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Murders are always shocking and horrifying. But some crimes are just so disturbing and twisted, they reach an entirely new realm of evil.
“Twisted Killers,” premiering Thursday, January 6 at 9/8c on Oxygen, tells the shocking stories of some of America's darkest, most unusual murderers. Along the way, a trio of criminal experts, including former NYC DA Beth Karas, retired LAPD Homicide Detective Tracey Benjamin, and forensic psychologist Kate Termini, provide insight and expertise on how these twisted killers were brought to justice.
Here's what to know about the experts featured on "Twisted Killers":
Beth Karas: Karas, who hosted "Unspeakable Crime: The Killing Of Jessica Chambers" on Oxygen, went into the fields of law and crime journalism after graduating from Mount Holyoke College and Fordham Law School. Karas then worked for eight years as an assistant defense attorney in New York City but eventually decided to embark on a new path — she ended up spending 19 years as an on-air correspondent at Court TV, covering some of the biggest criminal cases in the United States, including the trials of Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias, Drew Peterson, Scott Peterson, O.J. Simpson, and Phil Spector. She continues to work as a legal analyst to this day for various outlets, including Oxygen, hosts her own podcast, and has a website of the same name: "Karas on Crime."
Tracey Benjamin: Benjamin is a retired LAPD homicide detective, who served on the squad for 30 years. Her time spent solving murder cases has given her unique insight into the way a killer's mind works. She's also worked as a course facilitator for The Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI), which is a program designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision-making in California law enforcement front-line supervisors, according to her LinkedIn.
Kate Termini: Dr. Termini has an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in criminology from Duke University, and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, with a specialty in neuropsychology, from Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York, she's trained at facilities like Bellevue Hospital Center, the Manhattan Campus of the Veteran's Affairs Hospital, and NYU Medical Center. She's worked in forensic psychology, served as a consultant to Brooklyn's Mental Health court, and has trained in neuropsychological assessment and psychological assessment.
Catch “Twisted Killers,” premiering Thursday, January 6 at 9/8c on Oxygen.
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