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'The Staircase' actor Michael Peterson's life story

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According to news 'The Staircase' is based on his real life

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On December 9, 2001,his wife found death in their North Carolina home

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He was charge for her murder and got into jail

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He  release from prison on bond in 2011 and his official release in 2017

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After the release He published two books about his life behind bars, and his taste for freedom

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He also donated all his income to charity

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In July 2020, Michael and Kathleen Peterson's five-story mansion put up for sale