A SUBURBAN WIFE AND MOTHER IS FOUND DEAD IN THE TRUNK OF HER CAR -- WAS IT A CARJACKING GONE AWRY OR WAS IT A DOMESTIC MURDER? "48 HOURS MYSTERY: STRANGE TRUTH" ON SATURDAY, NOV. 24
In the early morning hours of March 21, 2003, Ramona "Mona" Krotine left an office party just outside Cleveland, Ohio. Nearly 24 hours later, she was found in the trunk of her car, beaten and shot to death.
Initially, police suspected a botched robbery, but as Mona's husband, Jeffrey, started behaving suspiciously, the focus of the investigation shifted from a carjacking and robbery to a domestic murder. Authorities believed Jeffrey was covering up a crime scene and tampering with evidence. After getting a search warrant and discovering drops of Mona's blood, police charged him with his wife's murder.
The case, largely circumstantial, went to trial twice, both times resulting in a hung jury. Now, Jeffrey will stand trial for his wife's murder a third time. The couple's three children believe their father is innocent, but Mona's family is convinced Jeffrey is the killer.
Who killed this wife and mother?
Susan Spencer reports 48 HOURS MYSTERY: STRANGE TRUTH on Saturday, Nov. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.