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Season 05, Episode 01 My Teenage Son: Groomed Online And Lured To His Death

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Feb 21, 2016
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My Teenage Son: Groomed Online And Lured To His Death Feb 21, 2016 On February 17, 2014, fourteen-year-old Breck Bednar was lured to his death by Lewis Daynes. Daynes, aged 18, had been grooming Breck over the internet for several months after the two of them met through an on-line gaming community. Breck told his parents he was staying with a friend near his home in Caterham, Surrey, but instead went to Daynes’ flat in Grays, Essex. Once there, Daynes used duct tape to bind his young victim’s wrists and ankles before slashing his throat in a sadistic attack. Breck’s mother, Lorin LaFave, tells us she was aware of Daynes, was suspicious of him from the outset and tried to stop her son communicating with him. Former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny examine the motives behind this disturbing murder and look at how Daynes managed to gain Breck’s trust.

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Season 05, Episode 02 My Son in Law Burnt My Family to Death

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Feb 28, 2016
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My Son in Law Burnt My Family to Death Feb 28, 2016 In the early hours of September 10, 2011, Danai Muhammadi and an accomplice used a garden spray to start a blaze that killed his estranged wife Melissa Crook, his father in law Mark Crook and his own baby, 15-month-old Noah Crook. Melissa, aged 20, walked out on Iraqi-born Muhammadi six months earlier after he hit her across the face during a violent row. We reveal how Muhammadi struggled to accept the marriage break-up and, with expert analysis from former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny, we get an insight into the simmering rage that drove him to wipe out three generations of the same family. Amanda Crook, who escaped the blaze by climbing out of a bedroom window, opens her heart and tells us how she is facing a daily battle to cope with the loss of her husband, her daughter and her grandson.

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Season 05, Episode 03 My Disabled Daughter: Tortured and Murdered by Her Friends

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Mar 6, 2016
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My Disabled Daughter: Tortured and Murdered by Her Friends Mar 6, 2016 On August 9, 2010, Gemma Hayter, a 27-year-old woman with a learning disability, was found stripped, stabbed and beaten to death on the bank of a disused railway track in Rugby, Warwickshire. The five people responsible for her death included Chantelle Booth, a young woman who Gemma had previously described as her “best friend”. Gemma’s family tell us how she had always struggled to make friends because her disability marked her out as different. Former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny examine Gemma Hayter’s child-like trust in people and look at chilling CCTV recording that show her being led to her death.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Our Daughter Murdered in a Snuff Movie Fantasy

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Mar 13, 2016
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Our Daughter Murdered in a Snuff Movie Fantasy Mar 13, 2016 On May 26, 2013, porn-obsessed killer Jamie Reynolds lured 17-year-old Georgia Williams to his home where he hanged her and took photographs of himself sexually assaulting her. He then dumped her body in woodland and went on the run. Georgia’s father Steve, a serving police officer, and mother Lynette, tell us how they discovered the sickening details of their daughter’s death and the devastating impact it’s had on their lives. We hear how Reynolds has been jailed for life, branded a potential serial killer and told he will never be released. Former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny give us an insight into Reynolds’ twisted mind and reveal the full extent of his morbid fascination in extreme violence against women. Detectives who worked on the case tell us Reynolds stored thousands of images and videos on his hard drive and reveal how he meticulously planned, then acted out his sadistic fantasies on Georgia.

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Season 05, Episode 05 My Daughter: Stalked, Then Murdered By Her Ex

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Mar 20, 2016
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My Daughter: Stalked, Then Murdered By Her Ex Mar 20, 2016 Rana Faruqui’s former boyfriend Stephen Griffiths refused to accept that their relationship, which had only lasted a few months, was over and that Rana wanted nothing more to do with him. He stalked her for several weeks and on August 2, 2003, he stabbed her to death with an eight inch serrated hunting blade. Rana was in a field fetching her horse in for the night when she was attacked and repeatedly stabbed. Griffiths was jailed for life but is eligible for parole in 2017. Rana’s mother, Carol Faruqui, and siblings, Simon and Gemma, tell us about their sense of injustice and former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny analyse the extent of Griffiths’ controlling nature and what drove him to murder Rana.

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Season 05, Episode 06 My Sister and Her Two Year Old Murdered by Her Ex

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Mar 27, 2016
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My Sister and Her Two Year Old Murdered by Her Ex Mar 27, 2016 Christine Chambers found the courage to leave her violent partner David Oakes and to fight for custody of their two-year-old daughter Shania. But on June 6, 2011, Oakes turns up at her home unannounced, forces her to strip and subjects her to a degrading attack, torturing her and telling her "If I can't have you, no one else will".The attack culminates in Oakes shooting dead both Christine and their daughter two-year-old Shania at point blank range. Oakes is sentenced to life in jail and is told he will never be released – but two years into his sentence he dies of cancer.Christine's sister tells us how she feels cheated of justice and former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny examine the disturbing details of this horrific double murder.

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Season 05, Episode 07 My Pregnant Daughter was Strangled to Death by her Boyfriend

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Apr 3, 2016
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My Pregnant Daughter was Strangled to Death by her Boyfriend Apr 3, 2016 On December 3, 2013, Ben Blakeley flew into a rage and strangled his teenage girlfriend Jayden Parkinson to death after she told him she was pregnant. He dumped the 17-year-old's body in a ditch and then, a few days later, buried her in his uncle's grave. Her body wasn't found for more than two weeks.Jayden's mother, Samantha Shrewsbury, tells us of her deep sense of loss and how she tried to get her daughter to end her violent and abusive relationship with evil Ben Blakeley.Former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny examine the violent and abusive hold Blakeley had over Jayden and give us an insight into his twisted mind.

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Season 05, Episode 08 My Stepdad Abused Us for 12 Years

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Apr 10, 2016
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My Stepdad Abused Us for 12 Years Apr 10, 2016 Louise Turnbull was subjected to years of horrific sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather Albert Maughan. Throughout her childhood, she was raped and indecently assaulted by the man she was supposed to trust.The abuse started at the age of three and continued for the next 12 years.In April, 2015, Maughan was jailed for 16 years, convicted of 23 counts of historic sex offences including rape and attempted rape.Now aged 43, Louise has waived her right to anonymity to give her first television interview about her lost childhood. Former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny examine the horrific details of this case.

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