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Season 3 (8)

22 Seasons | 350 Episodes, 124 Unlocked

 13 Pack of Lies
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Pack of Lies

Aired on Mar 02, 2006

In Miami, Sgt. Altarr Williams and Detective Leo Tapanes discover a young man brutally stabbed to death in his house. The investigators soon learn that the victim may have been killed by associates in an alleged crystal meth ring.

Episode 12 Close Ties / Last Call
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Close Ties / Last Call

Aired on Feb 09, 2006

When Phoenix Detective Alex Femenia is called to a scene where three young people are found dead in their home, it is his job to cull through the evidence and determine what happened at this bloody scene. As night falls, the detective waits for the Medical Examiner to arrive to determine if this is the scene of a triple murder or a murder suicide. In Memphis, TN Sergeant Tony Mullins and Lead Investigator Sgt. Caroline Mason get their first call of the week. A woman calls 911 to report a dead body laying on the front lawn of a home. When the detectives arrive on the scene the mother of the victim is there and gives them a clue, she tells them the last time she saw her son alive, he was with his girlfriend. With the clock ticking it is now up to the Sergeants to locate the girlfriend and find out exactly what she knows.

Episode 11 Dead Man Running / Crash
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Dead Man Running / Crash

Aired on Jan 12, 2006

In Memphis, Sgt. Tony Mullins and his team are investigating the death of an unidentified man found naked on a porch. A blood trail leads detectives to a house where the occupants insist they saw nothing. Mullins must now use all of his interrogation techniques to find out what happened. In Phoenix, Det. Jason Schechterle responds to the homicide of man shot outside of his truck. Detectives find that the victim’s last phone call was to the man that crashed into his car the day before. Schechterle must find out if the man who responsible for the accident is also responsible for the murder.

 10 Last Exit / Out Cold
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Last Exit / Out Cold

Aired on Jan 05, 2006

Two patrol officers driving on a service road to the Black Canyon freeway notice a dark shape at the curb. When they pull over they find a man lying dead in the road. Responding Homicide Detective Jeremy Rosenthal has been with Phoenix Police Department for eight years, and this is just his fifth case a homicide detective. He and Sr. Detective Alex Feminia will investigate this mysterious case. In Miami, Detectives Armando Aguilare and Fernando Bosch are investigating the death of a man found in front of a bar on a little Havana sidewalk, his skull cracked. With no leads, they have to find out who their victim is and how he ended up out cold. But after the autopsy they know one thing for certain–this is a homicide.

 9 Point Blank / Shoot Out
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Point Blank / Shoot Out

Aired on Dec 29, 2005

Memphis Sergeants respond to an unusual scene, a dead man hunched over a swing set. Working with clues found on the crime scene, Sergeants piece together information and locate potential witnesses. The case takes an unexpected turn when they are able to locate and crack an uncooperative witness. In Miami, Detective Fernando Bosch investigates a murder that takes him across state lines. On a desperate search to find the killer of a man who died in Miami, their leads take them to a potential suspect who has reportedly fled to Atlanta. What the detectives find out when they get there surprises them all.

Episode 8 Torched
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Aired on Dec 22, 2005

In Miami, Sgt. Mo Velazquez and Detective Freddy Ponce discover an unidentified victim in the back seat of a torched rental car. The investigation takes a bizarre turn, as detectives uncover a kidnapping and robbery plot involving a crew of drug dealers. They must find everyone involved – before they all disappear.

Episode 7 Fifty Dollar Murder / Murder in Liberty City
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Fifty Dollar Murder / Murder in Liberty City

Aired on Dec 15, 2005

In Memphis, TN a store clerk is shot during a robbery at a convenience store. Sgt. Connie Justice and Sgt. Ron Collins find extensive forensic evidence at the scene but none of it points to a suspect. Their only hope is surveillance cameras that captured the violent struggle on tape. They hope this will give them the lead they need to i.d. the killer. In Miami, Sgt. Jose “Pepi” Granado and rookie detective Armando Aguilar are confronted with a dead victim and a wounded man at two crime scenes just blocks apart. With no on talking, they rely on old-fashioned police work to find a man who knows what happened that night.

Episode 6 Foolproof Alibi / Left Behind
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Foolproof Alibi / Left Behind

Aired on Dec 01, 2005

In Miami, when a young father-to-be is gunned down in broad daylight, Sgt. Eunice Cooper and Detective Ervens Ford are sure they know who did it. But when their primary suspect claims he was at home when the shooting occurred, and has the record from his GPS ankle bracelet to prove it, they must work against the odds to catch their killer. In Phoenix, Detectives Steve Orona and Jeremy Rosenthal respond to a call of a foul odor coming from an apartment. When they arrive at the scene their worst fears are realized. The body of a woman, wrapped in a blanket, is decomposing on the floor of the bathroom. The detectives are now in a race against time to try and find the killer. They chase their suspect to Mexico, hoping to find him before he disappears.

Episode 5 Evil Streak / .50 Caliber
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Evil Streak / .50 Caliber

Aired on Nov 03, 2005

In Las Vegas, Detectives Mike Wallace and Mark McNett are called out on a nightmare of a case: a beautiful young woman was assaulted and murdered in her own apartment. With nothing but the physical evidence, they’ve got to find out if the killer is a total stranger or someone she knows. And in Miami, Detectives Rolly Garcia and Orlando Silva must track down an enormous handgun that was used to gun a man down on a residential sidewalk: the .50 caliber Desert Eagle is such a rare weapon that the Miami crime lab has never handled a case with one before.

Episode 4 Fish out of Water / Good Samaritan
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Fish out of Water / Good Samaritan

Aired on Oct 20, 2005

In Miami, FL, homicide detective Fernando Bosch is faced with what appears to be the murder of an innocent tourist from Ohio. But the discovery of thousands of counterfeit dollars under the victim’s bed leads him to believe the phony bills may have cost him his life. And when a homeless man is brutally stabbed defending a local restaurant owner, Sgt. Altarr Williams and Detective Emiliano Tamayo must track the hero’s ruthless killer before he disappears into the underbelly of Miami’s homeless community.

 3 Duct Tape Murder / Custody of the Devil
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Duct Tape Murder / Custody of the Devil

Aired on Oct 13, 2005

In Memphis, Sgts. Tony Mullins and Doreen Shelton struggle to identify the two men who robbed and killed a neighborhood drug dealer. And in Miami, when a daughter discovers her mother’s body, Detectives Tamayo and Ruggerio search for the killer.

 2 House of Blood / Last Man Standing
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House of Blood / Last Man Standing

Aired on Oct 06, 2005

A brutal stabbing in Little Havana has Detective Carlos Castellanos following a trail of bloody footprints the killer left as he fled the scene. It will take bloodhounds and a frantic pace to track down the killer in this whodunit. And Sergeant Confessor Gonzalez has a mystery on his hands. A young man is found gunned down in a parking lot, and a trail of blood at the scene indicates a second victim. Who is he and what does he know? Gonzalez needs to find the answers to those questions to solve this case.

Episode 1 Deadly Attraction
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Deadly Attraction

Aired on Oct 01, 2005

In his final case as a homicide investigator, Sgt. Joe Schillaci teams up with Dets. Mayree Morin and Olga Rome to solve a baffling murder of a man found murdered in his bed. Schillaci and his team soon learn the killer may be a worker for a traveling carnival. They must enter into a murky and dangerous world of “Carnies” to track down the elusive killer… before he leaves town with the show.

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