Fascinating, bizarre, funny and very human stories from cities across America, told through atmospheric storytelling and insightful interviews.
Judge Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret are gunned down in their Biloxi home in 1987. The investigation leads police to a prison scam, an inmate named Kirksey Nix, and Sherry's best friend Pete Halat.
Helen Vorhees Brach, candy heiress to the Brach family fortune, is linked to the deaths of a string of champion racehorses. During the investigation, police discover Brach's con-man lover, Richard Bailey, and a horse fraud ring unlike any seen before.
On a single day in 1985, two separate car bombings kill Mac Christensen and Kathy Sheets. The prime suspect? Mark Hofmann, a highly respected leader of the Mormon Church.
In 1986, multi-millionaire Stan Cohen was shot thrice in the head with his own gun as he slept in his Miami mansion. Stan had turned to an old flame for comfort, and his wife Joyce was addicted to cocaine, spending money faster than he could make it.
In 1989, Larry Volk was shot in the head after confessing he "fixed" slot machines for the American Coin Co., one of the largest slot machine providers in Nevada. The case would inevitably shake Las Vegas to its core, but he never got a chance to testify.
Nancy Dillard Lyon, a Dallas socialite, was rushed to the hospital in 1991 by her husband Richard after experiencing symptoms of a severe stomach flu. Nancy died that night. But her true cause of death: Arsenic poisoning.
In 1991, Kathy Willets exited her bedroom with Fort Lauderdale's conservative Vice Mayor, Doug Danziger. As Danziger placed money on her nightstand, Willet's husband, a sheriff's deputy, quietly narrated to a videotape recording from inside the closet.
In 1995, Charles Rathburn, a freelance photographer, invited Linda Sobek, an aspiring model, on a photo shoot. Sobek never returned and the camera was turned on Rathburn after it was discovered that he was the one who killed her.
Known as carnal crusaders, brothers Jim & Arnie Mitchell spearheaded a movement to legitimize pornography in the 1970s, creating the legendary film Behind the Green Door & the first safe sex porno. In 1991, Jim shot his brother with a high-powered rifle.
In 1992, Grady Stiles, a circus act named "Lobster Boy,' was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Take a rare look inside the intriguing world of the circus, in this disturbing case of deadly dysfunction.
A political activist mysteriously disappears after befriending a man and former convict who shared his distaste for government control. Could this man have been the killer, or could his outspoken nature have created another enemy?
In 1985, artist Ana Mendieta fell from a building while she and husband, fellow artist, Carl Andre, were fighting. Andre was arrested for the murder after it is discovered she had a desperate fear of heights and a bellman heard her pleading for her life.