A homicide case fraught with twists and turns resulting in the death of an oil heiress.
As police investigate the murder of Jill Halliburton Sue, the case goes to trial and leads to even more mayhem.
Who Was Jill Halliburton Sue?
Jill Halliburton Sue, born March 16, 1955, was a 59-year-old oil heiress from Whittier, California.
She was the granddaughter of Earle P. Halliburton, the founder of the Halliburton Company.
In 1966, Jill and her family settled in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and she moved to Davie, Florida, shortly after.
Jill’s community remembers her for volunteering her time for the Florida organization Insight for the Blind.
The non-profit team honored her memory and told CBS: “She was very popular with everyone and did whatever was needed to read or monitor recordings.
“This is a family and the people here have a calling and no one did it better than Jill.”
On 8 September 2014, Jill was pronounced dead at the home she shared with her family.
She is survived by her two children, Justin and Mandy, as well as her husband, Dr. Nan-Yao Hsu.
What happened to Jill?
A day before the day of her death, Jill and her husband Nan-Yao returned home from a holiday in Malaysia on Sunday, 7 May.
On Monday, May 8, Nan-Yao viewed live security footage of his home while in his work office at the University of Florida.
When he noticed an unfamiliar figure pacing around the house, he called his son, Justin, and instructed him to go home and investigate his residence.
When Justin arrived home, he found Jill dead in the bathtub of the house in her own blood.
His lifeless body was bound by his legs and hands and riddled with 25 knife wounds.
While the investigation was underway, the police accused Justin of murdering his mother.
However, when he was arrested due to traces of DNA recovered from the crime scene, suspicion shifted to Deonte Resils.
On May 20, 2022, Resiles was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Before the verdict could be delivered, the trial faced several distractions.
Examples included a mistrial, the defendant fleeing the court, as well as jurors voicing a verdict, while a preliminary murder charge was brought against Resiles.
An episode of Dateline NBC revisits Jill’s murder investigation and the chaos that follows.
How can I watch Jill’s episode of Dateline?
Jill’s tragedy on November 18, 2022 is chronicled in the Dateline broadcast scheduled for that Friday night.
At 9 p.m. EST, Dennis Murphy reports on the story as he takes testimony from the victim’s family and others close to the case.
For those who miss the special’s initial Friday night airing, streaming options are available.
Listeners who missed the initial broadcast can watch episodes of Jill via Hulu or Peacock.