When Indiana police listened to the 23-minute recording of Dr. Greg Konrath allegedly plotting to kill his ex-wife Ana Konrath, and found in his home the gun he said he would use, Konrath was charged with attempted murder in July 2014. But the charges were dropped because in Indiana, the accused must make “a substantial step towards committing a murder in order to be charged with attempted murder.” In order for the charge to stick, Konrath needed to be “in the vicinity with the means to commit the murder.”
The recording was provided by the doctor’s then-girlfriend. While out on bond, Konrath tried contacting the ex-girlfriend. He pleaded guilty to two counts of stalking. He was sentenced to 10 years — served by one year in prison, one year in community correction and 8 years probation. After serving the one year in prison, in April 2015, Dr. Konrath escaped from in-home detention in Indiana and ditched his tracking device which was to notify the victims when he was within 50 miles of his ex-wife and 20 miles of his ex-girlfriend. He fled to Arizona, where he was eventually rearrested. ABC News’ 20/20 will air its investigative report on Friday, September 18 at 10pm.