"Final Cut" explored the disappearance of Al Adamson, a horror film director famous for making low-budget films in the 1960s and 1970s. Adamson vanished in 1995, when he was 65 years old. When police obtained a search warrant for his house, they discovered one of Adamson’s prized possessions missing—his jacuzzi.
Investigators removed a layer of tile, broke out jack hammers and shovels, and after 18 hours of hard labor, uncovered a foul odor. What they discovered was that Adamson's body had been buried beneath the spot where his jacuzzi had been.
All signs pointed to Fred Fulford, Adamson’s live-in contractor. According to Adamson’s brother, Adamson noticed suspicious charges on his credit card prior to his disappearance. It turns out his contractor had spent $4,000 on unauthorized purchases.
Police tracked Fulford down on the opposite side of the country, where he fessed up to forgery, perjury and taking money from Adamson. He was adamant, however, in denying that he didn't kill Adamson. Nevertheless, he was convicted of the murder.
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