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 24th
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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.
Sep 24th
1000a

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.
Sep 24th
1100a

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.
Sep 24th
1200p

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 1st
900a

The Elusive Rapist

In the winter of 1968, the prairie city of Saskatoon is ravaged by a string of savage rapes. A few months later, fears are bolstered when a young nurse is found raped and murdered in an alley near her home. Police attention is brought to a young man named David Milgaard - the evidence on him is thin, but the court finds him guilty. After spending nearly 20 years in prison, David continues to plead his innocence. Through the undying faith of his mother, the real killer is slowly discovered to be a man named Larry Fisher. Approaching the turn of the century new DNA technologies finally exonerate David and plant the real killer, Larry Fisher, behind bars for life.
Oct 1st
1000a

The Butcher of St. Eustache

Near Montreal, a husband comes home from work and finds his wife bound, gagged and shot in the head. There is no evidence of sexual assault or theft and police are left without a lead to go on. Some years later, police are called out to a crime scene very similar to the scene four years earlier, but this time they find that the killer has stolen the victimÕs bankcard. They trace the card to a convenience store and by ingeniously matching the security camera to the bank records detectives acquire an image of their prime suspect. Police quickly locate and arrest the man who promptly admits to both murders as well as the murder of a woman gone missing 7 years earlier.
Oct 1st
1100a

The Boogeyman

On a rainy night in Edmonton, Alberta police are called to a trucking yard where the body of a 6-year-old girl laying face down in the mud rattles the most seasoned homicide detectives. Few clues are left at the crime scene, and a mysterious marking left in the soft ground is the only lead that police have to follow. The city residents are overcome with fear for their children, which prompt an immense response of tips from across the province. However, despite the thousands of tips and leads that are processed, the investigation enters its 10th year, and the police are no closer to finding the killer. Finally, an officer unexpectedly finds the one clue that ties a man by the name of Clifford Sleigh to the crime committed almost a decade earlier. Revolutionary DNA analysis conclusively determines that he is the Boogeyman that police have been searching for.
Oct 1st
1200p

The Murderous Mastermind

In downtown Edmonton, a prominent business owner is found shot to death in his business. Police on the scene discover several suspicious clues, leading them to suspect a hired assassin from somewhere in Europe. However, revolutionary finger printing technology links Keith Latta, the victimÕs business partner to the crime. The discovery of a $75000 insurance policy bolsters it further. When questioned about his involvement Keith creates an elaborate story to explain his innocence. At the same time, new evidence is discovered which ties Keith even closer to the crime. Once again Keith changes his story, but by now the evidence is too hard and damning.
Oct 8th
900a

The Roaming Rapist

For three weeks in May of 1994, a brutal killer had a nation on edge. A bloody spree of rapes, kidnappings, and murders resulted in the deaths of six Oklahoma residents, including a local radio personality and an elderly widower. Gary Alan Walker, an emotionally disturbed ex-convict, was eventually captured and executed for these crimes.
Oct 8th
1000a

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.