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Marcus heads to Austin, TX, where the motto is "Keep Austin Weird." Weirdness is exactly what Marcus finds when he delves into 3 crime stories.

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Marcus heads to liberal Austin where music is the lifeblood of the city. Like the rest of Texas, things are bigger in Austin and that includes its crimes.

Marcus meets with author Kathryn Casey to discuss her book. She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire, about convicted murderer Celeste Beard.

After investigating the story behind the murder of millionaire Steven Beard, Marcus decides to pay Celeste Beard a visit in prison to get her side of the story.

Marcus meets with members of the Atheist Experience, a weekly cable access TV show in Austin, TX, to discuss their thoughts on Madalyn Murray O’Hair, founder of the American Atheists organization.

Marcus tries to get the whole story behind the horrible death of the self-appointed "most hated woman in America" -- Madalyn Murray O’Hair. Her crusade against faith earned her many enemies.

Former IRS investigator Ed Martin explains how Madalyn Murray O’Hair's death was due to greed rather than her atheist beliefs.

Marcus has definitely discovered some strange stories in Texas -- and the last one is just as weird.

Marcus meets with Texas resident Cheryl Botts at a local hangout, Dirty Martins. In 1966, Cheryl came face-to-face with former Marine Charles Whitman in the University of Texas tower minutes before he started killing people sniper-style.

To get a feel for the weapons that Charles Whitman used, Marcus heads to the Lone Star Gun Range.

Marcus tests his sharp-shooting skills and discovers that it takes amazing skill to kill people the way Whitman did.

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