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Drugs, Poetry And A Double Murder: What You Need To Know About The Shocking Season 16 ‘Killer Couples’ Premiere

“Killer Couples” returns with the shocking double murder of Terri Steinbeck and Kandi Majors in Illinois.

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Some relationships are murder — for other people.

For proof, look no further than Oxygen’s “Killer Couples,” which returns Sunday, April 17 at 6/5c with a new season of disturbing duos tangled up in deadly crimes. What led these twisted couples to kill? Jealousy? Money? Revenge? Season 16 of the series explores how motives like these and more set the stage for homicide. 

In the premiere episode, two young women were shot dead in their home in southern Illinois. Here’s what you need to know about the case involving theft, drugs, an interstate manhunt, and a poem by a killer called “Bullets and Weed.”

Who were the victims?

Kandis Majors, 28, was an outgoing young woman who loved cheerleading. She was on the pep squads at John City High School and John A. Logan College, where she studied cosmetology and graduated in 2003. 

In 2009, Majors, who had a son, was studying to be an X-ray technician at a college in southern Illinois. She resided in West Frankfurt with Terri Ann Seibeck, 32, who had two children and, according to her obituary, was a self-employed painter. 

The women were both shot several times on October 19, 2009 and found in their home, kfvs.com reported. One of their cars was missing, along with cash and credit cards, according to the denverpost.com.

What led to the murders?

Both women were known for extending a hand to people in need. When a couple, Afton Ferris, then 19, and her boyfriend Michael Schallert, then 29, didn’t have a roof over their heads, Majors and Seibeck welcomed the duo into their residence. 

When the hosts became convinced that the young couple was stealing from them they forced them out of the house. The women were shot after the eviction.

Learn more about how the crime was solved, what the motive was, and where the killers are now when “Killer Couples” returns on Sunday, April 17 at 6/5c on Oxygen.

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