A FOOTBALL HERO IS USED TO GETTING EVERYTHING HE WANTS, BUT DID HE WANT THE MURDER OF HIS PREGNANT WIFE?
TWO LEGAL TITANS BATTLE IT OUT TO FIND THE TRUTH
48 HOURS MYSTERY ON SATURDAY, DEC. 6
In Texas football is an institution where a gifted athlete is a star. In the town of Katy, David Temple was just that. The celebrated defensive linebacker at his high school, Temple went on to attend college on a football scholarship, where he became known as "The Temple of Doom." As an athlete Temple got everything he desired and his success on the field was mirrored by his success off the field, when he became a football coach with a beautiful wife Belinda an adorable son and a new baby on the way. But when his pregnant wife was murdered in their home, Temple's picture perfect life began to unravel. This hometown hero seemed to indeed get what he wanted, including a blond bombshell with whom he was having an affair.
With a lack of physical evidence linking Temple to the crime, years passed with no new developments, until 2004 when Scott Peterson was convicted of killing his pregnant wife in a trial that captured the nation's attention. The similarities in both murders gave authorities a renewed confidence in their circumstantial case and David Temple was now facing the fight of his life.
With tough-as-nails prosecutor Kelly Siegler determined to see justice and Houston's top defense attorney, Dick DeGuerin representing Temple, the passion on each side was palpable. And as the high-powered lawyers clashed The State vs. David Temple was shaping up as a personal battle between these legal titans to find the truth.
Did this small-town football hero murder his beloved pregnant wife?
Richard Schlesinger reports on 48 HOURS MYSTERY: "The Guessing Game," Saturday, Dec. 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This broadcast is produced by Gail Zimmerman and Jenna Jackson. Judy Tygard is the senior producer and Al Briganti is the executive editor. Susan Zirinsky is the executive producer.