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Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield


Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield takes a look at the daily stories of mystery and justice, and examines some of America's most shocking crimes that we just can't forget. Mon - Thu 6p - 8p on HLN.

Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield takes a look at the daily stories of mystery and justice, and examines some of America's most shocking crimes that we just can't forget. Mon - Thu 6p - 8p on HLN.
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Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield takes a look at the daily stories of mystery and justice, and examines some of America's most shocking crimes that we just can't forget. Mon - Thu 6p - 8p on HLN.




Watts Family Massacre: Crucial piece of evidence found by oil tanks that incriminates accused killer dad? Outrage tonight as new photos emerge of Elizabeth Smart's captor, Wanda Barzee, walking free.

New documents released in the Watts murder case tonight, as we dive into a timeline of what happened and when on the night of the killings. Could investigators determine who killed the Watts girls based on what their bodies look like? And will the crude oil that 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Cece were dumped in tell us anything about their deaths? Ashleigh and her expert guests answer your Facebook questions about cause of death and cleaning up the crime scene. Wanda Barzee, Elizabeth...


Shocking new evidence in Watts family massacre case: Footprint found on bag where bodies were found? Outrage as Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper, Wanda Barzee, walks free.

Is there a possible new "witness" to the Watts family murders? We look into whether an Apple watch could have tracked Shanann or Chris' movements the night of the killings. Plus, new details from the Colorado couple's friends after the accused killer dad was arrested. Did they have suspicions about Chris the night he stayed with them before his arrest? And we're learning 33-year-old Chris Watts actually spoke to his father multiple times in person before he was charged. Could Watts' dad be...


New tonight: Accused killer dad Chris Watts fighting to keep secrets from public. Bombshell new court documents just released.

Tonight on Crime & Justice, a former roommate of Chris Watts is speaking out in an exclusive interview with Ashleigh. Did he notice anything unusual or odd about the accused killer dad before his pregnant wife and daughters were found dead? Plus, more whining from Watts about his media coverage from behind bars as the judge denies his request for an investigation into press leaks. And trash pickup was the day before the 33-year-old man was arrested. Did investigators get to sift through the...


New evidence of a cleanup uncovered in Watts family massacre? Double life exposed: Senator tries to have sex with boy in motel.

New developments in the Watts family murder case as Colorado prosecutors are demanding that accused killer dad Chris Watts turn over DNA samples, fingerprints and photographs. Now, the Crime & Justice team is getting an inside glimpse of what's going on behind closed doors. 33-year-old Watts, accused of killing his pregnant wife Shanann and their two young daughters last month, has been sitting in the Weld County Jail under "Close Watch Protocol," a technical name for suicide watch. Guards...


Bombshell new claims in family massacre. New documents show kids 'likely' strangled. Accused killer now whining over press leaks. Dad forced to give fingerprints, handprints?

Attorneys for the Frederick man charged with murdering his family are accusing prosecutors and police of leaking information about the case to the media. According to court documents, Chris Watts' attorneys asked the court to open an investigation into whether information was illegally provided to the press. via Knit


Explosive New Details: Reports say cops don't believe dad just 'snapped' in Watts family massacre. Urgent California manhunt for Marine's killer.

New court documents have been released in relation to the Watts family massacre and we're getting new insight into what could've happened on that fateful day. Host Jean Casarez revisits the street the Watts lived on and takes a deeper look at the surveillance camera that may have brought Chris' entire story down. Was he thinking up new scenarios of how his family went missing in those TV interviews? Was he trying to set up an abduction scenario as his defense? As cops and investigators...


Cops: Dad kills family, says they're missing. New evidence shows murders were planned? Shocking evidence found in dad's truck? Hairs reportedly recovered from dad's truck. Were little girls killed before wife got home? Cops believe dad used truck to

Chris Watts, 33, Shanann's husband and father to the girls, was charged with nine counts of felony in the deaths of his wife and daughters. He is being held pending a November court appearance. Jennifer Azqueta of Clifton did not know Shanann Watts well but remembered speaking to her on the phone about a month before her death. "I was devastated to know I spoke to her just a month before," Azqueta said. "Just no words." Pictures of Shanann, Bella and Celeste were placed around the park with...


Cops: Hubby kills wife & kids, dumps bodies. K-9 provides most important clue yet? New video found: does it prove dad's story? Why did mom leave, sell her glamour home? Murdered mom's family speaking out.

As a video montage began to play, audience members were asked to notice the smiles and happiness of the Watts family. The joy turned to sorrow, though. Shanann Watts, 34, who was Shanann Rzucek when she lived in Clifton and attended School 11, was 15 weeks pregnant when she and her daughters, Celeste, 4, and Bella, 3, were killed in August in Frederick, Colorado. At a Friday night vigil in her former city, a crowd of saddened Clifton residents lent their support for the family of their...


Odd online activity by wife just uncovered. Do muscle pics of Dad suggest he's cheating? Disturbing pattern emerges on mom's Facebook. Chilling similarities to Chris Watts case?

The case of the Watts family murders remains shrouded in mystery. While Chris Watts is kept in Weld County Jail under close watch, questions still surround this baffling story. Tonight, we take a closer look at some clues in Shanann Watts' social media posts. Were there signs of marital problems leading up to the crime? Did Shanann know that Chris was being unfaithful? Could Shanann's Facebook timeline give us some insight into what was going on in that home? Plus, just hours before his...


Cops chasing new leads in massacre? Cops: Dad buried wife, put kids in oil tanks. 'Family man' now a triple murder suspect. Accused killer hubby's secret life exposed?

Sources say that Chris Watts, the man suspected of murdering his wife, Shanann, and two daughters, Celeste and Bella, is now under suicide watch in the Weld County Jail. Watts, who told local news stations he had "no inclination" of where his wife and daughters were just days before their bodies were found, is reportedly under "close watch protocol" so that he does not harm himself. Days after the funeral and burial of the victims cause of death and autopsy results have still not been...


Is accused killer dad Chris Watts now starting to 'mourn' for his murdered family? New shocking details about what he's doing behind bars are revealed tonight.

Family and friends gathered Saturday in North Carolina to say goodbye to a pregnant Frederick woman and her two preschool-age daughters who were killed last month. Shanann Watts, 34, was found in a shallow grave and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were found in an oil tank days after they were reported missing. Police arrested Shanann's husband Chris, after he had been interviewed by several local news stations about his family's disappearance. He now faces nine felony counts, including...


Was Affair Motive In Alleged Family Massacre?

A motive in the murder case has not been confirmed as allegations of Chris' infidelity draw greater scrutiny. Those who know the Watts family have described a seemingly happy union possibly beset by mounting tension. "It's beyond belief, really," friend told PEOPLE. "And it makes you wonder about other people you know. If this couple who seemed so perfect was like this, what are the other couples like?" via Knit


Chris Watts: Was He Having Gay Affairs?

A man has made astonishing claims that he was the gay lover of Christopher Watts - the father-of-two accused of murdering his wife and two children in Colorado. Crime & Justice can't independently verify his story. via Knit


Alleged Former Lover Of Chris Watts Speaks Out

Crime and Justice producers reaches out to a former lover of Chris Watts, a father who is accused of murdering his wife and two daughters. via Knit


Dad Allegedly Kills Family To Be With Mistress?

A Denver criminologist has claimed that the father accused of murdering his pregnant wife and their two children did so because he wanted to start a new life with his lover. via Knit


Cops: Cheating hubby kills family, goes on TV; Mollie Tibbetts' autopsy results just released

Picture-perfect family slaughtered in home? Coed died from multiple sharp force injuries via Knit


Shocking new details in Watts family massacre. Cops believe missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts was killed while jogging.

The weekslong search for Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old Iowa student who disappeared while jogging, came to a grisly end Tuesday when a man guided investigators to a body in a cornfield. While authorities have yet to confirm the body is Tibbetts, they arrested Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, on first-degree murder charges. The discovery dashed the hopes of family and friends who had scoured Poweshiek and nearby counties as rewards grew to nearly $400,000. Tibbetts, officials said, is believed...


'Grieving' hubby killed missing wife & kids? Wife told friends hubby was cheating days before she's killed

Shocking reason behind massacre revealed? Cops: Dad killed family, then went on TV to say they're missing via Knit


Pregnant mom & 2 daughters vanish, dad now accused of murder. Did he try to throw cops off his trail by giving TV interviews? Boyfriend found dead after he plans a date with beauty queen, girlfriend says he got angry over sex life before she shot him.

A Colorado man is facing three counts of murder and three counts of tampering with physical evidence after his pregnant wife and two young daughters disappeared this week, police say. 33-year-old Chris Watts was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Weld County jail, north of Denver. Shanann Watts, who was 15-weeks pregnant, was reported missing on Monday along with her two daughters, Bella, 3, and Celeste, 4. Colorado officials confirmed their deaths in a press...


Dramatic video now shows what led to officer-involved shooting. Girlfriend says lover got angry over sex life before she shot him. Dad kills man following girl into bathroom? Cops pinpoint five areas of interest in search for Mollie Tibbetts.

Newly-released body cam video shows the moment officers shot a Florida man after he stole one of their tasers and pointed it at them. Just before, the Miami-Dade police officers rescued 29-year-old Jahmal Parker from crashing his car into the lake. In the video, Parker can be seen running off with the taser and ignoring multiple officers' orders. That's when they shot him in the leg. Since then, Parker has been charged with six felonies, one misdemeanor and two driving-related infractions....