Category: Dateline

DATELINE ‘AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE’ Mysterious plane crash death of Dianne Babcock 36 years ago

36-years ago 18-year-old Dianne Babcock died in a plane crash in Montana. Her boyfriend, 19-year-old Jaroslaw “Jerry” Ambrozuk, was flying the plane and survived the accident. He fled the scene, leaving her to drown. 24 years later he remerged in Texas under a different identity. At the time the couple were planning to run away from Canada to start a new life in the United States, but it was only Ambrozuk who was able to successfully carry out that plan. He’s now speaking to the media for the first time tonight on NBC’s Dateline.

Dateline: One drop of blood and hypnosis led to solving Brittani Marcell shovel attack

Tonight’s episode of Dateline 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.

MUG SHOTS What happened to Diane McIver? Tex McIver verdict complicates Atlanta murder mystery

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?

Was it worth it? McKayla Maroney has regrets over gymnastics career because of molestation trauma

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.”

PHOTOS The Robin Spielbauer Amarillo murder: A pink handgun, a quick arrest, and a love triangle gone very wrong

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 Sandra Melgar staged a home invasion to hide her husband’s Christmas killing

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.