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An American Murder Mystery: The Staircase

Season 1
2021TV-14
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.
Starring
Elizabeth RatliffCandace ZamperiniMichael Peterson
Genres
Unscripted
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. I Whispered Her Name
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    April 8 2018
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  2. 2. Lightning Strikes Twice
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    April 9 2018
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  3. 3. Reversal of Fortune
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    April 10 2018
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  4. 4. The Missing Pieces: Staircase
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    May 3 2021
    15min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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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Network
discovery plus
Supporting actors
Mike NifongKathleen PetersonJim HardinHenry Lee