- 7 Seasons
Fatal Vows is a documentary reenactment style cable television show that is broadcast on the Investigation Discovery Network. The premise of the show involves detailing how marital unions fail through betrayal, greed, spite, assault and end in murder. Each episode explores the criminal psychology concerning how these relationships become tumultuous, disturbing and end up in shocking circumstances. Ultimately, viewers may discover how and why spouses determine that murder is the only way out of their unpleasant situations. Hosting the show are forensic clinical psychologist and attorney Dr. Brian Russell along with relationship expert and psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser. During each episode, the experts review each featured couple with an analysis of each marriage to find out how the break downs evolved toward divorce and wind up in murder. The showcased marriages that become violent include stories that begin at courtship, progress to the altar and then wind up with a fatality. The experts guide viewers through the labyrinth to learn about each individual psyche and why things went awry. One story features a seemingly perfect couple named Bob and Becky Klosterman. They are wealthy and considered stand up citizens in their community. Retired Navy commander, Bob and his stay at home wife, Becky have a seemingly wonderful life together, enjoying retirement. Their friends, family and the public see a model couple. However, Becky is actually in fear of her own life. When she discovers Bob's second life at a strip club, Becky confronts Bob. Becky files for divorce and Bob is none too pleased, since this will affect his stellar reputation in the community. Before the proceedings are finalized, Bob shoots and kills her to also prevent her from being in a position to recoup any financial assets from the marriage.