Dateline (again) investigates the 2012 murder of Leslie Neulander, a 61-year-old woman who died in her 8,000 square-foot mansion in DeWitt, New York, a suburb of Syracuse.
Neulander’s death was initially reported as an accident, that she had a bout of vertigo, slipped and fell in the shower, fatally hitting her head on a marble bench in the shower.
In 2015, Leslie’s husband, former OB/GYN Dr. Robert Neulander, was found guilty of her murder.
After Neulander spent three years in prison, a court overturned the conviction in 2018 because of one juror’s misconduct. In March 2022, Neulander was again found guilty of his wife’s murder.
Throughout both trials, Robert Neulander has received strong support from his two children, Ari and Jenna, and Leslie’s sister, Joanne London.
In the video below, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick addresses the press outside the courtroom. He says of the jury, “These 12 people spoke for Leslie, her own family won’t. Good for them.”
Also in the video above, is Robert’s son, Ari Neulander, who says: “The District Attorney does not speak for my mother. I was up on the stand speaking for my mother. Her sister, my aunt, was on the stand speaking for her. No one who claims to be speaking for my mother is actually there for her.”
In May 2022, Robert Neulander was (again) sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. His defense attorney, Jonathan Bach, is reportedly preparing for an appeal.
Dateline airs Fridays at 9 pm on NBC, right after The Blacklist at 8 pm.