On a tense, gritty, but ultimately life affirming episode of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime Wednesdays 9-11pE with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we talk with legendary homicide detective Rod Demery about season two of his autobiographical series MURDER CHOSE ME. We talk with Rod at 10pE; at 9pE Joel and Eric review and marvel over the latest True Crime news.
Investigation Discovery’s MURDER CHOSE ME — featuring legendary Shreveport, Louisiana homicide detective Rod Demery — returns for its second season tonight, April 4 at 10/9c, only on ID. The series follows Demery as he reflects on memorable cases from his 14 years as a homicide detective, where he participated in more than 250 homicide cases, solving each and every one of the 60+ cases on which he was lead detective.
Demery himself is no stranger to tragedy, having experienced an incredible loss at the age of 3, when his mother was murdered. Then, when Demery was in his twenties, his brother was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Instead of succumbing to the cycle, he resolved to do everything in his power not to repeat the mistakes of the past, and pursued a career in criminal justice.
Demery’s impressive clearance rate, coupled with his fierce determination and no-holds-barred approach to get a confession, made him a legend in the department – but also a bit of an outsider. Friends, family, and love interests all found themselves playing second fiddle to his detective work. But Demery continues to be driven by his primary mission in life: to find justice and resolution for the families of murder victims, just like his own. Demery retired from the Shreveport Police Department in March, 2016, and is currently serving as a special homicide investigator for the district attorney’s office.
In each of the 10 all-new episodes of MURDER CHOSE ME, intimate first-person storytelling meets the gritty Shreveport, La backdrop, as Demery demonstrates how impactful and life altering murder is on the victim’s loved ones.
The first three episodes of season 2 of MURDER CHOSE ME are:
“Bloodbath on the Bottoms” Premieres Wednesday, April 4 at 10/9c
The bullet-ridden bodies of three friends are discovered in a car abandoned in Shreveport’s most notorious neighborhood. Demery must venture deep into the city’s seedy underbelly to catch a killer with an inscrutable motive and an evil disposition.
“Party Crashers” Premieres Wednesday, April 11 at 10/9c
A pair of masked gunmen crash a late-night birthday party, and when guest Noah Randle makes a heroic attempt to intervene, he is shot dead. Detective Rod Demery is called in on his day off to untangle a sinister plot fueled by a bitter grudge.
“American Nightmare” Premieres Wednesday, April 18 at 10/9c
A pillar of the Korean community is murdered in broad daylight on the doorstep of her popular beauty supply store. When the trail of physical evidence runs cold, Detective Rod Demery must rely on shoe-leather detective work to catch the killer.