Category Archives: ID Channel: Web of Lies

A romance gone bad: Valentine’s Day program examines biomedical researcher’s ignoble lies

Benita Alexander and Paolo Macchiarini on a trip to Venice, Italy, in 2013. “He had that sexy George Clooney thing going on,” Alexander says.

The misconduct case of Paolo Macchiarini, a surgeon and researcher who fooled the biomedical community about the failure of his pioneering work on trachea implants, had a bizarre and tragic side story. The discredited surgeon, formerly of the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Stockholm, also spun an elaborate web of lies for Benita Alexander, a former NBC investigative producer who fell in love with him while on an assignment to cover his work. In an ironic take on Valentine’s Day, a new documentary on their doomed whirlwind romance is airing tonight in the United States.

Among the falsehoods Macchiarini told Alexander, who at the time worked for NBC in New York City, are

Read more at: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/romance-gone-bad-valentine-s-day-program-examines-biomedical-researcher-s-ignoble-lies

A romance gone bad: Valentine’s Day program examines … – Science

Benita Alexander and Paolo Macchiarini on a trip to Venice, Italy, in 2013. “He had that sexy George Clooney thing going on,” Alexander says.

The misconduct case of Paolo Macchiarini, a surgeon and researcher who fooled the biomedical community about the failure of his pioneering work on trachea implants, had a bizarre and tragic side story. The discredited surgeon, formerly of the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Stockholm, also spun an elaborate web of lies for Benita Alexander, a former NBC investigative producer who fell in love with him while on an assignment to cover his work. In an ironic take on Valentine’s Day, a new documentary on their doomed whirlwind romance is airing tonight in the United States.

Among the falsehoods Macchiarini told Alexander, who at the time worked for NBC in New York City, are

Read more at: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/romance-gone-bad-valentine-s-day-program-examines-biomedical-researcher-s-ignoble-lies

New Documentary Chronicles Doctor’s Web of Lies — and Heartbreak of Newswoman He Duped

Benita Alexander thought she had found her modern day Prince Charming.

Capping off a whirlwind romance filled with gondola rides in Venice and quiet dinners in the Greek islands, she was promised a wedding in the Italian countryside officiated by the Pope himself.

But the former NBC News producer would come to find out the hard way that even the most glamorous and convincing of appearances can be deceiving.

On Feb. 14, Investigation Discovery, in conjunction with Efran Films, will premiere the astonishing — and true — story of love gone wrong in a new documentary special called, He Lied About Everything.

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The two-part special details how Alexander, an award-winning investigative news producer, met Dr. Paolo Macchiarini while she was producing an NBC News special about

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/he-lied-about-everything-documentary/

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 that we had to move in secret because he was protecting us, because there were people who wanted to hurt him or us,” Balascio, now 48, tells PEOPLE.

It would be decades before Balascio, beginning with her own online investigation in March 2009, discovered it was her father who was actually running from the law — that the man who walked her down the aisle had also murdered at least five people.

Thanks in part to

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/i-turned-in-my-serial-killer-father-how-april-balascio-discovered-her-dad-murdered-at-least-5/

Serial Killer Edward Edwards’ Daughter on Turning Him In … – People

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 that we had to move in secret because he was protecting us, because there were people who wanted to hurt him or us,” Balascio, now 48, tells PEOPLE.

It would be decades before Balascio, beginning with her own online investigation in March 2009, discovered it was her father who was actually running from the law — that the man who walked her down the aisle had also murdered at least five people.

Thanks in part to

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/i-turned-in-my-serial-killer-father-how-april-balascio-discovered-her-dad-murdered-at-least-5/

Sick Details Behind The Heartbreaking Murder Of Laci Peterson

Known as the most hated man in America, Scott Lee Peterson is currently on death row after being convicted of first-degree murder for killing his pregnant wife and unborn child

On Christmas Eve 2002, Ron Grantski called 911 to report that his 27-year-old stepdaughter, Laci Peterson, was missing. The woman was pregnant with her unborn son Conner at the time of her disappearance.

Investigators searched for Laci, tracking her every move later to turn their attention on Scott when he failed to give them conclusive details.

The two-hour special, Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery gives viewers an insight into the dirty details behind Scott’s sick crime and the hidden evidence that has been discovered, 15 years later

“The disappearance and murder of Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Conner, is, perhaps, one of the most heart-breaking, traumatic true stories of all time,” said

Read more at: https://radaronline.com/videos/laci-peterson-murder-details/

Another TV special looks at Modesto’s most infamous murder case

As it closes in on 15 years since Laci Peterson was reported missing, the disappearance and murder of the Modesto mother-to-be continues to inspire interest with yet another television special set to debut this week.

Investigation Discovery will debut “Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery” on Wednesday evening at 8. It’s at least the third television show to look at the case just this year.

Laci Peterson was eight months pregnant when her husband, Scott, said he returned home from a fishing trip to find her missing from their Covena Avenue home on Christmas Eve 2002. A massive search ensued, with authorities combing nearby East La Loma Park, where Laci Peterson was believed to have taken the couple’s dog for a walk. Family and friends set up a volunteer center at a local hotel, where fliers and maps would be distributed and searches planned.

In January, 2003, police introduced Amber Frey at a

Read more at: http://www.modbee.com/latest-news/article186145363.html

Another TV special looks at Modesto’s most infamous murder case …

As it closes in on 15 years since Laci Peterson was reported missing, the disappearance and murder of the Modesto mother-to-be continues to inspire interest with yet another television special set to debut this week.

Investigation Discovery will debut “Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery” on Wednesday evening at 8. It’s at least the third television show to look at the case just this year.

Laci Peterson was eight months pregnant when her husband, Scott, said he returned home from a fishing trip to find her missing from their Covena Avenue home on Christmas Eve 2002. A massive search ensued, with authorities combing nearby East La Loma Park, where Laci Peterson was believed to have taken the couple’s dog for a walk. Family and friends set up a volunteer center at a local hotel, where fliers and maps would be distributed and searches planned.

In January, 2003, police introduced Amber Frey at a

Read more at: http://www.modbee.com/latest-news/article186145363.html