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‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Case Was Originally Tagged Trial of the Century

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by Tania G.   Aug 25, 2017 16:09 PM EDT





Before the trial of O.J. Simpson was dubbed as the trial of the century, it was the Menendez brothers murder case that first made the headlines worldwide. Now, Dick Wolf’s new anthology series titled “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” will dramatize the case. It will be an eight-part series and will be the first installment of the latest “Law Order” franchise from Wolf and director Lesli Linka Glatter.

“Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” will focus on the case of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of murdering their parents, Jose and Kitty, at their Beverly Hills home in 1989. There was one trial

Read more at: http://www.musictimes.com/articles/75743/20170825/law-order-true-crime-the-menendez-murders-case-was-originally-tagged-trial-of-the-century.htm

Investigation Discovery to Encore HATE IN AMERICA: THE KLAN ON TRIAL, Today


Investigation Discovery to Encore HATE IN AMERICA: THE KLAN ON TRIAL, Today

In light of the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore an episode of its series HATE IN AMERICA about white supremacy. The episode “The Klan on Trial” will air this Thursday, August 17 at 8/7c. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris, HATE IN AMERICA showcases the heroic work of premier civil rights advocacy organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its legendary founder, Morris Dees. The SPLC is currently tracking more than 900 active hate groups across the country, including the KKK and neo-Nazis, that target entire classes of people for their race, religion, sexual orientation, or other immutable characteristics. In addition, ID and the SPLC are partnering to develop an all-new special examining the recent surge in white supremacist activity.

“While this occasion

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Investigation-Discovery-to-Encore-HATE-IN-AMERICA-THE-KLAN-ON-TRIAL-Today-20170816

Investigation Discovery to Encore HATE IN AMERICA: THE KLAN ON TRIAL, 8/17


Investigation Discovery to Encore HATE IN AMERICA: THE KLAN ON TRIAL, 8/17

In light of the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore an episode of its series HATE IN AMERICA about white supremacy. The episode “The Klan on Trial” will air this Thursday, August 17 at 8/7c. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris, HATE IN AMERICA showcases the heroic work of premier civil rights advocacy organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its legendary founder, Morris Dees. The SPLC is currently tracking more than 900 active hate groups across the country, including the KKK and neo-Nazis, that target entire classes of people for their race, religion, sexual orientation, or other immutable characteristics. In addition, ID and the SPLC are partnering to develop an all-new special examining the recent surge in white supremacist activity.

“While this occasion

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Investigation-Discovery-to-Encore-HATE-IN-AMERICA-THE-KLAN-ON-TRIAL-817-20170815

Robert Durst jurors look back on bizarre murder trial in The Jury Speaks

To anyone who’s seen HBO’s true-crime docu-series The Jinx or followed the ongoing legal troubles of Robert Durst in the news, it might have seemed as though the story of the idiosyncratic real estate heir couldn’t get any more bizarre — yet somehow it does in the fourth installment of Oxygen’s The Jury Speaks.

Durst, the 74-year-old scion of a New York dynasty worth $4.4 billion, has long been suspected of foul play in the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack, in New York in 1982; the murder of his longtime friend Susan Berman in Los Angeles in 2000; and the fatal shooting of his neighbor Morris Black in Texas in 2001. Over the years Durst has both retreated from the public eye — jumping bail, donning outlandish disguises — and actively sought the spotlight, as when he participated in The Jinx and was famously caught on a

Read more at: http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/25/robert-durst-jury-speaks/

Would the Michael Jackson trial jurors convict him if they revoted today?

Michael Jackson’s infamous mugshot — and the media frenzy surrounding his 2005 child molestation trial — will forever be burned into the collective pop culture consciousness, but the events of the media circus that accompanied the high-profile court case have lingered in the minds of the 12 jurors who ultimately decided the fate of an icon as the world watched in awe (and, for some, in anger).

Some 12 years after Jackson was found not guilty of all charges brought against him after the family of teen Gavin Arvizo claimed the pop legend had sexual contact with the boy when he was 13-years-old, Oxygen has dedicated the second of its four-part true crime series The Jury Speaks to piecing together new testimonials from the group. Four jurors (Paulina Coccoz, Ray Haltman, Tammy Bolton, Melissa Herard) and one alternate (Joseph Gastelo) gathered to film the docuseries’ second installment, which aired Sunday night and

Read more at: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/2017/07/would_the_michael_jackson_trial_jurors_convict_him_if_they_revoted_today

Would the Michael Jackson trial jurors convict him if they revoted today?

Michael Jackson’s infamous mugshot — and the media frenzy surrounding his 2005 child molestation trial — will forever be burned into the collective pop culture consciousness, but the events of the media circus that accompanied the high-profile court case have lingered in the minds of the 12 jurors who ultimately decided the fate of an icon as the world watched in awe (and, for some, in anger).

Some 12 years after Jackson was found not guilty of all charges brought against him after the family of teen Gavin Arvizo claimed the pop legend had sexual contact with the boy when he was 13-years-old, Oxygen has dedicated the second of its four-part true crime series The Jury Speaks to piecing together new testimonials from the group. Four jurors (Paulina Coccoz, Ray Haltman, Tammy Bolton, Melissa Herard) and one alternate (Joseph Gastelo) gathered to film the docuseries’ second installment, which aired Sunday night and

Read more at: http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/23/michael-jackson-jury-speaks/

OJ Simpson jurors reflect on the history-making trial in Oxygen’s The Jury Speaks

On Thursday, O.J. Simpson was granted parole after being sentenced to jail for his role in a 2007 armed robbery. Now, just a few days later, The Jury Speaks, the first installment of a new four-night special on Oxygen is taking a deep dive into Simpson’s history-making 1995 trial — by interviewing the jurors who declared him not guilty in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

The Simpson trial has been scrutinized and analyzed for more than two decades, most recently with the Oscar-winning documentary series O.J.: Made in America and the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. (The day Simpson was granted parole, AE announced yet another two-hour documentary special.) Oxygen’s installment seems a bit slight in comparison, and if you’ve binged either series, The Jury Speaks won’t tell you anything you don’t already know. Still, where the special succeeds is

Read more at: http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/22/jury-speaks-oj-simpson-trial/

OJ Simpson murder trial: Where are the key players now?

O.J. Simpson is back in the public spotlight as he faces a Nevada parole board Thursday in a bid to be released from a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.

The former football star was the subject of one of the most famous trials in American history in 1995, when he was acquitted in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, drawing intense public scrutiny.

As the parole hearing nears, Fox News looks back at some of the key players in the murder trial and where they are today.

O.J. Simpson

Simpson is set to face the Nevada Board of Parole Thursday in a hearing that could see him released from prison following his 2008 conviction of armed robbery in Las Vegas. Lawyers familiar with the case say the 70-year-old has a good chance of making parole. In

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/19/o-j-simpson-murder-trial-where-are-key-players-now.html

Family of Tenn. Teen Elizabeth Thomas Prepares for ‘Highly Emotional’ Trial of Ex-Teacher and Alleged Kidnapper

On July 25, Tad Cummins, the 51-year-old Tennessee man accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student for 38 days and taking her across the country, will go on trial in federal court.

Cummins is charged with kidnapping and sex crimes in the alleged abduction of Elizabeth Thomas, then a freshman at Culleoka Unit School in Maury County. Meanwhile, Elizabeth’s father says the family is still coming to terms with the “horrific experience” he allegedly put them and their loved one through.

“It’s a highly emotional issue,” Anthony Thomas tells PEOPLE. “[Going to court] is going to be very difficult for everybody.”

Both authorities and Elizabeth’s family allege Cummins “groomed” Elizabeth for months before the alleged abduction. Shortly after the pair was reported missing, becoming the subject of an AMBER Alert, Cummins was fired from his teaching job after having previously been suspended for allegedly kissing Elizabeth on school grounds.

 

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/family-of-tenn-teen-elizabeth-thomas-prepares-for-highly-emotional-trial-of-ex-teacher-and-alleged-kidnapper/

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/