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REAL MURDERS

13 REAL MURDERS

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Susan Smith

In 1994, a young mother's tearful pleas for help in solving the kidnapping of her two young sons, 2-year old Michael and 18-month old Alexander, touches the hearts of Americans and launches a manhunt. Soon, police unravel the young mother's web of lies and come to a grim conclusion: she has killed her own children. more...
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Lizzie Borden

'Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.' Or, did she? Read more about this notorious turn-of-the-century murder which remains unsolved to this very day. more...
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Johnny Stompanato

A handsome mobster and a movie queen are at the center of a scandal in Tinsel Town in the 1950s. Headlines are made when Lana Turner's lover, Johnny Stompanato, is stabbed to death in the movie star's home. The killer is the actress's own daughter, and the crime is eerily similar to one of Turner's movies! more...
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JonBenet Ramsey

A beautiful 6-year-old girl is strangled in her parents' luxury home in Colorado. Her family descends into a firestorm of police investigation, public scrutiny, and legal battles. Will the mysterious death of this childhood beauty pageant queen ever be solved? more...
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The Menendez Brothers

Two brothers, Lyle and Erik Menendez, brutally murder their wealthy parents, then live the high life before police arrest them. During their trial they claim that they killed in self defense after years of abuse by their father. The jury doesn't buy their story. Do you? more...
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Sam Sheppard

A talented and popular Ohio surgeon is convicted of the grisly murder of his pregnant wife. Despite his claims of innocence, the jury finds him guilty. After serving 10 years in prison, Sheppard's conviction is overturned. Was he guilty or innocent of murder? If he isn't the culprit, who is? more...
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The Boston Strangler

13 women are raped, strangled and murdered in Boston from 1962 to 1964. The city is paralyzed by fear. Career criminal Albert DeSalvo confesses and is later killed in prison by another inmate. Fifty years later, troublesome questions from the case remain. Did he actually commit the crimes? more...
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The Manson Family

The darkly charismatic leader of the so-called Manson Family orders members of his cult to 'destroy' the occupants of a specific house in the Hollywood Hills. The brutal murders shock the nation and earn Manson infamy and a lifetime prison sentence. more...
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Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman

Two beautiful people are slaughtered by a madman killer. Former football hero O.J. Simpson is charged with the dual homicides, but in a sensational trial that rivets the country a jury finds him not guilty. Did O.J. get away with murder? more...
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Leopold & Loeb

Two brilliant teenagers plan the perfect murder. In 1924 the headlines scream 'Crime of the Century' and celebrated attorney Clarence Darrow agrees to defend Leopold and Loeb ... but can he save his famous clients from execution? more...
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The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

In 1932 the toddler son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped. A ransom is paid. Eleven days later the child's lifeless body is found. German immigrant Richard Hauptmann is arrested, convicted and executed for the crime. He goes to his death declaring his innocence. Was he innocent? You be the judge. more...
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Jack the Ripper

More than a century after a serial killer terrorizes London in 1888, we still have no idea who he was. Five women, all of them prostitutes, are savagely mutilated and murdered. Will we ever learn the identity of one of history's most notorious and vicious killers? more...
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The Black Dahlia

A 22-year old Hollywood hopeful, Elizabeth Short, is gruesomely murdered in 1947. Her body is severed and drained of blood. She is christened 'The Black Dahlia' in the press, and the crime has fascinated the public ever since. more...