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We’ve looked at infamous mobsters & gangsters, shocking murders and kidnappings that made headlines across the country, and tragic true stories of missing or murdered children. Now, we’re cracking open the case files devoted to crimes of passion. To be sure, it’s the darkest side of love. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned — or a man desperate to dump his wife for another. When emotions become out of control, the heart can turn to homicide. From the deadly love triangle that led to the murder of Scott Peterson’s pregnant wife, Laci, to the twisted tale of convicted murderer Pamela Smart, and the fatal attraction that resulted in Jodi Arias killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, here are eight of the most disturbing crimes of passion of the past half-century.

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