In 1996, Terri Gilbert heard someone trying to enter her house. Frightened, she grabbed a gun and ran to the basement. Claiming self-defense, Terri shot the intruder three times, evidently killing her husband Gene, a philanderer and attorney.
Former cop and Playboy bunny, Laurie Bembenek, was charged with murdering Christine Schultz, her husband's ex-wife.
When a mother of two is murdered, her family becomes convinced that her husband, a lawyer, is responsible. But many in Atlanta cannot believe that the former prosecutor and part-time judge is involved.
In 1974, six members of the DeFeo family were murdered in their home in Amityville, New York, by the oldest DeFeo son, as they slept. The next family to move into the house claimed to experience a series of bizarre, supernatural events.
In order to get her daughter on the high school cheerleading squad, Texas mother Wanda Holloway hires a hitman to kill another cheerleader and the mother of her daughter's rival. Features an interview with Verna Heath, the mother targeted for death.
A Texas judge who liked to throw the book at drug dealers is murdered, and the hitman suspected of doing the job is Charles Harrelson, father of actor Woody Harrelson.
Bitter divorce proceedings between airline pilots Holly and Mike Mullins came to a sudden end when Holly's body was found dead in a burned-out van. Mike would eventually go on trial for murder, while the city of Memphis awaited the verdict.
Conservative televangelist George Crossley is upset that Disney has expanded insurance benefits to same-sex partners. In 1994, the preacher has an affair with the ex-wife of a rival minister, whom he is arrested and charged for conspiring to murder.
Derek and Nancy Haysom were attacked in their home--he was stabbed 39 times; she was nearly decapitated. The murders of the prominent couple caused residents to fear a possible serial killer--but police had another suspicion, one much closer to home.
On Easter Sunday, 1992, Dana Ewell stood to inherit millions when his father was found dead. But the ambitious son of this wealthy family was instead soon charged with masterminding the murders of his own father, mother and sister.
In 1988, Barbara Stager shot and killed her husband Russell, a popular high school teacher and baseball coach, in the head. She claims it was an accident, but her history reveals that her first husband also died of an accidental gunshot wound.
In 1978, serial rapist Frederick "Kevin" Coe, known as the South Hill Rapist, began terrorizing the quiet, family-friendly city of Spokane, Washington.
In the 1980s, Miami was perhaps America's hippest city. But the murder of wealthy Miami boat builder Don Aronow put the spotlight on the city's drug culture. And for years, Aronow's murder remained one of South Florida's most notorious mysteries.
Sabato "Sabino" Raia, a tavern owner, shoots three men who had assaulted him at work and followed him home. He claims it was in self-defense, but the community is surprised when he is charged with murder.