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About Murder Made Me Famous

Murder Made Me Famous is a fact-based crime documentary series that examines killers who gained public notoriety when their crimes generated intense media coverage and made the killers household names. 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 one-hour episode 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. Featured commentator is author and PEOPLE crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances.

Episodes include the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dasey from the hit Netflix documentary, Making A Murderer; disgraced police officer Drew Peterson; Lyle Menendez and Erik Menendez (The Menendez Brothers) whose murder trial was one of the first to gain viral media attention; Robert “Preppy Killer” Chambers who made headlines in the 80’s; and Joe Hunt who started the “Billionaire Boys Club” and used murder to finance his business.

Jodi Arias, Scott Peterson, Pamela Smart, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy have also been subjects of the Murder Made Me Famous series.

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1980, Jean Harris is struggling to keep herself together while her life spirals out of control, and her ex-lover is caught in the cross hairs. Was it an accident, or cold blooded murder? Here are some of the biggest events of 1980 to take you back to the year....

1984, Joe Hunt and his buddies start an investment firm, convinced they are smart enough to rake in the money in no time, but when they hit a bump in the road, Joe Hunt does the unthinkable to get them back on track. Here are some of the biggest events of 1984 to take you back to the year....

1986, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin has been found beaten to death and raped in Central Park, and Robert Chambers is the #1 suspect. Here are some of the biggest events of 1986 to take you back to the year....

2005, the country is still reeling from the disappearance of Natalee Holloway earlier in the year, and now another young woman, Teresa Halbach, is missing. Here are some of the biggest events of 2005 to take you back to the year....

Did lightening strike twice? Is Steven Avery sitting in prison for a crime he didn't commit for a second time? Watch the videos below and get a glimpse at the side of the story you didn't hear on Making A Murderer....

1969, several shocking murders have left L.A. in a state of panic. Sharon Tate and her house guests are butchered by The Manson Family, the question is, why? Here are some of the biggest events of 1969 to take you back to the year....

Pamela Smart wasn't the only one charged with Gregg Smart's murder. Four teenage boys from a local high school she worked at were also charged with the crime. Below you'll see their mugshots along with their official charges....

1990, Greggory Smart is found gunned down in his apartment and his wife Pamela Smart stands accused of his murder. Here are some of the biggest events of 1990 to take you back to the year....

In 2005 the world gets their first glimpse of Joran van der Sloot in connection to the disappearance (and suspected murder) of Natalee Holloway, 5 years later to the day, he's back in the media for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramírez, will he finally pay for all his crimes? Here are some of the biggest events of 2005 to take you back to the year....

Ted Bundy's murder spree spanned several states, and at least 4 years, although many speculate that his crimes started years earlier. When the authorities caught up with Ted Bundy for the last time in Florida, a search of his car produced his murder kit. He had it with him all the time so he was always ready for the next kill.

The year is 1979, Ted Bundy has been terrorizing the country with his serial killings, and the authorities have finally caught up with him. Here are some of the biggest events of 1979 to take you back to the year....

Kathleen Savio and Drew Peterson were gearing up for their divorce in 2003 when she received an anonymous letter informing her that Drew was having an affair, and to be careful and protect herself. The affair was with his soon to be fourth wife, Stacy Cales, who was 17 at the time. This letter was sent as a warning to Kathleen, to let her know she had no one to turn to for help in the law enforcement community...

It's 2007 and Drew Peterson's wife Lacy has been missing for weeks, but upon closer investigation, it seems Lacy isn't the only wife of Drew's to befall mysterious circumstances. Here are some of the biggest events of 2007 to take you back to the year....

Lyle & Eric Menendez stand accused of murdering their parents in their Beverly Hills home. The trial that follows is one of the first to receive the media attention that is so common today. Here are some of the biggest events of 1989 to take you back to the year....

When Scott Peterson was arrested on April 18, 2003 for the murder of his wife Laci Peterson, who was 8 months pregnant with their son Conner, he was supposedly on his way to play golf with his father and brother. When his vehicle was searched, however, they found everything BUT golf clubs. Below is a list and evidence photos of the items seized from the car he had purchased under his mother's name....

It's Christmas Eve 2002, Laci Peterson (who is 8 months pregnant) has gone missing, and her husband Scott Peterson is heading up the search team, or is he? Here are some of the biggest events of 2002 to take you back to the year....

During Jodi Arias' long and sensational trial, her personal journals were admitted into evidence and read aloud to the court. They were used to catch her in lies and determine her character. Below you can read her bizarre feigned entries written days after she killed Travis Alexander....

In 2008, Travis Alexander was found dead in his home and the prime suspect was his ex-girlfriend Jodi Arias. Here are some of the biggest events of 2008 to take you back to the year....