Monday, June 4th, 2012
s1e1: The Poughkeepsie Killer
Kendall Francois is a john who frequents the Poughkeepsie, NY streets where he lives. For over two years, he picks up and murders eight prostitutes and is only discovered when the would-be ninth victim escapes and reports him to police. Over a two year period, eight women disappear from Poughkeepsie, NY. All of the women are prostitutes who work in the area. Several suspects come to light, but no evidence can ever be connected to them. Then in September 1998, a prostitute tells police that Kendall Francois tried to kill her. He had been questioned previously but said nothing incriminating and even passed a lie-detector test. When he finally confesses, a search of his home reveals eight bodies.
Monday, June 11th, 2012
s1e2: The Perverted Preacher
When Arletha Hopkins learns that her husband is abusing her daughter she kicks him out. He exacts revenge by killing her and forcing the girl to help hide the body. No one finds out till years later when she becomes pregnant and the story spills out. Anthony Hopkins is a traveling preacher in Mobile, Alabama. Left with eight children to raise after his wife purportedly leaves him, he tells his congregation that she died giving birth. But it's not as it seems ? Hopkins was forcing his stepdaughter to engage in sexual acts. When his wife finds out, he kills her and forces his stepdaughter to help him conceal the body. No one finds out until years later, when the girl becomes pregnant with his child and the harrowing story spills out.
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
s1e3: The Killing Cousins
Profiling serial killer and rapist David Alan Gore and his accomplice, his cousin Fred Waterfield.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
s1e4: The Love Slave Murders
The heinous crimes of Gerald and Charlene Gallego, a married pair of serial killers, are detailed.
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
s1e5: Friendly Fire
Career criminal Gary Evans is suspected to be behind the disappearance of one of his former associates. After an intense manhunt, Evans is apprehended in Vermont and confesses to a life filled with crime and killing, with five murders to his credit. Gary Evans makes his living robbing antique stores throughout New York State and is well known by police in the area. After two years of having no contact with him, police are thrust back onto his path in late 1997 ? a path that is littered with bodies of his former associates and a few store owners who didn't get out of the way fast enough. Evans is eventually captured and confesses to the murders before killing himself, having never been prosecuted.
Monday, July 9th, 2012
s1e6: A Deadly Divorcee
Elizabeth Gatenby's mother is in the process of divorcing unsuspecting husband, Bruce Firman. In an elaborate plan to ensure her mother gets everything, Elizabeth hires her son and another young man to murder Bruce. Bruce Firman is found dead in his garage by soon to be ex-wife, Margaret Benesch, and her daughter, Elizabeth Gatenby. Suspicion immediately falls on Benesch ? as the sole heir in Firman's will, she is entitled to receive everything, but produces a rock-solid alibi. When investigators dust Gatenby's rental car for fingerprints, one match those of a 17-year-old teenager. He said he'd been hired to kill Firman by Gatenby's son, Byron, who confesses that his mother planned it all.
Monday, July 16th, 2012
s1e7: The Campus Killer
In 1980, Jamie Kellum kills college friend, Katherine Foster, in a fit of jealous rage. Two decades later, Kellum, now Jamie Letson, tells her AA sponsor of her crimes, leading police to make an arrest in a 20 year old case. The body of Katherine Foster is discovered at the University of Alabama. A student reports hearing gunshots the night before she was found, leading police to conclude that Foster was shot and left in the woods. Suspicion falls on a campus security guard, an apparent suicide who was obsessed with Foster's murder. The guard is cleared and the case goes cold for two decades before a whispered confession to an AA sponsor leads police to arrest and convict Jamie Letson, a friend of Katherine's.
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
s1e8: The Bad-Tempered Boyfriend
Erin Chorney is missing for over a year. Police suspect her boyfriend but have no evidence. In an elaborate sting operation, police officers convince Chorney's killer to tell them how he strangled her to death. 18 year old Erin Chorney goes missing. Investigators immediately suspect her abusive boyfriend, Michael Bridges, but do not have enough evidence to arrest him. Over a year later, they turn to police for help. Officers go undercover as figures in charge of a powerful criminal organization. They tell Bridges that if he comes clean about his past, they will be able to trust him to join their association. When Bridges confesses to murdering Chorney, police move in and finally get their man.
Monday, July 30th, 2012
s1e9: The Woodchipper Killer
The 1986 murder of Helle Crafts is discussed.
Monday, August 6th, 2012
s1e10: The Woeful Widow
Stacey Castor poisons her first husband with antifreeze and gets away with it. She is only caught after killing her second husband the same way and attempting to murder her daughter and frame her for both deaths. Investigators find David Castor dead with a glass of bright green liquid nearby. His wife Stacey's fingerprints are on the glass and police locate a turkey baster in the garbage with David's DNA on the tip. They suspect Castor poisoned her husband. As evidence against her mounts, her daughter Ashley is found unconscious with a note proclaiming she killed David. Upon Ashley's recovery, Stacey is found to have poisoned both of them ? and her first husband too.
Monday, August 13th, 2012
s1e11: The Cabbie Killer
Police find five bodies of young women, all strangled with a particular slipknot. Eventually they tie Paul Durousseau to the murders through DNA samples, fibre analysis, and phone records from the cab he drove. Nikia Shanell Kilpatrick, 19, is found bound and strangled with a cord in her Jacksonville, Florida apartment. Within a month, three more bodies are discovered and attributed to the same killer, each found strangled with a cord fashioned into a peculiar slipknot. Police begin to find links - including DNA samples, fiber analysis, and cab and cell phone records ? connecting taxi driver Paul Durousseau to the murders. He is eventually convicted of five counts of first-degree murder.
Monday, August 20th, 2012
s1e12: The Insidious In-law
Greg Markwardt kills his sister-in-law, Kathy Odom, in 1987. He remains free for nearly two decades, but new DNA techniques allow a lamp cord from the scene to be tested, proving his DNA to be a match and forcing his arrest and subsequent conviction. In 1987, Kathy Odom is found stabbed to death in her home. There are several signs suggesting that she knew her attacker, but detectives cannot make an arrest. Years later, a new technique is developed that allows DNA to be collected from items used in a murder. The lamp cord that was tied to Odom's wrist is subsequently tested for DNA. Her brother-in-law, Greg Markwardt, turns out to be a match for the profile and after fifteen years, is arrested for the murder of Kathy Odom.
Monday, August 27th, 2012
s1e13: Candy Man
The crimes of serial killer Dean Corll are detailed.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012
s1e14: Yosemite Park Murder
The crimes of Cary Stayner, who killed four women near Yosemite National Park, are recounted.
Monday, September 10th, 2012
s1e15: A Deadly Disappearance
Police find a stolen, blood-stained SUV across from missing Susan McFarland's home. Evidence links both a suspicious man and her husband, Richard, to it. When police finally find Susan's body, they tie it to Richard via a left-behind candy wrapper.
Monday, September 17th, 2012
s1e16: The Wilderness Murders
A 1979 double-murder case unfolds.
Monday, September 24th, 2012
The crimes of a serial killer called the Night Stalker are detailed.
Monday, October 1st, 2012
s1e18: The Menthol Murderer
Police find the body of a missing 10-year-old girl in a stream; DNA evidence is used to find the killer.
Monday, October 8th, 2012
s1e19: The Missing Mom
Police turn their attention to a husband after he reports his wife missing.
Monday, October 15th, 2012
s1e20: The Blacktown Boys
A beauty queen's body is found in a field near Sydney Australia; the accounts of eyewitnesses point to a local gang leader.
Monday, October 15th, 2012
s1e21: Terror by Text
The wife of a pastor is found murdered in her bed; a text message shows that the pastor was having an affair with his nanny.
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
s1e22: The Silent Sniper
In Ohio, Claude Hawkins is shot to death while fishing; his murder is similar to deaths in nearby counties.
Monday, October 29th, 2012
s1e23: Doctor of Death
The death of a patient of a respected neurologist raises suspicion; an autopsy show the man died of natural causes
Monday, November 5th, 2012
s1e24: The Laser Man
A man shoots immigrants on the streets of Stockholm, Sweden, using a laser-guided rifle.
Monday, December 12th, 2011
s1e25: The Happy Face Killer
A couple is found guilty of the rape and murder of Taunja Bennett until a letter signed with a happy face confessing to the crime is sent to a Portland newspaper.
Monday, November 19th, 2012
s1e26: The Slave Master
Several women from Kansas City go missing after going to Missouri to meet a man they met online.
Monday, November 26th, 2012
s1e27: The Abducted Atheist
Atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair vanished in 1995 with her family leaving a sinister note claiming a family emergency.