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48 Hours revisits one of Dallas-Fort Worth's most notorious murders

48 Hours revisits one of Dallas-Fort Worth's most notorious murders

Heather Locklear, Priscilla Davis
Peter Strauss and Heather Locklear as Cullen and Priscilla Davis in the TV movie Texas Justice. Photo courtesy of IMDB

Those who love unsolved crimes, especially with a local angle, will want to rope off an hour on Saturday, May 13, at 10 pm when CBS' 48 Hours examines one of the most notorious cases in Texas history.

In "Murder in the Mansion," 48 Hours will investigate the 1976 ambush of former college basketball star Stan Farr and his date, Priscilla Davis, who was going through a divorce from her Fort Worth oil millionaire husband Cullen Davis.

Also killed was Andrea Wilborn, Priscilla’s 12-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, who was believed to have been shot before the adults returned home.

After the shootings, Priscilla was one of two eyewitnesses who identified Cullen Davis as the shooter. At the time, he was the richest man in America to be tried for murder. Farr's son won a $1.8 million judgment in the case. But in the 48 Hours episode, Davis, now 83 and a born-again Christian, denies he was involved.

The case has been covered many times over the years, in books, a TV miniseries, and an A&E special. It was also the subject of a 1995 TV movie called Texas Justice, starring Heather Locklear. But "Murder in the Mansion" features former CultureMap staffer Claire St. Amant as a development producer, and is therefore must-see TV.