The Diane Metzger Show
Our Barb Ormsby, who covered her trial was prominently featured. (I was interviewed for the show too but ended up on the cutting room floor, where I belonged.)
Barb did any excellent job dispassionately describing some of the testimony at the trial.
Prosecutor Ed Weiss spoke convincingly of his belief that Diane not only was involved in the actual murder of Marti Metzger, but planned it as well. Frank Metzger, was not interviewed but in photos he looked like the low-life creep that he is in real life.
Diane came across rather poorly. I thought. Especially when she described how her infant son was cruelly ripped from her arms upon her capture. Did she expect them to let her take him to jail with her?
Marti's neighbor Colleen Carroll (I forget her married name) gave a damning interview, making Diane's story seem less and less credible.
My friend Art Donato, Diane's defense attorney, made it on to the show as did former Pennsylvania AG Ernie Preate, as Diane supporters. No mention was made of Preate's 1993 conviction for mail fraud or the 14 months he spent behind bars. (Since then he's been a lot more sympathetic to criminal types. Nothing wrong with that.)
Preate says Diane should be released from prison because she's been a model prisoner for the 30-plus years she's been inside.
As I said before I wouldn't squawk if she were let out but I don't believe she's ever been honest or come clean about her part in the crime. She's still the self-pitying dissembler, she's always been.
In all, I thought WE did a pretty good job with the show. It's a pretty entertaining series, even if it tends to be a bit overly sympathetic to the murderesses it features. But then that was to be expected.