Saturday, May 31, 2008


Watch Oxygen tomorrow night to see Murder Prosecutor Donna Pendergast featured in a new episode of Oxygen's Captured series. The network describes Captured as "an engrossing true-crime series that places women at the center of solving mysteries."

"The Missing Hunters" explores the mysterious disappearance and murder of two Michigan hunters bludgeoned to death by two brothers who chopped up their bodies and fed the parts to pigs. Their vehicle and their bodies were never recovered.

The 1985 crime was "an evil so dark," Pendergast said in her closing arguments, "your worst nightmare pales in comparison." Glaring at the brothers on trial, Pendergast told jurors "Their human faces are nothing more than masks for monsters."

It took the jury just two hours to convict both of first-degree murder. Their attorneys are appealing.

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox told reporters he has no doubt the verdict will stand. "We have the best prosecutor in the state doing the case,'' he said of Pendergast.

The elderly father of a 27-year-old victim addressed the media: "I was glad to see them cuffed, and I can't wait to see them in chains.''

Thanks to the successful prosecution--in a case without a trace of physical evidence--this father got to see just that when the brothers were sentenced to life without parole.

Tomorrow night, you can see Pendergast secure justice in a brutal cold case that captured the nation's attention from the moment the hunters went missing twenty-five years ago. This case has also been featured on A&E's Cold Case Files and is the subject of the true-crime book Darker than Night.

Click here to watch the preview.

"The Missing Hunters"
Oxygen Network
Sunday, June 1, 2008
10:00 p.m. EDT

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