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Wondering how the events really happened, HLN's original series revisits and reveals new answers to notorious crimes, mysteries, trials, and celebrity tragedies. The premiere delves into the sensational trial of brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, including the shocking motive for the brutal murders of their wealthy parents. From there, episodes dissect new clues and re-examine conspiracy theories connected to, among others, the John F. Kennedy Jr. plane crash, the deaths of music royalty Prince, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, and the FBI's investigation of "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski. Included are fresh accounts from witnesses who speak publicly about the cases for the first time. Actor Hill Harper, best known for his role on "CSI: NY," hosts.

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In 2008, 2-year-old Florida toddler, Caylee Anthony, vanished and her mother, Casey Anthony tells investigators Caylee had been kidnapped by her nanny, a woman Casey's family has never actually seen.
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The chilling account of a man who survived his encounter with the notorious serial killer, who managed to evade police scrutiny for years.
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Actor Hill Harper delves deeply into some of the most notorious crimes, mysteries, trials and celebrity tragedies of all time.
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A tale of murder, adultery, courtroom drama, and ultimately the death penalty; the story of Scott and Laci Peterson as told by those who lived it.
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Examining the factors that led to the crash that killed John F. Kennedy Jr. and a never before seen interview with a person who may have been the last person to speak to JFK Jr, moments before the crash.
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Revelations of what Michael Jackson's children and staff witnessed prior to his death and an investigation into the claims that Jackson took his own life.
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'How it Really Happened' uncovers Prince's secret struggles from his earlier years to the final days leading up to his shocking death.
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New theories emerge in the O.J. Simpson case, including a serial killer's confession, a possible hit man who claims responsibility for the murders.
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Actor Hill Harper delves deeply into some of the most notorious crimes, mysteries, trials and celebrity tragedies of all time.
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Bizarre drawings and puzzling clues found in Heath Ledger's apartment could possibly give clues as to whether or not his portrayal as The Joker impacted his life.
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Designer Gianni Versace was gunned down in broad daylight on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion; those closest to Versace, and his killer Andrew Cunanan, try to unravel the mystery.
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George Michael's life as international super star comes to a mysterious and tragic end on Christmas Eve 2016; family and fans were shocked by his sudden death.
aired 271 days ago
Investigating a wide range of suspects and evidence in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey.
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A tale of murder, adultery, courtroom drama, and ultimately the death penalty; the story of Scott and Laci Peterson as told by those who lived it.
aired 290 days ago
It was the shocking affair that nearly toppled a Presidency - Bill Clinton and 21-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
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An eight-month-old baby is fatally injured while in the care of his nanny, Louise Woodward.
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In May 2001 in Washington DC, 24-year-old intern Chandra Levy vanishes into thin air; police find her keys and her cell phone in her apartment and no sign of a struggle.
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In the 1970s, hundreds of people began disappearing without a trace, but in 1997, shocking news about a mysterious religious group made headlines around the world and some answers finally came to light.
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In 2008, two-year-old Florida toddler, Caylee Anthony, vanishes; her mother, Casey Anthony tells investigators Caylee has been kidnapped by her nanny, a woman Casey's family has never actually seen.
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HLN highlights the shocking motive that turned these brothers into killers.
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Investigating a wide range of suspects and evidence in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey.

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