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1 :01x01 - Crime or Accident

Apr/04/2005
In Part 1 of eight, executive Kathleen Peterson is found dead at the bottom of a staircase, and her devastated writer husband, Michael, is accused of killing her. Jean-Xavier de Lestrade directed.

Source: Sundance

2 :01x02 - Secrets and Lies

Apr/04/2005
Part 2 of six. The death of Kathleen Peterson and the subsequent arrest and trial of her husband, author Michael Peterson, are examined.

Source: Sundance

3 :01x03 - A Striking Coincidence

Apr/11/2005
In Part 3, the defense team discovers that the death of a woman from their client's past is similar to Kathleen's death.

Source: Sundance

4 :01x04 - A Prosecution Trickery

Apr/11/2005
The defense is hard hit: the new autopsy of Elisabeth Ratliff concludes that she was murdered. The trial opens with a coup de theatre: the prosecution presents an iron poker, supposedly the exact replica of the murder weapon.

Source: Sundance

5 :01x05 - A Weak Case

Apr/18/2005
The death of Kathleen Peterson and the subsequent arrest and trial of her husband, author Michael Peterson, are examined.

Source: Sundance

6 :01x06 - The Prosecution’s Revenge

Apr/18/2005
In Part 6, a surprise witness comes forward and information about a previous death comes into evidence.

Source: Sundance

7 :01x07 - The Blowpoke Returns

Apr/25/2005
In Part 7, Peterson's defense team brings in experts to testify, but a surprise and key piece of evidence emerges.

Source: Sundance

8 :01x08 - The Verdict

Apr/25/2005
In the conclusion of the eight-part documentary, Peterson receives his verdict and prepares for the future.

Source: Sundance

10 :01x10 - The Staircase Last Chance - Final Appeal

Mar/11/2013
A look at new developments in the case of author Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife in North Carolina.

Source: Sundance
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: SUNDANCE TV ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 07, 2013
Episode Order: 10
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