Jessica Lester and her ex-husband and former Griffin police officer are the subject of a crime series on HLN. (Photo from HLN)
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HLN’s ‘Real Life Nightmare’ episode focuses on Georgia cop, ex-wife

Jessica Lester was found unconscious in her Griffin home from what police thought was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Lester recovered from the shooting but doesn’t remember any of it. Her ex-husband and former Griffin police officer Matthew Boynton was investigated in the case, but was only charged with making false statements and violating oath. 

The question still remains: Who, if anyone, shot Lester?

The shooting is the subject of CNN’s hourlong episode of “Real Life Nightmare,” which airs 8 p.m. Saturday. The show highlights unsolved and unexplained crime cases often showing compelling evidence and interviews with those tied to the case, such as investigators or witnesses. 

Saturday’s episode will look at the facts of the case, which was detailed in a recent New Yorker article, and include police body camera footage from the night of the shooting, Boyton’s 911 call to police and an interview with a neighbor. 

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