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Murder Made Me Famous   

Duration
Series 1: 6x60
Series 2: 7x60
Format
HD
Production Company
AMS Pictures
Year of Production
2015
Primary Broadcaster
Reelz Channel

Murder Made Me Famous examines killers who gained public notoriety when their crimes whipped up a media frenzy. The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies, but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions?

Each one-hour episode of Murder Made Me Famous presents dramatic recreations of well-known crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight. Featured commentator for every episode is author and PEOPLE crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances. 

Series 3 - Episode 3: Craigslist Killer

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 fiance, 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.

Series 3 - Episode 1: Jim Jones

Jim Jones was the cult leader and founder of the People's Temple. Known for his extreme beliefs on Christianity, socialist politics, and racial equality, Jones is infamous for the mass murder-suicide he led of 909 of his followers in Jonestown, Guyana. Urging his followers to drink a cyanide-laced punch as a sign of loyalty, the 1978 event resulted in the greatest single loss of American lives before 9/11.

Series 2 - Steven Avery

In 1969, nine people are killed by a notorious cult leader with mostly female followers living in a commune. Among the brutally murdered is pregnant actress Sharon Tate.

Series 2 - Charles Manson

The 2005 murder of young photographer Teresa Halbach shocks the central Wisconsin community of Manitowoc County. A grisly crime scene of her burned bones is discovered at the family auto salvage business of Steven Avery, recently released from prison after serving 18 years for a rape he didn't commit.

Series 1 - Scott Peterson

The 2002 disappearance of 27 year-old, pregnant Laci Peterson ignites a national media firestorm when her handsome young husband, Scott, becomes the prime suspect.

Series 1 - Jodi Arias

Sex, jealously and obsession fuel a national media fixation on Jodi Arias, who in 2008 savagely murders her ex-boyfriend, 30 year-old motivational speaker Travis Alexander.

Series 1 - Menendez Brothers

The 1989 slaughter of Hollywood media mogul Jose Menendez and his wife becomes a national media event when the couple's two privileged young sons confess to the murder.