What if a murder victim could tell you about their final moments? Premiering June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery, FINAL WITNESS is a compelling hybrid of documentary and drama that documents the incredible stories of real-life crimes, from the viewpoint of the victims who didn’t survive.
Featuring interviews with real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, and the victims’ family and friends, the seven-part series FINAL WITNESS creates an unforgettable look at the human psyche at its darkest. Each episode examines one harrowing homicide case from start to finish – taking viewers inside the murder from the deceased’s point of view. Rivetingly scripted and infused with an indie-band soundtrack and cinematic style, FINAL WITNESS’ captivating scenes are filmed in the actual setting the real crime took place, telling the true stories perpetrators failed to hide.
Highlights from the first episodes of FINAL WITNESS include:
FINAL WITNESS: “Fatal Devotion”
Tues., June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. PT
A family’s cross-country adventure turns into a nightmare when Mary Jane Longo, mother of three, discovers her charming husband, Christian Longo, has a dark side she never saw coming. Christian’s lies finally catch up with him in Oregon – the rent on the condo is due and his job at the local coffee shop isn’t going to cover it. When Mary Jane confronts him, he realizes the elaborate house of cards he had constructed has come crumbling down around him – suddenly it seems his happy all-American family is only dead weight dragging him down.
FINAL WITNESS: “The Kids Aren’t Alright”
Tues., June 18 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. PT
On a quiet winter night in Texas, Terry and Penny Caffey put their kids to bed before turning in for the night. The next day their neighbour Tommy Gatson is awoken by a shocking scene: severely injured, Terry Caffey has struggled to his doorstep with five bullet wounds, having barely escaped a blazing house fire. Though Caffey manages to make it out alive, his wife and children are dead. Instinctively, he suspects his eldest daughter’s bad-boy boyfriend is responsible for the tragedy.
FINAL WITNESS: “Vixen’s Elixir”
Tues., June 25 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9p.m. PT
A young healthy police officer, Glenn Turner, dies of strange heart failure after an extensive bout with the flu. His beautiful and wild widow Lynn remarries, but her second husband turns up dead under similar “natural” circumstances. Turner’s friends and family know something just isn’t right and the Atlanta authorities are suddenly compelled to re-open a case they had put to rest over five years ago.