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Abc’s ‘20/20’ To Feature Dibartolo Case

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998

Convicted murderer Tom DiBartolo gets national exposure Monday evening when ABC’s “20/20” spends nearly a half-hour focusing on the former Spokane County sheriff’s deputy’s recent trial.

The 22-minute segment will feature the only interview DiBartolo has granted since being convicted of murder Dec. 12.

The show airs 9 to 10 p.m. on KXLY-TV.

A Spokane jury convicted DiBartolo of murdering his wife, Patty, during a November 1996 walk through a south Spokane park.

He said two black men approached them, asked for money and then took a gun from their car. During a struggle with one gunman, the gun fired twice, killing his wife and wounding him, DiBartolo said.

DiBartolo is serving a 26-year prison term at the Shelton Corrections Center.

, DataTimes


 

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