A Georgia jail inmate allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend in exchange for $800 and Atlanta Hawks tickets. Nancy Grace digs into the case against Michael McEarchern with criminal profiler Pat Brown, Dr. Brian Russell — a lawyer and psychologist who hosts Investigation Discovery’s Fatal Vows series — and syndicated radio host Dave Mack.
A Pennsylvania man is in big trouble with his mother-in-law, because she’s also his wife. Christopher Hauptmann allegedly married his wife’s teen-aged daughter without divorcing her mom, who he married a year earlier. Nancy and her guests dig into the dirt on this bigamy case.
Here at ET, we’re obsessed with a lot of things — and for the week of July 31 to Aug. 8, this is what we’re most excited about:
Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’
One of the longest searches in history for someone on the America’s Most Wanted list came to a close after 17 years when the FBI captured the man known as the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. Rather than tell the story from the point of view of Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), Discovery’s Manhunt: Unabomber will focus on FBI agent and criminal profiler James “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who pioneers the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the serial bomber. The riveting eight-episode series will touch on aspects of the investigation many have doubtless forgotten or never knew.
It looks like the success of Criminal Minds couldn’t save another one of its spinoffs. Recently, we reported that CBS has cancelledCriminal Minds: Beyond Borders after two seasons. But would you have watched a third season of the TV series?
The crime procedural revolves around the International Division of the FBI which investigates crimes and rescues Americans in peril abroad. The cast includes Gary Sinise, Alana De La Garza, Daniel Henney, Tyler James Williams, and Annie Funke.
Ratings have always been a struggle for Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Season one averaged a decent 1.24 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.92 million viewers, but the numbers have decreased significantly during season two.
Currently, the season is averaging a 0.84 rating in the 18-49 demo and only 4.99 million viewers. That’s a near 30% drop in both
LINCOLN — Former Omaha television journalist Mark Pettit has updated his book about John Joubert, adding sadistic drawings the convicted child killer made prior to his execution in 1996.
Pettit, who now operates a marketing firm in Atlanta, lost a case 16 months ago before the Nebraska Supreme Court to compel the release of the two drawings.
But in an interview last week the author said a source had provided copies of the drawings to him just before the ruling by the state’s high court.
“This person who came forward was courageous,” Pettit said. He described his source only as someone who “had ties to the correction system” and someone who was upset that the drawings weren’t being released.
The drawings, according to Pettit, are “literally the stone that was unturned in this story” and demonstrate that Joubert would have killed again if he had been released from prison.