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

Sep 21st
700a

The Elderly Executioners

Multiple murders in rural communities are always a shocking occurrence, but never more so than in Livingston County, Missouri in the late 1980Õs. Ray and Faye Copeland, an elderly farmer and his wife, would become AmericaÕs oldest couple on death row when a simple livestock scam escalated into murder.
Sep 21st
800a

The Homicidal Handyman

In Sacramento in the mid 1980Õs, a ruthless killer was making his way through the fringe community of Oak Park. Behind him, he left a trail of victims, stuffed in closets, hidden under debris and even buried alive. Handyman Morris Solomon was eventually captured and sentenced to death for these crimes.
Sep 22nd
700a

The Boardinghouse Killer

Dorothea Puente spent much of the 1980Õs providing shelter for the elderly and infirm in her Sacramento boardinghouse. It wasnÕt until the first body was found in her backyard that authorities realized Dorothea was not the sweet old woman she first appeared to be.
Sep 22nd
800a

The Human Hunter

Like many Alaskans, bakery owner Robert C. Hansen was known for his hunting abilities. In the early 1980Õs, however, his taste for hunting took a sinister turn. A growing list of missing persons and the discovery of two dead bodies led the police to begin the search for a killer who raped his victims before turning them loose and hunting them down like animals
Sep 23rd
700a

The Railcar Killer

One of the most intensive manhunts in the history of Texas took place over the summer of 1999 when brutal serial killer Angel Resendez Ramirez was on the loose. Riding the rails eastward and driving the vehicles of his victims back west, Resendez terrorized railroad communities all across America before finally surrendering to police.
Sep 23rd
800a

Girls Just Wanna Be Found

Cindy Zarzycki is 13 years old when she goes missing on her way to a Detroit ice cream store. Considered a runaway, Cindy remains just another missing child on a milk carton until Detective Derek ÒMacÓ McLaughlin receives her file nine years later. Teaming up with Jen Liebow, a fresh-faced intern, Mac revisits every single clue to identify Arthur Ream, father of CindyÕs boyfriend Scott, as his prime suspect. With dogged determination and superb investigative skills, Mac and Jen discover new and conclusive evidence Ð enough to convict the killer. Arthur Ream is sentenced to life in prison twenty-two years after CindyÕs disappearance.
Sep 24th
700a

The Long Stemmed Killer

Just hours before her divorce hearing, Atlanta socialite Lita McClinton opens her front door for a flower delivery. The deliveryman, a small time hood named Tony Harwood, hands her a box of roses and then shoots her dead. Detective Welcome Harris - and most of AtlantaÕs elite - suspect LitaÕs estranged husband, millionaire Jim Sullivan, of orchestrating the murder. After a 19 year investigation, one guilty hit-manÕs confession and an international manhunt, Sullivan is finally found guilty of her contract killing.
Sep 24th
800a

The Russians are Killing

ItÕs just another meeting for Los Angeles real estate developer Meyer Muscatel. Unfortunately Muscatel meets with Iouri Mikhel, a Russian immigrant with murderous intent. A week later, MuscatelÕs body is found floating in a northern California lake. Mikhel masterminds a kidnap-for-ransom scheme, and he and his crew kill and dump four more victims. With a storyline that includes a bank account in Abu Dhabi and a mysterious Moscow middleman, the case is solved by FBI agents Lour Perez and Jim Davidson and prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Robert Dugdale. Mikhel and his co-conspirator Jurijus Kadamovas are convicted of five cold-blooded, ruthless murders and, in 2007, are sentenced to death.
Sep 25th
700a

A Way with Murder

Nancy, David and Susan Spangler are found shot to death in their home - the brutal slaughter is deemed a murder suicide. Over the next fifteen years, two more Spangler spouses, Sharon and Donna die in similarly suspicious circumstances. After an exhaustive investigation by numerous agencies, authorities finally get a confession from psychopath Robert Spangler as he reveals his role as a serial spousal killer.
Sep 25th
800a

The Killer Schoolboys

The brutally beaten body of First Nations sex trade worker Pamela George is discovered on a cold spring morning just outside Regina, Saskatchewan. Initial investigators focus on men known as Ôbad tricksÕ, but three weeks later, new information changes the direction of the investigation. Popular university students Steven Kummerfield and Alexander Ternowetsky, white boys from successful families, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ms. George. They are ultimately convicted of manslaughter in a sensational case that divides the public along racial lines.