Murders, drug dealers, bank robbers or jail escapees. The stories are different, but the motive is always the same: to stay out of prison. Criminals sometimes try to escape from justice, using their families, fake Ids and violence to avoid capture. See what pushed these fugitives to their crimes, how they changed their identities, and evaded the law. Find out how law enforcement uses all means necessary to discover and capture these wanted men. In this series, thirteen different fugitives talk about their lives on the run. How they survived, where they went and how they almost got away with it.
After an argument one morning, Michael McGuffey shot his wife point blank in the head. McGuffey turns to his mother for advice, who tells him to "Run, baby run!" McGuffey flees to Mexico, evading the cops by bus. With the financial support of his mother and a fake ID, Michael starts a new life. While in Mexico Michael remarries and fathers a child. The FBI is able to trace Michael by his bank records. And with the help of Mexican police, ambush him and bring him into custody, putting an end to his new life in Mexico.
Got the Wrong Four People Killed
Scott Burnside hires a hit man to kill a friend's wife. But when the hit goes wrong, and four innocent people are found brutally murdered, Burnside goes on the run. Desperately trying to convince the police of his innocence, Scott sends police taunting tape recordings. Eventually Scott flees to a remote island near New Zealand. Despite living in a tropical paradise, Scott is unable to adjust to his new life and longs to see his wife and son. It is his contact with his mother that tips the Feds to his location and ends his life on the run.
After gunning down a girlfriend in a public parking lot, Michael Alfonso goes on the run to Mexico. He struggles, living in poverty and constantly on the run from the Feds. Now nine years after the first murder, and 3 years since his latest, Alfonso has a new girlfriend and an opportunity to strike again. It is Alfonso's criminal lifestyle that gets him caught, ending his 13-year murderous rampage.
Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry?
The Defector and the Divorcee
Ana Margarita Martinez, a Cuban exile living in Miami, was always taught the importance of finding a good Cuban husband. When she met Juan Pablo Roque, she thought she had found her perfect mate. A Cuban defector and a volunteer for the prestigious refugee rescue mission, Brothers to the Rescue, Juan Pablo had not only won the heart of Ana Margarita, but of the whole Cuban community in Miami. After dating for three years Ana thought she knew Juan Pablo better than anyone, but a year into their marriage she found out that her groom was an imposter. Juan Pablo Roque had been using his marriage to Ana Margarita as a cover while he secretly worked for the Cuban government - as a spy.
Don Juan Down Under
Donna Andersen waited her whole life to find her soul mate. She was a single woman living in Atlantic City in 1996, and looking for love in all the wrong places. But one day her dreams were answered in the form of a dashing, Australian entrepreneur who promised to be the companion she was hoping for. After a whirlwind three-day romance, he proposed, they married six months later, and Donna was happier than she d ever been before. Little did she know that his charming ways were just a mask for the real man her husband would turn out to be a man who cheated, lied and stole thousands of dollars from everyone that crossed his path, including his wife.