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The most terrifying criminals often hide in plain sight, looking as ordinary as a friendly next-door neighbor. Those regular Joes are the focus of "American Monster," precisely because lurking within them are psychopathic killers. Similar to Investigation Discovery's "See No Evil," the hourlong series uses personal movie footage of the monsters-in-disguise at home with family and friends, giving viewers a sense of how their lives are seemingly normal. Interweaved are the stories of their astonishing crimes and interviews with neighbors and loved ones.

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Home videos show U.S. Air Force Sgt. Nathan Paet and his family living a blissfully normal life, then blind greed brings about the destruction of this loving family.
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Profiles of killers and kidnappers who committed astonishing crimes while leading ordinary lives.
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Cassie Golonin disappears just before New Year's Eve from Fort Smith, Ark.; when family and friends conduct a search, the discovery of a shallow grave soon leads to the truth.
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An interview with the daughter of a notorious killer provides an unblinking look at a monster, who led a double life while committing cold-blooded crimes.
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A devastating fire at the Kohnle family home leaves a family member dead; as the evidence mounts up, it's the testimony of two young kids that enables the police to determine whether it was an accident, suicide or murder.
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When outgoing Beth Spaulding and shy Jason Risenburg meet, it looks like a match made in heaven; however, illness and bad luck trigger a tornado of lies and deception that tears them apart.
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After Sherri Dally vanishes from her Ventura, Calif., home, her husband, Michael, and her friend, Debbie, head up a massive search; however, someone knows more than they're saying, and home videos tell a tale of sordid secrets and double lives.
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Kevin and Joanne Dowling like to capture their children's milestones on videotape, then Kevin is accused of gunning down a woman in a nearby town, and his fate hangs on his video camera.
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Newlywed Brian Trimble teams up with friend Blaine Norris to make a low-budget horror movie, then the film spawns a real-life nightmare for Trimble's 29-year-old wife, Randi.
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When a good-looking, successful businessman meets an aspiring actress, it appears to be a match made in heaven, but the honeymoon doesn't last long, and the relationship takes a deadly turn.
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Manling Williams returns home to find her young sons murdered and her sword collector husband, Neal, stabbed to death.
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In Anniston, Ala., the townspeople grieve after Frank Hilley is struck down by a mysterious sickness, then his daughter falls ill, and the family becomes suspicious; home movies tell a shocking tale of murder and reveal the identity of a monster.
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In Colorado, second-time spouses Harold and Toni Henthorn seem to dote on their young daughter and each other, then their idyllic life is shattered by a hiking accident; the couple's home videos conceal a deadly predator who nearly escapes justice.
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A whirlwind romance ensues after beautiful and mysterious Rebecca Thudin meets dashing Larry Fenton; their union appears to be a match made in heaven, until a murder exposes a tangled web of lies, deceit and buried secrets.
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In Ogden, Utah, Stephen and Becky Vargas appear to have it all; however, jealousy and control issues abound behind the picture-perfect life seen in their home videos, but no one suspects their marriage will end in murder.
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Coming home from church, a preacher finds his wife stabbed and beaten, the apparent victim of a home invasion; the preacher's alibi is rock solid, and his son's alibis are sound as well; however, several details don't add up, leading to the truth.
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After a taping of their local-access TV show, Chrissy and Charlie Billis have a terrible accident, smashing their car into a tree; only one of them survives, but tapes from the couple's TV show suggest a sinister tale behind what really happened.
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After Ohioan Richard Beasley vanishes, police discover that an online monster has been luring local men to their deaths.
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As seen in home videos, the Snyders are thrilled when their 34-year-old son, Mike, finally starts a family with his sweetheart, then Mike vanishes after being diagnosed with a terrible illness, and his horrific fate comes to light only years later.
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At a family-run construction company, brothers and cousins work hard and play even harder; then, one of them goes missing, but no one steps forward with answers; the man's disappearance remains a mystery for 20 years.
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Doug and Rose fall in love and get married; however, lies and deceit surface behind their seemingly perfect facade as seen on home videos; then, a no-show at Thanksgiving and a box on the side of the road lead to a shocking discovery.

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