Murder Made Me Famous
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About Murder Made Me Famous

Murder Made Me Famous is a fact-based 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.

 

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. Watch Murder Made Me Famous on REELZ.

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. Watch Murder Made Me Famous on REELZ.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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.