An American Murder Mystery: The StaircaseSeason 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.
- 1. I Whispered Her NameApril 8, 201843minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishInvestigators 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.
- 2. Lightning Strikes TwiceApril 9, 201843minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishInvestigators 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.
- 3. Reversal of FortuneApril 10, 201843minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThe 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.
- 4. The Missing Pieces: StaircaseMay 3, 202115minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishIn 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.