Category: True Crime

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.

DATELINE Sandra Melgar staged a home invasion to hide her husband’s Christmas killing

Dateline's latest examines the grisly and puzzling case of Texan Sandra Melgar, whose Christmas killing of her husband Jaime made national headlines in 2012. Though Sandra wasn't charged with Jaime Melgar's murder for almost two years, prosecutors eventually built a strong enough case against her that the defense appeared to think Sandra Melgar's testimony might have done more harm than good.

NEW DNA INFORMATION: Who kidnapped Sherri Papini?

A year ago yesterday, November 2, 2016, Sherri Papini disappeared while jogging, leaving her husband and son distraught. She was discovered three weeks later in the early morning of Thanksgiving Day on the side of the rode. Her hands and feet were bound. According to her husband she was painfully thin, covered in bruises and had been "branded." Some Internet sleuths dismissed Papini's fraught kidnapping story as a hoax and now new details have emerged in this puzzling case.