True Crimes s01e06
Titre original : Stephanie Slater
This week, Stephanie Slater tells her own harrowing story of how she was abducted from an empty house and held for eight terrifying days in a makeshift coffin in 1992.
Journalists and those close to the investigation reveal how Stephanieʼs abduction made headline news. The 25-year-old estate agent had just disappeared and no one had a clue what had happened to her.
Her captor was a disturbed one-legged man named Michael Sams, who intended to hold her for ransom. In gripping detail, she reveals how she endured painful days and nights in the back of his grubby workshop, where she was raped, tortured and forced to lie in a bin for up to 23 hours a day.
Stephanieʼs traumatic ordeal finally came to a head when Sams carried out his elaborate plot and received a £175,000 ransom. The police eventually tracked him down and brought him to justice, but some of the money has never been recovered. Stephanie went through hell but in one respect she was lucky – she was fortunate enough to be able to tell her tale.