Fatal Fathers is an American television documentary produced by Kas-Kel Electric Productions which sheds light on the little known fact that murder is the number one cause of death among pregnant American women and the killers, more often than not, are the women's husbands and boyfriends.
The documentary originally aired in the USA on A&E in August 2004. It is an hour long.
Fatal Fathers aired in South Africa on DStv's Crime & Investigation Network on Tuesday 21 October 2008, at 20h30.
Wednesday 22 October: 02h30, 14h30
Saturday 25 October: 23h10
Sunday 26 October: 05h10, 17h10
Murder is the number one cause of death among pregnant women in the USA. This sobering documentary uses cases like that of Laci Peterson to investigate this disturbing phenomenon.
The death of Laci Peterson and her unborn son Conner brought national attention to a little known but growing trend and that is that murder is the number one cause of death among pregnant women.
As shocking as it may seem, at a time when women are at their most trusting and vulnerable, many of them fall prey to their intimate partners.
This investigative hour goes inside this disturbing phenomenon.
Through the personal stories of women who have tragically died, interviews with leading experts and the words of a man who actually killed his pregnant wife, we get a first-hand look at why pregnant women are dying and are provided some warning signs for women everywhere.