Murder - both fact and fiction - is explored in March on Investigation Discovery

Uncover the true crimes that have dominated both local and international newspapers – and the gritty crime fiction that topped the Best Sellers lists – this March on Investigation Discovery.

In Chatham, ON, parents stick by their 20-year-old son convicted of killing his sister in LIFE WITH MURDER, the first of three CTV documentaries exploring Canada’s most captivating crime stories (followed by THE PIG FARM and IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY).

Also, DEADLY INTENT investigates cases from home and abroad, including the surprising murder of a First Nations sex trade worker in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Then, fact inspires fiction as best-selling author James Ellroy explores Hollywood’s most gruesome crimes – with his signature unvarnished candour in – JAMES ELLROY’S L.A.: CITY OF DEMONS.

 

March programming highlights for Investigation Discovery include:

 

NEW SERIES

 

DEADLY INTENT

Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning March 1

This Canadian original series chronicles some of the most intriguing crimes in both Canadian and international history, from multiple suspicious deaths under a nurse’s care in Northhampton, OH, to a case of bullying that goes too far in Victoria, BC. Go behind the scenes in this eight-part series to find out what occurred, meet the people involved, see the techniques used to solve the crime, and learn the final resolution of the case.

 

JAMES ELLROY’S L.A.: CITY OF DEMONS

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, beginning March 30

Best-selling crime fiction author, James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential and Blood’s a Rover), takes a fresh look at some of Hollywood’s most notorious crimes from the past to the present. The six-part series delivers the dirt, stamped with Ellroy’s untamed and unfiltered personality. Slip through the crevices of crime that demonically define the City of Angels.

 

 

NEW SPECIALS

 

LIFE WITH MURDER

Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

When 20-year-old Mason Jenkins is convicted of murdering his only sibling, 18-year-old Jennifer, his parents are faced with whether to accept their daughter’s killer back into the family or to break with him. With footage of the entire family over a 10-year period the two-hour special follows their evolving, strained relationship starting from just a few minutes after the murder to present day. Jenkins’ parents stand by their son despite what appears to be overwhelming evidence of his guilt. Then, in an astonishing twist, Jennifer Jenkins’ real killer confesses to the murder on camera. 

 

THE PIG FARM

Thursday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Robert “Willy” Pickton became one of Canada’s most notorious murderers after the most expensive serial killer investigation in Canadian history. This two-hour special takes an in-depth look at Pickton’s life, the police who investigated him, and the women who went missing over the years before his conviction. Now serving life behind bars for the murder of six women, many questions remain unanswered including why, despite mounting evidence, Pickton had not been caught sooner.

 

IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY

Thursday, March 17 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Around 8 a.m. on December 10, 2007, police in Mississauga, ON, responded to a 911 call from a man who had said he had just killed his daughter. When officers arrived, they found 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez suffering from life-threatening injuries. She later died in hospital. This two-hour special explores the fate of this young Muslim woman and three others, meeting with the women, their families and friends. Enter into a normally closed culture where young women wanting to bridge two worlds are victimized by the men who claim to love them the most.

 

TEN COMMANDMENTS OF THE MAFIA

Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

In Palermo, Sicily on November 7, 2007, Italian police raid a meeting of high-ranking mafia officials at the secret hideout of Salvatore Lo Piccolo, a.k.a. The Baron, a 65-year-old gangster who is suspected to be the Sicilian “boss of bosses.” Strewn among pistols, Cuban cigars and bottles of bourbon are dozens of cryptic, typewritten documents. As police furiously break the coded messages, they realize they have in their possession a set of rules for being a good Mafioso – find out what the 10 commandments of the Mafia are in this two-hour special.

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