DID ONE FAMILY'S SECRETS LEAD TO A HUSBAND'S VIOLENT
MURDER?, ON "PRIMETIME: CRIME," SEPTEMBER 4 ON ABC
And: Mary Fulginiti Examines Whether the Police's
Own Video Can Backfire on Law Enforcement
Amy and Bob Bosley and their two children, Trevor and Morgan, formed a portrait of the perfect loving family. The couple ran a million-dollar business, had sports cars, horses, a private plane and a 50-foot luxury boat. They even owned a 35-acre estate where they planned to build a dream house. In their small community of Campbell County, KY, they were known not only for their fortune but also for their good nature. But early one spring morning Amy Bosley frantically called a 911 dispatcher: "Someone is breaking into my house� oh my God, he shot my husband!" When police arrived at the Bosleys' cabin, they found a horrible scene: the back door broken in, shattered glass everywhere and 42-year-old Bob Bosley shot to death. Detective Dave Fickenscher tells ABC's Mary Fulginiti that the scene of the murder was very bloody. "You could see bullet holes everywhere. He was hit seven times
-- that's a violent death." Family and friends wondered who could commit such a grisly murder, especially against someone as popular as Bob Bosley. Mary Fulginiti investigates on "Primetime: Crime," TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Authorities launched a manhunt, but the trail quickly turned cold. The most distinctive thing Amy remembered about the intruder was that he smelled bad. As police pressed her for information, another side of Bob emerged. Amy told authorities that her husband kept secrets from her. Close friends revealed that Bob had enemies, including disgruntled former employees and business rivals. Bob also had a reputation as a ladies' man and loved to party on his boat at Lake Cumberland. According to Amy, he would disappear to the lake alone for days at a time. While police were investigating whether Bob's life at the lake played a role in his death, they uncovered another surprising secret that eventually helped them solve the murder.
And: From high speed chases to traffic stops gone wrong, police confrontations have become one of the biggest spectator sports on the web. Mary Fulginiti reports that these videos, recorded by police to aid law enforcement, have started to backfire, igniting controversy and even resulting in the indictment and prosecution of officers. "Primetime" examines several high profile cases that at first seem to be straightforward, but questions are raised upon further investigation about whether seeing is believing and if excerpts online provide enough information to make a sound judgment -- like the case of an unarmed 41-year-old man who, after being reported to authorities for disturbing the peace, was beaten in a restaurant parking lot and died shortly after. How is it possible that police were found to have acted appropriately? And did five deputies restrain an intoxicated young woman so violently that she passed out? Was it criminal to have used so much force? Police actions that seem so obvious to the eye can be taken out of context, and often are, police tell ABC News. They say the public may not understand the circumstances leading up to an incident, nor do they understand what the law says � they say we've become judge and jury without having all the facts. Fulginiti also sits down with Dr. Lawrence Sherman, who heads up the Center for Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, to help unravel the story behind the stories seen on tape.
David Sloan is the executive producer of "Primetime: Crime."