Dominick Dunne

Dominick Dunne

About the show

No one knows the dark side of the rich and famous better than Dominick Dunne. The consummate insider and relentless crusader, Dunne chronicles the arrogance that leads the rich to believe they are above the law. A best-selling author and celebrated columnist for Vanity Fair, Dunne will rivet you with his selection of notorious cases that uncover the lowest depths of high society.

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Upcoming episodes

Jan 23rd
900a

The Trophy Wife and the Tennis Pro

Werner Hartmann was the “Stereo King of Chicago.” He had built a retail empire and had the lifestyle to match. But one night his wife returns to their mansion and discovers her husband’s bloody body on the floor of the master bath. She races to the police station and tells the detective on duty: “My husband...I think its suicide. His body’s covered with blood in the bathroom....” When investigators get to the house, they see that Werner Hartmann had taken a dozen shots above the waist from a Mac 10 machine pistol. They would also learn that Hartmann’s life in the months leading up to the murder was a mess.
Jan 23rd
1000a

Shoot-Out In Bel-Air

In a Sunset Boulevard mansion in Bel Air, millionaire Henry Harrison Kyle, the president of Four Star International, a television-and-movie-production firm, is found fatally shot in the back. Kyle’s 22 year old son Ricky has a history of problems and immediately becomes the focus of the murder investigation. While he claims that an intruder killed his father, witnesses say that Ricky had confided in them about a longstanding desire to kill his father, who was alleged to have been physically and mentally abusive to his son. The prosecution argued that Ricky was consumed with hatred for his father and greed for his fortune, and that, fearing that he was about to be disinherited he plotted the ruse of the prowler.
Jan 23rd
1100a

Mystery In the Mountains

Bonnie Hood, the owner of a mountain resort in California, is murdered and the investigation centers on her husband, millionaire real estate developer, James Hood. Despite a strong motive, Hood is never charged with anything because his alibi checks out and Bruce Beauchamp, the alleged hit man convinces the court that he did not kill Bonnie. A couple of years later, Beauchamp turns up dead and this time Hood has some real explaining to do.
Jan 30th
900a

Deception In Dallas

In October 1983, police find 30 yr old Rozanne Gailiunas murdered in her upscale Dallas home. Investigators sift through evidence and refusing to let the case go cold. Dominick Dunne leads you through this remarkable story that starts with a seedy murder-for-hire plot and ends with an international manhunt that culminates on the French Riviera.
Jan 30th
1000a

Heiress and the Hit Man, The

When investigators in Phoenix find socialite Jeanne Tovrea dead in her home, they immediately suspect her stepson, Happy. It’s well known he despised Jeanne for marrying his father, cattle baron Ed Tovrea, and receiving most of the family fortune after his death. But police can find no hard evidence linking Happy to the crime. Severn years later, an anonymous caller breaks the case wide-open fingering a former business partner of Happy’s as one of the killers at the scene. Prosecutors manage to convict him, but he refused to betray happy- who is free to enjoy his inheritance to this day.
Jan 30th
1100a

Biloxi Confidential

Before Hurricane Katrina, the gangland-style murder of Vincent and Margaret Sherry ­ a state judge and his politician wife - was the biggest news to hit Biloxi, MS and the Gulf Coast. Detectives soon suspect the involvement of an underground network of criminals known as the Dixie Mafia. But the investigation takes a more surprising turn when rumors surface that the Mayor of Biloxi was involved. Years of intense investigating reveal a million dollar phone scam run by Angola prisoners and its secret ties to Biloxi’s most powerful figures.
Feb 3rd
500p

The Candy Scandal

Candy Mossler may have been born on a modest farm in Georgia, but that didn't prevent this sweet-talking siren from working her way up to marry millionaire banking magnate, Jacques Mossler. They seemed to be the ideal couple until Candy engaged her nephew, Melvin, in a steamy affair. When Jacques was found dead months later, Candy and Melvin were quickly id'ed as suspects and arrested, causing an unprecedented media circus. The hard evidence clearly pointed to Candy and her nephew, but with their legendary defense attorney Percy Foreman, the two were acquitted.
Feb 4th
500p

Over the Edge

On a May evening in 1998, the seemingly idyllic marriage of a wealthy Lake Tahoe couple, Peter and Rinette Bergna, ended in a tangled crush of metal when their truck crashed through a guardrail and plunged down a mountainside. Peter miraculously escaped serious injury, but Rinette was found crushed to death. While Peter called it a tragic accident, investigators called it a brutal, premeditated crime and spent two and a half years building their case against Bergna, whom they believed was a cunning, cold-blooded killer.
Feb 5th
500p

Family Plot

In 1992, Kristi Koslow was living the high life: a pretty high school senior with a tennis-star boyfriend living in a tony suburb of Fort Worth, TX. But when her wealthy father Jack married Dallas socialite Caren Courtney, Kristi’s strained relationship with her dad went from bad to worse. Then one evening, two men entered the Koslow’s home and attacked the couple. Caren was killed during the attack, but Jack managed to survive and call 911. Suspicion immediately pointed to Jack, but police got a break when a tip led them to the most unlikely suspect: Kristi Koslow. Kristi had offered her boyfriend, Brian Salter, and friend Jeffrey Dillingham, $1 million apiece to murder her father and stepmother. Kristi handed them a floor plan and the alarm code, sat back and waited to collect on her $12 million inheritance. All three were tried and convicted. Koslow and Salter are both serving life sentences. Dillingham was executed in 2000.
Feb 6th
500p

Deadly Delivery

It looks like a simple robbery gone horribly wrong when Donald and Marsha Levine are found dead inside their Munster, Indiana Mansion. But why then did the "robbers" leave the Levine's only son, Mark, alive? And why was Mark blaming the murder on his shady Uncle Robert? There are skeletons in most family's closets, but investigators soon discover that the Levine's are harboring a whole graveyard full in theirs.