THE STAIRCASE KILLER: Michael Peterson Part 1

Michael Iver Peterson was a New York Times Best Selling author who was accused of killing is wife Kathleen. He seemed to have it all. A perfect family, a thriving career and an opulent lifestyle most would envy. So when his beloved was found dead at the bottom of stairs, all of Durham, North Carolina was shook to its core.

Husband | Father | War Hero | Brutal Murderer
The Peterson Family
Michael & Kathleen Peterson
War Hero…

Michael Peterson received a purple heart for his bravery. Without hesitation, he used the prestigious award to add credibility to his novels. No one knew how his days of glory would come back to haunt him.

His family would be irrevocably severed before the eyes of the media. Amidst plot twists, whodunits, and exposed lies and secrets, his case would stretch on for 17 years.

His victims:

  • Kathleen Peterson
  • Elizabeth Ratliff (Suspected)

A documentary of Michael Peterson, The Staircase, can be seen on Netflix.

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