Wee-ooo, Wee-000… “You’re under arrest.” Everyone on this list functioned in some capacity on a reality show, and everyone on this list was guilty of a crime. Some are still serving time, some have time to serve and others are no longer living. If good drama makes for good TV, it’s no surprise that the following individuals were offered their own shows or were featured in one. Here are five couples from reality TV who have criminal pasts.
5. Debby and Mark Constantino
In one of the more tragic crime stories from the realm of reality TV, there’s the example of Debby and Mark Constantino. This couple claimed their fame on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures as Electronic Voice Phenomenon experts. The couple appeared on the show several times and considered Sparks, Nevada home. The couple had multiple run-ins with the law over the years, and were described as mutually combative, but Mark Constantino had an irrational temper. They had both been arrested for criminal assault cases, and eventually split. In September of 2015, Mark killed one of Debby’s roommates, then held her hostage at an apartment belonging to one of their adult children. When police arrived, Mark fired shots and law enforcement withheld fire. They attempted to negotiate his surrender, but when S.W.A.T. breached the door the couple was dead in an murder-suicide.