Shelton tells 48 HOURS: “If I Had Done a Tenth of What Has Been Said About Me, I’d Be Dead, All Right?”
Controversial Texas attorney Catherine Shelton, now disbarred, has been dogged by questions surrounding the deaths of various men in her life. She has never been charged with murder. Shelton talks with contributor Jenna Jackson about the speculation surrounding her history and more, in the conclusion of 48 HOURS: “Chasing Catherine Shelton (Part 2),” to be broadcast Saturday, May 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+. Stream the first part of this exclusive investigation HERE.
Shelton is a former defense attorney who has been trailed by allegations and headlines for decades. She’s been called a murderer, a stalker, and a crazy lawyer.
“People, that really know me to know that I’m not that way … who could be and live so long?” Shelton tells Jackson. “I’ve never killed anybody.”
Jackson’s interview is the culmination of a decades-long game of cat and mouse between the producer and Shelton. In 2003, Jackson co-produced an edition of 48 HOURS on Catherine Shelton. For this investigation, Jackson and a team of legal experts reinvestigate many of the allegations against Shelton. And there are many. Starting in the 1970s, one of Shelton’s former boyfriends was bludgeoned to death, and another ex-boyfriend’s apartment was allegedly set on fire. A former client who authorities said accidentally hanged himself was found dead and naked in Shelton’s home. She says she had nothing to do with any of these incidents. She shot another boyfriend in the back. She admits to that but says it was self-defense. And there’s more …
“If I had done a tenth of what has been said about me, I’d be dead, all right?” Shelton says.
“Murder accusations?” Shelton says later. “It’s merely been people throwing mud at the wall and hoping some of it will stick.”
48 HOURS: “Chasing Catherine Shelton” is produced by Chuck Stevenson and Gabriella Demirdjian. Emma Steele is the associate producer. Mead Stone is the producer-editor. Ken Blum, George Baluzy, Gary Winter and Diana Modica are the editors. Lourdes Aguiar is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard and Jenna Jackson are the executive producers.
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