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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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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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American Monster takes a look at Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates

Robert Lee Yates pictured at a court hearing, looking sad

Robert Lee Yates was a prolific murdered, killing at least 16. Usually his victims were sex workers he’d hired

This week American Monster takes a look behind the private life of notorious serial killer Robert Lee Yates.

The Yates family moved to Spokane, Washington, in 1996 soon after he left an eighteen year career in the army. He was a family man but he had a side to him that nobody around him had really seen.

Soon after the family moved young sex workers started to turn up dead, all with gun shots to the head. Between 1996 and 1998 a total of 13 women were murdered and the police seemed at a loss.

In September of 1998 he was stopped by police and they requested a DNA sample to rule him out, but he refused feigning

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Hear No Evil spotlights suspected serial killer Mike DeBardeleben known as the Mall Passer

Mike DeBardeleben or the Mall Passer

Mike DeBardeleben became known as the Mall Passer for forging money but his other crimes were far more sinister

This week Hear No Evil investigates the very disturbing case of Mike DeBardeleben, the so-called “Mall Passer” or “Mall Killer”.

During the early 1980s the Secret Service had been investigating a new counterfeit operation and had began handing out sketches of the suspect to various stores. By chance they had just left one when the clerk recognised a man trying to pass off a fake bill. After a foot chase he was apprehended and a search of his car revealed some items that made them think he was involved in some more serious crimes.

In the trunk were thousands in fake money, a stash of pornography, various drugs, stolen license plates, fake drivers licenses, a forged police badge, police lights and

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Johnnie Mae Williams: Louisiana Serial Killer, Sean Gillis, On ‘Killing Fields’

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, serial killer Sean Gillis, and the woman he murdered, Johnnie Mae Williams, are still being discussed years after the brutal serial killings occurred. Last week, Investigation Discovery’s Killing Fields covered the case. On that episode, Major Herbert searches for two missing women who vanished in 2003. A tip leads detectives to the shocking dismemberment death of Johnnie Mae Williams. Investigators retraced their steps and weighed in on the case. Ethan Reames also participated in the gripping Investigation Discovery documentary.

Killing Fields: Missing Black Woman Found Dead, Dismembered In The Woods

Forty-five-year-old Johnnie Mae Williams was found dead in the woods in 2003. A young boy named Ethan Reames is the one who happened upon the body,

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Horrific crimes of Baton Rouge Serial Killer Derrick Todd Lee on Killing Fields

Derrick Todd Lee, known as the Baton Rouge Serial Killer after he murdered seven women

Derrick Todd Lee, known as the Baton Rouge Serial Killer after he murdered seven women

This week’s Killing Fields on Discovery brings back to light the horrific crimes of the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, Derrick Todd Lee.

The episode sees retired Detective Rodie Sanchez and Detective Aubrey St. Angelo from the sheriff’s office return to Whiskey Bay to do a sweep of the waters for potential bodies, after last week’s discovery on the show of Elizabeth Ann Ferrell’s corpse.

Whiskey Bay was known to be a favorite place chosen by Lee to dump his victims during his 11-year killing spree which saw him murder at least seven female victims from 1992 to 2003.

Lee was at first overlooked by law enforcement when they were trying to find the perpetrator of the repeated deaths,

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‘Killing Fields’ Bonus Episodes: Who Was The Baton Rouge Serial Killer? PREVIEW

‘Killing Fields” concluded its second season on Discovery examining cold cases investigated by Detective Rodie Sanchez and his colleagues from the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. The focus of the season was the capture of Tommy Francise, now in jail charged with killing Curtis “Cochise” Smith and George Barrett.

Now, Discovery is airing three new episodes of the series on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT. They feature standalone cases, the first of which came last week. “The Body in Whiskey Bay” was a tightly edited one hour which did not feature Rodie. As Major Hebert said, he’s only back on the force for his cold case investigations. It allowed us to get better acquainted with the rest of the team.

Once again it began with a call to the emergency line about a body discovered in the water and it was filmed in real-time. Weeks of detective work were condensed

Read more at: http://tvruckus.com/2017/03/13/killing-fields-bonus-episodes-baton-rouge-serial-killer-preview/

William Jennings Choyce: ‘Evil Lives Here’–Cali Serial Killer’s Wife Tells All

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You don’t hear much about the case of William Jennings Choyce. But he was an African American serial killer in California who killed and targeted prostitutes. At the time of some of the killings, William Jennings Choyce was married to a woman named Alice Swanson. Alice will tell her story tonight on Investigation Discovery’s docu-series Evil Lives Here. In a first person narrative, Alice Swanson will give a chilling account of what it was like to live with a seemingly normal father and husband, who turned out to be

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William Jennings Choyce: ‘Evil Lives Here’–Cali Serial Killer’s Wife Tells All

You don’t hear much about the case of William Jennings Choyce. But he was an African American serial killer in California who killed and targeted prostitutes. At the time of some of the killings, William Jennings Choyce was married to a woman named Alice Swafford. Alice will tell her story tonight on Investigation Discovery’s docu-series Evil Lives Here. In a first person narrative, Alice Swafford will give a chilling account of what it was like to live with a seemingly normal father and husband, who turned out to be a rapist and serial killer. The episode name for tonight’s Evil Lives Here is “Our House Or Horrors.”

According to Evil Lives Here, Alice describes how she admired

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William Jennings Choyce: ‘Evil Lives Here’–Cali Serial Killer’s Wife Tells All

You don’t hear much about the case of William Jennings Choyce. But he was an African American serial killer in California who killed and targeted prostitutes. At the time of some of the killings, William Jennings Choyce was married to a woman named Alice Swanson. Alice will tell her story tonight on Investigation Discovery’s docu-series Evil Lives Here. In a first person narrative, Alice Swanson will give a chilling account of what it was like to live with a seemingly normal father and husband, who turned out to be a rapist and serial killer. The episode name for tonight’s Evil Lives Here is “Our House Or Horrors.”

According to Evil Lives Here, Alice describes how she admired

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/4033948/william-jennings-choyce-evil-lives-here-cali-serial-killers-wife-tells-all/