The infamous case where a Phenix City woman hired a man to kill her daughter in 2007 will be dramatized on the popular Oxygen TV show “Snapped.”
The show will air Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT.
Producers interviewed former neighbors, police and others about the case.
“Snapped” is a reality show that examines women accused of murder. According to the website, the show documents cases where “the motivation was revenge against a cheating husband, the promise of a hefty insurance payoff, or putting an end to years of abuse, the reasons are as varied as the women themselves.”
The Ledger-Enquirer provided extensive reporting on the case over more than seven years.
Stephanie Shea Graham was found dead July 5, 2007, around 10:12 p.m. on Bowden Road in Russell County.
Her mother, Lisa Graham, was sentenced to death years later after many delays for hiring family worker Kenneth Walton to kill her daughter. Walton pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
Witnesses said Graham had spoken about wanting to kill her daughter multiple times, and that a probable reason for the murder was ultimately Graham’s fear that Shea would skip out on a $100,000 bond and leave the family on the hook for it.
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