Your Worst Nightmare (2014–…): Season 1, Episode 4 - Your Worst Nightmare - full transcript

Two teenagers in love go missing from rural Ohio. Ten days later, they both turn up dead - brutally hacked to bits. The crime tears the small town apart and remains unsolved for 25 years, until the shocking truth comes to light.

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I WASN'T FINISHED
PLAYING WITH YOU YET!

Listen to me. Listen to me.

He's gonna kill us.

No, no, we're not going to die.
He's gonna kill us.

We're not going to die.
Okay.

Now. Now. Now.

Go -- run!

GO! RUN! RUN!

IS THERE EVIL?

I'VE DONE A LOT OF LOOKING INTO
WHAT "EVIL" MEANS.

AND EVIL IS
THE WICKEDNESS OF MAN.



AND WHEN WE ALLOW OUR DESIRES
AND OUR SELFISH LUST

TO TAKE OVER WHAT WE WANT TO DO,

THAT IS BASICALLY THE DEFINITION
OF EVIL.

LOGAN IS ABOUT 35 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF COLUMBUS, OHIO.

ONCE A THRIVING COAL-MINING TOWN

IN THE FOOTHILLS OF APPALACHIA,

ITS GOLDEN ERA LOST ITS SHINE
DECADES AGO

WHEN THE MINES SHUT DOWN
AND THE ECONOMY COLLAPSED.

YOU HAVE TO WANT TO GO TO LOGAN
TO BE THERE ANYMORE.

BUT TODD SCHULTZ
AND ANNETTE COOPER

WERE BOTH BORN AND BRED HERE.

AND LIKE A LOT OF TEENAGERS,
ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE IN LOVE,

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT
OF THEIR SMALL TOWN.

TODD'S THE SECOND OLDEST OF FOUR



FROM A WELL-KNOWN AND
WELL-RESPECTED FAMILY IN LOGAN.

MY BROTHER TODD WAS 19.

AND HE'D BEEN OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL
LITTLE OVER A YEAR.

HE'D GONE TO WORK
FOR A PRINTING COMPANY IN LOGAN.

HE WAS ALSO
A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER.

TODD, STOP IT!
SERIOUSLY.

ANNETTE WAS GOING
TO HOCKING COLLEGE.

SHE WAS DOING VERY WELL THERE,

IN THE COMPUTER-PROGRAMMING
INDUSTRY.

AND SHE WAS LOOKING TO FURTHER
HER EDUCATION

EITHER AT OHIO UNIVERSITY
IN LANCASTER

OR POSSIBLY GOING
TO OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY.

WHILE TODD'S FAMILY IS
VERY CLOSE,

ANNETTE'S IS EQUALLY FRACTURED.

THE OLDEST OF TWO DAUGHTERS,

SHE COMES FROM A BROKEN HOME
ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF LOGAN.

IF I DO WELL ON THIS...

...AND GET ALL OF MY CREDITS
FOR TRANSFER...

YEAH.

...WE COULD RENT OURSELVES
A LITTLE APARTMENT NEAR CAMPUS.

WHAT,
YOU JUST DON'T LOVE

LIVING WITH MY PARENTS
AND MY BROTHER?

WELL, IT'S A LOT BETTER
THAN LIVING WITH MY STEPDAD,

THAT'S FOR SURE.

TODD AND ANNETTE WERE
BOTH LIVING WITH HIS FAMILY

ON THE WEST SIDE OF LOGAN.

IT WAS AT THE REQUEST OF TODD,
BASICALLY, BECAUSE TODD KNEW

OF SOME ALLEGATIONS OF
SEXUAL ABUSE BY HER STEPFATHER,

DALE JOHNSTON,

AND TODD DID NOT WANT TO SEE
HIS GIRLFRIEND

IN THAT TYPE OF AN ENVIRONMENT.

I CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE
SOME PRIVACY...

GET OUT OF HERE,
LIVE HOW WE WANT TO LIVE.

TODD, STOP.

I HEARD SOMETHING.

HELLO?

HEY,
WHO'S OUT THERE?

IT'S GETTING LATE.

I GOT TO... PICK UP ERICH
FROM SOCCER PRACTICE.

LET'S GET OUT OF HERE,
ALL RIGHT?

TODD, THAT EVENING,

WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE HIS YOUNGER
BROTHER TO A SOCCER PRACTICE,

AND THEN LATER, AT 6:30,

HE HAD A MEETING FOR
THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.

TODD?

TODD DID NOT COME HOME.

TOTALLY OUT OF CHARACTER.

HI, MOM.

HI. UM...

HAVE YOU SEEN TODD TODAY?

MY MOM CALLED EVERY RELATIVE
WE COULD THINK OF TO ASK AROUND,

SEE IF ANYONE HAD SEEN THEM

OR HAD ANY CLUE
OF WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN.

OKAY.

NO, I'LL KEEP CALLING.

LOVE YOU. BYE.

NO ONE HAS SEEN TODD OR ANNETTE

SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON,

INCLUDING ANNETTE'S PARENTS,

WHO ARE NOW JUST AS WORRIED
AS TODD'S FAMILY.

MY MOM HAD A GUT INTUITION
THAT SOMETHING BAD HAD HAPPENED,

SOMETHING TRAGIC HAD HAPPENED
TO THEM.

I WANT TO REPORT
A MISSING PERSON.

IT'S MY SON.

AND HIS GIRLFRIEND.

PEOPLE DON'T OFTEN
GO MISSING IN LOGAN, OHIO.

PEOPLE DON'T EVEN LOCK
THEIR DOORS.

SO AFTER 24 HOURS WITH NO TRACE
OF TODD AND ANNETTE,

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ISN'T
QUITE SURE WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.

THEY REACH OUT TO TODD'S PARENTS
FOR MORE INFORMATION.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE
WHAT YOUR SON WAS WEARING

WHEN YOU LAST SAW HIM?

BLUE JEANS.

AND A--A T-SHIRT.

MA'AM, WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE
IF THE TWO PERHAPS,

YOU KNOW, RAN OFF TOGETHER,
ELOPED?

AND LEFT ALL THEIR CLOTHES?

THEIR TOOTHBRUSHES?

KEYS TO THE CAR?

NO, I DON'T THINK
THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED!

I'M TELLING YOU,
SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THEM.

SOMETHING BAD.

TODD HAS NEVER RUN OFF
IN HIS LIFE.

HE DOESN'T DRINK
OR DO DRUGS.

HE'S A WONDERFUL,
WONDERFUL BOY.

MA'AM. UM...

DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE THAT
MIGHT HAVE WANTED TO HURT THEM?

WHY DON'T YOU GO ON OVER
TO DALE JOHNSTON'S PLACE...

ASK HIM IF HE KNOWS ANYONE
WHO WOULD WANT TO HURT ANNETTE.

I KNOW MY MOM WAS NOT SHY

ABOUT MENTIONING WHY ANNETTE
WAS LIVING WITH US --

THE RUMORS THAT ANNETTE
HAD BEEN MOLESTED.

DALE JOHNSTON?

THAT'S RIGHT.

NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE KNEW
TOO MUCH ABOUT DALE JOHNSTON.

HE WASN'T BRED AND BORN
IN LOGAN, OHIO.

SO HE WAS SORT OF CONSIDERED
AN OUTCAST

EVEN WHEN HE WAS LIVING THERE.

SIR, I'M LOOKING
FOR TODD AND ANNETTE.

THEY DIDN'T COME HOME
LAST NIGHT,

AND THE SCHULTZES
ARE WORRIED.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE KIDS?
HEARD FROM THEM?

DALE DIDN'T SEEM AS CONCERNED
ABOUT THE MISSINGS

AS THE REST
OF THE SCHULTZ FAMILY,

AS WELL AS THE REST
OF THE JOHNSTON FAMILY.

IT WAS NOT THE BEHAVIOR
OF SOMEONE WHO WANTED TO...

COOPERATE IN FINDING
MY BROTHER AND ANNETTE.

THAT WAS THE BEHAVIOR
OF SOMEBODY

WHO'S BEING VERY SUSPICIOUS.

SIR, I'M JUST TRYING TO LOCATE
TODD AND ANNETTE.

I KNOW THAT SHE MOVED OUT.

I HAVEN'T SEEN
EITHER ONE OF THEM.

I HAVEN'T HEARD
ANYTHING FROM THEM, EITHER.

AND DEPUTY?

THE NEXT TIME YOU PLAN ON
COMING TO MY PROPERTY,

YOU CALL.

TODD AND ANNETTE DON'T
SHOW UP THAT DAY OR THE NEXT.

BY THAT POINT, EVERYONE IN TOWN
KNOWS THEY'RE MISSING.

AND THEY'RE ALL LOOKING
FOR THEM...

...IN THE WOODS, ON THE FARMS,

AND ALONG THE HOCKING RIVER
THAT RUNS RIGHT THROUGH TOWN.

TODD! ANNETTE!

BUT THERE'S NO SIGN OF THEM
ANYWHERE.

TODD! ANNETTE!

DAILY IT WAS IN THE PAPER.

I CAN REMEMBER PEOPLE
TALKING ABOUT IT,

WONDERING WHERE THEY WERE AT.

10 MORE DAYS GO BY.

THEN, ON THE BANKS
OF THE HOCKING RIVER,

AS ONE MYSTERY COMES TO A CLOSE,

ANOTHER FAR MORE TERRIFYING
CHAPTER IS JUST BEGINNING.

TODD!

ANNETTE!

Station command!
Station command!

Radio check.

GOD IN HEAVEN.

COMMAND, THIS IS JACOBS.

I'M ON THE RIVER,
PAST THE BRIDGE.

I THINK I FOUND SOMETHING.

Roger that.
Should we send somebody?

SEND EVERYONE.

10 DAYS
AFTER TEENAGE SWEETHEARTS

TODD SCHULTZ AND ANNETTE COOPER
GO MISSING

FROM A TINY TOWN
IN SOUTHERN OHIO...

TODD! ANNETTE!

...A ROOKIE DEPUTY MAKES
A HORRIFIC DISCOVERY.

GOD IN HEAVEN.

HE FOUND THE BODY

BASICALLY FROM THE LEGS UP
AND FROM THE NECK DOWN...

WITH NO ARMS.

JUST A TORSO.

AND THEN
JUST A SHORT TIME LATER,

THEY FOUND A SECOND TORSO
A LITTLE BIT DOWN THE RIVER,

A LITTLE BIT CLOSER
TO THE TRESTLE BRIDGE.

INVESTIGATORS CAN ONLY ASSUME

THE TORSOS BELONG TO
MISSING TEENS TODD AND ANNETTE.

NOW THE SEARCH IS ON
FOR THE REST OF THEIR BODIES.

OKAY, LISTEN UP.

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
FOR ANYTHING.

AND... WELL, ANYBODY.

IT'S NOT LONG
BEFORE ANOTHER DEPUTY

MAKES ANOTHER DISCOVERY EVEN
MORE GRUESOME THAN THE LAST,

JUST A FEW HUNDRED FEET

FROM WHERE THE TORSOS
WERE DISCOVERED.

STATION COMMAND!

STATION COMMAND,
I THINK WE'VE GOT SOMETHING.

OUR UNDERSTANDING
OF WHAT THEY FOUND

WAS SIX OR SEVEN SHALLOW GRAVES

THAT SOMEONE HAD DUG TO BURY
THE BODY PARTS IN.

AND THROUGH FURTHER DIGGING,
THEY EVENTUALLY FOUND THE HEADS.

IT'S WORSE THAN A HORROR MOVIE
BECAUSE IT'S REAL.

AFTER BREAKING THE NEWS

TO TODD AND ANNETTE'S
DEVASTATED FAMILIES,

INVESTIGATORS START THE SEARCH
FOR THE PERSON -- OR PERSONS --

RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE GRISLY KILLINGS.

WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING
LIKE THIS?

WHY?

I WISH
I COULD TELL YOU WHY.

I CAN ONLY TELL YOU HOW.

THE CORONER DETERMINED
THAT BOTH TODD AND ANNETTE'S

CAUSE OF DEATH WAS FROM A DOUBLE
GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD.

THE DISMEMBERMENT
CAME AFTERWARDS.

ALL RIGHT. BAG THIS UP.
TAKE IT OUT TO THE LAB.

MURDER IS RARE IN LOGAN, OHIO.

DISMEMBERMENT?

UNHEARD OF.

NOBODY INVOLVED IN THIS CASE
HAD EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

IT TURNED LOGAN ON ITS EAR.

WE DIDN'T KNOW WHO DID THIS.
WE DIDN'T KNOW WHY.

COULD IT HAVE BEEN
JUST IN LOGAN?

WAS IT SOMEONE IN THE AREA
WHO WAS PASSING THROUGH,

WHO JUST CAME ACROSS
TODD AND ANNETTE?

THE LOCAL SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

IS OVERWHELMED BY THE MAGNITUDE
OF THE CASE.

YES, MA'AM.
WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN.

I'LL PASS THIS ALONG.

PEOPLE WERE SAYING

THAT THEY WERE SLEEPING WITH
BASEBALL BATS UNDER THEIR BEDS

AND THEY WERE STICKING A KNIFE
ON THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR.

PHONES RING OFF THE HOOK

WITH PANICKED CITIZENS
OFFERING THEIR OPINIONS

ON WHO WAS CAPABLE
OF COMMITTING SUCH HORROR.

HE'D BEEN BLEEDING?

WHERE WAS HE CUT?

OKAY. I WILL PASS THIS ON
TO A DETECTIVE,

AND SOMEONE WILL GET BACK
TO YOU.

WHEN? SOON.

DESPITE COUNTLESS CALLS
AND HUNDREDS OF LEADS,

NOTHING STICKS.

THE LONGER IT TOOK
WITH NO RESULTS, I THINK,

THE MORE RUMORS STARTED

AND THE MORE PANICKED
THE WHOLE TOWN BECAME.

TO THE POINT WHERE I THINK
PEOPLE WERE AFRAID

TO LET THEIR CHILDREN
OUT AND PLAY, FOR THE MERE FACT

THAT THEY MAY COME UP MISSING
LIKE TODD AND ANNETTE DID.

WHEN THE INVESTIGATION
LAGS ON FOR MONTHS,

THE PEOPLE OF LOGAN POUR ON
THE PRESSURE TO MAKE AN ARREST.

THE COPS NEED A BREAK...

AND SOON THEY GET IT.

A BIG ONE.

ALMOST THREE WEEKS
AFTER THE KILLINGS,

A LOCAL MAN COMES FORWARD.

THANKS FOR COMING IN,
STEVE.

HE TELLS POLICE HE THOUGHT
HE SAW TODD AND ANNETTE

IN DOWNTOWN LOGAN ON THE DAY
THEY WENT MISSING.

PLEASE HAVE A SEAT.

HE SWEARS THEY WEREN'T ALONE.

HE'S JUST NOT SURE
WHO THEY WERE WITH.

NOW MONTHS AFTER THE MURDERS,

INVESTIGATORS WILL TRY ANYTHING
TO JOG HIS MEMORY,

EVEN HYPNOSIS.

THEY TOOK THAT INDIVIDUAL
AND ACTUALLY HAD HIM HYPNOTIZED

TO TRY TO GET A CLEARER PICTURE

OF WHAT HE ACTUALLY SAW
THAT NIGHT.

SOMETIMES UNDER HYPNOSIS,

THEY CAN GIVE
A MORE DEFINITIVE ANSWER.

STEVEN, I'M AFRAID
I HAVE TO WARN YOU...

THAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE

VERY INTENSE,
VISIONS OR MEMORIES.

LEAN INTO THEM.

DO NOT TRY TO MAKE THEM
GO AWAY.

STEVEN, I WANT YOU TO CLOSE
YOUR EYES AND RELAX.

LET GO OF EVERYTHING
BUT THE SOUND OF MY VOICE.

I'M GOING TO COUNT BACKWARDS
FROM 10.

WHEN I REACH ONE,

YOU WILL HAVE ENTERED A STATE
OF DEEP RELAXATION.

10...

NINE...

EIGHT...

ONE.

STEVEN, I WANT YOU TO THINK
ABOUT WHAT IT IS THAT YOU SAW.

I WANT YOU
TO SPEAK OUT LOUD

ABOUT WHAT YOU SAW,
WHAT YOU SAW IN LOGAN.

THERE WAS A MAN.

TALL.

ANGRY.

THERE'S A YOUNG MAN.

THE GIRL I-IS UPSET.

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO GO.

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO GET
IN THE TRUCK.

BUT HE'S FORCING HER IN.

H-H-E CAN'T --
HE CAN'T HELP HER.

STEVEN.

I WANT YOU TO LOOK
AT THE ANGRY MAN.

I WANT YOU TO TELL ME
WHAT YOU SEE.

- I'M TRYING TO SEE HIM.
- TODD!

STEVEN...
TODD!

...TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE.
TODD!

STEVEN.

I KNOW WHO IT IS.

MONTHS AFTER TODD SCHULTZ

AND ANNETTE COOPER'S
DISMEMBERED BODIES

WERE FOUND IN A SERIES
OF SHALLOW GRAVES...

...INVESTIGATORS GET
A BIG BREAK.

UNDER HYPNOSIS, A WITNESS SAYS
HE SAW THE YOUNG LOVERS

ON THE AFTERNOON
THEY DISAPPEARED --

AND THEY WEREN'T ALONE.

STEVEN,
TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE.

I KNOW WHO HE IS.

THIS WITNESS ACTUALLY SAW

WHAT HE THOUGHT TO BE TODD
AND ANNETTE FORCED INTO A CAR.

FORCED INTO A CAR
BY SOMEONE HE BELIEVES

LOOKED LIKE DALE JOHNSTON,
ANNETTE'S STEPFATHER.

SO THAT GAVE THE COPS
THEIR EYEWITNESS

TO THE ABDUCTION
OF TODD AND ANNETTE.

WITH THE BACKDROP OF RUMORS

THAT HE'D SEXUALLY ABUSED
ANNETTE,

COPS DECIDE IT'S TIME TO BRING
DALE IN FOR QUESTIONING.

WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME
WHY I'M HERE?

WE JUST WANT THE TRUTH,
DALE.

DALE, THE TRUTH
ABOUT YOU AND ANNETTE.

I NEVER TOUCHED HER.
WHAT WENT ON BETWEEN --

I NEVER TOUCHED HER.

ANNETTE'S PREVIOUS BOYFRIENDS
WOULD SAY

THAT DALE JOHNSTON WAS
VERY PROTECTIVE OF ANNETTE

AND THAT HE WAS
ALSO SORT OF JEALOUS

OF ANY RELATIONSHIP SHE MIGHT
HAVE HAD WITH OTHER BOYS.

WERE YOU JEALOUS, DALE --
JEALOUS OF HER AND TODD?

JEALOUS?

NO.

DID YOU HAVE A FIGHT?

IS THAT WHAT HAPPENED?

IT JUST GET OUT OF HAND?

DALE?
DID TODD GET OUT OF LINE?

NO.

IS THAT WHAT HAPPENED, DALE?
NO.

DID YOU SHOOT THOSE TWO KIDS
AND CUT THEM UP, DALE?

THE INVESTIGATION WAS ALREADY
FOCUSED ON DALE,

SO EVERYBODY -- YOU KNOW,
THE WHOLE TOWN

BELIEVED DALE HAD KILLED
THESE TWO KIDS.

HE WAS A MEAT CUTTER
AT A LOCAL GROCERY,

WHICH ALSO PUSHED
THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

INTO THINKING THAT IF SOMEBODY
WAS DISMEMBERED,

THAT DALE WOULD HAVE BEEN
VERY CAPABLE OF DOING THAT.

I TOLD YOU ONCE.

I'LL TELL YOU AGAIN.

I WAS SETTING OUT HAY BALES
ON THE FARM.

I DID NOT KILL THEM!

AFTER SEVERAL HOURS
OF RELENTLESS INTERROGATION,

DALE JOHNSTON STICKS
TO HIS STORY --

HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH
THE MURDERS OF TODD AND ANNETTE.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S ALL FOR TONIGHT,
DALE.

THERE'S ONE MORE THING --

WE HAVE A WARRANT
TO SEARCH YOUR HOUSE.

I GOT NOTHING TO HIDE.

BUT DETECTIVES SUSPECT
DALE HAS PLENTY TO HIDE.

AND THEY'RE HOPING A SEARCH
OF HIS PROPERTY WILL PROVE IT.

KNOWING THAT
THE TWO VICTIMS WERE SHOT,

YOU WOULD LOOK FOR BULLETS,
YOU WOULD LOOK FOR WEAPONS.

AND SINCE TODD AND
ANNETTE WERE ALSO DISMEMBERED,

THEY LOOK FOR KNIVES, TOO.

SIR.

THAT LOOKS LIKE A .22.

BAG IT AND SEND IT
TO BALLISTICS, BUT KEEP LOOKING.

ALMOST EVERYBODY IN TOWN HAS
A .22.

YES, SIR.

SIR.

DOES EVERYONE IN TOWN HAVE
ONE OF THESE?

BAG THAT, TOO.

AND GET THE BOOTS.
YES, SIR.

A MACHETE AND A RIFLE.

DALE JOHNSTON'S
CLAIM OF INNOCENCE

IS GETTING SHAKIER
BY THE MINUTE.

AND SOON IT TOTALLY COLLAPSES

WHEN THE EXISTENCE
OF NAKED PHOTOS

OF ANNETTE COOPER
COMES TO LIGHT.

BASICALLY, THE PHOTOS OF ANNETTE
WERE WITH NO CLOTHES ON

AND THEY WERE POSED PICTURES --

SOME OF HER WEARING A GUN BELT,
SOME OF HER HOLDING A RIFLE.

THE PHOTOS WERE
ALLEGEDLY TAKEN BY DALE JOHNSTON.

SOME SAY HE HANDED THEM OVER
TO POLICE HIMSELF.

HE THOUGHT HE WAS BEING HELPFUL.

YOU KNOW, HE THOUGHT HE'D HELP
THEM IDENTIFY THE BODY PARTS.

INSTEAD, IT HELPS INVESTIGATORS

BUILD THEIR CASE
AGAINST DALE JOHNSTON.

INVESTIGATORS ARE
ZEROING IN ON DALE JOHNSTON

AS THE MAIN SUSPECT
IN THE MURDERS

OF HIS STEPDAUGHTER,
ANNETTE COOPER,

AND HER BOYFRIEND, TODD SCHULTZ.

AND WHEN QUESTIONABLE PHOTOS
OF ANNETTE SURFACE --

ALLEGEDLY TAKEN
BY DALE JOHNSTON HIMSELF --

THEY'RE ALL BUT CONVINCED
HE'S THE KILLER.

POLICE ARREST DALE

AND CHARGE HIM WITH TWO COUNTS
OF AGGRAVATED MURDER,

ALMOST ONE YEAR TO THE DAY

AFTER THE TEENAGERS WERE FOUND
SLAUGHTERED.

I THINK WE WERE INFORMED
OF DALE'S ARREST

THE DAY THEY WERE GOING OUT
TO THE FARM TO ARREST HIM.

IT WAS A RELIEF.

FINALLY WE WERE GOING TO GET
SOME JUSTICE,

FINALLY THINGS WERE
GOING TO HAPPEN.

I HAD THE STORY IN MY MIND.

I KNEW THE MOTIVE,

I KNEW THE MEANS,
I KNEW HOW HE DID IT.

THE PUZZLE PIECES ALL FIT
FOR ME.

I BELIEVED WITHOUT A SHADOW
OF A DOUBT HE WAS GUILTY.

FOUR MONTHS AFTER HIS ARREST,

DALE JOHNSTON GOES TO TRIAL.

THE STATE ALLEGED
THAT DALE JOHNSTON

KIDNAPPED TODD AND ANNETTE
IN DOWNTOWN LOGAN,

FORCED THEM INTO HIS VEHICLE...

TODD! NO!

...AND DALE SHOT THE KIDS
IN THE TRAILER,

TOOK THEM OUTSIDE,
AND BUTCHERED THEM...

THEN LOADED THE BODY PARTS
INTO FEED SACKS

AND SOMEHOW GOT THOSE BODY PARTS
INTO THE RIVER.

THE DEFENSE ARGUES
THAT ALL OF THE EVIDENCE

TAKEN FROM DALE'S PROPERTY
IS CIRCUMSTANTIAL.

NONE OF THE EVIDENCE
THAT THEY HAD RECOVERED

FROM DALE JOHNSTON'S HOUSE WAS
OF ANY EVIDENTIARY VALUE.

SOME OF IT WAS CIRCUMSTANTIAL.

THEY HAD TAKEN A GUN
AND A KNIFE...

...BUT NONE OF THE WEAPONS

THAT WERE RECOVERED
FROM THE SEARCH WARRANTS

MATCHED ANY OF THE EVIDENCE THAT
WAS RECOVERED FROM THE BODIES.

NOTHING THAT THEY TOOK
FROM THE RESIDENCE

OR THE VEHICLES LINKED
DALE JOHNSTON TO THE MURDERS.

EVEN DALE HIMSELF

TAKES THE STAND
TO PROFESS HIS INNOCENCE.

THE VERDICT CAME BACK
AS "GUILTY AS CHARGED,"

AND DALE JOHNSTON WAS
SENTENCED TO DEATH ROW.

WHEN THE GUILTY
VERDICTS CAME DOWN,

HE DIDN'T SHOW ANY EMOTION
THAT I REMEMBER.

HIS ATTORNEYS,
THEIR JAWS DROPPED LIKE "WHAT?"

YOU KNOW, THEY WERE ASTOUNDED --
AS WAS I.

BUT DALE WAS PRETTY STOIC
THROUGH IT.

I BELIEVE DALE SERVED
SEVEN YEARS OF HIS SENTENCE.

THEN, IN A SHOCKING DECISION,

THE COURT OF APPEALS GRANTS HIM
A NEW TRIAL.

HIS CONVICTION IS THROWN OUT.

WITHOUT NEW EVIDENCE

OR THE RESOURCES
TO TRY HIM AGAIN,

THE STATE DECIDES TO DROP
THE CASE.

INSTEAD OF FACING EXECUTION,
DALE JOHNSTON IS NOW A FREE MAN.

AND THE TOWN OF LOGAN
IS OUTRAGED.

THE WOUNDS THAT WERE HEALING --

THE SCAR NEVER GOT A CHANCE
TO BE CREATED.

IT WAS RIPPED OPEN AGAIN.

INVESTIGATORS ARE
BACK TO SQUARE ONE

IN THIS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD CASE.

AND WITH NO OTHER SUSPECTS
TO PURSUE,

THEY'RE FORCED TO TURN
THEIR ATTENTION

TO NEWER, MORE PRESSING CASES.

WE FIGURED JUSTICE
WOULD NEVER BE DONE,

SO I PUT IT IN GOD'S HANDS.

WE FIGURED THAT ULTIMATELY
GOD IS GONNA BE THE JUDGE.

THE MURDERS OF
TODD SCHULTZ AND ANNETTE COOPER

REMAIN UNSOLVED FOR 25 YEARS.

BUT IN THE FALL OF 2007,

A COLD-CASE SQUAD DECIDES TO
TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE MURDERS

THAT HAVE HAUNTED LOGAN
FOR SO LONG.

THEY TRIED TO RELOCATE
ALL OF THE EVIDENCE.

AND THEY WANTED TO START
FROM SCRATCH AND JUST START --

REDOING EVERYTHING, TO MAKE SURE

THAT ALL OF THE QUESTIONS
WERE ANSWERED PROPERLY.

OLD WITNESSES
ARE RE-INTERVIEWED.

NEW WITNESSES COME FORWARD.

AND ONE WOMAN IN PARTICULAR --

A LOGAN NATIVE
NAMED JUDY LINSCOTT --

TURNS THE CASE ON ITS HEAD

DURING A ROUTINE VISIT
TO HER PAROLE OFFICER.

HOW YOU DOING, JUDY?

GREAT.

JUDY GOT INTO TROUBLE
WITH THE LAW WITH MINOR THEFTS

OR DISORDERLY CONDUCTS,

AND SHE WAS PLACED ON PROBATION
THROUGH THE LOCAL COURTS.

BEEN LOOKING FOR A JOB,
JUDY?

DOING THE BEST I CAN.

YOU STAYING CLEAN?

DOING THE BEST I CAN.

WELL, LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE BEEN
STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE.

AND I WANT IT
TO STAY THAT WAY, JUDY.

JUDY'S PAROLE OFFICER

WAS PART
OF THE ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION

INTO TODD AND ANNETTE'S MURDERS.

AND THOUGHT IT'S BEEN YEARS

SINCE HE WAS ACTIVELY INVOLVED
IN THE CASE,

THE GRISLY KILLINGS ARE
NEVER FAR FROM HIS THOUGHTS.

HE TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO TALK
TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS HE COULD

TO SEE IF ANYTHING NEW
WAS COMING UP

WITH THE HOMICIDE AGAIN.

BUT WHEN HE ASKS JUDY LINSCOTT

IF SHE REMEMBERS
ANYTHING ABOUT THE MURDERS,

HE'S STUNNED BY HER RESPONSE.

I MIGHT KNOW
A THING OR TWO.

GO ON.

BACK WHEN THE MURDERS HAPPENED,

JUDY WAS MARRIED
TO KENNY LINSCOTT,

A PETTY CRIMINAL
WHO WAS KNOWN AROUND TOWN

FOR DEALING DRUGS
OUT OF HIS HOUSE.

ACCORDING TO JUDY,

ON THE AFTERNOON
TODD AND ANNETTE WENT MISSING,

PEOPLE WERE IN AND OUT
OF THE LINSCOTT HOUSE,

PARTYING ALL DAY LONG.

YOU REMEMBER WHO?

THE USUAL.

TEX, BILL,
SOME GUY NAMED "CHESTER."

NOW, WHO'S CHESTER?

WHO KNOWS?

ASSUMING HE WAS SOME GUY
I DID DRUGS WITH.

JUDY TELLS HER PAROLE OFFICER
THAT AT ONE POINT,

KENNY AND THE STRANGER
SHE ONLY REMEMBERS AS "CHESTER"

LEFT THE HOUSE.

THEY WERE GONE FOR HOURS,

AND HER HUSBAND, KENNY,
CAME HOME ALONE.

WHEN HE CAME HOME,

HE HAD A BIG OLD CUT
ON HIS ARM,

AND HE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD.

CUT CLEAR TO THE BONE,
I TELL YOU.

I ASKED HIM WHAT HAPPENED,
AND HE SAID, "SHUT IT."

SO I DID.

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ANYONE?

I DID.

BACK IN 1982,

JUDY FOUND KENNY'S CUT
SUSPICIOUS ENOUGH

THAT SHE CALLED THE COPS
TO REPORT IT.

SO HE SHOWED UP
AND HE'D BEEN BLEEDING?

OKAY, I WILL PASS THIS ON
TO A DETECTIVE.

THEY NEVER EXPLORED IT

BECAUSE THEY CONCENTRATED
TOO MUCH ON DALE JOHNSTON.

I MEAN,
THEY EVEN HAD KENNY LINSCOTT

CALLING BEFORE THE BODIES
WERE FOUND

ASKING IF THEY HAD FOUND
ANYTHING,

WHICH I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT
WOULD HAVE BEEN RATHER ODD,

CONSIDERING THAT AT THAT POINT,

THEY HADN'T FOUND
THE BODIES YET.

CAN I GO NOW?

YEAH.

YEAH, JUDY,
YOU CAN GO.

AND JUDY?

THANK YOU.

NOW, 25 YEARS AFTER THE MURDERS,

INVESTIGATORS DECIDE TO TALK
TO KENNY LINSCOTT HIMSELF,

TO SEE WHAT HE REMEMBERS.

KENNY.

KENNY LINSCOTT.

YEAH?

I'M A SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR
WITH THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE.

YOU GOT A MINUTE?
I GUESS.

WHAT'S UP?
LOOK...

KENNY, I KNOW IT'S A --
IT'S A LONG TIME BACK AND...

BUT I HAVE TO ASK YOU
ABOUT ANNETTE AND TODD --

THEM KIDS THAT WAS KILLED
BACK IN '82 IN THE WOODS.

I KNOW WHO THEY ARE.

YEAH.
LET'S...

LET'S TALK ABOUT A PHONE CALL
YOU MADE.

YOU SEE,
IT SAYS YOU CALLED THE COPS

ASKING IF THEY HAD FOUND
ANY BODIES YET.

RIGHT?

WHAT OF IT?

WELL
THAT WAS...

FIVE DAYS
BEFORE THEY WERE FOUND,

AND WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
THEY WERE DEAD YET, KENNY.

SO I GUESS
I'M WONDERING...

WHY DID YOU CALL THE COPS ASKING
IF THEY'D FOUND ANY BODIES?

I GOT NOTHING LEFT
TO SAY TO YOU.

BUT THE DETECTIVE ISN'T DONE
WITH KENNY YET.

HE WANTS TO KNOW MORE
ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS MAN

HE PARTIED WITH THAT DAY,

KNOWN TO HIS EX-WIFE, JUDY,
AS "CHESTER."

DOES THE NAME "CHESTER"
MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU?

WITH FURTHER DIGGING,

THEY DISCOVER THAT "CHESTER"
IS CHESTER McKNIGHT,

A LIFELONG CRIMINAL

WHO WAS KNOWN TO STOP
THROUGH LOGAN FROM TIME TO TIME.

HE WAS MORE FURTHER SOUTH,
DOWN TOWARDS ATHENS, OHIO,

BUT HE HAD STAYED IN LOGAN
ONCE IN A WHILE

AT A PLACE CALLED
"THE ANIMAL HOUSE," WHICH --

IT'S LIKE A FLOPHOUSE
FOR A BUNCH OF DRUG ADDICTS.

IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG
TO TRACK DOWN CHESTER.

CHESTER WAS IN PRISON
FOR HIS THIRD TIME.

HIS THIRD CONVICTION WAS
FOR A CHILD PREDATOR STING.

I HAD NEVER HEARD
OF THE NAME "CHESTER McKNIGHT"

PRIOR TO THIS.

DIDN'T KNOW HIM,
DIDN'T KNOW WHO HE WAS,

DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM.

BUT INVESTIGATORS
ARE ABOUT TO DISCOVER

A LOT ABOUT CHESTER McKNIGHT

AND GET ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

THAT HAVE TORMENTED THE TOWN
OF LOGAN, OHIO,

FOR A QUARTER OF A CENTURY.

BUT THEN WHEN I LAY IN BED
AND EVERYTHING,

YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT IT.

I THINK ABOUT IT.

25 YEARS AFTER
THE MURDER AND MUTILATION

OF TEENAGERS ANNETTE COOPER
AND TODD SCHULTZ,

A NEW TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS HAS
ZEROED IN ON TWO NEW SUSPECTS --

KENNY LINSCOTT,
A NATIVE OF LOGAN, OHIO,

AND CHESTER McKNIGHT,
A DRIFTER WHO WAS KNOWN

TO BE IN LOGAN
ON THE DAY OF THE KILLINGS.

IT BECAME KNOWN THAT CHESTER
WAS PART OF A BURGLARY RING

WHERE HE AND KENNY LINSCOTT
WERE PARTNERS.

NOW IN PRISON
FOR AN UNRELATED CRIME,

INVESTIGATORS PAY HIM A VISIT
AND ASK HIM WHAT HE REMEMBERS

ABOUT THAT SUNNY AFTERNOON
IN OCTOBER OF 1982.

WHAT WAS GOING ON THEN?

WE WAS PARTYING --
DRINKING, DRUGGING.

JUST 24 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME,

CHESTER SAYS HE
AND 21-YEAR-OLD KENNY LINSCOTT

HAD BEEN PARTYING
FOR THE ENTIRE DAY.

WHAT KIND OF DRUGS
ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

POT, LSD,
LITTLE BIT PCP.

AND SO IT CAME
TO A CERTAIN POINT

WHERE YOU GUYS DECIDED
TO LEAVE TOGETHER.

YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS THE REASON
FOR LEAVING?

WHY WERE YOU GUYS LEAVING
TOGETHER?

JUST... TO GET OUT.
OKAY.

GOING STIR-CRAZY.

WE NEVER DID GET
AN EXACT OR DETAILED REPORT

ON WHAT TRANSPIRED THAT EVENING.

BELIEVE MAYBE TODD AND ANNETTE
WERE WALKING,

MAYBE SEEING CHESTER AND KENNY.

WHOO!

LOOK WHO IT IS!

ANNETTE!

AND TODD!

HEY, KENNY.

WHAT ARE YOU TWO
DOING OUT HERE?

WERE JUST GOING OUT
FOR A WALK.

AND WE'RE HEADING HOME.

NAH, NAH!

PARTY'S
JUST GETTING STARTED.

ANNETTE, RIGHT?

CHESTER GOES ON
TO TELL DETECTIVES

THAT HE IMMEDIATELY SET
HIS SIGHTS ON ANNETTE COOPER.

DID YOU... HAVE IT
IN YOUR MIND

TO FORCE HER
INTO SOME KIND OF SEXUAL ACT?

YES.

OKAY.

YOU WANT TO GET HIGH?

NO.

NO,
WE'VE GOT TO GET GOING.

WE GOT TO GO.
ALL RIGHT?

GOT TO GO?

YEAH.

YOU CAN GO
WHEREVER YOU WANT.

SHE'S STAYING HERE.

TODD SCHULTZ
DID EVERYTHING HE COULD

TO PROTECT HIS GIRLFRIEND,

BUT IN THE END,
IT WASN'T ENOUGH.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?

ALL RIGHT.
ANNETTE...

Stop, stop.
...RUN. GO. ANNETTE! JUST GO!

HEAD OVER
TO THAT CLEARING.

Over here.

Now -- let's go.

GO! RUN! RUN!

IN THE FINAL MOMENTS
OF THE CHASE...

WITH THE TWO CRAZED YOUNG THUGS
CLOSING IN,

TODD FINDS HIMSELF STARING DOWN
THE BARREL OF A .22-CALIBER GUN.

NO!

NO!

NO! NO!

NO!
NO!

SHUT HER UP, KENNY!

PLEASE DON'T DO THIS.

NO, NO, NO, NO.
NO.

NO!

NO, NO, NO, NO!

PLEASE!

CHESTER SHOT TODD
SEVERAL TIMES IN THE HEAD.

NO!

KENNY.
NO!

STEP AWAY.

NO!

NO! PLEASE!

AND ACCORDING TO CHESTER,

LEAVING A WITNESS WAS
NOT AN OPTION.

PLEASE! NO!

AT THAT POINT,

THE ONLY THING THAT CHESTER
REMEMBERS WAS THAT KENNY LEFT,

WENT BACK UP TO HIS HOUSE,

CAME BACK WITH A KNIFE
AND A MACHETE,

AND THEY BEGAN DISMEMBERING
THE BODIES.

THE MOTIVE
FOR THE DISMEMBERMENT?

NOTHING MORE
THAN A DRUG-FUELED ATTEMPT

TO GET RID OF THE EVIDENCE.

THESE WERE NOT DONE BY ANYONE WHO
BUTCHERED OR KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING.

THEY WERE HACKED.

CHESTER McKNIGHT PLED GUILTY

AND PLED TO A LIFE SENTENCE
IN THE OHIO PRISON SYSTEMS,

AND THAT'S WHERE HE'LL SPEND
THE REST OF HIS NATURAL LIFE.

AS FOR KENNY LINSCOTT,

HE WAS CHARGED
WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER...

KENNY.
...BUT HE NEVER CONFESSED.

KENNY?

YOU HAVE A RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.

ANYTHING YOU SAY

CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU
IN A COURT OF LAW.

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY.

AND IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD ONE,

WELL, THEY'LL GET ONE
FOR YOU, KENNY.

KENNY'S LAWYER GOT WHAT I CALL
"THE DEAL OF THE MILLENNIUM."

HE GOT
A FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE

REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR
ABUSE OF A CORPSE.

AND THAT'S WHAT
KENNY PLEADED GUILTY TO.

HE HAD ALREADY SPENT
SIX MONTHS IN JAIL

WAITING FOR THIS TRIAL
TO HAPPEN,

SO HE HAD ALREADY SERVED
HIS TIME.

HE GOT TO GO HOME.

KENNY LINSCOTT PASSED AWAY
IN THIS PAST YEAR.

KENNY HAD HAD SOME SURGERY
ON HIS LEGS.

AND ONE MORNING
HE BEGAN TO BLEED.

AND THEY WERE UNABLE
TO REVIVE HIM, AND HE DIED.

HE REAPED WHAT HE SOWED.

THEY WERE INNOCENT VICTIMS.

THEY WERE IN THE WRONG PLACE
AT THE WRONG TIME.

AND I THINK A SEXUAL PERVERT
TOOK ADVANTAGE

OF WHAT SITUATION HE HAD,

AND EVERYTHING GOT OUT OF HAND,

AND IT ESCALATED TO THE POINT

WHERE BOTH TODD AND ANNETTE LOST
THEIR LIVES.

IT'S A BIG WASTE.

IT'S A BIG WASTE OF LIFE.

HE ROBBED TWO YOUNG ADULTS
OF THEIR LIVES.

HE ROBBED TWO FAMILIES
OF THEIR LOVED ONES.

THAT'S WHAT MURDER IS --
IT'S TAKING...

THAT WHICH DOES NOT BELONG
TO YOU

AND TAKING
ALL THAT ANYONE ELSE HAS.