Relatively Evil Series Probes Family Crime

Investigation Discovery keeps it in the family on new series Relatively Evil.

Crime families don’t always relate to the mob. Investigation Discovery’s new six-part series Relatively Evil proves blood is thicker than water. The upcoming psychological thriller will features six cases of family dynamics turning deadly. The new series premieres Tuesday, October 15th at 9 p.m.

Whether it is an outsider entangled with a family capable of dangerous deeds or someone with evil intentions who is invited in, each episode features a true crime murder mystery where the pool of suspects are all from within the family,” according to the press statement. “The Meeting the family is a monumental step in any relationship and is arguably an anxious time for everyone involved. But, when the new member is met with closed doors instead of open arms, should they push to see what’s inside, or go running in the opposite direction?”

The premiere episode follows Joey and Mark Hattenburn. The couple are building a life together in Weeki Wachee, Florida, “even though their families don’t always see eye to eye,” reads the official synopsis. “After their son is born, the couple tries to balance the demands of raising him with the responsibilities of everyday life. Everything seems to be under control – until deep family resentments end in a murder. When police start asking questions, they discover a shocking truth among the relatives that no one ever suspected.

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“No Secret is Safe,” which premieres Tuesday, October 22, is set in Loris, South Carolina. “In the early morning hours of August 19, 2012, two armed attackers break into the home of retiree Amos Hatfield, killing him and his son Tommy, but sparing the life of Amos’s new wife Sandy Locklear,” according to the synopsis. “At first, the double murder appears to be drug related, but as investigators speak with the newly-widowed Sandy, they uncover a more sinister motive.”

Tyrone Coles asks Denise Gay to move in with him after dating a short time in the episode “Masked Motives. Family members on both sides oppose of this arrangement, including Tyrone’s son Matre and Denise’s daughter Dominique. “Tension among the newly blended family devolves into a shocking crime and a twisted cover up,” according to the synopsis. The episode premieres Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Susan Greene and Dennis Goins get a new lease on love later in life when they marry after several months of dating in “A Family to Fear,” which premieres Tuesday, Nov. 5th. “After they tie the knot, the couple must face each other’s dark side, and worse, family members. The darkness culminated in a weekend-long crime spree that tears the family apart.”

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“Living Lies,” which premieres Tuesday, Nov. 12th, takes place in Bowling Green, Kentucky. “Newlyweds Lauren and Matthew Phelps are a made-for-social-media couple: geeky, young, attractive and fun,” according to the official synopsis. “But this image is shattered by a panicked midnight call to 911 to report a death. Detectives must determine if this murder is caused by cold medicine or if it’s a cold-blooded crime.”

In “Blood Money,” 19-year-old Matthew Graville reunites with his long-lost biological brother, Jeffery Voglesberg, after years in foster care. “Soon after Matthew becomes immersed in the family dynamics, cracks in the newly formed façade begin to appear,” reads the synopsis. “The ongoing rivalry and resentment leads to an unbelievable crime and cover up.” The episode premieres Tuesday, November 19th.

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Relatively Evil premieres Tuesday, Oct. 15th at 9 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFKRead more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.