21 Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix in 2017

If true crime documentaries are your thing, then you will definitely like this list of 21 best true crime documentaries on Netflix in 2017.

However, if your plan is to Netflix and chill during the holidays, then this better not be your only playlist. If you end up binge watching everything on this list, the only chills you will get is the cold sweat rolling down your spine. The fact that these documentaries depict actual, despicable crimes makes them extremely disturbing. Crime does not pay, but some people just do not seem to get that message. Horrible things sometimes happen to ordinary undeserving people, and this is the fact of life. The sooner we accept this fact the better, so that we can be prepared and learn to see red flags and avoid them as much as we can. Anyway, since you are looking for the definitive list of 2017 true crime documentary films, then this

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Arrest Made in Amanda Stavik’s 1989 Cold-Case Killing | PEOPLE …

Investigators in Washington claim they have cracked a nearly 30-year-old cold case, arresting a 50-year-old man this week in the 1989 slaying of 18-year-old college freshman Amanda “Mandy” Stavik, PEOPLE confirms.

Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said in a statement that DNA evidence collected from Stavik’s remains allegedly matched that of Timothy Bass, who has been formally charged with first-degree murder.

The count against him reportedly also includes allegations of rape and kidnapping, prosecutors said. (The statute of limitations on those standalone crimes has expired in Stavik’s case.)

Bass has yet to enter a plea and does not have a lawyer who could comment on his behalf. He is being held on $1 million bail, PEOPLE confirms. He faces a possible life sentence in prison.

On the afternoon of Nov. 24, 1989, Stavik — who was home for Thanksgiving from Central Washington University — went for a jog with the family’s

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After Nearly 30 Years, Suspect Arrested in Murder of College Freshman Who Vanished on a Jog

Investigators in Washington claim they have cracked a nearly 30-year-old cold case, arresting a 50-year-old man this week in the 1989 slaying of 18-year-old college freshman Amanda “Mandy” Stavik, PEOPLE confirms.

Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said in a statement that DNA evidence collected from Stavik’s remains allegedly matched that of Timothy Bass, who has been formally charged with first-degree murder.

The count against him reportedly also includes allegations of rape and kidnapping, prosecutors said. (The statute of limitations on those standalone crimes has expired in Stavik’s case.)

Bass has yet to enter a plea and does not have a lawyer who could comment on his behalf. He is being held on $1 million bail, PEOPLE confirms. He faces a possible life sentence in prison.

On the afternoon of Nov. 24, 1989, Stavik — who was home for Thanksgiving from Central Washington University — went for a jog with the family’s

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What to Watch on Friday: Errol Morris true crime series ‘Wormwood’ mixes genres on Netflix

Wormwood (Netflix) – Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris mixes fiction and non-fiction genres to tell the story of one man’s 60-year quest to learn the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death. Stars Peter Sarsgaard.

Hollywood Christmas Parade (8 p.m., The CW) – The 86th annual event has celebrities like Erik Estrada and Dean Cain. Dr. Oz is the grand marshal.

[A Christmas TV guide to ‘Rudolph,’ ‘The Grinch,’ Hallmark movies and more]

It’s a Wonderful Life (8 p.m., USA) – In this Frank Capra classic, a suicidal man ruined by a miser on Christmas Eve sees his life in a new light thanks to his guardian angel. It stars James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.

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The Shop Around the Corner (8 p.m., TCM) – In this 1940 classic, two department store

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The Best True Crime Shows, Stories And Podcasts Of 2017

The holiday season can be a saccharine overload – consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she’d never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny had, like so many of us during the holiday festivities, merely overindulged – in her case with an eggnog/barbiturate cocktail. One jury found Claus guilty. Another found him innocent. Sunny died, still in a coma, in 2008. A very good movie, Reversal of Fortune, was made about the whole thing. It’s a much better movie than Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, or any other Christmas movie I can think of except maybe Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
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Nicole Finn Found Guilty of Starving Teenage Daughter to Death …

Nicole Finn, the 43-year-old Iowa mother authorities say starved her teenage daughter to death, was found guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child endangerment on Thursday.

A 12-person jury, which began deliberating the case since Wednesday, convicted Finn in the October 2016 death of 16-year-old Natalie Finn, according to the Des Moines Register.

Natalie weighed just 85 pounds at the time of her death and one attorney described the case as the worst he had ever seen.

The mother of five will be sentenced Jan. 26, but first-degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence in Iowa.

 

Nicole Finn

In final arguments, the prosecution argued Finn sought to kill and torment the three children, including Natalie, who was adopted. The defense claimed Finn

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Iowa Mom Faces Found Guilty of Murder for Starving Her Teenage Daughter to Death

Nicole Finn, the 43-year-old Iowa mother authorities say starved her teenage daughter to death, was found guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child endangerment on Thursday.

A 12-person jury, which began deliberating the case since Wednesday, convicted Finn in the October 2016 death of 16-year-old Natalie Finn, according to the Des Moines Register.

Natalie weighed just 85 pounds at the time of her death and one attorney described the case as the worst he had ever seen.

The mother of five will be sentenced Jan. 26, but first-degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence in Iowa.

 

Nicole Finn

In final arguments, the prosecution argued Finn sought to kill and torment the three children, including Natalie, who was adopted. The defense claimed Finn

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Annette Bening explains why she was written out of American Crime Story: Katrina

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Way back in February, we reported that Annette Bening was attached to star in FX’s American Crime Story: Katrina as Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, but a few months later the production “stalled” and series mastermind Ryan Murphy decided to delay Katrina in favor of The Assassination Of Gianni Versace. In August, Murphy came back and announced that the show had been retooled, with the story now being adapted from Sheri Fink’s Five Days At Memorial instead of being a more general story of how the government screwed up its Hurricane Katrina response.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Bening explained that the new version of the show no longer had a place for her, since the story now concerns a hospital that was

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10 True Crime TV Shows and Movies You’ll Be Obsessed With in 2018

The genre of true crime isn’t going anywhere. 2018 promises another year of chilling murders, haunting personalities, and podcasts that will definitely make you miss your subway stop. Below, in no particular order, the TV shows, books and podcasts you’ll be talking about next year.

TV SHOWS:

1. Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac The Notorious B.I.G. (TBD, USA)

Tupac died after being shot in a drive by in Las Vegas in September 1996. Six months later, The Notorious B.I.G. suffered a similar fate in Los Angeles. How are the two deaths connected? And have any the conspiracy theories held up over the years? The first installment of USA’s new anthology series stars Marcc Rose as Tupac (he also portrayed him in Straight Outta Compton), Wavyy Jonez as B.I.G., and Josh Duhamel as detective Greg Kading, who investigated both murders and serves as co-executive producer on the show.

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Texas Mom Allegedly Subjected Her Healthy Son, 8, to 323 Doctor Visits and 13 Surgeries

Investigators in Texas suspect a mom has Munchausen by proxy and they have charged her with allegedly seeking unnecessary medical care for her 8-year-old son — including taking him for treatment more than 300 times and subjecting him to more than a dozen major surgeries.

Kaylene Bowen-Wright, 34, is being held on $150,000 bail after being charged by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office with injury to a child with serious bodily harm, according to investigative documents obtained by PEOPLE.

It is unclear if Bowen-Wright has entered a plea and PEOPLE was unable to determine Thursday if she has a lawyer who could comment on her behalf. She reportedly denied allegations of abuse when speaking with Child Protective Services last month.

At the time of her arrest last week, Bowen-Wright’s son was on oxygen, had a feeding tube and was taking medicine to regulate seizures, authorities say.

But he needed none of it, according to

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