Tonight Saturday (January 13, 2024) “CBS 48 Hours” A newsmagazine that focuses on a single story per episode, told from a number of perspectives by a group of correspondents.
The January 13 2024 edition of “CBS 48 Hours” starts at 10PM ET/PT on CBS. On March 2, 2018, intruders entered the home of wealthy jewelers Ted and Corey Shaughnessy in Austin, Texas. A gunfight left 55-year-old Ted Shaughnessy dead. Investigators at first wondered if it was a random attack, a robbery gone wrong or a targeted assassination. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports on the case in 48 HOURS: “Shootout at the Shaughnessys’”
Something about the crime scene just didn’t sit right with investigators.
“This was not a stranger,” says Amy Meredith, who was an assistant district attorney at the time of the murder. “This was not a stranger killing.”
Once investigators dug deeper, they learned their hunches were correct. It was not a random robbery but rather a plot involving the Shaughnessys’ son Nicolas and his wife, Jaclyn Edison, to have his parents killed. Police had evidence that included text messages between them, which appeared to be a discussion about paying for a hit. Soon after, Nick Shaughnessy and two alleged hit men were charged with capital murder.