62 episodes

“48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty takes you inside true-crime investigations like no one else, taking on killers and those accused of crimes. This season she delves into the labyrinth of crime within families and the secrets that kept them together or tore them apart. Moriarty brings almost three decades of experience as a lawyer and reporter involved in murder cases — she brushes past the speculation to the evidence and talks to the people directly involved, including investigators and the families of victims. Follow along Erin's journey as she goes beyond the scene of each crime, behind prison walls, and into the killers' inner thoughts. It’s all on this season of “My Life of Crime”.

My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty 48 Hours

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“48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty takes you inside true-crime investigations like no one else, taking on killers and those accused of crimes. This season she delves into the labyrinth of crime within families and the secrets that kept them together or tore them apart. Moriarty brings almost three decades of experience as a lawyer and reporter involved in murder cases — she brushes past the speculation to the evidence and talks to the people directly involved, including investigators and the families of victims. Follow along Erin's journey as she goes beyond the scene of each crime, behind prison walls, and into the killers' inner thoughts. It’s all on this season of “My Life of Crime”.

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    New Limited Series from 48 Hours — Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings

    New Limited Series from 48 Hours — Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings

    The Hargans were a typical suburban family until one day, devoted mother Pamela was gunned down in her own home and her youngest daughter, Helen, was found dead upstairs. 48 Hours correspondent Peter Van Sant unpacks the web of evidence behind the Hargan killings, revealing motives of sibling rivalry and a family fortune in this new 6 episode series.

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    • 2 min
    Fight for the Truth Part 2

    Fight for the Truth Part 2

    When Marty Tankleff was convicted for murdering his parents in 1990, some people still had their doubts about his guilt, including Jay Salpeter, a retired detective turned private investigator. Jay found a new witness who claimed he was the getaway driver for two hitmen who had been hired to murder the Tankleffs. After nearly two decades behind bars, Marty finally got another shot at freedom. In this season finale, Erin Moriarty and retired 48 Hours producer Gail Zimmerman discuss the conclusion of Marty Tankleff's wrongful conviction case and why it's one of the most memorable stories they've ever reported.

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    • 27 min
    Fight for the Truth Part 1

    Fight for the Truth Part 1

    On September 6, 1988, a wealthy couple, Seymour and Arlene Tankleff, were brutally attacked and killed in their home on Long Island, New York. The main suspect was their 17-year-old son, Marty, who was the sole survivor in the house. Detective James McCready was convinced Marty was to blame and prepared a written statement for him to admit he killed his parents. But the physical evidence at the crime scene didn't match the murder weapons described in Marty's so-called confession. Erin Moriarty and retired 48 Hours producer Gail Zimmerman go behind the scenes on a case that spanned nearly two decades and was one of the first wrongful conviction stories they worked on.

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    • 25 min
    The DNA Sleuth

    The DNA Sleuth

    A retired attorney in California revolutionized the field of crime fighting — all from her home. Barbara Rae-Venter identified the notorious Golden State Killer as Joseph James DeAngelo thanks to investigative genetic genealogy, a technique using DNA to build the family tree of the killer. Barbara recalls how a hobby turned into an unexpected career and how her work has been able to help other cold case victims finally find justice with the help of genetic genealogy.

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    • 26 min
    Did She Marry An Ax Murderer? Part 2

    Did She Marry An Ax Murderer? Part 2

    Jim Krauseneck's first wife, Cathy, was found dead in 1982 with an ax in her head. 40 years later, Jim was accused of her murder. One of the coldest cases in the country to go on trial took decades to solve... and tore apart a family. Erin Moriarty goes behind-the-scenes of Jim's trial, from Dr. Michael Baden's opinion on the estimated time of death to fourth wife Sharon Krauseneck's steadfast faith in her husband. Eventually, Jim's fate came down to key details about what occurred that night. Erin takes you deeper into the "48 Hours" investigation, "The Brighton Axe Murder".

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    • 29 min
    Did She Marry an Ax Murderer? Part 1

    Did She Marry an Ax Murderer? Part 1

    Sometimes the person you love isn't who you think they are. Sharon Krauseneck says she and her husband Jim were happily married. But in 2016, to Sharon's surprise, her husband's alleged dark past caught up to him. In 1982, Jim's first wife, Cathy, was murdered with an ax lodged in her head. The case went cold until a well-known forensic pathologist shed new light on crucial evidence 34 years later. Erin takes you deeper into the "48 Hours" investigation, "The Brighton Axe Murder".

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

fmtiggie67 ,

Good & short

Ms. Moriarty’s reporting is excellent!
Clearly she has available to her the staff of CBS News to edit and produce the show to the level of a Big Three quality program. Since she’s a TV reporter perhaps a 20-30 minute episode seems in-depth. It does make you wonder what’s remained on the cutting room floor.
And, when she’s done 2-part or even 4-part series’ why not just put them all-together & make one episode? A combined 2-parter would hardly make a single hour’s episode! Therefore, a 4-part series would combine down to about 2 hours — at least of the ones I’ve reviewed.
ALL THAT SAID… I’ve enjoyed the podcast. Hopefully they’re on vacation & will have new episodes coming soon in 2024 since their last publication is dated 12/20/23.

MaverickAbundance ,

Wow! Marty Tankleff Episodes

Great Job! Thank you for getting Marty of out jail!!! It’s so obvious his confession was coerced and that detective let the real killer go free. I can understand false confessions. Especially from a traumatized 17 year old who was raised to trust the police. POLICE should NOT be allowed to LIE IN THE UNITED STATES!
What I can not understand, is why police and prosecutors ignore the facts, evidence and the business partner who skipped town! Impressed by who Marty is!

Magpie Jinx ,

Jen Dulos

TODAY’S THE DAY! Michelle Traconis case goes to trial TODAY! 01/11/24. Her body is long gone, (the shallow grave originally intended for disposal of her remains was discovered by hunters. As trump would say: “many people are saying” she was buried in a shallow grave near Pinnacle Ridge in Farmington, quick access to Mountain Spring rd via Reservoir road/Mt rd/High st/Route 4.. Kent Mawhinney knows….

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