Amy and Bob Bosley were like local royalty -- they owned a million-dollar roofing business and were active volunteers in their community. But a phone call one spring morning would devastate their Campbell County, Ky., domain.
"Someone is breaking into my house," Amy frantically told a 911 dispatcher. "Oh my God, he shot my husband!" she exclaimed.
Police rushed to the scene and discovered the Bosleys' cabin in shambles. The back door was broken in, shattered glass was everywhere and in the bedroom they found Bob Bosley dead -- shot seven times. As family and friends wondered who could have committed such a grisly murder in their small community, especially against someone as popular as Bob, his wife, Amy, the only eyewitness, was forced to expose the most intimate details of their marriage to police.
Detectives questioned Amy about rumors of the couple's allegedly open marriage. They also asked her about Lake Cumberland -- a beautiful place to relax, drink, and do things you might not do at home -- where Bob would spend weekends cruising around on his boat.
Amy revealed that Bob kept secrets from her and would disappear to Lake Cumberland for days at time. "He liked to have a lot of women and have big parties on his boat," said county prosecutor Michelle Snodgrass. The lake is notorious for wild parties; when "Primetime" visited, some women were going topless for Mardi Gras beads.
During their investigation, police uncovered graphic photographs of Bob with other women. They were able to confirm at least one extramarital affair but Detective Dave Fickenscher doesn't think that was the couple's biggest issue. "The big secret was the financial downfall of the business," he said.
For years Bob had built up his chimney sweep and roofing business, eventually turning it into somewhat of a local empire with Amy right beside him handing the bookkeeping. But during the investigation into the murder, police discovered something suspicious in Amy's car: hundreds of unmailed checks to the IRS totaling about $1.7 million in back taxes, according to prosecutor Jack Porter.
Weeks before the shooting, Amy met with an IRS agent who informed her they were investigating Bob for nonpayment of taxes. Amy went to great lengths to keep the tax problems from her husband even going as far as to impersonate him over the phone, according to police. "She was screwing up his business, that was probably one of the worst things you could do to Bob," said Snodgrass. "Her thought was, 'He'll absolutely leave me. There's nothing worse I could do to him than screw up this business.'"
That notion, coupled with something Amy once said, haunts Bob's sister Debbie Webb. "She told me if Bobby ever left her that she would shoot him in his sleep." Debbie says she didn't take the comment seriously but it always hovered in the back of her mind.
Throughout the investigation, police, prosecutors, townspeople and even the Bosley family had their suspicions about who committed the crime -- Amy Bosley, something she vehemently denied. "I had no reason to shoot him," she told police. But the Bosley's unusual marriage, the looming IRS investigation, Amy's story of an intruder and her behavior following the murder just didn't seem to add up.