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Two Shallow Graves

Season 1
202216+
The McStay family's disappearance haunts police for three years until their remains turn up in the desert. Prosecutors say evidence proves Chase Merritt killed them, but Merritt declares his innocence, claiming they are misinterpreting the facts.
Starring
Gianni McStayJoseph McStay Jr.Joseph McStay
Genres
Unscripted
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Vanished
    May 21, 2022
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The fate of the missing McStay family remains a mystery for three years until their bodies surface in two shallow graves in the desert. Prosecutors accuse Chase Merritt of the crime, and the trial begins with each side passionately presenting their case.
  2. 2. The Missed Call
    May 21, 2022
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A bombshell witness upends the Merritt murder trial, claiming someone else confessed to the McStay murders. Merritt’s girlfriend gives him an alibi, but the prosecution attempts to discredit her on the witness stand.
  3. 3. The Killer's Truck
    May 21, 2022
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Police investigate other suspects, including a business associate taking money, an ex-boyfriend still in love with Summer McStay and a new husband with a violent past. Footage of a truck leaving the McStay house may reveal the killer.
  4. 4. The Desert Ping
    May 22, 2022
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Merritt’s phone pings near the desert graves, and authorities wonder whether he buried the bodies or merely visited a sister. Prosecutors suggest he tried to delete financial records to cover his tracks. A defense attorney takes a sudden leave of absence.
  5. 5. Where's Dan?
    May 22, 2022
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    New DNA found in the graves may reveal who murdered the McStays. The defense questions Joseph’s brother on his whereabouts at the time of the murders, and they cannot locate the suspect they believe may have ties to the killings
  6. 6. The Verdict
    May 23, 2022
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    If Merritt testifies, the jurors will learn about his criminal past. The defense and prosecution present their final arguments with closing statements, and it's now up to the jury to determine guilt or innocence.
  7. 7. Stay Out of Dodge
    May 23, 2022
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Chase Merritt is furious with his attorneys for failing to call an expert witness he believes can prove phone records placing him at the gravesite are “impossible.” Another key figure in the case breaks his silence about the crime.
  8. 101. Two Shallow Graves Trailer
    October 30, 2022
    3min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The McStay family's disappearance haunts police for three years until their remains turn up in the desert. Prosecutors say evidence proves Chase Merritt killed them, but Merritt declares his innocence, claiming they are misinterpreting the facts.

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Network
discovery plus Newsworthy Crimes
Amazon Maturity Rating
16+ Young Adults. Learn more
Supporting actors
Summer McStay