A FLORIDA DOCTOR BRUTALLY MURDERED - HER HUSBAND HAS AN AIRTIGHT ALIBI - WHY WOULD POLICE TRAVEL 1,100 MILES TO FIND UNLIKELY SUSPECTS?
"48 HOURS" Investigates in "Eleven Hundred Miles to Murder"
Saturday, August 12
When a driven Florida doctor is savagely murdered with a hammer in her home, police, as expected, immediately suspect her husband. But he has an airtight alibi. A tip, however, led police on an 1,100-mile trip that took the case in unexpected directions. Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS investigate the murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers and the police search for what happened, in an encore of "Eleven Hundred Miles to Murder" to be broadcast Saturday, August 12 (10:00 PM. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Sievers and her husband Mark seemed to have a great marriage to those on the outside, but police would learn along the way that all was not as it seemed. Investigators would learn the couple had money issues and an open marriage, and their work would lead to potential suspects.
"This beloved woman in our community had been brutally killed inside her own house," said Jessica Lipscomb, who reported on this case for the Naples Daily News. "And then once you started to unwrap it a little bit, it was nutty. It was weird. And it was hard to keep track of it all."
Two months after the murder, police made a stunning announcement: two men were arrested in Missouri and charged with murdering Dr. Sievers. One of them was nicknamed "The Hammer." The case would be far from closed with the initial arrests. Instead, the arrests led to more questions about what happened and another unexpected twist. Who would want the doctor dead - and in such a vicious fashion?
48 HOURS: "Eleven Hundred Miles to Murder" is produced by Lisa Freed, Marcelena Spencer and Michelle Feuer. Michael McHugh is the producer-editor. George Baluzy, Mike Baluzy, Marlon Disla, Jud Johnston and Michael Vele are the editors. Linda Martin is the update producer. Patti Aronofsky is the senior producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.
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