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A Death in St. Augustine 

From PBS and Frontline: On the night she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, Michelle O'Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was her ... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Jeremy Banks ...
Himself - Deputy (archive footage)
Patty O'Connell ...
Herself - Michelle's Mother
Brad King ...
Himself - State Attorney, Florida
Walt Bogdanich ...
Himself - New York Times
Peter De Forest ...
Himself - Forensic Scientist
Vernon Geberth ...
Himself - Former NYPD Homicide Commander
Ciara Morris ...
Herself - Michelle's Friend
Jennifer Crites ...
Herself - Michelle's Sister
Michelle O'Connell ...
Herself - Victim (archive footage)
Debra Maynard ...
Herself - Former Sheriff's Deputy
Tom Quintieri ...
Himself - Lieutenant (voice)
Mike Plott ...
Himself - Deputy (voice)
Jessica Hines ...
Herself - Detective (voice)
Angela Hosford ...
Herself - Officer (voice)
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From PBS and Frontline: On the night she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, Michelle O'Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was her boyfriend's semi-automatic service pistol. The sheriff's office called it suicide, but was it? FRONTLINE and The New York Times investigate this death of a young, single mother, and what can go wrong when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks. Written by Anonymous

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26 November 2013 (USA)  »

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Disturbing on several levels.
16 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This installment of PBS's "Frontline" is about a death that occurred in St. Augustine, Florida a few years ago. A young woman was found dead of a gunshot wound and it was almost immediately assumed to be a suicide--even though there was ample reason to believe she'd been murdered. Heck, she's even told folks that she thought her boyfriend might kill her AND that she was planning on breaking up on him the very day she was found dead!! So why wasn't he arrested? Perhaps it is because he's a deputy working for the local police department! Considering the way that the department acted and the way the filmmakers present their findings, it makes for a damning and very disturbing case. It's disturbing because of the nature of the killing (and some of the photos are very hard to see) and because you don't want to think that your own police force might help to cover up a murder! All in all, very well made and very sad.


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