June 23, 2010
Have you ever been blindsided by tragedy? Dr. Phil shines a spotlight on two horrific stories that shattered families forever.
A Killer in the House
Nick says he was devastated when his father, Michael Nicholaou, shot his stepmother and stepsister and then turned the gun on himself. Now he says he has nightmares about the tragedy and has lost many friends because he is the son of a killer.
Digging for Answers
Michael Nicholaou was a possible suspect in a string of unsolved murders in the Connecticut River Valley in the mid-1980s. Eight years ago, private investigator Lynn-Marie Carty was hired by Nick’s grandmother to find Nick’s biological mother. She disappeared around the same time and place as the Connecticut River Valley serial killings.
Melissa, from Dr. Phil’s Get Real Retreat, says she can relate to the pain Nick is going through. Learn what she says shattered her world forever.
An Emotional Encounter
Jane says she’s still haunted by the events of August 6, 1988. On that date, she was stabbed 27 times while she was seven months pregnant.