Melanie Road was a 17-year old teen who was found dead not far from her home in 1984. Her story will be brought to life on CBS Reality’s Uncovering Melanie’s Murder, TV Mole is reporting today. The crime docuseries will revisit June 1984, when Melanie Road’s body was found.. For years, detectives tried to find the identity of the killer. Little did they know, the person responsible for Melanie Road’s senseless death didn’t live far away.
BBC News – Melanie Road murder: Man jailed for life 32 years after killing https://t.co/KN6dGazWAr
— Amol Dharmadhikari (@adharmad) July 10, 2016
According to Uncovering Melanie’s Murderer, it took 32 years for police to track down Christopher Hampton and connect him to the Melanie Road case. Five years after he committed the most unthinkable act, he married his wife, Julie. They raised a beautiful family in their suburban home and no one knew that he held a terrible secret, CBS Reality TV will detail.
For years, Christopher Hampton worked as a painter with neighbors describing him and his wife as nice people. To all, Christopher Hampton, 64, was a happy family man whom everyone thought was a decent person. But when police came knocking on his door 32 years later, he was finally ready to confess what he had done. Christopher Hampton was arrested and ultimately convicted in the Melanie Road case.
The Daily Mail states that police have also eyed him for a similar crime that occurred after a woman named Melanie Hall went missing in 1996 and was later found dead. Authorities say the cases are eerily similar. Both Melanie Hall and Melanie Road disappeared from nightclubs located in Bath. Both were named Melanie, and both women disappeared on June 9.
— Bath Chronicle (@BathChron) May 15, 2016
According to AMC Networks, Uncovering Melanie’s Murderer will premiere on August 29, at 10 p.m. on CBS Reality. Uncovering Melanie’s Murderer is only one of three original TV crime series that will air including—The Day I Should Have Died and Slave to Love—which are slated to premiere later this year, according to AMC Networks.
“Slave to Love” (1 x 60) is a one-hour special on the story of Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara, the two people at the centre of the most talked about criminal trial in recent Irish history. Graham Dwyer was an Irish architect, a seemingly respectful, successful professional and family man who ended the life of Elaine O’Hara in the Dublin mountains and then tried to conceal her body. It was over a year before her body was discovered and Dwyer identified as the killer by police based on harrowing text and videos obtained from mobile phones.”
“The Day I Should Have Died” (10 x 60) is a compelling series that, each week, covers a different survivor’s grueling and harrowing tale of cheating death. The first episode tells the account of Gill Hicks, a survivor of the 7/7 London disaster and other survivor stories.’
Christopher Hampton who today admitted Melanie Road's murder – after 32 years. pic.twitter.com/ntVygzvx1i
— Rob Murphy (@RobMurphyitv) May 9, 2016
CBS Reality’s Uncovering Melanie’s Murderer is produced by Peninsula Films in conjunction with CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International.
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