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The Staircase: Crime or Accident? (S1EP1 Netflix 4 Apr 2005)

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Crime or Accident?: Following his wife’s suspicious death, Michael Peterson speaks about his version of the events while lawyers and expert witnesses prepare for trial.

Cast: Michael Peterson (Himself), Bill Peterson (Himself), Ron Guerette (Himself), Tom Maher (Himself), David Rudolf (Himself),

Airdate: 4 Apr 2005 on Netflix

Series: The Staircase Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen, whose body was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the stairway of their home. Granted unusual access to Peterson’s lawyers, home and immediate family, de Lestrade’s cameras capture the defense team as it considers its strategic options