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

Nov 19th
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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.
Nov 19th
1000a

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.
Nov 19th
1100a

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.
Nov 19th
1200p

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.
Nov 26th
900a

The Lethal Injector

In 1996, nurses and patients at the VeteranÕs Affairs Medical Center in Northampton grow concerned. It seems that wherever nurse Kristen Gilbert goes, death follows. After several patients experience inexplicable heart attacks, law enforcement begins to investigate. During the investigation, a bomb threat is received - a threat investigators link to Gilbert. Gilbert is sentenced to 15 months in jail, time investigators use to gather evidence. Despite more than forty suspicious deaths when Gilbert is on the ward, she is convicted of 3 counts of first-degree murder. In 1998 Gilbert is sentenced to life in prison
Nov 26th
1000a

The Bully Kills

On November 14, 1997, 14-year-old Reena Virk goes to a party at the Craigflower Bridge, near Victoria, Canada. It is there where her ÔfriendsÕ swarm, burn and beat her down. When she walks away, Kelly Ellard and Warren Glowatski follow her, beat her again and drown her. They are arrested a week later by Saanich Police. The unfolding coverage shocks the country due to the senseless violence of the young crowd. Almost ten years later, Kelly Ellard was convicted of second-degree murder, ending one of the most tragic chapters in Canadian history.
Nov 26th
1100a

The Monster of Miramichi

In 1989, the entire town of Miramichi is held hostage by a monster. This troubled man with a heinous past embarks on a 7-month crime spree, including brutal beatings, rape, arson and serial murder. His victims are women, both young and old. The rampage culminates in the killing of a local priest. Finally, CanadaÕs most intensive manhunt frees the people from Allan Legere, the Monster of Miramichi.
Nov 26th
1200p

The Abbotsford Killer

In 1995, terror descends upon the Bible belt community of Abbotsford, BC. An attack on two teenage girls leaves one dead and starts a 7-month siege of torment. The killer hides, phoning and taunting both police and community with details of his horrific crimes. Behind the voice is Terry Driver, a devote husband and father with a terrifying double life. His crimes change the community forever.
Dec 3rd
900a

The House Hermit

A young Vancouver woman is tied to a tree and sexually assaulted for 9 straight days just yards away from the busiest highway in Canada. A wealthy Ontario realtor and his wife are found murdered in the trunk of their car. Behind it all, a reclusive loner named David Snow. SnowÕs passion for antiques is so intense that it sends him down a violent path from which there is no turning back
Dec 3rd
1000a

The 22 Caliber Killer

When two suburban housewives are killed in their homes within a week of each other in May 1970, it leaves the rural areas surrounding Toronto in fear. Thirty years later, the murders are solved, and the man responsible is caught, thanks to the meticulous collection and preservation of DNA evidence. But there is a surprising twist - Ronald West was a Toronto police officer at the time of the murders.