Category Archives: Law & Order: True Crime

21 Seasons In, Law & Order: SVU Still Feels as Vital As Ever

This fall, Law Order: SVU is celebrating two incredible milestones: the 20th anniversary of its series premiere (Sept. 20) and the kickoff to its 21st season (Sept. 26), which officially makes it the longest-running live-action TV drama in television history, beating the previous record held by the flagship Law Order (1990-2010) and Gunsmoke (1955-1975).

It seems fitting that for these landmarks the NBC procedural is welcoming Warren Leight back to the helm. Leight previously took over as SVU‘s showrunner at another pivotal point in the series, in Season 13, the first without Christopher Meloni starring as the hot-tempered detective Elliot Stabler. It was Leight who steered the show during this tricky time of transition and rebuilt SVU into what it is today: a more serialized ensemble drama anchored by the benevolent Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), who

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Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Episode 3

With Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik (Gus Halper) in custody for suspicion of murder, defense attorney Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) works tirelessly alongside Jill Lansing (Julianne Nicholson) to understand the motive that could drive two young men to commit such a heinous crime. Meanwhile, the prosecution puts Judalon Smyth (Heather Graham) on the stand to make a case for releasing Dr. Oziel’s (Josh Charles) audio notes and tapes from his sessions with Lyle and Erik, despite standard do

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Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Episode 3

With Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik (Gus Halper) in custody for suspicion of murder, defense attorney Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) works tirelessly alongside Jill Lansing (Julianne Nicholson) to understand the motive that could drive two young men to commit such a heinous crime. Meanwhile, the prosecution puts Judalon Smyth (Heather Graham) on the stand to make a case for releasing Dr. Oziel’s (Josh Charles) audio notes and tapes from his sessions with Lyle and Erik, despite standard do

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Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Episode 7

With Lyle and Erik’s juries both struggling to reach a unanimous decision, the possibility of a mistrial leaves Leslie hopeful for the opportunity to work out a deal with the District Attorney’s office. Meanwhile, District Attorney Gil Garcetti takes action to counteract the declining public perception of the justice system. Judge Weisberg’s performance in the trial comes under intense media scrutiny given his record of hung juries and controversial verdicts. With the trial having garnered natio

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Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Episode 8

After the first trial ends with a hung jury and the District Attorney refuses to offer the defense a deal, a second trial gets underway with Barry Levin joining the defense team. Political collusion between the District Attorney’s office and Judge Weisberg reaches an apex as Garcetti fights to repair the office’s reputation following a string of high-visibility losses. When Judge Weisberg disallows Lyle and Erik’s family members to testify, it’s up to Erik to once again recount the stories of ab

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Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Episode 4

After admitting to the murders, Erik (Gus Halper) and Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) begin to divulge details of the psychological and sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of their parents. However, a lack of tangible evidence to corroborate the claims leaves Leslie (Edie Falco) and Jill (Julianne Nicholson) to wonder how they will convince a jury that the boys truly feared for their lives given the family’s picture-perfect public persona. Meanwhile, Leslie makes a case for Dr. Oziel’s tapes

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Notorious paedophile and former magistrate Peter Liddy applies for parole

Notorious paedophile and former magistrate Peter Liddy has applied for parole after serving 18 years of a record 25-year prison sentence.

While Liddy’s parole application is pending, the Crown Solicitor’s Office continues to prepare advice for the Attorney-General on the chances of applying to the Supreme Court to keep Liddy behind bars indefinitely.

In 2001, Liddy was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of five counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child under 12, four counts of indecent assault and one count of attempting to bribe one of his victims into not giving evidence.

The victims of his sustained abuse were young members of the Brighton Surf Lifesaving club in the 1980s.

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