Gulfport Murder Documentary to Air in September

Investigation Discovery will show a special on Karen Gregory, who was stabbed to death in her Gulfport home more than 20 years ago.

Murder in Gulfport will take viewers back to 1984, during the investigation into Karen Gregory's murder. The 36-year-old was raped and stabbed to death in her Gulfport home. 

In early June, a film crew with Investigation Discovery spent several days shooting reenactments of the days, months and years that followed Gregory's murder. Actors portrayed Lt. Larry Tosi Jr. and Detective Bill Brinkworth with the Gulfport Police Department, David Mackey, Gregory's boyfriend, and George Lewis, the man convicted of her murder.

Retired Lt. Larry Tosi Jr. and retired Detective Bill Brinkworth were also filmed and will appear in the hour-long documentary as they are today.

Tosi says the case has received local and national attention over the past two decades. "What's amazing is, there's still an interest after all these years." 

The murder investigation is part of the series Unusual Suspects, and rightfully so, the lead detective in the case arrested a St. Petersburg firefighter, neighbor and personal friend, George Lewis, for Gregory's murder.

Murder in Gulfport will air on Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. Eastern on Investigation Discovery.

Season 2 of the series Unusual Suspects premiers on Aug. 14 at 10 p.m. Eastern on Investigation Discovery.

Nancy Kelley August 05, 2011 at 10:26 AM
Just what Gulfport needs BAD PRESS nation wide!
Nancy Kelley August 05, 2011 at 10:31 AM
Just what Gulfport needs: BAD PRESS nationwide!
B August 05, 2011 at 11:19 AM
This story is close and personal to me and my family. My father is a retired St. Pete Fire Fighter.I just moved back to Gulfport last year after growing up in local cities. Myself and my family are close friends of George Lewis, the innocent man that sits in prison for this terrible crime.
Nancy Kelley August 05, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Just what Gulfport needs BAD Press on the national level
B August 05, 2011 at 12:09 PM
nancy....why do you keep posting that over an over? why is a criminal story/investigation from 20 years ago bad press for gulfport NOW?
Nancy Kelley August 05, 2011 at 02:31 PM
I did not post it over and over. I posted it once and it did not appear, and then again and it did not appear. I was not aware when I tried for the third time that is was going to come up three times. I am really not that obsessive. A murder in any location that is nationally publicised is not an advantage for any community no matter how long ago it happened. I'd prefer something more positive be televised to the nation. Just sayin!
montague hyde September 06, 2011 at 08:41 PM
I follow true crime cases and I've never come across a murder conviction that was so unequivocably the right decision. Whenever the police found new evidence Lewis changed his story to match it. After changing his story 4 times evidence of his footprint at the murder scene forced him to admit he was there. Look at the facts and evidence - it was Lewis. Even the recent DNA test couldn't 'exclude' him, if he wasn't guilty it wouldn't have been his DNA, there would have been totally no match, end of story, but of course it is Lewis's DNA
connie puzycki September 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM
Cherlene Willis September 23, 2011 at 01:49 PM
Connie, Thanks for the updated date and time. According to the Investigation Discovery TV Series Website the show will air on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. The segment is called "Terror in Gulfport". Here is the website: http://investigation.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=141.15378.132487.36204.3
deborah September 28, 2011 at 07:45 PM
There is NO WAY that George Lewis should have been convicted of this horrific crime! In my opinion, the Gulfport PD absolutely goofed big time during their investigation! Sloppy police work! He, I believe, is absolutely innocent! The DNA proved INCONCLUSIVE folks!! That doesn't make the man a murderer. There were far too many OTHER people that were suspects in the beginning that I believe were not checked out thoroughly enough!
Kimberly November 02, 2011 at 07:37 PM
The DNA evidence was inconclusive even back in 1984 when they used blood-typing vice DNA testing. The tests conducted in 2009 were inconclusive, most likely from improperly retrieved and stored biological evidence. Semen tested came back with 'no male markers' if that's any indication to the degraded state of the evidence. It was a goofed up job by the dept, the ME and all basically all around. There should have been a hung jury and a retrial, based on the final few jurors finally deciding on guilty based upon evidence that should never have been admissable in court. This case is my major research paper for a Forensic class. I have reviewed every detail with the greatest scrutiny and with an unbiased eye.
Kimberly November 02, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Also, this video was incorrect in it's closing statement, that George Lewis is in prison for Life without the possibility for Parole. He was up for Parole in 2010. Received his presumptive parole release date of 2051 with a subsequent parole interview set for 2015.
Denise Lingle December 10, 2011 at 11:06 PM
Innocent. Ha!Guilty beyond any and all doubt. Lived acroos from her house. Watched her sunbathe. Cheated on his wife and thought she would be easy. Did'nt like interracial couples. White teddy Karen was given by her boyfriend was found at a girlfriend of Georges. Read where he had a hose outside where he washed off the blood afrwe. Wife could'nt find him for the longest time. If he was a neighbor watch, why did'nt he call the police?Don't believe there was any stranger by Karen's house who threatened him. Stories constantly changed, putting him closed and closer to her house, then admits he went in.Come on. You would have to be brain dead not too figure out he reeks of guilt.
jo March 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Thank you Denise, for mentioning the white teddy (lingerie) that was the only item missing from the house. Lewis gave it to his girlfriend, but couldn't remember where he got it or how he paid for it. He is guilty!
jo March 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM
There is far too much evidence against Lewis, coupled with his series of lies, that prove he is guilty. Head of the neighborhood watch doesn't contact police when he hears screams? Very odd
The Birdcage June 26, 2012 at 09:11 PM
This man is as guilty as the day is long! Poor George stepped in it thinking he wouldn't get caught up in his lies. He'll sit a little while longer than 2010 that's for sure. More like 2040!
rebecca frey July 24, 2012 at 11:42 PM
This coward is so without a doubt guilty- just cant figure out if he is just plain stupid or mabey slightly retarded- same question for the people who think he os innocent.
Ace October 13, 2012 at 02:27 AM
I have only read the book and while I agree that there were mistakes made during the initial investagation that perhaps may have brought charges more swiftly, they worked exessively hard to find the man whom took Karen's last breath. Anyone can snap. Anyone can lie. Anyone can love and be blind. I am positive that mr. Tosi did not want to arrest his friend. I read this not knowing anyone involved. My heart was heavy for most involved: karen and those of her friends and family, george lewiss' family ( i see them as fooled by love) his friends that believe in him, and of course all those players in the court systems. To me, I opined, as the events, stories and history/ actions revealed themselves, I could only see guilt. Bravo to the jury for their strength and may they have rest, really regardless of others preception. I cannot imagine having to deal with the aftermath that occured, and has continued to occur, to Karen's loved ones. She is watching from above and would want you to know she is proud of you and is at peace...i believe that. Having been through something traumatic, your brain protects you from pain that intense. Know she would not have felt all the was done. My heart goes out to you. I wish that for all involved, they could hear an "I'm sorry. I was too deep into my story. Trying to get away with murder. I was scared not of the man I pretended to see but the cell I knew would await me if I didn't keep up my ever changing story. "
Ace October 13, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Some people don't deserve the breathe, or your anger or your thoughts. He victimized Karen and those who loved her. The victim deserves your love, devotion and knowledge. Yes, Karen would be proud of many. The police dept. did get the job done. Persistance paid off even on goose chases. People were eliminated until one couldn't excuse his way away.
R February 26, 2013 at 05:06 PM
I think Peter was not examined closely enough.
Cheryl Thompson March 20, 2013 at 02:03 PM
If Karen is at peace why is her ghost so restless?
Hercule Poirot March 29, 2013 at 07:46 PM
The bloody flowered Hawaiian shirt that was found on Karen Gregory's bed that might have belonged to Glenda Lewis should have played a much more prominent role.


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