Do women really love what they feel and not what they see? Are criminals created by their own circumstances? This February, Investigation Discovery features the stories of astonishing limits of desire and terrifying extremes. New series POISONED PASSIONS (Feb. 28) follows women who fall in love with the wrong man and learn the hard way, in their cases, loves does not conquer all. But first, BORN TO KILL, season 5, (Feb. 18), takes an in-depth look at some of the world’s most shocking killers through the first-hand accounts of the people who encountered them and their heinous crimes. These Investigation Discovery series join the previously-announced DEADLY AFFAIRS, returning for its second season on Valentine’s Day.
Highlights from the first episodes of POISONED PASSIONS include:
POISONED PASSIONS – “Killer Swinger”
Friday, February 28 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Venessa and her husband Ken have recently entered the forbidden world of swingers. But, when Venessa breaks the lifestyle’s cardinal rule and falls in love with a swinger named Jeremy, she finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery.
POISONED PASSIONS – “Sadistic Pleasure”
Friday, March 7 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
When millionaire Alfred Bloomingdale lures aspiring teen model Vick Morgan into a sadomasochistic underworld, she’s helpless to say no. But when Bloomingdale suddenly dies, Vicki’s new habits lead to a dangerous relationship that will end in murder.
POISONED PASSIONS – “Love Thy Pastor” Friday, March 7 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Teresa is a devoted wife and devout Baptist, but even she cannot resist the charms of her church’s magnetic pastor. When Teresa’s husband turns up dead, the affair is exposed, and the pious community is shocked to discover his unlikely killer.
Highlights from the first episodes of Season 5 of BORN TO KILL include:
BORN TO KILL– “John Linley Frazier”
Tuesday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
As Halloween 1970 approached, a crime would occur in California that would send shockwaves throughout the world. After the discovery of five bodies in a pool along with a note referencing the occult and an environmental Third World War, California feared another murderous Manson-like hippie cult were on the rampage.
BORN TO KILL – “Shermantine and Herzog”
Tuesday, February 25 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
In 1984, two childhood friends embark upon a drug-fuelled killing spree that would span 15 years. Their predatory crimes struck fear deep into the hearts of the rural Californian community.