“E! examines how four women went down the path to murder when the E! Entertainment Special: When Women Kill premieres Wednesday, January 26 at 10pm ET/PT only on E!
The disappearance of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu from her Tracy, California home in 2009 gripped the nation.
This E! special takes a close look at former Sunday School teacher Melissa Huckaby – Sandra’s neighbor and mother of a 5-year-old herself – who eventually admitted to kidnapping and murdering Sandra. Huckaby’s own mother and aunt, who continue to support Melissa, spoke with E! They share the experience of having two families shaken to the core by Huckaby’s actions, and the fact that she was diagnosed with a mental illness only after she was in police custody. Ultimately, Huckaby avoided the death penalty, though she will spend the rest of her life in prison for murdering Sandra Cantu.”
“Susan Wright was a young stay-at-home mother of two from Texas who stabbed her husband Jeffery 193 times before burying his body in a shallow grave at their home. Wright later admitted to the killing as an act of self defense after suffering years of domestic abuse.
She was convicted of murder and initially given 25 years in prison, although her sentence was reduced to 20 years, after an appeal.
E! presents viewers with testimony and footage from the trial, along with insight from all attorneys involved.
Andrea Petrosky is the subject of another tragic story. She was a wife mother of two who grew up in rural Virginia plagued by depression and incapacitating migraines.
In a phone interview with E!, Petrosky talks about being an unhappy child despite being brought up in a loving home, and the unchecked mental illness that led her to have marital affairs, and attempt suicide twice—all before committing the horrifying act of violence that landed her in prison in 2006.
In addition, viewers will hear the chilling 911 call Petrosky made, in which she admitted to killing her only son. Petrosky speaks with E! about her life in prison, and where her relationship stands with her, now adult, surviving daughter. We also go behind bars to hear from Elizabeth Romero, a mother of eight children who was convicted of solicitation of capital murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Don’t miss these terrible, true tales of heartbreak inflicted by seemingly unassuming wives and mothers when “E! Entertainment Special: When Women Kill” premiering Wednesday, January 26 at 10pm ET/PT only on E!”