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Your Worst Nightmare when a match is apparently made in hell not heaven

Deborah Houchin
Deborah Houchin, played here by an actress, was murdered

This episode of Your Worst Nightmare highlights a case where online dating was anything but the perfect match, when

56-year-old Deborah Houchin had been through the online dating mill and was glad she had finally met the man of her dreams in the shape of psychologist Lester Winningham.

The pair really hit it off and it was not long before they were engaged to be married. Winningham even moved to Arlington in order that they could live and work together.

However, things took a darker turn when Houchin mentioned that it might be wise for them to get a prenuptial agreement. This seemed to raise Winningham’s ire and for sometime he refused to talk with her.

They evenutally started dating again but things came to a head in July of 2005 when Houchin went missing, her body was later found burned beyond recognition. She’d been shot three times in the back and some of her blood was found in the back of Winningham’s car.

He was found guilty in 2007 and sentenced to life, but in a final twist a 2010 appeal saw his conviction overturned.

Your Worst Nightmare airs at 8:00 PM on Investigation Discovery.  


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