MURDER MYSTERY OF POPULAR SCHOOL NURSE ON MOTHER’S DAY STUNS QUIET NEW ENGLAND TOWN REPORT AIRS ON “20/20,” FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 10:00 PM ET

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Jan 19, 2011 4:25pm

And: Monkeys Who Drink Give New Meaning to “Party Animals” – How Alike are They to Humans? 

Who would kill a popular school nurse and beloved mother of five from a picture postcard New England town on Mother’s Day 2009? Newly divorced Stacey Burns was viciously murdered in her bedroom, her body discovered by her two oldest kids. Could ex-husband and the father of her children Ed Burns have a motive after going through a bitter divorce, or did her ex-boyfriend Jim Vittum, after a recent break up? Or did someone else play a role in the murder? A year and a half later, New Hampshire State Police still have many questions left to be answered. John Quinones’ report, which includes exclusive interviews with both men, airs on “20/20,” FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. 

Plus: ABC News Correspondent John Berman with a story that gives an all-new meaning to "monkeying around"… Vervet monkeys are giving tourists and natives a run for their money in the vacation paradise of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. The monkeys raid local outdoor bars and steal rum cocktails, beer, soda, and fruit drinks from unsuspecting tourists dozing on their beach chairs. Those who drink too much alcohol seem to stagger and stumble around afterward, similar to drunk human behavior. These monkeys have learned to be sneaky and opportunistic, and they are very bold –sometimes timing their visits to ‘happy hour’ or even going straight to the bartender for a drink. But it's not all fun and games. Instead, researchers are discovering a lot about human drinking habits… by studying these drunk monkeys. 

“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and Chris Cuomo. David Sloan is executive producer.

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