Category “Crime”

True Crime: Phil Spector

An actress turns up dead at the home of Phil Spector and the music legend is charged with murder. Crime writer Aphrodite Jones uncovers videotape that Spector hoped would clear his name, but instead is a damning...

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The Real Sopranos

If you've ever wondered where David Chase got all those fan tastical ideas for "The Sopranos," maybe he, like the feds, had his own mob informants. Or maybe the feds were his informants. This is the story of the rise and fall of New Jersey's DeCavalcante crime family, New Jersey gangsters who bear more than a passing resemblance to "The Sops." The DeCavalcantes were always, by mob standards anyway, minor players in the estimated $50 to 90-billion-a-year, ah (what the hell do you call it?), industry. In fact, the five families of New York called them "the farmers" and thought of them as...

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Tijuana Cartel

The story of a ruthless Mexican gang responsible for smuggling huge quantities of cocaine in the 1980s. The Tijuana Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Tijuana or Arellano-Félix Organization or Cártel Arellano Félix - CAF) is a Mexican drug cartel based in Tijuana. The cartel was described as "one of the biggest and most violent criminal groups in Mexico". The Tijuana Cartel was featured battling the rival Juárez Cartel in the 2000 motion picture...

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The Day John Lennon Died

On December 8 1980 the news that John Lennon had been shot dead caused shock waves around the world. The Day John Lennon Died is a brand new documentary for ITV1 that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death by revisiting the key moments of that fateful day.The film retraces John's steps on the day leading up to his murder through the strikingly vivid recollections of those who came into contact with him. It features often emotional interviews with key figures, from wife Yoko Ono Lennon recalling her final moments with her husband, and fan Paul Goresh who was to take the...

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Bridal Slaves

In the midst of widespread poverty, fueled by economic inequality and rampant corruption, a new form of slavery - bridal slavery - has flourished in India. Women and young girls are sold for as little as $120 to men who often abuse...

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Gangland: Hell House

The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico is a brutal gang that rules the prisons of New Mexico. Also known as the "S," they boast a rap sheet that includes drug sales, vicious beatings, and cold-blooded murder. Formed in the 1980s after one of the deadliest prison riots in US history, the "S" has become one of the most feared prison gangs in the country. If prison is hell, than SNM is the...

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The True Story of The Silence Of The Lambs

Meet the deranged serial killers and the determined FBI agents who inspired one of Hollywood's most terrifying thrillers and gave Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster the roles of a lifetime. We go behind the scenes at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit to meet the profilers who became the basis for Harris's characters and to uncover the details of real-life murderers Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, and...

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How Terri-Lynne McClintic Became a Killer

It was one of the most heinous crimes – the abduction, rape and murder of eight year old Victoria Elizabeth Stafford. Michael Rafferty and Terri-Lynne McClintic both found guilty on all counts, now face a life sentence in prison. A 16×9 exclusive takes a deeper look into the life of Terri-Lynne McClintic, and reveals clues to how she became a killer. The tension was high well before Terri-Lynne McClintic took the stand. But she made it explode. What she left behind was a shocked and numbed audience – and even more disturbing questions about how this young woman became a...

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Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?

Oscar Pistorius was on top of the world, breaking world records, winning gold in the London 2012 Paralympics, and becoming the first leg amputee to participate in the summer Olympics. But now, he stands accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and according to police, it was premeditated, but Pistorius claims it was an accident, so, what really happened? There is one question that bothers most of us, how did Oscar not realise was not in the bed next to him when he picked up the gun and proceeded to shoot her through the bathroom door, wouldn’t she have said something to make...

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