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'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey's Appeal Denied By Supreme Court

This might be the end of the line for Brendan Dassey. The United States Supreme Court just ruled it will not hear the Making a Murderer subject's appeal — denying his petition for a writ of certiorari, or request to review a case. However, his attorney told Laura Nirider told E! News that her legal team will "continue to fight to free Dassey." Brendan's uncle Steven Avery was arrested in 2005 for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Brendan, who was 16 at the time, was interrogated and eventually confessed to being involved in the crime. He later recanted the confession, with lawyers claiming the statement was coerced. Dassey's Iq was described as being in the "low to borderline" range. (Photo Credit: Netflix) The dissenting Judge Ilana Rovner argued at the time, "What occurred here was the interrogation of an intellectually impaired juvenile. Dassey was subjected to myriad psychologically coercive techniques but the
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A New Docu-Series Thinks They've Found the Zodiac Killer and That He Killed JonBenét Ramsey and More!

Is this a brilliant discovery, or totally crazy? A Great Falls policeman named John Cameron has become convinced that one man — a now-deceased serial killer named Edward Edwards — could be responsible for some of the most notorious unsolved slayings of American history, from JonBenét Ramsey to Black Dahlia. All of his evidence will be revealed in a six-part docuseries called It Was Him: The Many Murders of Edward Edwards, to premiere on the Paramount Network tonight at 10 p.m.. But who exactly is Ed Edwards — and how could he have gotten away with such infamous crimes? Who is Ed Edwards? Edwards was born in Akron, Oh in 1933, and he reportedly had a troubled childhood. According to the documentary, his mother committed suicide when Edwards was two years old, and he was placed in an orphanage — where he was the subject of bullying. ABC News reports that Edwards escaped from jail
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Watch: Serial Killer Edward Edwards Was a Game Show Contestant Years Before Daughter Turned Him In

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April Balascio always knew her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, had a troubled past. He grew up in an orphanage where he claimed he’d been abused, gotten dishonorably discharged from the Army and eventually turned to a life of crime, spending time in prison for arson and robbing gas stations, and even appearing on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list.

But by the time Edwards met Balascio’s mother, Kay, he claimed to be completely reformed.

What no one suspected was that he wasn’t just lying — he was a killer.

Charming and intelligent, Edwards used his past to gain fame and notoriety,
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Watch: How a Serial Killer's Daughter Brought a Fateful Tip About Her Dad to Police

When April Balascio realized her dad, Edward Wayne Edwards, may have had something to do with a double-homicide in a Wisconsin town where the family had once lived, she struggled with the decision to call authorities.

“She agonized over whether she should call the detective for a while,” explains People Senior Editor Gillian Telling in an exclusive clip (above) from a PeopleTV special about what Balascio ultimately discovered.

“She actually called her sister first and said, ‘I’m thinking of calling the detective,’ ” Telling continues. “Her sister said, ‘If you have to do it, do it.’ She called detective Chad Garcia,
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A Family Man's Dark Side Before His Daughter Helped Unmask Him as a Serial Killer

A Family Man's Dark Side Before His Daughter Helped Unmask Him as a Serial Killer
Eventually, April Balascio would discover that her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, was a serial killer — and then she’d help bring him to justice.

But even before that terrible revelation, she and her siblings had discussed the fact that their dad had a dark side — which he sometimes took out on the family.

The case’s twists and turns (and Balascio’s central role) will be the focus of Monday night’s People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery, exclusively previewed above.

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The Daughter Who Discovered Her Dad Was a Serial Killer: 'He Just Managed to Fool Everybody'

April Balascio was an adult with three children when she finally sat down to search for answers to a question that had eaten at her for years: Was her father — a charming and violent man, obsessed with crime — capable of something monstrous?

The truth, she eventually learned, was yes.

She connected the dots in part because of her own internet sleuthing, and her dad, Edward Wayne Edwards, was arrested in 2009 after a fateful phone call Balascio made to investigators with what she knew.

His eventual confession showed he had murdered at least five people, including his own son.

The case
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Raised by a Serial Killer: Edward Edwards' Daughter Shares Guilt and Shame After Turning Him In

Raised by a Serial Killer: Edward Edwards' Daughter Shares Guilt and Shame After Turning Him In
Growing up, April Balascio says she always had suspicions about her dad, handyman Edward Wayne Edwards. He was obsessed with murder and detective stories and loved to ingratiate himself with the cops, inserting himself into local investigations wherever they lived.

Stranger still, Edwards would often move his family in the middle of the night without warning — Balascio’s first clue that something wasn’t quite right.

“Kids aren’t stupid,” she tells People.

But it wasn’t until 2009, as a 48-year-old mom of three grown children, that Balascio decided to look deeper, sure that she had to act on her nagging concerns.
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I Turned in My Serial Killer Father: How April Balascio Discovered Her Dad Murdered at Least 5

I Turned in My Serial Killer Father: How April Balascio Discovered Her Dad Murdered at Least 5
One day in 1980, when April Balascio was 11 years old, her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, woke up the household and told his wife and kids to start packing. They were leaving Watertown, Wisconsin, where they’d lived for about a year — and they were leaving immediately.

The scenario wasn’t unfamiliar: The Edwards family was nomadic, roaming from town to town every six months to a year, at their father’s whim, and often without warning.

“He’d tell us the we had to move in secret because he was protecting us, because there were people who wanted to hurt him or us,
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The Goldbergs Preview: Ball Ball Returns (in a Big Way)

The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming up very soon, and even the Goldberg family is capitalizing on the hype with an episode this week inspired by the real-life story of Edward Edwards. Appropriately titled “Edward ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards,” this week’s new episode of The Goldbergs sees Barry (Troy Gentile) attempting to popularize his personal “sport,” Ball Ball, in an effort to gain more respect. There’s a new film coming out soon about Eddie the Eagle, so this episode of The Goldbergs looks like a way to capitalize on hype in many different ways. I’m excited! Take a look at the synopsis for

The Goldbergs Preview: Ball Ball Returns (in a Big Way)
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