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It was a crime that rocked an idyllic seaside town in Cape Cod -- the 2002 murder of Christa Worthington, found stabbed to death with her 2-year-old daughter, unharmed at her side. What came next was a three-year search for her killer that would involve unorthodox steps by police, a lengthy list of potential suspects, and an entire town under suspicion. Christa's trash collector, Christopher McCowen, would eventually be convicted of the crime, but his trial would raise questions about the evidence, investigative methods, and whether racial prejudice played a role. Now, ABC Radio and "20/20" take a look at all the evidence and for the first time ever, hear directly from Christopher McCowen, to examine whether the right man is behind bars.

A Killing On the Cape ABC News

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    • 4.4, 3.8K Ratings

It was a crime that rocked an idyllic seaside town in Cape Cod -- the 2002 murder of Christa Worthington, found stabbed to death with her 2-year-old daughter, unharmed at her side. What came next was a three-year search for her killer that would involve unorthodox steps by police, a lengthy list of potential suspects, and an entire town under suspicion. Christa's trash collector, Christopher McCowen, would eventually be convicted of the crime, but his trial would raise questions about the evidence, investigative methods, and whether racial prejudice played a role. Now, ABC Radio and "20/20" take a look at all the evidence and for the first time ever, hear directly from Christopher McCowen, to examine whether the right man is behind bars.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Henry37 ,

Try too hard to make The killer seem like he may be innocent

Anyone with half a brain can see that the have the right person in jail for this crime. The host seems afraid to state the obvious. Christa would not have had sex on the floor with the garbage man she just met. It’s clear he did it. So while this is a interesting podcast it doesn’t raise any new questions.

lalalauren27 ,

female author is unbearable

i almost turn it off every time this woman starts talking.

Stretchurmind ,

Bonus episode

There was mention of a bonus episode - was there one?

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