In the United States, approximately 16,000 people are murdered each year. Females account for 7% of all murderers. Who are these women and what drives them to kill?
Oxygen’s hit true crime drama, Snapped, profiles the fascinating cases of women accused of murder. Did they really pull it off? And, if they did, why?
Whether it was to exact revenge on a cheating husband, to receive a large insurance payout, or to put an end to years of abuse, the reasons are as varied as the women themselves. Female killers, from socialites to secretaries, all have one thing in common: they all snapped at some point.
Snapped is produced by Jupiter Entertainment, the studio behind City Confidential and Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege & Justice, and is narrated by veteran news reporter Sharon Martin. Each episode of Snapped follows the life of a woman charged with murder.
These shocking but true stories turn common assumptions about crime and criminals on their heads, demonstrating that even the most unlikely suspects can be murderers.