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    Wow, this documentary brought me to tears today. It follows two violent offenders found "criminally not responsible" through treatment and the court system. They are two very different cases - one guy refuses to admit he has problems, and the other one is trying his hardest to re-enter society. The difference between them is stark. It's heartbreaking to watch the struggle.

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    I loved the Shannon Hoon documentary All I Can Say..


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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    Wow, this documentary brought me to tears today. It follows two violent offenders found "criminally not responsible" through treatment and the court system. They are two very different cases - one guy refuses to admit he has problems, and the other one is trying his hardest to re-enter society. The difference between them is stark. It's heartbreaking to watch the struggle.

    Thank you for sharing this. I just watched it. Absolute tears. I wish the US would put the resources necessary towards these kinds of programs for the mentally ill. I couldn't imagine having to live with an illness that takes away your ability to see reality. To have zero control over your actions. Terrifying.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    Wow, this documentary brought me to tears today. It follows two violent offenders found "criminally not responsible" through treatment and the court system. They are two very different cases - one guy refuses to admit he has problems, and the other one is trying his hardest to re-enter society. The difference between them is stark. It's heartbreaking to watch the struggle.

    Thank you for sharing this. I just watched it. Absolute tears. I wish the US would put the resources necessary towards these kinds of programs for the mentally ill. I couldn't imagine having to live with an illness that takes away your ability to see reality. To have zero control over your actions. Terrifying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    Thank you for sharing this. I just watched it. Absolute tears. I wish the US would put the resources necessary towards these kinds of programs for the mentally ill. I couldn't imagine having to live with an illness that takes away your ability to see reality. To have zero control over your actions. Terrifying.
    So glad you watched it, and you synopsized it well.

    It hurt my heart when Sean said he attempted to get help on the day he stabbed that woman. He did everything right - he knew he was in trouble, he tried to get help - and still the system failed him. And just think of how much MORE support these two have than someone in a comparable situation in the US. Our mental health system is TOTALLY broken. I don't have the answers, but I wish someone did.
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    Has anyone watched There's Something about Pam on Peacock? It's a docuseries dramatic retelling of the Betsy Faria murder. Rene Zellweger stars as Pamela Hupp (the real killer) and doesn't a great job. I put this here, because there's a Dateline episode with the prosecutor finally giving the excuses that she can for her shitty job. I couldn't find the original thread on this case, but it's really popular because Betsy's husband was railroaded by Pamela Hupp, the Troy Police and Leah Askew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queenatoo View Post
    Has anyone watched There's Something about Pam on Peacock? It's a docuseries dramatic retelling of the Betsy Faria murder. Rene Zellweger stars as Pamela Hupp (the real killer) and doesn't a great job. I put this here, because there's a Dateline episode with the prosecutor finally giving the excuses that she can for her shitty job. I couldn't find the original thread on this case, but it's really popular because Betsy's husband was railroaded by Pamela Hupp, the Troy Police and Leah Askew.
    I started watching it and just couldn't continue because the acting was terrible. The Dateline episode was much better.

    Edited to say it is a serious case but the docu series seemed to be more of a comedy, which didn't sit right with me.

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    Dope Sick Love is a good(depressing) documentary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    I started watching it and just couldn't continue because the acting was terrible. The Dateline episode was much better.

    Edited to say it is a serious case but the docu series seemed to be more of a comedy, which didn't sit right with me.
    I haven't watched it, but the preview gave me the same impression and made me not want to watch it.

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    It's gets better, I promise. The first episode wasn't the best.

    It turns out that Rene Zellweger wasn't over acting, she had Pamela Hupp's characteristics down to a t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queenatoo View Post
    It's gets better, I promise. The first episode wasn't the best.

    It turns out that Rene Zellweger wasn't over acting, she had Pamela Hupp's characteristics down to a t.
    So maybe it is worth checking out then.

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    Im watching the Hulu mini series about Steven Stayner. I think I saw I know my name is Steven but I cant remember.

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    Oooo I totally saw I Know My First Name Is Steven! Didn’t realize that’s what this was!
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    I was about to be annoyed that this thread was still active, but I see now it's morphed into offers of sex for chilli confectionary, so carry on guys :)

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    This on Vice.


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    So Im on episode 2 of The Staircase. Is the whole thing made for him to look like the good guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    So Im on episode 2 of The Staircase. Is the whole thing made for him to look like the good guy?
    Are you watching the documentary or the HBO show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    So Im on episode 2 of The Staircase. Is the whole thing made for him to look like the good guy?
    I watched that a few years ago. I think it's meant to be from his point of view, but after watching it all I was still on the fence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    Are you watching the documentary or the HBO show?
    Its a Netflix series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    I watched that a few years ago. I think it's meant to be from his point of view, but after watching it all I was still on the fence.
    Yes I was certain he was guilty, but this is changing my mind and I dont like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    Yes I was certain he was guilty, but this is changing my mind and I dont like it.
    Same. It does seem to raise some doubts but....the fact he still lived in the house creeped me out too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    Its a Netflix series.
    Okay, the HBO series explains things. Essentially, the company that produced the documentary was in France. The editor of the documentary contacted Michael Peterson when he was imprisoned and started a long-distance relationship with him, which skewed how she edited the footage. They had a decades long relationship after she moved from France to Durham, NC. If you have HBO, it is worth the watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    Okay, the HBO series explains things. Essentially, the company that produced the documentary was in France. The editor of the documentary contacted Michael Peterson when he was imprisoned and started a long-distance relationship with him, which skewed how she edited the footage. They had a decades long relationship after she moved from France to Durham, NC. If you have HBO, it is worth the watch.
    I dont have HBO just HBO max. Have you seen the netflix one? I will say hes lucky hes rich and has a damn good lawyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    I dont have HBO just HBO max. Have you seen the netflix one? I will say hes lucky hes rich and has a damn good lawyer.
    He also refused plea deals....he dragged it out till the very end. If it's not because he is innocent, then he is a total narcissist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    I dont have HBO just HBO max. Have you seen the netflix one? I will say hes lucky hes rich and has a damn good lawyer.
    It can be watched on HBO Max. Yes, I saw the documentary and found him repulsive. His attorney was really good; his wife's biological daughter stopped supporting him during the trial and ended up with her life insurance policy. He is apparently indigent now.

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