48 Hours examines the 1996 murder of Kent Leppink near Hope, Alaska. He was found off a desert road having been shot three times at point blank range. Police arrest and convict his stripper fiancé Mechele Hughes and his roommate John Carlin due to a letter Kent wrote saying that, if he was murdered, they were responsible.
48 Hours updates their story on the 1996 murder of Kent Leppink near Hope, Alaska. Police originally convicted Mechele Hughes and John Carlin of the crime, but Carlin was killed prior to his appeal. With his case thrown out, Mechele Hughes has been released on bail pending a retrial.
48 Hours investigates whether there is a serial killer operating in Long Island. It examines the disappearance of escort Shannan Gilbert and how the search for her led police to the bodies of four other woman wrapped in burlap bags. Police believe that they are the victims of a serial killer, but surprisingly the disappearance of Shannan Gilbert may not be related to the killings.
48 Hours updates the case of Ryan Ferguson who was convicted of the murder of newspaper sports editor Kent Heitholt. After two witnesses admit to lying in court about the murders, the conviction against Ferguson is vacated and he is released from prison after spending almost a decade behind bars.