The brutal 2006 murder of Blairsville dentist John Yelenic will again be featured on the small screen.

NBC’s “Dateline” is set to run a two-hour segment at 9 p.m. today, Nov. 15, titled “The Premonition,” that focuses on Yelenic’s murder and the subsequent first-degree murder conviction of state trooper Kevin Foley.

“A Pennsylvania man is convinced he has a target on his back during his messy divorce,” says NBC’s promotion for the show. “Soon after, he is found stabbed to death and his friends and family realize he was right all along in predicting his own gruesome murder. Andrea Canning reports on the case that had this small town in fear.”

Yelenic was slashed repeatedly with a knife in the fatal attack, and his head forced through a glass window at his Spring Street home.

Foley, now 54, was living with Yelenic’s estranged wife, Michele, at the time of Yelenic’s murder. Yelenic’s wife was never charged and denied any role in the crime.

Foley was convicted of first-degree murder by an Indiana County jury following a 2009 trial and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The case has been the subject of numerous television programs, including “Killer Affair,” which aired in September on Oxygen, and “Deadly Dentists,” a three-part series on Discovery that aired in 2017.

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