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Fields' case to air on '48 Hours'

Friday, January 21, 2011 | 7:13 p.m. CST; updated 12:49 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 23, 2011

A CBS "48 Hours Mystery" detailing the case of Tausha Fields, who was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of her ex-husband Mitchell W. Kemp, will air at 9 p.m. Saturday.

The program, titled "Temptation," tells the story of the discovery of Kemp's body after four years in an unmarked grave at a southern Boone County farm that Fields shared with then-husband Gregory W. Morton.

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The show's tagline — "A beautiful girl who could charm anyone into doing anything ... even murder?" — hints at the story's twist.

In the CBS preview, Fields said she was innocent.

"I'm either magical, or a witch," she said near the end of the clip.

During Fields' Aug. 16 sentencing at the Boone County Courthouse, her attorney, Paul Hood, argued that Morton scared Fields into covering up the crime, according to a previous Missourian article.

However, the prosecution argued that Fields manipulated Morton into killing Kemp, according to the article.

Fields was found guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action on June 29. She was also sentenced to 20 years in prison on the charge of armed criminal action.


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