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Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case

2013TV-14
Facilitated through investigators' detailed accounts, Motives and Murders: Cracking the Case digs into the background of horrific crimes that have captivated communities and the headlines to determine just what kind of person is driven to commit murder.
Starring
Helen MintiksPerry NortonCraig Crimmins
Genres
Unscripted
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A beautiful, young violinist is murdered at the venerable Metropolitan Opera House in Manhattan, and the story becomes an international scandal. Police interview everyone behind the scenes, and the search is on for the real "Phantom of the Opera."
  2. 2. One Stormy Night
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    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With a thriving business and a baby on the way, a Florida couple is strangled to death in their home. Suspicions about drug smuggling and an aviation deal gone wrong lead detectives to Belize, but the real killer might be located closer to home.
  3. 3. Nightmares in Babysitting
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    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fourteen-year-old Karen Slattery is brutally stabbed and raped while babysitting in South Florida's upscale Delray Beach. Police follow up on dozens of tips, but the case goes cold until a nearly identical crime strikes terror in nearby Boca Raton.
  4. 4. Before He Kills Again
    October 22, 2013
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A woman's body is dumped alongside a road near Tampa, Florida, and within a year, the bodies of two more women are found at the side of the road. Detectives fear a serial predator is on the loose, but the search for the killer will take years.
  5. 5. An Orphan's Ordeal
    October 29, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Boston, 18-year-old Amy Roman is found slaughtered in her South End apartment. Police believe the victim knew her assailant, but when the case goes cold, her determined family undertakes an investigation of their own.
  6. 6. A Secret Life
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    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A pillar of the Haitian community in Spring Valley, New York, is gunned down in his driveway, and the suspects include the victim's terminally ill but wealthy second wife, his alleged mistress and his lover's gun-toting ex-husband.
  7. 7. No Reason to Die
    November 12, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When John and Nancy Bosco are shot at close range in their Bigfork, Montana, home, the search is on for a cold-blooded killer. With few clues and no suspects the case stalls, and John's mother eventually turns to an unorthodox source for help.
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    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bob Henry is gunned down in broad daylight outside the Tacoma, Washington, warehouse where he works. The execution-style murder looks like a professional hit, but to solve the crime, police need to find the murder weapon.
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    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen Smith is bludgeoned to death and her Tempe, Arizona, home is then set on fire. Investigators have two suspects but no hard evidence to tie either to the murder, and it will take 15 years before a jailhouse tip finally leads cops to the killer.
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    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A glamorous flight attendant disappears, and the story makes headlines. An intense search reveals few clues, but a graveside discovery eventually forces police to take a second look at some already familiar faces.

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