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

May 21st
100p

Richard Ramirez: The Nightstalker

In 1985, a brutal killer had southern californians fearing for their lives. Richard ramirez, known as “the night stalker”, entered homes in the dead of night to terrorize the people inside. After six months and 14 murders, ramirez was chased and beaten by a gang of citizens and finally arrested for his horrendous crimes.
May 22nd
100p

Dean Corll: The Candy Man

On august 8, 1973, police in pasadena, texas received a phone call from a young man who had just committed murder. He claims that his victim, dean corll, was going to kill him just like he had done to so many others. Over the next 3 days, police will uncover the bodies of 27 boys who had all mysteriously disappeared. The most shocking part of the story, corll’s killer was also his accomplice.
May 23rd
100p

The Blacktown Boys

When the body of a local beauty queen is found in a farmer’s field near sydney, australia, the entire country is riveted. Eyewitness accounts lead to john travers, an out of control kid leading a notorious gang that terrorized the area. Police work tirelessly on the case, wrapping up their investigation with multiple raids to bring in the loathsome crew.
May 24th
100p

The Btk Strangler

In 1974, a man identifying himself as the btk (bind, torture, kill) strangler started a killing spree in kansas spanning the next two decades. He managed to kill ten people while eluding an intense manhunt by police. After a 13-year lull, he reemerged in 2004 through a disturbing letter to the media, that ultimately lead to his capture a year later.
May 25th
100p

The Menthol Murderer

A week-long search for a missing 10-yr-old indiana girl ends sadly with her body being discovered in a nearby stream. The ensuing investigation puts police through the wringer as they are misled by false confessions and stories of secret meth labs. Dna evidence eventually pins the crime on anthony stockelman and the community is finally able to achieve justice.
May 29th
100p

The Happy Face Killer

A common-law couple was found guilty of the 1990 rape and murder of taunja bennett near portland, oregon. However, a letter signed with a happy face sent to a portland newspaper claimed responsibility for the murder of taunja and others. The happy face letter remained a mystery until keith jesperson was arrested on an unrelated murder charge. Investigators unraveled the truth, convicted jesperson of taunja’s murder, and freed the wrongfully convicted couple.
May 30th
100p

The Abducted Atheists

American atheist madalyn murray o'hair and her family vanished in august 1995, leaving behind an ominous note claiming a family emergency. When the irs started looking for some of the organization’s missing money, they instead found a former employee with the motive to commit murder. Fellow atheist david waters was convicted and the complex case was finally put to rest.
May 31st
100p

The Silent Sniper

In march 1992 claude hawkins was shot dead while he was fishing in coshocton county, ohio. Investigators found no evidence at the crime scene, but hawkins' murder mirrored multiple deaths in other nearby counties and a psychological profile pointed to thomas lee dillon as a suspect. Police arrested dillon on firearms charges, giving authorities time to gather enough evidence to charge him with the murders that had plagued the community.
Jun 1st
100p

The Arbitraiy Assassins

In november 1996, raymond collin went missing in his hometown of timmins, ontario. The discovery of his body days later in a snow-covered truck in downtown timmins led police to an assortment of possible suspects. However, police picked up the trail of the killers following another murder in southern ontario. The co-operation of two ontario police departments led to the arrest and conviction of robin graves and wayne jones.
Jun 4th
100p

Richard Ramirez: The Nightstalker

In 1985, a brutal killer had southern californians fearing for their lives. Richard ramirez, known as “the night stalker”, entered homes in the dead of night to terrorize the people inside. After six months and 14 murders, ramirez was chased and beaten by a gang of citizens and finally arrested for his horrendous crimes.