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18th Street Gang

18th Street Gang

18th Street is considered the largest gang in Los Angeles, California, and is a strong armed transnational Latino criminal gang. It is estimated that there are thousands of members in Los Angeles County alone. There are approximately 200 separate individual autonomous gangs operating under the...

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Sherlock Holmes: The True Story

Sherlock Holmes: The True Story

A documentary about the real life inspirations for Sherlock Holmes. A leading professor of medicine, Dr. Joseph Bell is a pioneer in a new field, forensic science. Joseph Bell is the real life model for the greatest fictional detective in history. He inspired his student, Arthur Conan Doyle to...

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8.76

Hunting Pablo Escobar

Hunting Pablo Escobar

In 1989 Forbes magazine estimated Escobar to be the seventh-richest man in the world with a personal wealth of close to $25 billion, while his Medellín cartel controlled 80% of the global cocaine market. While seen as an enemy of the United States and Colombian governments, Escobar was a hero...

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Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters

Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters

Hannibal Lecter, also known as Hannibal the Cannibal, although a fictional character has become quite the legend. Hannibal Lecter was created in Thomas Harris' brilliant imagination for the famous film Silence of the Lambs and his character was modeled after real serial killers....

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The Ken and Barbie Killers

The Ken and Barbie Killers

Paul Bernado and Karla Homolka were Canadian serial killers who attracted worldwide media attention when they were convicted of raping and murdering teenage girls, including Karla's own sister, Tammy Homolka. These two serial killers are part of a fairly exclusive group of killers that killed...

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6.76

Secrets of the Dead: Umbrella Assassin

Secrets of the Dead - Umbrella Assassin

On Monday, September 11, 1978, Bulgarian émigré, writer, and broadcast journalist Georgi Markov died in London at the age of 49. A political murder, his death remains one of the Cold War's greatest mysteries. Markov was an acclaimed literary figure in Bulgaria before he defected to the West...

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8.33

Behind Bars

Behind Bars

Another chance to see the BAFTA award winning presenter traveling to northern California to visit America's notorious San Quentin State Prison. Built in 1852, San Quentin is one of America's oldest prisons and suffers from chronic overcrowding. Although famous for its death row the prison's...

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7.92

H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer

H.H. Holmes - America's First Serial Killer

Depicts the entire life of Herman Mudgett, AKA Holmes, and his castle of horrors. Also known as the torture doctor, Holmes designed his own building, complete with torture chambers, where he rented rooms to unsuspecting victims visiting the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Focuses on Dr. Holmes'...

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How to Kill a Human Being

How to Kill a Human Being

Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution. As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain, Michael sets out to find a solution which is...

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7.48

Charles Manson Then and Now

Charles Manson Then and Now

Charles Manson, (aka Charles Milles Maddox), the self-proclaimed Messiah who presided over a commune-style group known as the Manson Family was convicted in 1971 in California in a trial covering a total of 27 count indictments against he and members of the family for the murders of seven...

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Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is a pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished districts in and around Whitechapel, London, in late 1888. The name originated in a letter by someone claiming to be the murderer that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely...

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Lucky Luciano

Lucky Luciano

He wrote his name in blood on the sidewalks of New York and made himself the Boss of all Bosses. Arriving in America at the age of nine and embarking upon a life of crime at age 14, Charles Lucky Luciano rose through the ranks of the New York Mafia like a pistol shot. By the age of 34, he was...

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