Tuesday, March 9, 2010

On TV: True Crime with Aphrodite Jones

Aphrodite Jones is one of the reasons why I love true crime. One of the first true crime books I read was All She Wanted, which was the story of Teena Brandon, who was killed because she was transgender. The case became the basis for the Oscar-winning movie Boys Don't Cry.

Now Jones, who has done trial commentary for a number of TV shows and was a frequent guest on The Montel Williams Show, has a show of her own. On her show True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, Jones get to examine famous crimes that has captured the nation's attention the last 20-plus years. Her first episode will be about Scott Peterson (who killed his wife Laci and their unborn son). Future episodes will feature cases involving OJ Simpson (the second time around), the Menendez brothers and Michael Jackson's child abuse scandal (one of her most recent books examined the case and how much of a joke it was).

True Crime will premiere Thursday (March 11) at 10 p.m EST on Investigation Discovery. For more information about the show, go to . Check out her Web site at .