The death of Kathleen Peterson in 2001 occurred under such strange circumstances that it captured the attention, and the imagination, of the entire country. The case inspired a Lifetime movie, an 8-part documentary series The Staircase, and now, an Investigation Discovery special titled American Murder Mystery: The Staircase, which will air Sunday, April 8 on Discovery. The series will revisit the investigation and trial that followed, which found Kathleen’s husband, Michael Peterson guilty of first-degree murder, per the Associated Press. But he’s since walked free, so where is Michael Peterson in 2018?
Since his wife’s death, Peterson has maintained his innocence per The News Observer. The same AP piece reported that, in 2011, the verdict was vacated by Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson, after the judge found that a blood analyst who