Jerry Springer producer arrested over sister’s homicide

A TV producer who labored on the Jerry Springer present has been arrested on suspicion of the homicide of her sister.

Los Angeles Police say Jill Blackstone, drugged her sister Wendy, put her within the storage of the house they shared in North Hollywood, then killed her by setting it on fireplace, “staging it as an accident”.

Two of their three canine additionally died within the blaze.

The Los Angeles County coroner mentioned Wendy Blackstone, 49, died from the impact of the fireplace on her respiration and of the tranquilliser Xanax.

Though a suicide word was discovered with the physique, a warrant for Jill’s arrest was issued after the 14 March blaze.

The Jerry Springer show has been running since 1991
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The Jerry Springer present has been operating since 1991

Wendy Blackstone was deaf and partially blind and police imagine the issues involvedin taking care of her sister drove Jill to kill.

A police assertion mentioned: “Murder detectives imagine the motive was Jill’s frustration of being compelled
to offer Wendy long-term care, in addition to the related monetary hardship.”

Jill Blackstone was arrested in Baltimore, Maryland after checking herself into hospital for a medical situation.

She is predicted to be extradited again to Los Angeles.

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