My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty

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“48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty takes you inside true-crime investigations like no one else, taking on killers and those accused of crimes. From a Baptist preacher accused of staging his wife’s suicide to a young mother who kills her ex-husband and claims self-defense, Moriarty brushes past the speculation to the evidence and talks to the people directly involved, including investigators and the families of victims. Follow along Erin's journey as she goes beyond the scene of each crime, behind prison walls, and into the killers' inner thoughts. It’s all on this season of “My Life of Crime”.



Episode Date
“The Case Against Michael Politte” (an exclusive 48 Hours preview)
00:12:17

Michael Politte was 14 years old when he was charged with murdering his own mother, Rita Politte, and spent over 20 years in prison. But new evidence has put his conviction into question. Erin Moriarty sits down with Michael Politte in this preview of a brand new 48 Hours episode, “The Case Against Michael Politte”, premiering Saturday, November 26th on CBS.

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Nov 23, 2022
Introducing Missing Justice
00:02:33

Christy Woodenthigh’s family rushed to her home on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation when they got the shocking news that the 33-year-old mother was dead. They arrived to find no police officers, no approaching sirens, and no sign of Christy. ”Missing Justice”, a new 6-episode limited series hosted by CBS News reporters Cara Korte and Bo Erickson, takes you inside what really happened that night and how the issues in Christy’s case connect to the larger Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Crisis. Missing Justice premieres on November 22nd wherever you get your podcasts.

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Nov 22, 2022
Discerning the Truth: Interrogations & Coerced Confessions
00:32:13

Melissa Calusinski has been in prison for over 10 years after she says she falsely confessed to killing an 18-month-old baby at a daycare center. Marty Tankleff spent 17 years in prison after falsely “confessing” to murdering his parents.

Why would someone admit to something they didn’t do? Host Erin Moriarty interviews Dr. Saul Kassin, distinguished professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of, “Duped: Why Innocent People Confess – and Why We Believe Their Confessions” on the machinations behind false confessions.

Featuring the 48 Hours investigations, “The Fight for Melissa” and “Marty Tankleff’s Fight for the Truth”.

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Nov 16, 2022
The Disappearance of Nicole VanderHeyden: A Close Call
00:28:42

Doug Detrie and Nicole VanderHeyden go out for the evening to a rock concert in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They later end up at separate bars, with Doug not answering Nicole’s calls. Nicole vanishes and is found dead in a nearby field the next day. Though the situation first suggests Doug may be the killer, evidence across the street from Doug’s house including a clump of hair and a phone cord, and the actions of a man named George Steven Burch cause police to think otherwise. Erin takes you inside the 48 Hours episode, "The FitBit Alibi”.

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Nov 09, 2022
Inside a Killer's Gamble: The Interview with Mario Garcia
00:29:27

Erin Moriarty sits down face-to-face with killer Mario Garcia in prison after he is charged and convicted for the murder of Christie Wilson. Even with a unanimous jury convicting him, he still insists on his innocence. Mario answers directly to pieces of the story that don’t make sense, like why Christie’s DNA was in his car, how he got a black eye after that night, and why his wife, Jean Garcia, did not testify. Erin goes inside the mind of Mario, his history of hurting women, and the lies he managed to cover in the past 15 years. An extension of the 48 Hours episode "The Search for Christie Wilson.”

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Nov 02, 2022
The Search for Christie Wilson: A Killer’s Gamble
00:26:44

27-year-old Christie Wilson walks out of a California casino one October evening and disappears. She's last seen with Mario Garcia, a 53-year-old married father of two, who has a history of "stormy" relationships. Erin Moriarty takes you deeper into the 48 Hours episode, "The Search for Christie Wilson” through the lens of Garcia’s relationship history — including Wendy Ward, who faced his physical assault, Lynette Smith, who died mysteriously, and another woman who ended up at a battered women’s shelter. During the investigation, Garcia continually denies the accusations that he killed Christie even though DNA evidence ties him directly to her. Christie’s mother Debbie Boyd and detective Don Murchison vow to never stop fighting to find Christie.

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Oct 27, 2022
Introducing Season 3 of My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty
00:01:42

“48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty returns for season 3 of taking you inside true-crime investigations like no one else, facing killers and those accused of crimes. Hear from convicted murderers and the families and friends they took from like never before.

There are no boundaries as Erin investigates cases like a Baptist preacher accused of staging his wife’s suicide, the mysterious death of a boxing legend, a young mother who kills her ex-husband and claims self-defense, and more. Follow along Erin’s journey as she continues to skip speculations and inspect the evidence and people involved, directly.

Listen to new episodes every Wednesday and watch 48 Hours on CBS News and Paramount+.

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Oct 19, 2022
Michigan Mystery Blaze
00:30:13

A woman somehow hits her ex-husband with a car right after he escaped from their burning house. He was already suffering severe burns, and died shortly after. Then, she's accused of arson. So what really happened?

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Jan 13, 2021
Death Investigators
00:19:28

Whenever someone dies, forensic pathologists are the medical experts tasked with determining the specific causes of death. Their determinations are key to criminal investigations, insurance payments, emotional closure, and more.

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Jan 06, 2021
The Family Business (Back from the Dead)
00:23:07

(This episode features content from a previous episode of My Life of Crime.)

How murder, mayhem and a not so average mom shaped the life of Hollywood filmmaker Nicholas Musurca. Nick’s specialty is horror films. His childhood revolved around his mother’s unusual occupation- TV crime reporter for 48 Hours. He grew up on tales of abducted children, eerie crime scenes and serial killers. One of those notorious murderers, known as “BTK,” mailed some of his artwork to the house. Why? Because his mother gave out their home address.


Nick's mother, none other than crime reporter Erin Moriarty, believed that the killer’s artwork was essential to reporting the story… and she figured the killer wasn’t getting out of jail anytime soon. This funny, warm, biting podcast about combining motherhood with investigating murder delves into the relationship between Hollywood horror and true crime. Hosted jointly by Erin Moriarty and her partner in crime at 48 Hours, correspondent Richard Schlesinger, the podcast showcases what it’s like to cover some of the country’s most infamous crimes and the victims who must live through them.

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Dec 30, 2020
Why is Crosley Green in prison?
00:29:03

Crosley Green was arrested, charged, and sentenced to death for murder in 1990. A judge overturned his conviction in 2018 and, two years later, he is still sitting in prison for a crime he says he did not commit.

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Dec 23, 2020
Lizzie Borden Retried
00:22:50

Attorneys, criminal investigators, and a full jury retry the case of Lizzie Borden, who was acquitted of murdering her father and step-mother in their home in 1892.

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Dec 16, 2020
Don in the Middle
00:26:57

Carole Baskin. Don Lewis. Joe Exotic. 48 Hours' Erin Moriarty and her colleague Richard Schlesinger discuss his reporting and investigation regarding the disappearance of Don Lewis.

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Dec 09, 2020
Daddy Dearest
00:26:08

A mother-of-two found dead at home. Police suspect her husband, who claims he was helping their oldest daughter move into a college dorm. Which he was, until he wasn't...

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Dec 02, 2020
Kill or Be Killed
00:27:33

A woman shoots and kills her ex-boyfriend at home, lies to police that she thought he was an intruder, and then claims it was self-defense. So what really happened?

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Nov 25, 2020
The Bizarre Murder Plot
00:23:52

A harsh, yet beloved doctor found murdered in her own home. Her husband is the first suspect, except he was hundreds of miles away. And then, authorities link what seems to be a doppelganger of the husband to the case...

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Nov 18, 2020
Ten Years to Justice
00:26:35

An online romance, a fast-moving marriage, then murder. And then the journey begins...ten years to justice.

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Nov 11, 2020
Stalked!
00:18:02

A sex and family therapist dedicated to helping others with their personal struggles and relationships is killed. The main suspect? Her ex-boyfriend.

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Nov 04, 2020
The Hitman
00:20:25

A mother with her throat slit. Her ex-husband claims she tried to commit suicide. She says he slit her throat.

Who's telling the truth? And then, police uncover a nefarious plot...

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Oct 28, 2020
What Happened in Apt. 4C? Part 2
00:21:31

A young man goes missing in New York City after a night out. Police are close to a major breakthrough in the case.

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Oct 21, 2020
What Happened in Apt. 4C? Part 1
00:18:05

A young man is spending a night out with friends in New York City, and then he disappears. The last place he was seen? Apartment 4C.

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Oct 14, 2020
Evil Next Door
00:25:12

An elderly couple is stabbed to death in their own homes, with no evidence left behind. But months later, cops receive a phone call that places suspicion squarely on a former local hero.

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Oct 07, 2020
Death by Text
00:27:05

A young man commits suicide in his truck. But after investigators look through his text messages, the suicide investigation becomes something else altogether.

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Sep 30, 2020
Introducing My Life of Crime Season 2
00:01:58

48 Hours correspondent Erin Moriarty returns with another season of immersive and intimate true-crime investigations. From the legal battle over whether someone can be convicted of manslaughter with text messages to a journey overseas to find the accused killer of a U.S. military pilot, here's a preview of what to expect from this season of My Life of Crime.

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Sep 28, 2020
The Widow: Part 6
00:17:38

The trial ends in a way that no one sees coming. Raynella Leath learns her fate. 

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Nov 27, 2019
The Widow: Part 5
00:18:07

There's a part of Raynella Leath's past jurors were never told. Hear one man's story of being on the wrong end of Raynella Leath's gun. 

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Nov 20, 2019
The Widow: Part 4
00:17:17

The prosecution has made its case. It's now up to the defense. Did David Leath take his own life? 

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Nov 13, 2019
The Widow: Part 3
00:18:32

There are no eye witnesses or physical evidence tying Raynella Leath to the death of her second husband. Will circumstantial evidence be enough to convince jurors that she is guilty of murder?

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Nov 06, 2019
The Widow: Part 2
00:20:10

Raynella Leath says she found her second husband dead in bed on March 13, 2003. She reported it as a suicide, but Investigators suspect murder.

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Oct 30, 2019
The Widow: Part 1
00:23:15

Every case has twist and turns, but this one will take your breath away. A woman loses two husbands, both under unusual circumstances. The media labels her a black widow. She says she's done nothing wrong.

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Oct 23, 2019
Live at CrimeCon: The Natalie Wood Death Investigation
00:24:47

Erin Moriarty has spent years investigating what really happened to legendary actress Natalie Wood. Her drowning death in November of 1981 stunned the world. She was just 43 years old and at the height of her fame. Her death was ruled an accident. For years there where whispers: was it really an accident, or was there foul play? No one has searched harder for the truth than Natalie’s younger sister, Lana Wood. In 2011 the case was reopened and investigators named Robert Wagner, Natalie’s husband at the time, a person of interest. The investigation is still active. Listen as Lana and Erin take you back to the fateful weekend when the life of one of America’s most famous stars ended, and the mystery of what happened to her began.

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Oct 16, 2019
Music and the Murderers: Behind Prison Walls at Bedford Hills
00:25:57

Just an hour north of New York City, Bedford Hills is home to some of New York’s most notorious murderers. We spent time getting to know some of them in an unusual setting: music class. The crimes were violent and heinous. Kim Brown is serving time for the death of her last music teacher. Ivié De Molina was involved in the murders of two people. And you remember Pam Smart; her murder trial made national headlines. All of them are practicing and performing gospel and R&B in this unusual rehabilitation program run by volunteer musicians. We speak to the women of Bedford Hills openly and candidly about the crimes that brought them here, and the music that helps them escape -- at least temporarily.

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Oct 09, 2019
If He Were A Killer, He Would Be Out By Now
00:23:05

Patrick Flaherty was 22 years old when he took a BB gun and robbed convenience stores to pay his rent. His take was $459 dollars. No one was injured. That was in 1999. Flaherty was sentenced to 40 years and remains in prison. Some murderers get less time. Those who kill are often paroled long before their sentences are served. But Patrick Flaherty must serve almost his entire sentence, 34 years, that is, unless someone hears his plea for a second chance. In the years he has been in prison, Patrick has turned his life around. He has translated thousands of pages into Braille and is currently on track to get his MBA. Patrick is soft spoken and articulate. Should he be released early? His victims argue the psychological wounds they suffered cannot be ignored. We look at the debate and the staggering cost to keep him locked up. Does the punishment fit the crime?

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Oct 02, 2019
The Family Business
00:22:55

How murder, mayhem and a not so average mom shaped the life of Hollywood filmmaker Nicholas Musurca. Nick’s specialty is horror films. His childhood revolved around his mother’s unusual occupation- TV crime reporter for 48 Hours. He grew up on tales of abducted children, eerie crime scenes and serial killers. One of those notorious murderers, known as “BTK,” mailed some of his artwork to the house. Why? Because his mother gave out their home address.

Nick's mother, none other than crime reporter Erin Moriarty, believed that the killer’s artwork was essential to reporting the story… and she figured the killer wasn’t getting out of jail anytime soon. This funny, warm, biting podcast about combining motherhood with investigating murder delves into the relationship between Hollywood horror and true crime. Hosted jointly by Erin Moriarty and her partner in crime at 48 Hours, correspondent Richard Schlesinger, the podcast showcases what it’s like to cover some of the country’s most infamous crimes and the victims who must live through them.

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Sep 25, 2019
Lizzie Borden: Part 2
00:21:32

Erin Moriarty spends the night at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum. Ghosts or not, there is a haunting story that lingers here. The mystery: Why would a 32-year-old woman born into wealth and privilege kill her father and stepmother with an ax? Did she do it? In Part 2 of this unusual narrative, Lizzie Borden is on trial for two brutal murders. Author Cara Robertson has written a fascinating book about Lizzie’s trial and takes us back in time to the justice system of the last century. Cara’s book is written right from the court record. The prosecution has a strong case: Lizzie was home at the time of the murders, she burned a dress and she may have had a motive. The jury deliberated for 90 minutes and the verdict will surprise you.

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Sep 17, 2019
Lizzie Borden: Part 1
00:18:57

Erin Moriarty takes us to Fall River, Massachusetts, where one of the most sensational crimes of the 19th century took place. The crime inspired the dark nursery rhyme “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.”

Despite what everyone thinks they know, there is a stunning verdict in the case. In part 1 of this unusual road trip, Erin takes us to the scene of the crime - the house where the murders took place is now The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum. We learn about the Borden family and what happened on that fateful day in August of 1892. It was a brutal crime scene and there are actual death photos hanging in the house. Erin will spend the night here. She is looking for a motive, evidence and maybe a ghost or two.

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Sep 13, 2019
Introducing My Life of Crime Season 1
00:02:23

Get a hint of what you'll hear in this original podcast series. Erin Moriarty takes you behind the scenes and reveals the story behind the story in some of the most suspenseful and heart-breaking cases she’s covered over her career as a crime journalist.

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Sep 12, 2019