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 25th
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.
Sep 25th
100p

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
Sep 25th
200p

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
Sep 25th
300p

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.
Oct 2nd
1200p

The Killer Handyman

A man who was once accepted into a small Quebec community and commonly referred to as Bill lÕAnglais turns out to be a murderer, whose crimes cover nearly twenty years. When he makes four trips from Barrie, ON to Montreal, QC in the fall of 1999 in an accelerating frenzy of rape and murder, he leaves behind a single fingerprint. Through skillful police work and intense surveillance, the police are able to catch their killer in the process of disposing incriminating evidence.
Oct 2nd
100p

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.
Oct 2nd
200p

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.
Oct 2nd
300p

The Wells Grey Gunman

In August of 1982, six members of the Bentley/Johnson family disappear in the Wells Grey National Park without a trace. Over a month later, the burned out Johnson vehicle is found with the remains of all six family members burnt beyond recognition inside. A massive manhunt for the killer begins, finally ending with a local man, David Shearing confessing to the crimes.
Oct 9th
1200p

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.
Oct 9th
100p

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.