As if true crime fans didn’t already have to watch, Netflix is adding two new shows to its roster.
First up is three new installments of “The Staircase” which first aired on the Sundance Channel in 2004. It follows the story of author Michael Peterson who was accused of killing his wife in 2001 after her body was found at the bottom of a staircase. What follows is a compelling tale of “did he or didn’t he” plus a 16-year battle in court.
The second series is “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist.” The docuseries takes a look at a 2003 robbery gone wrong when Brian Wells, a pizza deliveryman, said that a group of people fastened a bomb to his chest and forced him to rob a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania. Before the police bomb squad could get to Wells, the device went off, killing him.
“Evil Genius” introduces viewers to a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers playing cat-and-mouse with the FBI.
Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong and Kenneth Barnes were eventually arrested and sent to prison for the crime, but the series is out to prove that there’s more to the killings than everyone thinks.
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