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

Jan 28th
900a

The Yosemite Park Murderer

On valentine's day weekend 1999, three tourists from yosemite national park disappeared and were found murdered a month later. At the time, handyman cary stayner was questioned but released due to lack of evidence. However, when another missing woman was found dead in yosemite park, authorities were able to pin stayner with all four murders.
Jan 28th
1000a

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.
Jan 28th
1100a

Doctor of Death

When emergency services arrived at the office of respected neurologist richard boggs following the report of a patient's death, they had their suspicions regarding the circumstances, but an autopsy found that the man died of natural causes. A few months later, after a million-dollar payout on the man's life insurance, a diligent insurance agent noticed an irregularity that ultimately caused california authorities to get to the bottom of the twisted case. In the end, three men, including the “dead” patient, were found guilty of murdering an innocent man for insurance money.
Jan 28th
1200p

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.
Feb 4th
900a

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.
Feb 4th
1000a

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.
Feb 4th
1100a

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.
Feb 4th
1200p

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.
Feb 11th
900a

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.
Feb 11th
1000a

The Kids with the Hollywood Haircut

After confessing to the brutal murder of Clarence Pellet in Shelby, Montana, Frank Dryman, a mysterious hitchhiker, is sentenced to hang. DrymanÕs verdict attracts considerable attention and the public outcry results in DrymanÕs penalty being reduced to life behind bars. After serving 18 years Dryman is paroled but disappears in 1971. In 2009, discovering that Dryman is alive and still at large, victim Clarence PellettÕs grandson Clem finally sees justice done.