David Tronnes murder case to be featured on ‘20/20′ at 9 p.m. Friday on Channel 9

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s a murder that shook an Orlando neighborhood.


Now, ABC’s “20/20″ is taking a closer look at the murder of Shanti Cooper-Tronnes and the conviction of her husband, David Tronnes, for the crime.

Channel 9 has followed the story since 2018.

Cooper-Tronnes’ body was discovered in a bathtub in the couple’s large Lake Copeland home.

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In October, Tronnes was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Channel 9 anchor Martha Sugalski spoke with ABC’s Deborah Roberts about why “20/20″ decided to look closer into the case.

“This one took a lot of twists and turns,” Roberts said. “In fact, one of the investigators said ‘this seems to be worthy of a ‘20/20′ episode.”

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Roberts said things just did not seem to add up to Orlando Police Department detectives.

“I mean immediately they thought there were things in this story that just seemed a little bit different,” she said. And of course, the quest to get to the bottom of it.”

Watch “20/20: A Killer Renovation” at 9 p.m. Friday on Channel 9.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.