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.
Wayne Williams, the subject of the podcast Atlanta Monster and Season 2 of Mindhunter, has been in prison for almost 30 years after being convicted of murdering two men. Although he was never tried or convicted, the murders of 29 kids and young adults were attributed to him as well.