The Best Episodes of The Confession Tapes

Last Updated: Apr 6, 2019

This true crime documentary series investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false.

8th and H

#1 - 8th and H

Season 1 - Episode 5

Police interrogate supposed gang members about a brutal attack following an anonymous tip. Oddly, no one in the neighborhood ever heard of the gang.

star 7.50
115 votes
True East Part 2

#2 - True East Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

As the trial for Burns and Rafay unfolds, the suspects begin to understand the massive implications of their confessions.

star 7.47
191 votes
Down River

#3 - Down River

Season 1 - Episode 7

A man drives his four children into a river, where they drown. He wearily confesses to doing it purposefully, but later contends it was an accident.

star 7.44
75 votes
A Public Apology

#4 - A Public Apology

Season 1 - Episode 3

After his girlfriend is found murdered, a man insists he was coerced into confessing. Years later, DNA evidence tells the truth.

star 7.43
173 votes
Trial by Fire

#5 - Trial by Fire

Season 1 - Episode 4

A fire leads to tragedy, and the victim’s mother is accused of -- and confesses to -- murder. At trial, the defense presents an alternate theory.

star 7.41
133 votes
The Labor Day Murders

#6 - The Labor Day Murders

Season 1 - Episode 6

Following a double murder, circumstantial evidence points to the victim's nephew, who endures a marathon interrogation without a lawyer.

star 7.29
94 votes
True East Part 1

#7 - True East Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

Following a gruesome murder, two teens are targeted by undercover police, who use a controversial technique to try to extract a confession.

star 7.26
243 votes