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Titanic: Sinking The Myths, based on the book Diana Bristow published in 1995, reveals, step-by-step, how a massive shipping conglomerate, essentially, gambled with 1,500 lives in an effort to protect their financial interests.

On May 5, 2016, Filmmaker John MacGibbon receives a call from Quincy College's Plymouth Campus informing him that his mother-in- law, Vibeke Rasmussen, has not shown up for work. Alarmed, John contacts local authorities, and the couple drives from their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Rasmussen’s apartment an hour away. When they arrive, police refuse to give them any information about what they've found. The couple leaves not knowing what to think-- one officer suggests Rasmussen may have committed suicide. Hours later police call to share an unimaginable truth-- seventy-six-year- old Rasmussen has been stabbed more than 35 times in the face, neck, hands and shoulders while in bed in her Plymouth apartment. It was a murder so gruesome in its brutality that a forensic expert said the evidence showed the killer continued to stab Rasmussen even after she was dead. “She’s not moving and he’s not stopping.” Police immediately talk with everyone in the apartment complex and only one person is missing; Rasmussen’s new neighbor across the hall, 24-year-old Tyler Hagmaier. A picture of Tyler begins to emerge - a privileged young man with a repressed, tragic, and violent past. Police begin the search for Hagmaier, and MacGibbon begins his own investigation into what drove this man to viciously attack and kill his wife's innocent mother.

The foundation from which Hagmaier’s troubles grew and how he was able to avoid prison time for serious crimes that included a stabbing and assault on a police officer remain a mystery. Still yearning for answers law enforcement and town officials in Plymouth refuse to give, MacGibbon pores over court documents and interviews friends and some relatives of the killer who are willing to talk. Just as we think we've grasped the killer’s background and family life, a new and unexpected twist is revealed. A man who wishes to remain anonymous calls MacGibbon to talk about his long love affair with Hagmaier.

MacGibbon uncovers more extraordinary evidence about Hagmaier’s past. Three years earlier, while still on probation for stabbing a neighbor, Tyler set fire to a hospital, and a day later lead police on a heroin and alcohol fueled car chase. After Hagmaier crashed, he tried to slash a police officer with a knife and then began cutting his own throat in a bloody and desperate suicide attempt. Tyler spends months in the hospital and when he finally has his day in court most of the charges are dismissed-- his only punishment is having his probation extended an additional 18 months. Later that day he sends an email to his lover. “Probation and no drivers license for 45 days. Best possible outcome, Tyler.” The District Attorney and police continue to stonewall John when he inquiries as to how Tyler was able to disappear after the murder.

In the final part of this gripping true crime documentary, MacGibbon uncovers new evidence long hidden by the police. Leaked documents show that when Plymouth police called his mother’s house looking for Hagmaier, they already had an officer waiting outside to apprehend him. How did he escape? Ultimately, the District Attorney is forced to close the suspiciously still- open murder case, allowing MacGibbon to obtain crucial evidence. At long last, John learns the truth about the murder and the night Hagmaier disappeared. The final answer to the mystery is darker and more disturbing than he could have imagined, and reveals a terrible truth about the limits of a mother’s love and the depths of human despair.

As Paul Snider’s roommate, Patti sees the devastating effect Paul’s breakup with his superstar wife – Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten – has on his crumbling ego. As Paul spirals out of control, he destroys both Dorothy’s life, and Patti’s career.

Richard Beasley’s daughter Tonya knows that her father has a shady past. When he embraces religion, she believes he’s turned over a new leaf. But when his sinister plot turns into a murder spree, Tonya is devastated to learn that her unwitting assistance has been used in the worst way.

Drew Peterson’s son Stephen is in disbelief when his father is accused of murder in the suspicious death of his 3rd wife – and the suspicious disappearance of his 4th wife. As the media circles around the family, Stephen protects his younger siblings and is ultimately forced to face the terrible truth – could his father be guilty after all?

When Laci Peterson’s dead body washed ashore the San Franscisco bay, her husband Scott Peterson was convicted of her murder. At first, the couple’s good friends Kristen and Greg Reed knew authorities had the wrong guy, but then something changed. For the first time, the couple closest to the Peterson’s reveal why they believe Scott betrayed them.

From the outside looking in the Turpin family seemed normal enough, but a phone call in January 2018 changed everything. One of their thirteen children escaped from captivity and exposed the dark secrets of what had been happening inside the Turpin family household for decades. Systematic torture and abuse within the walls of the Turpin home are just the tip of the iceberg as those closest to the family make sense of this tragedy. Hear firsthand accounts from those who knew them best, and learn how blindsided even they were to the horrors taking place. Were the Turpins mentally ill, or sadistic psychopaths? Why didn’t the children seek help sooner? And perhaps most importantly, can you ever really know what’s going on behind closed doors?

On August 10 2019, the multi-millionaire financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell whilst awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors. His death was designated as a suicide by hanging, but the autopsy report was not been released to the public. Questions about the circumstances of his death remained unanswered, and conspiracy theories filled the vacuum. But for once, the truth may be stranger than fiction. For decades, Epstein cultivated connections to the world’s most powerful elite – whilst simultaneously exploited underage gills in a vast pyramid scheme of sexual abuse. The emerging evidence suggests that these obsessions were linked – in blackmail. In this episode, expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter unpacks the secrets of Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell.

Chris and Shanann Watts were by all accounts the perfect couple, with two perfect children Celeste and Bella. In 2018 this family was shattered by the disappearance and murder of Shanann and the kids – at the hands of Chris himself. How is it possible for something this horrific to happen in the sleepy mountain town of Frederick Colorado? Did Chris simply snap the morning of the murders, or was it something much more calculated and sinister? Friends of the Watts family come together to unravel the secrets behind this tragedy.

On August 10 2019, the multi-millionaire financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell whilst awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors. His death was designated as a suicide by hanging, but the autopsy report was not been released to the public. Questions about the circumstances of his death remained unanswered, and conspiracy theories filled the vacuum. But for once, the truth may be stranger than fiction. For decades, Epstein cultivated connections to the world’s most powerful elite – whilst simultaneously exploited underage gills in a vast pyramid scheme of sexual abuse. The emerging evidence suggests that these obsessions were linked – in blackmail. In this episode, expert Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter unpacks the secrets of Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell.

Chris and Shanann Watts were by all accounts the perfect couple, with two perfect children Celeste and Bella. In 2018 this family was shattered by the disappearance and murder of Shanann and the kids – at the hands of Chris himself. How is it possible for something this horrific to happen in the sleepy mountain town of Frederick Colorado? Did Chris simply snap the morning of the murders, or was it something much more calculated and sinister? Friends of the Watts family come together to unravel the secrets behind this tragedy.

The “Craigslist Killer” also known as Philip Markoff, was 23 when he was preparing for a promising future as a doctor and a life of happiness with his fiancée, Megan McAllister. He seemed destined for greatness as one of Boston University’s brightest med students, but Markoff had a dirty little secret. He would set up appointments with women offering erotic services on Craigslist to rob them, and one encounter ended in murder. His unsuspecting fiancée stood by his side until the evidence was too overwhelming. Markoff took his own life in jail by cutting critical arteries that he studied in anatomy class.