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                        The Confession Tapes

                        This true crime documentary series investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false.
                        Creators:Kelly Loudenberg
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                        The Confession Tapes


                        The Confession Tapes

                        Watch Gaslight. Episode 1 of Season 2.

                        Without a lawyer to advise him, a weary truck driver confesses to murdering a 17-year-old girl following an exhausting interrogation.

                        Watch Joyride. Episode 2 of Season 2.

                        A double murder in Nebraska sparks a hunt for those responsible and a bizarre series of interviews that raise more questions than they answer.

                        Watch Deep Down. Episode 3 of Season 2.

                        In a long interview with police, Angelika Graswald admits to being "OK with" her fiancé drowning during a kayaking expedition. Cops and media pounce.

                        Watch Marching Orders. Episode 4 of Season 2.

                        After Hamid Hayat admits to attending a terrorist camp, lawyers and his family question whether the taped confession reveals a very different truth.

                        Watch True East Part 1. Episode 1 of Season 1.

                        Following a gruesome triple murder, two teens are targeted by undercover police, who use a controversial technique to try to extract a confession.

                        Watch True East Part 2. Episode 2 of Season 1.

                        As the trial for Burns and Rafay unfolds, the suspects begin to understand the massive implications of their confessions.

                        Watch A Public Apology. Episode 3 of Season 1.

                        After his girlfriend is found murdered, a man insists he was coerced into confessing. Years later, DNA evidence tells the truth.

                        Watch Trial by Fire. Episode 4 of Season 1.

                        A fire leads to tragedy, and the victim’s mother is accused of -- and confesses to -- murder. At trial, the defense presents an alternate theory.

                        Watch 8th and H. Episode 5 of Season 1.

                        Police interrogate supposed gang members about a brutal attack following an anonymous tip. Oddly, no one in the neighborhood ever heard of the gang.

                        Watch The Labor Day Murders. Episode 6 of Season 1.

                        Following a double murder, circumstantial evidence points to the victim's nephew, who endures a marathon interrogation without a lawyer.

                        Watch Down River. Episode 7 of Season 1.

                        A man drives his four children into a river, where they drown. He wearily confesses to doing it purposefully, but later contends it was an accident.

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