RICHARD SCHLESINGER - CBS "48 HOURS"
48 HOURS "Honor and Dishonor" airs on Saturday, February 16, 2013 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) On the night of September 10, 2007, Tracy Burke, 30, was at the home of her ex-mother-in-law, Karen Comer, in Rineyville, Kentucky. Tracy was divorcing her current husband, Sergeant Brent Burke, a military policeman at Fort Campbell. The couple was days away from finalizing the divorce; Tracy wanted it, Brent did not. Also in the house that night were Tracy’s three children: Matthew, 9, with her previous husband, and two children with Brent—Eion, 5 and Reagan, just over 2. Sometime in the early hours of September 11, a masked gunman entered the house, and shot Karen Comer and Tracey Burke to death – as well as the family dog. The children were left unharmed, although terrified from hearing their mother and grandmother attacked and killed. Matthew would later told police that they were so scared, they hid for hours. It wasn’t until around 1pm that day, nearly 7 hours after the killings, that Matthew finally called 911. (audio clips available!)
Investigators immediately focused their attention on Brent Burke, but after four civilian trials were unable to convict him – all ending in hung juries or mistrials – military prosecutors in the army’s JAG – Judge Advocate General’s Corps, stepped in to court-martial Burke for the double homicide. No physical evidence linked Burke to the crime, and in addition to having earned his own accolades, Sergeant Burke came from a family of highly-decorated soldiers. How would the army handle prosecuting one of their own? As Major Rebecca Kliem, a criminal law professor at the JAG law school, tells correspondent Richard Schlesinger, “Every soldier takes an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States. And when one of us violates that law, they are in a position to be judged.” 48 HOURS, with unprecedented access, takes a rare, in-depth look into the world of JAG proceedings and military justice. Richard Schlesinger has the story.
CHEF ANTONIA LAFASO
Best known for her appearances on BRAVO’s ‘Top Chef All-Stars” and “Top Chef’ Season 4, Chef Lofaso is one of America’s most beloved chefs. With a lifelong passion for cooking, she is living out her dream and successfully balancing her rapidly growing career and being a single parent. Lofaso’s mom was her inspiration for cooking growing up; she always had a kitchen that allowed her to whip up a delicious meal in minutes; layering ingredients and leftovers to ensure dinner was on the table for both breakfast and dinner. Antonia carried on her mother’s love for cooking in her own kitchen. A year ago, Antonia’s mom was diagnosed with heart disease – they both recognized that while food is to be enjoyed, it was the first step to take action. They now make an effort to cook savory, heart healthy dishes. Lofaso attended the prestigious French Culinary Institute in New York City. She currently serves as Consulting Chef for Black Market Liquor Bar in Los Angeles and is the author of The Busy Mom Cookbook. Chef Lofaso lives in Los Angeles. Chef Antonio will discuss teaming up with the Campbell Soup Company’s Address Your Heart campaign to create heart-smart dishes, share her flavorful tips for heart-healthy cooking and recipes and chat about her career and restaurant.
STEVE EVANS - "THE MOVIE GUY"
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