American Justice - Season 11

Tuesday 7:00 PM on A&E Premiered Sep 15, 1992 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Godfathers vs. The Law
    Examines how American justice has battled the ruthless bosses of organized crime. Includes profiles of top gangsters and the lawmen who have risked their lives to defeat the underworld.
  • While the Children Slept
    Tim Boczkowski, a well-liked member of a community near Pittsburgh, is accused of murdering his first wife in a bathtub and his second wife in a hot tub. Included in this episode are interviews with Tim's children Randy, Sandy, and Todd.
  • A Murder in Greenwich: The Martha Moxley Case
    A bludgeoning kills a Connecticut girl; suspects include Kennedy nephews.
  • Justifiable Homicide?
    Two men on trial for killing an elderly man claim the old man got what he deserved. They tell the court that he had abused his family for decades and got away with it because the victims feared his connections to the local political machine.
  • A Mother's Story Of Murder
    A look at the case of Debra Jean Milke, on death row in Arizona for arranging the murder of her 4-year-old son. Prosecutors say Milke had the little boy killed because she considered him an "inconvenience". But Milke claims her conviction hinges on the unsupported word of one police officer and the vengeful testimony of embittered family members.moreless
  • Brutal Revenge
    Brutal Revenge
    Episode 12
    When a beautiful young San Antonio mother is killed in front of her four babies, the trail leads to her wealthy ex-husband and a bungling gang of hired hitmen.
  • An Execution in Doubt
    A look at the controversial case of Roger Keith Coleman, who was executed in Virginia in 1992 for the brutal rape and murder of his sister-in-law. Now, in an attempt to exonerate him, Coleman's defenders want to conduct DNA tests, which were still under development at the time of his execution. Will the state be willing to put the DNA, and its own legal system, to the test?moreless
  • The Cult Murders
    The Cult Murders
    Episode 10
    The story of Jeffrey Lundgren, a cult leader who convinced his followers to conspire to murder five members of an Ohio family. This is a portrait of fanaticism, a glimpse into a group whipped into such a religious frenzy that they were willing to commit a mass murder in the name of God. Interviews included ing this episode of Lundgren's ex-wife, who conspired in the murders, and two other followers, as well as videotaped interrogations of several more.moreless
  • Who Is the Lipstick Killer?
    The controversial case of William Heirens, the "Lipstick Killer" convicted of murdering two women and a 6-year-old girl in Chicago in the late 1940s. He's been jailed ever since, but insists that he's innocent. We'll explore the troubling case, from the near-hysteria of the media coverage to the inconsistencies in the physical evidence used to wring a confession from Heirens.moreless
  • The Witness and the Hitman
    The incredible story of Bob Lowe, an innocent bystander who witnessed a mob murder, then agreed to enter the witness protection program as he waited to testify at the trial. Lowe and his family gave up everything--their former lives, their home, and even their identities--only to watch in horror as the hitman was acquitted in a fixed trial.moreless
  • Suicide By Execution.
    The astonishing story of Daniel Colwell, a man who wanted to die but lacked the resolve to commit suicide. Instead, he shot and killed a middle-aged couple that he selected at random in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the hopes that he would receive the death penalty. His attorneys say there may not be another case like it in the annals of criminal justice.moreless
  • In The Hands Of A Child
    An 11-year-old Texas girl is accused of beating a 2-year-old to death. Is she a cold-blooded killer--or an innocent child being railroaded by the system?
  • The Black Widow Of Vegas
    A clue buried in a wealthy man's will leads police to his killer.
  • Crib Death?
    Crib Death?
    Episode 4
    A woman accuses her ex-husband of murdering their baby. Is it a tale of a woman scorned, or the chilling story of a cold-blooded child killer?
  • Vanished
    Episode 3
    A local bad boy in a California town, once a suspect in the disappearance of a young woman, is suspected of a similar crime 13 years later.
  • The Monster Inside
    The Monster Inside
    Episode 2
    When two female college students are murdered, police suspect Rex Allen Krebs, who had been jailed for attacking and raping women in their homes 11 years earlier. The case ultimately brings into question the California penal system's treatment of sexual predators.
  • The Girl In The Box
    A sadistic kidnapper holds a hitchhiker prisoner and makes her his sex/fantasy slave for 7 years.
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