This show delves into the US judicial system from the viewpoint of the prosecutors who work the cases.
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Salvatore thomas ruscitti, a former policeman, was a well-liked and respected southern california car dealer. When he was shot and killed on his doorstep one september evening in 1988, friends and family began pointing at the class action lawsuit that salvatore had been spearheading against his former employers. When the initial investigation could not find any connection between the lawsuit and the two men who shot ruscitti, the ruscitti family began to fear that the killers would never be brought to justice. Years later, the case was brought to the attention of assistant u.S. Attorney larry burns, who found a different method with which to investigate the murder. Deadly commission is the story of larry burns and his investigative team, and of how they unraveled the plot to kill salvatore ruscitti.
Roy radin was a successful new york theatrical producer with a knack for making money and a taste for the high life. His hopes for making it as a hollywood producer ended abruptly in a remote canyon outside of los angeles. His connections with a major hollywood producer and with a miami cocaine dealer had investigators baffled as to who was responsible for his execution. Before the case came to trial, it would take several years and the dogged determination of los angeles sheriff’s investigator, bill stoner. Facing a battery of high-priced defense attorneys, prosecutors david conn and sally thomas would spend a year in court trying to bring four killers to justice. Silent partner is a story seemingly taken from the pages of a dime novel – but in this case, the truth is even more chilling than fiction.
Without a Trace
When 27-year-old david wahl disappears without a trace from a state park in oregon, he leaves behind a distraught family and a host of unanswered questions. Months later and 100 miles north, wahl’s body washes ashore. The death is ruled an accident, until a shocking admission by his girlfriend leads to criminal charges. District attorney joshua marquis takes on one of the nation’s foremost authorities on coerced false confessions in a battle that will either bring justice for a grieving family or freedom for an accused killer.
The disappearance of seven-year-old amanda brown from her florida home sparks a massive search effort by dozens of law enforcement agencies and hundreds of concerned citizens. While the search for the missing girl continues, investigators look into the history of the last man to see her alive, and make a chilling discovery. When an examination of the suspect’s home reveals blood evidence, and dna analysis confirms it was amanda’s, murder charges are filed. Her body is never found. Assistant state attorneys jay pruner and chris moody will have to prove to the jury not only that a murder has been committed, but also that the man seated before them is the killer.