Former Jerry Springer producer arrested for murder

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Television producer Jill Blackstone is facing extradition from Maryland after being charged in the 2015 slaying of her deaf and partially blind sister in Studio City, Los Angeles police said Thursday. She was arrested today by Homicide detectives and the Baltimore Police Department and is now in custody with Baltimore Police Department awaiting extradition. more Police Department awaiting extradition.

Jill Blackstone also suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, which required her to be treated in a hospital for two days. The Los Angeles Police Department's Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, along with Baltimore Police Department, have arrested her for murder.

Blackstone's sister, Wendy Blackstone, died in March 2015 along with two of her pet dogs. Three dogs were also found at the scene, and one had died.

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Homicide detectives were notified by the suspect's attorney that she had checked herself into the hospital due to a medical condition, according to police. Jill has been a producer on several TV talk shows and legal shows, including "Divorce Court" and "Jerry Springer".

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.

When paramedics arrived at the home in Los Angeles Wendy and three of her dogs were dead, while Jill was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Jill Blackstone previously had been arrested on suspicion of her sister's death but was released after prosecutors asked police to produce more evidence.

After being discharged, Blackstone was charged with first-degree murder and held on $1 million bail, though she was later released and all charges against her were dropped.

TMZ reported as far back as 2015 that police didn't believe aspects of Jill Blackstone's story added up. At the time it appeared she committed suicide that was facilitated by Jill...

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Police are trying to extradite Blackstone to Los Angeles from Baltimore.

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