True Crime Fans Are OBSESSED With Netflix’s ‘The Staircase’

Chilling to the bone...

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

27 May 2018

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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We know that a lot of you are really into Netflix, as well as True Crime documentaries…

So! Naturally, you’re going to get obsessed with their new documentary and binge-watch it all. 

The show is called The Staircase and the trailer is chilling to the bone. 

The mystery is spread out over 13 episodes and it’s all a book inside a case that divided all of America. 


It follows the story of that began when, in 2001, author Michael Peterson called 911 to say that his wife Kathleen had fallen down a set of stairs early in the morning.


Foul play was suspected by the police and so they launched a huge investigation into her death. 

Peterson was then charged with murder and a LOT of information came to light during his trial. 

The autopsy of his wife revealed that instead of suffering from a fall, she suffered a fracture of the thyroid neck cartilage and seven lacerations to the top and back of her head, consistent with blows from a light, yet rigid object.


A gift from the victim’s sister, a custom-made fireplace poker, was missing when the police searched the home. 

Peterson’s lawyers argued against these allegations and rumours he was having an affair, saying the death was not the result of murder. While the investigation was happening, similarities between Kathleen's death and Elizabeth Ratliff's, a friend of the Petersons who died in Germany in 1985, who had been found at the foot of stairs with head wounds.    


Michael was the last to have seen her alive…. 

The Staircase gives an insight into everything that was happening inside the family before and after the trial, so if you’re a true crime mystery-solver, then get in on this...


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