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The First 48 15 Seasons 2011

Season 11
4.6 out of 5 stars (171) IMDb 8.4/10

The biggest enemy for any homicide detective is not the suspect...it's the clock. In fact, if they don't find a lead in the first 48 hours, their chances of catching the killer are cut in half. A&E's critically acclaimed series tracks real homicide detectives as they struggle to solve murder cases across the country.

Starring:
Chris Anderson, Aaron Crowell
Original air date:
June 16, 2011

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1. John Doe / Night of the Dead

In Louisville, Det. Brenda Wescott and partner Det. Collin King are hoping to solve the murder of a man whose identity is a mystery. After following all her leads to dead ends, Wescott is afraid the case will go unsolved--but then things takes an unexpected turn. In Birmingham, Det. Jerry Williams and his team are trying to piece together what happened to two men found dead in a strange house.

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2. Deadly Gamble / Inside Job

In Harris County, Dep. Mario Quintanilla investigates the murder of a woman shot during a robbery of her illegal game room. Acting on a tip that his suspects are from Central America, Quintanilla races to find them before they can flee the country.

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3. No Escape / Trail of Evidence

In Miami Sgt. Altarr Williams and detective Frankie Sanchez investigate the murder of Darrell Harrell, gunned down for trying to push a group of drug dealers out of Overtown. Months pass without a lead as the team tries everything they can to keep the case from going cold.

CC TV-14 July 22, 2010 44 minutes
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4. Critical Condition / Love Thy Neighbor

In Louisville Kentucky, rookie detective Holly Rogers is called to the scene of a convenience store robbery that left a 30-year-old employee in critical condition. With strong photographic evidence from security cameras and a trail of physical evidence to follow, Rogers and her team race against the clock to identify and apprehend the shooter.

CC TV-14 July 29, 2010 44 minutes
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5. Bad Connection/Heartbreak

In Birmingham, Det. Jerry Williams and his team investigate the murder of a young man shot dead in an abandoned apartment. With little physical evidence, Williams must rely on witnesses to help him piece together the puzzle and find the killer. In Louisville, Det. Brenda Wescott investigates the unusual death of a woman shot dead on a residential street.

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6. Life Snatched

In Miami, Detective Anthony Reyes and the homicide team are investigating the murder of a middle-aged mother of four, shot to death in a random robbery outside a public storage facility. With no witnesses to the actual shooting, detectives must rely on surveillance footage, which could be the key to solving their case.

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7. The Good Son / Jacked Up

When a 16-year-old boy is murdered at his family's roadside taco stand, Harris County investigator Sergeant Henry Palacios is faced with one of the most tragic cases he has ever seen. Palacios is hot on the trail of his suspect, when another shooting turns the case on its head.

CC TV-14 August 12, 2010 44 minutes
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8. Silent Rage / Tainted Love

In Harris County, Deputy Jason Brown is called out on Easter Sunday to investigate the brutal shooting of a woman who was a school bus driver and mother of two. Meanwhile, Harris County Sergeant Sidney Miller takes on the murder of a young father, shot dead in a courtyard.

CC TV-14 August 19, 2010 44 minutes
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9. Carjacked / Roll of the Dice

In Harris County, Deputy Russell Gonzales races the clock to track down the killer of an unidentified man found dead in a desolate field on the side of the road. It's an uphill battle for the team until a couple appears on scene and breaks the case wide open.

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10. Marked for Death

In Harris County, Dep. Abraham Alanis and his team investigate the murder of a man, married with four young children, who was found robbed and shot to death outside an abandoned house. With no other leads to go on, investigators discover that their victim held a secret that could lead to his killer.

CC TV-14 October 7, 2010 44 minutes
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11. Winter Games

In Detroit, Sergeant Matthew Gnatek and Officer Nancy Foster are investigating the murder of a soon-to-be father, found shot to death in a deserted field during a snowstorm.

CC TV-14 October 14, 2010 44 minutes
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12. Off the Tracks

In Louisville rookie homicide detective Collin King is assigned his first case when an unidentified man is found dead near a railroad track. With no witnesses King tries to uncover a lead from the victim's friends and family and learns that sometimes a killer may be closer than you think.

CC TV-14 October 21, 2010 45 minutes
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13. Underworld

In Miami, Detective Anthony Reyes and the homicide team are investigating the murder of a man found brutally beaten to death below a major interstate. Reyes must navigate through false leads and dead ends, until an eyewitness comes forward and ignites the case. When detectives discover that their eyewitness is leaving out one major detail in his story, the case is turned on its head.

CC TV-14 October 28, 2010 44 minutes
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14. One of Ours

In Miami, Det. Frank Sanchez responds to the murder of a retired Miami Police captain, shot in broad daylight at a marina on the Miami River. When initial leads run dry, Miami PD launches a massive investigation, tracking the alleged killer all the way to New Jersey.

CC TV-14 November 4, 2010 44 minutes
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15. Gimme Shelter / Misstep

In Birmingham, lead Detective Mike Allison is working the murder of a man found shot in the basement stairwell of a house. Allison and his team quickly find an eyewitness and then the suspect. The case seems closed, when suddenly it unravels after the eyewitness disappears and Allison is forced to set his suspect free. A year passes, when out of the blue, the case takes a surprising turn.

CC TV-14 November 11, 2010 44 minutes

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16. What Lies Beneath / Back for Blood

When a man arrested for a domestic dispute claims his boyfriend killed someone seven months earlier and buried the body in the basement, Louisville Detectives Jon Lesher and Collin King are launched into one of the strangest cases of their career.

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17. Left to Burn / Trigger Happy

When fire fighters in Detroit respond to a house fire and discover a 63-year-old woman stabbed and bound, Sergeant Kenny Gardner and Investigator Barbara Simon must investigate the brutal murder. With no witnesses, they have to rely on the local community to help them find her killer.

CC TV-14 December 2, 2010 43 minutes
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18. Thicker Than Water

In Harris County, TX a young man is days away from testifying as a witness in an aggravated assault case when he is suddenly gunned down near his home. As Sgt. Ron Hunter and the homicide team investigates, they learn the murder may have been part of an elaborate plan to keep the victim from getting on the stand.

CC TV-14 December 9, 2010 43 minutes
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19. Rules of the Game / Outgunned

When the Shizz, creator of a popular Louisville dance, is gunned down, Detective Brenda Westcott attempts to solve the case despite a potentially unreliable witness. Meanwhile, after a deadly shootout on the streets of Overtown, Miami Homicide Detective TC Cepero needs to figure out who fired first.

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20. Insider / Paradise Lost / Bad Debt

In Charlotte, rookie Detective Norma McKee gets her first double-murder: a young couple shot in their car by a backseat passenger. Inside the vehicle, detectives find what may be a vital clue, a baseball hat that might contain the suspect's DNA. Meanwhile, seasoned Miami detective, Emiliano Tamayo has two cases in two days.

CC TV-14 January 6, 2011 42 minutes
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21. Waterworld

The Miami homicide team is investigating the murder of a man found naked, tied up, and floating in Biscayne Bay. Investigators scour the shoreline in search of clues and follow a lead into the heart of a homeless encampment known as "Waterworld." The case takes an unexpected turn when the body of another man is found floating in the Bay three days later.

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22. The Slip / Pure Victim

In Detroit, Sgt. Ernest Wilson and his team investigate the double-homicide of two twenty-six-year-olds, shot execution-style in the basement. When investigators find a slip of paper at the crime scene, it initiates a manhunt that sends investigators to the other side of the country.

CC TV-14 January 20, 2011 43 minutes
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23. Terribly Wrong / Setting The Score

In Charlotte, when a store clerk and father of three young children is shot in a robbery by a masked man, lead Detective David Osorio and his team interview witnesses and find that no one knows the shooter. With little to go on, Osorio must find a way to identify his suspect before he can hope to track him down.

CC TV-14 January 27, 2011 43 minutes
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24. Final Call/Fatal Fury

In Charlotte, rookie homicide Det. Brian Whitworth is assigned his first case when a woman is discovered on her bedroom floor, stabbed to death. Hampered by false leads and a lack of eyewitnesses, Whitworth must rely on the physical evidence to bring the killer to justice. Meanwhile, in Louisville, Det. Jon Lesher investigates the homicide of a 43-year-old father, gunned down in front of his house for telling a rowdy group of men next door to quiet down. The case comes to a standstill when an eyewitness steadfastly upholds the street's code of silence. Lesher must use his veteran-interview techniques to break the code and get the witness to talk.

CC TV-14 February 3, 2011 43 minutes

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25. Dying Declaration/One Last Score

In Louisville, Det. Kristen Downs is at a dead end in her search for the killer of a wheelchair bound man, until she discovers the victim's sons might be the key to the case. And in Charlotte, Det. Todd Burkard and his team find a man stabbed to death in his car.

CC TV-14 February 10, 2011 43 minutes
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26. Street Law / Standing Up

After a year with the gang unit, Detective Kevin Ruggiero returns to Miami Homicide, investigating a drive-by shooting that left two men dead. He has little to work with until he learns that one of the victims was a founder of a local gang.

CC TV-14 February 17, 2011 43 minutes
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27. Brother's Blood/Trapped

Two men are found shot in a motel room in Charlotte, NC. Detective Terry Brandon and his team catch the alleged gunmen quickly, only to discover that their investigation is just beginning. Then in Miami, Detectives TC Cepero and Fabio Sanchez respond to an apparent suicide. But an examination of the body leads them to suspect foul play.

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28. Southwick / Devil's Doorway

When Louisville Detectives Mickey Cohn and Jon Lesher discover that their two murder victims have matching tattoos, they suspect the murders might be related. When they learn the victims' missing friend might be a third victim, they race against the clock to solve the case.

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29. Beat Down/Pistol Whipped

In a bloody convenience store shooting, Birmingham Detective Chris Anderson needs an old surveillance system and cooperation from the victim's mother to help solve the case. When a Miami shooting follows a brutal public attack, Det. TC Cepero and his team try to piece together the turn of events to determine if the murder was justified.

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30. Bad Company

In Las Vegas, NV, Detective Jimmy Vaccaro and his team are called out at midnight to an empty desert highway, where a man's been shot dead in the middle of the road. From the victim's cellphone, they quickly get a lead: just minutes before he was killed, he received a call from a friend with whom he worked at a local strip club.

CC TV-14 March 31, 2011 44 minutes
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31. Night Out/One Gram

When a fight at a Charlotte nightclub escalates to gunfire, an innocent bystander is killed in the crossfire. Detective Terry Brandon and his team are forced to pit brother against brother to solve the murder. And in Harris County, Deputy Dennis Wolfford responds to the shooting of a young man at an apartment complex.

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32. Fear Factor / Fall Guy

In Birmingham, Detectives Eric Torrence and Henry Lucas investigate the murder of a 31-year-old male found dead in a field. But with a tight-lipped community where street law is paramount, finding someone to talk is the team's biggest challenge. As the clock winds down, will the community pull through and bring the killer to justice?

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33. Mother and Child

In Miami, ten days before Christmas, a young corrections officer is shot dead with her two-year-old son while sleeping in their bed. Det. Kevin Ruggiero and Sgt. Ervens Ford take the case personally--not only do they consider the victim 24-year-old Ciara Lee as "on our team", but the death of her baby boy hits them emotionally.

CC TV-14 May 19, 2011 43 minutes

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34. The Ring/Last Drive

In Birmingham, lead Detective Henry Lucas is working the brutal stabbing of a young mother killed in her own bedroom. With no obvious motive, the investigation hits a wall until Lucas discovers the victim is missing a diamond ring. Meanwhile, the Harris County Homicide squad and lead investigator Sgt. James Dousay are hunting the killer of a man found shot to death in his car.

CC TV-14 May 26, 2011 43 minutes

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35. Without a Trace / Street Justice

In a remote area 20 miles east of Houston, a man walking in the woods discovers a startling sight--the remains of decomposed body hidden in the foliage. In one of his most challenging cases, Dep. Dennis Wolfford must first identify the body, before he can even begin unraveling the mystery of who to put it there.

CC TV-14 June 2, 2011 44 minutes

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36. Cold and Callous

In Harris County, Deputy Jason Brown and the homicide unit investigate the cold-blooded murder of a 15-year-old boy who was stripped down and shot during a home invasion.

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37. Snake Eyes/No Way Out

In Birmingham, AL, an innocent man is shot and killed in crossfire from a shoot out that erupted at a friendly dice game. Detective Jerry Williams and his team must first locate the shooters involved and then decide who and what to believe from the conflicting interviews.

CC TV-14 June 16, 2011 42 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Reality TV, Mystery
Starring Chris Anderson, Aaron Crowell
Supporting actors Shirlette Everson, Dion Graham, Collin King, Patricia Mooneyham, Scott Praytor, Scott Russ, Roy Stalvey, John Tanks, Scott Thurmond, Marcel Walker, Brenda Wescott, Barry Wilkerson, Kyle Willett, Jerry Williams
Season year 2011
Network A&E Television Networks
Producers Catharine Park
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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A Miami woman visits her storage space and a male jumps out of the car and kills her. It sure seemed like it was for no reason whatsoever.
The woman was a mother of 4 who lost her house and job. When her family pleaded on TV that the community helped, I was getting teary-eyed. One relative was crying so hard, she had to be taken out of the press conference.
At first, the suspect and his peer admit to several robberies, but say nothing of the murder. This reminded me of "In Cold Blood" where one criminal just assumed he was in for passing bad checks and then gets the surprise that he's suspected of murder.
When the police confront one suspect here, he asks to speak to his girlfriend. He wanted to know if he could just argue that the guy on video was too blurry to be him. Instead of gullibly sticking by her man, the girlfriend said, "You know I have 5 kids myself," meaning, she sympathized with the victim, not her man.
The cop asks the suspect if he got anything out of the victim's purse and he replied no. The cop then explained that the victim was a mother of 4 who lost her job and home. The suspect bursts into tears. This reminded me of the final "Star Wars" prequel when the Emperor tells Darth Vader that he killed Nathalie Portman.
The suspect claimed that he shot involuntarily as the decedent pulled back and his trigger finger slipped. This case may be a good example of teaching folk about second-degree murder laws.
It just upsets me that real-life people went through this. The decendent may remind many (of us Black) viewers of their mothers, aunts, older female cousins, etc.
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Wow! Just wow! I was expecting just some episode that would go in one ear and right out the other as a viewer. However, this episode shocked and resonated with me for many reasons. Before watching this episode, I saw another one where the crimes weren't solved until weeks later, far outside "the first 48 hours." Here, they solve both cases within 10 hours, but don't let that downplay the episode's significance.

This episode had the Black storyline and the rainbow flag one. Usually, I'd say the two storylines in the series are of equal length. The Black one was shorter this time. A man is knifed to death. His girlfriend refused to say whether or not her biological sibling was involved, but he wasn't. Talk about red herrings! However, the killer was a man who got beat up, went to his home, grabbed a knife, and stabbed the guy. Some may sympathize with him, but he had the time to call the police or let things go after he was in a safe space. In criminal law classes, they say it only takes a second to develop the mindset for murder. This storyline could be shown in criminal law courses. My family may choke me for admitting this: but my great-grandfather died when he and a policeman shot at each other. If my great-grandfather had just let things go and listened to his wife, he would have lived a long, full life. However, some men, and I purposely gender that, end up dying trying to "settle scores." Unfortunately, men may easily become these rebels without a cause and they end up paying with their lives for their stupid pride. One brothaman is dead and another will spend years in prison all for some mess that should have never escalated to that point from jump.
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I will admit there is a part of me that is a bit embarrassed about being completely addicted to this show. It's easily judged by others as 'trash tv.' But it's not. I prefer to call it 'cinema verite' : ) it's true life, and to me each show is like a mini-documentary. A document of the people's lives, the investigators' lives, and how maligned individuals can become, in our society in particular. Over the years I've watched this show with a black and white view: bad guy, good guy. And on the surface, that's true. It's incredibly how little life is valued. Someone killed over $20?! Outrageous. But after watching enough of these shows, I've come to see that the tragedy is simply of these peoples' lives. The criminals, I mean. They are lost. They kill someone, cause tremendous suffering for those left behind, and can't comprehend it, because they don't know what it is to love or to value people or life. I'm amazed that these detectives can be called any time, night or day, and face such horrific stories. I would be very bitter and I think depressed to have this responsibility. It is huge. But thank goodness there are those who are called to carry out this work. I say, if you can drop intellectual snobbery, you'll see a great deal of meaning behind these shows.
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By Dwall on September 27, 2013
Format: Amazon Video
Don't start watching unless you have nothing to do for the next several hours - you can't watch just one.
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This is my review on "Life Snatched".

I opened my review with those few words because I don't know what some of these other so-called reviews are talking about. The most favorable review AND the most critical both talk of two cases here in this episode. There is only one case this entire episode centers on. In reference to the one reviewer who claims two cases were solved in 10 hours, I beg your pardon, but it took a full three days to solve this one single case.

I think the reason I enjoy this episode so much is because it's an extremely emotional and moving case on both sides of the coin. I'm an experienced screenwriter and feel I understand the elements a good storyline, emotion, and drama but I really don't. Fact IS stranger than fiction and this episode is a direct example of that well known phrase. This episode is one of the few that always pulls my emotional strings and brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it.

The victim is killed in one of the most senseless matters I've ever seen in this long running series and the person responsible didn't understand that fact until he learns of it later during his interrogation and subsequent admission of guilt. When told about the facts surrounding this woman's life and the reason as to why the stolen purse had no money, credit cards or valuables in it, the suspect is visibly upset, hurt and angry with himself. I believe his emotions were genuine.
This is one case I not only feel bad for the poor woman and her family but I feel just as for the man responsible and his family and friends as well. Nobody wins in homicide. Both the victim and the one responsible lose in the end.
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