American Justice Season 1999
S1999 E01Jan 5, 1999
The Sinatra Kidnapping Jan 5, 1999 Recalling the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr., who was taken from his hotel room in Lake Tahoe, Nev. He was released by his captors three days later after his father paid the $240,000 ransom, and his three captors were caught and convicted.
S1999 E02Jan 20, 1999
The Larry Flynt Story: Hustling the First Amendment Jan 20, 1999 A chronicle of the legal battles of publisher Larry Flynt. Included: Flynt v. Falwell, a libel suit heard by the U.S. Supreme Court; Flynt's conversion to Christianity; and the shooting that left him wheelchair-bound. Interviewed: Flynt, his brother Jimmy, his attorneys, Rev. Jerry Falwell.
S1999 E03Feb 7, 1999
Mark Chapman Feb 7, 1999 The lives of the Beatles' John Lennon and his killer, Mark Chapman, are paralleled. Lennon's success is contrasted with Chapman's emotional instability. Also: the murder and trial are documented using film footage and photographs.
S1999 E04Feb 20, 1999
A Teenage Murder Mystery Feb 20, 1999 The circumstances surrounding the 1991 murder of a Pennsylvania teenage girl and the convoluted legal proceedings that followed. Among those interviewed are the victim's mother.
S1999 E05Feb 21, 1999
Leopold and Loeb Feb 21, 1999 The 1920s investigation and trial of Leopold and Loeb for kidnapping and murder in Chicago is chronicled.
S1999 E06Feb 21, 1999
Leonard Lake and Charles Ng Feb 21, 1999 The story of how a serial killer and his wealthy accomplice were apprehended is chronicled using video footage, photographs and interviews.
S1999 E07Mar 7, 1999
Body in the Trunk Murders Mar 7, 1999 Three murders---each involving women's remains found in railway baggage---that took place in England during the 1920s and '30s are detailed.
S1999 E08Mar 7, 1999
Gary Heidnik and Jeffrey Dahmer Mar 7, 1999 Serial killers Gary Heidnik and Jeffrey Dahmer are profiled. Included: comparisons of common elements of their crime sprees, such as cooking their victims.
S1999 E09Mar 24, 1999
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Mar 24, 1999 The case of homicidal divorcée Betty Broderick is chronicled. Included: her marriage to Dan Broderick, their divorce, the murder of Dan and his second wife, and the two ensuing trials.
S1999 E10Apr 4, 1999
Gaston Dominici and the Drummond Murders Apr 4, 1999 A look at the case of a family murdered while on vacation in France and the local farmer suspected in the mysterious crime.
S1999 E11Apr 11, 1999
Judge Joe Peel Apr 11, 1999 A report on the 1955 disappearance of a Florida judge and his wife.
S1999 E12Apr 21, 1999
A Murder in Greenwich: The Martha Moxley Case Apr 21, 1999 Recalling the 1975 murder of Connecticut teen Martha Moxley. Included are comments from former L.A. police detective Mark Fuhrman, who wrote a book about the crime.
S1999 E13May 9, 1999
John Duffy: Railway Killer May 9, 1999 Profiling John Duffy, the convicted British murderer and rapist, who earned the nickname of “Railway Killer” because he used the train to escape from the scene of the crimes. Included: how “profiling” was used to help capture him; footage of the crime scenes.
S1999 E14May 9, 1999
Ma Barker and Other Public Enemies May 9, 1999 A look at the criminal activities of Ma Barker and her gangster sons. Included: reenactments of their crimes; archival footage.
S1999 E15May 23, 1999
Henry Lee Lucas May 23, 1999 Profiles the case of Henry Lee Lucas, who confessed to murdering women and whose victims may have numbered in the hundreds, giving him the notorious distinction of being America's most prolific serial killer.
S1999 E16Jun 6, 1999
Butch Defeo Jun 6, 1999 The case of Ronald ("Butch") DeFeo Jr., an Amityville, New York, man convicted in 1975 of the murders of his parents and four siblings. The house in which the murders were committed later became the subject of speculation that it was "haunted."
S1999 E17Jun 6, 1999
Graham Young: Compulsive Poisoner Jun 6, 1999 Profiling Graham Young, the infamous British killer, who was obsessed with poison from his youth. Young was finally caught after the deaths of several colleagues at the factory where he worked, and his life was the subject of the 1995 film “The Young Poisoner's Handbook.”
S1999 E18Jun 14, 1999
Justice Denied: The Hurricane Carter Story Jun 14, 1999 Examining the case of boxer Hurricane Carter and his friend John Artis, who in 1967 were wrongly convicted of a 1966 triple homicide. Artis was eventually paroled in 1981, while Carter's conviction was finally overturned in 1985. Included: comments from Artis, Carter and their attorneys.
S1999 E19Jun 16, 1999
Justice Denied: Trial and Error Jun 16, 1999 Examining two cases in which wrongly accused people were imprisoned because their trials were mishandled. Included: Florida farmer James Richardson, who spent 21 years in prison until his conviction was overturned in 1989; Chicago residents Perry Cobb and Darby Tillis, who were tried for the same crime for a record five times.
S1999 E20Jun 30, 1999
The Perfect Murder: The Shannon Mohr Story Jun 30, 1999 The 1980 murder of a Michigan woman, whose killer was caught because of her family's efforts.
S1999 E21Jul 7, 1999
Body of Evidence: The Tom Capano Trial Jul 7, 1999 Examining the 1996 murder of Delaware secretary Anne Marie Fahey. Prosecutors built up a case against prime suspect Thomas Capano, Fahey's former lover, despite the lack of a body, through physical evidence and testimony provided by two of Capano's brothers and another of Capano's mistresses.
S1999 E22Jul 21, 1999
Justice Denied: The Wrong Place, the Wrong Time Jul 21, 1999 The case of Leah Bundy, a New York woman convicted and sent to prison on drug charges, but who claimed, along with boyfriend Christopher Clemente, that the drugs belonged to Clemente's brother. Included: William Kunstler's defense of Clemente.
S1999 E23Aug 4, 1999
Who Killed the Candy Heiress? The Helen Brach Story Aug 4, 1999 An investigation into the mysteries surrounding the death of Helen Brach, who disappeared in 1977 and was declared legally dead, although her body was never found.
S1999 E24Aug 11, 1999
Lethal Injection: The Hospital Murders Aug 11, 1999 Examining the case of Robert Diaz, a California nurse who was convicted in 1984 of killing 12 elderly patients through a lethal injection of the heart medication lidocaine.
S1999 E25Aug 25, 1999
Till Death Do Us Part: The Barbara Stager Story Aug 25, 1999 The case of Barbara Stager, a North Carolina woman who was convicted in 1989 of the 1988 shooting death of her second husband, Russ. Stager claimed the killing was accidental, but hindering her defense were similarities in the deaths of her first and second husbands; and an incriminating tape recorded by Russ shortly before his demise.
S1999 E26Sep 1, 1999
Jonesboro Schoolyard Ambush Sep 1, 1999 Recalling the 1998 school shootings in Jonesboro, Ark., in which two boys opened fire, killing four students and one teacher. The boys were tried as juveniles, which inspired Arkansas to pass tougher laws regarding crimes committed by children.
S1999 E27Sep 22, 1999
Drowning in Lies: The Trial of Edward Post Sep 22, 1999 The case of Edward Post, a New Orleans businessman who pled guilty in 1995 to the 1986 murder of his wife, Julie. Post had been convicted of first-degree murder twice before, but both verdicts had been reversed on appeal.
S1999 E28Sep 29, 1999
Rape in Connecticut: The Alex Kelly Story Sep 29, 1999 The case of Alex Kelly, a high-school athlete who fled the country for Europe just before his 1987 rape trial. Kelly surrendered to authorities in 1995, and was convicted in 1997.
S1999 E29Oct 6, 1999
Duty, Honor...and Murder Oct 6, 1999 The 1995 murder of Adrienne Jones, a high-school student shot to death by David Graham, with whom she'd allegedly had a fling. Graham and his girlfriend, Diane Zamora, were convicted of the murder in 1998. The pair were found out after Zamora confided the crime to classmates at the Naval Academy.
S1999 E30Oct 27, 1999
It's Not My Fault: Strange Defenses Oct 27, 1999 Examining criminal cases in which unusual defenses were employed. Lawyer Alan Dershowitz analyzes why the defenses succeeded and discusses the potentially dangerous precedents that were set.
S1999 E31Nov 3, 1999
Vigilante Dad Nov 3, 1999 The case of Ken Arrasmith, an Idaho man who, in 1995, gunned down a couple who had allegedly sexually abused Arrasmith's daughter. Arrasmith was convicted of their murders in 1996.
S1999 E32Nov 7, 1999
Donald Merrett: The Murderous Buccaneer Nov 7, 1999 “The Murderous Buccaneer” chronicles the life and career of John Donald Merrett. Included: the “not proven” verdict at his matricide trial, his drug smuggling and his suicide after he was considered to be a suspect in the murders of his wife and mother-in-law.
S1999 E33Nov 24, 1999
Sister Against Sister: The Twin Murder Plot Nov 24, 1999 Recalling the attempted 1996 murder of California resident Sunny Han by men hired by Sunny's identical twin sister, Gina. Gina received a 26-year sentence for the crime.
S1999 E34Dec 8, 1999
Payback for a Bully Dec 8, 1999 Examining the 1993 murder of Florida man Bobby Kent. The crime was planned and carried out by seven of Kent's friends, who claimed Kent was a bully. Included are comments from author Jim Schutze and Kent's former girlfriend.