Season 1

In 1958, Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate went on a murder spree that took the lives of 11 victims including Caril’s mother, stepfather and baby stepsister. Charles was sentenced to death, and Caril became the youngest woman ever sentenced to life in prison. To this day, she maintains her innocence and that she did not know Charles had killed her family when she accompanied him. The series looks deeper into Caril’s role in the crimes and how this case reflects society's fascination with true crime.
Episode 1: Death

Original Air Date: Feb 17, 2023

The story of the murder spree, manhunt and capture from the perspective of a Lincolnite in 1958, immersed in fear and horror. Information unfolds across the news, which depicts Charles and Caril as teenage lovers on the run, and public opinion is shaped against Caril. She is made to seem not just as guilty as Charles, but perhaps the mastermind of the whole event. The archival crime spree story is intercut with present day interviews with those close to the case. There is much more to this story than people think. Series premiere.

Episode 2: Judgement

Original Air Date: Feb 24, 2023

Examining the crime spree and trial from Caril’s perspective and how she thought her parents were still alive when Charles took her away. A look at her difficult upbringing and PTSD that contributed to her compliance during the spree. We learn about Charles’ mental illness and derangement, how poorly Caril was treated by law enforcement and the criminal justice system and how she was doomed from the start at her trial.

Episode 3: Caged

Original Air Date: Mar 3, 2023

Caril is determined to make the most of her time in prison and prove to the world that they got it wrong. We meet Warden Jackie Crawford who describes her as a model prisoner. Meanwhile, the mythology around the case begins to grow. The story is being refracted through movies, books and songs – many painting Caril in a bad light. Caril is released from prison.

Episode 4: Afterlife

Original Air Date: Mar 10, 2023

Out of prison, Caril attempts to set the record straight by participating in a variety of media appearances. She retreats into anonymity, gets married, and for the first time has something that resembles a normal life, until a horrible car crash throws her back into the spotlight. Caril remains stuck under the rock of a famous murder spree. A crusading attorney files a pardon for Caril. Series finale.


1 Season, 4 Episodes

  • Season 1

    In 1958, Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate were convicted of killing 11 people, including Caril’s family. For decades, Caril has wanted to tell her side of the story. The series looks deeper into her role in the killings.

    Season 1

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