‘Killer Confessions’: Investigation Discovery’s New Series Airs Clara Jean Rector Pastor Stalking Case

Killer Confessions is a new docu-series that is slated to premiere on the Investigation Discovery channel on Tuesday, October 13, just after Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, according to MSNBC. The new crime show takes a glimpse behind the scenes of America’s interrogation rooms where brutal killers confess their deepest, darkest crimes. Tonight’s Killer Confessions stars actress Andi Rhodes as the pastor’s wife. It is produced by LMNO Productions.

Coming face to face with a killer takes courage, but it also takes impeccable skill in order to get these savage killers to confess to the most gruesome murders imaginable. Go behind the scenes with seasoned detectives as they chip away at the exterior of these hardened criminals until they feel compelled to confess all the bloody details. Investigation Discovery viewers can expect to see real footage of criminals as they make the actual confession. You’ll also be able to watch how the investigators analyze the suspects every move and mannerism, as well as a number of other physical signals to let detectives know if the killer is getting close to the breaking point. These investigators are relentless and won’t give up until they have one killer confession.

Killer Confession’s first episode is centered around the case of Clara Jean Rector, a 36-year old Missouri woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges after confessing to a cold case murder during a police interrogation on an unrelated charge. Authorities say they were interviewing Clara Jean Rector about stalking Pastor Jerry Sousley and his wife, before she ultimately confessed to a murder that happened back in 2004. According to court records, Clara Jean Rector stabbed 48-year old Tommy Hope, also known as Tommy D. Hope, at his home in April 2004. After finding Hope’s body, detectives suspected Clara Jean Rector and her companion. They spent the next several months trying to track them down. When they finally did, there was not enough evidence to charge them in the stabbing death. The murder went unsolved for years, until she made the shocking confession almost a decade later.

As for the stalking case involving Pastor Jerry Sousley, authorities say that Clara Jean Rector became so infatuated with him that she would stop at nothing to have him sexually. Sousley told police that she had continuously begged and pleaded with him to have sex with her—knowing that he was a devout Christian with a wife of his own. The situation became downright scary after he rejected her, causing Rector to relentlessly pursue Jerry Sousley. Clara Rector attended the same congregation where Sousley ministered. At some point, she fixated on him and developed an unhealthy obsession. Law enforcement officials say that she even wrote her bizarre sexual fantasies in her notebook, which she used as a diary, according to The Daily Mail.

Pastor Sousley and his wife were finally able to move on with their lives after Clara Jean Rector’s killer confession. She eventually was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison for Terry Hope’s murder. To see just how the police interrogation unfolded, tune in to Killer Confessions episode Faith, Hope, and Love tonight at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery. Recently, the Inquisitr brought you coverage of two other ID crime shows: Hell House and Death By Gossip featuring Wendy Williams.

Investigation Discovery’s Killer Confessions is just one of several crime TV documentary series that the hit channel has released this year, with more to come. ID’s version is not to be confused with A&E’s 48 Hours Killer Confession marathon. Here is what Investigation Discovery’s fans are saying about Killer Confessions.

“My favorite channel I hate to admit!”

“Looking forward to this.”

“Love watching this show and listening to his commentary.”

“Pretty excited for the new season!! Definitely will be watching!!!!!”

“Wow that looks like such a good show.”

“I’m addicted!!.”

“Setting DVR now!!!”

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