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EXCLUSIVE: An Arrest Is on the Horizon on ‘Killing Fields’

by Stacy Lambe 10:08 AM PST, February 07, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: An Arrest Is on the Horizon on ‘Killing Fields’

As the detectives continue to investigate the murders of Eugenie Boisfontaine and Curtis Smith on Discovery Channel’s true-crime docuseries, Killing Fields, another case is reopened, potentially providing a major break in these cold cases.

On an all-new episode of this real-time series, which inches closer to the season two finale, the DA reopens a 15-year-old case involving the death of informant George Barrett. Killed in his home in 2002, Det. Rodie Sanchez has always suspected local businessman Tommy Francise, also suspected of killing Smith, was responsible for Barrett’s death.

All season has seen the investigative team at the Iberville Sheriff’s Office get closer and closer to bringing justice to these victims, and now, it may seem that an arrest is on the horizon. ET has your first look as authorities move in on Francise. “All these years, I’ve dreamed of this day,” Sanchez says in the clip.

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Executive producer Tom Fontana promised season two would remain dedicated to following Det. Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo, who continued to investigate these cases despite not being able to make an arrest in season one. “They take a long time,” Fontana said. “But the detectives are so wonderfully determined.”

And if there is a dramatic conclusion, “the effect of that wouldn’t be as awesome if we didn’t know who Rodie was at this point,” Fontana said. Indeed, he’s right -- and let’s hope that Sanchez might finally be able to rest easy!

Killing Fields airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

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