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Sundance Channel to Air “Appropriate Adult”

on July 23, 2011 at 3:04 am in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

The Sundance Channel has announced that it will air “Appropriate Adult”. This is an ITV production about Fred and Rosemary West, that focuses on the interaction between Fred and Janet Leach, his appropriate adult. An appropriate adult is appointed in the UK in cases where the alleged offender is a…

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The Devil You Know: In Bed with the Devil

on July 18, 2011 at 8:35 am in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

The Devil You Know is a new series from Investigation Discovery the focuses on the betrayal suffered by the loved ones of murderers. As a half-hour show, the ability to provide much detail is limited. “In Bed with the Devil” is the fifth episode, and it focuses on Gary Ridgway,…

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48 Hours Mystery: Long Island Serial Killer

on July 13, 2011 at 8:27 am in Pop Culture, Unsubs, Video Reviews by | 4 Comments

48 Hours aired their heavily promoted “Long Island Serial Killer” episode last night, and it didn’t disappoint. They gave one of the more succinct descriptions of Shannan Gilbert’s activities the night of her disappearance. In a nutshell: Shannan Gilbert, a prostitute who advertised on Craigslist, went to a john’s house…

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Review: Unusual Suspects, “Overkill”

on June 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | 2 Comments

One of the countless true crime shows on TruTV is “Unusual Suspects”. It’s fairly straight-forward, without the hype and superlatives you find on some of these shows. I’d not actually seen the show before, but the schtick is just what the show name says: suspects you would not expect. The…

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NYT Profile of Gilgo Beach Serial Killer

on April 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm in Pop Culture, Unsubs by | No Comments

The New York Times has released a profile of the Gilgo Beach Serial Killer: He is most likely a white male in his mid-20s to mid-40s. He is married or has a girlfriend. He is well educated and well spoken. He is financially secure, has a job and owns an…

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Review: True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: “Killer Contestant”

on April 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | 1 Comment

I have a theory: if a true crime show has the host’s name in the title, it’s not going to be that great. And True Crime with Aphrodite Jones proves that theory correct. She spends way too much time talking about how the story makes her feel, and she has…

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Review: 48 Hours: “Name, Rank and Serial Killer”

on April 10, 2011 at 9:36 am in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

Colonel David Russell Williams was a decorated pilot in the Canadian Air Force, who had flown Queen Elizabeth II. Colonel Williams was base commander for Canadian Forces Base Trenton, the largest air base in the country. Colonel Williams was an avid photographer, runner, and angler. Colonel Williams was happily married….

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Review: FBI: Criminal Pursuit, “Trail of Terror”

on April 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | 2 Comments

Investigation Discovery premiered a new series, FBI: Criminal Pursuit about a month ago. I finally got around to seeing my first episode of it this evening. The episode was called “Trail of Terror”, and it profiled the investigation of a triple murder of a woman, her daughter, and her daughter’s…

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Four Things All True Crime Authors Should Include

on March 2, 2011 at 9:31 am in Pop Culture by | No Comments

I read a lot of true crime books. For most of the serial killer profiles I add to the podcast, I’ve generally read at least one book from start to finish (I think I read three books for the Gary RIdgway episodes). Over the years, I’ve built a list of…

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View William Burke’s Skeleton

on February 26, 2011 at 9:48 am in Murderabillia, Serial Killers by | No Comments

William Burke, along with accomplice William Hare, killed 17 people. They sold the bodies to the Edinburgh Medical College for gross anatomy classes. When Burke was convicted, the judge decreed that his skeleton should go on display after his execution. Instead, it has been locked away in department of anatomy…

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