After just three hours of deliberations, the jury in the Murdaugh Family Murders trial came to a decision, finding disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife Maggie and his son Paul. Did Alex Murdaugh’s own testimony end up leading to his conviction? Court TV’s Chanley Painter, who was in the courtroom when the verdict came down, joins host Vinnie Politan with post-verdict analysis and reaction to the dramatic conclusion of this trial that captured America’s attention.
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Little Harmony Montgomery’s life was filled with hardship and tragedy. Both of her parents suffered from addiction problems, these issues were addressed by a judge who gave sole custody to her father Adam Montgomery, a career criminal. Harmony was just five years old when she was last seen alive in 2019. Now her father is on trial for her murder. This week’s Court TV Podcast features opening statements from both sides as they lay out their cases to the jury; The state’s theory on how Harmony was killed and the lengths that Adam Montgomery allegedly went through to hide his daughter’s body, and the defense’s assertion that Adam did not kill his daughter.
1 hour 23 mins
15 February Finished
In this riveting episode of "Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan," we delve into the shocking and complex case against Donna Adelson, a mother accused of conspiring with her son, Charlie Adelson, in an alleged plot to arrange the murder of her former son-in-law, Dan Markel. The beloved Florida State University law professor had found himself entangled in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife, Wendi Adelson, who is Donna's daughter and Charlie's sister. Join Vinnie Politan as he meticulously examines the details of this high-profile case, exploring the tumultuous dynamics within the Adelson family and the motives that may have led to the deadly conspiracy.
12 February Finished
What motivates a rampage killer? Court TV sits down with psychologists, investigators, survivors and conducts a prison interview with a convicted mass shooter to find out. Five years after the Las Vegas shooting massacre, this provocative Court TV documentary explores why our understanding of the psyche of a rampage killer is vital in preventing the next mass murder.
8 February Finished
In this episode of Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan, we dig into the chilling case of Adam Montgomery, a New Hampshire man set to face trial this week for the alleged murder of his five-year-old daughter, Harmony. Prosecutors claim Harmony was murdered in December 2019, yet her disappearance remained unreported for almost two years. Montgomery, who is currently serving a decades-long prison sentence in a weapons theft case covered by Court TV, denied killing his daughter at his sentencing hearing. Join Court TV host and former prosecutor Vinnie Politan, along with Ted Rowlands and special guest Bob Ward, as they navigate the timeline of Harmony's disappearance constructed by investigators, which reveals a heartbreaking story of alleged abuse and concealment. You'll also hear from Harmony's mother, Crystal Sorey, who finally reported her daughter missing in November 2021 after months of unsuccessful attempts to contact her. Listen in as we unpack the disturbing details surrounding this tragic case, shedding light on the events leading up to the trial and the unanswered questions that linger.
5 February Finished
On November 30th, 2021 a Michigan community was shaken to its core by a tragedy. Four young innocent lives, Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre, Hana St. Juliana, and Justin Shilling were taken at Oxford High School by a fifteen-year-old shooter. The suspect has since pleaded guilty to the charges from the shooting and has been sentenced to life without parole. In an unprecedented turn, the shooter’s parents have both been charged, with each of them facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter and standing trial separately. This week’s Court TV Podcast features both the prosecution and the defense laying out their cases in opening statements.
1 February Finished
Former Georgia beauty queen and beloved high school teacher Tara Grinstead vanished in 2005, leaving a community stunned and without answers for over a decade until Ryan Duke, a former student at the school she taught at, was arrested and charged with her murder. Just weeks later, Ryan’s friend Bo Dukes was also arrested in connection to her disappearance. Both men claimed that they helped dispose of her body but blamed each other for the murder. When Ryan Duke stood trial, it would be up to a jury to determine who was telling the truth. This week’s Court TV Podcast dives deeper into this cold case that drew national attention with an audio edition of our original series Accomplice to Murder.
25 January Finished