7 episodes

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.

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    • 4.4, 4.1K 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
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Nike Noodle ,

Great work!

Great Podcast, well written & presented!

SPOILER ALERT **

Question for investigating team: if Christa told her recent Ex BF never to come to her house unannounced then WHY did he use the excuse to “return a flashlight”. In my opinion, his multiple voicemails proved evident he could not contain himself at home anymore without knowing why christa was ignoring him, prompting him to make an unannounced trip which possibly could have lead him to see Chris leaving or maybe she told him about their encounter. That’s motive to me..

Aidan??? ,

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Great job of using chronological facts. You stuck to this primacy and it worked wonderfully. Great job.

bookieR.P.C ,

It’s funny

Anytime a murder suspect is not white he’s automatically innocent what do they expect if you say you didn’t know her then they find your dna on her your probably going down . Good show though

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