Retro Rewind: The Jenny Jones Show Murder

Published: Saturday 12th Oct 2019 by David

Though the show is most noted for its fun-filled and whimsical nature, a dark cloud hangs The Jenny Jones.Show.

The subject of this week’s Retro Rewind below…

Uncovering the identities of secret admirers stood as a staple of many 90s talk shows, and would see unsuspecting guests forced to figure out which of their friends or acquaintances had developed a crush on them.

Alas, that format took a turn for the deadly on March 6th 1995 when a man named Jonathan Schmitz was invited on The Jenny Jones Show after learning that his secret admirer wanted to use the show to declare their love for him.

Believing it was a woman, Schmitz agreed to appear on the show only to discover that the admirer was a man named Scott Amedure.


Amedure was found dead days later.

His murderer? Schmitz.

Evidence presented in the murder trial suggested that Jonathan- who identified as heterosexual- was stunned to learn that Amedure had fallen in love with him but went out drinking with him hours after they finished taping their appearance on the show.

A sexual encounter is said to have taken place.

Days later, Amedure is said to have left a  suggestive note in Schmitz’s house. A note, which is said to have shaken him so badly that he withdrew money from the bank, bought a shotgun and drove to his house to ask him what he meant by it.

Once there, he shot his admirer twice and called 911 to confess to the murder.

He was convicted of second-degree murder.

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  1. Da’Veed October 12, 2019

    It was jerry springer, Ricky lake and Jenny Jones. Those were the 90s bruh.

    • Clayne October 13, 2019

      Rikki Lake.. don’t forget her lol

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 13, 2019

      White trash with the bob cut and bowl cuts from trailor park. A mess. Becky and Bubba at home was getting they laugh on while eating corn chips and ranch waffle lays

    • D October 13, 2019

      Don’t forget Sally Jessy Raphael! Lol

  2. Detruth October 13, 2019

    I vaguely remember this happening and read about it years later but I don’t ever remember reading that anything sexual happened between them. The guy that got killed continued to advance the guy and he flipped.

    • Meme October 13, 2019

      Not sure why they added that or where that came from.

      • Shayla Queen October 13, 2019

        Me neither. I never heard that bit before.

      • Detruth October 14, 2019

        Yea tgj did that too add sauce on the story. This blog has 0 journalistic integrity lbvs!

  3. eric October 13, 2019

    I never knew these details. Montel Williams should be on the best of 90s list too.

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