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911: "My God ...My Daughter's Dead"

INTRODUCTION
Escondido, CA, January 21, 1998


Stephen and Cheryl Crowe find their 12 year old daughter stabbed to death in her own bedroom. Steve calls 911.



CONCLUSION
Fourteen-year-old Michael Crowe confesses to murdering his sister after a two-day police interrogation without a lawyer or a parent present. He spends the next year in jail, only to be released when DNA evidence, previously ignored, points to a schizophrenic drifter, Richard Truite. Truite is found guilty of the murder and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

"48 Hours | Mystery" episode, "The Confession."

  • Edecio Martinez

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