Crime Stories

Crime Stories

About the show

This investigative series takes the viewers behind the scenes with those who record crime investigations up close - on film, on paper, and on tape. Along with police officers, the family and friends of the victims, defense lawyers and prosecutors share their recollections of the crimes and their consequences.  These first-hand accounts, coupled with dramatic re-enactments, news footage, clippings and photographs paint a comprehensive picture of the grim truth. 

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Upcoming episodes

Oct 28th
700a

The Tattoo Man

A weeklong crime spree began with the murder of a young woman, found naked, stabbed and strangled in the closet of an abandoned apartment in London, Ontario. Then, a Toronto man was found murdered in a parking garage, bludgeoned to death with a pipe. Now on the run and headed into rural Ontario, Peter John Peters embarked on a desperate journey of abduction, rape, and robbery in an attempt to fuel his escape. It is the skill of five police services that bring this man to a halt near Sault Ste. Marie, ending his reign of terror over Ontario.
Oct 28th
800a

The Conservative Killer

In 1983 the ex-wife of Cabinet Minister Colin Thatcher is found brutally murdered in her garage. Police have their suspect, but pointing the finger at powerful politician Colin Thatcher is dangerous business. Through intense interrogations and a brilliant sting operation, police gather the evidence they need to shake the halls of power and bring the killer to justice.
Oct 29th
700a

The Homicidal Drifter

Spring 1998. In the city of Moncton, New Brunswick police discover the bodies of Joan Hicks and her 11-year-old daughter, Nina Ð both brutally murdered late in the night. That same day, an eyewitness account prompts police to arrest Michael Wayne McGray for the heinous crime. However the real investigation soon uncovers the depths of Michael McGrayÕs twisted mind, revealing a nation-wide killing spree that spanned more than a decade.
Oct 29th
800a

The Casebook Rapist

An international student is found raped and murdered in the bathroom of her high-rise apartment. Police on the scene have few concrete leads, but painstaking fingerprint analysis finally connects a Malaysian bodybuilder named Tien Poh Su to the crime scene. To bolster the circumstantial evidence, police pursue an elaborate undercover operation to get the blood sample they need to convict a rapist who practices crime Ôby the bookÕ.
Oct 30th
700a

The Victoria Day Shooter

On a single rain-soaked night during the Victoria Day weekend, police are called to the scene of three very similar crimes. Three sex-workers found dead only blocks away from each other, and each of them shot in the head execution style. Fear of a serial killer shakes the community. Police have few clues to go on, and rely on hypnosis to bring about an image from the only eyewitness. The image produced points police in the direction of the most unlikely of suspects, Marcello Palma.
Oct 30th
800a

The Bedroom Strangler

Women are being attacked in their beds at night. At each crime scene police find no trace of forced entry and are baffled as to how this intruder is gaining access to apartments sometimes more than 15 stories up. Unraveling the killerÕs modus operandi and eyewitness accounts lead detectives to Russell Johnson Ð a handsome and well-built man who actually scales apartment balconies to find his victims. Pressured into a hasty and premature arrest, detectives must gain the evidence they need from the killers unstable mind, otherwise this balcony climber could walk free to hunt again.