Interviews with defense attorneys, law enforcement officials, forensic psychologists and anyone with insight into bad behavior.
Myra Hindley and Ian Brandy At a busy English railway station, a police investigation leads to a baggage room. Inside an ordinary suitcase, horrifying secrets. In it there was a gun, various sex magazines, but the most damning and most important piece of evidence was a tape, a quarter-inch field tape. on the tape, a terrified girl begs for her life. This little girl is asking not to be tortured, screaming for her mommy, asking to go home. It was awful. A woman's voice can also be heard, torturing a young child to death. Her crimes will shatter a nation's innocence. Her name is Myra Hindley. What Myra Hindley did was evil. There is absolutely no doubt that Myra Hindley was the most reviled woman in Britain. Manchester England, the early 60s, a nineteen-year-old Myra Hindley is a quiet secretary infatuated with co-worker, Ian Brady. Myra was looking for someone to pull her out of her boring existence and for her, Ian offered that. Soon Ian Brady initiates Myra into his dark world. As a sadist, he gets sexual pleasure from the sufferings of others. She was ready to enter a sexually sadistic sadomasochistic relationship with Brady. It didn't take much doing.
Black deaf woman convicted of murder.
Daphne Wright A heart of darkness can turn an ordinary home into a house of horrors. Jackie Chaz Moore has seen it happen. I just want to advise to other people, beware you cannot trust people. They may look innocent, they may have a smile, but check their behaviors, their references, because there's a lot of bad people out there, and they may be living in your home. In Jackie's basement, blue paint covers the stains of a grisly crime but memories can't be painted over so easily. I was just totally disgusted, totally blown away when I found out there was a chainsaw dismembering the body in my basement. It's something that I certainly will never forget. Sioux Falls South Dakota 2006, detective Troy Duncan investigates the disappearance of a local deaf woman Darlene Vandergiesen. Majority of missing person cases we have, the people turn up and there's a logical reasonable explanation of where they had been. But Darlene's disappearance has her family fearing the worst.
Carolyn Warmus The world can change in an instant as it did for a husband returning a home around midnight in January 1989.They say he walked in the apartment and then he looked, he saw his wife laying on the floor and that's when he discovered the enormous amount of blood. Paul Solomon calls 911. It's too late, his wife is dead. Sergeant Ricci Constantino is the first detective on the scene. There was a large pile of blood that she was lying in, and you see that she had gunshot wounds to her body. A seasoned New York cop Constantino quickly has a prime suspect. Any type of homicide you always look at the person who saw the victim last, and the person who found the victim. That person was Paul Solomon, the husband. The police suspect Solomon is hiding something, his wife Betty Jean had the same feeling earlier that day. Paul tells his wife of 15 years, he is going out with friends.
The truck murderess
Winnie Ruth Judd Jealousy is all too easily disguised behind an innocent face like the face of a passenger on the train to Los Angeles in 1931. She was beautiful, she was sweet, she was pleasant, she was nice she was kind of everything, you'd think a little minister's daughter would be. Her name is Winnie Ruth Judd, she arrives in a new city with a few pennies in her pocket and a suitcase full of secrets. Then, they start discovering that the trunk is bleeding. When the trunk is opened, America will be left reeling. This is the biggest sensational case in the entire country. Papers all over the nation are writing about this unbelievable situation. The trunk, the bloody trunk. I mean who is this woman, who is this enigma, who is this trunk murderess. It was frantic, no one knows the tale of Winnie Ruth Judd, better than writer Jana.
After committing murder, she needs retail therapy.
Dana Sue Gray A disturbed mind can lash out when at least expected, as it did on a clear morning in Canyon Lake California. A 38 year old Dana sue gray is setting out on a shopping trip. There was something about money, having it and spending it that made Dana sue feel important. She looks like a typical suburban mom on her way to the mall but Dana is a woman with a startling secret. She used ligature strangulation, she used bludgeoning, she used knives. Dana sue gray is a psychopath, she just committed a brutal murder and now she needs some retail therapy. Detective Joe will never forget the gruesome crime scene, Dana sue gray left behind that day in 1994. It was a shock because it was only his second homicide case as a detective and it was overwhelming.
A sordid web of Sex, Lies and money.
1999 the opulent suburb of Toro Canyon in Austin Texas, millionaire TV executive Steven Beard jolts awake. He has no idea what is wrong, then he reaches down, there is a gaping wound in his stomach. He just looked down and saw his internal organs laying outside of his body. Paramedics fight to save the 75 year old man. By the commotion Steven’s 37 year old wife Celeste arrives from her separate bedroom. No one is sure what has happened until police find a vital clue. Stephen Beard has been shot. When there is a shotgun blast to the abdomen, multiple pellets are gonna be perforating the stomach, causing leakage of hydrochloric acid, the pancreas causing leakage of all of the digestive enzymes. Then most importantly multiple shots to the intestines is going to cause leakage of bacteria. It is a very slow and painful death.
Deadly gamble, Insurance Fraud
Eva Coo On an isolated farm in New York's Catskill Mountains, a confrontation, the owner thinks she has caught two trespassers. The truth is much more frightening. The intruders are killers. She is face to face with a deadly woman, who has a taste for money and murder. Eva Coo is like a natural predator. Money was Eva's primary motivation and she would do anything to get it, including murder. Eva Coo is a sharp businesswoman at the height of prohibition in the 1920s. She runs the busiest speakeasy in town. Little Eva's place, it was called lots of loud music lots of women lots of alcohol and everybody visited Eva Coo’s place, that wanted to have a good time. New York playwright Isaac Rathbone has turned Eva's sordid life story into a stage production. The story of Eva Coo is the story of survival.
Once youngest person ever on Indiana's death row
Paula Cooper Peer pressure exploded into bloodshed in Gary Indiana in the mid-1980s. We call her Nana was the affection name, that the family had for her. She took a real special lover for each one of us, grandkids and we were all special to her and she treated us all very fair and equal. Bill Pelke, remembers the kind warmth of his grandmother Ruth, her real love, her real passion was telling Bible source to young kids. We cut out pictures of Bible characters and she put them up on this board, tell the stories, neighborhood children gather in Mrs. Pelke home for her lessons. It is what she loved to do and so at the age of 70, 80 years old. One more chance for her to share her faith with young people. Not all her students have such good intentions in reaching out to help.
I don't like Mondays.
Brenda Spencer The suburbs have harbored their share of deadly women but until 1979 one of its institutions had been largely untouched by violence or death. On Monday January 29 that would change forever. This is one of the most unthinkable horrendous crimes that could ever occur in California, in the nation and in the world. The city is San Diego California, school teacher Darrell Barnes heads off for another day. He was a teacher for 38 years. He enjoyed the community and he enjoyed the kids that were there. It was a extremely pleasant experience until the incident happened across the road. from Darrell school Grover Cleveland elementary. 16 year old Brenda Spencer is home alone. Her single-parent father has left for work but Brenda isn't preparing for class. She's looking for a thrill. This Monday would spawn a hit song and become the most infamous school day in modern history.
Valerie Parashumti and Jessica Stasinowsky
Love can change everything for better or for worse. In Australia in 2006 two young women shocked the country. They said that they felt like that brewing a movie, a surreal fantasy that became horrifying. In fact, a lot of us can understand murder under certain circumstances but murder for foreplay. A fatal attraction that would end in unspeakable brutality. It's the kind of thing that scares society. The city of Perth Western Australia it's a relaxed town, in a relaxed country. In December 2006, this quiet suburbia became a killing ground. Young Stacey Mitchell had been arguing with her parents and decided to leave home. Stacey being a normal fascias, 16 year old, did what many teenage girls do at some point. They have a family argument with their parents and they leave. They want to get out of the house for a few weeks. Then she went to stay with friends.
Mom shot her three children for a man.
Diane Downs May 19 1983, the night Springfield Oregon was turned upside down. It's 10:48 p.m. at Mackenzie William Hospital. A family car has become an ambulance. Children have been shot. It is every mother's nightmare. Three children gunned down by a complete stranger. Single mother Diane Downs is also shot in the arm. There were three children, Cheryl, Christie and Danny. Cheryl had already expired. Dr. Stephen and his medical team tried to save the two surviving children. Christie had a couple of bullet holes and she had no blood pressure, no pulse, she was pasty white and appeared to be dead. These children would gradually lose consciousness, they would be experiencing pain and their blood pressure would gradually drop. Doctors and nurses work frantically in a race against the clock. Medical attention would have to be received before critical levels of oxygen had stopped reaching the brain, at which point they would become brain-dead.
Vampire Lesbian Killer
Tracey Wiggington Between excitement and murder, the idea of a thrill kill shocks every society, wherever it happens. One morning the Australian city of Brisbane awoke to news of a most horrific murder. He was covered in blood, absolutely coding blood. In October 1989 detective Pat Clancy gets a case he'll never forget. I've seen some shockers believe me. This murder scene would write up here among the Tubman's. At the crime scene a naked father of five lay dead. He appeared to be stabbed in his throat, savagely slashed. When the body was rolled over. I truly thought that the head was going to detach from the body. It just almost went its own way and it was a most uncomfortable. Who could commit such a brutal crime. That first day no one could have guessed, I'd think we even considered the idea of it being a female.