‘Murder in the Thirst’: Watch Lance Herndon—‘Who Killed Atlanta’s Playboy?’ A Black Gatsby Tale


Murder in the Thirst: “Who Killed Atlanta’s Playboy?”–is sort of a Black Gatsby tale about the slaying of Lance Herndon, airing on BET. The Lance Herndon episode has been featured in several true crime documentaries. But Murder in the Thirst: “Who Killed Atlanta’s Playboy?” brings you a different slant, which focuses on African American-based murder stories that are driven by glamour and money. Plus, find out the latest regarding Lance Herndon’s killer, Dionne Baugh.


Murder in the Thirst episode “Who Killed Atlanta’s Playboy?” on BET Synopsis

“Millionaire Lance Herndon is murdered after his lavish birthday bash, and his bedroom seems like a revolving door of lovers as it becomes the focus of the criminal investigation.”


Previous Documentaries about Lance Herndon and Dionne Baugh

Fatal Attraction: “Millionaire Murder”

Nightmare Next Door: “Sex, Money and Murder”

Snapped: “Dionne Baugh”

Main Street Mysteries: “A Jealous Rage”

Scorned: Love Kills: “The Millionaire’s Mistress”

Murder in the Thirst: “Who Killed Atlanta’s Playboy?”


Murder in the Thirst: “Who Killed Atlanta’s Playboy?” airs tonight at 9/8 p.m. on BET (Black Entertainment Television). Read up on Lance Herndon’s timeline here.

Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.