A college freshman was found brutally beaten, a crime scene so bloody police couldn’t ID the victim. But identifying the killer wasn’t nearly as hard. He admitted what he did. It was why he said he did it that became the foundation for his defense.
Queen of The County
The Harkey name was famous for pecan harvesting in Texas. So when the matriarch with a powerful grip on the family fortune went missing, investigators focused on the family tree. Turns out, the plot was more tangled than the branches of a pecan tree.
Chiquita Tate was growing her reputation as a tenacious defense attorney but her promising career was cut short when she was murdered. Police had a challenge. At work, she dealt with tough clients, and at home, she was going through a rough time.
A top doctor known for saving lives found himself fighting for his own after he was poisoned. Investigators immediately started looking into the women in his life, wondering if one relationship was toxic.
What Lies Beneath
Lynn Friend was a devoted mother with wedding plans when she vanished. The question was whether she was a runaway bride, or if she ran into trouble. Investigators searched land and sea, going to unexpected depths to solve the mystery.
Missing wife. Grieving husband. Turns out, both had secrets. Jen Ramsaran vanished just before Christmas and detectives needed to know if her online life held the key to this mystery or if the answer was closer to home.
Police recall what their initial theories were after discovering Alex Kogut, as her close friend remembers the fear and confusion of trying to determine what exactly had happened before the news broke.
Police recall that Karen Johnson’s death seemed unusual when they arrived at the scene -- and they were very concerned that Bonnie Harkey, who had dementia and health issues, was missing from the home.
On a weekend night, a Lousiana criminal defense lawyer was working on a murder trial that was set to go to court the following Monday. But, later that night she was found stabbed to death in her office.