My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty

My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty

“48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty takes you inside true-crime investigations like no one else, taking on killers and those accused of crimes. This season she delves into the labyrinth of crime within families and the secrets that kept them together or tore them apart. Moriarty brings almost three decades of experience as a lawyer and reporter involved in murder cases — she brushes past the speculation to the evidence and talks to the people directly involved, including investigators and the families of victims. Follow along Erin's journey as she goes beyond the scene of each crime, behind prison walls, and into the killers' inner thoughts. It’s all on this season of “My Life of Crime”.

Episodes

December 20, 2023 27 mins

When Marty Tankleff was convicted for murdering his parents in 1990, some people still had their doubts about his guilt, including Jay Salpeter, a retired detective turned private investigator. Jay found a new witness who claimed he was the getaway driver for two hitmen who had been hired to murder the Tankleffs. After nearly two decades behind bars, Marty finally got another shot at freedom. In this season finale, Erin Mo...

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On September 6, 1988, a wealthy couple, Seymour and Arlene Tankleff, were brutally attacked and killed in their home on Long Island, New York. The main suspect was their 17-year-old son, Marty, who was the sole survivor in the house. Detective James McCready was convinced Marty was to blame and prepared a written statement for him to admit he killed his parents. But the physical evidence at the crime scene didn't match the...

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December 6, 2023 26 mins

A retired attorney in California revolutionized the field of crime fighting — all from her home. Barbara Rae-Venter identified the notorious Golden State Killer as Joseph James DeAngelo thanks to investigative genetic genealogy, a technique using DNA to build the family tree of the killer. Barbara recalls how a hobby turned into an unexpected career and how her work has been able to help other cold case victims finally fin...

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November 29, 2023 29 mins

Jim Krauseneck's first wife, Cathy, was found dead in 1982 with an ax in her head. 40 years later, Jim was accused of her murder. One of the coldest cases in the country to go on trial took decades to solve... and tore apart a family. Erin Moriarty goes behind-the-scenes of Jim's trial, from Dr. Michael Baden's opinion on the estimated time of death to fourth wife Sharon Krauseneck's steadfast faith in her husband. Eventua...

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November 22, 2023 29 mins

Sometimes the person you love isn't who you think they are. Sharon Krauseneck says she and her husband Jim were happily married. But in 2016, to Sharon's surprise, her husband's alleged dark past caught up to him. In 1982, Jim's first wife, Cathy, was murdered with an ax lodged in her head. The case went cold until a well-known forensic pathologist shed new light on crucial evidence 34 years later. Erin takes you deep...

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November 15, 2023 27 mins

On September 13th, 2006, a woman's body was found floating in Newport Beach Harbor in California. It was 56-year-old Barbara Mullenix, who had been stabbed more than 50 times--a sign detectives said meant she likely knew her killer. Detectives at first looked at her ex-husband Bruce, but soon moved their focus to her daughter Rachael and her boyfriend Ian Allen, as the evidence ...

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November 8, 2023 31 mins

In 2021, Wisconsin native Chandler Halderson reported that his parents, Bart and Krista, went missing after the July 4th holiday weekend. A week later, authorities found their dismembered remains, and information from his girlfriend's Snapchat account linked Chandler's location to one of the murders. But why would a son be driven to such lengths to kill his parents? Erin Moriarty dives into the secrets ...

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November 1, 2023 29 mins

How far are some people willing to go to keep a secret? In 2021, Chandler Halderson told police that his parents, Bart and Krista, were missing after a trip to their family cabin north of Windsor, Wisconsin for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. But Chandler became a prime suspect after lying about his activities in the days leading up to the holiday. Police then got a final break in the case from Chandler's girlfrie...

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In November 2012, Daniel DeWild was on trial for murdering his ex-wife, Heather. With the help of his twin brother, David DeWild, they thought they could commit the perfect crime if they kept their mouths shut. But what happens when one twin turns on the other? Who will the jury believe? Erin continues the investigation and examines the research that went into Heather’s homicide, a torn jury’s considerations, and defense a...

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In July of 2003, 30-year-old Heather DeWild vanished after visiting her soon-to-be ex-husband Daniel DeWild's home. From the beginning, Heather's family suspected Daniel of harming her, especially when they learned he was angry about having to pay child support for his and Heather's two children. Investigators soon focused not only on Daniel, but also his identical twin brother, David. While Daniel was not forthcoming, inv...

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"48 Hours'' correspondent Erin Moriarty is exploring some of the most baffling crimes: those that occur within families. From a teenager convicted of murdering her own mother, to a husband who said he discovered his wife with an ax in her head, Erin is taking a closer look at the secrets that can tear families apart. Follow along Erin's journey as she delves deeper into each case, and sometimes, even into the killers' inne...

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July 19, 2023 17 mins

Senior Judge Paul Summers makes an extraordinary move that no one sees coming. Shortly after, Summers sits down with us to explain the rationale for his decision. Several jurors also discuss their perspectives on the trial and how it all ended. Join 48 Hours’ correspondent Erin Moriarty as she revisits the murder investigation of Raynella Leath.

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Josh Hedrick and Rebecca LeGrand present their final arguments to the jury. They bring in a bed with the actual bloody sheets from the crime scene for a dramatic reenactment. Prosecutor Stephen Crump reiterates his argument that the blood spatter present at the crime scene is not possible unless someone else shot David Leath. Amidst this back-and-forth, we sat down with Stephen Walker, who claims Raynella Leath tried to ki...

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Raynella Leath’s defense attorneys Josh Hedrick and Rebecca LeGrand paint David Leath as a man in decline, introducing medical records and anecdotal evidence to provide a motive for his alleged suicide. They attempt to chip away at the prosecution’s arguments, using the same evidence to construct a different story of what happened the night David Leath died. The defense also brings its own medical expert, who introduces a ...

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Jurors are chosen and the prosecution begins its case against Raynella Leath for the murder of her second husband, David Leath. District Attorney General Stephen Crump heads the prosecution team and looks to establish that this was a murder, not a suicide, despite there not being a clear motive. He focuses on two key pieces of evidence: the gun used to shoot David and the blood spatter found on the headboard of his bed. Tw...

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June 21, 2023 20 mins

Hear more of the audio tapes from on-site investigators, recorded just hours after David Leath’s death in 2003. David’s daughter, Cindy Wilkerson, and her cousin Beth Roberts, recount and share their suspicions about what happened the day he died. And, Raynella Leath’s defense attorneys are concerned about the narratives blaming their client that have been simmering for more than ten years. Raynella has always denied any i...

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In May of 2017, then 68-year-old Raynella Leath went on trial for the third time for the murder of her second husband, David Leath, in a Knox County, Tennessee courtroom. She has always claimed David committed suicide. How did Raynella Leath, who had been amongst the elites of Knoxville as a hospital nursing director and wife of a county District Attorney General, end up here? Join 48 Hours’ correspondent Erin Moriarty as ...

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Join Erin Moriarty in revisiting a case unlike any other: the final trial of Raynella Leath. The former nurse has spent decades battling suspicions about her past after two of her husbands died under unusual circumstances. She denied any involvement in either death, but was Raynella Leath very unlucky, or were her husbands “Married to Death”? New episodes every Wednesday.

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On November 7th, 2007, 33-year-old Lina Kaufman was found dead in her Florida home on the bathroom floor. Her husband, Adam Kaufman, called 911 while trying to revive her. Seventeen months passed with no answers for the cause of her death, until Adam was suddenly arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Medical experts pointed to physical evidence of strangulation, while Adam’s defense attorneys speculated about an ...

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Clark Rockefeller has been unmasked as a German man named Christian Gerhartsreiter. In Part 2 of “The Long Con”, he goes on trial for the murder of his former neighbor John Sohus, but the prosecution has little to no direct evidence implicating Gerhartsreiter. They also lack an obvious motive. Why would a conman like Gerhartsreiter commit murder and risk blowing his own cover? And after the trial, Erin Moriarty sits down w...

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