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An Exclusive Premiere - Encounters With Evil
By James W, Monday 24th October 2016

What’s it like to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most deranged criminals? From serial killers to cult leaders, sex offenders to kidnappers, Encounters with Evil (picture credit: REX/Shutterstock) uses the extensive ITN archive, expert analysis, and interviews with those closest to the cases to explore the minds of the perpetrators of the world’s most notorious crimes.

Each episode looks at a number of key cases as a panel of experts examine and reveal what drove each killer to commit their crimes.

One of the subjects of the series is British mother of two Joanna Dennehy (pictured), who went on a 14-day killing spree murdering three men and attempting to kill two others.  Why did she do it? And what do the stories of those who survived tell us about her heinous crime?

Another episode focuses on Stephen Farrow, who on February 14th 2012 murdered Rev. John Suddards in his vicarage near Bristol in what appeared to be a ritualistic killing. Delving into Farrow’s psyche, the experts work to piece together the motive behind the murder.

Others to feature in the series include David Koresh, the deranged religious cult leader of Waco Texas; Wolfgang Priklopil, the man who kidnapped and imprisoned Natasha Kampusch in his cellar for 3,096 days; and serial killer Ivan Milat, responsible for the abduction and murder of young backpackers in New South Wales during the 1990s.

Encounters with Evil begins November 14th at 10pm only on CBS Reality.


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