Detective Rod Demery

Detective Rod Demery pens loving tribute to his incarcerated brother Patrick

Detective Rod Demery’s brother Patrick became one of Rod’s unwitting inspirations after he was convicted on a murder charge in 1994. The Murder Chose Me star recently paid tribute to his brother with a loving message that underscored the complexity of their relationship; read on for the full message, plus the sweet boyhood photos of the two of them that Rod shared.

VIDEO Detective Rod Demery explains the ‘closure’ he got from forgiving his mother’s murderer

The murder of Detective Rod Demery’s mother was arguably the single most significant event in Demery’s life, and the Murder Chose Me star recently opened up about the story behind his own investigation of her murder for Dr. Oz. Demery appeared on Oz’s show earlier this year, while promoting Murder Chose Me Season 1; the […]

MURDER CHOSE ME Detective Demery reveals how he was able to get a confession every time

It’s hardly unusual for a reality TV show to have to fight back against claims that part or all of the show is fake. But Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me is hardly a typical reality show–in fact, while it does use elements of reality TV, the show is more closely related to a true crime […]

MURDER CHOSE ME Detective Rod Demery reveals the personal toll his professional life took

Detective Rod Demery of Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me never tried to hide the fact that his work as a homicide detective was always the biggest part of his life. His fourteen years with the Shreveport PD resulted in perhaps the most impressive success rate in the entire country, but the pace Rod maintained often […]

PHOTO Details of Detective Rod Demery’s brother’s murder charges and conviction from 1994

Every season of Investigation Discovery’s podcast Detective is devoted to a different one of the network’s real-life detectives (turned reality TV star). Murder Chose Me‘s Rod Demery is the featured guest for Season 3, and a recent interview explained the full story behind Rod Demery’s brother’s arrest and conviction for murder. As Rod shared in […]

MURDER CHOSE ME Detective Rod Demery explains how his mother’s murder led him to life as an investigator

The circumstances of the Rod Demery mother murder are these. Barbara Sue Demery was shot to death in Sweeny TX on May 8th, 1969. Rod was 3; his brother Patrick was 5. Barbara was living with her new husband, Jerry Armstead, at the time; Barbara was in her “early 20s,” while Jerry was “eighteen years […]

MURDER CHOSE ME Detective Rod Demery’s superhuman success makes for reality TV gold

Murder Chose Me, Investigation Discovery’s latest look at the lurid side of human existence, focuses on the superhuman efforts of a Louisana detective named Rod Demery–whose 100% confession rate made him a legend among his peers. Read on for a closer look at both Detective Demery’s illustrious career and at what it took to bring his life to your TV screen.