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An American Murder Mystery: The Staircase

Season 1
On December 9, 2001, 48-year-old Kathleen Peterson is found dead at the bottom of a staircase. Her novelist husband, Michael, claims it was a tragic, accidental fall, but investigators are suspicious.
20214 episodes
TV-14
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - I Whispered Her Name
    April 8, 2018
    43min
    TV-14
    Investigators discover novelist Michael Peterson clutching his dead wife, Kathleen, in a pool of blood at the bottom of a staircase. Michael insists that her death is the result of a tragic fall, but investigators are suspicious.
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  2. S1 E2 - Lightning Strikes Twice
    April 9, 2018
    43min
    TV-14
    Investigators discover that 16 years ago, Michael Peterson's good friend, Liz Ratliff, also died at the bottom of a staircase, lying in a pool of blood. The trial begins and experts battle over how to interpret the blood spatter.
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  3. S1 E3 - Reversal of Fortune
    April 10, 2018
    43min
    TV-14
    The trial drives to a conclusion as the defense catches the prosecution off guard. Bombshell revelations about an expert witness threaten to unravel the entire case and give Michael Peterson a shot at freedom.
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  4. S1 E4 - The Missing Pieces: Staircase
    May 3, 2021
    15min
    TV-14
    In 2001, Kathleen Peterson's body was found at the foot of a staircase in her home. The Missing Pieces looks at the nagging questions surrounding her death, dissecting a frantic 911 call, a potentially killer owl, and a blood-soaked stairwell.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Starring
Elizabeth RatliffCandace ZamperiniMichael Peterson
Studio
discovery plus
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