Holiday Homicide: On Thanksgiving night, two boys watch their mother get shot by a stranger in their car

This season, Oxygen's holiday special, documents stories of tragedy that struck families during the holidays, with firsthand accounts from people who had friends or family members killed during the joyous time.


                            Holiday Homicide: On Thanksgiving night, two boys watch their mother get shot by a stranger in their car
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As the holiday season rolls in, Oxygen has got you all set up to make sure you get your true crime fix. This season, Oxygen's holiday special, documents stories of tragedy that struck families during the holidays, with firsthand accounts from people who had friends or family members killed during the joyous time.

The season premiere, 'Thanksgiving Terror', deals with the tragic case of a Georgia mother who is shot to death in front of her two children, aged 6 and 8, on Thanksgiving 1992. The baffling story is that of Sara Ambrusko Tokars, a marketing professional everyone seemed to love. She was active with the church, had two beautiful children with her husband of 7 years who was a prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. To everyone who had met them, they were a happy couple. 

On Thanksgiving Day, as she was returning from her parent's home in Florida with her two kids, an unidentified man brandished a gun at the three in their driveway and led her to a dark, lonely Atlanta highway before shooting her in the head.

Her husband was in Alabama at the time meeting a client - seemingly unaware of the tragedy that had struck his family. The boys had seen their mother die in the driving seat, her blood splattered inside the car. 

It seemed like a robbery gone wrong and a random act of violence at first. But, nothing was taken from the home. Moreover, they lived in an affluent suburban neighborhood - an unlikely target. When the investigators dug deeper, what they found not only shook the family but also the community in East Cobb, Georgia. Her killer was someone close to home - someone, no one would have ever suspected. 

One of the most shocking cases of the time, this story will have you sitting at the edge of the seat. 

The premiere episode, 'Thanksgiving Terror' airs Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm ET/PT on Oxygen. 

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