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Murder Made Me Famous   

Information
Series 1: 6x60 | HD | 2015
Series 2: 7x60 | HD | 2016
Series 3: 6x60 | HD | 2016
Series 4: 6x60 | HD | 2017
Series 5: 6x60 | HD | 2018
Series 6: 8x60 | HD | 2019
Series 7: 6x60 | HD | 2020
Production Company
AMS Pictures
Primary Broadcaster
Reelz Channel

Examining 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 7 - Ep 5: The Nurse Killer

Richard Speck always believed he would shock the world and make headlines. He did just that when he systematically tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital on the night of July 13–14, 1966. He craved the attention he felt deprived of as a child, and he, unfortunately, found it in the kindness of nurses

Series 7 - Ep 4: The Boston Strangler

It is one of the most famous cases of serial murder in American history. Albert DeSalvo wanted fame more than anything. He finally found it by striking fear into women - young and old. DeSalvo’s rape and murder spree took the lives of thirteen women between 1962 and 1964. Many of his victims were strangled to death by their own nylon stockings.

Series 7 - Ep 1: Pablo Escobar

He was a modern day Robin Hood, with a vicious bite. Pablo Escobar dreamed of being a millionaire as a small child and with ruthlessness and determination, he killed his way to the top, becoming the Columbian Cartel Kingpin of the 1970-80s. Escobar had a saying, “silver or lead,” meaning either you were with him and took the bribe or you were against him and you would die by bullets.