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Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation
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Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation

Murder is always an uncomfortable subject, but crimes driven by hate are even more troubling. Stephen Lawrence, an 18-year-old black British man, was killed by a gang of white teenagers in a racially-motivated unprovoked attack in London, England in 1993. Incompetence, corruption and institutional racism in the police force allowed the youth’s murderers to walk […]
O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?
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O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?

O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession provides an original interview that Judith Regan conducted with O.J. Simpson a decade after he was acquitted for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. Recorded in 2006, it is said to have featured an actual ‘confession’ made by Simpson. However, there was harsh criticism of the piece at […]
Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web
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Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web explores the online black market known as Silk Road, which was launched on the dark web in 2011. Often referred to as the ‘Amazon of illegal drugs’, it was founded by a shadowy, intelligent libertarian operating under the pseudonym ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’. Raking in tens of millions […]
The Murder of Laci Peterson
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The Murder of Laci Peterson

The murder of California resident Laci Peterson and the trial of her husband Scott was a shocking case that sparked a media frenzy and rivetted the nation. As eight-month pregnant Laci went missing, the attention of her family along with law enforcement and the public slowly turned towards her husband, whose infidelity and strange behaviour […]
Last Days of Solitary
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Last Days of Solitary

Last Days of Solitary is a harrowing account of the long-lasting effects of solitary confinement on some of the most dangerous inmates in prison and why it is a struggle for them to re-assimilate into society successfully. It gives the most extensive look into the controversial practice by showing the lives of various inmates and […]
Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City reveals the horrors of the 1995 bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The perpetrator, Timothy McVeigh, detonated a truck packed with explosives in front of the building, killing 168 people and leaving 675 injured. This attack is considered the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. This […]
The Menendez Brothers: American Sons, American Murderers
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The Menendez Brothers: American Sons, American Murderers

The Menendez Brothers: American Sons, American Murderers revisits the Beverly Hills crime that shocked the nation in 1989 and the subsequent trial that condemned two brothers to life in prison for murdering their parents. When wealthy film executives Jose and Kitty Menendez were violently killed, no one suspected that their own children were the culprits. […]
The Case of JonBenét Ramsey
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The Case of JonBenét Ramsey

The Case of JonBenét Ramsey reinvestigates the unsolved murder of the 6-year-old beauty queen from Boulder, Colorado. JonBenét was found dead in her home’s basement the day after Christmas in 1996, a case that set off an intense media frenzy and captivated the nation’s attention. The documentary details the intense investigation in the days, months, […]
Beware the Slenderman
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Beware the Slenderman

Beware the Slenderman examines a 2014 stabbing in which two 12-year-old girls brutally attacked another girl in the woods. This incident drew particular attention for the connection to the Slender Man, a fictional figure popular in online horror communities. The perpetrators allegedly carried out the attack as tribute to Slender Man, a character often associated […]
The Perfect Crime: The Leopold & Loeb Trial
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The Perfect Crime: The Leopold & Loeb Trial

The disturbing story of how two wealthy and highly intelligent college students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, murdered a 14-year-old boy called Bobby Franks in 1924 in order to prove that they could commit and get away with the perfect crime. When the seemingly-unlikely killers confessed to the crime and boasted that they had committed […]
Steven Avery: Innocent Or Guilty?
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Steven Avery: Innocent Or Guilty?

Steven Avery spent almost two decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. After his exoneration, he filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit again Manitowoc County and other individuals connected to his wrongful conviction. But soon after his release he found himself behind bars again, accused and convicted of the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach […]
Soaked in Bleach
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Soaked in Bleach

In 1994, Kurt Cobain was riding on the top of the world as the creative genius behind the biggest rock band in the world. However, the singer/songwriter was notoriously full of personal demons as he struggled with depression and substance abuse. Tired of the rigors of fame and the pressure of the mainstream music industry, […]