Are you a crime buff?
You may want to catch Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor on TV Saturday night, giving his account of the Stephanie Rabinowitz murder case in 1997.
As first assistant district attorney, he was the lead prosecutor on the case which rocked the Main Line and Montgomery County.
The call initially came in to Lower Merion police as an accidental drowning in a bathtub.
But investigators pieced together evidence that Craig Rabinowitz, the victim’s husband, had strangled his young wife in order to claim life insurance money.
He needed the money to bail himself out of a Ponzi scheme and to support an exotic dancer named Summer, with whom he had a long relationship. Evidence presented at trial included a financial summary hidden in a ceiling, drag marks found on the victim's body, and the fact that the murderer forgot to remove his wife's gold jewelry before placing her in the bathtub.
Rabinowitz pleaded guilty to murder and is currently serving a life sentence.
The segment, entitled “Never Enough,” airs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, on the Investigation Discovery (ID) channel. The show will be repeated several times during the following week.
Castor became district attorney in 2000, and after serving two terms was elected a county commissioner in 2007. He was reelected in 2011.