- Cops: Beaten Woman Escapes Kidnapper. Did Man Kill Wife or was it Really an Owl?
- A Florida man has been accused of threatening and attacking his girlfriend after a trip to the veterinarian, where the woman secretly passed a note to a worker pleading for help. The note read "call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don't let him know." A worker at DeLand Animal Hospital immediately called 911 and the boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd, was arrested on site. Police say Floyd did not obey no-contact orders while in jail, and the victim says he attempted to contact her by phone 47 times. In 2001, Kathleen Peterson was found covered in blood at the bottom of a staircase in her home. Though her husband claimed she fell down the stairs, he was soon accused of murdering her and was convicted of the murder in 2003, but was granted a new trial in 2017, which reduced the charge, and he now walks free. With the growing popularity of the Netflix series, "The Staircase" a theory is beginning to reemerge regarding the mysterious death of Kathleen Peterson, wife of author Michael Peterson. The "owl theory," developed by a member of Michael Peterson's defense team, posits that Kathleen may not have been attacked by her husband, but rather that a barred owl attacked her and became caught in her hair, ripping out parts of her scalp.
- 2018-06-21 23:57:39 UTC