Serial Killer Wives Series Premiere (5STAR, Tuesday, 28 May 2024)

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The brand new documentary series Serial Killer Wives premieres on 5STAR on Tuesday, 28 May 2024. The first episode explores the shocking story of Kathy, a former nightclub queen and prison officer, who entered into a relationship with Stephen Griffiths, later known as the “Crossbow Cannibal.”

Kathy details how she met Griffiths on a night out in Bradford and how their relationship progressed. She reveals the disturbing ways in which he controlled and coerced her, including spiking her tea, stealing her dogs, locking her up, and physically abusing her.

As criminologists share insights into the horrific killings of local sex workers in the area, Kathy describes how Griffiths took her to the scene of a mysterious murder close to his flat, showcasing his increasingly disturbed behavior. The episode also examines the impact of Griffiths’ descent into hard drug use and the chilling messages he left for Kathy.

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As the episode unfolds, we discover the sickening conclusion to Kathy and Griffiths’ relationship as the police reveal his responsibility for three brutal murders, including the crossbow killing of a local woman, captured on security camera footage. Kathy shares her reaction to learning the gruesome details of the murders and how she struggled to process the true nature of the man she thought she knew.

Serial Killer Wives explores the unique perspective of those closest to terrifying criminals, offering a fascinating insight into the twisted minds of these vicious monsters through the eyes of those who shared their lives. The series premiere sets the tone for a compelling exploration of the impact of these revelations and the challenges faced by those left in the wake of such heinous crimes.

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Serial Killer Wives: Episode 1 airs Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 9:00 PM on 5STAR.

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