Lethal Love: "We Believe Our Son's Girlfriend Killed Him"
In March 2013, Bob’s 20-year-old son, Chris, died of an accidental overdose, but Bob and his wife, Sallie, say they’re convinced Chris’ girlfriend, Toni, is responsible. Toni denies having anything to do with Chris’ death and is instead pointing the finger at Sallie and Bob. Tensions run high when Toni, alongside her father, faces Bob and Sallie for the first time in more than a year. What happened to Chris that night? Plus, hear from Chris’ childhood friend, Hans, who says Chris had a secret that might have cost him his life. Can these families stop blaming each other and move forward in forgiveness?
Anger and AccusationsIn 2013, just a few weeks before his 21st birthday, Chris was found dead from an overdose of Fentanyl — a drug that is 100-times more potent than heroin and on the rise in suburban areas.
Bob and his wife, Sallie, claim Chris was partying with his girlfriend, Toni, that night — and they blame her for getting Chris hooked on drugs and failing to inform them about Chris’ overdose, until it was too late. “Toni is the only one who could have prevented my son’s death,” Bob says. “Toni knew right where Christopher was, and she lied to us.”
“She’s not innocent,” Sallie says. “She’s guilty of negligence.”
Toni denies having anything to do with Chris’ death or drug use and accuses Bob of killing his son — an allegation Bob vehemently denies. “I believe that Bob or Sallie poisoned Chris,” she says, adding that she believes Bob is pointing the finger at her as a deflection.
Toni faces Bob and Sallie for the first time in 17 months.