Tia Skinner, Renyatta Hamilton: TV One’s ‘For My Man’ Examines Killer Set Ups

The cases of Tia Skinner and Renyatta Hamilton will be portrayed in a new episode of TV One‘s For My Man. For My Man is a documentary series that brings you the latest in crimes committed by women who did it to please their men. The show debuted several weeks ago on TV One, as revealed in a previous Inquisitr article.

First up on this episode is the bizarre case of Tia Skinner, the woman who planned the murder of her parents. Her case was circulated in the news after it was discovered that the 17-year old girl did nothing as her boyfriend, 18-year old, Jonathan Kurtz, and his 18-year old neighbor, James Preston, killed her father and attacked her mother. The murder scheme was carried out in November of 2010. According to court records, Jonathan Kurtz and his neighbor entered the Yale, Michigan, home of Tia Skinner and brutally stabbed Mara and Paul Skinner. Paul Skinner died in the attack after chasing the men out of his house. Mara survived and lived to tell it on the witness stand, according to NH Register.


Jonathan made her see things that she had never seen before. He opened her up to an entirely different world than she was accustomed to at home. For Tia Skinner, being in a relationship with Jonathan was more than exciting, it was passionate, and forbidden which sweetened the desire she had for him, even more. She should have known things would turn out terribly. But despite her parents sound counsel, and despite her inner feelings of knowing what lurked ahead, she went against the advice of her parents and relentlessly pursued a relationship with the new bad boy in her life.

Through texts and emails, they discussed how much better their lives would be if Tia Skinner’s parents would just let them be together. But, Tia knew her parents, and she knew that they would never approve of a relationship with Jonathan Kurtz. It was then that she began telling Jonathan that she wished her parents were dead. Not knowing or understanding that Jonathan was taking her words seriously (some say she knew), she allowed him to continue with the plan to murder them in cold blood, in order to be together. For their sinful deed, they were all arrested and sentenced to life in prison.


Sources say Renyatta Hamilton did it for her man, others say she was a cold hearted young woman who was willing to do anything for a buck, including murdering an innocent man, according to The Macomb Daily. For other Inquisitr articles on TV One’s For My Man, take a look at the Carethia Curry and Vanessa Coleman cases.

[Image via TV One/Facebook]