journalist, who opened up about her new Investigation Discovery series, Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals.
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In this image released by ABC, John and Jan Ramsey pose with Barbara Walters, right, for her “American Scandal” series for Discovery. Walters is
revisiting some of her biggest news stories for “American Scandals,” a new 9-episode series that premieres on Investigation Discovery on Monday at 10 p.m. EST. (Heidi Gutman/ABC via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — Though the fog of time may have clouded certain details, a parade of past scandals that each seized the public’s attention ring familiar to this day.
There’s Lyle and Erik Menendez, privileged sons who offed their parents in their Beverly Hills, California, home in 1989. There’s Jean Harris, the girls’ school headmistress whose lover, celebrity diet doctor Herman Tarnower, was found shot dead after she visited him in 1980, landing
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