Austin’s 1991 yogurt shop murder case was featured on a CBS television show Saturday night, about ten weeks after the October dismissal of charges against Robert Springsteen and Michael Scott, both once convicted of capital murder in the case.
The show “48 Hours Mystery” chronicled elements of the 18-year-old case from the beginning and featured interviews with Springsteen, the original investigators and family members of the four teenage girls who were murdered in December 1991 at the I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt shop on West Anderson Lane.
In 1999 Springsteen and Scott each said in interviews with Austin police that they participated in the killings. Their lawyers later argued that those confessions are false and came under psychological pressure from detectives.
Perhaps the most compelling part of the CBS account was when former Austin police lead investigator John Jones said he recently reviewed the confessions in the case and does not think Scott and Springsteen are guilty.
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