Monthly Archives: April 2017

A&E to Focus on Nonfiction Shows; Done with Scripted Dramas

AE TV shows (canceled or renewed?)

AE is flipping the script — right into the trash bin. The cable network has announced that since its sole scripted series Bates Motel has ended, it is taking the phrase “reality check” literally. The Bates Motel TV series finale just aired on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Deadline reports, “As AE is reaching a turning point in its ratings comeback with the first back-to-back months of viewership growth in almost four years, the A+E network is recalibrating its programming strategy, returning to its roots as an exclusively non-fiction brand.”

AE Returns to Reality

While scripted programming will continue on A+E Networks’ owned stations History and Lifetime, AE — the flagship channel — will stick with reality and docu-series, going forward.

AE’s current non-fiction series include 60 Days In; 60 Days In:

Read more at: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/ae-no-scripted-series/

‘Cold case’ murder victims get dragged into budget controversy

Nothing is immune from the bruising budget battle between the House and Senate in Tallahassee.

When House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, excoriated “liberal” senators for loading the budget with hundreds of millions of dollars in hometown projects, the Senate responded in kind. Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, noted that Corcoran wants to take home $4.3 million for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, where the speaker does legal work.

It’s a first-of-its-kind Florida forensics laboratory in Land O’Lakes near the Pasco County jail (see rendering) that would teach law enforcement professionals and students while focusing on 16,000 estimated “cold case” unsolved murders and missing person cases in Florida.

“I haven’t criticized the project,” Latvala said. “I’m just saying that it’s ironic: He’s against projects, but the largest single project in the budget is for him … It’s do as I say, not as I do.”

“It had nothing to do with me,” Corcoran

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article146566739.html

Former Orlando Pirates keeper Meyiwa murder now a cold case, says Rick Crouch

The respected investigator stated that the police have not made a breakthrough since the former Bafana Bafana international was killed


Top private investigator Rick Crouch says former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s murder can now be described as a cold case.

It’s been almost three years since Meyiwa tragically died in 2014 in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg after he was shot during an alleged armed house robbery.

Crouch has since stated that a cold case arises when an investigation yields no results because of a lack of sufficient evidence.

The Rick Crouch Associates managing director was speaking to The Sunday Independent.

“Police have got nothing in their investigation,” said Crouch, who is a well known certified criminal investigator and a certified computer forensic examiner.

“With murder cases you generally have a 48-hour window to develop your leads,” the 56-year-old continued.

“After the first 48 hours

Read more at: http://www.goal.com/en-za/news/4667/sa-psl/2017/04/25/34921992/former-orlando-pirates-keeper-meyiwa-murder-now-a-cold-case-says-

Homicide Investigators Solve 40-Year Old Cold Case Murder

HOUSTON, TX — Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Cold Case investigators have charged a 61-year old man for the murder of a man nearly 41 years ago.

David Lee Edds was charged for theMay 11, 1976 murder of Rene Anthony Guillotte, 28,

On Tuesday, May 11, 1976, at approximately 6:00am, the nude body of a man was found on an oil field road (private road) just north of 3000 Atascocita Road.

The victim, identified as Guillotte, had multiple stab wounds and lacerations on his torso, head and neck.

Investigators determined that Guillotte was last seen leaving a bar at approximately 1:00am, in the Montrose area of Houston on this same date.

Investigators worked in conjunction with the Houston Police Department and the Texas Rangers during the original investigation, but the investigation grew cold after exhaustive work by the HCSO Homicide Division and the case went unsolved.

In July

Read more at: https://patch.com/texas/houston/hcso-cold-case-charge-man-four-decade-old-murder

‘Cold case’ murder victims get dragged into budget controversy

Nothing is immune from the bruising budget battle between the House and Senate in Tallahassee. Not even murder victims.

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When House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, excoriated “liberal” senators for loading the budget with hundreds of millions of dollars in hometown projects, the Senate responded in kind. Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, noted that Corcoran wants to take home $4.3 million for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, where the speaker does legal work.

It’s a first-of-its-kind Florida forensics laboratory in Land O’Lakes, near the Pasco County jail, that would teach law enforcement professionals and students while focusing on 16,000 estimated “cold case”

Read more at: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/how-dozier-school-legacy-got-dragged-into-budget-controversy/2321487

Technology, determination helped solve cold case murder


By Lethbridge Herald on April 24, 2017.

Ian Hepher speaks to the Lethbridge Herald on Monday following the recent news that Terrance Wardale, 61, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of his brother, Paul Hepher, who was murdered 16 years ago. Herald photo by Tijana Martin @TMartinHerald

Dave Mabell
Lethbridge Herald
dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com
Powerful DNA evidence has reopened the cold case investigation of the death of a Calgary musician who had roots in Lethbridge.
But longtime criminal justice instructor Ian Hepher, now retired from Lethbridge College, says Calgary police are not allowed to tell him how it led them to lay a murder charge 16 years later.
Paul Hepher, Ian’s only sibling, died in his Calgary apartment after being shot in March 2001. Police there say tests on evidence obtained in 2014 matched some forensic evidence

Read more at: http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2017/04/24/technology-determination-helped-solve-cold-case-murder/

HCSO Cold Case Charge Man in Four Decade Old Murder

HOUSTON, TX — Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Cold Case investigators have charged a 61-year old man for the murder of a man nearly 41 years ago.

David Lee Edds was charged for theMay 11, 1976 murder of Rene Anthony Guillotte, 28,

On Tuesday, May 11, 1976, at approximately 6:00am, the nude body of a man was found on an oil field road (private road) just north of 3000 Atascocita Road.

The victim, identified as Guillotte, had multiple stab wounds and lacerations on his torso, head and neck.

Investigators determined that Guillotte was last seen leaving a bar at approximately 1:00am, in the Montrose area of Houston on this same date.

Investigators worked in conjunction with the Houston Police Department and the Texas Rangers during the original investigation, but the investigation grew cold after exhaustive work by the HCSO Homicide Division and the case went unsolved.

In July

Read more at: https://patch.com/texas/houston/hcso-cold-case-charge-man-four-decade-old-murder

Temmie Cooley serving time for murder, found guilty of another – NBC 5 Dallas

A man serving time for a 2001 murder was found guilty Monday and sentenced to 80 years behind bars for a 1989 cold case murder out of Plano.

Collin County prosecutors said 51-year-old Temmie Cooley strangled 23-year-old Sharon Trimble to death and left her nude body partially covered with a red sweater in a ditch along County Road 140 in November 1989.

The victim and Cooley, who were the same age at the time of her death, worked together at Children’s Medical Center and may have had a romantic relationship.

In the initial investigation prosecutors said Cooley denied any romantic connection to the victim and said they were just coworkers.

Despite several interviews, Cooley avoided arrest in the case for more than two decades. He was arrested in 2014 after detectives obtained a DNA sample from Cooley which matched sperm collected in Trimble’s sex assault kit from 1989.

“Over

Read more at: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Convicted-Murder-Sentenced-in-1989-Cold-Case-Slaying-of-Sharon-Trimble-420291163.html