Comments on:

Crime History: Talk-show guest guns down surprise admirer

Back to the article » |
On this day, Nov. 12, in 1996, Jonathan Schmitz was convicted of second-degree murder for shooting Scott Amedure, a gay man who'd revealed a crush on Schmitz during "The Jenny Jones Show." Schmitz, 26, who was straight, was ushered in front of the audience and the television cameras, and was shocked to learn his secret admirer was a man. Three days after the taping, Amedure, 32, left a sexually...

To learn more about commenting on and our community guidelines, please see our comments FAQ.