True crime documentary to feature Ocala murder case
Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:17 p.m.
OCALA — A film crew ventured into Ocala this week to shine a light on a local murder case that has put one co-defendant behind bars for life and the other on death row.
The 2009 death of Heather Strong, who was strangled by her estranged husband, Joshua Fulgham, 31, and his then-girlfriend, Emilia Carr, 28, will be featured in an episode of the Oxygen Channel’s true crime documentary series “Snapped: Killer Couples.”
Both Fulgham and Carr were found guilty of kidnapping and first-degree murder.
The show, produced by Jupiter Entertainment, focuses on couples whose love for each other turns into an unhealthy obsession and leads them to commit terrible criminal acts in the name of love, according to an Oxygen Media spokesperson.
The show uses reconstruction and firsthand accounts to give viewers background on the couples and the murders.
Through Thursday, various reporters, attorneys and others who worked on the case will be interviewed at the courthouse, police station and in other locations around Ocala.
This isn’t the first time this case has attracted TV’s attention. The show “Prison Diaries” premiered in 2011 on TLC with an episode that highlighted Carr’s involvement in the case.
During the trials, prosecutors maintained the pair lured Strong to an abandoned mobile home in Boardman. Fulgham pinned Strong down in a chair while Carr duct-taped her torso and arms to the chair. According to prosecutors, Carr then suffocated Strong.
Both were charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder. Carr was sentenced to death in 2011. Fulgham was found guilty in April 2012 and sentenced to life in prison.
Fulgham told investigators the incident started because he wanted custody of the couple’s two children.
“Snapped: Killer Couples” premiered in March. The show airs at 10 p.m. Sundays but an air date has not yet been determined for the episode featuring the Strong case.
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