ABC, NBC spotlighting Kelley Cannon murder case

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 1:27pm

Update: NBC has pulled its planned airing of an episode on the Kelley Cannon case. Network officials said it will be rescheduled at a later date.

The story of a 43-year-old estranged wife serving time for strangling her lawyer husband will hit the national airwaves starting Friday night.

ABC’s 20/20 will air its version of the Kelley and James Cannon story — described on the news magazine’s website as a “fairytale marriage turned into a living hell” — Friday at 9 p.m., according to its website. NBC will follow suit Monday at 9 p.m. on Dateline.

Kelley Cannon was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder in late April for the June 2008 strangulation death of James Cannon at the Bowling Avenue home the couple once shared with their three children.

Police arrested Kelley Cannon two weeks after a housekeeper found her husband's body in a bedroom closet in the home. Kelley Cannon’s DNA found inside the tip of a latex glove with her dead husband’s blood on the outside of it was a cornerstone of the prosecution’s case, Assistant District Attorney Katy Miller said immediately following the trial.

Miller was interviewed for both TV segments.

James Cannon was an attorney and a partner in the Franklin-based Medical Reimbursements of America.