- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
She led a double life--twice. The second time, she didn't get away with it.
At 6:08 a.m. on February 1st, 1988, the police in Durham, North Carolina got the call that a man had been shot. Barbara Sanger told the officers the gun her husband kept under his pillow accidentally fired and shot him in the head. According to shocked friends, coworkers and family members, Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and Christian.
AMERICAN JUSTICE recounts how the facts of the shooting emerged. It became clear Sanger was not the gentle, caring woman she seemed. The investigation showed that the accident was really a cold-blooded murder--and not Barbara's first. Barbara's first husband also died of a gunshot wound. As a young, bored, suburban housewife, Sanger went shopping for expensive clothes, luxury cars, and extramarital affairs. She feared her husband would discover her darker side, so she bought a gun and shot him in the middle of the night. While the detective assigned to the first shooting continued to investigate Barbara, he was thwarted by his own department, which was wary of attracting controversy during an election year. Ten years later, his suspicions were proved correct with a second tragedy.
Testimony from investigators, officers and lawyers involved in the case helps tell the BARBARA STAGER STORY.