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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.




Man covered in blood repeatedly stabs victim before cop stops him. Dad accused of intentionally crashing plane into home after fight with wife. Scott Peterson's conviction under scrutiny as new clues emerge. Man faces charges for taking selfie with bears.

A hero police officer saved the life of a domestic violence victim outside a Las Vegas apartment complex where the woman was viciously stabbed by her boyfriend. The Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call about a stabbing from a female neighbor who witnessed the horrific incident at The Virginia Apartments last Wednesday night. Frantic 911 audio hears the neighbor as she explained how the attack by 30-year-old William Fuller went down. Body cam shows Sgt. Daniella Cino at the time...


Traffic stop turns nearly fatal after man pulled over opens fire. School facing backlash after officer's rough takedown of autistic child. Pig farmer takes polygraph test in missing college student's disappearance.

In Pennsylvania, dozens of drivers passed by a simple traffic stop that would turn into a full-on shootout, though the people driving by probably didn't think much of it because at first, everything was under control. Two state troopers pulled over a young man for speeding and just as they were about to send him on his way, they noticed signs of drug use. That's when they busted out the handcuffs and the driver busted out of their grip. 22-year-old Daniel Clary opened fire and left those...


Woman found dead after boating trip w/friend. Boys slaughter family of 5 to be famous? Boy dies, mistakes dad's meth for cereal? Man who last saw missing coed speaks out?

Louisiana authorities have more questions than answers as they continue to search for 32-year-old Sadie Thibodeaux, who disappeared while sailing on Sunday, PEOPLE confirms. On Tuesday, while sweeping Lake Pontchartrain, where Thibodeaux went missing, a woman's body was found. A judge ruled one of the brothers convicted of murdering five members of his Broken Arrow family will serve his five life sentences consecutively. Michael Bever was convicted of killing his parents and three siblings...


Pig farmer questioned in coed's disappearance. Deputy shot dead, cops now eyeing his wife. Brad & Angelina's divorce battle gets nasty. Woman's outrageous excuse to avoid DUI arrest?

Smiling and laughing Mollie Tibbetts is caught on video the day before she vanished, as her father appeals directly to her 'kidnapper' to 'turn yourself in'. Mollie Tibbetts was last seen on an evening jog in Brooklyn, Iowa, on July 18. A woman accused of killing her husband, a Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy, will remain in custody unless she can post bond. Shantel Wagner, the wife of slain Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Sgt. Troy Smith, returned to court Tuesday for another hearing in...


Cops: Teacher kills high school sweetheart. Cops: Mom drives car into river, kills girl. Cops: Teens hammer mom to death, bury body. Teen rescued from alleged sex traffickers.

A Georgia preschool assistant has been accused of shooting dead her high school sweetheart in their home. Mary Katherine Higdon, 24, was charged with murder after her 23-year-old boyfriend Steven Freeman was shot at their Griffin home last Wednesday. A woman pulled from the Kansas River on Friday intentionally drove a vehicle into the water to kill her two children, criminal charges filed Monday allege. One of the children in the car, her 5-year-old daughter, did die. The other, her...


Gone Before The Storm

A mother vanishes just hours before Hurricane Harvey is due to hit her Texas town. But those searching for Crystal McDowell uncover dark secrets which lead them to believe the storm had nothing to do with her disappearance. via Knit


Jilted lover kills woman for texting ex? 2 toddlers die, cops doubt teen mom's story. Lice-infested kids in house of horrors? Where is missing Mollie Tibbetts?

Kristen Elizabeth Jones of Oklahoma was arrested for the murder of her roommate after police responded to a house fire and found the roommate's body dead inside the home. Investigators say that Jones had just ended her two-year relationship with her then-fiancé, and a fight allegedly broke out between Jones and her roommate, Miranda Pederson, over text messages Jones discovered between Pederson and Jones' ex-fiance. Investigators are now trying to determine exactly how Pederson was murdered....


Man strangles missing mom w/ bare hands? Woman forced to eat dead mom's ashes? Cops: Missing mom choked to death by ex. Man kills wife, blows up home as cover-up?

Cassandra Robinson has been missing since February, last seen at her daughter's first birthday party. Now, her body has been found in a cargo trailer, and her boyfriend, Henry Steiger is accused of murdering her. When investigators asked Steiger about the missing woman's whereabouts, he said she had gone on a "well-deserved vacation" and might be in Bermuda, but police did not buy his story and found her body decomposing in a green steel drum within the trailer. Five people have now been...


Accused killer preying on dating apps? Family mysteriously turns up missing & dead. Mystery deepens in coed's disappearance. Governor's grandson walks free in rape case.

Not only has 27-year-old Danueal Drayton been charged with sexually assaulting and attempting to kill a woman in Los Angeles County, he has also been accused of the murder of Samantha Stewart in Queens, and is now connected to an unsolved rape case in Brooklyn. Police are working to investigate whether he was involved in up to seven murder cases nationwide. Drayton currently faces charges of attempted murder, forcible rape, false imprisonment by violence, and sexual penetration by foreign...


Man shoots ex-girlfriend dead, then texts her? Woman found dismembered after online date. Was coed abducted on nighttime jog? Wife shoots hubby dead over porn stash?

New evidence in the case of Markeith Loyd, accused of fatally shooting his pregnant ex-girlfriend. According to recently released documents, text messages were found on Loyd's phone that he sent approximately 10 minutes after shooting Sade Dixon, telling her he hoped she wouldn't "make it". The attorney for Aubrey Trail, one of two murder suspects in the death of Sydney Loofe, filed a motion to inspect Trail's apartment and the belongings he and Bailey Boswell left behind. Upon inspection,...


Mom Of "Abducted" Baby Charged In His Murder. Missing Man Killed, Cops Eyeing Ex-Girlfriend. Is FitBit Key To Finding Missing CoEd? Naked Woman Steals Police Truck, Then Flees.

A mother is arrested for the death of her 6 month old son. Police charged 22 year old Hanna Barker after her son was found burning near train tracks and subsequently died from the injuries. A woman is charged with murder of her ex-boyfriend, police collect blood of the victim from a treehouse near the suspect's home. Police hope data from missing Mollie Tibbitts's Fitbit can lead to her whereabouts. 20 year old college student has been missing for over a week. Caught on tape, naked woman...


Did Son Kill Parents Or Was It An Intruder? Married Politician Has Sex Affair With Teen Girl. Bride To Be Kills Groom Over Wedding Guest? Caught on tape, road rage and a knife.

Defense attorneys for a son of a former NFL player who is accused of killing his parents, has filed a motion to have his murder charges dismissed. Police investigating a married politician for having a six affair with a young girl since she was twelve years old. Woman accused of killing her fiancé who she claims wanted to invite his ex to the wedding. via Knit


Nail Salon Owner Sets Fire, Kills 2 Firemen. Jilted Lover "Accidently" Kills Coworker? "Real Houswives Star" Attacks Cop, Walks Free?

Woman who set her nail salon on fire for insurance money kills two firemen who helped put out the fire. Man wanted to break into a woman's house to "scare" her and then "come to her rescue". Instead he is charged for killing her. Real Housewife star may avoid prison time for assaulting a police officer. via Knit


Accused Killer Stages 911 Call As Cover-Up? COPS: Teen Lovers Plan To Kill Girl's Family. COPS: Bikini Model Mom Faked Girl's Abduction. Beautiful CoEd Vanishes While Jogging. Missing Mom's Remains Found Inside Suitecase.

After two years after police found 3 year old buried in a shallow grave, the boyfriend of the mother's child goes to trial for his death. Teenage daughter and her boyfriend plotted to kill her family while they slept. Bikini model fakes her daughter's attempted kidnapping to frame her business partner. Police search for a missing college student who went for a jog. Human remains found belonging to missing 27 year old. via Knit


Cops: Killer on TV, pretends lover is missing. Girl found dead, cops eyeing mom's boyfriend. Young nurse strangled to death inside home, suspect at large. Brutal attack: Two men jump out of car, beat victim with baseball bats.

Lauren Wallen, 31, was four months pregnant and missing for nine days before police found her body buried in a wooded area of Damascus, Maryland. But before the high school teacher was found dead, police had suspicions that Laura's boyfriend Tyler Tessier may have had something to do with it. They held a press conference to announce they were investigating Laura's disappearance as a missing persons case and appealed to the public for information. But the press conference was really a set up...


Dismembered remains of at least 8 men found buried in planters. Cops: 15-yr-old with 'death list' fatally stabs woman at apartment, plans to use acne meds as murder defense? Driver arrested after 1100-lb boulder rolls off his truck, kills family. New fran

Toronto police found additional human remains almost every day after resuming a search of a property linked to suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur, according to police. "We did recover human remains virtually every day we were there," said police spokesperson Meaghan Gray, about the search that spanned from July 4 to Friday. Officers had been examining a property in Toronto's Mallory Crescent neighborhood, which was linked to McArthur, who faces eight counts of murder. Police said...


Family eyed in dad's mysterious boating death. DNA on used condoms leads to the arrest of alleged child killer. New questions after toddler & newborn found dead outside home. Candy-stealing bear caught on video.

An Idaho woman, who is wanted for grand theft, went missing after her husband died with lethal levels of allergy medication in his system. 68-year-old Larry Isenberg was reported missing in Lake Coeur de'Alene in February. His body was found 16 days later and now, a medical examiner has revealed that there were no 'visible' signs of stroke or drowning, despite his wife's claims. Lori Isenberg, 64, told investigators that her husband was not feeling well and fell off their boat into the lake....


Heroin: America's Nightmare

Crime and Justice travels to a West Virginia city where the heroin crisis is taking hold, testing families and challenging a community. via Knit