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Lisa Nowak in NASA uniform

Crime Stories: Astronaut Love Triangle Leads to Murder Plot?

Lisa Marie Nowak seemed to have it all. She was an American aeronautical engineer, a former United States Navy captain, naval flight officer and, test pilot Nowak was selected by NASA to be aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. She was also a wife, mother, and mistress. Nowak had an affair with colleague William Oefelein in 2004. Oefelein, ultimately, divorced and Nowak separated from her husband.

Oefelein, however, met someone new, Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, and the trail toward a murder plot begins. Nowak devises a plan and embarks on a 900-mile car trip, taking with her what’s described as a kill kit. Investigators find hundreds of dollars in cash, mase, a knife, rubber tubing, gloves, a BB gun, a mallet, a CD containing images of bondage scenes, and diapers.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

Ashley Willcott
Ashley Willcott – Judge and trial attorney, Anchor on Court TV
Dr. Shari Schwartz – Forensic Psychologist, Mitigation Expert, Trial Consultant; Author: “Criminal Behavior” and “Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology”
Sheryl McCollum – Forensics Expert & Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder
Kimberly C. Moore – Investigative Reporter, The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida), Covered Lisa Nowak’s criminal case for “Florida Today;” Author: “Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak” on Amazon, @KMooreTheLedger

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[Feature Photo: Lisa Marie Nowak/NASA; Public Domain]