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Crime History: Novelist arrested in 'Staircase Murders' case

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On this day, Dec. 9, in 2001, Nortel Networks executive Kathleen Peterson, the wife of novelist Michael Peterson, was found at the bottom of a staircase in a bizarre case that spawned a made-for-TV movie, "The Staircase Murders." Michael Peterson, author of novels "The Immortal Dragon" and "A Time of War" and a onetime mayoral candidate in Durham, N.C., called police to say that his wife had...

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