19 June 2002
26 June 2002
The downfall of the Billionaire Boys Club, an exclusive group of mostly wealthy Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles men who followed a charismatic Joe Hunt. These men lavishly spent their new found fortunes in style in parties and luxury cars and just living the good life. A man of very modest beginnings, Joe was not above murder and kidnapping stay in the big leagues to keep this investment firm afloat when the groups short-lived fortunes were dwindling from their euphoric successes in 1984.
26 June 2002
The case of professional polo player Roberto Villegas, who was found shot to death on Ashland Farm in September 1997.
3 July 2002
The Murder of Stan Cohen of Miami at the behest of Joyce McDillion, his wife.
17 July 2002
The Calumet horse farm was a considered amongst the finest in the state. That was until fraud, bribery, and conspiracy charges were levied at J. T. Lundy.
24 July 2002
The double murder of husband and wife Joseph Pikul and Diane Pikul.
30 December 2002
The story of Beverly Hills rich brothers Lyle and Erick Menendez accused of brutally murdering both their parents.
15 January 2003
Dominick Dunne investigates a murder in a seedy Las Vegas motel. The chain of evidence leads back to the Delaware mansion of the powerful Dupont family.
22 January 2003
A. Alfred Taubman of Sotheby's auction house was convicted fixing commissions. And if that wasn't a big enough scandal, Butterfields auction house was also implicated.
12 March 2003
Candid interviews and events surrounding the scandal of theft levied by the royal family against Paul Burrell, the butler of England's Princess Diana.
19 March 2003
Alex Kelly flees the country the day his trial on two sexual assault charges is set to begin.
26 March 2003
Richard Bailey swindles wealthy widows of their money by selling them worthless race horses. His last victim, Helen Brach, is his downfall.
30 July 2003
Steven Beard may have been married for his money instead of love when he's found dead and the culprit may have been his former Country Club waitress, Celeste Beard and her lesbian lover.
6 August 2003
Lois McMillen's body is washed ashore in the island paradise of Tortola.
13 August 2003
T. Cullen David is accused of murdering the daughter of his estranged wife and her lover.
Season 3, Episode 4: Evil Deeds27 August 2003
The shocking and news captivating story and run from justice case of Andrew Luster, the Max Factor cosmetics heir. Luster made headlines as a handsome Lothario who was accused of seducing women then drugging them beyond consciousness, and videotaping himself date-raping these women. Fleeing the U.S. during his trial and found guilty in absentia, he was captured by none other than the infamous "Dog, the Bounty Hunter" in Mexico to serve a 124-year sentence for his crimes.
Season 3, Episode 5: Tailspin3 September 2003
The affluent parents of Dana Ewell are murdered and the prime suspect is their son.
10 September 2003
Two car bombs detonate in the vehicle with a massive explosion killing tobacco heiress Margaret Benson and her adopted son, Scott, and her daughter's frantic escape. She rolled in the grass to stop her clothing from burning as her other brother Steve just stood there looking at her. She suffered 3rd degree burns. Blame soon falls on Steve with the motive of the family wealth of in excess of $10 million of which his mother was ready to severely cut off her funding of his businesses.
7 January 2004
Enrico Forti's scheme to swindle the owner of a luxury resort in Ibiza is discovered by the owner's son, Anthony "Dale" Pike. When Pike is found murdered shortly thereafter, Forti becomes the prime suspect.
14 January 2004
Noted television show celebrity Martha Stewart serves time not for an untasty plum pudding but for the headline grabbing insider trading scandal.
21 January 2004
Ruthann Aron, a feisty, self-made millionaire, makes an unsuccessful bid for Maryland's US Senate seat in 1994. She then orders a hit on a rival attorney and her husband in return for $20,000 cash. When investigators are tipped off by a local garbage hauler, Ruthann is arrested while playing in a charity golf tournament. Why would a once promising politician risk everything for a murder-for-hire scheme?
Season 4, Episode 4: Freefall18 February 2004
Wealthy Andrew C. Thornton II and his friends became drug runners in Kentucky.
25 February 2004
Frances Schreuder and her son Marc Schreuder go on trial for the murder of her father, millionaire Franklin Bradshaw.
3 March 2004
The sensational Michael Peterson case which has spawned a controversial documentary 'The Staircase" a.k.a. "Death on the Staircase", and TV movie "The Staircase Murder" is recounted. Michael's wife, Kathleen, was a popular, prominent and wealthy businesswoman. Is novelist Michael Peterson guilty of murdering his wife or was it an unfortunate accidental slip and fall off the staircase and is he also guilty of the murdering his best friend's wife who died in a staircase accident 18 years ago? After all, she died on a staircase. Is Michael hiding a dark secret? The pieces come together in Michael Peterson's million dollar defense.
1 January 2005
James Sullivan is accused of murdering his Atlanta socialite wife Lita McClinton Sullvan who had filed for divorce.
12 January 2005
Alleging that she thought her husband was a prowler in the night, she kills him. This convoluted and interesting case was the basis of Dominick Dunne's novel "The Two Mrs.Grenvilles."
26 January 2005
Ohio businessman Constantine "Dean" Milo's death is at the behest of his younger brother Frederick who was convicted of arranging a contract on his older brother in 1980.
2 February 2005
The murder of the estranged wife of Joel Sandler, a Philadelphia area Millionaire is alleged to have been arranged by Philadelphia-area millionaire who has a solid alibi. It was alleged that he hired a hit man.
9 February 2005
A mother living very long into old age was just too much for one financially impatient and only child daughter. Adopted into wealth and love, this pampered and now adult daughter with 3 children of her own, plots to have her lover murder her very wealthy mother in order to get her inheritance now.
9 February 2005
The family empire of the Gucci's shows struggles within the family when Maurizio Gucci is murdered in Milan.
16 February 2005
The death of Ted Ammon is believed to be the plot of his estranged wife, Generosa Rand, and her lover, Danny Pelosi.
23 February 2005
Dr. Robert Bierenbaum has claimed that his wife has disappeared, but is she dead?
9 January 2006
The 1997 slaying of fashion designer Gianni Versace by Andrew Cunanan in Miami Beach.
16 January 2006
Bruce Beauchamps, the alleged murderer of Bonnie Hood, is himself found murdered several years later.
23 January 2006
Ricky Kyle is tried for the murder of his father, millionaire Henry Harrison Kyle.
30 January 2006
The death of Werner Hartmann, known locally as the "Stereo King of Chicago", is a suicide staunchly maintains. This story would seem to be at odds with the 10 gunshots in his body. Interestingly, all of them were above the waist.
13 February 2006
The arrest and trial of Claudine Longet, accused of shooting her lover, skier Spider Sabitch, becomes one of the first big media-driven celebrity events.
20 February 2006
Roxanne Gailiunas is murdered in 1983.
27 February 2006
James Sullivan's 1976 marriage to Atlantan socialite Lta McClinton proved to be a hindrance to Sulivan's obsession with climbing up the ranks of the social elite and the marriage floundered. Answering the door to a hit man posing as a flower delivery man, Lita was shot dead at point-blank range. It took 13 years for the police to locate and arrest the hit man who accused the husband, James, to be behind the murder plot. When Sullivan vanished, it took years and an international manhunt to bring Sullivan in.
24 January 2007
Stepson, Ed "Hap" Tovrea is accused of involvement in the 1988 murder of heiress Jean Tovrea, the widow of Arizona businessman Ed Tovrea, by James "Butch" Harrod.
31 January 2007
Stranger than fiction is the expose wrought when Biloxi, Mississippi investigators look into the 1987 murder of Circuit Court Judge Vincent Sherry and his wife, Margaret, a former politician, It begins a massive years-long investigation into what comes to be know as the "Dixie Mafia". And if an underground criminal network of a million-dollar phone scam run by Angola prisoners isn't shocking enough, their murder was reported to be a contract hit.
7 February 2007
Candy Mossler and Mel Powers go on trial for the murder of her husband, Jacques Mossler.
14 February 2007
Lake Tahoe investigators spent two and and a half years building a case of premeditated murder against wealthy Peter Bergna, claiming he staged the accident that left his wife, Rinette Riella-Bergna dead at the scene. Their truck had broken through the guard rail and catapulted down a mountainside with Peter supposedly at the wheel. Peter is in fine shape for such a horrific accident as the grieving husband claiming it was just a tragic and unfortunate accident that took the life of his dear wife.
21 February 2007
Perry March goes on trial for the murder of his wife, Janet March.
28 February 2007
A compelling telling of the brutal and savage knife attack on the wealthy Fort Worth couple that left socialite wife Caren Courtney Koslow dead in heir bed and a seriously injured Jack alive to call 911. Initially investigators focused on Jack himself until they received a tip on Jack's adopted daughter, Kristi from a prior marriage. Could it be true that a pretty and popular Kristi would not only hire, but plan the viciousness of the attack for her boyfriend and an accomplice to perpetrate. Further, that each of them was to be paid one million dollars out of the approximate twelve million estate Kristi expected to inherit. With the threat of the death penalty for each of the males, would one of them implicate Kristi in the heinous plot?
Season 7, Episode 7: Cape Fear7 March 2007
In 2002, the peaceful town of Truro, Massachusetts, with a population of about 2,000 people in the off-season, hadn't had a murder case for 30 years. The rape and murder of Crista Worthington, a prominent fashion writer and single mom who had settled there from Paris and New York had all the makings of a high-profile murder case which was expected to be solved quickly. They were shocked to find this a baffling case which took about 4 years of extensive investigation to solve and with a surprising suspect.
4 January 2008
A compelling tale of family secrets, greed and murder when Donald and Marsha Levine are found dead in their mansion in affluent Munster, Illinois. Investigation is brought to bear on their only heir, Mark, home at the time and left alive, and Donald's businessman brother Robert Levine. What could have just been a simple robbery turned murder in 1989 looked more to be a case of the son, Mark, and, or his uncle Donald to have motives behind the double murder.
11 January 2008
Two sons and a daughter, the sole heirs of Bruce and Darlene Rouse, are the prime suspects of the police in the murder of their parents in their sprawling Lake County, Illinois home. Police are baffled as to which of them is the true culprit or culprits, especially with them pointing the finger at each other until years later when one of them confesses.
18 January 2008
Richard, the husband of Nancy Dillard Lyon, is accused of poisoning resulting in her death.
25 January 2008
Sam Shoen's wife Eve is shot dead inside their pricey chalet home. Sam's father is the founder of U-Haul. Soon father, Sam, and his two sons are battling over control of the company and who murdered Eve. In addition a drifter with murky ties to this crime turns up to baffle the police further.
1 February 2008
There's plenty of suspects for the police to investigate when one of Phoenix's richest men Rick Chance is missing. And, is it over his personal or business life?
8 February 2008
Ted Maher goes on trial for the double arson murder of billionaire financier Edmond Safra and Safra's nurse, Vivian Torrente, in Safra's Monaco penthouse.
15 February 2008
This notorious case of pretty, vivacious Martha "Sunny" von Bulow pits husband Claus von Bulow against their children who are still convinced he attempted to murder his wife for her wealth. Sunny slips into an irreversible coma in their Rhode Island home and survives almost 28 years in this vegetative state before finally passing away in December 2008 in a New York nursing home. Claus von Bulow was convicted of administering an insulin overdose to his American heiress and popular socialite wife. It was overturned on a second trial when the second trial citing her condition the result of prescription drugs overdose, not an insulin injection, found her husband not guilty.
24 July 2009
Diamond dealer Irwin M. Margolies goes on trial for hiring Donald Nash in the contract murders of Jenny Soo Chin and Margaret Barbera, as well as the murders of three CBS technicians who accidentally witnessed Margaret Barbera's murder.
31 July 2009
When David Coffin is found shot to death inside his burning home, the investigation quickly points to Scott Davis, who became enraged when his ex-wife Megan Lee began dating Coffin.
7 August 2009
Kevin Yocum enlists the aid of his friends John Cox, Mark Lawson, and Larry Spanke in his plot to murder his parents, Ray and Gayle Yocum.
14 August 2009
Robert Durst goes on trial for the murder and dismemberment of Morris Black, and suspicions arise about his possible involvement in the deaths of his wife, Kathleen McCormack, and his friend, Susan Berman.
21 August 2009
When Doris Angleton is murdered shortly after she filed for divorce and planned to tell the IRS that her husband Robert was a bookie, Robert Angleton and his brother Roger quickly became the prime suspects.
28 August 2009
Hans Reiser is tried for the murder of his wife Nina.
4 September 2009
Actor Robert Blake goes on trial for the murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley.
11 September 2009
When nurse Chaz Higgs is accused of murdering his wife, politician Kathy Augustine, questions begin to arise about his possible involvement in the death of Charles Augustine, Kathy's third husband.
18 September 2009
Shirley Withers is tried for the murder of her boyfriend, Australian millionaire Peter Shellard, and for later attempting to hire a hitman to murder her two accomplices.
25 September 2009
Music producer Phil Spector goes on trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
10 February 2009
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