From the outside looking in, Shele Covlin seemed like a woman who had everything figured out. She had a handsome husband, two beautiful children, and a high-paying job that she loved. Her marriage, however, was a disaster. Her husband Rod could not, or would not, hold down a job. He was convinced he could earn a living off of his passion: playing backgammon. Rod also had a weakness for other women. Over the years, he had too many affairs to count. As if that isn’t bad enough, this apparently charming husband and father had become mentally and physically abusive.
Join us at the quiet end for Something’s Wrong with Mommy. When Shele finally reached her breaking point, she and Rod separated. Shele prepared for a divorce and made plans to move forward in life. Unfortunately, before the divorce was finalized, Shele was found dead in her own bath tub. Was it an accident? Was it murder? There would be much speculation and some fascinating details would be brought to the surface before everything was said and done.
At Any Cost: A Father’s Betrayal, a Wife’s Murder, and a Ten-Year War for Justice, by Rebecca Rosenberg, 2021
Endgame, Dateline NBC, S27 E24
People v Covlin, Supreme Court, New York County, 1/22/2018