Medical Detectives Forensic Files Season 8 Ep 34 Web of Seduction

>> Narrator: A MAN WAS DEAD IN A MICHIGAN JUNKYARD. AND THERE WERE NO CLUES OR FORENSIC EVIDENCE AT THE SCENE. BUT COMPUTER FORENSIC EXPERTS FOUND EVIDENCE OF A CRIME THAT HAD EVERYTHING -- SEX, LIES, AND A VIDEOTAPE. HAD EVERYTHING -- SEX, LIES, AND A VIDEOTAPE. ON NOVEMBER 8, 1999, CHUCK MILLER GOT A FRANTIC CALL FROM HIS SISTER-IN-LAW. HIS BROTHER BRUCE WAS MISSING. BRUCE HADN'T COME HOME FOR DINNER, AND HE WASN'T ANSWERING HIS TELEPHONE AT WORK. CHUCK DROVE OUT TO HIS BROTHER'S JUNKYARD TO LOOK FOR HIM. >> THE DOOR WAS SHUT. I OPENED THE DOOR AND WALKED IN AND HOLLERED HIS NAME. HE WOULDN'T ANSWER. AND WE WALKED AROUND THE CORNER OF THE DESK, AND HE WAS LAYING ON THE FLOOR. >> Narrator: BRUCE MILLER WAS DEAD OF A GUNSHOT WOUND TO HIS CHEST. THE TELEPHONE RECEIVER WAS NEAR HIS HEAD. BRUCE NORMALLY KEPT AROUND $2,000 IN HIS FRONT SHIRT POCKET TO MAKE CHANGE FOR HIS CUSTOMERS. THAT MONEY WAS MISSING. THE MOTIVE APPEARED TO BE ROBBERY. >> $2,000 CASH IN THE POCKET WOULD LOOK GOOD TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE AREA. >> WE JUST THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A RANDOM -- SOMEONE JUST WALKED IN AND SHOT HIM 'CAUSE HE ALWAYS KEPT MONEY IN HIS FRONT POCKET AND TOOK THAT MONEY. >> IT JUST APPEARED TO BE ANOTHER ROBBERY, ANOTHER DAY IN FLINT. >> Narrator: CRIMINALISTS FROM THE MICHIGAN CRIME LAB USED ONE-SIDED TAPE TO COLLECT POSSIBLE EVIDENCE FROM BRUCE'S SHIRT. >> THE TAPE LIFT THAT I TOOK FROM THIS PARTICULAR VICTIM ONLY HAD HIS OWN HEAD HAIR ON IT. THERE WAS NOTHING FOREIGN THAT WAS DETERMINED ON THE TAPE LIFT. >> Narrator: AND THERE WERE OTHER SIGNS THAT THIS CRIME SCENE WAS A LITTLE TOO CLEAN. >> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A BUSINESS THAT HADN'T BEEN CLEANED IN PROBABLY SINCE IT OPENED. WE'RE TALKING GREASE, OIL, EVERYTHING THAT LEAVES A GOOD LATENT PRINT, A GOOD BOOT IMPRESSION. >> SO HE KNEW WHAT TO TOUCH, WHAT NOT TO TOUCH, AND MIGHT HAVE EVEN TAKEN OTHER PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN ORDER FOR HIM NOT TO BE FOUND. >> Narrator: IT WAS ALSO TROUBLING THAT BRUCE WAS ON THE PHONE WHEN KILLED. BUT TO WHOM WAS HE SPEAKING? >> NO ONE'S CALLED AND SAID, "I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH BRUCE MILLER, AND I HEARD A GUNSHOT." THERE'S NO LATENT PRINTS, NO BLOODY PRINTS, NO MONEY FALLEN WHERE THEY WERE IN A HURRY TO GET IT OUT, WHY THE POCKET WASN'T RIPPED WHEN THEY'RE TAKING THE MONEY OUT. >> Narrator: BRUCE MILLER WAS 48 YEARS OLD. 6 MONTHS EARLIER, HE MARRIED 28-YEAR-OLD SHAREE, AND HE WAS ABOUT TO ADOPT HER 3 CHILDREN. >> BY ALL ACCOUNTS SEEMED TO BE A VERY HARDWORKING KIND OF MELLOW GUY, WHO TOOK A CHANCE WITH MARRYING SHAREE MILLER AND HER KIDS AND TAKING ON THAT LOAD AS WELL AS HAVING TWO JOBS, WORKING AT GENERAL MOTORS AS WELL AS RUNNING A JUNKYARD. >> Narrator: ACCORDING TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT WAS A HAPPY MARRIAGE. >> SHE WOULD TALK TO THEM AT LENGTH ABOUT BRUCE MILLER, HOW HE WAS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO HER, HOW HE WAS A GOOD LOVER, HOW HER KIDS ENDEARED HIM. THIS WAS AN OLDER GENTLEMAN THAT CAUGHT THE YOUNG WOMAN, AND HE TREATED HER LIKE A PRINCESS. >> Narrator: SHAREE HAD BEEN AT HOME ALL DAY WITH HER CHILDREN AND SEVERAL FRIENDS AND WASN'T CONSIDERED A SUSPECT, BUT SHE HAD A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHO MIGHT BE RESPONSIBLE. SHE TOLD DETECTIVES THAT ONE OF HER FORMER BOYFRIENDS, JOHN HUTCHINSON, OWED HER HUSBAND SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS. >> BRUCE HAD HAD RUN-INS WITH JOHN IN THE PAST, ARGUING OVER HIM STEALING AUTO PARTS FROM THE BUSINESS LATE AT NIGHT, AND THEY ARGUED JUST RECENTLY OVER A SALE OF A $20 TIRE TO JOHN HUTCHINSON'S STEPSON. >> Narrator: HUTCHINSON CLAIMED HE WAS AT HOME ALONE AT THE TIME OF THE MURDER. IT WAS AN ALIBI THAT COULDN'T BE CORROBORATED. IT WOULD TAKE A SECOND DEATH BEFORE DETECTIVES WOULD GET TO THE TRUTH. >> Narrator: JOHN HUTCHINSON EMERGED AS THE KEY SUSPECT IN JUNKYARD OWNER BRUCE MILLER'S MURDER. HUTCHINSON AGREED TO TAKE A LIE-DETECTOR TEST. HE COLLAPSED DURING THE EXAMINATION. >> JOHN HUTCHINSON HAD SOME KIND OF EPISODE, WHERE HE ENDED UP GOING TO THE HOSPITAL, BUT APPARENTLY, HE WAS PRETTY STRESSED OUT BY THIS POLYGRAPH, WHICH HE DID NOT PASS. >> Narrator: BUT POLICE NEEDED MORE EVIDENCE THAN A POLYGRAPH. THE AUTOPSY REVEALED BRUCE HAD BEEN KILLED WITH A 20-GAUGE SHOTGUN. IN A SEARCH OF HUTCHINSON'S HOME, POLICE DIDN'T FIND A 20-GAUGE SHOTGUN, BLOODY CLOTHING, OR THE MISSING MONEY. >> THE FEELING WAS HE HAD PROBABLY DONE IT. WE'VE EXHAUSTED ALL OF OUR LEADS. THIS IS OUR BEST PRIME SUSPECT. WHAT AREN'T WE DOING? WHAT CAN WE DO DIFFERENTLY TO MAKE IT WORK SO WE CAN GET THE TRUTH? >> Narrator: WEEKS WENT BY, THEN MONTHS. THERE HAD BEEN NO NEW LEADS IN THE CASE. BUT SOMETHING UNUSUAL HAPPENED 700 MILES AWAY IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. A FORMER HOMICIDE INVESTIGATOR NAMED JERRY CASSADAY WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME, HIS GUN STILL IN HIS HAND. THERE WAS A BIBLE IN HIS LAP. DIVORCE PAPERS WERE ON HIS DESK AND A REPORT SHOWING HE HAD RECENTLY BEEN TREATED FOR DEPRESSION. IN A TRASH CAN OUTSIDE THE HOME, POLICE FOUND A VIDEOTAPE MARKED "FOR JERRY'S EYES ONLY." IT APPEARED TO BE A HOME VIDEO OF A WOMAN DANCING SEDUCTIVELY. >> DEFINITELY A SEDUCTIVE TOOL, SOMETHING YOU WOULD SEND A GUY THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO SEDUCE. >> Narrator: FRIENDS TOLD POLICE THEY THOUGHT THE WOMAN ON THE TAPE WAS JERRY'S GIRLFRIEND, WHO LIVED IN FLINT, MICHIGAN, AND THAT HER NAME WAS SHAREE. WHEN INVESTIGATORS CALLED POLICE IN FLINT, THEY KNEW JUST WHO THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT. >> IT WAS LIKE GETTING HIT UPSIDE THE HEAD WITH A SUDDEN SHOCK. IT'S, LIKE, "YOU KNOW, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. SHE DUPED ME." >> Narrator: SHAREE MILLER WAS BROUGHT INTO POLICE HEADQUARTERS FOR QUESTIONING. >> SHE CLAIMED THAT SHE DID NOT EVEN KNOW JERRY CASSADAY. >> Narrator: THIS IS AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THE ACTUAL INTERROGATION. >> DID YOU EVER SEND NAKED PICTURES OF YOURSELF TO JERRY? >> NO! >> DID YOU EVER SEND JERRY FILMS OF YOU NAKED? >> NO! FILMS OF ME NAKED? NO, I DIDN'T. >> YOU NEVER SENT THOSE TO JERRY? >> NO, I DID NOT. >> WHEN WE SHOWED HER THAT WE HAD THIS VIDEOTAPE OF HER FOR JERRY CASSADAY, WRITTEN RIGHT ON THE TAPE, "FOR JERRY'S EYES ONLY," SHE WENT FROM NOT KNOWING JERRY CASSADAY TO TURN AROUND, "I KNOW HIM, BUT HE'S CRAZY." >> Narrator: SHAREE SAID SHE MET JERRY CASSADAY IN A COMPUTER CHAT ROOM. >> JUST MESSING AROUND. I MEAN, I MESS AROUND ONLINE ALL THE TIME JUST TO FIGURE OUT SOMETHING NEW TO DO. I MEAN, EVERYBODY DOES IT. >> Narrator: COMPUTER FORENSIC EXPERTS CONFISCATED SHAREE'S COMPUTER AS WELL AS JERRY CASSADAY'S, AND WHAT THEY DISCOVERED INSIDE ANSWERED SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, BUT RAISED MANY OTHERS. >> THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BIZARRE CASES I'VE HANDLED IN THE 10 YEARS I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS SUBJECT MATTER. THERE WAS DECEPTION. THERE WAS A LOVE TRIANGLE. WHENEVER THERE'S AN INTERNET CONNECTIVITY ISSUE THAT RELATES TO A MURDER CASE, OF COURSE IT'S GONNA BE SEXY. >> Narrator: THINGS WERE STARTING TO GET INTERESTING. >> Narrator: POLICE SENT SHAREE MILLER'S COMPUTER AND THE ONE USED BY HER SUSPECTED LOVER, JERRY CASSADAY, TO AN EXPERT IN THE NEW FIELD OF COMPUTER FORENSICS. >> I GET THE STUFF THAT'S BEEN DELETED. I GET THE SPACE THAT'S UNUSED BY THE COMPUTER. I GET EVERYTHING, AND THAT'S WHAT I EXAMINE AS A COMPUTER FORENSIC SPECIALIST. >> SERGEANT POTRAFKA WAS ABLE TO MIRROR THE HARD DRIVE, WHICH MEANS HE KEPT THE HARD DRIVE IN IT'S ORIGINAL FORMAT, BUT MAKES A MIRROR IMAGE OF IT THAT WE AS INVESTIGATORS CAN USE TO DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION ON THERE WITHOUT EVER TAMPERING WITH THE ORIGINAL BEST EVIDENCE. >> Narrator: FORENSIC COMPUTER SPECIALISTS CAN ALSO GAIN ACCESS TO PASSWORD-PROTECTED ACCOUNTS ON A HARD DRIVE. PASSWORDS LOCK DOCUMENTS AWAY FROM ANYONE EXCEPT THE OWNER. INVESTIGATORS EASILY MADE THEIR WAY INTO JERRY'S AND SHAREE'S PRIVATE FILES. >> I BELIEVE WE HAD LIKE 300, 400 BOOKMARKS, FRAGMENTS THAT I HAD FOUND THAT WERE RELEVANT. THERE WERE PROBABLY THOUSANDS OF HITS ON HER NAME ON JUST THE "SHAREE1013." >> Narrator: INVESTIGATORS FOUND INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE ON JERRY'S COMPUTER AND IN HIS PRIVATE PAPERS. IT WAS AN INSTANT MESSAGE CONVERSATION IN WHICH JERRY AND SHAREE DISCUSSED MURDER. >> I'LL CALL BRUCE AT 5:00 P.M. AND TELL HIM TO CALL WHEN HE'S LEAVING. JERRY, I'M SCARED. IS THE GUN LOUD? IT'S DEER-HUNTING SEASON HERE. >> INSIDE WOULD BE BEST, MUFFLED. >> PULL UP TO THE LEFT OF THE BUILDING, RIGHT TO THE DOOR. HE'LL STAY AT THE DESK INSIDE. TAKE HIS WALLET. TAKE THE WHOLE THING. >> THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT, PULL THE CAR UP, I BELIEVE IT WAS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE DOOR OF THE OFFICE TO THE AUTO PARTS PLACE, BECAUSE THEN WHEN YOU OPEN UP THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR OF THE CAR, IT WOULD HELP HIDE A GUN IN YOUR HAND AS YOU STEPPED OUT AND WENT TOWARDS THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BUSINESS. >> POLICE CONFRONTED SHAREE WITH THIS COMPUTER MESSAGE. >> I'M TELLING YOU HERE I HAVE AN E-MAIL THAT LAYS IT OUT RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF ME ABOUT HOW YOU AND JERRY CASSADAY PLANNED HIS MURDER. >> THAT'S WRONG. >> OKAY, WHY WOULD JERRY EVEN THINK ABOUT CHANGING THAT? >> I DON'T KNOW! >> IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, DOES IT? >> I DON'T HAVE A CLUE! IT MAY BE BECAUSE HE WAS MAD BECAUSE I WOULDN'T HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM! >> Narrator: SHAREE SAID THE INSTANT MESSAGES WERE FORGED. OFFICIALS AT A.O.L. CONFIRMED THAT THIS WAS A POSSIBILITY. >> WE FIRST INFORMED THE PROSECUTORS AND INVESTIGATORS THAT THIS IS AN INSTANT MESSAGE THAT MAY NOT BE AUTHENTIC. IT POSSIBLY COULD HAVE BEEN EDITED. BUT I COULDN'T SAY IN FACT IT WAS AUTHENTIC AND DID COME THROUGH THE AMERICA ONLINE SERVICE IN ITS EXACT FORM. >> IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO FORENSICALLY BACK UP THIS INSTANT MESSAGE AND SHOW THAT THERE WAS A RELATIONSHIP AND SHOW HOW SHE GOT JERRY CASSADAY TO KILL HER HUSBAND. >> Narrator: UNDER COURT ORDER, A.O.L. RELEASED INFORMATION REGARDING CASSADAY'S AND SHAREE'S COMPUTER ACTIVITY. A.O.L. VERIFIED THAT JERRY AND SHAREE WERE BOTH SIGNED ONTO THE A.O.L. SERVICE ON THE SAME DAY AT THE SAME TIME AND FOR THE SAME LENGTH OF TIME AS THE INSTANT MESSAGE INDICATED. SHAREE ALSO TOOK STEPS TO COVER HER TRACKS. >> A DAY AND A HALF AFTER THE KILLING OF HER HUSBAND, SHE CALLS AMERICA ONLINE TO CHANGE HER FIRST AND LAST NAME, TO CHANGE HER STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, AND ZIP CODE. AFTER SHE LEARNED OF THE SUICIDE OF JERRY CASSADAY, SHE DID THE SAME THING. >> Narrator: AND JERRY'S HOME COMPUTER SHOWED HUNDREDS OF E-MAILS FROM THE SCREEN NAME, "SHAREE1013," THAT HAD BEEN DELETED. >> THE DATA IS STILL THERE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE COMPUTER NEEDS TO WRITE SOMETHING NEW, AND THE COMPUTER SAYS, "OH, THAT SPOT'S OPEN. I'LL WRITE IT THERE NOW." AND SO THE DATA RESIDES ON THE HARD DRIVE UNTIL IT'S OVERWRITTEN. >> Narrator: AMONG A STACK OF PAPERS ON SHAREE'S COMPUTER DESK, INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE NAME JOHN "OCCONNOR," WHICH WAS MISSPELLED, AND A TELEPHONE NUMBER IN SHAREE'S HANDWRITING. IN THE INSTANT MESSAGE WHICH SHAREE CLAIMED WAS A FABRICATION, JERRY WROTE, "IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO ME, CALL HIM, JOHN OCCONNOR, WITH THE SAME MISSPELLING AND HIS TELEPHONE NUMBER, WHICH WAS ALSO INCORRECT. >> IT CERTAINLY CORROBORATES THE FACT THAT THEY HAD BEEN COMMUNICATING IN THAT INSTANT MESSAGE. >> IT WAS ONE IN TWO QUINTILLION CHANCES THAT THAT ALONE COULD HAVE HAPPENED BY COINCIDENCE. THAT'S 19 0s AFTER THE 2. >> Narrator: THE FORENSIC COMPUTER ANALYSIS ALSO REVEALED THE MOTIVE FOR THE MURDER. IN A MOMENT, HOW SHAREE MILLER MANAGED TO FOOL A SEASONED HOMICIDE INVESTIGATOR. >> Narrator: FORENSIC COMPUTER EXPERTS FOUND PROOF THAT SHAREE MILLER AND JERRY CASSADAY CONSPIRED TO KILL SHAREE'S HUSBAND, BRUCE. >> IT WAS LIKE READING A DIARY OF THE RELATIONSHIP, AND IT SHOWED HER SAYING THINGS TO THIS GUY TO REALLY KIND OF BRING HIS BLOOD TO BOTH A SEXUAL AND EMOTIONAL BOIL, TO REALLY BRING HIM INTO HER AND HER WORLD AS SHE WAS SHOWING IT TO HIM. >> Narrator: ONLY A MONTH AFTER SHAREE'S MARRIAGE TO BRUCE MILLER, SHE MET JERRY CASSADAY IN AN AMERICA ONLINE CHAT ROOM. THE TWO STRUCK UP A FRIENDSHIP. JERRY WAS GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE. SHAREE SAID SHE WAS UNHAPPY, TOO. EVENTUALLY, THEY MET FACE-TO-FACE AND BECAME LOVERS. WHEN THE TWO WERE APART, SHAREE KEPT THE SPARK IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP BY SENDING JERRY EROTIC PICTURES OF HERSELF THROUGH E-MAIL. SHE ALSO RECORDED THE VIDEOTAPE LATER FOUND BY INVESTIGATORS IN JERRY'S TRASH. AT ONE POINT, SHAREE TOLD JERRY SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH TWINS AND THAT JERRY WAS THE FATHER ALTHOUGH SHE HAD HAD HER TUBES TIED YEARS EARLIER. SHAREE E-MAILED A PICTURE OF A POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST SHE HAD TAKEN FROM A FRIEND AND SONOGRAMS OF A FETUS, WHICH WERE ACTUALLY TAKEN FIVE YEARS EARLIER OF HER SON. SHAREE CLAIMED HER HUSBAND, BRUCE, WAS A MEMBER OF ORGANIZED CRIME, A DRUG DEALER, AND WAS PHYSICALLY ABUSIVE TOWARDS HER. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY OF THIS WAS TRUE. SHE CLAIMED BRUCE HAD BEATEN HER SO BADLY THAT SHE MISCARRIED JERRY'S UNBORN TWINS. SHAREE E-MAILED JERRY PICTURES OF HER BRUISED AND BATTERED BODY, A FEAT SHE ACCOMPLISHED WITH MAKEUP. >> THIS WAS A SITUATION WHERE A WOMAN VERY PLODDINGLY AND PURPOSEFULLY CREATED AN ARTIFICIAL UNIVERSE TO CAUSE THIS GUY TO BELIEVE THAT HE WOULD BE DOING THE "RIGHT" THING TO COME AND MURDER BRUCE MILLER. >> HE COULDN'T SEE WHAT THE TRUTH WAS ANYMORE AND WHAT WAS A LIE. HE WAS GONNA BE THE WHITE KNIGHT FOR SHAREE MILLER. HE WAS GONNA KILL THE DRAGON AND CLAIM HIS PROPERTY. >> Narrator: IN AN INSTANT MESSAGE, JERRY AND SHAREE MADE PLANS FOR THE MURDER. SHAREE SAID SHE WOULD KEEP HER HUSBAND ON THE PHONE WHILE JERRY WENT IN TO KILL HIM. TELEPHONE RECORDS CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT HAPPENED. [ GUNSHOT ] JERRY'S EXPERIENCE AS A HOMICIDE DETECTIVE MEANT HE COULD COMMIT THE CRIME WHILE LEAVING NO FORENSIC EVIDENCE BEHIND. JUST A FEW WEEKS AFTER BRUCE'S MURDER, SHAREE DOUBLE-CROSSED JERRY. SHE STOPPED ANSWERING HIS CALLS AND E-MAILS, AND SHE FOUND ANOTHER BOYFRIEND. >> I THINK HE WAS GRIEF-STRICKEN -- "WHAT HAVE I DONE? WHAT HAS SHE LED ME TO DO AND FOR WHAT? SHE DIDN'T GIVE A DARN ABOUT ME." >> Narrator: AMONG JERRY'S PERSONAL PAPERS WAS A SUICIDE NOTE ADDRESSED TO HIS PARENTS. IT WAS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS JERRY STILL BELIEVED MOST OF SHAREE'S LIES. >> "HE BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF HER AND KILLED MY BABY. I'M SORRY, MOM. THESE WERE MY BABIES. I LOVED THEM. I WANTED THEM. I DROVE THERE AND KILLED HIM." >> Narrator: BUT JERRY FINALLY REALIZED HE HAD BEEN USED. >> THERE WAS NO DOUBT, YOU KNOW, JERRY SAID HE DID IT. JERRY DID IT. THERE WAS NO MAKING IT UP. JERRY WASN'T THAT TYPE OF INDIVIDUAL THAT HE'D PULL SOMEBODY'S LEG LIKE THAT, ESPECIALLY IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. HE WASN'T GONNA SHOOT HIMSELF AND THEN LEAVE THIS FOR SOMEBODY IF IT WASN'T TRUE. >> Narrator: IN DECEMBER 2000, SHAREE WENT ON TRIAL FOR MURDER AND CONSPIRACY. THE FORENSIC COMPUTER ANALYSIS WAS THE STATE'S PRIMARY EVIDENCE. >> DID YOU KILL YOUR HUSBAND, BRUCE MILLER? >> NO, I DID NOT. >> DID YOU HELP ANYBODY KILL YOUR HUSBAND? >> NO, I DID NOT. >> DID YOU LOVE YOUR HUSBAND? >> YES, I DID. >> Narrator: SHAREE CONTINUED TO MAINTAIN THE INSTANT MESSAGES WERE A FORGERY. SHE CLAIMED JERRY WAS THE SPURNED LOVER AND DID THIS IN AN ATTEMPT TO FRAME HER. >> SO ARE YOU SAYING THIS ENTIRE INSTANT MESSAGE IS FAKE? >> YES, I AM. >> SO WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THE DISKS AND THE PICTURES ON YOUR BACK AND LEGS AND WHATNOT AND THE BRUISES, YOU NEVER HAD THAT CONVERSATION? >> NO, I DID NOT. >> Narrator: BUT THE FORENSIC COMPUTER ANALYSIS PROVED OTHERWISE AND PROVIDED A POSSIBLE MOTIVE FOR THE MURDER -- MONEY FROM BRUCE'S LIFE-INSURANCE POLICIES AND THE SALE OF HIS JUNKYARD BUSINESS. >> I TOLD MY WIFE THAT I THINK SHAREE'S GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR THINKING THE MONEY SHE'S GONNA GET FROM THIS RIGHT HERE. THAT WAS MY THOUGHT THE NIGHT HE GOT KILLED 'CAUSE SHE WAS THAT KIND OF PERSON, JUST A MONEY-HUNGRY PERSON. >> RIGHT AFTER THE HOMICIDE, SHE RE-DID THE HOUSE. SHE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY. EVEN BRUCE'S MOTHER BOUGHT HER CAR WITH SOME OF THE MONEY THAT WAS LEFT TO HER, SO MONEY MAY HAVE BEEN A MOTIVE. WE DON'T KNOW. >> Narrator: PROSECUTORS DO NOT BELIEVE JOHN HUTCHINSON HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH BRUCE MILLER'S MURDER. IN DECEMBER OF 2000, SHAREE MILLER WAS FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. SHE WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE. >> SHE HAD NO RESPECT FOR THE MAN SHE MARRIED. SHE HAD NO RESPECT FOR MY BROTHER. SHE HAD NO RESPECT FOR HER OWN KIDS TO PUT THEM THROUGH THIS. SHE GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED. >> I'VE SEEN GUNSHOT WOUNDS. I'VE SEEN KNIFE WOUNDS. I'VE SEEN DISMEMBERMENT. I'VE SEEN AXE MURDERS. I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO'VE DRUG PEOPLE BY CARS, KILLED BY AUTOS, BUT I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYONE KILLED BY A COMPUTER. >> Narrator: FOR INVESTIGATORS, THE VERDICT WAS A TRIUMPH OF HIGH-TECH DETECTIVE WORK AND OLD-FASHIONED GUMSHOE INVESTIGATION. >> IF WE HAD BEEN UNABLE TO FIND HARD EVIDENCE TO BACK UP THE PRINTOUTS, THE E-MAILS, THE INSTANT MESSAGES, WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD A CASE. >> BY DOING THE COMPUTER FORENSICS, WE SHOWED THAT MANIPULATION OF JERRY CASSADAY AND WHAT BROUGHT HIM TO KILLING BRUCE MILLER AND THEN TAKING HIS OWN LIFE. >> SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD BEATEN THE SYSTEM. SHE THOUGHT SHE PLANNED THE PERFECT MURDER. SHE THOUGHT THAT THOSE THINGS THAT SHE TYPED IN WOULD NEVER, EVER COME BACK TO HAUNT HER, BUT SHE WAS WRONG.

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