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Talk Show Murder Case Goes to Jury

November 09, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A jury began deliberating whether Jonathan Schmitz should be held responsible for shooting a gay man who revealed a crush on him during a taping of the "Jenny Jones" talk show. Scott Amedure, 32, was slain three days after the taping, during which he detailed his fantasies involving Schmitz, 26. Schmitz, a heterosexual, had gone on the show to meet his "secret admirer." The case has focused attention on "ambush" television and titillating daytime talk shows.

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