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Documentary series revealing unknown facts, interviews, witness testimonies and archive materials covering the most notorious crimes and incidents in the American history.
A presidential election filled with scandal. Now, 45 years after Watergate - new interviews, unseen crime evidence photos, and behind the scenes film from inside the White House.
They seemed like the perfect couple. Scott and Laci Peterson were charming, dynamic and good-looking college sweethearts in love. On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2002, Laci mysteriously vanished from their home in Modesto, California. She was 27 years old and almost eight months pregnant with a son who they planned to name Conner. In a shocking twist that stunned a community experiencing loss and a riveted nation, Scott was arrested less than four months later and eventually sentenced to death in 2005 for the murders of his wife and unborn son. After Scott Peterson has spent 12 years on death row and as his legal team awaits answers to both an appeal and a legal petition alleging he was denied a fair trial, ABC presents a documentary on the murder of Laci Peterson featuring new reporting and interviews.
The Murder of Laci Peterson features ABCNews archival footage, including exclusive excerpts from interviews with Scott Peterson before he was arrested and Scott Peterson's father and mother, Jackie and Lee Peterson, before Scott was convicted. The documentary includes new interviews with Sharon Rocha, Laci's mother; Al Brocchini and Jon Buehler, former Modesto Police Department detectives who investigated the case; Nancy Grace, Geraldo Rivera, Dan Abrams, Court TV's Beth Karas and other reporters who covered the murder and trial extensively. The special also will reveal never-before-seen home video of Laci.
After a 51-day standoff with FBI agents, the compound burned to the ground, leaving 74 more people dead. The crisis that ignited national outrage and a media firestorm have been described as the worst debacle in federal law enforcement history. The government's misleading disclosure of key facts in the case following the event has given rise to conspiracy theories from far-right movements that cite this event as a rallying cry for their distrust of the government.
ABC presents a two-hour television special that features an emotional interview with figure skater Tonya Harding, who opens up about her life now, her childhood and her past, discussing the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan that dominated headlines for weeks and the alleged tumultuous relationships she had with both her mother, LaVona "Sandy" Golden, and her now ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.
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