20/20: Follow The Fingerprints (ABC, Friday, June 7, 2024)


The upcoming episode of 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday June 7, explores the story of Leo Schofield, who spent over three decades in prison for the murder of his young wife, Michelle Schofield. The program documents significant developments in the case and Schofield’s journey towards potential exoneration.

“Follow the Fingerprints” looks into the latest twists and turns of Leo Schofield’s decades-long legal battle. It highlights the identification of fingerprints found in Michelle’s car, which belong to a convicted killer from the area who later confessed to the crime. After spending 30 years in prison, Leo is finally released on parole in April 2024, following increased attention on his case. The episode provides an intimate look at Leo’s life post-prison and his ongoing fight to clear his name.

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The episode includes exclusive footage of Leo’s homecoming and reunion with his family, including his wife, Crissie Carter Schofield, and his daughter, Ashley Schofield. Additionally, ABC News correspondent John Quiñones interviews key individuals closely connected to the case. Among those interviewed are Scott Cupp, a former judge who stepped down to represent Leo, and Gilbert King, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who covered Leo’s case in a podcast.

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20/20: Follow The Fingerprints airs on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 9:01–11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC, with streaming available the next day on Hulu.

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