DID A SUCCESSFUL MAN MURDER HIS WIFE, OR WAS HE FALSELY ACCUSED?,
ON ABC NEWS' "PRIMETIME: CRIME," WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 ON ABC
For people on the outside looking in, Julie Jensen appeared to have it all: a successful stockbroker husband, Mark, to whom she'd been married for 14 years, two wonderful sons and a beautiful suburban home on Lakeshore Drive in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. But on December 3, 1998, 40-year-old Jensen was discovered dead in her bed by her husband. The question was, did Julie Jensen commit suicide, or was her husband, Mark Jensen, responsible for a horrific murder? Jay Schadler reports on "Primetime: Crime," which investigates crime by going deep inside real cases, uncovering new evidence, and getting exclusive witnesses interviews, WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
Shortly after Julie's body was found by Mark, and with limited physical evidence to go on, police initially thought her depression was the key to solving her death. But after a series of unbelievable twists and turns�including the uncovering of a letter written by Julie shortly before her untimely death in which she wrote that her husband was plotting to kill her; extramarital affairs by both Julie and Mark; remarkable discoveries on the family computer, and a surprise witness with a smoking-gun story�Mark Jensen found himself on trial for his wife's murder. ABC News gained exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Jensen investigation, as the prosecutor and district attorney prepared for their cases. The Jay Schadler report also includes courtroom footage of the trial and verdict, which came down nearly a decade after Julie Jensen died. This report originally aired in February 2008.
David Sloan is the executive producer of "Primetime: Crime."