Sins & Secrets

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.4  (205)

Sins and Secrets is a documentary style program that broadcasts on the Investigation Discovery network. The series profiles notorious crimes including background information of the community where each event took place. Also included are details from the individual investigators' personal lives. The premiere episode recounted the murder of two residents of Knoxville, Tenn. Student Channon Christian, 21 and 23-year old boyfriend, Christopher Newsom Jr. were carjacked while on their way to a date. Police found Christian's battered and sexually assaulted body thrown into a trash can in East Knoxville. The burned body of Newsom was found nearby the home of convicted armed robber, Lemaricus Davidson on train tracks. Davidson and several accomplices were later convicted of these murders after a long trial. While details about the crime and subsequent investigation and trial covered half the episode, the rest of the show was about Knoxville's history, neighborhoods, and class and racial tensions. The Davidson trial motivated white supremacist rallies, while conservative bloggers and publications seized upon the murders as examples of black-on-white hate crime. The narration includes the differences between Knoxville's East, West, North and South regions. The first episode details how Knoxville is geographically segregated among the middle and working-classes that identify more with the rich than the poor. The rest of the hour provides a snapshot of the city's development, particularly its New South identity and emerging intellectualism. The show unflinchingly delves into these crimes with brain and brawn. Another show details an account of the murder of Liz Marinello by husband and sportscaster, Vince Marinello. They hail from the New Orleans Metarie suburb. The case is treated as a southern potboiler showing the urban lawlessness and decay as a result of Hurricane Katrina. This caused residents and authorities to assume that the crime actually began as an armed robbery. This episode details how the couple met and then provides a sense of reasoning behind the murder. The trauma of Katrina with the destruction of Vince's home from childhood is part of what drove the couple down a dwindling spiral. Ultimately, financial and romantic secrets were exposed. For example, Vince was not actually divorced from his first wife and continued paying for her homeowner's insurance from the checking account of his second wife, whom he murdered. This is the type of detail and perspective that is offered for each of the cases profiled.

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Murder, Lies, & Bondage Ties
10. Murder, Lies, & Bondage Ties
June 17, 2013
In 1999, May Greineder was an ordinary homemaker in the upscale enclave of Wellesley, until her husband discovered the remains of her butchered body on a walking path. Instead of a suspected serial killer, Police found a cover-up of deadly proportions.
Dressed to Kill
9. Dressed to Kill
June 10, 2013
In 2008, in Greeley, CO, aspiring model Angie Zapata was brutally beaten to death at her city apartment. The investigation revealed a dark side.
To Have and to Kill
8. To Have and to Kill
June 3, 2013
In 2002 in Topeka, Kansas, newly engaged Michael Sisco and Karen Harkness were brutally shot while they slept. Detectives had to sift through family vendettas and evidence across the state before the truth would come out.
The Murder Inn
7. The Murder Inn
May 27, 2013
A woman's disappearance from Raymond, WA, may be linked to two other disappearances.
With This Ring, I Thee Kill
6. With This Ring, I Thee Kill
May 20, 2013
Examining the death of firefighter in 2009, who was beaten and then started on fire in his own home.
Bleed All About It
5. Bleed All About It
May 13, 2013
Investigating the 2007 murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey who was shot in broad daylight by a masked man in Oakland, California.
Bible Belt Bloodshed
4. Bible Belt Bloodshed
May 6, 2013
In 2009, humanitarian Grady Nichols seemed like the most respected man in all of Athens. Then he was shot and killed on his back porch in an apparent botched robbery. Only a surprise confession would reveal the truth about Grady's death.
Sweet Talker, Midnight Stalker
3. Sweet Talker, Midnight Stalker
April 29, 2013
In 2009, a beautiful San Antonio woman was found murdered in her condo. Evidence soon surfaced that suggested this wasn't a random crime. The true identity of the killer was even more surprising.
Happy Valentine's Sway
2. Happy Valentine's Sway
April 22, 2013
On Valentine's Day 1998, a woman approaches the front desk of a St Michaels, MD resort to report a fire in her hotel room. Investigators discover the charred remains of a human body and experience an unforgettable holiday.
Bloodshed on the Bayou
1. Bloodshed on the Bayou
April 15, 2013
Examining the 1998 case of a Louisiana man who was shot and killed outside his home in the fourth season premiere.
Description

Sins and Secrets is a documentary style program that broadcasts on the Investigation Discovery network. The series profiles notorious crimes including background information of the community where each event took place. Also included are details from the individual investigators' personal lives.

The premiere episode recounted the murder of two residents of Knoxville, Tenn. Student Channon Christian, 21 and 23-year old boyfriend, Christopher Newsom Jr. were carjacked while on their way to a date. Police found Christian's battered and sexually assaulted body thrown into a trash can in East Knoxville. The burned body of Newsom was found nearby the home of convicted armed robber, Lemaricus Davidson on train tracks.

Davidson and several accomplices were later convicted of these murders after a long trial. While details about the crime and subsequent investigation and trial covered half the episode, the rest of the show was about Knoxville's history, neighborhoods, and class and racial tensions.

The Davidson trial motivated white supremacist rallies, while conservative bloggers and publications seized upon the murders as examples of black-on-white hate crime. The narration includes the differences between Knoxville's East, West, North and South regions.

The first episode details how Knoxville is geographically segregated among the middle and working-classes that identify more with the rich than the poor. The rest of the hour provides a snapshot of the city's development, particularly its New South identity and emerging intellectualism.

The show unflinchingly delves into these crimes with brain and brawn. Another show details an account of the murder of Liz Marinello by husband and sportscaster, Vince Marinello. They hail from the New Orleans Metarie suburb. The case is treated as a southern potboiler showing the urban lawlessness and decay as a result of Hurricane Katrina. This caused residents and authorities to assume that the crime actually began as an armed robbery.

This episode details how the couple met and then provides a sense of reasoning behind the murder. The trauma of Katrina with the destruction of Vince's home from childhood is part of what drove the couple down a dwindling spiral. Ultimately, financial and romantic secrets were exposed.

For example, Vince was not actually divorced from his first wife and continued paying for her homeowner's insurance from the checking account of his second wife, whom he murdered. This is the type of detail and perspective that is offered for each of the cases profiled.

Sins & Secrets is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (46 episodes). The series first aired on February 17, 2011.

Where to Watch Sins & Secrets

Sins & Secrets is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sins & Secrets on demand at Hulu, Vudu, Investigation Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 17, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (205)