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20/20: The Barefoot Witness (ABC Friday October 7, 2022)




Authorities launched a multiday search for the missing mother of the three-year-old girl, Lyntell Washington, a Baton Rouge teacher who was named Teacher of the Year, after a passerby spotted the child wandering alone in a Louisiana parking lot with blood on her feet. Authorities were left with a cryptic clue from the toddler of the pregnant teacher who had been shot in the head: “Mr. Robbie” hurt her mother. A new episode of “20/20” explores the shocking crime, including how the investigation helped authorities pin the crime on Dr. Robert Marks, one of her school’s assistant principals.

The two-hour programme, which Deborah Roberts hosts, includes exclusive interviews with Jamicia Pink-Fisher, a close friend and Washington’s former boss, as well as two jurors who took part in the murder trial. It also contains exclusive security camera footage, never-before-seen recordings of police interviews with the suspect and the 3-year-old child who was an eyewitness.

“20/20” also has interviews with Leslie Parms, who first found Washington’s young daughter abandoned in the parking lot; District Attorney Tony Clayton; Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi; and Washington’s best friend, Melissa Mason.

Airdate: Friday October 7 2022 at 9.00pm on ABC.