In three decades as an undercover operative for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Vincent A. Cefalu risked his life investigating groups from outlaw motorcycle gangs to the Ku Klux Klan. Cefalu spoke with us about the undercover moments that frightened him most.
Aiyana Gauvin, Adrian Jones and Roman Barreras are some of the high-profile cases from the past few years of children who were abused and ultimately killed by their parents. We speak with experts about why some parents unleash such extreme violence on their children.
It's hard to imagine there was once a time when women trusted serial killer Ted Bundy to take care of their children—but that's exactly what happened in the summer of 1975. Bundy would sometimes take two young boys to a local pool or the drive-in. Years later, one of those boys reflects on incidents that may have hinted at Bundy's dark and secretive world.
On June 4, 2008, a 30-year-old legal-insurance salesman named Travis Alexander was brutally slain in the bathroom of his Mesa, Arizona home. We examine the details of the crime, the conviction of Alexander's girlfriend Jodi Arias and what Arias's life is like in prison now.
Known for her empathetic approach with the public, officer Jill Marshall was first drawn to law enforcement in high school, and has never second guessed that path. She spoke with us about how she got started, lessons she's learned on the job with the Warwick Police Department and the real story behind her dog's name.
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.