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Murder Made Me Famous

“Angry Betty” Broderick

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“Angry Betty” Broderick

“Angry Betty” Broderick is the former suburban housewife who skyrocketed to fame when she murdered her ex-husband and his new, much younger, wife in their bed in 1989. The ultimate crime-of-passion story included explicit recorded phone calls during her contentious divorce and dramatic courtroom testimonies that captivated the country. Was she a woman wronged or just a jealous ex-wife hell-bent on revenge?

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Billionaire Boys Club

Con man Joe Hunt forms an investment club with wealthy young men who trust him with their families’ money. The Ponzi scheme leads to murder when Hunt gets involved with Ron Levin, a notorious con man, himself. Set in Beverly Hills with fancy cars and expensive designer suits, this story about upper class young men with bright futures turns into a bizarre tale of greed, deception, violence, missing bodies and eventually, life in prison.

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Charles Manson

In 1969, nine people are killed by a notorious cult leader with mostly female followers living in a commune. Among the brutally murdered is pregnant actress Sharon Tate. The two-night murder spree terrorizes Los Angeles and uncovers a bizarre revenge and connection to musical legend Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys and actress Doris Day’s son, Terry Melcher, a producer who failed to promote the musical ambitions of Charles Manson.

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Drew Peterson

A Bolingbrook, Illinois police sergeant bathes in the media limelight after he becomes a suspect in the drowning murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio and the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Cales Peterson, in 2007

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Jean Harris

The 1980 murder of Scarsdale diet doctor, Herman Tarnower, shocks the nation. His lover and headmistress of a prestigious girls’ school is arrested and convicted in a sensational trial in the suburbs of New York City. Jean Harris claims the shooting was accidental when the doctor struggled for her handgun to prevent her attempt at suicide. This true story of wealth, fame and jealousy garners sympathy for Harris as a long-time girlfriend rejected by Tarnower and replaced with a younger woman.

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Jim Jones

Jim Jones was the cult leader and founder of the People’s Temple. Known for his extreme beliefs on Christianity, socialist politics, and racial equality, Jones is infamous for the mass murder-suicide he led of over 900 of his followers in Jonestown, Guyana. Urging his church’s members to drink a cyanide-laced punch as a sign of loyalty, the 1978 event resulted in the greatest single loss of American lives before 9/11.

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Jodi Arias

Sex, jealously and obsession fuel a national media fixation on Jodi Arias, who in 2008 savagely murders her ex-boyfriend, 30 year-old motivational speaker Travis Alexander.

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Joran van der Sloot

When beautiful, 18 year-old Natalee Holloway vanishes while on a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005, the international media converges on young, Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot, who was the last person seen with her on the Caribbean island.

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Pamela Smart

The horrific murder of 24 year-old Gregg Smart becomes a national media event when his attractive young wife is found to be having an affair with the 15 year-old killer, a case that inspired the Nicole Kidman movie "To Die For."

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Robert Durst

Robert Durst is the former, high-profile real estate tycoon and star of HBO’s The Jinx. He first gained the media’s attention with the disappearance of his wife in 1982. Although Durst was investigated, his wife’s body was never found and all charges were dropped against him. In 2001, he was convicted, and later acquitted, of the dismemberment of his neighbor’s body and dumping it into the Galveston bay. Deranged and still up to no good, Durst was later arrested in 2015 for the 2000 murder of friend Susan Berman. Durst is currently awaiting trial for the death of Berman.

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Scott Peterson

The 2002 disappearance of 27 year-old, pregnant Laci Peterson ignites a national media firestorm when her handsome young husband, Scott, becomes the prime suspect.

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Steven Avery

The 2005 murder of young photographer Teresa Halbach shocks the central Wisconsin community of Manitowoc County. A grisly crime scene of her burned bones is discovered at the family auto salvage business of Steven Avery, recently released from prison after serving 18 years for a rape he didn’t commit. Two years earlier, DNA evidence exonerated him. But now arrested, charged and convicted of the photographer’s murder, Avery’s case becomes the subject of the popular documentary “Making a Murderer,” on Netflix, in which defense attorneys cast doubt on Avery’s guilt once again.

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Ted Bundy

The horrific crimes of charismatic law student Ted Bundy - who killed at least 36 young women - grip the nation in the 1970s and give birth to the term “serial killer.”

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The "Hillside Strangler"

“The Hillside Strangler,” Kenneth Bianchi, was a serial killer that terrorized Los Angeles between October 1977 and February 1978. But what cops didn’t know was that he had a killing accomplice – his own cousin! During this time, Kenneth and his cousin Anthony went on a spree of kidnappings, rapes, and murders in the area and claimed the lives of 10 innocent people. Because the bodies of the victims were usually found on hillsides, the infamous “Hillside Strangler” name was born. When Kenneth was caught in 1979, he ratted out Anthony, and both cousins were sentenced to life in prison.

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The “Craigslist Killer”

The “Craigslist Killer” also known as Philip Markoff, was 23 when he was preparing for a promising future as a doctor and a life of happiness with his fiancée, Megan McAllister. He seemed destined for greatness as one of Boston University’s brightest med students, but Markoff had a dirty little secret. He would set up appointments with women offering erotic services on Craigslist to rob them, and one encounter ended in murder. His unsuspecting fiancée stood by his side until the evidence was too overwhelming. Markoff took his own life in jail by cutting critical arteries that he studied in anatomy class.

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The “Playmate Killer”

The “Playmate Killer,” Paul Snider, was the ex-husband of Playboy Model Dorothy Stratten. Snider was one of the creators of Chippendales, the male strip club chain, but he is most remembered as the killer of Stratten. Their marriage lasted barely a year. When Stratten developed a romantic relationship with acclaimed film director Peter Bogdanovich, Snider’s jealousy led to murder-suicide. Stratten was killed by Snider in the Los Angeles apartment they had once shared. On the same day, Snider killed himself. Police believe he raped Stratten and sexually abused her corpse as his last twisted obsession of the Playmate of 1980.

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The Menendez Brothers

The 1989 slaughter of Hollywood media mogul Jose Menendez and his wife becomes a national media event when the couple’s two privileged young sons confess to the murder.

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The Preppy Killer

The partially clothed body of pretty, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin is discovered on the Upper East Side of Manhattan’s Central Park. The chief suspect is handsome 19-year-old Robert Chambers, who claims Jennifer wanted “rough sex” and blames her for her own death. The sensational 1986 tabloid story of affluent teens from New York City’s private prep schools becomes known as the “preppie murder.” And even the jury doesn’t believe Chambers is a cold-blooded killer.