About Murder Made Me Famous
Murder Made Me Famous is a fact-based crime documentary series that examines killers who gained public notoriety when their crimes generated intense media coverage and made the killers household names. The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions?
Each one-hour episode presents dramatic recreations of the crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight. Featured commentator is author and PEOPLE crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances.
This season includes “The Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez, Susan Smith, John Gotti, David Koresh, Yolanda Saldivar, and “Dating Game Killer” Rodney Alcala.
Previous season subjects include Scott Peterson, Jodi Arias, The Hillside Strangler, Charles Manson, Joran Van der Sloot, Jim Jones, Pamela Smart, Robert Durst, and Ted Bundy.