"Witness to Murder" an upcoming program on US TV about a JW family will air August 20th...

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  • AndersonsInfo

    I was informed yesterday that a US cable TV channel named Investigation Discovery will be broadcasting a 7-part series named "Deadly Devotion." One program in the series is "Witness to Murder" which will air Wednesday evening, August 20th, probably at 9 P.M. EST. Check the schedule on the Internet which lists the date and time of broadcast two-weeks ahead.

    The program, "Witness to Murder," is based on the book, Wolves Among Sheep, by Canadian, James Kostelniuk, a former JW. His ex-wife, Kim, and their two children were murdered by her American JW second husband who she met while on vacation in Texas after her divorce from James. (For more information, read the Amazon Review posted below.)

    I think the book was published some ten years ago.


    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investigation_Discovery: Investigation Discovery (ID) is an American television network owned by Discovery Communications that features documentary-style programming dealing with true crime subjects, including criminal investigations (primarily homicides), forensics, and other crime-related documentaries.

    As of August 2013, approximately 84,289,000 American households (73.81% of households with television) receive Investigation Discovery.)

    Amazon Book Review for third edition - 2009:


    There are tragedies in life. The young child killed by a drunk driver. The family devastated by an early morning house fire. These events sadden us and make us reflect. "There but for the grace of God..." But if tragedy has a degree, there is surely none more unspeakable than the cold-blooded, brutal, shotgun murder of two beautiful children. Juri, aged 10, and Lindsay, aged 8. Juri died with his arms wrapped around his sister, in a futile effort to protect her.

    Wolves Among Sheep is unlike any book you have read-or are likely to read again. It is written by the person most affected by the deaths of these two innocent children and their mother - their father and Kim's first husband, James Kostelniuk. Compelled to write the book as an expression of sorrow and love for the family so cruelly taken from him, Kostelniuk also had a deep need to arrive at some understanding of why these senseless murders took place. This question led him to expose the influence of the Jehovah's Witness organization that wielded total control over Kim's life, as it had over himself until he found the resolve to break with the organization. In making that break, Kostelniuk knew he would be forever shunned by the Witness community and, according to its laws, forbidden contact with his own wife and children.

    The convicted killer, Jeff Anderson, was also a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. In a bizarre turn of events, Anderson began to correspond with Kostelniuk from prison, and his correspondence provides a chilling look into the mind of a murderer who held back a terrible secret from the world.

    After serving fifteen years, the Canadian criminal justice system offered Jeff Anderson the opportunity of a faint-hope hearing for early parole from his 25-year sentence. In February 2009, Anderson's file was opened up for public scrutiny at his first National Parole Board hearing at William Head Institution near Victoria, British Columbia. That parole hearing confirmed Kostelniuk's suspicions and revealed even more about this offender than anyone outside the system had known up until that time.

    Wolves Among Sheep is a riveting read that explores the darkest parts of the human heart and mind, and surprises us with the depth of its love and compassion.

  • 3rdgen

    Thanks, Barbara, Not sure if we get that channel but if not, we'll try Hulu. The book sounds facinating..although tragic.

  • skeeter1

    Can't wait to watch it. Thanks for posting this.

  • under the radar
    under the radar

    Thanks, Barbara! I set myself an iPhone Reminder to record and/or watch to show on August 20. My Xfinity DVR won't let me schedule a recording that far in advance. I'm also ordering a copy of the book itself.

    This is very tragic story, but one we need to be aware of. Unfortunately, this is not the first time something like this has happened. I sure hope it never happens again.

    Thanks again for letting us know about this, and especially for your tireless efforts on behalf of the most vulnerable victims of WT policy.

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  • steve2

    Thanks for the notice Barbara. We don't get that channel in New Zealand but I guess it will (eventually) be on you tube or similar.

  • Vintagewife

    Thank you Barbara for sharing this and for all the wonderful work that you do.

  • Oubliette

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Bungi Bill
    Bungi Bill

    Thanks for posting this. Down here, we are unlikely to see this presentation any time soon, so I will try and get hold of a copy of the book.


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