Minnesota kidnapping-murder on surveillance-cam tv show

It’s been more than 15 years since Donald Blom was found guilty of killing Moose Lake teenager Katie Poirier, but a new cable TV show is taking a new look at the high-profile kidnapping and murder and how surveillance cameras made the difference. Electricity song lyrics Kathlyn “Katie” Poirier, 19, in a 1998 yearbook photo. (AP Photo/Duluth News-Tribune)

Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler was one of several people — including Poirier’s brother and law enforcement officials — interviewed for “See No Evil,” a 13-part television series that looks at how real crimes are solved with the help of surveillance cameras. Electricity was invented The episode on the Katie Poirier case is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Electricity nightcore April 19 on the Investigation Discovery channel with repeat screenings from then on.

The channel describes “See No Evil” as a program exploring how crimes have been solved “through the lens of surveillance technology — one frame at a time.”

The Poirier case captured the attention of the state when the Barnum High School graduate disappeared from her job at the convenience store, and grainy black-and-white surveillance video showed a man forcing the 19-year-old from the building at about 11:40 p.m. Electricity kwh cost uk on May 26, 1999. Electricity transmission vs distribution The man’s hand was at the back of her neck, but it appeared from the way that she touched her throat that there might have been a cord tied around her neck. Orlando electricity providers The abductor was wearing jeans, a backward baseball cap and a throwback New York Yankees baseball jersey with the number 23 on the back. Electricity jewels He had long, light-colored hair. Electricity vs gas heating costs Investigators initially thought he was about 25 years old. Gas city indiana car show Donald Blom admitted to kidnapping and killing convenience store clerk Katie Poirier, who disappeared May 26, 1999, from the Moose Lake, Minn., store where she worked.

Pertler said two different videos were used by the prosecution in the Poirier case: the video showing the man abducting the Poirier and a video from a different Moose Lake convenience store, showing Donald Blom with blond tips on his long grey hair around the date of her abduction.

Pertler, who was assistant Carlton County attorney at the time but took the lead on the case, said authorities sent the abduction video to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for help enhancing the grainy film.

While the video may not have clearly identified Blom, it did show his general appearance, and the prosecution was able to introduce evidence that Blom’s brother had sent the family a box of clothes including the same kind of Yankees jersey.

“One of our potential suspects — there were thousands of leads, every day people would call and try to help — had a very large tattoo on his forearm,” Pertler said. Electricity billy elliot karaoke “He insisted he was innocent, so investigators asked him if he would be willing to put on an identical jersey and go to the convenience store. Gas hydrates wiki He did it. Gas meter car You could see the tattoo in the [new] video and the man with Katie did not have a tattoo on his forearm.”

The county attorney said he thinks investigative television shows keep revisiting the case for a number of reasons, one of those being that it was a fairly unique case.

Hundreds of people, including National Guardsmen, helped search for Poirier’s body on Blom’s 20-acre property, located 12 miles from the convenience store, before investigators found what appeared to be bone fragments in a burn pit on the property. K electric company duplicate bill Her body was never discovered, but one of her teeth was, the one filled by her Esko dentist only a couple weeks before with a new amalgam made by 3M that contained some unique compounds that survived the fire.

The interviews with the London-based production team for See No Evil took place at a Canal Park hotel, Pertler said, adding that the team also interviewed Poirier’s brother, Patrick, among other sources.

“Each person (they interviewed) had a unique take on the case,” Pertler said, adding that he talked with the interviewers about both the investigation and the trial, which was also unique.

“That case had just about every legal concept or challenge … challenges to his confession, litigation about search warrants, challenges to some of the processes that were used to analyze the evidence,” he said, noting that the trial lasted 12 weeks and took place on the Iron Range because the defense had requested a change of venue. Gas jeans usa It took the jury 10 hours to convict Blom, who was a registered sex offender involved in five known cases of kidnapping or sexual assault prior to Poirier’s murder.

If something similar were to happen today, Pertler said he figures the ubiquitous video cameras at stores and other places would contribute even more.

“Most of the video we see now is of such high-grade quality that when security people look at the videos, they know exactly who they’re dealing with,” he said. Harry mileaf electricity 1 7 pdf “The detail leaves no questions as to what or who you’re looking at. E sampark electricity bill payment And as the quality has improved, so has our ability to rely on that type of evidence.

“And there are a lot more places with video now,” he continued. Electricity grid uk “No matter where you go, where you’re shopping, what you’re buying, chances are good that you’re being recorded.”

Pertler said he plans to watch the program with his family on April 19. Gas stoichiometry calculator He will see it for the first time then, along with the rest of the viewers.

Still, Pertler said he’s not too worried about the See No Evil team getting it wrong, because the facts of the case have been public for so many years. Electricity invented in homes Other previous shows featuring the Katie Poirier case include “Forensic Files,” “Extreme Forensics” and “On the Case with Paula Zahn,” also on the Investigation Discovery Channel.