Caril Fugate, Charles Starkweather: 'A Crime To Remember' Probes Teen Wasteland Murders On Investigation Discovery

Traciy Reyes

The brutal crimes of Caril Fugate and Charles Starkweather have been talked about for decades, and this Tuesday, the Nebraska killing spree will raise its ugly head again in the documentary A Crime To Remember. In another new season on Investigation Discovery, A Crime To Remember will document old crime cases, some of which have been forgotten. The case of Caril Fugate and Charles Starkweather, the teen lovers who made headlines in the 1950s for their cross-country crime spree, is an unforgettable case, one that has inspired several movies, shows, and books. On A Crime To Remember's episode titled "Teenage Wasteland," Investigation Discovery viewers will most likely hear from some notable book authors and relatives of those who have intimate details of the murder.

Charles Starkweather met Caril Fugate in 1956. From there, they had a passionate love affair. He taught her how to drive a car, and he fueled Caril's rebellious spirit even more. It was like a forbidden love between them. Charles Starkweather was too old to be dating Caril, and her parents couldn't stand him. He worshiped James Dean and hated society.

Caril Fugate and Charles Starkweather have always been portrayed in the media as a 'Bonnie and Clyde' type of duo, a lethal pair of teen rebels who set out to commit these crimes for the fun of it. But Caril says that was the wrong depiction, and even today she maintains that she never participated in the crimes.

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However you look at it, the only people who really know what really happened are Caril Fugate, Charles Starkweather, and the poor victims that were savagely killed.

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