Murder Made Me Famous

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Description

The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions? Each episode, author and PEOPLE crime reporter Steve Helling presents dramatic recreations of the crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight.

Episode Date
The "Craigslist Killer"
00:53:00

The “Craigslist Killer” also known as Philip Markoff, was 23 when he was preparing for a promising future as a doctor and a life of happiness with his fiancée, Megan McAllister. He seemed destined for greatness as one of Boston University’s brightest med students, but Markoff had a dirty little secret. He would set up appointments with women offering erotic services on Craigslist to rob them, and one encounter ended in murder. His unsuspecting fiancée stood by his side until the evidence was too overwhelming.

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Jun 19, 2018
Jean Harris
00:50:00

The 1980 murder of Scarsdale diet doctor, Herman Tarnower, shocks the nation. His lover and headmistress of a prestigious girls’ school is arrested and convicted in a sensational trial in the suburbs of New York City. Jean Harris claims the shooting was accidental when the doctor struggled for her handgun to prevent her attempt at suicide. This true story of wealth, fame and jealousy garners sympathy for Harris as a long-time girlfriend rejected by Tarnower and replaced with a younger woman.

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Jun 12, 2018
Billionaire Boys Club
00:50:00
Con man Joe Hunt forms an investment club with wealthy young men who trust him with their families’ money. The Ponzi scheme leads to murder when Hunt gets involved with Ron Levin, a notorious con man, himself. Set in Beverly Hills with fancy cars and expensive designer suits, this story about upper class young men with bright futures turns into a bizarre tale of greed, deception, violence, missing bodies and eventually, life in prison.
Jun 05, 2018
The "Preppy Killer"
00:50:00
The partially clothed body of pretty, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin is discovered on the Upper East Side of Manhattan’s Central Park. The chief suspect is handsome 19-year-old Robert Chambers, who claims Jennifer wanted “rough sex” and blames her for her own death. The sensational 1986 tabloid story of affluent teens from New York City’s private prep schools becomes known as the “preppie murder.” And even the jury doesn’t believe Chambers is a cold-blooded killer.
May 29, 2018
Steven Avery
00:50:00
The 2005 murder of young photographer Teresa Halbach shocks the central Wisconsin community of Manitowoc County. A grisly crime scene of her burned bones is discovered at the family auto salvage business of Steven Avery, recently released from prison after serving 18 years for a rape he didn’t commit. Two years earlier, DNA evidence exonerated him. But now arrested, charged and convicted of the photographer’s murder, Avery’s case becomes the subject of the popular documentary “Making a Murderer,” on Netflix, in which defense attorneys cast doubt on Avery’s guilt once again.
May 22, 2018
Charles Manson
00:50:00
In 1969, nine people are killed by a notorious cult leader with mostly female followers living in a commune. Among the brutally murdered is pregnant actress Sharon Tate. The two-night murder spree terrorizes Los Angeles and uncovers a bizarre revenge and connection to musical legend Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys and actress Doris Day’s son, Terry Melcher, a producer who failed to promote the musical ambitions of Charles Manson.
May 15, 2018
Pamela Smart
00:50:00
The horrific murder of 24 year-old Gregg Smart becomes a national media event when his attractive young wife is found to be having an affair with the 15 year-old killer, a case that inspired the Nicole Kidman movie "To Die For."
May 08, 2018
Joran van der Sloot
00:50:00
When beautiful, 18 year-old Natalee Holloway vanishes while on a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005, the international media converges on young Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot, who was the last person seen with her on the Caribbean island.
May 01, 2018
Ted Bundy
00:50:00
The horrific crimes of charismatic law student Ted Bundy - who killed at least 36 young women - grip the nation in the 1970s and give birth to the term “serial killer.”
Apr 24, 2018
Drew Peterson
00:51:00
A Bolingbrook, Illinois police sergeant bathes in the media limelight after he becomes a suspect in the drowning murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio and the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Cales Peterson, in 2007
Apr 17, 2018
The Menendez Brothers
00:50:00
The 1989 slaughter of Hollywood media mogul Jose Menendez and his wife becomes a national media event when the couple’s two privileged young sons confess to the murder.
Apr 10, 2018
Jodi Arias
00:50:00
Sex, jealously and obsession fuel a national media fixation on Jodi Arias, who in 2008 savagely murders her ex-boyfriend, 30 year-old motivational speaker Travis Alexander.
Apr 03, 2018
Scott Peterson
00:48:00
The 2002 disappearance of 27 year-old, pregnant Laci Peterson ignites a national media firestorm when her handsome young husband, Scott, becomes the prime suspect.
Mar 27, 2018
Murder Made Me Famous Teaser
00:00:30
"Murder Made Me Famous" debuts Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.
Mar 20, 2018