Category “Crime”

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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Liquid Bomb Plot

Liquid Bomb Plot is the incredible true story of the surveillance operation that stopped a fatal disaster and saved thousands of lives. It's August 2006. A UK terrorist cell plans to launch suicide bombs that would have resulted in the world's largest and deadliest attack since 9/11. The plot involved exploding devices disguised as soft drinks and, if it had succeeded, would have blown planes from the sky killing 2,000 people in a single night. The failed plan has changed the nature of UK air travel to this very day - with restrictions still in place on the amount of liquid...

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Cops Behaving Badly

What happens when the police fail in their sworn duty to protect life, when they get it wrong or when police officers themselves break the law? BBC’s Richard Bilton investigates cops who behave badly, and discovers just how many cases are dealt with by the police themselves behind closed doors. This film asks why, in some cases, are police officers who are accused of misconduct, simply allowed to walk away. The Chair of the Association of Police Authorities replied to the investigation with: “Whilst it is true that the resignation of an officer accused of misconduct could be in...

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Fred & Rosemary West: The House of Horrors

Frederick Walter Stephen West, was an English serial killer. Between 1967 and 1987, he alone, and later, he and his wife Rosemary, tortured, raped and murdered at least 11 young women and girls, many at the couple's homes 25 Midland Road and later 25 Cromwell Street respectively. Rosemary West also murdered Fred's stepdaughter (his first wife's biological daughter) Charmaine, while he was serving a prison sentence for theft. The majority of the murders occurred between May 1973 and August 1979 at their home in 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester. The pair were finally apprehended and charged in...

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John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer. Between 1972 and 1978, the year he was arrested, Gacy raped and murdered at least 33 young men and boys. Although some of his victims' bodies were found in the Des Plaines River, he buried 26 of them in the small crawl space underneath the basement of his home and three more elsewhere on his property. He became known as Killer Clown because of the popular block parties he would throw for his friends and neighbors, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup as Pogo the Clown. On May 10, 1994, Gacy was...

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Prisoner X

In a painstaking investigation, this report amassed compelling evidence to finally uncover the identity of Prisoner X, sending shock-waves around the world when it broke the story. A unique insight to the case. In early 2010 a man was escorted to arguably the most secure prison cell in Israel. The guards taking him there had no idea who he was or what he’d done. “It is simply a person without a name and without an identity who is placed in complete and absolute isolation from the outside world. There is confidentiality surrounding the detainee in every respect” a prison official...

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Cropsey

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. Cropsey is an investigative-crime horror-documentary film, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film initially begins as an examination of “Cropsey,” a boogeyman-like figure from New York urban legend, before segueing into the story of Andre Rand, a convicted child killer from Staten Island. The name “Cropsey”, has nebulous origins. At the time of the...

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Battling the Yakuza

Organized crime syndicates are deeply entrenched in Japanese history. Known as the Jakuza, they were once seen as gangsters with strict code of honor, helping the police to fight the criminal underworld. The Yakuza in Japan has links that extend as far back as 400 years to Edo era. But their days of protecting the weak against the strong are long gone. Today, the Yakuza is a criminal network with nearly 80,000 members operating in 22 crime syndicates, and raking in billions of dollars a year. And Japan’s law enforcement wants to wipe them out once and for all. With their links to...

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