The staircase follows the trial of Michael Peterson, over the death of his wife Kathleen.
Kathleen was found by Michael at the bottom of the staircase, in their family home. There was a lot of blood over the scene and it brought out questions or if this was an accident or murder.
The police arrest Micheal as they deem the cause of death to be murder as the medical examiner out cause of death to blunt force trauma to the back of Kathleen’s head.
The documentary follows Michael and his family thought out the trial. The whole story spans over 15 years from 2001 to 2017.
I found this to be a documentary where you were just unsure of the guilt of Michael. One minute you thought maybe he could have done it, the next you think I actually hope he didn’t do it.
You get a good look of his family life and his children sticking by him throughout the ordeal. Micheal seems like a genuine person very family orientated, of course all looks can be deceiving.
The documentary did seem quite biased towards Michael and showing him constantly in the best light but of course that could have a,ways been generally him.
Seeing the stress and toll the whole situation took on him and his family you do feel sorry for him in the sense of why 15 years just let the man get on.
The wrong doings of the police department is awful and even makes me question whether I would trust them in a court case. Misleading evidence potentially hiding evidence. Looks somewhat dodgy to me.
If you want my honest opinion which some people will probably disagree with, is I don’t think Michael did do it, there’s a possibility he may have done this accidentally. But I don’t think he would have wanted to murder his wife. I mean I could be completely wrong and Michael be a very good liar, but I just don’t see it.