When Mechele Linehan was convicted in 2007 as a conspirator in the 1996 killing of a man who’d once thought he was going to marry her, it looked like the crime was solved.
An Anchorage jury determined Linehan, a former exotic dancer, had persuaded a former lover, John Carlin III, to kill Kent Leppink, 36, a fisherman who lived with her and told his family that the two were engaged. At the time, Linehan also was involved with a third man.
But a 2010 appeals court ruling overturned Linehan’s conviction, leaving the case wide open.
PEOPLE Staff Writer Caitlin Keating discussed the case on Friday morning’s People Now. The case is also the focus of the next episode of People Magazine Investigates. The episode, titled “Alaskan Temptress,” airs Monday on Investigation Discovery (9 p.m. ET).
“Mechele was beautiful, charismatic, and a real listening ear to every guy that walked into her exotic dancing venue,” Keating
Read more at: http://people.com/crime/mechele-linehan-alaska-exotic-dancer-killing-kent-leppink/
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES PREMIERE OF THREE-PART MINI-SERIES “JODI ARIAS: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY”
— This Three Night Special Event Starts Sunday, January 14 at 10/9c,
Exclusively on Investigation Discovery —
(Silver Spring, Md.) – Sadomasochistic sex, obsession, and jealousy gone wrong create a deadly combination in the twisted tale of JODI ARIAS: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY which re-examines one of the most salacious and sensational crimes to rock the nation. In the latest installment of the record-breaking AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY franchise, leading true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) delves into the explosive investigation and trial of Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander in a case that was almost too stunning to be believed. When 30-year-old Alexander is found brutally murdered in his Mesa, Arizona home, police are shocked – who would have wanted to harm
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Dwight Tobyne was murdered by his wife Shari Tobyne, who dismembered him
This week Grave Secrets spotlights the macabre murder of Dwight Tobyne, whose body parts were found in three different counties.
To everyone around him all seemed well, as Dwight continued to write emails and send messages to his family and friends. But by July 2010 his daughter became worried something had happened to him and reported him missing.
It turned out Dwight was in the process of divorcing his wife Shari Tobyne and on the day he was due to move out of the family home she shot him dead.
Shari then kept his body in their house before eventually dismembering it and dumping the parts in three different counties. She kept up the illusion of him being alive by using his phone to email and text his friends
Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/dwight-tobyne-was-chopped-up-by-his-wife-and-scattered-over-three-counties/
This October, Investigation Discovery, America’s most-watched true crime network, celebrates the spookiest month of the year with the scariest stories of all: ones that are real. Featuring the premiere of three new series and the return of one hair-raising fan-favorite, ID’s packed lineup is sure to make you question what that bump in the night truly is.
The month kicks off with a new series that hits a little too close to home. In HOME ALONE (Thursday, October 12 at 10/9c), quiet, suburban homes become the setting for unimaginable horror, featuring stories of angry stalkers, disgruntled exes and holiday celebrations turned bloody. Four days later comes the premiere of HORROR AT THE CECIL HOTEL (Monday, October 16 at 10/9c), which explores the shocking number of deaths and tragedies associated with Los Angeles’
Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Three-New-Series-Returning-Favorite-Head-to-Investigation-Discovery-This-October-20170929
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It was one of the most baffling cases in Washington state history: Who murdered Ed and Minnie Maurin? The December 1985 killings went unsolved for nearly three full decades, thanks largely to a frustrating lack of evidence at the crime scene. With neither fingerprints to run down nor a murder weapon to trace, investigators from Lewis County and all over the state could only leave the Maurin murder case file open–in the hope that, one day, something would come along to help them close it.
The basic facts of the case are these. On Christmas Eve, 1985, the bodies of Ed Maurin, 81, and Minnie Maurin, 83, were discovered in the woods west of rural Adna, Washington. Five days earlier, on December 19, Ed Maurin had withdrawn $8,500 in $100 bills from a bank in nearby Chehalis. He and Minnie’s blood-stained car was discovered in a shopping center
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In the third and final part of realscreen’s comprehensive coverage, we present six projects pitched on day two (May 4) of the Hot Docs Forum. The first part of this report can be found here, while the second is here.
The second day saw a bevy of high-quality projects tackling a range of subject matter, from endangered white rhinos to Pakistani “smut theater,” and the threatened sustainability of Easter Island to an American true crime case – the latter serving as the 2016 Forum’s first multi-part doc series pitch.
The Laurie David-exec produced and highly coveted eco-thriller The Last Animals saw a feisty discussion around what the best platform for that particular story might be. Digital players such as Amazon Studios and Condé Nast Entertainment – the latter is backing the film – were quick to jump in, but a number of public broadcasters such as PBS and the BBC were also
Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2016/05/09/the-2016-hot-docs-forum-report-part-three/