Former 'Jerry Springer' producer arrested for sister’s murder
Jill Blackstone, a former producer on “Jerry Springer,” has been arrested for murder after her sister’s 2015 death.
Blackstone had been a person of interest in Wendy Blackstone’s death since March 2015, when she was found in a California garage, dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. Three dogs were also dead.
Authorities believed that Wendy, who was blind and partially deaf, had entered into a suicide pact with Jill, who then backed out at the last minute.
Blackstone was arrested at the time and held on $1 million bail, but was quickly released after police declined to press charges.
She was arrested again at a Baltimore hospital Tuesday night on one count of murder and three counts of animal cruelty, the Los Angeles Police Department told the Daily News.
She will be extradited to Los Angeles to face prosecution.
Along with “The Jerry Springer Show,” Blackstone has also worked on “Sally Jesse Raphael Show," "Divorce Court,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and “The Tony Danza Show.”