What’s on Court TV?
Court TV has officially landed on Freesat, so you can now watch some of the biggest US court cases, gavel to gavel, all in one place. If you’re a fan of true crime shows like Law & Order, The Sopranos, and NCIS, but you’re looking for some of the real-life gritty drama of true crime, Court TV is definitely going to be your go-to channel. So bag yourself a front-row seat to some of America’s biggest, most compelling trials with expert analysis and legal reporting, none of which you’ve seen before.
"Given the current news climate in our country at the moment, there are trials ahead that represent some of the biggest, most critical and relevant cases we've seen in modern history," commented Scott Tufts, Court TV Senior Vice President. "Court TV will be there, bringing viewers unrivaled access and insight into those cases as well as all the other compelling trials on the docket."
What’s coming up?
The Death of George Floyd
The highly anticipated trial following the death of George Floyd will air on Court TV, depicting Minnesota v. Chauvin et al., the story which prompted a global revolution after Floyd, a black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a white police officer in Minneapolis. Now facing murder charges, the other three officers involved are also being charged with aiding and abetting murder.
"The Jinx" Murder Trial
Robert Durst faces charges of murder in the first-degree as police allege he killed his close friend, Susan Berman. They also now suspect that Durst had something to do with the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack, back in ‘82, and they believe that his reason for killing Berman was to cover up the fact that she was in the know about what had happened to his wife. Durst was the subject of HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.
The Case of The Doomsday Cult Mom
When authorities discovered the bodies of two children in a backyard, their parents Lori Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell became the number one suspects in committing these murderous crimes. They are now facing charges in The Case of the Doomsday Cult Mom, Idaho x. Lori Vallow & Idaho v. Chad Daybell. Chad Daybell, a former gravedigger, authored Doomsday books, creating somewhat of a cult-following. They also roused suspicion for the deaths of their previous spouses and countless others. Now they’re facing two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy, alter or conceal evidence.
The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
While Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African-American man, was jogging through a south-Georgia neighbourhood, he was shot to death by three white men. This is the court case named Georgia v. Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, William Bryan.
The R. Kelly Sex Abuse Case
For years rapper and singer R.Kelly went undetected for sex trafficking and racketeering, though rumours began to surface during his career, and last year he was sent to federal prison in Chicago. He is also facing additional state trials in Minnesota and Illinois, in The R. Kelly Sex Abuse Case: The U.S v Robert Sylvester Kelly.
What to watch on Court TV this month
Florida vs Amato – runs from 30/11-10/12
Today you can catch Florida vs Amato until 10th December, which sees Grant Amato on trial for the murders of his mother, father and brother in late January 2019. After an ongoing argument about a webcam model arose, it is supposed that this led to Amato murdering 59-year-old Chad Amato, 61-year-old Margaret Amato and 31-year-old Cody Amato. The defence claims Grant couldn’t have possibly killed his family, which suggests an unknown killer.
Wisconsin vs McCandless – runs from 11/12-18/12 and then continues from 04/01-13/01
Ezra McCandless, twenty-two, will face trial for the murder of twenty-four-year-old Alex Woodworth. Ezra, a woman who sometimes identifies as a man, claims the murder was in self-defense, but prosecutors say Ezra lured Woodworth to his death intentionally. Ezra is potentially facing lifetime imprisonment.
Tennessee vs Guy – 12/12-25/12
Thirty-two-year-old College dropout Joel Michael Guy Jr. Is accused of murdering and brutally dismembering his parents on Thanksgiving weekend back in 2016 after they reportedly told him they we’re going to stop funding him financially.
Ohio vs Groves – 28/12 – 01/01
Ohio vs Groves will witness the trial of Daniel and Jessica Groves who cold-bloodedly murdered their two-month-old son, Dylan. They face life in prison after the child’s body was found at the bottom on a 30-foot well near their home.