Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

11/22/2011 (4 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Florida woman appeared on TV show to settle $5,000 engagement ring

Orlando, Florida resident Michelle Parker disappeared after appearing on the TV's how "The People's Court" last week. The mother of twins appeared with her former fiancé to settle a dispute overt a $5,000 engagement ring last week - and then vanished the same day.

On 'The People's Court' in which both Michelle Parker and Dale Smith appeared revealed deeper conflicts within their relationship.

On "The People's Court" in which both Michelle Parker and Dale Smith appeared revealed deeper conflicts within their relationship.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/22/2011 (4 years ago)

Published in TV

Keywords: The People's Court, missing person, Michelle Parker


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Parker was last seen dropping off her children at her former fiancé's home. Her abandoned truck was found a day later.

Parker's former fiancé, Dale Smith is not considered a suspect or a person of interest, but police have gathered some personal items from his home. Parker's parents said they don't think that Smith is involved in their daughter's disappearance.

"He (Smith) has fully cooperated," Yvonne Stewart, Parker's mother says. "They have found absolutely no evidence that there's any foul play on his part."

Parker's parents told television reporters that they believe their daughter was a "victim of a random crime," and is making desperate pleas for her return.

"If anybody has her and are holding her hostage, please let her go. Let her come home so she can raise her babies," Yvonne Stewart, Parker's mother says.

On "The People's Court" in which both Parker and Smith appeared revealed deeper conflicts within their relationship.

"He shouldn't have put his hands on me and he shouldn't have put his hands on me prior. He shouldn't have left me three or four times over the past year and a half that we've been together," she said on the show.

Her comments could provide clues for investigators. "You know it's always possible that anytime you have a public display of animosity between two individuals in a relationship, it's going to exacerbate the problems between those two individuals," Rod Wheeler, former Washington D.C. homicide investigator and current homicide consultant said.

It's not the first time daytime TV has shared the headlines with a case. In 1996, a man was convicted of murdering an acquaintance, after he claimed the "Jenny Jones Show" ambushed him with a gay crush confessional.

A private dispute that played out for television audiences could be linked to this family's nightmare.

Parker's father, Brad Parker, said family members, friends, volunteers and Texas Equusearch members are searching for his daughter. "So let's hope we find her and bring her home," he said.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find-even within the huge cities of the world-opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



Comments


More TV

Groundbreaking series offers an intimate look at the lives of young men and women born with Down Syndrome Watch

Image of

By A&E

A&E Network's critically acclaimed and award-winning original docuseries "Born This Way" returns for a second season featuring 10 brand-new episodes on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 PM ET/PT.  NEW YORK, NY - June 21, 2016  Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, the ... continue reading


WATCH NOW: SNL skit critically targets Christian, Jewish and homosexual communities all in one video Watch

Image of A recent SNL skit promoted stereotypical views of Christianity, Jews and homosexuals in the name of humor (SNL/YouTube).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In their latest controversial skit, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" makes fun of newly released faith-based film "God is Not Dead 2." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The skit, titled "God is a Boob Man" makes light of Sweet Cakes owner Melissa Klein, who refused to ... continue reading


Big networks moving online, but Catholic Online's already there for you Watch

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Hollywood is leaving the small screen for the smaller screen, and consumers are thrilled. As more people give up hours in front of the classic boob-tube, and turn to portable media, networks are following suit. Most recently, CBS announced it will be moving more ... continue reading


Netflix secret codes REVEALED -- Find any movie with one simple step Watch

Image of A coded list of millions of movies on Netflix - and their specialized genres, is included in this article!

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

You have some time to yourself this weekend and the Netflix and its myriad movies is calling. Are you in the mood for some Anime science-fiction? A film based on a popular children's book? Maybe some spy action adventure? Never fear, a coded list of millions of ... continue reading


'Oh, that's the robber': Bizarre moment news reporter stops mid-broadcast to call 911 Watch

Image of News reporter stops mid-broadcast to call 911 on bank robber suspect (YouTube).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

During a live news broadcast in Iowa, reporter Adam Sallet's bank robbery report was interrupted by a bank employee who pointed out the suspected robber before running off-camera. Sallet then excused himself to call 911. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - KIMT-TV ... continue reading


You HAVE to check out the MOST POPULAR videos from YouTube this week!

Image of

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Have you seen the Catholic Online YouTube channel yet? Every day thousands of people stop by our channel for a wonderfully peaceful and prayerful experience. Don't forget to subscribe today, so you don't miss out on over 100 beautiful Catholic videos, with new ones ... continue reading


Everything you know about TV advertisement is about to change: Find out why now! Watch

Image of The TV commercial - that distillation of everything that is effective in filmmaking boiled down to its essentials may in fact be an endangered species.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The TV commercial - that distillation of everything that is effective in film making boiled down to its essentials may in fact be an endangered species. An annoyance to many TV viewers - who have yet to realize that commercials are in fact the best and most ... continue reading


20 exciting reasons to be addicted to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu this November Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Autumn is finally here and the nights are long and chilly. All the more reason to stay in and watch movies and original TV series through streaming . LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Jessica Jones," based upon the marvel superhero comic book series, is debuting ... continue reading


Top 5 Funny Halloween Vines Watch

Image of Funny Halloween Vines (Orkut).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Every Halloween there are parties, mischief, cute and scary costumes and of course there is candy! What's the best part about Halloween? All of the hilarious pranks and costumes of course! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Catholic Online combed through hundreds of ... continue reading


LIVE exorcism to air on TV despite Catholic Archdiocese objection Watch

Image of Exorcism of dark spirits in famous St. Louis home to be aired Friday night.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Destination America, a cable channel owned by Discovery Communications is set to air the show Exorcism: Live! at 9 p.m. Friday night. The reality TV show will feature a clergyman, psychic and the team from Ghost Asylum attempting to exorcise whatever haunts the famous ... continue reading


All TV News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • PLEASE PRAY! Catholic priest savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists ...
  • Prayer for a Blessing on the New Year HD Video
  • Pokemon Go player with CCW halts attempted robbery
  • I am Ready for Love HD Video
  • St. Pantaleon: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 27, 2016
  • Pope Francis 'implores God's peace for the world' after horrific ...
  • Daily Readings for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
10 A disaster for me, mother, that you bore me to be a man of strife and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 59:2-3, 4, 10-11, 17, 18
2 rescue me from evil-doers, from men of violence save me.3 ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:44-46
44 'The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 27th, 2016 Image

St. Pantaleon
July 27: St Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black ... Read More