Mother stabbed to death by ex-husband after donating her kidney - Crime Watch Daily Full Episode

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A beloved teacher's act of selflessness in donating her kidney turns tragic when she is murdered in her own home.

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Initial suspicions in the investigation point towards the estranged husband due to ongoing contentious divorce proceedings.

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Despite possessing an alibi, the estranged husband remains a person of interest in the case, highlighting the challenges in solving domestic violence-related crimes.

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A call to action against domestic violence is emphasized, underlining the importance of community involvement in preventing and addressing such cases.

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The story of a survivor's escape from a violent ex-partner showcases the severe impacts of domestic abuse and the resilience of those who overcome it.

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Legal and societal challenges in addressing and preventing domestic violence are highlighted, stressing the need for stronger protective measures and resources for victims.

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Who was Renee Pagel?

โ€”A beloved Michigan mother of three, teacher, and nurse practitioner who donated her kidney to save a stranger, only to be murdered in her own bed.

What led to Renee Pagel's murder?

โ€”After donating her kidney, Renee was found stabbed multiple times in her bed, in what appeared to be a crime of passion. The investigation focused on her estranged husband, Michael Pagel.

How did Aamir du Clerk's story of survival unfold?

โ€”Aamir survived a violent attack by her ex-boyfriend, Ramon Castillo, who shot her in the head and arm in a fit of rage after she ended their relationship. A malfunctioning gun likely saved her life.

What were the consequences for Ramon Castillo?

โ€”Castillo was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting Aamir du Clerk.

Timestamped Summary

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00:00 "I'm Chris Hansen right now on Crime Watch Daily from here in New York City. A beloved teacher donates her own kidney to save a stranger's life only to have her own life snuffed out. Murder. She had to go."

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03:02 "When she learned that the father of one of her students was suffering from kidney failure, Renee, who lost her own mother to the disease, donated one of her kidneys."

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03:38 "She loved her children fiercely. She loved them so much."

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04:04 "After a few years of marriage, the disparities between the two became harder to ignore."

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05:27 "But the couple's problems didn't exactly go away when Mike did. What were the points of contention in their divorce?"

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08:25 "The bedroom itself did not look out of normal, except for what we found with Renee, which would be that she had been stabbed multiple times in her own bed."

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10:22 "This wasn't a burglary, no one had taken anything... it was somebody close, somebody had something out for Rene."

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12:23 "We went made contact with Mr. Pagel at his residence, and immediately he wanted an attorney."

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15:01 "Michael's attorney tells Crime Watch Daily that Michael was at his mother's house miles away that entire evening as were all of his children."

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20:00 "It is unpunished but in my mind it's solved."

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23:46 "Her own devastating Bronx tale is one of terror, domination, raging violence, and a bullet to the head."

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27:30 "The relationship took a turn when we took a trip to Florida... he was beating her like the room was flipped over."

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30:03 "It took me a couple of months to actually like get him out... it was just battles after fights after fights."

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34:59 "All I feel is my head going to side to side... all I know is I feel this really cold and when I actually touched it was a lot of blood behind my head."

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35:46 "The bullet lodged in her head was just just 1 cm away from killing her."

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36:24 "Ramon didn't get far. He was in police custody in a matter of minutes."

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38:01 "I didn't let that stop my life... I got my bachelor's degree. I had to continue."

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