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Weeks before his trial is to begin, without asking for anything in return, Mark Twitchell tells detectives where to find Johnny Altinger's body.
In a strange twist, police find a young couple that, while out for an evening stroll near Twitchell's garage, encountered a man begging for help while apparently being pursued by a masked attacker.
The serial killer story offers intriguing clues as to the location of Altinger's body. Detectives take Twitchell on a tour of Edmonton hoping he'll reveal the whereabouts of Altinger's remains.
Convinced Twitchell knows more than he's letting on, detective Bill Clark puts the young film maker through a grilling.
As the investigation progresses, Twitchell casually drops a bombshell--he tells homicide detective Bill Clark that he'd purchased a used car very similar to Johnny Altinger's missing Mazda.
Even though they've been unable to locate Altinger's remains, police arrest Twitchell, charging him with murder. Some of Twitchell's friends, though, are convinced the whole thing is a hoax. Meanwhile police find a bizarre story on Twitchell's laptop that's written from the perspective of a serial killer.
Detectives, in an effort to determine whether the serial killer story is fact or fiction, track down an actual victim...who was very much alive...with a story of his own to tell.
While searching one of Twitchell's computers, detectives find a disturbing movie he was making.
Investigators learn Altinger had scheduled a blind date with a woman he'd met online, the night he disappeared. Their rendezvous point was a backyard garage that doubled as a sound stage for local, noted, indie film maker, Mark Twitchell. Ever helpful, Twitchell lets police examine his sound stage/garage and agrees to a taped interview.
Twitchell takes the stand in his defense and tells the jury how and why he killed Altinger.
Johnny Altinger sends out very strange emails to his friends in Edmonton, Canada saying he's skipped off to Costa Rica with a new girlfriend yet refuses to answer his cell phone.
Walter Mondale decides to "tell it like it is" at the Democratic Convention in San Francisco, and says both he and Ronald Reagan would raise taxes as president.
An explaination of England's attempts to regulate colonial trade by passing the Navigation Acts which include adding new taxes and controlling seaports. Americans are angered by the legislation even though it helps stimulate the economy.
The dramatic end to the war in Vietnam.
CNBC’s Trish Regan explains how the tax cuts and tax rebates in the 2009 Stimulus Bill will affect the average American.
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