A Closer Look

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posted: 11/16/12
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What makes average people cross the line to commit murder? Sometimes the answer is simple, while other times the answers are never found. DATELINE ON ID goes behind the headlines to investigate baffling crimes and compelling real-life dramas with NBC host Lester Holt.

DATELINE ON ID is the inside story of some of the most intriguing and shocking criminal investigations. Each one-hour episode goes behind the headlines to meet the detectives, the suspects, the victims, or their families whose lives were upended by a single devastating event. The emotion plays out in the courtroom -where even the darkest of secrets are laid bare.

There is the caring husband who fools everyone--nursing his wife through her illness, while slowly poisoning her with anti-freeze. There is the "Wooded Rapist" who terrorizes a community--but who's stopped in his tracks by the bravery and quick-thinking of his victims. And then there is the mother who never gives up trying to solve the mystery of her young son's death. 25 years later, she discovers an overlooked clue in the police file that finally brings her justice. Through vivid storytelling, Dateline on ID gives the viewer a window into the lives of those whose passion, jealousy, greed, arrogance, desperation or love has brought them and those around them, to a point of no return...

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