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‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 3: Court TV

“If you knew Erik and Lyle, you would know that they are not spoiled,” Abramson tells the cameras. But even the boys’ family, watching at home, knows this doesn’t look good.

For we viewers of this series, however, the imaging is worse for Dr. Oziel, who has swiftly become the ascendant villain among a cast of lawyers, brats and killers. Judalon is an unmitigated disaster, and her testimony to police and in court contradicts his assertions at every turn. She’s clearly enjoying the media spotlight, which is growing ever hotter; Diane Sawyer has contacted her, and she’s thrilled. She is also told that she’ll be tossed out as a witness if she goes on TV.

But that can’t stop her from causing a stir in court. Her impossibly low-cut blouse notwithstanding (“Please ask her to stop flashing her impressive bosom at you,” Abramson begs the

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/arts/television/law-order-true-crime-menendez-murders-season-1-episode-3-recap.html

‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 3: Court TV – The New …

“If you knew Erik and Lyle, you would know that they are not spoiled,” Abramson tells the cameras. But even the boys’ family, watching at home, knows this doesn’t look good.

For we viewers of this series, however, the imaging is worse for Dr. Oziel, who has swiftly become the ascendant villain among a cast of lawyers, brats and killers. Judalon is an unmitigated disaster, and her testimony to police and in court contradicts his assertions at every turn. She’s clearly enjoying the media spotlight, which is growing ever hotter; Diane Sawyer has contacted her, and she’s thrilled. She is also told that she’ll be tossed out as a witness if she goes on TV.

But that can’t stop her from causing a stir in court. Her impossibly low-cut blouse notwithstanding (“Please ask her to stop flashing her impressive bosom at you,” Abramson begs the

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/arts/television/law-order-true-crime-menendez-murders-season-1-episode-3-recap.html

Brendan Dassey To Remain Behind Bars, Appeals Court Rules

“In sum, the investigators promised Dassey freedom and alliance if he told the truth and all signs suggest that Dassey took that promise literally,” the appeals panel wrote in its opinion last week. “The pattern of questioning demonstrates that the message the investigators conveyed is that the ‘truth’ was what they wanted to hear. Dassey, however, had trouble maintaining a consistent story except when he was being led step‐by‐step through the facts, thus confirming that this confession emerged not from his own free will, but from the will of the investigators.”

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brendan-dassey-to-remain-behind-bars-appeals-court-rules_us_595417f4e4b0da2c7320f1ce

‘Making a Murderer’ confession was coerced and ‘crafted by investigators,’ court affirms


Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit Court room in Wisconsin in 2006. A panel on Thursday affirmed that Dassey, featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” was coerced into a confession and should be released from prison. (Morry Gash/AP)

The young prisoner featured in Netflix’s controversial documentary “Making a Murderer” was coerced into confessing to a 2005 killing, and his conviction should be overturned, according to a federal appeals court decision that could set up the case to go to the Supreme Court.

The detectives who interrogated Brendan Dassey manipulated the then-16-year-old, fed him facts that investigators wanted to hear, acted like father figures and made false promises of leniency — all to extract a confession that fit their theory, according to a lengthy opinion issued Thursday by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/06/23/making-a-murderer-confession-was-coerced-and-crafted-by-investigators-court-affirms/

Camille Cosby Accompanies Husband Bill to Court in Sex Assault Trial as Defense Rests

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille arrived at court with her husband for his sexual assault trial, PEOPLE confirms.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt confirmed that the two arrived at the courthouse in Norristown, where Cosby faces charges for allegedly drugging Andrea Constand in his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in 2004.

Before Monday, Camille had been absent from the highly-publicized trial. Wyatt previously told PEOPLE that Camille had planned to attend “one day,” and has remained supportive of her husband of more than 50 years before and after he was charged.

The Cosbys smiled as they walked arm-in-arm into the courthouse and appeared to share a few laughs as they geared up for week two of the trial. The pair walked into the courthouse together but Camille entered the courtroom about 30 minutes later than her husband. She said in the front row.

Constand and

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/bill-cosby-wife-camille-court-sex-assault-trial/

Viewers Decide Controversial Court Cases in Fox Reality Show You the Jury, Hosted by Jeanine Pirro

America will be casting votes again soon — this time on Fox’s new reality show, You the Jury.

Hosted by Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro, a former TV judge herself, the new prime-time, unscripted reality show lets the audience be the jury and decide the verdict in a civil case in real time, in front of a former California judge. 

Starting Friday night on Fox, the series will feature headline-grabbing, controversial and real-life civil cases tackling topical issues like online trolling and the limits of free speech and the constitutional question of gay rights versus religious freedom. The “biggest jury pool in history” will even decide a wrongful death suit.

“What you’ve got are hot-button issues that America is talking about at the water cooler, at lunch or over the fence,” Pirro tells PEOPLE.

“I’m fascinated with the idea of America looking at these

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/jeanine-pirro-you-the-jury-reality-show-fox/

You the Jury: Viewers Decide Controversial Court Cases – People

America will be casting votes again soon — this time on Fox’s new reality show, You the Jury.

Hosted by Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro, a former TV judge herself, the new prime-time, unscripted reality show lets the audience be the jury and decide the verdict in a civil case in real time, in front of a former California judge. 

Starting Friday night on Fox, the series will feature headline-grabbing, controversial and real-life civil cases tackling topical issues like online trolling and the limits of free speech and the constitutional question of gay rights versus religious freedom. The “biggest jury pool in history” will even decide a wrongful death suit.

“What you’ve got are hot-button issues that America is talking about at the water cooler, at lunch or over the fence,” Pirro tells PEOPLE.

“I’m fascinated with the idea of America looking at these

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/jeanine-pirro-you-the-jury-reality-show-fox/

Court rejects appeal of Connecticut woman in murder-for-hire – New …

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter’s argument that her trial lawyer made mistakes, including not securing a plea deal and not having an expert witness examine her before the trial.

Carpenter intends to appeal the ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, said her lawyer, Norman Pattis.

“The result is disappointing,” Pattis said. “We remain hopeful that justice will, in the end, be done. Beth Carpenter does not belong behind bars.”

Kevin Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, said the court ruling speaks for itself. He said his thoughts are with the victim’s family.

Carpenter, now 53, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in

Read more at: http://www.njherald.com/article/20170320/AP/303209752

Court rejects appeal of Connecticut woman in murder-for-hire



HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter’s argument that her trial lawyer made mistakes, including not securing a plea deal and not having an expert witness examine her before the trial.

Carpenter intends to appeal the ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, said her lawyer, Norman Pattis.

“The result

Read more at: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/arts-and-entertainment/20170320/court-rejects-appeal-of-connecticut-woman-in-murder-for-hire

Court rejects appeal in murder-for-hire

HARTFORD — A court on Monday rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a 1994 murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the Connecticut Appellate Court disagreed with Beth Carpenter’s argument that her trial lawyer made mistakes, including not securing a plea deal and not having an expert witness examine her before the trial.

Carpenter intends to appeal the ruling to the Connecticut Supreme Court, said her lawyer, Norman Pattis.


“The result

Read more at: http://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/state/10123648-154/court-rejects-appeal-in-murder-for-hire.html