True-life murder cases are reenacted and told from the victim's point of view. The series opener revisits the 2008 slayings of three members of the Caffey family of East Texas, via the mother, Penny, who was killed along with her sons, ages 8 and 13.
A 2005 homicide case is reenacted and told through from the victim's point of view. The case involves a free-spirited young woman who was murdered by her lover in New Orleans.
In 2001, a seemingly devoted husband and family man with a checkered history flees Michigan ahead of the law and settles in Oregon. But his past catches up with him, and he perpetrates a most heinous crime.
The case of a black-widow murderer focuses on the 1995 death of a young motorcycle policeman in Atlanta who died of flu-like symptoms. Six years later, his widow's boyfriend, a firefighter, died in a similar way.
A suspicious detective reopens a 1995 murder case involving a woman who was killed in her home by a stranger, whom her husband then shot in self-defense.
A mother's tireless digging solves the murder of her son, whose decomposed body was found in an Ohio cornfield.
The case of the disappearance of a beautiful Russian doctor in Oakland turns on the damning testimony of a young surprise witness.