“Dateline” (NBC) can be seen each Friday & Saturday evenings at 8/7 p.m. Saturday’s episode on June 28, 2014 was called, “The Secret Life of the Homecoming Queen.” It garnered 4.44 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.9 in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “MLB Baseball Live” (FOX) grabbed 2.81 overall & 0.5 with adults. “Bet On Your Baby” (ABC) nabbed 2.10 overall & 0.4 with adults.
“Dateline” is an investigative program that covers crime & murder in the United States. Dennis Murphy reported & narrated this episode which first aired back on May 21, 2010.
“The Secret Life of the Homecoming Queen” opened with two former (1980’s) high school sweethearts. They fell in love, married & had four kids. He was a football player & she was the homecoming queen. The town-folk called them, “Ken & Barbie.” He was a deacon at a church & she became a bored house wife. He was then stabbed to death 19 times. Did she want her husband dead so that she could fulfill her sexual needs?
His name was Thad & her name was Michelle. They both went to the prom & married right out of high school. In the small town of Rome, Georgia many people thought Michelle was an evil person. She was raised in a baptist church by her single mother. She was pretty & popular all her life. She fell “hard” for Thad during a high school football game.
They divorced after 5 years of marriage. They still remained friends another four years & then decided to remarry for a second time. Thad devoted his life to God as him & Michelle decided to home school their children. He was then appointed to a deacon position working under a pastor.
Enter Scotty, who was married to Paige & also had several children. They became close friends of Thad & Michelle. She claims that Scotty told her that his wife Paige was jealous of Michelle. Scotty paid a lot of attention to Michelle which she felt was missing in her marriage. Thad decided to become a full-time pastor & Michelle felt she had became second to “God.” So, she began to send sexually explicit emails to Scotty who responded like a love sick school boy.
They started an extremely hot affair & Scotty felt he met his soul mate. During a church road trip, him & Michelle got together to plan their future. She asked Scotty to tell Thad about their affair because she was afraid Thad would get physically violent. Thad ended up being stabbed to death 19 times. The investigation eventually led to Scotty.
You can watch the 2-hour episode of “The Secret life of the Homecoming Queen” at the website called, “TV News Archive.” (Click the first video on the left & it will start. Then, click the next video on the right & it will automatically move right).