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6 Chilling True Crime Shows Perfect For Father’s Day Weekend
This Father's Day, skip the "Best Dad Ever" mug and turn on Oxygen.
Instead of bonding with dear old dad over a hearty meal and a cold beer, why not settle in for a weekend of bone-chilling true crime stories?
Whether you're taking a break from brunch with the family or just looking to enjoy some quality downtime together, your dad will be sure to thank you for thinking outside of the box this year. If nothing else, at least it's not another tie he'll never wear.
It's now easier than ever to dive into Oxygen programming, with full episodes available streaming on your TV, smartphone or computer, wherever you are. Watch episodes with the Oxygen App, available on iOS and Android by simply entering your cable, digital or satellite TV subscription information — or take advantage of three free credits Oxygen offers for watching without signing in. Most shows are also available on AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku and through Chromecast. Individual episodes can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and Google Play as well.
Shows that are in-season can be streamed live with your Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, or YouTube TV subscription. And you can always watch whole episodes right here at Oxygen.com by entering your cable subscription information. Pick the platform that works for you and start your streaming with Oxygen!
1. “Killer Affair: Like Father, Like Son" on Sunday, June 21 at 6 a.m. ET
Oil tycoons, wealthy heiresses, and paternity drama. A routine murder investigation takes a twisted turn when the hunt for the person who killed a private investigator uncovers a shocking love triangle involving a father and son.
A young heiress' series of sordid affairs ends in bloodshed and tears in this episode of "Killer Affair," which traces the murder of Richard Slatkin, a case that shook an elite Texas community.
2. “Murder for Hire: Daddy’s Girl" on Sunday, June 21 at 7 a.m. ET
While most fathers wouldn't hesitate to do anything for their children, Al Zombory took his parental duties to a new level when he tried to hire someone to kill his daughter's ex-husband. Christine “Chrissy” Metter was in the midst of an ugly custody battle with her ex-husband, David Metter, when she and her father came up with murder as the apparent solution.
A tale of manipulation and deadly consequences is at the center of this episode of "Murder for Hire."
3. "Snapped: Courtney Schulhoff" on Sunday, June 21 at 11 a.m. ET
Michael Lawrence Morin Jr. was likely Stephen Schulhoff 's worst nightmare: a 20-year-old man with no job and a criminal history, and the so-called love of Schulhoff's teenage daughter's life. After Schulhoff forbid his daughter Courtney from seeing her troubled boyfriend, his attempt to keep them apart would prove deadly less than a week later when he was found brutally murdered.
As shown in this episode of "Snapped," good intentions can sometimes lead to bloodshed.
4. “Snapped: Melissa Napier" on Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. ET
When Billy Ray Napier vanished, his body wasn't found until a missing person’s report was filed at the urging of his son. What happened next shocked investigators: Napier's own wife, Melissa Napier, was implicated in the crime, and they soon learned she had been hiding a secret for weeks.
In "Snapped," a troubled marriage turns deadly, and it's left up to a son to make sure that authorities find out what really happened to his father.
5. “Murdered by Morning: A Father's Plea" on Monday, June 22 at 1 a.m. ET
What began as one couple's argument at a party among friends ended in a woman's brutal murder. Although authorities had promising leads on the person responsible for the heinous crime, the case ended up at a standstill until 10 years later, when a heartfelt letter from the victim's father moves the authorities to re-open the case and help one family find the closure they so desperately crave.
"Murdered by Morning" delves into what happened to Kathleen Noble and traces the years-long pursuit of a killer.
6. “Buried in the Backyard: In the Name Of The Father" on Monday, June 22 at 2 a.m. ET
One disturbing discovery by an unsuspecting construction worker in South Florida sets off a chain of events that leads one young man to find out the terrible truth of what happened to his father, a man who disappeared from his life when he was only a small child.
"Buried in the Backyard" follows the astonishing case of David Jackson, a father whose disappearance went unsolved for more than 15 years until a coincidental encounter brought him justice.