Kurt Sonnenfeld of Denver, Colorado worked as a videographer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In September 2001, he went to record Ground Zero. Less than four months later, on January 1, 2002, Kurt called 911 saying his wife Nancy Sonnenfeld had shot herself in the head in their bedroom. But evidence didn’t match up with what Kurt had reported. He was arrested and charged with Nancy’s murder. But the Denver District Attorney (and future Colorado governor) Bill Ritter suddenly dropped the charge saying he couldn’t prove Sonnenfeld was guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
When Sonnenfeld was released from jail, he went to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he fell in love with a young woman named Paola. But two years later, prosecutors filed two new charges against Sonnenfeld. The problem is they can’t get him extradited to the US. From Argentina, Kurt Sonnenfeld tells his story — he says he is innocent and that the US government is trying to silence him for what he saw at Ground Zero in 2001 — to 48 Hours. His story will air on November 21 at 10pm on CBS.