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Death on the Staircase: The Last Chance

Storyville: Documentary which follows the dramatic hearing of a notorious murder case which split a family.

In the middle of the night of December 9th, 2001, wealthy novelist Michael Peterson called the emergency services in Durham, North Carolina, to tell them that he had just found his wife Kathleen unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. But when the police discovered the pool of blood around her body and the lacerations on her skull, they arrested Michael Peterson for murder.

Following a dramatic trial with shocking revelations about the accused, the subject of the original Death on the Staircase series, Peterson was convicted. Eight years later he is back seeking a re-trial following startling revelations about the prosecution's blood splatter expert's crucial evidence. Oscar-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade picks up the case as Peterson makes a final bid to clear his name.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Mon 4 Feb 2013 22:00


Role Contributor
DirectorJean-Xavier de Lestrade
Series EditorNick Fraser

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