He was a modern day Robin Hood, with a vicious bite. Pablo Escobar dreamed of being a millionaire as a small child and with ruthlessness and determination, he killed his way to the top, becoming the Columbian Cartel Kingpin of ...
The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions? Each episode, author and PEOPLE crime reporter Steve Helling presents dramatic recreations of the crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight.
The Unibomber Ted Kaczynski
A mathematical prodigy and former professor at Cal Berkeley, Ted Kaczynski became widely known as the “Unabomber” after mailing bombs to universities and airlines between 1978 and 1995. After struggling at Berkeley, he decided to live a survivalist lifestyle in ...
A former Texas music teacher and choir leader, Marshall Applewhite was the founder of the Heaven’s Gate, a religious group which organized the largest American mass suicide since Jonestown. Applewhite lured and brainwashed willing followers with promises that extraterrestrials would ...
Ken & Barbie Killers Karla Homolka
The Canadian serial killer, alongside her husband Paul Bernardo, drugged, raped and murdered three women, including her own younger sister. While the world watched in shock as her sentencing unfolded, Karla struck a deal claiming that she had been an ...
“Angry Betty” Broderick
“Angry Betty” Broderick is the former suburban housewife who skyrocketed to fame when she murdered her ex-husband and his new, much younger, wife in their bed in 1989. The ultimate crime-of-passion story included explicit recorded phone calls during her contentious ...