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8 Gruesome True Crime Shows To Binge Mother's Day Weekend On Oxygen

This Mother's Day, tune in and watch heinous family crimes from Oxygen.

By Courtney Brogle

Mother's Day is a time for you acknowledge everything your mom has done, and for her to appreciate that your relationship isn't the basis of a brutal "Snapped" episode.

This Mother's Day weekend, Oxygen is airing original installments of fan-favorite true crime shows with a deadly maternal theme. Episodes from "Snapped," "Killer Couples," and "In Ice Cold Blood," along with specials like "Gypsy Rose & Nick: A Love To Kill For," take a look at heinous family crimes and explore what led these loved ones to kill.

Plus, watching them with your mom will probably give her a newfound sense of gratitude.

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 AppleTVAmazon 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. "Snapped: Jasmine Harlee" on Friday, May 8 at 11 p.m. ET

Jasmine Harlee

Neighbors were shocked when Julie Martin, a beloved 52-year-old resident, was found dead inside her mobile home in Ontario, New York in February 2017. Authorities determined that Martin was smothered to death with a pillow in her bedroom, and a hefty life insurance policy led them to question if her killer was someone she knew. 

"Snapped" recounts the mysterious death of this loving mother, uncovering a diabolical murder-for-hire plot that was hatched close to home.

Snapped Bonus: The Murder of Julie Martin (Season 25, Episode 20)

2. "Snapped: Whitehead Twins" on Saturday, May 9 at 3 p.m. ET

Identical twins Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah had more in common than just genes — they also shared a rap sheet.

The two 16-year-olds had a fraught relationship with their mom, Jarmecca "Nikki" Whitehead, who was found dead in her bathtub on Jan. 13, 2010 in Conyers, Georgia. She had been beaten with a vase and stabbed repeatedly. 

In this episode of "Snapped," investigators must delve deep into the family's complicated relationship in order to unravel the mystery of her murder.

Snapped Sneak Peek 1403: The Whitehead Twins, Part 1

3. "Gypsy Rose & Nick: A Love To Kill For" on Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. ET

Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard

This two-hour special dives into the desperate love story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Nicholas Godejohn, who teamed up to kill Gypsy's mother, Claudine "Dee Dee" Blanchard, who orchestrated unnecessary medical treatments for her daughter for years in a suspected case of Munchausen by proxy.

After meeting online, Gypsy and Godejohn plotted to kill Dee Dee and run away together. "A Love To Kill For" breaks down the dynamics of Gypsy and Godejohn’s relationship and features his first interview since he was sentenced to life in prison, detailing what pushed the couple to the edge.

The Gypsy Rose Blanchard Case, Explained

4. "Killer Couples: Rachel Mullenix and Ian Allen" on Sunday, May 10 at 10 a.m. ET

Rachel Mullenix And Ian Allen's 'Twisted Romeo And Juliet' Love

When 17-year-old Rachel Mullenix fell in love with 21-year-old Ian Allen, her mother, Barbara, wasn't exactly thrilled about it — and Rachel felt she was standing in the way of her happiness. The teen began to believe that drastic measures had to be taken if she were to stay with Allen, and their affair soon turned deadly.

On Sept. 13, 2006, Barbara’s horribly brutalized body was found in Huntington Beach, California, and the investigation uncovered some disturbing family secrets.

Ian Allen Tried To Take The Blame For Barbara Mullenix's Murder

5. "Snapped: Stephanie Olsen" on Sunday, May 10 at 4 p.m. ET

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When authorities in Georgetown, Kentucky responded to a 911 call at the home of single mother Diane Snellen and her 17-year-old daughter, Stephanie Olson, they were met with a gruesome crime scene. Upstairs, Snellen lay almost completely naked in a massive pool of blood from numerous stab wounds. 

While police initially thought Snellen may have been murdered by a home intruder, they soon realized the killer lived under the same roof as the victim. "Snapped" explores the twisted tale filled with lies and cover-ups to identify the mastermind behind the vicious murder.

Remembering Slain Single Mother Diane Snellen

6. "Snapped: Tracie Miles" on Sunday, May 10 at 5 p.m. ET

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In 1998, mother Sandra Miles was found murdered in her Hutchinson, Kansas home. An electrical cord had been wrapped around her neck, and there was blunt force trauma to her head. Investigators immediately feared for the safety of her teen daughter, Tracie Miles, who had seemingly vanished without a trace. 

After tracking the 17-year-old to Mexico, however, they soon realized that Tracie and her boyfriend, Paul Nelson, were hiding a horrifying truth. "Snapped" explores how authorities captured the unlikely mastermind.

Kansas Teen Kills Mom In Brutal Strangling and Bludgeoning

7. "Murdered by Morning: Mother's Day Murder" on Monday, May 11 at 1 a.m. ET

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A rowdy night out in 1995 at a Chicago bar took a fatal turn when the mutilated body of single mom Nannette Krenzel was later discovered on Mother's Day on a road in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Krenzel had been beaten and stabbed multiple times, and her throat had been cut so severely her head was almost severed from the body.  

"Murdered By Morning" follows police across state lines as they try to track down the killer.

The Way Nannette Krenzel's Body Was Dumped Suggested Panic

8. "In Ice Cold Blood: Mother Vs Son" on May 11 at 2 a.m. ET

Donna and Lanny Horwitz

When authorities found the body of Lanny Horwitz in the bathroom of his Jupiter, Florida home on Sept. 30, 2011, their initial hunch was that he committed suicide. The drama surrounding the Horwitz family, however, soon unraveled and pointed to two loved ones — his ex-wife, Donna Horwitz, and son Radley Horwitz.

As "In Ice Cold Blood" depicts, figuring out who killed Lanny was not as cut and dry as it may have seemed at first.

'Handling The Horwitz House After The Murder (Season 2, Episode 16)