"48 Hours Mystery": Deadly Prophecy
She got the shock of her life.
"She had prepared her house as if she was not coming home," she told Susan Spencer.
Fuentes said Faylene had left notes of Mormon scripture everywhere; plus, there were bags of personal items, clothing and pictures with instructions to give them all away.
Faylene's fall now made perfect sense to her. "She thought she was going to die on that mountain," Fuentes realized. "She tried to kill herself… I know she did. And I knew then that I wanted to confront Faylene about it. And I was going to confront her about it."
When Faylene came home from the hospital two days later, it didn't seem like the time.
"Faylene was real sore," Tammy said. "She's been injured, you know, in the fall."
Doug said his wife "was hurting pretty bad." He had asked his friend, Physician's Assistant Chad White, to examine Faylene at home.
"She seemed happy to me, regardless of all of her injuries," said White.
Faylene had no broken bones, but was still in pain and couldn't sleep. White prescribed a muscle relaxant and the sleep aid, Ambien, recording in his notes that he specifically told Doug not to fill the Ambien prescription without calling him first.
"I just simply didn't want her taking the two together," said White.
White next heard from Doug just after 7:30 a.m. the following morning.
"He was very alarmed - very panicked," White told Spencer. "He told me that she had gone in to take a bath…that he was laying on the bed and had fallen asleep"
When he woke up, Doug said he found Faylene unconscious in the tub; her head under water.
When asked what happened next, he told Spencer, "[I] got her out… put her on the bed. Started CPR."
"I asked if he had called 911," White told Spencer. "He informed me that he had not called 911. I asked him why and he, he relayed to me that he was afraid."
White jumped in the car and called 911 himself.
Listen to excerpts of White's 911 call
Meanwhile, at the house, Faylene's daughter, Jenna, said her stepfather was freaking out.
"I hear Doug and he's screaming. He's panting. And he's having a hard time. It looks like he's bracing himself… and then he told me [to] take my little brothers to the next door," she said.
Jenna ran to the home of Andrea Rodgers, who raced to the Grants to see if she could help.
"Doug came flying to the door, so upset. My whole body just reacted to the terror in his eyes," Rodgers recalled.
Chad White showed up minutes later and took over. "He had obviously pulled her from the tub. And she was laying there unresponsive… she did not have any vital signs."
With Doug looking on, White tried CPR until the paramedics arrived.
'[Doug] was crying. He's bawling. He was yelling out, 'Please help her. Please help her,'" said White.
Paramedics got Faylene's heart going again and rushed her to the hospital, where Jenna remembers a bizarre scene.
"As my mom is laying in a bed unconscious with tubes running through her nose, in her arm, Doug takes me out into the hallway and he tells me…'If your mom wakes up, she might say weird things,'" Jenna recalled.
Jenna said Doug seemed too eager to accept the possibility that Faylene might not wake up. But as she watched her mother's heart rate on the monitor, she knew Faylene wasn't coming back.
"I kept looking at the screen and it just kept going down and down…from 100 to 75 to 50. And then I realized what was happening," Jenna said. "She was dying."
Soon, doctors said brain activity had ceased and Doug authorized taking her off life support. At 4:37 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2001, Faylene Grant was pronounced dead. The official cause: drowning. But tests showed a whopping 50 milligrams of Ambien in her system. Clearly, Doug had ignored Chad White's orders.
"You didn't call him when you chose to fill the prescription?" Spencer asked Doug.
"I didn't feel I needed to call to fill the prescription," he replied.
Still, investigators seemed unconcerned. In the bathroom and in Faylene's bedroom, they shot just five photos. In the coming days, they would fail to interview key witnesses and they even lost evidence - including the pill bottles. Then again, they had ruled this death an accident the very day Faylene was found.
Faylene's family was upset. It took months of pressure from them before investigators started taking a closer look at Doug Grant.
And that's when Detective Sy Ray got the case.
"I felt there was a lot of unanswered questions... so I primarily focused on just trying to answer some of the real basic questions," Ray explained. "The first thing we looked at that helped us do that was the phone records."
Ray found a slew of calls from the months before Faylene died between Doug's phones and Hilary Dewitt's.
Prosecutor Juan Martinez said authorities became even more intrigued at reports that Doug and Hilary had met in a park only hours after Faylene's death.
"When he saw her, he grabbed her around the hip area… pulled her towards him… and said, 'Ooh I miss this," he said.
"That scenario is chilling," Spencer responded.
"Well it is chilling and it isn't a scenario. It's something that happened," said Martinez.
Hilary admitted meeting Doug in the park, but she wasn't sure when. And she adamantly denied any conversation about her hips, but nobody denies what happened a few weeks later.
Less than a month after Faylene's death, Doug and Hilary became man and wife.
"I know how people feel about us getting married so quick," Hilary told Spencer. "I don't care what people perceive about me. I am who I am and that's my life…"
Doug and Hilary had started a new life, but Det. Sy Ray had no intention of moving on.
"I had a lot of concerns about the way he reported things happening," Ray said. "Just some real common sense things that I felt just didn't quite fit in."
Chief among them, Ray said he just couldn't get over that Doug never had called 911.
"I know with every fiber of my being that I called them," Doug told Spencer. "I called 911!"
Phoenix-area records show no such call. Still, Ray didn't have enough for an arrest until the sudden appearance of a new and reluctant witness.
"I didn't want to get involved because I knew what was going to happen once my name hit the papers," said Jim McElyea.
Caught on tape with a story about what Doug Grant told him really happened the day Faylene died.
According to Ray, "It's the missing piece of evidence that we're looking for."
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