Stafford trial, Pirate Industry & The Hunger Games
Another dramatic day at the Tori Stafford murder trial. Today in court, Terri-Lynne McClintic admitted she had "a history of violence" long before she crossed paths with Michael Rafferty or Tori Stafford. McClintic has pleaded guilty to killing Stafford and is testifying at the trial of Rafferty, her ex-boyfriend who is charged with abduction, sexual assault and first-degree murder. For the second day, McClintic was cross examined by the defence. Tonight, we'll look at the defence's strategy in the case, with a lawyer who represented Russell Williams.
And, a British tourist was freed yesterday by Somali pirates after six months in captivity. Judith Tebbutt said she did not know for weeks that her husband was killed in the raid on a luxury beach resort on the Kenyan coast. We'll have more of her incredible story tonight. And, we're also looking at the lucrative business of piracy on the high seas. We'll talk to Thymama Payne, a documentary maker, who traveled with Somail pirates for three years and was surprised by what he discovered about the industry.
Plus - we'll look at the buzz behind The Hunger Games. The film has set a U.S. pre-sale record for the movie's premiere tonight. But if you think all the rage is coming from teenaged girls - think again. Unlike the Twilight saga, just as many adults are devouring all things related to the Hunger Games. Twenty years ago, young adult fiction was dominated by babysitters and boy detectives. Today, no subject is taboo. Tonight we'll talk to an author who thinks she's found the blueprint for the next big thing.
Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CBC News Network.
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