News Conference | TPS release Joint Statement with Sherman Family | Mon. Dec.16, 2019 | 10:30am

Police Constable Victor Kwong: Good morning and thank you very much for coming to Toronto Police Headquarters. Today I’d like to introduce you the officer in charge of Homicide Squad Inspector Hank Idsinga who will be updating us on the death investigation of Honey and Barry Sherman. Inspector Hank Idsinga: Thank You Victor. Thank you […]

Shafia family murders : House of Shafia (2012) – the fifth estate

>>EVEN NOW, IT IS TERRIFYING TO IMAGINE WHAT THEY MUST HAVE BEEN THINKING. IT WAS THE LAST DAY OF JUNE 2009, THE END OF A LONG DAY AND A LONG DRIVE. AS THE CAR MOVED CLOSER TO THE WATER, DID THEY KNOW WHAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN? DID THEY STRUGGLE? DID THEY SCREAM? WERE THEY […]

Film Histories Episode 39 – Anatomy of A Murder

A profoundly influential film, and its impact on courtroom dramas, was considered at one point so shocking to audiences. Not to mention the legal issues that came after its eventual release. We take a look at the groundbreaking realistic courtroom drama, Anatomy of A Murder. By the late 1950s, Otto Preminger was an established director […]

Film Histories Episode 32 – The Kidnapping of Marie McDonald

One of Hollywood’s early bombshells, forever associated with a bizarre crime. Who and what exactly happened is one of Hollywood’s biggest mysteries. We take a look at the Kidnapping of Marie McDonald. Cora Marie Frye was born on July 6th 1923 in Bergen Kentucky. A small town with around 800 residents. Her parents were stage […]

The Richard Oland Case : Murder in the Family – the fifth estate

(♪♪)>>Bob: On this edition of the “Fifth Estate”…>>In New Brunswick, it was the trial with everything, a confluence of celebrity, money, and murder…>>They are very prominent, very well known, and very powerful.>>Bob: A beer company dynasty, a father bludgeoned to death.>>… at the end of this investigation, we’ll find that the perpetrator and the victim […]

Chris Watts | The Watts Family Homicides

How at-home DNA tests helped solve this 30-year-old murder

JUDY WOODRUFF: So far this year, law enforcement has identified over 70 suspects using a new technique called genetic genealogy. This is the same tool that detectives in California last year used to identify the so-called Golden State Killer. In the first of two stories, William Brangham explains how this tool works and why it’s […]

A father took an at-home DNA test. His son was then falsely accused of murder

JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported last night, genetic genealogy, the technique millions of people use to learn about their family history, has now become a potent tool for police to crack previously unsolved crimes. Tonight, William Brangham is back to explore the growing privacy debate around this new technique and why some people are urging […]

Is murder in your DNA? – The Fifth Estate season premiere

♪ ♪ I realize I’m looking at the name of most likely the murderer and I’m the only person in the world who knows it. Detective:She’d been shot in the head.He took Jay out and strangled him and killed himas quietly as he could. The investigators showed up on my doorstep and told me that […]