One of the most harrowing traumas the true crime documentary A Murder In Mansfield reveals is the toll Noreen Boyle’s murder took on her family. The film doesn’t reveal the fate of Collier Landry’s sister Elizabeth (or that of his unnamed half-sister), but when we spoke with Collier he explained his current relationship with both women.
‘It was completely cathartic’: Collier Landry on ‘A Murder in Mansfield’ and overcoming the trauma of his mother’s murder
When Collier Landry was eleven years old, his father, Jack Boyle, murdered Collier’s mother Noreen in the middle of the night and hid her body from police for a month. After Jack was convicted, Collier resolved to “do something positive” with the tragedy. A Murder in Mansfield, the resulting documentary film, explores the necessary difficulty of working through trauma. Collier spoke with us about the filmmaking process, his extended (and estranged) family, and the importance of letting go.
A Murder in Mansfield, from Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple and filmmaker Collier Landry, is the story of the murder that shook Collier’s life apart when he was just twelve years old. For the past 28 years, Collier has been almost completely cut off from his two siblings: his sister by adoption, who was three years old at the time of the murder; and his half-sister, born of his father’s mistress the following year.
Tonight’s Dateline episode looks at the mysterious deaths of 6-year-old Max Shacknai and 32-year-old Rebecca Zahau, who died within days of each other in 2011 at a California beachside mansion.
It took a lot longer than the show’s fans would have liked, but we’ve now gotten official word that Murder Chose Me has been renewed! The Investigation Discovery hit will be back for a third season of long, hard looks at the grisly case file of Detective Rod Demery — keep reading to find out when filming began, and when we should expect to see Murder Chose Me Season 3 on the air.
Tonight’s episode of Dateline explores the 2007 death of EB Games store manager Amber Belkin. She was found in the back of the store by another manager who’d been called in to check on her and the store when she didn’t open the game shop on time. He found her suffocated with a bag. It took investigators over a year to find a suspect in Amber’s murder.
August 28, 2003 pizza delivery man Brain Wells lost his life in the middle of an extremely strange and elaborate bank robbing plot engineered by a woman named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. This bizarre case was the subject of a Netflix docuseries called Evil Genius and is the subject of tonight’s episode of Dateline. Brian Wells entered […]
In 2009 11-year-old Jordan Brown was accused of murdering his pregnant soon-to-be future stepmother in cold blood and then going to school as if nothing had happened. A decade later the now exonerated 20 year-old is speaking out about his experience: “I had no idea what was going on.”