Bloody attacks, arrests, mug shots and undercover stings " Dr. Phil explores these extreme outcomes of in-law conflicts. Meet two wives whose rocky relationships with their in-laws led to criminal consequences.



Getting Physical

Maria was found guilty of assaulting her 73-year-old mother-in-law, Catherine, and spent several hours in jail. Maria says she was only defending herself and her children. Maria's husband, Ted, says he's tired of being trapped in the middle of these competing women.


"I will never forgive her for what she's done."



Is She the Victim or the Perpetrator?

Catherine says her daughter-in-law was acting violent and irrational when she pushed Catherine to the floor. She says Maria has an explosive temper and fears she's a danger to her son and grandchildren.

"I'm telling the truth!"



Murder for Hire?

Karen's in-laws became outlaws when they allegedly attempted to hire a hit man to kill her, her children and even the family dog, and it was all caught on tape!


"My in-laws would rather kill than have their son exposed."