A young Asian American, Wei Liu, was killed in a parking lot outside a Las Vegas strip club. Jesus 'Zeus' Vega turned himself in as the shooter and was charged with murder. However, he asserts that he fired in self-defence.
In 1990 during the early hours of the day after St Patrick's Day, thieves disguised as policemen gained access to Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Among the stolen priceless works was Vermeer's The Concert, one of only 35 surviving works from the master. To date, not a single work has been recovered. Stolen is a full exploration of this unusual crime and the fascinating, disparate characters involved.
When the State starts presenting a strong case against DeRac Hanley at trial, he isn't happy with how his public defenders are handling his case. When the devil is in the detail and their client's recollections are murky, it is tough to mount a successful defence case. They decide to go for self- defence and their hope lies in the testimonies of a neuropsychologist and DeRac's drinking buddies.
At a public speaking event at the Sydney Opera House, Josie and Jacob deliver presentations with contrasting styles on the importance of speaking up. (Coarse language)
He has grown from Xhosa aristocrat, penniless migrant, lawyer, revolutionary, guerilla and prisoner to being a statesman and global icon. Now, aged 85, Nelson Mandela is one of the 20th century's towering leaders. This new documentary paints the portrait of a man unknown to the world beyond his inner circle.
On the night of January 27, 2006, a distraught 71-year-old man named De Rac Hanley phoned 911 to report that he had murdered someone in his apartment. Though Hanley remembered little at the time, it emerged that the victim was one of Hanley's elderly neighbours, Earl Spangenberg. Hanley's attorneys, public defenders Curtis Brown and Andrea Luem, quickly realise they have their work cut out for them with this particular client, a colourful Irish-American drifter with a troubled past, a prodigious drinking habit and an often tenuous grasp on reality.
Goes behind the political struggles and personal turmoil within the Presidency of South Africa. More than a decade after the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, South Africa will host the World Cup. But while the founding Freedom Charter of the ANC outlined ideals for "a better life for all," harsh inequalities still exist, from xenophobic attacks to corruption scandals and township protests. Tonight, looks at how Jacob Zuma took control of South Africa out of the hands of former friend and President Thabo Mbeki.
When Tokyo police raided Joji Obara's various properties, they found over two hundred video tapes of Obara's violent assaults on drugged female victims. Officers had gone to Obara's property while investigating the disappearance of Lucie Blackman. The case gained nationwide attention as one of Japan's most horrendous sex crimes.
Special Defender Ivette Maningo and Investigator James Aleman travel to Los Angeles in search of two eyewitnesses to the 2002 shooting. Defense attorney Whipple consults with firearms experts as he follows up on potential exculpatory testimony given by the victim's elder sister. Lozano is left-handed, yet she saw the shooter fire the gun with his right hand.
Goes behind the political struggles and personal turmoil within the presidency of South Africa. More than a decade after the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, South Africa will host the World Cup. But while the founding Freedom Charter of the ANC outlined ideals for "a better life for all," harsh inequalities still exist, from xenophobic attacks to corruption scandals and township protests.
The case of Marc Dutroux is one of the most shocking in Belgian history. While the crimes themselves are stomach churning, the inadequacy of the Belgian justice system could also be considered scandalous in the wake of the investigation which found Dutroux guilty of kidnap, torture and sexual abuse of children as young as eight-years-old.
On Christmas Day, 2000, inside her home in Sydney's south-west, Lani Brennan was raped, beaten with a hammer and almost choked to death by her partner. And while domestic violence in Australia sadly isn't rare, Lani's story is because she fought back. Lani's Story is Brennan's account of her violent relationship, her long and courageous fight for justice, and the greater ramifications of the guilty verdict.
In 2002, five members of the Crips street gang were driving around North Las Vegas when they spotted a rival gang member and went after him. The ensuing chase spilled into an apartment's courtyard, where shots were fired and 9-year-old Genesis Gonzalez was killed. Pascual Lozano, the sole Hispanic in the Crips crew, was charged, convicted and sentenced to death. An automatic appeal has resulted in a new trial, in which Lozano will be represented by defense attorney Bret Whipple and Special Defender Ivette Maningo.
This documentary is about the life, wrongful conviction and eventual release of Clarence Elkins who was accused of raping and murdering his mother-in-law and raping his six-year-old niece in a small town in Ohio, US, in 1998. His wife Melinda spent all her money fighting for eight years to prove that police had the wrong man.
December 2006 saw Britain's biggest manhunt since the search for the Yorkshire Ripper. It all began with the discovery of the bodies of five murdered women in scattered locations near Ipswich in Suffolk. All of the murder victims had been working as prostitutes in Ipswich's red light district.
The jury pronounces Beau Maestas' sentence on the same day that jury selection is to begin for his sister Monique's trial. As she works on the most troubling case of her career, Special Public Defender Alzora Jackson counsels Monique as she would one of her own daughters. A plea bargain will save the young woman from life without the possibility of parole, but the conditions demanded by District Attorney Roger may be more than Monique is willing to accept.
Alexander Pichushkin charted his crimes on a chessboard, attaching a number and a coin to each square every time he struck. By the time he was caught, Pichushkin had filled in sixty-two of the sixty-four squares. Most of the victims were elderly men whom he lured with the promise of a drink. In a televised interview, Pichushkin calmly bragged about his passion for killing.
Sin City Law covers four true crime cases, each presented across two episodes. It offers a 360 degree perspective on each case featuring interviews with prosecutors, public defenders, killers, victims, family members and investigators. Courtroom footage is juxtaposed with behind-the-scenes segments - including how to shop for an outfit for an alleged killer on trial. This week focuses on brother and sister teenage meth-heads, Beau and Monique Maestas of Nevada, who set out to take revenge on a duplicitous drug dealer. Armed with knives, they attacked the woman's two young daughters, killing one and leaving the other paralysed for life.
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