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Monday, May 20

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You might remember the case in 1995 when Jonathan Schmitz murdered Scott Amedure after Amedure revealed he had a crush on Schmitz during a taping of the Jenny Jones show in Chicago. Although the episode never aired, Amedure's family "won a $29.3 million award against Warner Brothers and the talk show, but the decision was later thrown out." Today the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the family to reinstate the award. Schmitz, on the other hand, is currently serving 25-50 years in prison.

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