Oxygen’s ‘Murder for Hire’ Offers Unprecedented Undercover Access to World of Contract Killings
This new true-crime series Murder for Hire, debuting on Oxygen, Sunday, April 7, gives an exclusive look into the dark world of contract killings.
The program showcases some of the most fascinating contract killing cases ever caught on tape. In an alarming trend, investigators are seeing a sharp increase in hired hits across the country, and those attempting shockingly include: housewives, wealthy bankers, military officers and even grandmothers.
From scorned lovers to jealous relatives, the show explores in rare, never-before-seen footage, how a seemingly good relationship can go wrong and the emotions surrounding the reveal when an intended victim discovers a hit has been taken on their life.
Each standalone episode will feature a different case of undercover agents immersing the viewer into the real-life sting and investigation as they attempt to catch the perpetrator and ultimately prevent a murder.
“Some of the most horrifying crimes are crimes of passion and money, and we are the first to explore in depth the motives and tactics used in these ‘murders for hire.’ Viewers will be stunned when they understand the lengths to which aggrieved parties go to get revenge,” executive producer Dick Wolf said.
Murder for Hire, Premieres Sunday, April 7, 7/6c, Oxygen