Kurt Sonnenfeld, a former FEMA videographer who covered Ground Zero in September 2001, is being accused of killing his first wife Nancy Sonnenfeld on January 1, 2002. (She was shot dead in the head in their Denver home.) Sonnenfeld said it was a suicide but the evidence didn’t match up with his story. He was arrested and charged for murdering Nancy but then the charges were dropped and Sonnenfeld moved to Argentina. New charges have been filed but now the US is having a hard time extradicting Sonnenfeld. Argentina’s Supreme Court approved Sonnenfeld’s extradition but then the President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner issued an executive order overriding the Supreme Court decision.
Since leaving the US, Sonnenfeld has written a book, El Perseguido (The Persecuted), in which he writes about the US government being involved in the 9/11 attacks. Sonnenfeld claims that after he covered Ground Zero, he wsa “imprisoned twice in two different countries, tortured, put in solitary confinement” and “slandered relentlessly in a campaign to dehumanize me so that no one will protest and to discredit me so that when I talk, no one will listen.” Kurt Sonnenfeld will tell his story to 48 Hours on November 21 at 10pm on CBS.
[Denver Post journalist Kirk Mitchell wrote a book about Sonnenfeld, The Spin Doctor: Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer?]