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 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.