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Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.

Location:

United States

Genres:

True Crime

Description:

Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing… Dateline Originals

1/29/2024
Hey, Dateline fans! As a bonus, we’re sharing a trailer with you for our brand-new podcast feed, called “Dateline Originals.” “Dateline Originals” is a podcast destination to discover and binge more than a dozen true crime mini-series told as only Dateline can. It includes award-winning series like “The Thing About Pam,” “Mommy Doomsday,” “Motive for Murder” and so many more. Epic stories of secrets, betrayal, and murder. Follow now to listen to “Dateline Originals” completely free. Or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts for ad-free listening: https://link.chtbl.com/do_fd

Duration:00:01:25

Special sneak peek of “Morrison Mysteries”

12/11/2023
Hey, Dateline fans! As a bonus, we’re giving you a special preview clip from season 2 of our podcast Morrison Mysteries. This season, Keith Morrison is taking us to Victorian England for Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. If you like what you hear, just search “Morrison Mysteries” for the full story or click here: https://link.chtbl.com/mms2_fdlw

Duration:00:04:08

Keith Morrison reads “A Christmas Carol”

12/7/2023
Hey Dateline fans! As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for season 2 of our podcast Morrison Mysteries… Each season, Keith Morrison takes listeners on a captivating ride through some of the most suspenseful and chilling works of fiction you’ll ever hear. Haunting stories of ghosts, love triangles, jealousy and rage – and now in the spirit of the holidays, he’s taking us to Victorian England for Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. You can hear Keith’s rendition of the story on Monday, December 11, completely free. Just search “Morrison Mysteries” to follow now or click here: https://link.chtbl.com/mms2_fdtw

Duration:00:02:01

Dateline presents: Mortal Sin

12/5/2023
Hey, Dateline fans! As a bonus, we’re giving you a special preview clip of our new podcast series Mortal Sin. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Josh Mankiewicz tells a twisted tale about a seemingly perfect couple, sex, lies, religion…and murder. If you like what you hear, you can listen to the first 2 episodes now for free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to get access to new episodes 1 week early. Subscribers can also listen to all Dateline podcasts ad-free: https://link.chtbl.com/mtlsin_fdlw

Duration:00:03:59

Introducing: Mortal Sin

11/28/2023
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Mortal Sin, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline. Dawn and Nick Hacheney are the perfect couple: spiritual, loving, and devoted to the church where Nick is a pastor. When Dawn is killed in a house fire the day after Christmas, the pastor and his flock are devastated. What few knew at the time was the dark prophecy that foretold it... Follow now to get the first two episodes on December 5th completely free, or you can subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to start listening now, ad-free: https://link.chtbl.com/mtlsin_fdtw

Duration:00:02:18

Morrison Mysteries

10/23/2023
Hey, Dateline fans! As a bonus, we’re giving you a special preview clip of our new podcast series Morrison Mysteries. Keith Morrison takes you on a captivating ride through some of the most suspenseful and chilling works of fiction you’ll ever hear. Get ready for haunting stories of ghosts, love triangles, jealousy and rage. Since it’s Halloween, we’re starting with Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Travel with us to a haunted town in New York, where some say the Headless Horseman rides to this day... If you like what you hear, you can listen to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow now for free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to listen ad-free. https://link.chtbl.com/mm_fdlwk

Duration:00:04:14

Introducing Morrison Mysteries

10/13/2023
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Morrison Mysteries, an all-new original podcast from Dateline… Keith Morrison takes you on a captivating ride through some of the most suspenseful and chilling works of fiction you’ll ever hear. Get ready for haunting stories of ghosts, love triangles, jealousy and rage. And since it’s almost Halloween, we’re starting with Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Travel with us to a haunted town in New York, where some say the Headless Horseman rides to this day... Follow Morrison Mysteries to listen to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Monday October 23, completely free: https://link.chtbl.com/mm_fdtlwk

Duration:00:02:15

BONUS: Murder in Apartment 12

9/26/2023
Hey, Dateline fans! As a bonus, we’re giving you a special preview clip of our new podcast series Murder in Apartment 12. Keith Morrison is back with the story of Nona Dirksmeyer, a young beauty queen who was tragically murdered just days before her 20th birthday. If you like what you hear, you can listen to the first 2 episodes now for free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts. Subscribers get early access to new episodes and can listen to all Dateline podcasts ad-free https://link.chtbl.com/miat_fdlw

Duration:00:03:44

Introducing: Murder in Apartment 12

9/19/2023
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Murder in Apartment 12, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. The story starts with Nona Dirksmeyer, a young beauty queen. Smart and talented, her future is bright. But just days before her 20th birthday, Nona is murdered in her apartment. Police quickly decide their primary suspect is the young man who found her – her boyfriend, Kevin. After all, his bloody palm print is at the crime scene. Case closed? Not by a long shot. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Keith Morrison tells the story of three trials, two suspects, and one small town where things are not always what they seem. Follow now to get the first two episodes on September 26 completely free, or you can subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to listen now, ad-free: https://link.chtbl.com/miat_fdtw

Duration:00:03:33

What happened to Nevaeh Kingbird? | Dateline: Missing in America

5/31/2023
We’re sharing a special preview of the second episode of an all-new season of Dateline: Missing in America. Dateline’s Andrea Canning tells the story of Nevaeh Kingbird, a 15-year-old girl who left her family’s house in Bemidji, Minnesota in 2021 and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Listen carefully to the details, descriptions and clues offered by family, friends and investigators. Something you hear might jog a memory that could help authorities crack a case. Follow Dateline: Missing in America and listen now: https://link.chtbl.com/mias2_fdlw

Duration:00:02:18

What happened to Kent Jacobs? | Dateline: Missing in America

5/30/2023
We’re sharing a special preview of the first episode of an all-new season of Dateline: Missing in America. Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz tells the story of Kent Jacobs, a 41-year-old man with a developmental disability who went for a walk near his mother’s home in Hope Mills, North Carolina in 2002 and never returned. Each of the six episodes will focus on one person’s story, as told by those left behind. Listen carefully to the details, descriptions and clues offered by family, friends and investigators. Something you hear might jog a memory that could help authorities crack a case. Follow Dateline: Missing in America and listen now: https://link.chtbl.com/mias2_fdlw

Duration:00:03:34

An all-new season of ‘Dateline Missing in America’

5/23/2023
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Season 2 of Dateline: Missing in America. The chart-topping podcast series is back with a brand-new season and brand-new cases. Are you the key to solving a mystery? Correspondents Josh Mankiewicz, Andrea Canning and Keith Morrison report on perplexing missing person cases brought to Dateline’s attention by our social media followers. Each episode focuses on one person’s story, as told by those left behind. Listen carefully to the details, descriptions and clues offered by family, friends and investigators. Something you hear might jog a memory that could help authorities crack a case. You can listen to the first two episodes of Dateline: Missing in America season 2 here: https://link.chtbl.com/mias2_fdlw

Duration:00:01:59

Special Preview: New episode of Tiffany Dover Is Dead* Podcast

4/10/2023
As a preview for The Thing About Pam listeners, here’s a sneak peek from a special new episode of Truthers: Tiffany Dover Is Dead*, an NBC News podcast about misinformation and conspiracy theories. Nine months after the series ended without landing an on-the-record interview with its subject, Tiffany Dover speaks out for the first time. In this clip, she shares her side of the story and why we haven’t heard from her until now. Follow the podcast to listen to this episode or catch up on the whole story: https://link.chtbl.com/ttdisbe_fd

Duration:00:06:49

BONUS: The Girl in the Blue Mustang

3/14/2023
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing a special preview of The Girl in the Blue Mustang, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. When 18-year-old Michelle O’Keefe is found murdered in her shiny new blue Mustang in a California park and ride, investigators encounter a confusing crime scene and a witness who seems to know too much. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Keith Morrison takes us to the High Desert outside Los Angeles for a story featuring twists,...

Duration:00:04:54

Introducing: The Girl in the Blue Mustang

3/7/2023
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for The Girl in the Blue Mustang, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. When 18-year-old Michelle O’Keefe is found murdered in her shiny new blue Mustang in a California park and ride, investigators encounter a confusing crime scene and a witness who seems to know too much. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Keith Morrison takes us to the High Desert outside Los Angeles for a story featuring twists,...

Duration:00:02:14

Introducing Letters from Sing Sing

2/20/2023
As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Letters from Sing Sing, a new original podcast from NBC News Studios. Letters from Sing Sing tells the story of a man convicted of murder, his fight for justice, and how the letters he sent NBC News producer Dan Slepian sparked a 20-year investigation that changed both of their lives. Listen to the first two episodes now: https://link.chtbl.com/lfss_fdlw

Duration:00:01:45

BONUS: Murder & Magnolias

11/15/2022
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing a special preview of Murder & Magnolias, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. The story starts with a picture-perfect couple in the land of Spanish moss and sweet magnolias. But when a hit man targets one of them, a plot driven by betrayal and murderous intent unfolds. Listen to the first 2 episodes now for free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts. Subscribers get early access to new episodes and can listen...

Duration:00:04:13

Introducing: Murder & Magnolias

11/8/2022
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Murder & Magnolias, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. The story starts with a picture-perfect couple in the land of Spanish moss and sweet magnolias. But when a hit man targets one of them, a plot driven by betrayal and murderous intent unfolds. Follow now to get the first two episodes on November 15th completely free, or you can subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to listen now:...

Duration:00:02:34

BONUS: Internal Affairs

9/20/2022
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing a special preview of Internal Affairs, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline. A sudden moment of terror launches a frantic search for a costumed killer. Reported by Josh Mankiewicz, Internal Affairs is a story about bad choices, a fatal attraction and people who proudly wore badges at work -- while living lies at home. Listen to the first 2 episodes now, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to get early access to new episodes:...

Duration:00:03:35

Introducing: Internal Affairs

9/13/2022
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer of Internal Affairs, an all-new original podcast series. A sudden moment of terror launches a frantic search for a costumed killer. Reported by Josh Mankiewicz, Internal Affairs is a story about bad choices, a fatal attraction and people who proudly wore badges at work -- while living lies at home. Follow now to get the first two episodes on September 20th or you can subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to listen now:...

Duration:00:02:45