In the summer of 1991, a pair of half-siblings creates panic across southern California when they embark on a spree of random crimes of the worst kind, targeting people out doing everyday tasks.
After a man is found brutally murdered inside his own bar a murder mystery unfolds over the span of years. Detectives believe it’s a business deal gone bad and must remain steadfastly dedicated to the case after hitting several dead ends.
The Carr brothers arrive in Wichita intending to commit robberies, but their plans quickly escalate to a murderous spree the likes of which Kansas had never seen. The reign of terror by the brothers is later known as the “Wichita Massacre.”
Sheltered teen brothers Robert and Michael Bever idolized serial killers and dreamed of being the most prolific murderers in history. With an arsenal of weapons, their plan for notoriety begins at home in their quiet Oklahoma suburb.
Raised in a strict home, sheltered from the outside world, Matthew and Tyler believe it’s their duty to cleanse the world of those living in sin. When two men are found dead the brother’s connection to them points toward a hateful trail of crime.
Detective Randy Yen says Chu Vue told him he ran his wife's lover through a law enforcement database even though he knew it was wrong. When he heard about Steven Lo's homicide, he went right back to that moment.
Former TBI Special Agent Bill Coleman recalls Pete and Pat Bondurant "tearing down" into massive buckets of KFC that their mother would bring them for lunch during their murder trials. Also, he says, a serious thunderstorm came in one Good Friday during the two-week proceedings, giving the trial a "spooky" aura.
After Pete Bondurant put two bullets in Gwen Dugger's head, he kept the cartridges, former Police Detective John White says. He would fondle them while speaking with people he didn't like, and even named them.
Investigators found that Chu Vue was using computers at the sheriff's department to track his wife's lover, Steven Lo. He was also surveilling his house. He had motive and opportunity, they decided.
Pete and Pat Bondurant sold all types of drugs, and became popular because of that, even as people were intimidated by their size and demeanor. Eventually, though, people around them started disappearing.
Gwen Dugger went to a party at the drug-dealing Bondurants' home, and that's the last time she was seen alive. Questions swirled, a relative of Dugger confroned Pete, and detectives dug, but no evidence was found.
Police believed the Brileys were responsible for the murders of Charles Garner and Blanche Page, but needed hard evidence. While waiting for forensics, they tailed the brothers. That night, they heard gunshots.
Local department store clerks were suspicious after a young couple tried to use a cancelled credit card, then got "spooked." The clerks thought to take down the couple's license plate number as they left.
Eugene Valdez was almost executed by the perps including Machuca and Lewis. He was driven in his own car to the top of Morris Dam — a notorious body dump location — and walked to the edge. He had to make a split-second decision.
A woman named Jennifer was trapped in the bar during Lou's murder. One of the brothers took her cell, and she eventually managed to break out of a window and flag down some help. Deputy L.A. County D.A. Beth Silverman says her testimony was key.