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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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The siege at Waco ends in a fiery hell claiming the lives of David Koresh, his followers and his wives and children; TV news crews and demonstrators watch in horror as the ranch goes up in flames.
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A look at what was going on inside the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and why the government raided it in 1993.
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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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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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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.
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In 1974, college-age women from the Pacific Northwest begin to disappear without a trace.
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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.
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Uncovering how Anna Nicole Smith's lavish lifestyle may have contributed to her mysterious death.
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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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New details emerge surrounding singer Whitney Houston's last days and her tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown.
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Revelations of what Michael Jackson's children and staff witnessed prior to his death.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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DC Madam,Deborah Jean Palfrey threatened to expose names on her client list and was found hanging on her mother's property.
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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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Four years after the vicious killing of Travis Alexander, ex-girlfriend Jodi Arias stands trial for his murder; millions of people are captivated by the emerging lurid details of Jodi and Travis' erotic relationship.
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Almost two years after a romance begins between small-town waitress Jodi Arias and successful businessman Travis Alexander, Travis is found brutally murdered in his shower at home.

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