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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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Behind the scenes of singer Selena's red-hot career, ambitions and tragic demise; includes interviews with a close friend, a back-up singer and the nurse who spoke to Selena and her killer.
aired 49 days ago
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.
aired 52 days ago
While the clock winds down, Bundy makes death row confessions in a desperate attempt to save his own life.
aired 52 days ago
Ted Bundy helps prepare his own defense, and his amateurishness may help him beat the rap or send him to the electric chair.
aired 52 days ago
While serving time for aggravated kidnapping in Utah and facing first degree murder charges in Colorado, Ted Bundy escapes not once but twice from authorities.
aired 52 days ago
In 1974, college-age women from the Pacific Northwest begin to disappear without a trace.
aired 57 days ago
At the young age of 23, New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez is set up for greatness; less than a year later, a body is found riddled with bullets only a short distance from Hernandez's home.
aired 68 days ago
Ted Kacyznski's brother, the man who ultimately turned him in to the authorities, discusses the hunt that led to the capture of the Unabomber.
aired 69 days ago
The chilling account of a man who survived his encounter with the notorious serial killer, who managed to evade police scrutiny for years.
aired 70 days ago
On Oct. 28, 2007, 23-year-old Stacy Peterson, the wife of veteran police sergeant Drew Peterson, goes missing. as police launch an intensive search to find Stacy, the case raises shocking new questions about her husband.
aired 75 days ago
Five college students were found brutally murdered in Gainesville, Fla. but it would take investigators months, and the discovery of a campsite, a screwdriver and an audio tape, before they identified who the serial killer was.
aired 75 days ago
During a terrifying three-day period in late August 1990, five college students were found brutally murdered in Gainesville, Fla.; panic filled the usually sunny city as investigators searched to find the serial killer before he struck again.
aired 77 days ago
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.
aired 98 days ago
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 98 days ago
Investigating a wide range of suspects and evidence in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey.
aired 98 days ago
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 175 days ago
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.
aired 176 days ago
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.
aired 177 days ago
For nine days, the nation waits for news as to the whereabouts of missing 3-year-Michael and 14-month-old Alex Smith; then, there's a shocking break in the case; the boys' father, David, shares his heartbreaking story; a look at the investigation.
aired 177 days ago
On Oct. 25, 1994, Susan Smith reports that a carjacker has abducted her two young sons, Michael and Alexander; this report sets off a nationwide search for the boys; while the world waits for news about the boys, investigators deliver shocking news.
aired 192 days ago
Timothy McVeigh himself describes how events in his personal life inspired him to take action against his fellow Americans.

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