NBC's Dateline at 10 EDT tonight will feature the disappearance of David Jackson and the investigation two decades later that threatened to tear a family apart. Our cover story, "My Father's Bones," won last year's Sigma Delta Chi award for feature reporting. (Yeah, I'm bragging; shut up.)
Barbara Britton, making a rare appearance outside the home where she has been on house arrest since 2010, was in court yesterday to plead guilty as an "accessory after the fact" to the murder of David Jackson, the father of her son, in June 1988.When Judge Raag Singhal declared her guilty, it ended ... More >>
Last June, our cover story My Father's Bones told the sprawling, stranger-than-fiction tale of a son searching for a father who had been killed by the husband of his mother, urged on by her father. Yeah, it's complicated. The victim was David Jackson, whose bones were found buried near the site of t ... More >>
Courtesy of Judy CarlsonCarlson, right, with Barbara Britton, now accused of murder.A few minutes before I met Pembroke Pines Detective Donna Velazquez for the first time, she sent me a text message: "I have asked the victim's mother, Judy Carlson, to join us." We were meeting to discuss the murd ... More >>
BSOBarbara Britton, arrested in 2007, is awaiting trial.This week's feature story tells the staggering, sprawling tale of a young father who was allegedly lured to a hotel and murdered in 1988 before his body was dumped in a shallow grave at the edge of Pembroke Pines. We'd recommend you give it ... More >>
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