By all accounts, Chris Johnson and Andrea Cincotta were the picture-perfect image of an engaged couple. But everything changed one tragic night in August 1998, when Johnson found his fiancée lifeless in a closet in their shared apartment. Police peg Johnson as the killer after he confesses during interrogations that spanned 28 hours over three days. But when the details fail to add up, they are left asking: Who really killed Andrea Cincotta? A new “20/20” reports on the twists and turns in the investigation; an exclusive interview with Johnson, who discusses his dealings with the police; what it was like to eventually stand trial for allegedly hiring the man who confessed to killing Cincotta; and how he has navigated a falling out with Kevin, Andrea’s son from a previous marriage, who still holds him responsible ― even after a jury found Johnson not guilty.
The two-hour program also features an exclusive interview with Johnson’s wife, Ginnie Grevett, who walks through how the trial has impacted their lives. In addition, “20/20” has interviews with friends and family of Johnson; Frank Salvato and Libbey Van Pelt, the attorneys who led the defense; James Trainum, a police interrogation expert who testified for the defense; and journalist Tom Jackman, who covered the trial for the Washington Post. “20/20” airs Friday, March 10 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC, next day on Hulu.
ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high-profile stories. Janice Johnston is the executive producer. The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.