Kathleen PetersonIt was 2001’s unfortunate fall down stairs that led to his death. This case has been thoroughly investigated. Colin Firth said that playing her husband, Michael Peterson, in the HBO adaptation of The Staircase was one of the most perplexing roles of his life.

Actor: Vanity Fair it was “very, very hard” to know how to play the widower, saying, “I didn’t always know how to orientate myself.”

Firth was forced to make his own Michael after the questions raised by this case. His version is equally mysterious than Kathleen’s murder. He explained that “I wanted to err towards finding my own interpretation.” “It’s partially because I don’t actually feel that I have the right answers.”

Michael was convicted in 2004 of first-degree killing in the case of Kathleen’s murder. He was then granted a retrial. After years of preparation, the author entered an Alford plea in 2017. This means that he pleaded innocence while acknowledging there was enough evidence for him to be convicted. The sentence was 86 months, and credit for more than 8 years of his time already served.