Dateline has the latest report on a California ‘revenge’ murder case

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Dateline: Evil Has Visited (9 p.m., NBC)

Josh Mankiewicz reports on deadly package bomb explosion at Aliso Viejo, Calif., day spa that killed beloved beautician Ildiko Krajniak and seriously injured two female customers in May 2018. After the explosion, law enforcement discovered that the bomb was intended specifically for her. But who would want to kill her? An investigation into his love life reveals several possibilities.

Don’t read any further if you don’t want to spoiler details.

In March 2019, the police investigation focused on a Long Beach man named Stephen William Beal, who was Krajnyak’s ex-boyfriend. Police determined that Beal planted the homemade parcel bomb that killed Krajnyak after she broke up with him, his motive being revenge.

After a four-week trial that concluded in July 2023, Beal was convicted of four crimes, including use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death. It was sentenced to life plus an additional 30 years in a federal building. The judge called his crimes “scary.”

ABC7 reported the judge’s comments during the sentencing: “He wanted her dead simply because she did not want to continue their romantic relationship… The accused apparently decided that revenge is a dish best served cold.”

Interviews: Tonight’s “Dateline” episode features interviews with Valerie Stone, FBI agents Nick Vicencia and Ashley Mericle, Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigator Jack Ackerman, prosecutors Annamartine Salick and Mark Takla, and others.

How to stream: Available for streaming the next day on Peacock.

20/20: Sealed with Murder (9 p.m., ABC)

ABC Bob Woodruff reports a murder-for-hire and extortion scheme involving a prominent Texas auto executive.

The story begins with Eric Maund, a wealthy and prominent automobile executive who had an affair with an escort while on a business trip to Nashville, Tennessee. THE…

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