48 Hours: A Stabbing in Colts Neck airs Saturday May 20, 2023 on CBS
After midnight, Donna Ongsiako heard a noise in the basement of her Colts Neck, New Jersey, home. The cat, she feared, would escape if she let it back in. Her entire existence shifted the moment she stepped through that door. The young man, armed with a knife, barged in and began stabbing her repeatedly. Ongsiako shares her uplifting survival story and her work to aid other victims of random violence in an interview with contributor Jim Axelrod.
Her car keys and a lighter were stolen after the attacker made demands. Then he stabbed her once more in the chest before running away. When Ongsiako called for help, she was able to describe her assailant.
“I lost in total, close to three-quarters of the blood in my body,” Ongsiako tells Axelrod. “There’s no earthly reason why I’m alive. None.”
Brennan Doyle, a local teenager, was identified thanks to a tip. He was only sixteen years old and had never been arrested before.
Interviews with Ongsiako’s daughter Kiersten, Monmouth County detective Andrea Tozzi, and former Monmouth County assistant prosecutor Laurie Gerhardt are included in this hour-long program.
48 HOURS: “A Stabbing in Colts Neck” is produced by Susan Mallie and Kat Teurfs. Marcus Balsam, Michelle Harris and Jud Johnston are the editors. Lourdes Aguiar is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.
Note: This episode should have aired last week but was pre-empted.
Season 35 Episode 28
48 Hours is a CBS news magazine that investigates intriguing crime and justice cases that touch on all aspects of the human experience. Over its long run, the show has helped exonerate wrongly convicted people, driven the reopening — and resolution — of cold cases, and changed numerous lives. CBS News correspondents offer an in-depth look into each story, with the emphasis on solving the mystery at its heart. The program and its team have earned critical acclaim, including 20 Emmys and three Peabody Awards.
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48 Hours: A Stabbing in Colts Neck airs Saturday May 20, 2023 at 22:00 on CBS
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