In 2012 father of five Srgt. Vincent Goslin returned safe from a tour in Afghanistan only to be murdered near his home. Tonight’s episode of Dateline, “Evil Was Waiting” investigates the story of who gunned him down on a dark Kentucky road.
Tonight’s episode of on NBC delves into the case of Brittani Marcell, who was brutally attacked with a shovel in her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2008. He left a single drop of blood, but invegistaors were unable to find a DNA match in their database. Five years later, Marcell underwent hypnosis and remembered enough pertinent details about her attacker to solve the case.
Earlier this year, prominent Atlanta attorney Tex McIver was found guilty of murdering his wife, Diane McIver, with a single gunshot from the backseat of the car in which the couple was riding on their way home one confusing September night. Despite the verdict, the trial that ended in a life sentence for the 75-year-old Tex ultimately raised more questions than it answered. So what happened to Diane McIver -- a hugely successful and wealthy member of Atlanta's business elite -- and was her death really a murder?
The Danielle Locklear murder was widely believed to be a "crime of passion" when her killers were found guilty at trial. But the heat-of-the-moment strangling that left a fifteen-year-old girl dead also left her family searching for answers in spite of their legal victory.
Olympic gold-medal gymnast McKayla Maroney sat down for a heartbreaking interview with Savannah Guthrie that will air Sunday night on Dateline. In the interview, Maroney reveals that she was molested by US Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar “hundreds of times.” Although Maroney won a gold medal, the trauma she went through makes her question whether her Olympic career was “worth it.”
32-year-old Robin Spielbauer was a mother of two, a divorcée -- and, largely unbeknownst to her, involved in a love triangle that would eventually culminate with her murder along a quiet stretch of road in Amarillo, Texas. The investigation into the "Helium Road murder" -- or "The Pink Gun Mystery," as the Dateline episode devoted to the Robin Spielbauer Amarillo murder case calls it -- quickly focused on that love triangle, but spent two years looking at the wrong participant.
Dateline's latest examines the grisly and puzzling case of Texan Sandra Melgar, whose Christmas killing of her husband Jaime made national headlines in 2012. Though Sandra wasn't charged with Jaime Melgar's murder for almost two years, prosecutors eventually built a strong enough case against her that the defense appeared to think Sandra Melgar's testimony might have done more harm than good.