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An Inside Look at the Rhoden Family Murders

Written by Laura Pettler, Ph.D., LPI Last week on The Dr. Oz Show, we tackled the murders of the Rhoden Family in Pike County, Ohio. On the night of April 22,…

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An Inside Look at the Allergy Medicine Murder Case

Written by Laura Pettler, Ph.D., LPI Could allergy medicine be responsible in part for the tragic murder of Rebecca “Becky” Apodaca on February 1, 2017? I’m not a medical doctor,…

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How Anna LeBaron Escaped From a Polygamist Cult

Known as one of the most infamous cult leaders in American history—Ervil LeBaron had 13 wives, and more than 50 children—told followers he was “God’s Prophet” and was wanted by…

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A Closer Look at the Turpin Family’s Dark Secrets

On January 14, 2018, a 17-year-old girl escaped her family home in Perris, California and called 911 to report that she and her 12 siblings were being held captive by…

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The Girl in the Cage: How Michelle Stevens Survived a Horrific Childhood

When we explore True Crime stories—I’m always amazed and inspired by the strength and resilience of the human spirit. But Dr. Oz and I’ve never been more inspired than when we…

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Inside NXIVM: The Self-Help Group Where Women Are Branded and Recruited as Slaves

Today, we’re digging into a ‘self-help’ sorority that allegedly requires naked photos for admission, brands members with a medical instrument and urges them to follow a near-starvation diet. These are…

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Sharon Tate’s Sister Reacts to the Death of Charles Manson

On the surface, the Manson Family appeared to be happy, peace-loving hippies, yet despite their harmless demeanor, they were responsible for the murders of nine innocent people. Their leader, Charles Manson…

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The Cheerleader and the Hitman: Is It Ever Okay to Kill?

After 30 years, infamous cheerleader Cheryl Pierson Cuccio is finally breaking her silence about why she committed this horrific crime. In 1986, Cheryl was a 15-year-old popular teenage cheerleader who…

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Deadly Texts: Can Words Kill?

Conrad Roy was just 18 years old when he took his own life. His suicide sparked a nationwide conversation because a court found his girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter guilty of…


My Father Is the Happy Face Killer

Rejection and Self Love I am the daughter of a serial killer. My suffering and self-inflicted guilt and shame went beyond my father’s name in national news, his creepy smiley…