At 2:40 a.m. on December 9, 2001, Michael Peterson, an author and former mayoral candidate, contacted Durham County 9-1-1 services to summon help for his wife, Kathleen. Peterson claimed that Kathleen, who appeared to have fallen on a narrow, back staircase, was still breathing. After disconnecting, he called 9-1-1 back and reported that his wife was no longer breathing. Kathleen’s injuries, the copious amounts of blood on the staircase and the inconsistent statements from Peterson led police to suspect that her death was no accident. Peterson’s 2003 conviction for first degree murder was vacated in 2011 after a prosecution expert was accused of malfeasance in several cases, including Peterson’s. Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan and special guest Michelle D. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. Central for Clear and Convincing, Episode 5, State of North Carolina v. Michael Iver Peterson. We’ll talk about the case against Peterson, the documentary “The Staircase” and the information the filmmakers left out. We are a live show and, as always, calls are welcome at (347) 989-1171.