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Impact of Murder utilizes the emotionally gripping victim's impact statement delivered in court as the driving storytelling technique. Through a victim's own words, viewers understand the horror they endured or the significance of the life that was taken, providing an acute understanding of the collateral damage of murder. Impact statements act as a source of strength for those who may feeling helpless after a senseless tragedy, showcasing the empowerment that they feel when they stand up in court to address the perpetrator.

Impact of Murder is a Crime series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on July 14, 2019. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

Impact of Murder is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Impact of Murder on demand at Investigation Discovery Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, iTunes, Investigation Discovery online.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
2 Seasons, 10 Episodes
July 14, 2019
Crime
7.0/10
Cast: Elena Delia
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Impact of Murder Full Episode Guide

  • In West Haven, Conn., mother of four Corrinna Martin learns that her daughter Alyssiah is missing. After an exhaustive, state-wide search, a discovery confirms Corrinna's worst fear, and a murder investigation is opened. As a pattern of abuse against Alyssiah is uncovered, Corrinna vows to help other victims of domestic violence. When a suspect is identified, it looks like the family may finally find justice. However, the lack of physical evidence results in two successive hung juries. Everything rests on the outcome of a third trial. Just weeks before the third trial is set to start, an unbelievable tragedy devastates the family yet again. It becomes more important than ever for one mother to see justice served and to keep the memory of her loved ones alive.

  • In Newfoundland, 19-year-old Greg Parsons ushers in 1991 by wishing his estranged mother Catherine a happy new year; two days later, Greg is charged with her murder.

  • Botham Jean was a promising young Black accountant who dreamed of returning to his native St. Lucia to become Prime Minister. Those dreams were cut short in 2018 when he was shot inside his Dallas apartment by a white female off-duty police officer. As his family mourned, the murder ignited protests and sparked a media frenzy. This senseless tragedy is retold by those closest to the case, with gripping, emotional accounts from Jean's family, including his mother Allison Jean, father Bertrum Jean, sister Allisa Charles-Findley, as well as those who worked with the family to bring justice to Botham, including lawyer Lee Merritt and prosecutor Jason Hermus. Perhaps the most heartrending account comes from 18-year-old Brandt Jean, who mourns Botham's death while wrestling with his anger against his brother's killer and rises above his grief with an astonishing act of forgiveness - a courtroom embrace that echoed around the world.

  • After her abusive husband moves out, Amanda Storms is grateful for the help of friend Andrew Shepherd until a night of violence turns their worlds upside down.

  • College athlete Kayleigh Ballantyne is violently attacked while returning home one night; as she battles for her life, she is unaware that elsewhere in the city an investigation is already underway following the discovery of a young woman's body.

  • It was an ordinary day at Chardon High School in Ohio, full of the fights, laughs and boisterous behavior that fill the corridors of any high school; then, all that changes when one young man shows up with violence on his mind.

  • The second episode tells of the brutal murder of Charisse Christopher and her 2-year-old daughter, Lacie, and the attempted murder of her 3 -year-old son, Nicholas. After overwhelming evidence convicted a neighbor's boyfriend, Pervis Payne, of the crime, it was Charisse's mother, Mary Zvolanek who forever changed the landscape of the judicial system. In 1991, "Payne vs. Tennessee" was the first case where the impact statements were allowed in the courts prior to sentencing, causing a seismic shift for the victims' rights movement.

  • Billy Frietag is a free-spirited young man who spends the warmer months working the family fruit and vegetable farm, and travels when it's cold. Tragically, it's his openness and generosity that lead to strange set of events which culminate in his death.