Episodes 13

April 4, 2005

Following his wife's suspicious death, Michael Peterson speaks about his version of the events while lawyers and expert witnesses prepare for trial.

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April 4, 2005

As Michael's hidden life comes out into the open, defense experts debate if it will have a significant impact on the coming trial.

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April 11, 2005

The death of another woman close to Peterson from 17 years earlier sparks a new investigation. She also died on a staircase, casting major doubts over the defense case.

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April 11, 2005

As the trial looms and media attention heats up, an autopsy report's wording ruffles the feathers of the defense team.

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6.5

A Weak Case

April 18, 2005

The prosecution presents its case while the defense strives to cast a reasonable doubt within the minds of the jury.

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April 18, 2005

A witness brings surprising levity to the stand. The judge rules on an important matter, and Michael's alleged temper comes under scrutiny.

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April 25, 2005

Kathleen's sisters pore over Michael's writings. Jurors visit the staircase at Michael's home. A vital piece of evidence reappears.

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8.0

The Verdict

April 25, 2005

Is Michael Peterson guilty or not guilty? The jury delivers its verdict regarding the mysterious death of his wife, Kathleen.

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March 4, 2013

Eight years later, the possibility that a key witness for the prosecution may have misled the jury could prompt the need for a new trial.

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March 11, 2013

After more experts testify about the questionable conclusions and claims of Duane Deaver, the judge rules on whether a new trial is necessary.

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June 8, 2018

Following two and a half years of house arrest, Michael must decide whether to push for a plea or risk his freedom with a new trial.

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June 8, 2018

Their faith in the justice system forever shaken, Michael and his family discuss what they can hope to achieve by continuing the fight.

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June 8, 2018

Michael speaks to a reporter about the reasons behind his plea. Later, Kathleen's sister delivers a statement of defiance in court.

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