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Mary Ann Hughes hid her murder of husband Larry Hughes for 29 years: Living A Nightmare investigates

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Mary Ann Hughes pleaded guilty to manslaughter 29 years after murdering her husband, Larry Hughes. Pic credit: Giles County Jail

Living A Nightmare on ID is in Pulaski, Tennesse, investigating the 1990 murder of Larry Hughes in the rural Giles County. His murder remained a mystery for 29 years, until his wife, Mary Ann Hughes, finally admitted to being the killer.

On March 28, 1990, Mary Ann Hughes reported that her husband Larry was missing, which instigated a search for the cattle farmer and hardware store owner.

Larry’s remains were discovered 16 days after he was reported missing; he was found naked in a landfill with two bullet holes in the back of his head.

The case remained a mystery and quickly grew cold until it was reopened in 2014 with Larry’s wife Mary Ann as the main suspect.

Mary Ann sold the house where she’d been living with Larry, and when the new owners pulled up the carpet, they discovered a blood-stained circle underneath. The cops concluded that this was where Larry had been shot and killed.

DNA evidence helped put Mary Ann Hughes away for murder

They searched the house once more for any DNA evidence. The next step for investigators involved exhuming Larry’s body so that they could create a DNA profile.

The police decided that they then had enough to charge Mary Ann with murder, and she was arrested. An eyewitness had also testified that they had seen Larry’s wife cleaning a blood-stained mattress just a few days after the disappearance.

Mary Ann was still living with her brother in Giles County, and the police believe he may have helped her move the body and cover up the crime.

In August 2019, 29 years after Larry had been murdered, Mary Ann Hughes eventually agreed to plead guilty to the charge of voluntary manslaughter, thereby finally giving justice to Larry’s family and loved ones.

The 72-year-old Mary received a sentence of ten years.

More from Living A Nightmare

Follow the links to read about more murders profiled on Living A Nightmare.

Drew Cato went to his ex-partner’s home to tell her he would be fighting to get custody of his young child. However, Blaeke Wolfe and Devin Stringfield responded by shooting him dead. Stringfield dumped his body across the state line.

Father and son Paul and Gregg Jarrett were murdered as they slept in their home in Coral Gables, Florida. Paul’s employee, Maria Catabay, had sent Juan Carlos Fernandez and Jose Barco to retrieve an incriminating letter, but instead, they murdered the pair.

Living A Nightmare airs at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.

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Quibi confirms it is to shut down six months after launch (update) | News

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In a spectacular development that marks the first heavyweight casualty from this year’s class of digital entertainment start-ups, Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form portal Quibi has confirmed it is to shut down six months after launch.

The company announced the decision to wind down and sell its assets following a report on The Wall Street Journal. After meeting its liabilities, Quibi said remaining funds will be returned to its investors as specified in the operating agreement

CEO Meg Whitman said, “While we have enough capital to continue operating for a significant period of time, we made the difficult decision to wind down the business, return cash to our shareholders, and say goodbye to our talented colleagues with grace.

“We continue to believe that there is an attractive market for premium, short-form content. Over the coming months we will be working hard to find buyers for these valuable assets who can leverage them to their full potential.”

Katzenberg and Whitman raised $1.75bn and debuted the mobile-only platform with “quick bite” entertainment in the early stages of the pandemic lockdown in April.

The platform debuted in the US and Canada and was available on Apple’s App Store or Google Play in 30 countries.

The company denied reports that it was struggling to convert them into paying customers, who had the option of a $4.99 monthly plan or a $7.99 ad-free tier.

It has begun to look at a possible sale and in September reports emerged Quibi was exploring options such as a cash raise or IPO through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company.

What did not help matter was a legal fight with Eko over Quibi’s “turnstyle” technology that rotates the content when users flip the phone. Quibi has denied Eko’s claims of patent infringement.

Quibi launched with 50 drama, reality and documentary shows including Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz in Most Dangerous Game, Game Of Throne’s Sophie Turner in Survive, and more recently Catherine Hardwicke’s Don’t Look Deeper.

The plan was to add episodes to existing daily and introduce new shows regularly. An illustrious roster of upcoming content suppliers included a Steven Spielberg horror show and content from Guillermo del Toro.

What happens to that content and the platform itself remains to be seen as Katzenberg and Whitman inform staff and talk to their investors. Quibi is backed by lead investors including Alibaba and Madrone Capital, while Hollywood studios and parent companies owned a piece.

Quibi paid to produce content and licensed it for a limited time from the creators, who would eventually get back all the rights. Katzenberg has said there were no plans to own content.

Katzenberg, who co-founded DreamWorks and led DreamWorks Animation, and served as chairman of Walt Disney Studios and president of production at Paramount, has carved a reputation for championing trends in Hollywood and was a passionate advocate of 3D film.

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Kaia Gerber & Jacob Elordi Are ‘Having A Lot Of Fun’ – And We’ve Got The PDA Pics To Prove It!

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Welp, it’s officially official!

If it wasn’t already clear from all the time they’ve been spending together, Kaia Gerber and Jacob Elordi are pretty crazy about each other! New PDA-packed pics taken on Tuesday proved just that and more while the couple ran errands together in Los Angeles with the model’s pup, Milo.

Take a look at the super cute photos HERE!

A source close to Cindy Crawford‘s daughter just spoke with Us Weekly about the pairing, practically gushing about the actor:

“Kaia is having a lot of fun with Jacob. Her family thinks he is a stand-up guy and a breath of fresh air.”

Of course, this isn’t the first rodeo for either of the famous faces! As you may know, Gerber was previously linked to Pete Davidson from October 2019 until January 2020, while 23-year-old Elordi has been in two pretty serious relationships with his co-stars! From the summer of 2017 until late 2018, he took things off-screen with fellow Kissing Booth lead Joey King before being linked to Euphoria castmate Zendaya.

The Australian star will actually be reuniting with the Disney Channel alum for a Christmas Special of the HBO series airing on December 6. Even though it was produced under COVID-friendly guidelines, it will no doubt still be an awkward return to set amid his new relationship with Kaia.

After all, he and the supermodel have been linked since early September after being spotted for the first time together. It wasn’t long before they were jetting off to the Big Apple together for work and down to Mexico for some fun in the sun with her family.

However, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing! The Netflix star had to quickly address (in so many words) trolling that was occurring online as he got close to Miz Gerber. Along with a pic of himself on a video call with his parents, Jacob wrote:

“A picture of myself and my mother and father sharing a video call. We communicate like this because I’m really far from home and I don’t get to see them too often. They live in a constant space of anxiety when I am away from them, as do I in the reverse. This is a reminder I am a human being. If you find it difficult to make your way through the day, I get it, life is heavy. I implore you when you feel like this to try a little kindness, pay it forward, and I promise it will find it’s way back to you. I hope it helps you as I find it helps me. Always in love, J xx.”

Let’s hope those memes are dying down now that things are heating up… but you can’t stop the internet!

[Image via WENN/Instar & Kaia Gerber/Instagram.]

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Flashdance Series in the Works at CBS All Access — Who Would You Cast?

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CBS All Access hopes to put another maniac on the floor.

The streaming service is developing a series adaptation of Flashdance, the 1983 film that launched Jennifer Beals’ career.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot will follow a young Black woman “with ballet dreams and a strip club reality” who is trying to find her place in the world “while navigating romance, money, art, friendship and how to love herself.” (In the original film, Beals’ character was a welder at a steel mill who dreamed of becoming a professional dancer.)

As previously reported, CBS All Access will rebrand as Paramount+ in early 2021, as part of a relaunch of the streaming service that will combine original content with shows from CBS and cable outlets MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Nickelodeon. (Paramount Pictures was also Flashdance‘s original distributor.)

How do you feel about a Flashdance series? And who would you cast in the lead role? Tell us in a comment below!

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