Driven by love to commit murder or other serious transgressions, "average" people can transform into something horrid, under the influence of a criminal mind. Upcoming Investigation Discovery program Wicked Attraction uses forensic psychologists and criminal profilers to highlight some of these cases.
This 26 episodes series, starting its weekly run very soon, explores both recent crimes and the motivations behind them. Launched last year, the Investigation Discovery digital cable channel took the spot on the dial occupied by the similarly themed Court TV Canada. It airs on various cable systems, and on Bell TV as channel 528.
Some upcoming episodes:
Wednesday, January 19 at 10 pm ET/11 pm PT
In 1997, authorities from Reno, Nevada; to Sacramento, California are on the lookout for a man and woman who are kidnapping women and sexually assaulting them in their minivan. Fueled by methamphetamine and a pathological drive to satisfy their deviant urges, no one is safe.
“Madness of Two”
Wednesday, January 26 at 10 pm ET/11 pm PT
In 1984, Jens Soering, 18, and Elizabeth Hayson, 20, met and fell in love at the University of Virginia. Haysom’s parents, however, disapproved of the relationship, which ultimately cost them their lives. In March 1985, after having dinner with Haysom’s parents, Soering brutally stabbed them to death before fleeing to Europe with the woman he killed for.
“Evil in the Desert”
Wednesday, February 2 at 10 pm ET/11 pm PT
In the late 1990s, a number of young women go missing in New Mexico. For the ones that return, they are plagued by nightmarish visions and lost memories. The search for answers leads authorities to discover a sadistic couple who have set up a chamber of horrors in their home.