WAS A WOMAN'S DEATH � WHICH SHE PREDICTED � A SUICIDE, ACCIDENT OR MURDER?
Jay Schadler's Report, Featuring Exclusive Interviews with Douglas Grant, the Husband Accused of Murder, and his New Wife, as Well as Their Home Videos,
Air on "20/20," Friday, April 3, 10:00 p.m.
Faylene Grant's death in 2001 came as a shock to some, but not to everyone who knew her well. A devout Mormon, she believed that she could speak directly to God, and may have predicted her own death, writing about it in journals and letters. But was her death actually a murder and was her husband, Douglas Grant, responsible? In an exclusive report, Douglas Grant gives ABC News Correspondent Jay Schadler his first television interview. Douglas and his new wife, Hilary, the woman he married just weeks after Faylene died � at Faylene's request � also sit down for their only television interview together. "20/20" also has their exclusive home videos, as well as the first interviews with Faylene's kids from a previous marriage, speaking out against their stepfather. The report airs on "20/20," FRIDAY, April 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Douglas and Faylene Grant's relationship was somewhat of a rollercoaster ride � his extramarital affairs led to a divorce in 2000, seven years after they married. Just a short time later he began a relationship with a young receptionist at his office, Hilary DeWitt, whom he planned on marrying. But out of the blue in July of 2001, Douglas and Faylene suddenly reconciled after Faylene had a spiritual revelation. Just two months later, Faylene was dead.
It's a case that some may say reads like a Hollywood script. Faylene's revelations that she was going to die helped prepare her, going as far as asking her husband to marry DeWitt. "I think she saw us as an eternal family," DeWitt tells Schadler.
Four years after his wife drowned in a bathtub, Douglas Grant was charged with her murder. He says she drowned after taking sleeping pills -- medication prescribed for her after she miraculously survived a fall off a cliff. The prosecution argued that he held her head down in the bathtub after he convinced Faylene she was going to die. The defense draws a starkly different portrait -- Doug Grant as the victim of strange but innocent circumstance and a fatally flawed police investigation.
Just this past week, the jury decided his fate.
"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is executive producer.