NC v. PETERSON (2003)

Michael Peterson is on trial for the 2001 death of his wife, Kathleen. Her body was found at the bottom of a staircase in the couple’s Durham home. Prosecutors allege he killed Kathleen to get her $1.4 million life insurance policy. The defense argues Kathleen fell and struck her head twice at the bottom of the staircase after a night of drinking with her husband.

That Staircase Murder Trial