Great Crimes and Trials

Great Crimes and Trials

Discover the extraordinary stories behind the greatest crimes and trials in recent memory. The true stories have been carefully researched and reconstructed with actual archival footage of cases that have become almost legendary.
26 Episodes
Great Crimes and Trials - The BTK Killer

The BTK Killer

In June 2005, Dennis Lynn Rader appears in court. He works as an enforcement officer for the local authority, is a boy-scout leader and a prominent member of the Lutheran church. Then he's accused of the brutal murder of 10 people.
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Great Crimes and Trials - The Case of Amanda Knox

The Case of Amanda Knox

When a British student is found murdered in Italy, Police turn their attention to her housemate and her boyfriend in a trial that gripped the world.
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Great Crimes and Trials - A Very Dangerous Game

A Very Dangerous Game

Rising NFL star Rae Carruth's girlfriend is shot in a drive-by shooting and implicates him before dying. Rae goes on the run and search is launched.
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Great Crimes and Trials - Murder on Cape Cod

Murder on Cape Cod

Cape Cod, is a place where people go to escape the grind of city life. Few could imagine anything really horrible happening in such an idyllic place. However, on January 26, 2002, perceptions are drastically altered.
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Great Crimes and Trials - Death of a Mail Order Bride

Death of a Mail Order Bride

A devoted mother Nina Sharanova, disappears in mysterious circumstances in Oakland, California. The last time she's seen alive is just before she drops off her children at the home of her ex-husband, Hans Reiser. Police suspect he may be involved.
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Great Crimes and Trials - The Man Who Ate The Evidence

The Man Who Ate The Evidence

In 1996 a ten year old boy, Zachary Ramsay, disappears on his way to school. The police suspect Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was a known paedophile from Massachusetts but with no hard evidence, they can do nothing.
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Great Crimes and Trials - The Beast of Notting Hill

The Beast of Notting Hill

Australian heiress Janie Shepherd goes missing from a smart area of London. One policeman's intuition leads him to suspect David Lashley, a known rapist, of abducting her, but before he can be questioned, Lashley is convicted of a different attack.
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Great Crimes and Trials - The Kennedy Connection

The Kennedy Connection

Sixteen years after Martha Moxley is found dead in an exclusive New York suburb, her neighbour is brought to trial after new evidence is uncovered.
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Great Crimes and Trials - Murder on the Mountain

Murder on the Mountain

Peter Bergna and his wife Rinette were involved in a terrible accident. Peter drives their car off a mountain road and it plunges 800 feet. Rinette is killed, but miraculously Peter survives leaving police suspicious of his account of what happened.
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Great Crimes and Trials - The Australian Outback Killer

The Australian Outback Killer

In 2001 a British couple, Joanne Lees and Peter Falconio, disappear in the wilderness of the Australian outback in their orange VW Kombi on the final leg of their exciting round the world trip.
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Great Crimes and Trials - The Beast Of The Bastille

The Beast Of The Bastille

In Paris, France, 1995 a beautiful young nurse, Helene Frinking is found dead in her apartment. She is just one of the victims of the serial killer who becomes known as The Beast of the Bastille.
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Great Crimes and Trials - The Student Serial Killer

The Student Serial Killer

Danny Rolling tortures his victims and as a calling card, he mutilates and poses their corpses to taunt police. A taskforce is set up which links Danny to the Gainesville murders in Florida, but it's four years before he finally comes to trial.
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