Fargo Murder to Be Featured on Dateline NBC
In 2009, Gene Kirkpatrick was arrested and charged for hiring a hitman to kill his Fargo son-in-law. This high profile murder will now gain national attention through Dateline NBC.
According to WDAY, producers were in Fargo doing interviews with police, attorneys, and other people involved in the Philip Gattuso murder. Dateline will conduct an investigation with the gathered information and footage shot in Fargo.
Kirkpatrick is serving a life sentence for hiring his former handyman to brutally murder the former Fargo dentist with a hammer. He allegedly paid the hitman $3,000 with the promise of more to come. Kirkpatrick was believed to have been unhappy with how Gatusso was raising his granddaughter.
Dateline NBC is expected to air the episode sometime this fall or next spring.