Palm Beach is Florida's classic playground of the rich. Exclusive country clubs, millionaire mansions, and a high society open only to the 'right' kind of people. But where the money flows, greed and envy, and even murder will follow close behind.
These well-bred hotshots don't play by the rules ? they make them. That means they can get away with murder. When the trail has gone cold, these killers believe they are ABOVE SUSPICION. But their evil deeds will eventually catch up with them.
"Blood is thicker than water. But with millions of dollars at stake, these families were prepared to fight each other to the death. Driven by passion and money, the bonds that were to hold them together only served to tear them further apart.
These shocking crimes rocked the world over thirty years ago. Tales of greed, murder, royal connections and missing millions kept us intrigued for years. Decades would pass, countless conspiracy theories would abound, but what would emerge as the truth?
One was the perfect family man, the other; a treasured member of the community. But beneath their perfect lives lay dark secrets no amount of money could hide. Secrets so devastating, they would take them to the grave.
For these children, Daddy's millions bought them everything they could ever want. But behind their glamorous mansions, lay a desperate secret. The man that was meant to be their greatest protector was about to become their mortal enemy.
Robert and Andrew Kissel had it all. Born into the lap of luxury, they expanded a family empire across the globe. But their blessings soon became a curse when murder came to call - not once, but twice.
They seduce us with their smiles, but behind their charm and wealth lies the heart of an ice cold killer. Desperate to hang on to their glamorous lifestyles, these men stop at nothing to keep their fantasy alive - including murder.
As their wedding bells faded into the distance, and ?I Do' quickly turned into ?I Don't', two wealthy couples found themselves faced with the dissemination of an empire. Greed and anger got the best of them, as their divorces soon turned deadly.
When rich people marry, their elaborate, fairytale weddings make a splash in the social pages. But Behind Mansion Walls, this match made in heaven is sometimes far from perfect. These spouses hold DARK SECRETS, which will betray those closest to them.
We all secretly wish to be wealthy. But some people crave the glamour of wealth above all else ? and they're willing to kill for it. They look like they live Behind Mansion Walls, but in reality, they are impostors hiding behind a MASK OF LIES.
We all envy the lifestyle of the rich. But for some, jealousy can turn into pure obsession. Instead of counting their own blessings, these people crave someone else's life. BEHIND MANSION WALLS, these green-eyed monsters COVET AND KILL.
Being born into a wealthy family means you expect nothing but the best. These coddled kids always get their way. For some, it's an easy transformation from pampered preppy to merciless killer. Beware the rich kids who've been SPOILED ROTTEN.
Many a millionaire has fallen for the maid or the pool guy. They're a few rungs down the social ladder, but they're much sexier than upper class bores. These ROUGH DIAMONDS have been stripped of their shine to reveal killers driven only by greed.
Most modern-day brides ditch the oath to ?obey? their husband in their wedding vows. But BEHIND MANSION WALLS, there are rich, powerful men who still expect to be Lord of their Manor. And refusing to obey the LORD & MASTER can have lethal results.
Falling out of love sparks a heart-wrenching process of splitting assets. And when those assets add up to millions, the break-up is doubly bitter. These spouses are suffering a BANKRUPT HEART. And the only way to cut their losses is to kill.
There aren't many downsides to being a millionaire. But one crime is inflicted exclusively on the rich ? extortion. The extortionist is often someone from the victim's own inner circle. A friend or relative more than willing to KILL FOR CASH.
Most of us can only sit back and admire the lavish life of the extremely wealthy. But some rich people are addicted to affluence. They will kill just to boost their already bulging coffers. These high flyers have it all, but it's NEVER ENOUGH.
Growing up as part of a rich dynasty is a gilded existence. You live in a cloistered world, far removed from normal life. These hapless heirs devour the excesses of wealth and destroy human lives along the way. They are the HEIR TO MISFORTUNE.
They say blood is thicker than water, but some family members pay scant regard to the bonds of kinship. BEHIND MANSION WALLS, these big spenders love only money, and they're happy to dispose of their own FLESH AND BLOOD for cold, hard cash.
To their neighbors they were perfect family men. Rich, attractive, and powerful, they were the ones to keep up with. But following two grisly murders their perfect worlds came crumbling down, revealing a life of scandal, debauchery and deceit.
From an oil baron to a celebrity dog trainer, these couples had it all ? passion, love and money. But when love fell apart, and secret pasts were revealed, these tragic affairs of the heart quickly went from marriage to murder.
Some people love to flaunt their wealth. They're the ones dripping in diamonds and showing off their mansions. But what happens when these socialites commit crimes? Their wealth is suddenly in jeopardy and in order to protect it they go into hiding.
When these couples said "I Do", it was more than a union of love, it was a union of wealth and dreams. But money did not buy happiness, it bought death and despair. These husbands and wives had dream marriages that ended in murder, prison and disgrace.
All families have their moments of madness around the dinner table. When the family fortune runs into the millions, a passing rivalry can flare up into a lethal conflict. Nothing tears at the gilded fabric of a wealthy life like a bitter family feud.
When you're already wealthy beyond most people's wildest dreams, why would you need more? And why would you risk everything by killing to get it? Greed drove these people to the brink, and they committed horrifying acts in order to fulfill their desire.
There is an old saying that is whispered in the exclusive parties where the wealthy socialize. The grandfather will make a fortune, the father will build on it, and the son will squander it. These sons did more than lose money, they also took lives.
When people acquire a fortune, an arrogant attitude can come with it. These individuals can sometimes turn into criminals for the sake of money. The murderers in this episode are all united by one desire - to keep their lifestyle at any cost.
With children, what's the worst an average parent can expect? A temper tantrum? Rich kids can take brat behavior to a deadly level. All their lives, these children were given everything they wanted. When they heard the word 'no', they reached for guns.
The Du Ponts are one of the great American dynasties, a family built on historic wealth and reputation. But the family name would be tarnished after it was connected to two shocking murders with extraordinary stories behind them.
There's a sense of entitlement that can come with growing up in a wealthy family. The silver spoon to the rich child's mouth can also deliver a heaping dose of ego. But what happens when these products of privilege think they can outsmart the cops?
For a rich kids growing up in Beverly Hills, life is one giant temptation, complete with an unlimited supply of wealth. When the money runs out, these kids didn't just ask for daddy to sign another check, they made sure they'd never have to ask again.
Pride, passion, and power are important tools for success. For these men there was never enough to satisfy them. And when the cracks began to show they no longer wanted to play by the rules, leaving a path of death, destruction and despair in their wake.
With their charm and wealth they dazzled the social sets from New York to London. But behind their glistening displays lay a murderous truth, one that was sure catch them no matter how hard they tried to run.
A murder can be harder to solve when the power of big money starts to cloud the truth. These cases could have been open and shut, if the accused weren't so rich. But there are two sides to every story. Can the prestige of wealth help or harm a case?
Part of the attraction of being wealthy is you never have to get your hands dirty doing the menial tasks. You pay a gardener to tend your estate, you pay a maid to clean your mansion. And when you want to commit murder, you pay BLOOD MONEY for someone els
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