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Hemet murder case gets TV spotlight after 30 years

Unusual Suspects / Investigation Discovery TVElizabeth “Betty” Crossman was murdered in Hemet in 1980. The suspect of the crime wasn’t convicted until 2013. ■ Kyle Selby / Reporter Elizabeth “Betty” Crossman, 67, was murdered in Hemet, California in 1980. Now, more than 30 years later, her story received the spotlight once again on Investigation Discovery’s TV series, “Unusual Suspects.” The seventh episode of Season 6 of “Unusual Suspects” entitled “Hometown Homicide” originally aired on March 2, 2014. Betty’s husband, Frank Crossman, found her naked and lifeless body on the bedroom floor of their Hemet home a little before 6 p.m. on Jan. 17, 1980. Betty’s clothing was found on the floor

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UPDATE: Murder mystery back in national spotlight: A&E and Investigation Discovery to air new shows





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Murder mystery back in national spotlight: A&E and Investigation Discovery air new shows next week





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Jake Kantor steps into the spotlight

For most people, stepping into the spotlight of national television seems like a distant dream. But Jake Kantor has already surpassed the typical hopes of most aspiring actors through his several jump-start appearances in the real-world acting arena.

Last June, Kantor made his TV debut in an episode of AMC’s “The American West” titled “Blood Gold.” Although the role was as a nonspeaking clerk, Kantor looks back on the moment — his first big break — with excitement.

“‘The American West’ was the biggest set and my first experience with filming TV professionally,” Kantor, a junior musical theatre major, said. “And it was a big network, so that was really great and I met a lot of really awesome people and we all connected.”

Kantor’s second TV appearance was on TLC’s paranormal series, “The Haunting.”

“That role was really cool because it was speaking,” Kantor said.


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Sam Sheppard case gets ‘Crime to Remember’ spotlight on Investigation Discovery

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Investigation Discovery series “A Crime to Remember” weighs in on the Sam Sheppard case with an hour episode premiering at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. And the verdict?

It’s not quite a slam-dunk case-closed conclusion, but the cable program does lean heavily toward the opinion that the wrong man was convicted of Marilyn Reese Sheppard’s July 1954 murder at her Bay Village home.


A Crime to Remember

What: The true-crime cable series examines the 1954 murder of Marilyn Reese Sheppard.

When: 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15

Where: Investigation Discovery

Her husband, osteopathic physician Sam Sheppard, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. After the Supreme Court ruled Sheppard did not receive fair trial, a 1966 retrial resulted in his acquittal. He died at 46 of liver failure in 1970.

“Our show is a true-crime procedural, so viewers experience the story as it developed – clues not in

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National TV spotlight to shine on murder of former York mayor

Julia Phillips – convicted of murdering former York Mayor Melvin Roberts over money and drugs, who sought attention her whole life until it came with handcuffs and prison bars at age 70 – can watch television from prison on Thursday night.

Roberts’ two sons plan to watch the Investigation Discovery program titled “Romance is Dead Thursday night, if the portrayal of their father dead at age 79 with a zip tie around his neck is not too much to bear. They were interviewed for the show.

The cops who caught Phillips, but are still looking for others they believe killed Roberts, will watch. They were interviewed.

The prosecutor who put Phillips in prison for life will watch. She was interviewed.

The Herald columnist who covered the case – from Roberts’ death in February 2010 through the arrest of his girlfriend, Phillips, later that year and her conviction in 2013 – will watch. I was

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