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Beeler Arrested At Capitol With Loaded Gun

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Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested Friday evening after U.S. Capitol police found a loaded handgun and over 500 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle while stopped at a security checkpoint. Following the violent riots on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, security has been heightened in the D.C. area in preparation for the presidential inauguration this Wednesday. When stopped at a Capitol security checkpoint, Beeler attempted to present officers with “unauthorized inauguration credentials.”

A Survivor’s Story of Modern-Day Internment Camps

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Published on January 12, 2021, Gulbahar Hatiwaji’s firsthand account of surviving a re-education camp was absolutely heartbreaking and a true survival story. For two years Hatiwaji went through unspeakable travesties of torture, emerging only as a shell of who she used to be. Her story serves not only as a cautionary tale of systematic discrimination but an outcry to stop the travesties that continue to occur within China’s walls.

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Missing Mother of 3 Sparks Community Search

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The search continues for missing mother Maya Millete, who vanished from her Chula Vista home on the evening of January 7. Millete’s sister, Maricris Drouaillet, posited that Millete may have left with just her ID, possibly her phone, and maybe her credit card— although there has not been any financial activity on the card since she went missing.

Memphis Police Officer Kidnapping and Federal Executions of Lisa Montgomery and Dustin Higgs

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This week in true crime, we’re discussing A kidnapping and murder purpotrated by an on-duty police officer in Memphis, And the increase in federal executions by the Trump administration of Lisa Montgomery, Dustin Higgs, and Cory Johnson.  Plus, we have special guests, You Should have Ghosted.

Transgender Violence Surges in Puerto Rico

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With the death of Samuel Edmund Damian Valentin, seven trans people have been killed Puerto Rico within the past year. LGBTQ+ activists like Pedro Julio Serrano are demanding that the government declare a state of emergency for gender violence and hate crimes. Additionally, the violence is the worst it has been in over a decade. In 2020, more trans people were murdered in the U.S. than in 2019. 

Missing Woman Found…Thanks to TikTok?

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A TikTok has gone viral after the Internet believed that one of the people seen in the video was Cassie Compton. Compton, from Stuttgart, Arkansas went missing seven years ago, her case unsolved.

Forensic Psychology: Misconceptions and Truths

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I know many people who like True Crime have wondered or yearned to be in the position of the detective, criminal investigator, or in the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit. Well, it’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either.

Look for These Early Warning Signs of Serial Killers

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Researchers across the globe have conducted extensive studies on the behavior of serial killers. Everything from early childhood behaviors to the method of killing are examined. Here are all of the warning signs to watch for when predicting the behavior of future serial killers.

Serial Killer Stories and Animations: The Infographics Show

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It was around midnight when I was looking for something to cure my boredom. I was looking for stories on Ted Bundy, as I had just watched the Ted Bundy movie with Zac Efron (my #1 man-crush), and wanted to know more. That’s how I first stumbled onto The Infographics Show on YouTube.

Wanna Live in the Lizzie Borden House?

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Listed for $2 million, the bed and breakfast museum located in Fall River, Massachusetts, went up Monday. The three story clapboard is owned by Martha McGinn. Additionally, the house has been operated as a bed and breakfast since 1996. According to Suzanne St. John, the listing agent and part-time tour guide, the owner hopes that the house continues to be a business shared with others.

Five Cold Cases Solved in 2020

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For many people, 2020 is a year that they would like to forget. But, for the families and friends of Savannah Hoskins, Christopher Dailey, James Essel, Mary London, and Wendy Jerome, 2020 was a year of answers. These five cases went unsolved for decades. Now, the truths have finally been revealed.

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Police Officers Dead After Capitol Riot

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According to a statement that was released by USCP, officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, died on Thursday after succumbing to injuries that he sustained the day prior “while physically engaging with the protestors.” Another Capitol Police officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide three days after the riot.

Trump to End His Presidency with 3 Death Row Executions

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Lisa Montgomery, Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs are to be put to death this week. Montgomery is scheduled for Tuesday, Johnson for Thursday and Higgs for Friday. There is a massive outcry among Americans for different reasons: the legality of these sentences, the risk of COVID-19 and the humanity of the lethal injection.

Manatee Mutilated in Politically Motivated Attack?

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An investigation is currently ongoing regarding the discovery of a manatee found with the word “TRUMP” engraved on its back. The Center for Biological Diversity is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case.

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Johnson Arrested For Stealing During Capitol Riot

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Adam Johnson was arrested on Friday for his involvement in Wednesday’s violent riots on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Johnson, 36, was taken into custody at the Pinellas County jail by federal marshals and is currently being held on a U.S. Marshal’s warrant. His arrest followed a viral photo photo of him at Wednesday’s riot that spread across the internet.

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Bell Charged With Friend’s Fatal Shooting

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Victor Bell Jr. was charged with third-degree murder on Tuesday after accidentally shooting his long-time friend in the head three days ago. The Pennsylvania teen had been hanging out with 23-year-old Diamond Rahatt at her Norristown home when he inadvertently fired Rahatt’s gun and killed her.

Teenage Girl and Boyfriend Arrested for Allegedly Killing Girl’s Mother

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On Tuesday, police in Greece, New York announced that they have arrested two suspects in the murder of 39-year-old Otillia Piros. Piros’ daughter, 17-year-old Hannah Thomas, and her boyfriend, 16-year-old Richard Avila, are each facing charges of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Your Next Favorite YouTuber: Jon Chrymes

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Jon Chrymes is a true crime YouTube Channel created by blogger, writer and director Jon Rhynes. With a passion for giving a voice to the victims, Jon conducts research on each case in order to create mini documentaries through his platform. Started in 2018, Jon Chrymes has quickly risen in popularity, with over 21,000 subscribers. We were so excited to talk to Jon and get to know the man behind the scenes of a dedicated true crime channel.

Trump Incites Riot on Capitol Building

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At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, thousands of Trump supporters gathered around The Ellipse in Washington D.C. to prepare for a pro-Trump rally. When Trump stepped on stage, he told the massive crowd, “after this, we’re going to walk down . . . to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women.” After Trump concluded his speech an hour later, his followers stormed toward the Capitol.

No Charges Will Be Filed in Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

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Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that no charges will be filed against Rusten Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake seven times, leaving him paralyzed. The prosecutor claims that it would be too difficult to prove that Sheskey wasn’t acting out of self-defense. Blake’s family expressed their disappointment and encouraged the public to continue peacefully demanding change.

Tiger King’s Former Park Has Possible Human Remains

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By now, we all know that the Netflix documentary famous Tiger King, or Joe Exotic, has been imprisoned with counts of killing 5 tigers, selling and trafficking endangered animals, and trying to hire someone to kill Carole Baskin- another wildlife reserve owner in which he had a very aggressive feud with.

The Best True Crime on TikTok

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If we can thank 2020 for anything, it’s the rise (and enduring existence) of TikTok. The social media platform has everything a true crime junkie could want: lots of pictures, quick facts, and the ability to go viral and effectively spread awareness of current cases. Here are the best true crime TikTok accounts for you to binge right now (plus a shameless plug)!

Update: Defendants in Child Homicide Case Arrive in Court

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Jessica Mast was found dead at home in Lincoln, Missouri, when her father, James Mast, called the police Dec. 20. According to ABC17 News, James and Mary informed the police that neighbors Aumen and Ethan had been abusing their family for two weeks prior to Jessica’s death.

Suspect at Large After Claiming to Be Police in Home-Invasion Robbery

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One man is in custody while a woman remains at large after a home-invasion style robbery in London, Ontario committed on Sunday night. A 39-year-old man was awoken by a knock at his door followed by two people forcefully entering his apartment with weapons while claiming to be police. The apartment resident was robbed and assaulted before managing to escape and call police. The suspects are acquaintances of the victim.

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Florida Man Dead After “Suspicious” Disappearance

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Florida resident Trodarius Rainey was found dead Monday morning after he and his girlfriend suspiciously disappeared last Wednesday. The 26-year-old was discovered in a wooded area of Lake Jesup Park in Sanford, Florida just before 10 a.m. His death is currently being investigated as a homicide and police are continuing to search for his girlfriend, 35-year-old Tiffany Church.

Fort Collins Woman Goes Missing

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Christine Cummings was last seen Dec. 29. According to Coloradoan, a family member contacted the police Friday when they had not heard from her. The police arrived at Cummings house in Fort Collins, but she and her 2015 black Jeep SUV were missing. The family believes she had gone for a hiking trip and are concerned for her safety.

Flight Attendant Found Dead in Hotel Bathtub

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On New Year’s Eve, 23-year-old Christine Angelica Dacera checked into the City Garden Hotel in Makati, Manila.  Dacera was looking forward to celebrating the new year with several of her friends and colleagues…the next day fellow party-goer, Rommel Galida, awoke to find Dacera in the empty hotel bathtub…unresponsive.

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Portland Murder Suspect Escapes Police Custody

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Portland police are searching for 24-year-old David Dahlen after he escaped from the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct on Saturday night. Dahlen is wanted on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree attempted murder, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, assaulting a public safety officer, and second-degree escape.

7 Children Among 9 Killed in a Head-On Car Collision on New Year’s Day in California

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“Nine people were killed in a head-on car collision in Fresno County, California, on Friday.

Seven children, between the ages of 6 and 15 years old, were among those killed, as well as both drivers, according to the New York Times and Associated Press…”

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Cite: People.com

How to Start Your Own (True Crime) YouTube Channel in 2021

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Is your New Year’s resolution to start your own true crime YouTube channel, or just any YouTube channel at all? Take a peek behind the scenes at how MurderMurder News records their videos separately and safely during the pandemic using green screens to make it look like we are in the same room together.  

Justice Department Won’t Seek Charges AgainsTwo Cleveland police officers will not be criminally charged for their involvement in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in an Ohio park, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.t Cops in 2014 Tamir Rice Shooting

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“Two Cleveland police officers will not be criminally charged for their involvement in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in an Ohio park, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday…”

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How a Grieving Sister’s TikTok Campaign for Justice Went Viral — and Led to Her Father’s Arrest

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“Sarah Turney had no reason not to trust her father.

She was 12 in 2001 when her 17-year-old half-sister, Alissa, suddenly vanished on the last day of her junior year at Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Arizona…”

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Parents of 4-Year-Old Girl Who Was Allegedly Killed by Neighbors Are Charged with Child Endangerment

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“The parents of a 4-year-old Missouri girl have been charged in connection to her death last week.

Mary Mast, 29, and James Mast, 28, were arrested in Stover, Missouri, on Christmas Eve, Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox said in a press release…”

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Christmas Crimes and 5 Very Bad Santas

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Join us for the MurderMurder News Christmas special where we discuss the murder of Michelle O’Dowd and the Christmas morning murder of the Lawson family.  Plus, we countdown  the 5 worst Santas in history.  

Hospital Patient Allegedly Beat COVID-19 Sufferer, 82, to Death with Oxygen Tank for Praying

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“An elderly patient receiving treatment for COVID-19 at the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif., was allegedly beaten to death with an oxygen tank by his hospital roommate, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday…”

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Chris Watts ‘Hates the Holidays’ in Prison, Says Source

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“The holidays are rapidly approaching, but Chris Watts won’t be celebrating them.

Watts, who murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters in 2018, will spend Christmas and the New Year in protective custody in a Wisconsin prison — and a source who regularly speaks to him in prison tells PEOPLE that Watts is dreading the upcoming holidays…”

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Cite: People.com

Dozens of Deaths at Fort Hood in 2020: Is ‘Toxic Culture’ at Military Installation to Blame?

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“Lupe Guillen always idolized her older sister Vanessa.

The two bonded over soccer and planned on running a marathon together. Vanessa, a small arms repairer with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, always put family first and drove home every weekend to spend time with them…”

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Cite: People.com

Police Investigate Mom Influencer Who Claimed a Couple Tried to Abduct Her Children

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“Law enforcement officials in California have launched an investigation into an aspiring mom influencer who reported an attempted child abduction to police and claimed on social media that her children were “the targets of an attempted kidnap.”…

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Cite: People.com

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Top Five Worst New Year’s Eve’s Of All Time

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Thanks to Covid-19, tame is the name of the game for this New Year’s Eve! Instead of partying with your friends and ringing in the new year with a kiss from a stranger, you’re likely going to be socially distancing at home. However, after a look at these top five worst New Year’s Eve’s of all time, maybe staying inside isn’t such a bad idea after all. 

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Misch Charged With Murder 30 Years Later

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David Misch has finally been charged with the 1988 murder of 9-year-old Michaela Garecht after DNA evidence connected him to the crime scene. Before he became a suspect in Michaela’s case, Misch was already in prison for committing three other other murders that occurred around the same time that Michaela was abducted.

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A 9-Year-Old Girl Was Abducted from Parking Lot in 1988 — and Man Has Just Been Charged with Her Murder

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A California man has been accused of murdering 9-year-old Michaela Joy Garecht 32 years after she disappeared.

On Nov. 19, 1988, 9-year-old Michaela was abducted from the parking lot of the Rainbow Market in Hayward, California, according tothe FBI. She had left the supermarket to retrieve her friend’s scooter that the abductor had moved closer to his vehicle when she was taken. She was never seen or heard from again…”

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Cite:  People.com

Journalist Christie Smythe Left Her Husband & Quit Job After Falling for ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli

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“Christie Smythe, a former crime reporter for Bloomberg News, has gone public with her relationship with Martin Shkreli, the biotech entrepreneur derisively known as “Pharma Bro” after infamously increasing a life-saving drug’s price by 5,000 percent…”

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Man Fatally Shoots 10-Year-Old Son Before Turning the Gun on Himself

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“A 40-year-old man allegedly fatally shot his 10-year-old son before turning the gun on himself.

The Tucson Police Department was called to a home around 12 a.m. on Dec. 19 after a 911 caller told police he wanted to check on the welfare of a man and boy, because the man wasn’t responding to phone calls or text messages…”

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Body of Missing N.C. Mom Is Found Weeks After She Texted That Boyfriend ‘Is Going to Kill Me’

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“The body of a young North Carolina mother who vanished just before Thanksgiving has been found, say authorities.

On Saturday, police located the body of Emily Montgomery near the 7300 block of ACC Blvd. in Raleigh, according to a release from the Apex Police Department…”

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Cite: People.com

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Shooting at Great Mall Shocks Christmas Shoppers

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A shooting at the Great Mall near San Jose, California, shocked last minute Christmas shoppers on Saturday. When police arrived at the scene of the shooting, they found a 22-year-old man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Boy Is Killed While Trying to Defend Mom from Stepdad’s Alleged Knife Attack

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“A 15-year-old Minnesota boy was fatally stabbed while defending his mom from an alleged knife attack by his stepfather.

Julio Cesar Guadalupe Rodriguez, 15, died in Austin, Minnesota, on Tuesday after being stabbed by his mother’s husband, police allege…”

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Boy, Fatally Shoots Himself by Accident While Mom Feeds His Infant Brother in Other Room

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Police say a 2-year-old Indiana boy found a loaded handgun Tuesday as his mother was in another room feeding an infant.

The gun went off, Indiana State Police say in a news release. The 2-year-old, Leighton Owings, was struck by a single bullet and died at a hospital from his injuries…”

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Women Killed After Being Rear-Ended at Red Light — and DUI Suspect Is Arrested

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“The families of two young women are in mourning after an alleged drunk driver rear-ended their vehicle last weekend, causing their deaths.

“These girls had their whole lives ahead of them,” the organizer of a GoFundMe page started to help the families of Dane Radford and Emily Hale, both 21, writes…”

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Utah Mom Fatally Shoots 2-Year-Old Son, Then Turns Gun on Herself But Survives

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“A Utah woman has been arrested after allegedly fatally shooting her 2-year-old son before unsuccessfully trying to kill herself.

Valerie Peck, 40, is behind bars in Uintah County Jail, charged with aggravated murder and child abuse. She is accused of killing her 2-year-old son, Zack, on Monday before shooting herself in a failed suicide attempt, according to a sheriff’s office news release…”

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Wisconsin Dentist Accused of Damaging His Patients’ Teeth in Health Care Fraud Scheme

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“A Wisconsin dentist has been accused of purposefully damaging his patients’ teeth in a scheme to fraudulently obtain insurance money for their crown procedures.

Scott Charmoli, 60, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on multiple accounts of health care fraud and false statements relating to health care matters, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Matthew D. Krueger announced this week in a press release…”

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MMN Winter Watch Guide

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This winter feels colder and darker than ever, with many of us on some version of lockdown and unable to celebrate the holidays and the new year in-person with friends and family. We know you’ll likely spend a little extra time chilling at home alone this season, and we’ve got your watch list covered! From recent true crime docs you might have missed, to offbeat and spooky holiday classics — read on for our favorites.