Crime

Investigation Discovery network to feature Middle Georgia murder case

The Investigation Discovery network’s “Wicked Attraction” TV series episode featuring a high-profile Middle Georgia murder is scheduled to debut tonight at 10.

John Anthony Esposito, 34, was sentenced to death in Baldwin County after he and his then-girlfriend Alicia Woodward, 32, beat a 90-year-old North Carolina woman to death with a tree limb in Morgan County on Sept. 19, 1996, after kidnapping and robbing her.

Woodward, who was tried separately, is serving a life sentence.

The couple embarked on a deadly, cross-country killing spree in 1996 during which they also robbed and killed two other elderly people before they were arrested in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.

A film crew visited Middle Georgia in February to interview Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright, who prosecuted Esposito, and area deputies involved in the case.

Investigation Discovery can be viewed on Cox Cable Channel 104.

Information from The Telegraph’s archives was included in this report.

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