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Investigate Real Life Crime This March On CBS Reality
By James Whittington, Sunday 23rd February 2014

CBS Reality investigates the dark underbelly of city life during March and uncovers chilling stories of murder and how these evil crimes were solved.

Sins and Secrets - Season 3
Weeknights 10pm from 10-21st March

Every city has its secret. Every city has a dark side. Sins and Secrets profiles a notorious crime — one whose unique details exposed the dark underbelly of the community where it took place. As the investigation beats of each episode unfold, the mystery, scandal, and tabloid allure generated both reveal and forever alters the city. Blood has been shed, and the town will never be the same.

Crimes investigated in Season 3 include; Dalia Dippolito - a Palm Beach, Florida woman who, after failing to get her husband's probation revoked, attempts to hire a hit man, Nancy Seaman - an elementary schoolteacher from Farmington Hills, Michigan who attacks her husband with a hatchet and Rae Carruth - a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers who is charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Medical Detectives - Season 13
Weeknights 9pm (Double Bill) from 24th March

This series profiles real-life crimes and how investigators solve them, combining cutting-edge forensic techniques and examining every piece of evidence along the way. Taking a "whodunit" approach, each half-hour episode follows one case from initial investigation until conviction, acquittal, or some other legal resolution. Pathologists, medical examiners, police officers, detectives, prosecutors, defense attorneys, friends and families of victims or sometimes even the suspects themselves are all interviewed about their roles. Video of the lab tests is shot in a modernistic film noir style, in dark, moodily lit settings with odd, glowing colors. The crimes and parts of the investigation are re-enacted with actors in dramatic recreations.

Episodes in this new season include;

Political Thriller - The Kathy Augustine Case. When a politician dies mysteriously during a hard-fought re-election campaign, the medical examiner can neither isolate the cause of death, nor explain the tiny puncture wounds discovered during the autopsy. If the victim has been murdered, it would be up to investigators to determine if her political enemies are to blame, or if the killer was someone much closer to home.

Stranger In The Night - The Dorothy Donovan Case. Police are sceptical when a man claims his mother has been murdered by the hitchhiker he picked up. Suspicions are heightened when he refuses to take a polygraph test, and they turn to forensic science. Will the blood and fingerprint evidence at the crime scene support the man's story, or prove his guilt?


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