Lee Boyd Malvo, part of the D.C. Sniper duo who terrorized the Washington, D.C. area in a series of murders, is serving life in prison without parole. But Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the killing spree, will soon face a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue is whether Malvo's sentence can be reconsidered after changes to rulings regarding juvenile criminals.
Derrick Jamison, who spent 20 years in prison for murder before being exonerated on his execution day, and Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, tell us what it's like in the final hours leading up to an execution.
Drugs are killing Americans in record numbers, but not everyone is being hit equally hard. Police and public-health workers battling the problem near Interstate Highway I-65—which runs south-to-north through Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana—are at its front lines. The highway is a supply line favored by Mexican cartels flooding Appalachia and the Midwest.
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.
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.