On Oct. 12, 2013, Rahul Gupta went out drinking in Washington, D.C., to celebrate his 24th birthday with his girlfriend, Taylor Gould, and his friend Mark Waugh. Shortly after they returned home to the small apartment she shared with Gupta, Gould called 911 for help. She seemed unsure why she was calling. When police arrived, Waugh was dead.
Rahul Gupta and his girlfriend, Taylor Gould, had been at Montgomery County Police headquarters for about five hours when their interrogators made a surprising strategic decision. They brought the couple together, and left them alone, to see if they would talk about which one had killed their friend Mark Waugh.