I need your help—please! We want to stop a TV show that NBC Universal is trying to make about Stefanie’s story, and I’m hoping that if no one cooperates, they will decide to cancel.

NBC Universal will be producing a new TV reality show called “Teen Killers”, or something to that effect.  They have chosen to profile Stefanie’s story and have refused to cancel even after I begged them to respect our wishes.

My feelings are that it cheapens her life and all she suffered, for ratings and profit.  The re-enactment of her death, should any of her siblings see it, now or in re-runs, would be more than upsetting.

Canal D in Quebec, produced something similar that aired Sept 7th of this year. They have just sent me a copy in the mail, which I received yesterday.   None of the people interviewed asked us how we would feel if they participated and I can only thank God that it has a limited viewership in Quebec and is in the French language. I hope that none of our children ever see it. It will haunt my nightmares for some time.

I implore each and every one of you to pass the word around so that NBC is unable to find anyone else willing to participate, leaving the network no choice but to cancel.

If NBC was willing to do a special on the good that has come out of such inexplicable evil, to highlight the many acts of kindness and support of loved ones, friends and even total strangers, if they would spotlight the amazing people Ian and his younger siblings have become as a result of this tragedy, and if they would focus on how it is possible for those who have been devastated by such a loss and survived, to reach out to others who are suffering with the assurance that one day, they, too, will find happiness again, then I would support them whole-heartedly. Sadly, the sensational draws the viewers, and this is NOT their focus.

I am sorry to ask, again, for your support, but this is truly very important to us.

Yours in gratitude,



If you want to help, please write to the producer who has refused to cancel the show.
Egenel Pierre
NBC Universal–E! Network
Associate Producer

If that is too much to ask, I have posted a message on the NBC facebook page asking them to stop the production of Stefanie’s story. If there is anyone out there who feels comfortable, perhaps “liking” my post or adding a comment or two, couldn’t hurt.

I want to thank everyone for their support. I don’t want this sent to any news media (i.e. Toronto Star) yet. The idea is to minimize the media – although I know eventually I may have to resort to that – but rather by simply and quietly not participating in the production, they will move to another story where the family wants to participate.
Thanks again,


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  1. SadMama says:

    What would be the best way for everyone to let NBC know that they disapprove? Can you start a petition…or would that have the opposite effect?

    • patriciahung says:

      The best thing to do would be to write an email to the producer who has just refused to cancel the show.
      Egenel Pierre
      NBC Universal–E! Network
      Associate Producer


    • The best thing to do is boycott all the advertisers because NBC doesn’t have enough money for a Happy Meal without advertisers…

  2. You should post a link to your post on the NBC site, or just ask people to post on their page telling it’s wrong. I went there, and took me a while to find your post. it’s on the right side, buried under other posts. I hope I am helping.

  3. Tonya says:

    I am sorry for your loss. The producer, Mr. Egenel Pierre should be ashamed of himself to exploit the loss of your child for his own greed. I will repost your request. Prayers for you and your family

  4. Gene B says:

    Good afternoon,

    I’m a father of two girls and I cannot even begin to imagine what you and your family have been through. I did send Mr. Egnel an email as a parent, imploring him to consider his humanity and the disgusting idea of exploiting this unspeakable tragedy for profit and ratings. I will share your story with my social media friends and will keep your family and the soul of you daughter in my prayers. God bless you.

    Gene Boyer

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  5. Billi Hamilton says:


  6. DON DENNIS says:


  7. the parents wishes should come first.if there is a lesson to be learned from this it is that-we all handle grief differantly,and there are already enough stories out there to prove a point.if this family chooses to deal with this tragaedy in house ,that should be has to be be heart breaking to lose a child,and their grief will always be a part of their lives-always.plz let them deal with it in their own way,not in the public eye where everywhere they go and someone looks at them they will wonder-is this because of what was on t.v.?dont let the grief get deeper.

  8. I don’t understand why this couldn’t be taken to the Federal Communitcations Authorities, this should be considered a violation of their rules on inter-net or other air wave vices. I think it is so sickening that the media always has to try to make a “Thrill” out of someones grief. If there isn’t such a law already in order, there should be one made to protect the innocent people of this type of hype. My prayers go out to the young lady’s family and friends. These things should never happen, but they do and will continue to happen until some kind of teaching gets put out there in the schools as to what kind of punishment anyone would get for doing such acts. Because he’s probably a minor, he will not get sent to prison. I think that’s wrong, anyone who is smart enough to do a horrific dead for something so stupid as sex, should be sentenced to prison.

  9. Rob Stultz says:

    We the people of America have allowed TV to move for beyond what they can and should show. Our children are exposed to all of this. If you can’t sleep at night after watching this have can your children. When I turn on the TV now nothing but blood violence nudity etc…. will it never end just get worse? I hope not its time to stop this turn it around.

  10. Phyllis Maultbay says:

    Praying all goes well for you and your family, that your request will be granted…praying strength and peace for your family!

  11. Sheila says:

    ~ Shame on NBC ~
    First off…I’m sorry about your loss, thoughts & Prayers are with the family!!! I totally agree with you, your family’s wishes should be granted!!! NBC’s rankings should NOT override the family’s wishes in situations like this…NEVER!!! What a sad situation, I couldn’t imagine being in your position!!! But I will definitely preposterous this on my personal & biz fan fb pages :)

  12. Lynn Griswold says:

    I am so sorry to read about this. It is disgusting some of the things the networks will do to get viewer’s! I’ll share this lnk on my FB page, and i will like your post on NBC’s FB page!

  13. says:

    NBC should repect the family wishes of not airing this show

  14. Deb says:

    This is so very sad, I hope all of our help will stop NBC from the showing :(

  15. Richard I wyrick Jr says:

    I think it should be the familys choice ,and not NBC,,

  16. Erika Sparks says:

    I don’t anybody should profit from anyone’s pain! I guess NBC has to resort to this kind of tactics to get people to watch. That network has nothing going for them. I certainly will not watch!

  17. Janice says:

    this is wrong, I wrote my letter to the address you gave above….I feel for you. Prayers for this nightmare to end.

  18. Jennifer Dillon says:

    I hope NBC won’t air it.

  19. Richard Lewis McClinsey says:

    Please listen to the wishes of the family and do not sell them out for ratings or money when it comes to your plans for “Teen Killers” and Stephany Rengals story.

  20. Christy Cooper says:

    I sent an email to the producer. I hope it helps. I can’t imagine your heartbreak. God bless you!

  21. Julie Potts says:

    I can’t say either way for certain, I do not know the history of this tragic loss for you and your family. If I knew more I would certainly make a decision.. Lossing a child in any shape or form is devasting however if just 1 person is helped by the event, should it show light instead of total darkness maybe should be aired.. So many teens are being bullied, sexually mistreated and no one ever seems to pay the higher price for their destruction.. Laws must be changed and judges and jurors must give the hardest punishment possible and then some.. Where can I read about this sad story?

    • patriciahung says:

      If you click on the photo of Stefanie on the right of this post, a link is there. It’s not that I disagree with your reasoning, however it is my job as a parent to protect my other children from being re-victimized. They have been through enough and every time these things come up in the media, our household is thrown into turmoil. No one needs to see a re-enactment of Stefanie being stabbed to death, least of all her younger siblings. We can, of course, do our best to shield them from this, but one just never knows when it will rear its ugly head and they’ll be hurt all over again. There has been plenty in the media about this case and all that has needed to come to light, already has.
      I will pray that if it can’t be stopped that in some small way someone is helped, but as I explained to the producer of NBC, people have been killing each other over jealousy since the beginning of time and I’m not sure how telling her story will make any difference except to us.

      • I can’t believe that anyone would watch this show or sponsor it. The only thing that networks understand is money and if sponsors are threatened with boycotts for sponsoring such shows there would not be any. The young people of the world have already been exposed to too much violence. These shows only encourage more violence especially when the perpetrator thinks they will get this type of publicity. Criminals should not be made into TV stars and victims and their families have already suffered enough. Don’t make them suffer anymore.
        What damaged mind thought this show was a great idea. NBC should be ashamed of even considering this.

  22. Kim says:

    I cannot believe NBC would want to televise such a show without prior consent. Me being a mother of four, I am outraged at the fact. You shouldn’t have to keep reliving a nightmare over again. I am so sorry. I will pass this on to my social media friends.

  23. Mary Runge says:

    I just sent an email asking them to stop this broadcast. God bless you.

  24. Shelly Forney says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Whether 5 minutes ago or 50 years ago no family should have to bear this burden. I emailed NBC using the email you provided. Hopefully, you receive the results you desire. God bless. Shelly

  25. Tony Mx says:

    It has long been an established fact, that if something * can * be exploited someone will do it. I boycott * all * reality shows, because there isn’t any reality involved, it’s a completely contrived circumstance. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time, and I wish you weren’t having to deal with this on top of the tragedy you endure daily. Both Mr. Pierre & NBC should be ashamed of themselves for ignoring you in this.

  26. nicole dennison says:

    I am so sorry for your loss I have prayed for you and your family and the NBC are the other stations do not run the show I will try to help in anyway I can I’m a mother of six 4 boys and 2 girls and I couldn’t think how horrible it would be if anything like that ever happen to any of my kids please send me any links so I can help you at I hope this helps you in some way

  27. Brenda says:

    News media don’t care about victims families only their damn stories and ratings…I think the parents wishes should be met…this was and still is hard on them…News should let it be…Good Grief!!! Have they no mercy?

  28. sent email..hope this helps

  29. hope says:

    I just sent an email to NBC. For u. Sorry for ur lose prayers. R with u

    • Sandra Prather says:

      Let the family have their grieving time. Now is their time, it is not about a show or a ranking. When the time is right they will let you know. As a parent, I can only try to picture how they are feeling. I do not know and I hope I don’t, but then again, they never thought they would loose a child. Grief comes in all stages and when it is time, they will let the story air. Now is not the time.

  30. Moe says:

    Another way to get to NBC is find out what companies are buying commercials for this broadcast and bombard them with letters of refusing to support or buy their products if they will support such a show.

  31. annie smith says:

    mr pierre and nbc should be a shame of them self you just lost your daughter they shouldnt be aloud to do that to you after you asking them to cancel her story im so sorry for your lost

  32. Russell says:

    I hoe this works for you

  33. Deb Glassford says:

    I have sent an email. Praying it will work. Thanks for supporting these precious families.

  34. Pamela Brown says:

    There is no sense in airing a program someone ask you not to air….What is wrong with our society when it comes to something personal… it about the $$$$$$$$
    God Bless this family…I suppose until someone experiences this situation and feelings it doesn’t matter…..Please can’t we all just get along and accepted the wishes from a grieving family….

  35. Sue says:

    Hi Patricia,
    I am so sorry that you have to go through all of this.
    Your family has been through enough.
    As I have mentioned before, while I don’t know your family I live in the neighbour hood, and I remember that day vivedly as I was crossing the bridge at the time when I saw what I assume the first officer going in.
    I will e-mail NBC and I will also post it on my fb page for others to see.

  36. Sandra says:

    I am saddened to hear of this Patricia – my heart pours out to you and your family.
    I have shared this on my facebook page and a NASTY letter has been sent to the producers. Please let us know if we can help any other way!

  37. Debra says:

    How can they air this legally without your consent? I would thi.nk you could sure .over this, get an injunction or something. I am very sorry for your loss and wish you the best

  38. martha reed says:

    i am so sorry for the loss of your child as my daughter was murder, and it would kill me even more if this happen to my family, i will do everything i can to help you i am sure there are alot of other people who would like their story put on NBC so why cant they respect your wishes and leave your family alone. my heart goes out to you and family if you cant get the show stop i will refuse to watch it

  39. Michael McIlvena says:

    I am still very hurt to even be reminded of this horrendous crime, and my despair still runs very deep, witnessed by my wife this morning as I started to cry as I read this story.

    I have asked myself a thousand times, why did this particular crime have such a profound effect on me, and I believe it was because of Stefanie’s smile, and the warmth and love that radiated thru her smile. Then, to have to look at the demon that was responsible for this tragic death, just deadens my soul, my being. I just wish I could turn the clock back, like it never happened, but unfortunately, that isn’t possible.

    My heart and thoughts will forever be with you Patricia, in memory of your beautiful daughter, and if there is anything I can ever do, all you have to do is ask.

    May you soar with the Angels Stefanie, forever and ever.

    God Bless you,
    Michael McIlvena

  40. Frank says:

    Sending a letter to NBC is not the most effective method of stopping this, hitting them in the money is much quicker. Contact their regular advertisers and let them know. Having a major company who buys ad-time telling them not to run the story is much more powerful.

  41. Gren says:

    I felt moved to say something, but I don’t know what to say other than you, Stefanie and your family are in the thoughts of many people who would have never known you otherwise. Every picture of Stefanie shows a beautiful soul. We are fortunate to have those in our lives. Wishing you peace and love.

  42. Sheila says:

    I did email today to NBC to request a cancellation of the show. I suggested if they wanted to find an amazing story to produce they should read your blog and look over and over again at the picture of you and your son’s. You have worked as hard as anyone ever has to be an uplifting person. I admire you immensely.

  43. Kristen says:

    I have sent an email. I hope that this gets resolved for you. Thinking of your family.

  44. Natasha says:

    Will do! Is there any way to start a petition to ensure that the murderer doesn’t get out in 2013 (I think that when she is eligible for parole)?

  45. Eric Y says:

    I have sent an email to the producer of the show. I will block NBC and all universal affiliates from being watched in our house. My children are friends with Patricia’s children. Their children and family do not need go through the additional pain that this show exploiting their loss will cause.

  46. Tara says:

    Hi Patricia,

    I read your story today and sent an e-mail to Eengel Pierre @NBC. You will be in my thoughts. You are an amazing mother :)

  47. Greg says:

    I just read about this on msn, and I have sent an email to Pierre – I hope it helps:

    Dear Pierre,

    I do not know if this is true, but according to, you are intending to produce a show that, among other things, would re-enact the death of Stefanie Rengal.

    1. Is this true?
    2. If this true, then why are you doing this? How does society or the parents of this young girl benefit from this?

    I think it is truly shameful that we live in such a graceless age that this can be allowed to happen. In my view, there is no justification, nor any real meaning to doing this other than for your own personal gain.

    Your counter-argument to this is that there is market demand for it.

    That, Pierre, would be a ‘cheap-out’.

    If you consider yourself a decent and caring human being, then please show some class and cancel any plans to produce this.
    My god, have we really degenerated to this point?

    –Greg Gerald

  48. Kristen B says:

    I’m so glad they pulled Stefanie’s story from the show!

    The email I used earlier to send my protest failed twice but then my sister heard on the news that you suggested to write on NBC’s Facebook page. I did that but then found out they had already said they wouldn’t air it!

    I knew Stefanie through a mutual friend and was at her viewing. I miss her.

    I’m glad you have this blog! I’m sure it has helped others and I hope it’s helped you!

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