Betting Her Life: Susan Wright

May 15, 2010 on CBS at 10:00 PM


It's hard to say what's most horrifying about Jeff Wright's death - the fact that his wife Susan did it, that she stabbed him 193 times, or her claim that it was self-defense. Susan Wright has spent the last six years in a Texas penitentiary reflecti... (more)ng on the bloody end to her marriage and longing to see her children. "There was so much left out of the first trial," says Wright, in an exclusive interview with "48 Hours Mystery." "I wish that my attorneys would have worked a little harder... I left my life in their hands and I trusted them." During the sometimes theatrical 2004 trial, prosecutors went so far as to bring the couple's bed into court in order to paint Susan Wright, a former exotic dancer, as a cold-blooded killer who lured her husband to bed, tied him up, then brutally murdered him and dumped the body in a hole that he himself had dug for a home improvement project. Richard Schlesinger reports for "48 Hours Mystery: "Betting Her Life".

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