60 Minutes: Sept 3

Next on 60 Minutes, the case of a US teen who shot his parents, a bizarre New York thief and “orphanage tourism” in Cambodia.

I Shot My Parents
It began when six shots rang out in the night. A 14-year-old boy had calmly aimed a handgun at the heads of two people asleep in their bed and blasted them at point blank range. Those people were his mother and father. Somehow Jon and Beth Brooks survived the attack, but rather than being angry with their son Nathan for trying to kill them, they forgive him. In this intriguing tale, Peter Stefanovic tries to solve a riddle that has baffled police: how and why did this all happen?
Reporter: Peter Stefanovic
Producer: Michelle Tapper

The Gentleman Thief
Darius McCollum is a very unusual man with a most unusual story. He’s a charming and friendly New Yorker whose great expertise is his extraordinary knowledge of the Big Apple’s complicated and chaotic public transport system. Everyone in New York knows Darius but that’s because he also has a problem, and it’s a rather big one. Darius loves trains and buses so much he can’t stop stealing them – sometimes even when they’re full of passengers. His obsession is proving to be a serious challenge for authorities who don’t seem to know what to do about this gentleman thief and his compulsive behaviour.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Phil Goyen

Saving the Children
When Tara Winkler went to Cambodia more than a decade ago all she wanted to do was help the orphans in the impoverished country. She did great work setting up a charity and a home to save the children. But then Tara realised she’d been completely fooled – most of her orphans had parents and families. Tara discovered the hard way that so-called “orphanage tourism” was a huge industry in Cambodia fleecing donors and volunteers, and set about shutting down the corrupt businesses. Now she’s had a substantial breakthrough in her efforts to really save the children.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producers: Laura Sparkes

8:30pm Sunday on Nine

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