The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Thursday, March 19, 2009

48 HOURS MYSTERY, Traci and Scott Rhode

A HUSBAND’S OBSESSION MAY HAVE LED TO HIS OWN DEATH, BUT A JURY SHOCKS EVERYONE WITH ITS ASTONISHING DECISION…

“48 HOURS MYSTERY,” SATURDAY, MARCH 21

From high school sweethearts to doting parents of three, Traci and Scott Rhode seemed a devoted couple, even after 20 tumultuous years together. Then on October 15, 2003 the life they knew together ended when Scott suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the couples’ Brownsville, Texas home. And for Traci the ordeal was just beginning.

Was this a murder made to look like a suicide? After a tireless two-year investigation, Traci was arrested in the death of her husband, dividing the couple’s Brownsville community. With some crying for mercy and others crying for blood, Traci’s fate lay in the hands of the jurors, who were about to deliver a jaw dropping decision.

Harold Dow reports on 48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Point Blank," Saturday, March 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This broadcast is produced by Liza Finley. Judy Tygard is the senior producer and Al Briganti is the executive editor. Susan Zirinsky is the executive producer.

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