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Mass Suicide: Inside Religious Cult Leader David Koresh’s Sick Crime

David Koresh – the American leader of the “Branch Davidians” religious sect – believed he was the final prophet, and convinced every one of his loyal followers to see him as an almighty ruler. He claimed to be a devout Christian, yet was accused of raping a twelve-year-old girl whom he called his “spiritual” wife.

Koresh led a dysfunctional group of naïve individuals to their deaths when his cult was raided by police in 1993. He was to be arrested for possession of firearms and explosives, as well as for having sex with underage girls. When confronted, however, he refused to come out of hiding, claiming that he’d rather kill himself and all his followers than turn himself in.

PHOTOS: Sick Shooter Exposed: Las Vegas Murderer Stephen Paddock’s Private Family Photos

“As long as we are surrounded we are not coming out,” Koresh is heard saying in REELZ’s Murder Made

Read more at: https://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/mass-suicide-inside-religious-cult-leader-david-koreshs-sick-crime/

Mass Suicide: Inside Religious Cult Leader David Koresh’s Sick Crime

David Koresh – the American leader of the “Branch Davidians” religious sect – believed he was the final prophet, and convinced every one of his loyal followers to see him as an almighty ruler. He claimed to be a devout Christian, yet was accused of raping a twelve-year-old girl whom he called his “spiritual” wife.

Koresh led a dysfunctional group of naïve individuals to their deaths when his cult was raided by police in 1993. He was to be arrested for possession of firearms and explosives, as well as for having sex with underage girls. When confronted, however, he refused to come out of hiding, claiming that he’d rather kill himself and all his followers than turn himself in.

PHOTOS: Sick Shooter Exposed: Las Vegas Murderer Stephen Paddock’s Private Family Photos

“As long as we are surrounded we are not coming out,” Koresh is heard saying in REELZ’s Murder Made

Read more at: http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/david-koresh-mass-suicide/

David Koresh Mass Suicide: Inside The Cult Leader’s Sick Crime

David Koresh – the American leader of the “Branch Davidians” religious sect – believed he was the final prophet, and convinced every one of his loyal followers to see him as an almighty ruler. He claimed to be a devout Christian, yet was accused of raping a twelve-year-old girl whom he called his “spiritual” wife.

Koresh led a dysfunctional group of naïve individuals to their deaths when his cult was raided by police in 1993. He was to be arrested for possession of firearms and explosives, as well as for having sex with underage girls. When confronted, however, he refused to come out of hiding, claiming that he’d rather kill himself and all his followers than turn himself in.

PHOTOS: Sick Shooter Exposed: Las Vegas Murderer Stephen Paddock’s Private Family Photos

“As long as we are surrounded we are not coming out,” Koresh is heard saying in REELZ’s Murder Made

Read more at: http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/david-koresh-mass-suicide/

How a Sexual Assault Scandal Led to the Uncovering of a $158 Million Crime in a Televangelist Empire

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After Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Left PTL Club

Despite the millions that the Bakkers stole from the church, it was the sex scandal that led to their ministry’s undoing.

Following Jim’s departure from PTL club, rival preacher, Jimmy Swaggart tried to take control of the TV empire. However, Swaggart was later exposed for his own sex scandal.

Ultimately, Jerry Falwell, the Moral Majority founder, took over the ministry. He stepped in only to discover that PTL had debt amounting in the millions and that money raised for hotel timeshares had been rerouted to other places.

Jim and Tammy Faye divorced in 1992. She went on to marry their close friend Roe Messner, who was the one to come up with the hush money to pay off Hahn. Messner was later jailed for bankruptcy fraud while Tammy Faye went on to reinvent herself as a reality TV star and self-help author. She passed away at the age

Read more at: http://popculture.com/tv-shows/2017/09/28/jessica-hahn-sex-scandal-jim-bakker-ptl-club/

Amanda Knox Pals Reveal Explosive New Crime Scene Details

Amanda Knox‘s close friends are revealing new crime scene details from her infamous case in a new series, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Knox was just a 20-year-old exchange student living in Italy, when she was arrested for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student. Her stunning beauty and the bizarre sexual circumstances surrounding her arrest immediately captured the world’s attention, and made her a star.

After her 2007 conviction, she would spend the next nearly four years rotting in an Italian prison, until Italy’s Supreme Court finally exonerated her in 2015.

But if Knox didn’t kill her roommate who did? And will Knox’s adamant deceleration of innocence ever be believed? Those are the questions the latest chapter of the Reelz series Scandal Made Me Famous hopes to answer.

Though she continually swore that she was innocent, investigators and officers seemed to treat her like a

Read more at: http://okmagazine.com/videos/amanda-knox-crime-scene-scandal-reelz/

Amanda Knox Pals Reveal Explosive New Crime Scene Details

Amanda Knox‘s close friends are revealing new crime scene details from her infamous case in a new series, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Knox was just a 20-year-old exchange student living in Italy, when she was arrested for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student. Her stunning beauty and the bizarre sexual circumstances surrounding her arrest immediately captured the world’s attention, and made her a star.

After her 2007 conviction, she would spend the next nearly four years rotting in an Italian prison, until Italy’s Supreme Court finally exonerated her in 2015.

But if Knox didn’t kill her roommate who did? And will Knox’s adamant deceleration of innocence ever be believed? Those are the questions the latest chapter of the Reelz series Scandal Made Me Famous hopes to answer.

Though she continually swore that she was innocent, investigators and officers seemed to treat her like a killer from the

Read more at: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/videos/amanda-knox-crime-scene-scandal-reelz/

Amanda Knox Pals Reveal Explosive New Crime Scene Details

Amanda Knox‘s close friends are revealing new crime scene details from her infamous case in a new series, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Knox was just a 20-year-old exchange student living in Italy, when she was arrested for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student. Her stunning beauty and the bizarre sexual circumstances surrounding her arrest immediately captured the world’s attention, and made her a star.

After her 2007 conviction, she would spend the next nearly four years rotting in an Italian prison, until Italy’s Supreme Court finally exonerated her in 2015.

But if Knox didn’t kill her roommate who did? And will Knox’s adamant deceleration of innocence ever be believed? Those are the questions the latest chapter of the Reelz series Scandal Made Me Famous hopes to answer.

Though she continually swore that she was innocent, investigators and officers seemed to treat her like

Read more at: http://radaronline.com/videos/amanda-knox-crime-scene-scandal-reelz/

Crime Robert Durst Confessed to Killing His Missing Wife, Friend Testifies

The first wife of real estate scion Robert Durst has been officially declared dead, 35 years after she was last seen.

A judge with the Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan set Kathleen Durst’s date of death at January 31, 1987, exactly five years after she disappeared in 1982.

Although Durst has long been suspected in Kathleen’s death, he has never been criminally charged.  The declaration of her death opens the door for Durst’s siblings to pursue a civil suit.

Allegations of Abuse

Kathleen Durst’s brother, Jim McCormack, speaks out in Saturday’s episode of Murder Made Me Famous on the Reelz Channel. In the episode, he talks about the relationship between his sister and Durst. (Durst and his lawyers declined to participate in the show.)

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During the first year of their relationship, the Dursts lived in the woods in Vermont.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/robert-durst-first-wife-abuse-brother-murder-made-famous/

Crime & Celebrities Rule at REELZ

Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of programming at REELZ, tells TV Real about the signature shows on the channel and why crime- and celebrity-focused programs draw eyeballs.

True-crime titles are having their moment on both linear and nonlinear TV these days, and celebrities have always been a hook for viewers. Indie television network REELZ schedules programming that appeals to television audiences’ fascination with both crime and famous faces. According to Steve Cheskin, who serves as the senior VP of programming at REELZ, the content that airs on the channel is “an intersection of celebrity and crime.”

***Image***“On our network, the programs that we have involving crime must be told through our lens of real stories about real celebrities and/or Hollywood and movies,” Cheskin says. “True crime lends itself to great storytelling, and I learned long ago that you can tell sensational stories in a credible way,” which is what

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/crime-celebrities-rule-the-roost-at-reelz/

Crime & Celebrities Rule the Roost at REELZ

Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of programming at REELZ, tells TV Real about the signature shows on the channel and why crime- and celebrity-focused programs draw eyeballs.

True-crime titles are having their moment on both linear and nonlinear TV these days, and celebrities have always been a hook for viewers. Indie television network REELZ schedules programming that appeals to television audiences’ fascination with both crime and famous faces. According to Steve Cheskin, who serves as the senior VP of programming at REELZ, the content that airs on the channel is “an intersection of celebrity and crime.”

***Image***“On our network, the programs that we have involving crime must be told through our lens of real stories about real celebrities and/or Hollywood and movies,” Cheskin says. “True crime lends itself to great storytelling, and I learned long ago that you can tell sensational stories in a credible way,” which is what

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/crime-celebrities-rule-the-roost-at-reelz/