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"The First 48" returns to Memphis with look at Lester Street murders

The worst mass killing in modern Memphis history will be featured on national television later this month.
A & E's crime documentary series "The First 48" will devote an entire one-hour episode to the Lester Street Massacre in which six people were brutally killed inside a Memphis home last March.
Jessie Dotson was later arrested and charged with a half-dozen counts of first-degree murder, and several victims, including children, were Dotson's own family members.
"The First 48" will take viewers behind the scenes of the investigation on July 15.
The Lester Street episode will likely be one of the last featuring Memphis police for a while.
Director Larry Godwin cut ties with the popular program last May, but Memphis police may be willing to re-consider their relationship with the show.

"Although there has not been a formal decision at this time for the filming production to return to Memphis, Director Godwin is looking at it in the future and perhaps may reconsider renewing a contract, but not at this time," said MPD spokesperson Monique Martin.
"The First 48" films in several cities, including Miami, Dallas, Cincinnati, Detroit and Minneapolis.

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