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Ted Bundy: An American Monster spotlights how the serial killer was brought to justice

Ted Bundy: An American Monster

Ted Bundy in court a decade before he was eventually executed

Ted Bundy: An American Monster is a special on Investigation Discovery examining the hunt for the infamous serial killer.

The man who helped bring him to justice examines the case and presents old film and case documents that shine new light on the gruesome crimes committed by Bundy.

Ted Bundy was born in 1946 and grew up with the slight stigma of being born out of wedlock. However, he was close to his grandparents though his grandfather was known for his violent outbursts and bullying behaviour.

His high school years were unremarkable other than a few minor brushes with the law for petty crimes. At University he studied Chinese and had a serious relationship with a classmate known only in his biographies under the pseudonym Stephanie Brooks.

He was deeply in

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REVEALED: Chilling tell-tale signs that killer parents were lying about daughter Shafilea Ahmed’s murder

BODY language experts have revealed the moment parents Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed’s story about their daughter’s disappearance and death started to unravel in front of the world’s media.

In the latest series of Faking It: Tears of a Crime, expert Cliff Lansley discusses the tell-tale signs portrayed by Shafilea Ahmed’s parents during a recording of a documentary about the 17-year-old’s death.

Footage captures the moment Mr Ahmed is questioned whether he had any involvement with his daughter’s disappearance to which he replies: ‘Never. I couldn’t even dream of it.’ 

But a self-incriminating nod implied otherwise. 

After suffering years of honour-based violence – including an attempted forced marriage – Shafilea’s parents suffocated her to death in front of her siblings in 2003.

After almost nine years of lies, deception and deceit the parents of Shafilea were found guilty of

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Serial husband and boyfriend killer Cynthia Phillips is spotlighted in American Monster

Cynthia Phillips as played by an actress

Cynthia Phillips (seen above played by actress in recreation) had a way with men and murder

This week American Monster spotlights the dark desires and greed that led to and Cynthia Phillips to attempt to kill her husband Ron.

Colorado, 1995, Ron and Cynthia Phillips move to a remote town and try to settle themselves and their four children into this new life.

However, things take a dark turn when a man Cynthia tried to hire as a hitman turns her into the police. She wanted to kill her husband and possibly collect life insurance money. But this shocking incident was only the tip of a string of suspicious deaths and murder attempts that Cynthia had been involved in.

She was convicted convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison for trying to kill Ron, but police continued their investigation

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Dawn Viens, David Viens: Lomita Chef Killer Cooks Up Plot On ‘The Perfect Murder’ On Investigation Discovery

Dawn Viens, the missing California wife of chef David Viens, is the focus of tonight’s The Perfect Murder on Investigation Discovery. Dawn Viens disappeared eight years ago. Her body has never been found. Law enforcement investigators say David Viens is responsible for her disappearance and death. Today, he is serving a sentence of 15 years in prison. The Perfect Murder is produced by Kaufman Films.

 

Teaser: The Perfect Murder–Episode “Murder Well Done”

A wife goes missing after finishing her shift at an upscale restaurant. As months pass and no body is found, police zero in on the woman’s husband, a well-known chef who police believe cooked up more than rosemary and basil in the kitchen.

 

Case File: Dawn Viens and David Viens

Dawn Viens, 39, disappeared in October of 2009. She was last seen leaving Thyme Contemporary Café in Lomita, California where she worked. She was described in the missing person posters as 5’7

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Behind Oxygen’s Killer Rebranding

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High-end true-crime series such as Netflix’s Making a Murderer and This American Life podcast Serial played a significant part in Oxygen’s decision to remake itself as the destination for crime series. The rebrand has been gradual, but it’s now kicking in in earnest, with a new logo making its way to air, and the resurrection of Dick Wolf’s Cold Justice series, which debuts July 22, among other crime show launches.

Rod Aissa, Oxygen executive VP of original programming and development, said the wildly popular crime series on Netflix and podcasts such as Serial revealed a younger version of the true-crime fan that Oxygen executives found intriguing. He speaks of a new wave of women consuming those pop-culture staples.

“We’re looking to engage with younger women,” he said, “this next generation of crime viewer.”

Oxygen was launched in 2000 by Geraldine Laybourne, Oprah Winfrey and

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