Category Archives: Murder Made Me Famous

What does Scott Peterson sound like these days? You’ll find out next month

Scott Peterson, convicted in Modesto’s most notorious double-murderer, breaks his long silence with interviews from death row in a six-episode documentary premiering Aug. 15 on TV’s AE Network.

The series also features Scott Peterson’s family and attorneys, while evoking the victim’s memory in its title: “The Murder of Laci Peterson.”

The substitute teacher from Modesto was eight months pregnant with her first child, to be named Conner, when she vanished just before Christmas 2002. Their bodies washed ashore four months later; her husband was sentenced after a blockbuster 2004 trial and, now 44, awaits appeals.

Also appearing in the show are Amber Frey, Scott’s paramour and key prosecution witness, as well as former Modesto police detectives Jon Buehler and Ed Steele and several print and broadcast reporters who covered the case, including The Modesto Bee’s Garth Stapley. Some of the documentary focuses on how news can influence criminal justice.

“The

Read more at: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article162051753.html

Jose Menendez Had Kitty But Lusted For Son Erik Menendez? On Lifetime’s ‘Blood Brothers’

Jose Menendez, the Havana, Cuba, immigrant and Hollywood exec who was shot dead, along with his wife, Kitty, will have another movie and documentary based on the shocking events. Menendez: Blood Brothers on Lifetime and ID’s special Blood Ties: The Menendez Brothers will air the story of parent killers Erik and Lyle Menendez, two Beverly Hills brothers who murdered their parents in their California home. Today, the “blood brothers” are in prison serving life sentences for the killings that made headlines over two decades ago. Lifetime Television’s movie Menendez: Blood Brothers was directed by Daniel Bollag and written by Daniel and Yumiko Bollag. The chilling movie stars Courtney Love, Myko Olivier, Benito Martinez, and Nico Tortorella.

Lifetime TV’s Menendez: Blood Brothers and ID’s Blood Ties: The Menendez Brothers

If the O.J. Simpson trial was the “trial of the century,” the Menendez brothers trial was right on its tail. Shown on Court TV

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/4279827/jose-menendez-had-kitty-but-lusted-for-sex-with-hot-bod-son-erik-menendez-on-lifetimes-blood-brothers/

Inside The Sick Sex Act The ‘Playmate Killer’ Did To His Ex’s Corpse

Peter Snider‘s jealousy over his wife Dorothy Stratten‘s rise in Hollywood ultimately turned him into a sick killer, a sneak peek clip reveals.

In the new show called Murder Made Me Famous: The “Playmate Killer”, the events leading up to the Playboy Model’s brutal death are retraced and retold.

“While hanging around the Playboy mansion, Dorothy runs into this Hollywood director Peter Bogdanovich, who she previously met at a party,” said Steve Helling, senior crime reporter for People magazine.

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“When he met Dorothy, he went, ‘Oh my God, this girl is a major star,’” actress Colleen Camp recalled in the series.

Bogdanovich had just began casting for his upcoming movie They All Laughed and desperately wanted Dorothy to make her big debut in

Read more at: http://okmagazine.com/get-scoop/playmate-killer-peter-snider-murder-ex-wife-reelz-video/

Inside the Murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten – People

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.

She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island. 

Things got even better for her when she earned a substantial role in the movie They All Laughed, a comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara  and John Ritter.

She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten
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But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. Estranged from her husband, she started seeing director Peter Bogdanovich, who had recently split from Cybill Shepherd.

On

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-the-brutal-murder-of-a-playboy-centerfold-sent-shock-waves-through-hollywood/

Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.

She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island. 

Things got even better for her when she earned a substantial role in the movie They All Laughed, a comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara  and John Ritter.

She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten
Julian Wasser/Online USA Inc./Getty

But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. Estranged from her husband, she started seeing director Peter Bogdanovich, who had recently split from Cybill Shepherd.

On

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-the-brutal-murder-of-a-playboy-centerfold-sent-shock-waves-through-hollywood/

How the Brutal Murder of a Playboy Centerfold Sent Shock Waves Through Hollywood

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.

She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island. 

Things got even better for her when she earned a substantial role in the movie They All Laughed, a comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara  and John Ritter.

She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten
Julian Wasser/Online USA Inc./Getty

But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. Estranged from her husband, she started seeing director Peter Bogdanovich, who had recently split from Cybill Shepherd.

On

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-the-brutal-murder-of-a-playboy-centerfold-sent-shock-waves-through-hollywood/

Eerie Audio Recordings of the Jonestown Massacre Show Jim Jones’ Descent into Murderous Madness

Looking back on the Jonestown massacre today, the horror is almost unfathomable.

On Nov. 18, 1978,  Jim Jones orchestrated the mass suicide of 918 members of his cult in a remote commune in Guyana, South America. The men, women and children — members of The People’s Temple — killed themselves by drinking a cyanide solution laced with Flavor Aid, an inexpensive knock-off of Kool-Aid.

It was the single greatest loss of American life in a non-natural disaster until 9/11.

Nearly 40 years later, many people have forgotten the horror — but many people who were close to the cult are speaking out on the Reelz Channel’s docuseries, Murder Made Me Famous.

Cult member Jordan Vilchez managed to escape death because she happened to be in the People’s Temple office, 150 miles away. She says on the show that she probably would have committed suicide had

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/jonestown-massacre-audio-recordings-murder-made-famous/

Haunting Details: How Mass-Murderer Jim Jones ‘Trapped’ His Cult Followers

When a thousand people vowed to follow cult leader Reverend James Warren “Jim” Jones down to Guyana to form what they believed would be the perfect society, they quickly discovered they had walked into hell on earth.

“A lot of people went down there believing, ‘Let’s check it out, if we don’t like it, we’ll go home’” author of A Thousand Lives, Julia Scheers, said in National Enquirer Investigates newest series called Murder Made Me Famous: Jim Jones.

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“But what happened? As soon as they got to Jonestown, Jim Jones confiscated their passports and their money and told them if they wanted to go home they could swim because he wasn’t paying their fare home.”

“You have to realize that back in 1978, there wasn’t any

Read more at: http://radaronline.com/videos/jim-jones-temple-town-murder-reelz-video/

Haunting Details: How Mass-Murderer Jim Jones ‘Trapped’ His Cult Followers

When a thousand people vowed to follow cult leader Reverend James Warren “Jim” Jones down to Guyana to form what they believed would be the perfect society, they quickly discovered they had walked into hell on earth.

“A lot of people went down there believing, ‘Let’s check it out, if we don’t like it, we’ll go home’” author of A Thousand Lives, Julia Scheers, said in National Enquirer Investigates newest series called Murder Made Me Famous: Jim Jones.

PHOTOS: Inside Robin Williams’ Secret Hell –– How His ‘Callous’ ‘Cold’ Wife Made Life Miserable Before His Tragic Suicide

“But what happened? As soon as they got to Jonestown, Jim Jones confiscated their passports and their money and told them if they wanted to go home they could swim because he wasn’t paying their fare home.”

“You have to realize that back in 1978,

Read more at: http://okmagazine.com/videos/jim-jones-temple-town-murder-reelz-video/

Grim story behind LA’s ‘Hillside Strangler’ killings on Murder Made Me Famous

Cousins Kenneth Bianchi, left, and Angelo Buono, who were behind the Hillside Strangler killings

Cousins Kenneth Bianchi, left, and Angelo Buono, who were behind the Hillside Strangler killings

The chilling story behind Los Angeles’ “Hillside Strangler” killings is told tonight on REELZChannel’s Murder Made Me Famous.

The Hillside Strangler later became known as the Hillside Stranglers after it emerged TWO cousins were behind the murder of ten women during the winter of 1977-1978.

Many of the women’s bodies were found dumped on the Hollywood Hills, hence the name given to the case.

The killers emerged as Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, who worked together kidnapping then raping, torturing and murdering the women.

Los Angeles was gripped with fear while the Hillside Strangler was on the loose. Get the whole story on Murder Made Me Famous Saturday at 8ET/PT.

Posted by ReelzChannel

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