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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Jennifer McLogan) Lisa Steinberg abuse case and brutal murder reviewed; scenes shown. [Nicole SMIEGEL - says when she saw the news of Lisa Steinberg's death she cried.] Adoptive parents Joel Steinberg and Hedda Nussbaum shown being brought to booking proceedings. Baby boy Mitchell Steinberg reported found tied to a chair when Lisa's body was discovered. [Nicole SMIEGEL - says when she realized the baby was the one she had given up for adoption she could not believe her good intentions could lead to such misery for the baby.] Criticism of adoption system discussed. [SMIEGEL - says she was told that the baby was living in wonderful environment.] Smiegel reported given temporary custody of baby; details given, scenes shown. [SMIEGEL - says she has renamed baby Travis Christian.] Travis shown playing in Smiegel home. Custody battle reported scheduled between Smiegel and Steinberg-Nussbaum couple. Smiegel's comments about baby heard as scenes of Travis shown.
- Brokaw, Tom;
- McLogan, Jennifer
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