I have watched a few of these shows, one recently where it seemed law enforcement, prosecutors and everyone railroaded this young man. It made me very angry, as he at the very least had a right for a new trial.
But this James, wow.....this is one guy who should never ever ever get out. Configdotsys's post said it all. Well done.
That father was as you said truly creepy and he scared the hell out of me.
Very tragic story and it may not be nice, but I hope something horrible happens to that father.