Oct 27, 2009
Season 5 Episode 10
Meet two women who tried to leave their controlling husbands, and wound up paying dearly for it. Amy Jones married her high school boyfriend, Chris Rezos. Over time, Chris became increasingly controlling, leading Amy to ask for a divorce. Around this time, Chris attacked Amy, bludgeoning her with a flashlight and attempting to choke and drown her. She survived. Three weeks later, while out of jail on bond, Chris hid in Amy's car and shot her twice in the head. Miraculously, she survived again. Amy is now a domestic violence spokeswoman. After Jessica Lenahan’s emotionally abusive former husband, Simon, tried to hang himself in front of their children, Jessica decided to leave him. Despite a restraining order against him, Simon picked up their three daughters without permission. Jessica called the police several times over the next ten hours to beg them to find her girls, but the police declined. At 3:20 AM, Simon drove to the police station and began to shoot into the building with a semiautomatic gun. Police returned fire, and killed Simon. When they looked into his car they found the bodies of all three daughters. Simon had shot each of them in the head. Believing that the police department acted negligently, Jessica brought her case to the U.S Supreme Court for the right to sue for not enforcing the restraining order, but she was denied. She is now arguing her case in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. And, Drew Peterson has been making headlines since October 2007, when his fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared. Her disappearance led investigators to re-open the case of Peterson’s ex-wife Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in her bathtub in 2004. Although the death was initially ruled an accident, a second autopsy revealed it to be a homicide. Peterson has now been charged with her murder. Anna Doman and Cassandra Cales, Kathleen and Stacy’s sisters, tell us about their sister and what life with Drew Peterson was like.