ABC News Studios has announced details on a brand new 20/20 documentary, “Girl Scout Murders”, which will tell the story of three elementary school Girl Scouts were murdered on their first night at summer camp in 1977, a shocking crime that turned Locust Grove, Oklahoma, upside down and catapulted the small town into the national spotlight.
In a new “20/20,” ABC News senior national affairs correspondent Deborah Roberts reports on the case, unpacking the evidence that originally pointed authorities to convicted rapist Gene Leroy Hart. Family and police were shocked when the jury found Hart not guilty, and he returned to prison to serve time for previous crimes, only to die of a heart attack months later. Forty-five years later, a new sheriff looked at old evidence with state-of-the-art DNA analysis to explore one of the most notorious cases in Oklahoma history.
The two-hour program includes interviews with Sheri Farmer and Bo Farmer, parents of victim Lori Farmer; Bettye Milner, mother of victim Denise Milner; Carla Wilhite and Susan Emery, camp counselors who were at the camp on the tragic night; Mayes County Sheriff Mike Reed, who worked on the case; journalists Mike Boettcher and Michael Wheat, who originally reported on the case; acclaimed actress Kristin Chenoweth, who shares a personal connection to the case and others.
“20/20” airs on Friday, 4th November 2022 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC, and will be available the next day on Hulu. No international release has yet been announced for Disney+. However, many 20/20 documentaries are released on Disney+ eventually.
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