TV Episode | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A teenager confesses to shooting a classmate, but claims it was an accident. Detectives also discover that he was responsible for a similar shooting two years earlier, but the records are sealed.
Based on the Rod Matthews case. In 1986, Rod Matthews, a 14-year-old boy in Massachusetts, planned and carried out the premeditated bludgeoning death of a classmate, 14-year-old Shaun Ouillette. For months, after having watched the film "Faces of Death," Matthews had bragged to other classmates that he wanted to know what it would be like to kill someone. Matthews invited Ouillette to his home to play pool and then suggested that they go to the woods to build a fort. (Matthews later told his friends that he had picked Ouillette because he had no friends.) Matthews instead took Ouillette into an abandoned warehouse and told Ouillette that he planned to set off some fireworks there. However, when they arrived, Mathews attacked Ouillette with a baseball bat. Later Matthews bragged to his friends and showed some of them Ouillette's body, threatening them if they told anyone. During the police investigation into Ouillette's disappearance, all evidence pointed to Matthews. During three separate police interviews, he denied having any knowledge of Ouillette's whereabouts. In a fourth interview, he admitted that Ouillette had come to his house but indicated that the missing boy had run away from home. Meanwhile, one of Matthews friends who had seen Ouillette's dead body wrote an anonymous tip to the police. Acting on this tip, investigators found Ouillette's body and arrested Mathews, who went to trial and was found guilty of the murder. [As of 2019, Rod Matthews is still in prison for the murder.]
The forensic technician describes the handgun found at the crime to Logan and Ceretta. There's no reason for her to do this as they were at the crime and almost discovered the weapon or saw it. as it was being processed for evidence.