Shooting death of 25-year-old Heidi Firkus in St. Paul, Minnesota on ‘Dateline’

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(NBC News) – On “Dateline” Friday, after an apparent home invasion in Minnesota left 25-year-old Heidi Firkus dead and her husband Nick hospitalized, detectives learned the young couple was facing financial problems. .

In this new “Dateline,” insiders connected to the case talk about the decade-long search for justice.

Here’s a preview of the report from NBC News’ Blayne Alexander:

Sunday morning in St. Paul, Minnesota, is often a picture of peace, but not that Sunday morning, April 25, 2010.

The call came shortly after 6:30 am.

911 OPERATOR: State Patrol 911.

On the phone was a young woman, Heidi Firkus.

HEIDI: Someone is trying to break into my house.

911 OPERATOR 1: What city are you in, St. Paul?

HEIDI: I’m in St. Paul.

Seconds later, a loud noise was heard. She cut off the call. Then Heidi’s husband, Nick, frantically called 911.

911 OPERATOR: 911.

NICK: My wife was shot. Someone broke into the house and shot me.

911 OPERATOR: Have you been shot?

Nick: Yes, please.

911 OPERATOR: What’s your name?

Nick: Nick. No!

911 OPERATOR: Nick?

NIC: No!!

911 OPERATOR: Nick?

Nick: No!

911 OPERATOR: Stay on the phone with me, okay? Did you say your wife was shot too?

NICK: Yeah, she’s not moving. Oh please. Please come here!

911 OPERATOR: Nick, Nick, listen to me, I need help on the way.

Nick: Heidi! Heidi!

Watch “Dateline: 65 Seconds” Friday at 9 pm on NBC4.

About ‘Dateline’

“Dateline NBC” is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 32nd season. Dateline is hosted by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.

The stories range from compelling mysteries to powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. When a big news story breaks, they go on scene and put the pieces together to give the viewer the full picture. And in every story they tell, they help real people who lived through the events share their journeys with the viewer.

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