Christmas Eve, 1980. An L.A. cop is shot dead at a convenience stor, and the city is horrified. Soon after, a drifter is arrested who confesses to the shooting. Case closed, or so everyone thought.
A month later in New Mexico, a woman tells police that William Mothershed, her boyfriend and a model student at the New Mexico Institute of Technology, admitted to the murder. Detectives interview him as a formality...but to their shock and surprise, Mothershed confesses.
Who is the real killer? And why would two men, unknown to each other, confess to the same crime? Experienced crim writer Stephen J. Rivele chronicles the case that shocked a nation...The Mothershed Case.