Secrets of a Murder Detective: Mistaken Identity (True Crime, 20 June 2024)

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Secrets of a Murder Detective returns with a new episode, Mistaken Identity, airing on True Crime on Wednesday, 20 June 2024, at 10 p.m. The episode looks into the tragic murder of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney, who was stabbed to death in a park in Harold Hill, East London, on 1 March 2019.

Jodie was enjoying an evening with friends, listening to music, when she was suddenly stabbed in the back. She died in the arms of her boyfriend, Eddie Coyle, shortly after the attack, which was a case of mistaken identity, intended for a rival drug dealer.

The episode explores the shocking case, which resulted in four people being charged with Jodie’s murder: Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, Arron Isaacs, Manuel Petrovic, and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named. The trial lasted eight weeks, and ultimately, Ong-a-Kwie and Isaacs were found guilty of murder, receiving sentences of life imprisonment with a minimum of 26 and 18 years, respectively. The other two defendants were cleared of the charges.

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Mistaken Identity highlights the devastating impact of knife crime and the culture of casual violence within the drug-dealing world. The episode also shows the intricate police work and investigations that go into solving such complex cases, with contributions from a CCTV expert and a court reporter.

Secrets of a Murder Detective presents a compelling and insightful narrative, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the world of murder investigations and the dedication of those working to bring justice.

Secrets of a Murder Detective: Mistaken Identity airs on True Crime on Wednesday, 20 June 2024, at 10 p.m.

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