American Justice Episodes

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Episode Detail: Dancing, Drugs and Murder - American Justice

The case of Michael Alig, the infamous Manhattan party promoter who in 1997 was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Angel Melendez, one of Alig's “club kids.” The documentary recalls how Alig kept the body in his apartment for a week, then dismembered it and threw it into the Hudson River. Host: Bill Kurtis.

Episodes: American Justice (335)

9/8/2013: Child's Play, Deadly Play
12/10/2005: Palm Beach Law    Season 14, Episode 17
10/1/2005: Lies of a Friend    Season 14, Episode 15
9/10/2005: Blood on the Staircase    Season 14, Episode 14
8/20/2005: The Deer Hunting Murder    Season 14, Episode 13
8/13/2005: Hamptons Murder Mystery    Season 14, Episode 12
7/23/2005: The Brothers Kimble    Season 14, Episode 11
7/9/2005: The Bridge Murders    Season 14, Episode 10
6/15/2005: A Confession in Question    Season 14, Episode 9
5/26/2005: Bad Medicine    Season 14, Episode 8
5/25/2005: What Happened to Carrie Culberson?    Season 14, Episode 7
4/27/2005: Murder in the Court    Season 14, Episode 6
4/6/2005: The Brit and the Bodybuilder    Season 14, Episode 5
3/16/2005: Countdown to an Execution    Season 14, Episode 4
2/16/2005: A Warrant to Kill    Season 14, Episode 3
2/13/2005: Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald: The Green Beret Killer    Season 2, Episode 1
1/26/2005: The Scott Peterson Trial    Season 14, Episode 1
1/12/2005: Dangerous Medicine    Season 9, Episode 23
12/29/2004: The Perfect Wife    Season 13, Episode 31
12/22/2004: Accused in Appalachia    Season 13, Episode 30
12/8/2004: The Wrath of Mrs. Jones    Season 13, Episode 29
12/1/2004: Serial Wife    Season 13, Episode 28
11/24/2004: Love Triangle    Season 13, Episode 27
11/17/2004: Who Whacked Zack?    Season 13, Episode 26
11/10/2004: The Susan Smith Story: A Mother's Confession    Season 13, Episode 25
11/3/2004: A Model Murder    Season 13, Episode 24
10/27/2004: Daughter Dearest    Season 13, Episode 23
10/20/2004: The Bully of Toulon    Season 13, Episode 22
10/9/2004: Gangbusters Al Capone    Season 13, Episode 21
9/29/2004: The Doctor's Wife    Season 13, Episode 20
9/22/2004: Double Life, Double Murder    Season 13, Episode 19
8/18/2004: Childs Play, Deadly Play    Season 13, Episode 18
8/4/2004: Murder in Paradise    Season 13, Episode 17
7/21/2004: Murder & Mrs. B.    Season 13, Episode 16
7/14/2004: The Black Widower    Season 13, Episode 15
7/7/2004: Stacey's Story    Season 13, Episode 14
6/23/2004: Thrill Killers    Season 13, Episode 13
6/9/2004: Under Suspicion: The Case of Catherine Shelton    Season 13, Episode 12
5/26/2004: Sins of a Priest: The John Geoghan Story    Season 13, Episode 11
5/12/2004: Blood Relations    Season 13, Episode 10
5/5/2004: A Soldier's Secret    Season 13, Episode 9
4/21/2004: The Excedrin Killings    Season 13, Episode 8
4/7/2004: Traces in Blood    Season 13, Episode 7
3/17/2004: Playing with Fire    Season 13, Episode 6
3/10/2004: The Happy Face Killer    Season 13, Episode 5
2/18/2004: Murder by Mercedes    Season 13, Episode 4
2/4/2004: Case of Robert Blake    Season 13, Episode 3
1/7/2004: A Deadly Dose    Season 13, Episode 2
12/24/2003: Another Man's Crime    Season 12, Episode 25
12/10/2003: What the Girl Saw    Season 12, Episode 23
12/10/2003: For Love or Money    Season 12, Episode 24
11/26/2003: Murder on the Boardwalk    Season 12, Episode 22
11/12/2003: Blood Brothers: The Derek and Alex King Case    Season 12, Episode 21
10/29/2003: The Yosemite Killer    Season 12, Episode 20
10/8/2003: Mistaken Identity    Season 12, Episode 19
9/24/2003: The Wells Fargo Heist    Season 12, Episode 18
9/10/2003: Shots in the Dark    Season 12, Episode 17
8/27/2003: Don't Mess with Texas    Season 12, Episode 16
8/13/2003: Mystery at Sea    Season 12, Episode 15
8/6/2003: The San Francisco Dog Mauling    Season 12, Episode 14
7/23/2003: Murder Online    Season 12, Episode 13
7/16/2003: The Central Park Jogger Case: What Went Wrong?    Season 12, Episode 12
6/11/2003: The Corcoran Eight    Season 12, Episode 11
6/4/2003: Mail Order Murder    Season 12, Episode 10
5/28/2003: Death of a Bride    Season 12, Episode 9
4/23/2003: Shamed Into Confession    Season 12, Episode 8
4/13/2003: The Story of Al Capone    Season 12, Episode 7
4/2/2003: To Save Their Souls    Season 12, Episode 6
3/19/2003: A Murder Before Homecoming    Season 12, Episode 5
3/5/2003: A Questionable Doctor    Season 12, Episode 4
1/29/2003: Mother Betrayal    Season 12, Episode 3
1/15/2003: The Andrea Yates Story    Season 12, Episode 2
1/8/2003: Who Killed Hannah Hill?    Season 12, Episode 1
12/4/2002: Justifiable Homicide?    Season 11, Episode 18
10/30/2002: In the Hands of a Child    Season 11, Episode 17
10/16/2002: The Black Widow of Vegas    Season 11, Episode 16
9/25/2002: Crib Death    Season 11, Episode 15
9/4/2002: Vanished    Season 11, Episode 14
8/7/2002: We, the Jury: 10th Anniversary Show    Season 11, Episode 13
7/31/2002: The Monster Inside    Season 11, Episode 12
7/10/2002: While the Children Slept    Season 11, Episode 11
6/19/2002: The Witness and the Hitman    Season 11, Episode 10
6/12/2002: Suicide by Execution    Season 11, Episode 9
6/5/2002: Brutal Revenge    Season 11, Episode 8
4/24/2002: An Execution in Doubt    Season 11, Episode 7
4/3/2002: The Cult Murders    Season 11, Episode 6
3/20/2002: Who Is the Lipstick Killer?    Season 11, Episode 5
3/6/2002: Driven to Kill    Season 11, Episode 4
2/6/2002: The Girl in the Box    Season 11, Episode 3
1/9/2002: A Mother's Story of Murder    Season 11, Episode 2
1/2/2002: Millions of Reasons to Kill    Season 11, Episode 1
12/19/2001: Death in a Small Town    Season 10, Episode 23
12/12/2001: Eliminating the Competition    Season 10, Episode 22
11/28/2001: The Disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair    Season 10, Episode 21
11/14/2001: Like Mother, Like Son: Sante and Kenny Kimes    Season 10, Episode 20
10/17/2001: Conspiracy to Kill: The Rae Carruth Story    Season 10, Episode 19
10/10/2001: The Boy Who Saw Too Much    Season 10, Episode 18
9/19/2001: Marijuana and Murder    Season 10, Episode 17
9/9/2001: The City-Killer Gangs    Season 10, Episode 16
8/8/2001: Shattered Innocence: The Fells Acres Abuse Case    Season 10, Episode 15
8/8/2001: Raised on Hate    Season 10, Episode 14
7/25/2001: Shotgun Justice    Season 10, Episode 13
7/22/2001: Sir Harry Oakes & the Bahamas Murder Mystery    Season 10, Episode 12
6/20/2001: Lying Eyes    Season 10, Episode 11
6/6/2001: A Son's Confession    Season 10, Episode 8
5/23/2001: Matthew Shepard    Season 10, Episode 10
4/25/2001: Dealing with the Devil    Season 10, Episode 9
4/11/2001: Who Wants to Kill a Millionaire?    Season 10, Episode 7
3/14/2001: The Erin Brockovich Story    Season 10, Episode 6
3/7/2001: The Atlanta Child Murders    Season 10, Episode 5
3/4/2001: William Joyce, Lord Haw Haw    Season 10, Episode 4
2/21/2001: Mother on Death Row    Season 10, Episode 3
1/31/2001: Hiding in Plain Sight: Tales of a Fugitive    Season 10, Episode 2
12/19/2000: A Family Secret: The Death of Lisa Steinberg    Season 9, Episode 25
12/10/2000: Dr. Buck Ruxton    Season 9, Episode 24
10/17/2000: Murder on a Reservation    Season 9, Episode 22
10/1/2000: DeFeo and Benson: Inheritance Killers    Season 9, Episode 21
9/20/2000: The California Killing Field    Season 9, Episode 20
8/16/2000: Free to Murder Again    Season 9, Episode 19
8/10/2000: 11-Year-Old Killer: Nathaniel Abraham
8/9/2000: When a Child Kills    Season 9, Episode 18
7/5/2000: The Wife Who Knew Too Much    Season 9, Episode 17
6/21/2000: Kill Thy Neighbor    Season 9, Episode 16
6/11/2000: Donald Hume    Season 9, Episode 15
6/7/2000: The Killer Within    Season 9, Episode 14
5/24/2000: Oil, Money and Murder    Season 9, Episode 13
5/10/2000: Deadly Magnolia    Season 9, Episode 12
4/19/2000: The Trial of Louise Woodward    Season 9, Episode 11
4/12/2000: Dancing, Drugs and Murder    Season 9, Episode 10
3/29/2000: The Life and Death of Teena Brandon    Season 9, Episode 9
3/22/2000: Murder in a College Town    Season 9, Episode 8
3/15/2000: Getting Away with Murder    Season 9, Episode 7
2/23/2000: Gainesville Murderer    Season 9, Episode 6
2/23/2000: Death Row Radical: Mumia Abu-Jamal    Season 9, Episode 5
2/20/2000: Dr. John Bodkin Adams    Season 9, Episode 4
2/2/2000: A Parent's Nightmare    Season 9, Episode 3
1/16/2000: Roy Fontaine: Deadly Butler    Season 9, Episode 2
1/5/2000: Blueprint for a Murder    Season 9, Episode 1
12/8/1999: Payback for a Bully    Season 8, Episode 34
11/24/1999: Sister Against Sister: The Twin Murder Plot    Season 8, Episode 33
11/7/1999: Donald Merrett: The Murderous Buccaneer    Season 8, Episode 32
11/3/1999: Vigilante Dad    Season 8, Episode 31
10/27/1999: It's Not My Fault: Strange Defenses    Season 8, Episode 30
10/6/1999: Duty, Honor...and Murder    Season 8, Episode 29
9/29/1999: Rape in Connecticut: The Alex Kelly Story    Season 8, Episode 28
9/22/1999: Drowning in Lies: The Trial of Edward Post    Season 8, Episode 27
9/1/1999: Jonesboro Schoolyard Ambush    Season 8, Episode 26
8/25/1999: Till Death Do Us Part: The Barbara Stager Story    Season 8, Episode 25
8/11/1999: Lethal Injection: The Hospital Murders    Season 8, Episode 24
8/4/1999: Who Killed the Candy Heiress? The Helen Brach Story    Season 8, Episode 23
7/21/1999: Justice Denied: The Wrong Place, the Wrong Time    Season 8, Episode 22
7/7/1999: Body of Evidence: The Tom Capano Trial    Season 8, Episode 21
6/30/1999: The Perfect Murder: The Shannon Mohr Story    Season 8, Episode 20
6/16/1999: Justice Denied: Trial and Error    Season 8, Episode 19
6/14/1999: Justice Denied: The Hurricane Carter Story    Season 8, Episode 18
6/6/1999: Graham Young: Compulsive Poisoner    Season 8, Episode 17
6/6/1999: Butch Defeo    Season 8, Episode 16
5/23/1999: Henry Lee Lucas    Season 8, Episode 15
5/9/1999: Ma Barker and Other Public Enemies    Season 8, Episode 14
5/9/1999: John Duffy: Railway Killer    Season 8, Episode 13
4/21/1999: A Murder in Greenwich: The Martha Moxley Case    Season 8, Episode 12
4/11/1999: Judge Joe Peel    Season 8, Episode 11
4/4/1999: Gaston Dominici and the Drummond Murders    Season 8, Episode 10
3/24/1999: A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story    Season 8, Episode 9
3/7/1999: Gary Heidnik and Jeffrey Dahmer    Season 8, Episode 8
3/7/1999: Body in the Trunk Murders    Season 8, Episode 7
2/21/1999: Leonard Lake and Charles Ng    Season 8, Episode 6
2/21/1999: Leopold and Loeb    Season 8, Episode 5
2/20/1999: A Teenage Murder Mystery    Season 8, Episode 4
2/7/1999: Mark Chapman    Season 8, Episode 3
1/20/1999: The Larry Flynt Story: Hustling the First Amendment    Season 8, Episode 2
1/5/1999: The Sinatra Kidnapping    Season 8, Episode 1
12/30/1998: A Civil Action    Season 7, Episode 19
12/23/1998: Fall From Grace    Season 7, Episode 18
12/2/1998: Selena: Murder of a Star    Season 7, Episode 17
11/18/1998: Death Row Prostitute: Aileen Wuornos    Season 7, Episode 16
10/28/1998: High Crimes and Misdemeanors    Season 7, Episode 15
10/19/1998: Heidi Fleiss    Season 7, Episode 14
10/14/1998: Green Beret Murder Mystery    Season 7, Episode 12
10/7/1998: Hunt for the Unabomber    Season 7, Episode 13
8/12/1998: Marriage and Murder    Season 7, Episode 11
8/2/1998: Charles Whitman: Austin Sniper    Season 7, Episode 10
7/8/1998: Hunting Bambi: The Laurie Bembenek Story    Season 7, Episode 9
7/1/1998: Dead Woman Walking: The Karla Faye Tucker Story    Season 7, Episode 8
5/27/1998: Framed    Season 7, Episode 7
5/6/1998: Spree Killers    Season 7, Episode 6
4/22/1998: False Witness    Season 7, Episode 5
3/11/1998: L.A. Mob    Season 7, Episode 4
2/25/1998: The John Lennon Assassination    Season 7, Episode 3
1/28/1998: Pizza Connection    Season 7, Episode 2
1/7/1998: Most Wanted    Season 7, Episode 1
12/17/1997: Murder 'In Cold Blood'    Season 6, Episode 17
11/26/1997: The Donnie Brasco Story    Season 6, Episode 16
11/19/1997: Preppie Murder    Season 6, Episode 15
10/22/1997: Texas Cheerleader Murder Plot    Season 6, Episode 14
9/17/1997: Von Bulow: A Wealth of Evidence    Season 6, Episode 13
9/3/1997: Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder    Season 6, Episode 12
8/13/1997: Crime Family    Season 6, Episode 11
6/29/1997: Great Train Robbery    Season 6, Episode 10
5/28/1997: Rise and Fall of the Jewish Mobster    Season 6, Episode 9
5/21/1997: Profilers    Season 6, Episode 8
5/21/1997: Presumed Guilty    Season 6, Episode 7
4/27/1997: Roberts, Witney and Duddy    Season 6, Episode 5
3/23/1997: Amy Fisher Story    Season 6, Episode 4
1/29/1997: Eyewitness    Season 6, Episode 3
1/22/1997: Narcs    Season 6, Episode 2
1/19/1997: The Yorkshire Ripper    Season 6, Episode 1
12/8/1996: Mafia Story    Season 5, Episode 32
12/4/1996: The Defenders    Season 5, Episode 31
11/24/1996: Neville Heath: The Lady Killer    Season 5, Episode 30
11/20/1996: Death Row Women    Season 5, Episode 29
11/17/1996: The Massacre of the Tsar    Season 5, Episode 28
10/23/1996: Free to Kill: The Polly Klaas Murder    Season 5, Episode 26
10/20/1996: The McKay Kidnapping    Season 5, Episode 25
10/6/1996: The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa    Season 5, Episode 22
10/2/1996: To Catch a Killer: Homicide Detectives    Season 5, Episode 21
9/29/1996: James Hanratty    Season 5, Episode 20
9/25/1996: I Confess    Season 5, Episode 19
9/22/1996: Hammersmith Murders    Season 5, Episode 18
9/4/1996: Menendez Murders    Season 5, Episode 17
9/1/1996: Richard Ramirez: Night Stalker    Season 5, Episode 16
8/25/1996: Bamber Family Murder    Season 5, Episode 15
8/21/1996: Mob Hit Men    Season 5, Episode 14
8/18/1996: Dennis Nilsen: The Kindly Killer    Season 5, Episode 13
7/17/1996: Hot Pursuit    Season 5, Episode 11
6/19/1996: When Cops Kill    Season 5, Episode 10
6/5/1996: John Wayne Gacy: Buried Secrets    Season 5, Episode 9
5/25/1996: Crime of Passion: The Pamela Smart Story    Season 5, Episode 8
5/11/1996: Bounty Hunters    Season 5, Episode 7
4/24/1996: Long Island Railroad Massacre    Season 5, Episode 6
4/10/1996: Vegas and the Mob    Season 5, Episode 5
3/6/1996: Murder in the Family    Season 5, Episode 4
2/15/1996: The Sam Sheppard Story    Season 5, Episode 3
2/7/1996: Chicago Mob    Season 5, Episode 2
1/17/1996: Cop Killers    Season 5, Episode 1
12/23/1995: Why O.J. Simpson Won    Season 4, Episode 23
12/13/1995: Deadly Force    Season 4, Episode 22
11/8/1995: Bombers    Season 4, Episode 21
10/25/1995: LAPD    Season 4, Episode 20
10/11/1995: Assassins    Season 4, Episode 19
9/20/1995: Jailhouse Lawyers    Season 4, Episode 18
9/13/1995: Baby Snatchers    Season 4, Episode 17
9/6/1995: Undercover Infiltrators    Season 4, Episode 16
8/16/1995: Stalkers: Deadly Obsession    Season 4, Episode 15
8/9/1995: Military Justice    Season 4, Episode 14
7/5/1995: Cruel and Unusual    Season 4, Episode 13
6/28/1995: Hired Guns    Season 4, Episode 12
6/14/1995: Autopsy    Season 4, Episode 11
5/24/1995: Lights! Camera! Courtroom!    Season 4, Episode 10
5/10/1995: Mob Ladies    Season 4, Episode 9
4/4/1995: Kidnapped    Season 4, Episode 2
3/29/1995: Witness Protection    Season 4, Episode 7
3/15/1995: Defending the Mob    Season 4, Episode 6
2/25/1995: Spies: Betraying a Nation    Season 4, Episode 5
2/8/1995: Celebrities on Trial    Season 4, Episode 4
1/11/1995: Godfathers vs. the Law    Season 4, Episode 3
1/3/1995: Quiz Show Scandals and Other Frauds    Season 4, Episode 1
12/14/1994: Divorce Wars    Season 3, Episode 27
11/30/1994: Riots: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial    Season 3, Episode 26
11/23/1994: The Sting    Season 3, Episode 25
10/19/1994: Prostitution, Sex and the Law    Season 3, Episode 24
9/21/1994: Private Eyes    Season 3, Episode 23
9/14/1994: Tha Attica Riot: Chaos Behind Bars    Season 3, Episode 22
9/7/1994: Gangbusters    Season 3, Episode 21
8/17/1994: Sex, Lies and Harassment    Season 3, Episode 20
8/3/1994: Attack at Waco    Season 3, Episode 19
7/13/1994: Reginald Denny: Jury Under Siege    Season 3, Episode 18
6/15/1994: Jim Bakker: Crime in the Name of God    Season 3, Episode 16
6/1/1994: Fighting Words: The First Amendment    Season 3, Episode 15
5/18/1994: Cops on Trial    Season 3, Episode 14
5/4/1994: Pleading Insane    Season 3, Episode 13
4/13/1994: Lorena Bobbitt: Women and Violence    Season 3, Episode 11
4/6/1994: Satan: Rituals and Abuse    Season 3, Episode 10
3/30/1994: War Crimes    Season 3, Episode 9
3/2/1994: Mob Rats    Season 3, Episode 8
2/23/1994: Juvenile Justice    Season 3, Episode 7
2/9/1994: Death Penalty    Season 3, Episode 6
2/2/1994: Fugitives    Season 3, Episode 5
1/26/1994: Great Brinks Heist    Season 3, Episode 4
1/19/1994: The Wrong Man    Season 3, Episode 3
1/12/1994: Hostage Takers    Season 3, Episode 2
1/5/1994: Mass Murder: An American Tragedy    Season 3, Episode 1
12/29/1993: Vigilante Justice    Season 2, Episode 29
12/15/1993: KKK: Hate Crimes in America    Season 2, Episode 28
12/1/1993: Alcatraz: Escaping America's Toughest Prison    Season 2, Episode 26
11/24/1993: Fire Starters    Season 2, Episode 25
11/17/1993: The Rosenbergs    Season 2, Episode 24
11/10/1993: Jeffrey Dahmer: Mystery of a Serial Killer    Season 2, Episode 23
11/3/1993: Rape on Trial    Season 2, Episode 22
10/27/1993: Mobfathers    Season 2, Episode 20
10/20/1993: Mobfathers    Season 2, Episode 18
10/13/1993: Mobfathers    Season 2, Episode 17
10/6/1993: Target: Mafia (Empire of Crime)    Season 2, Episode 16
9/29/1993: Target: Mafia (Gangbusters)    Season 2, Episode 15
9/22/1993: Target: Mafia (The Kennedys and the Mob)    Season 2, Episode 14
9/15/1993: Target: Mafia (Birth of the American Mafia)    Season 2, Episode 13
9/8/1993: Target: Mafia (The Prohibition Years)    Season 2, Episode 12
9/1/1993: Bonnie and Clyde    Season 2, Episode 11
8/11/1993: Mafia Wars    Season 2, Episode 10
7/28/1993: Wayne Williams    Season 2, Episode 9
6/30/1993: Richard Speck    Season 2, Episode 7
6/23/1993: Charles Starkweather    Season 2, Episode 6
6/16/1993: Howard Hughes Biography Hoax    Season 2, Episode 5
5/9/1993: Jean Harris    Season 2, Episode 4
4/28/1993: City Killer Gangs    Season 2, Episode 3
4/21/1993: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann    Season 2, Episode 2
12/16/1992: John Wayne Gacy: Mass Murderer    Season 1, Episode 6
12/2/1992: Ted Bundy    Season 1, Episode 5
11/18/1992: The Hillside Stranglers    Season 1, Episode 4
11/11/1992: Murph the Surf    Season 1, Episode 3
11/4/1992: Boston Strangler    Season 1, Episode 2
10/7/1992: Jonestown Massacre    Season 1, Episode 1
Great Midwest Gangs
Lindbergh Kidnapping
John Dillinger
Outlaws
Lucky Luciano and the Mob
Son of Sam
Kidnappers
Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald
Dr. Crippen
Dr. Samuel Sheppard
Manson Family Murders
Dan White
Manson Family Murders
Myth of a Serial Killer: The Henry Lee Lucas Story
John Haigh: The Acid Bath Murderer
Why O.J. Lost the Civil Trial
The Hillside Stranglers
Bambi on the Run
Gary Gilmore
Internal Affairs
Target: Mafia (Unions and the Mob)
Manson Family Murders
The Trials of Dr. Sam Sheppard

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