When police and ambulances raced to the home of businesswoman Kathleen Peterson following a frantic call for help from her novelist husband, they couldn’t have expected the horror that awaited them. Kathleen was found lying covered in blood at the bottom of her stairs. She was dead, and suspicion quickly fell on her husband Michael. But was Kathleen Peterson murdered by her husband …. or did an owl do it? That’s right. An owl. Read on to find out more …

A Military Man

The son of a military man, Michael Peterson graduated from Duke University in 1965. After a stint working for a Department of Defense think-tank, he enlisted in the US Marines and was shipped out to fight in the Vietnam War. After distinguishing himself in the field, Peterson was honorably discharged from the Marines in 1971 after being involved in a car crash that left him no longer able to serve.