On February 1, 1890, Helen Potts, a young woman of wealth and privilege overdosed on morphine and died while attending a prestigious New York City finishing school. Her husband, a handsome med student named Carlyle Harris whom she had married in secret, had prescribed her some pills containing the drug after she complained to him about chronic headaches. But the pills contained enough morphine to kill a person—and Harris knew it. It was his plan all along.
Chris Watts, the Colorado man serving three life sentences for the brutal murder of his wife and two young daughters claims to have had a religious conversion behind bars and is now an evangelical Christian. Murderers David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer and Karla Faye Tucker also claimed to have found or rediscovered God after being incarcerated. We speak with experts about why so many notorious criminals might make such claims while behind bars.
Twenty years ago, Amy Fisher walked out of an upstate New York prison. Dubbed the 'Long Island Lolita' by New York tabloids, she had dominated headlines in 1992 as the obsessed, gun-toting teen caught in a love triangle with a mechanic and his unassuming wife.
Former FBI special agent John Douglas spent his 25-year career with the Bureau interviewing hundreds of America's most infamous killers, from Charles Manson and Ted Bundy to the 'BTK Killer,' Dennis Rader and more. The 'Mindhunter' author talks to us about his new book, 'The Killer Across the Table,' and his tried-and-true interview techniques.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, are both in prison for the 2015 murder of Gypsy's mom, Dee Dee Blanchard, who was believed to have an attention-seeking psychological condition known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. A&E Real Crime spoke with her father, Rod Blanchard, to learn how Gypsy is doing in prison.
They committed their crimes before they were old enough to vote. Then they were condemned to die in prison. As of 2018, there were approximately 2,100 juvenile lifers behind bars. A&E Real Crime looks at some of the juvenile offenders whose landmark cases have changed the law of the land.
To mark Live PD's 200th episode, A&E Real Crime asked you, the Live PD Nation, what you're just dying to know about host Dan Abrams and analysts Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean 'Sticks' Larkin. From ride-alongs, to tattoos, to what it is that makes Live PD so special, we asked all three of them some of your best questions.