The BEST episodes of City Confidential

Every episode of City Confidential ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of City Confidential!

City Confidential features real life stories in a wide variety of American cities. While many of these stories deal with murder, some also deal with attempted murder, and public officials caught in compromising situations, among other things. The cities featured vary widely in size, from the smallest village to the largest urban areas.

Last Updated: 6/20/2024Network: A&EStatus: Continuing
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#1 - Newberry: Small Town Justice

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/17/2000

The 1994 beating death of Vickie Lander Beckham, the daughter of a South Carolina State Senator. Her husband, Stephen, was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 for hiring a hitman to carry out the murder.

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#2 - Horror in Amityville

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/9/2002

In 1974, the entire DeFeo family was brutally murdered in their home as they slept. The only living DeFeo, Ronald Jr., was convicted of the crime that turned one Amityville house into the setting of a blockbuster movie.

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#3 - Archer City: Under Suspicion

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/1/2003

Recalling the 1995 case of former Texas sheriff Presley L. Pippin Jr., convicted of raping Gail Bennett shortly after her 1990 arrest for shooting her husband. Narrator: Paul Winfield.

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#4 - Riggins, ID: Frontier Faceoff

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/5/2005

City Confidential deviates from its usual murder-profiling format to rally around Rob Nuckols, whose land was seized by the government.

Writer: Matt Edens
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#5 - Pikeville, KY: Kentucky Gothic

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/26/2005

Vidar Lillelid and his family are murdered because teen-aged deviants felt like doing it.

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#6 - Monsters on Main Street

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/28/2021

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#7 - The Dark Days of Bucks County

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/25/2023

Historical Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is alarmed when several young men vanish one after the other within a week. With the support of residents, detectives unearth a ruthless murder spree in this seemingly picture-perfect farming community.

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#8 - Soho: The Art of Murder

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/12/1999

In 1985, artist Ana Mendieta fell from a building while she and her husband fellow artist, Carl Andre, were fighting. Andre was arrested for the murder after it is discovered she had a desperate fear of heights and a bellman heard her pleading for her life.

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#9 - Violence in the Village

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/18/2021

Terror sweeps through an upscale Houston, Texas, shopping district when a shooter attacks women without warning; a lucky break leads police to a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to unleash a deep-seeded hatred.

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#10 - Devastation in Delta Township

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/27/2023

Murders are rare in tranquil Delta Township, Michigan. So when a well-liked couple is gunned down in their home, residents are terrified--until police discover the monster accidentally left a trail of breadcrumbs leading right to his door.

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#11 - Peace Love And Murder In Marin

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/6/2023

The residents of Marin County, Calif., cope with the shock of a double murder in their normally peaceful community, and the police track down the elusive killer at multiple crime scenes in three different counties in their search for justice.

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#12 - Death Comes to Battletown

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/11/2023

When a city official is shot to death in Berryville, Virginia, residents wonder who is a cold-blooded killer among them.

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#13 - The Telltale Creek

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/30/2023

People in charming Hope Mills, North Carolina, are on edge when a high school freshman vanishes while on her way to meet a friend. When she turns up dead three weeks later, the community rallies to flush out the killer.

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#14 - Trail of Terror

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/16/2021

The murder of a vibrant 21-year-old leaves the peaceful community of Knoxville, Tenn. questioning its core values; a family's persistence reminds Marble City what it's made of and residents band together to bring a killer down.

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#15 - Death Dorm

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/2/2021

Students fear for their lives in the fall of 2000 when Washington, D.C.'s Gallaudet University, a college for the deaf, becomes a killer's hunting ground. Detectives sift through the twisted mystery and learn not everyone on campus is who they seem.

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#16 - Bloodshed in Brookland

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/11/2021

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#17 - Cookeville, TN: Deadly Politics

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/23/2004

Conservative Democrat, Tommy Burks is shot and killed, but the likely candidate for the murder is his political opponet, Byron (Low Tax) Looper.

Writer: Matt Edens
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#18 - San Diego, CA: Badge of Dishonor

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/7/2003

The case of former California Highway Patrolman Craig Peyer, who was convicted of murdering college student Cara Knott in 1988. Narrator: Paul Winfield.

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#19 - Los Angeles, CA: Silenced Partner

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/2/2003

Recalling the 1989 contract murder of strip-club owner Horace McKenna, whose hit was ordered by former business partner Michael Woods. Narrator: Paul Winfield.

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#20 - Houston: Cheers and Fears

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/14/2002

Recalling the case of Wanda Holloway, who hired a hit man in 1991 to murder the mother of a cheerleader, hoping the girl would be too upset to join the team, thereby giving Holloway's daughter a chance to make the squad. The murder was foiled, and Holloway served six months of a 15-year sentence. Narrator: Paul Winfield.

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#21 - Middleburg: Pistols, Ponies, and Foul Play

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/3/2000

In 1997, an heiress, Susan Cummings, shoots her Argentine polo player boyfriend, Roberto Villegas, yet spends only 60 days in jail after claiming physical abuse.

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#22 - Carlsbad:Danger in the Desert

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/12/2000

Carlsbad is divided over the outcome of popular politician and pharmacist Johnny Volpato's murder trail.

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#23 - Great Falls:The Criminal Next Door

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/10/2000

The story of the murder of a prominent cardiologist that shocked a well-to-do town in 1980. But the town was even more startled when the killer turned out to be a highly respected neighbor who had hidden his real profession--master jewel thief.

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#24 - Gibsonton: The Last Side Show

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/9/1999

Grady Stiles, a circus act named "Lobster Boy",was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in 1992. The police found out that his ex-wife Mary Theresa Herzog, her son Glenn Newman, Jr., and his friend Chris Wyant all plotted to kill Stiles for his alcoholism and abusive ways.

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#25 - Nashville: Murder in Music City

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/13/1999

The story of the murder of Nashville performer and Hee Haw star David 'Stringbean' Akeman and his wife in 1973.

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