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Fatal Vows

New Episodes Premiere Saturdays at 10/9c

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(Silver Spring, MD)- One of Investigation Discovery's (ID) guiltiest pleasures, FATAL VOWS, is back for a third season with even more tantalizing tales of love turned lethal. From blushing brides turned cold-blooded killers, to smitten grooms with shocking dark sides, FATAL VOWS returns to examine the criminal psychology behind these deadly divorces. Stacy Kaiser, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert, and Dr. Brian Russell, an attorney as well as a forensic and clinical psychologist, guide viewers through these crimes of passion, examining each couple to better understand how the marriage turned from flawed to fatal. Premiering Saturday, November 8 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery, season three features all-new stories of love gone wrong, including a professional football player with a violent temper, a greedy, young wife looking for a pay-out, and a husband whose violent criminal past haunts an entire family.


Each hour-long episode of FATAL VOWS features interviews with family, friends, law enforcement and potential victims of the crime, while Kaiser and Dr. Russell provide analysis on these marriages that break down to the point that divorce and murder collide.


In the premiere episode, Arthur Burney and his wife Linda marry young, and at just 37 years old, he becomes a grandfather. The young grandfather believes it's true love when he ditches longtime wife and their two children to run off with Patricia Meeks, the waitress from his favorite bar. Soon Arthur and Patricia are married with a daughter of their own. Shock turns to resignation and eventually acceptance as the old and new families do their best to get along in their tiny community, until the night of Arthur and Patricia's 16th wedding anniversary, when tensions in this tangled web of love and lies are stretched to the limit... and someone finally snaps.

About the Hosts

Stacy Kaiser is a licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert, prominent media personality and author of "How to be a Grown Up," and most recently signed on as a monthly contributor to "Live Happy" magazine. Dr. Kaiser has a thriving private practice and is a much sought-after public speaker on topics ranging from office and personal relationship issues to anger management and family politics.

Dr. Brian Russell is a forensic and clinical psychologist, licensed attorney, and national television pundit on psychological, legal and cultural issues. An expert witness in criminal and civil cases, Dr. Russell has vast experience in conducting forensic evaluations, and is often pursued for psychological and legal insight into major crime stories, court cases, outrageous celebrity behavior, and cultural issues in the news.


FATAL VOWS is produced for Investigation Discovery by CMJ Productions. For CMJ, John Kuyk is the executive producer and Judith Beauchemin is the producer. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, and Henry Schleiff is general manager.