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E.W. Scripps

Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.

Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.

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United States

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E.W. Scripps

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Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.

Language:

English


Episodes

Big Story Roundup – The Killing of Mollie Tibbetts Murder Trial and Free Britney

7/22/2021
For our 100th episode host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Ted Rowlands will cover two of the biggest legal stories of the week. Up first is a major update in The Killing of Mollie Tibbetts Murder Trial. Her convicted killer Cristhian Bahena Rivera was back in court for what was supposed to be his sentencing, but instead that was delayed in order to his defense team to make an argument for a new trial due to some new information. Two people independently came forward and implicated another man...

Duration:00:44:16

Bill Cosby Conviction Overturned

7/3/2021
Since September of 2018 Bill Cosby has been an inmate in a Pennsylvania prison serving a 10-year sentence for sexual assault. That is until July 1st when the state’s highest court overturned his conviction and ordered his immediate release. Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV anchor Julie Grant will explain the law behind the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision and what it could mean for sexual assault victims going forward. Get the latest updates on CourtTV and CourtTV.com and tune in to see...

Duration:00:43:45

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 11: The Sentence

7/1/2021
Two months after a Minneapolis jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts, he returned to court to find out his sentence for the killing of George Floyd. From the heart-breaking appearance from George Floyd’s daughter to Derek Chauvin’s statement to the Floyd family and the court, it was a dramatic hearing on all counts and Court TV Legal Correspondent Julia Jenaé was there for it all. She joins host Vinnie Politan to discuss the proceedings and to bring us an excerpt from her exclusive...

Duration:00:44:18

FL v. Ronnie Oneal: Double Homicide Defendant Represents Himself

6/24/2021
The stakes couldn’t be higher for defendant Ronnie Oneal. He’s on trial for double homicide, accused of brutally murdering his girlfriend, his special needs daughter and attempting to kill his seven-year-old son. Florida prosecutors think the crime merits the death penalty, which makes it all the more remarkable that Ronnie Oneal chose to act as his own lawyer and defend himself. Acting as his own lawyer means he also got to cross examine the state’s star witness, Oneal’s son. Court TV...

Duration:00:44:03

KY v. Martin: Ex-Pilot Charged in Triple Murder

6/17/2021
Christian “Kit” Martin, the former U.S. Army major and commercial airline pilot, took the stand in his own defense this week in an attempt to convince the jury he had nothing to do with the gruesome deaths of three of his neighbors. Was he able to convincingly explain all of the evidence that implicated him? Did he cast enough suspicion on his former love interest, Joan Harmon, the accused bigamist who used her 5th amendment rights to get out of testifying? Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s...

Duration:00:44:19

Doomsday Couple – Murder Charges and Mental Competency

6/10/2021
It’s been 8 months since the bodies of Tylee Ryan and her little brother JJ Vallow were discovered buried in Chad Daybell’s backyard. But at the time no murder charges were filed against Daybell and his new wife, the children’s mother, Lori Vallow. All that has changed now as the couple were charged with the deaths of not only Tylee and JJ, but also Chad’s first wife Tammy. That alone would be a major update in the story, but then days later it was revealed that Lori has been deemed mentally...

Duration:00:38:58

Encore Episode - The Doomsday Couple: A Court TV Special

6/3/2021
Encore Episode -- There were major updates in the ongoing story of the Doomsday Couple and we’ll cover them all when return with a new podcast next week. Until then this encore episode will give you all of the background you need on the Doomsday Couple. Lori Vallow and her husband, Doomsday prophet Chad Daybell, hoped to be spending the rest of their lives together, but instead their marriage has been spent behind bars due to the discovery of the bodies of Lori’s kids, Tylee Ryan and JJ...

Duration:00:44:21

The Killing of Mollie Tibbetts Murder Trial, Pt 2

5/27/2021
Court TV has been in Iowa this week, covering the murder trial of Christhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. Court TV’s Michael Ayala joins host Vinnie Politian to discuss some of the key testimony so far, including testimony from the police detective who initially interrogated Rivera and managed to get him to not only confess to the murder but to lead authorities to Mollie’s body. The defense saw her testimony as an opportunity to show...

Duration:00:38:40

Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd Updates

5/20/2021
Last week there were big hearings for two of the biggest stories of the year and host Vinnie Politan Court TV Anchor Michael Ayala are prepped to break down all of the major developments. First in Brunswick, Georgia lawyers for the three men charged for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery made arguments to allow Arbery’s past encounters with law enforcement to be used as evidence for the defense. They also brought into question Arbery’s mental health status. Should the judge allow this type of...

Duration:00:42:15

Jealous Wife Murder Trial

5/13/2021
It doesn’t happen often, but when a murder defendant takes the stand to testify in their own defense it never fails to fascinate, and the testimony of Michelle Boat was no exception. Boat, who was found guilty of the murder of her romantic rival Tracy Mondabough and now faces life in prison for first degree murder, took the stand in an attempt to convince the jury to convict her of a lesser charge. Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV anchor Ted Rowlands will break down her testimony and examine...

Duration:00:33:56

The Killing of Mollie Tibbetts Murder Trial

5/6/2021
It’s been almost two years since 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts disappeared while on an evening jog, setting off an enormous search that made national news. A month after her disappearance Cristhian Rivera, a local dairy farm worker who was in the country illegally, was arrested, allegedly confessed to her murder and led investigators to her body. But before the police homed in on Rivera there were four other viable suspects that were looked into and eventually...

Duration:00:33:33

The Secret Fiancée Murder Trial

4/29/2021
James Addie seemingly had a perfect life – married for twenty-three years with two children. But he also had a secret – a mistress he’d been seeing for seven years and was due to marry two days after her body was discovered in a ditch with a bullet in the back of her head. Did Addie murder her to avoid having his double life exposed? Missouri prosecutors think so and are in court now to prove it. But first Court TV Legal Correspondent Julia Jenaé is back from Minneapolis with her perceptions...

Duration:00:40:43

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 9: Closing Arguments

4/22/2021
After 3 weeks of testimony and 45 witnesses the Derek Chauvin murder trial moved into closing arguments where many a case has been won or lost. In this episode, which was recorded hours before the verdict was delivered, Court TV’s Michael Ayala and host Vinnie Politan examine both the prosecution and the defense’s arguments and let us know what to expect next. Get the latest updates on CourtTV and CourtTV.com and tune in to see Vinnie Politan and the entire Court TV team review each day’s...

Duration:00:44:07

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 10: The Verdict

4/22/2021
Bonus Episode – After just ten hours of deliberations the jury for the Derek Chauvin murder trial delivered their verdict – guilty on all counts. Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala discuss the verdict, the likelihood of appeals and what the justice system needs to do next in order to avoid this type of situation again. Get the latest updates on CourtTV and CourtTV.com and tune in to see Vinnie Politan and the entire Court TV team review each day’s testimony on Closing Arguments...

Duration:00:29:16

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 8: Defense’s Case

4/20/2021
After weeks of testimony from the prosecution it’s now time for Derek Chauvin’s lawyer to present the defense’s case. Will a different point of view on police use of force and forensic science be enough to sway the jury? Will testimony from one of the people who was with George Floyd that afternoon have an impact? Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala will break it all down. Plus Vinnie will explain the “Poltian Theorem” – his method for calculating how long the jury may...

Duration:00:35:57

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 7: Cause of Death

4/15/2021
As the prosecution in the Derek Chauvin murder trial continues to present its case, they now turn to the medical experts to establish the cause of death. Were they successful in presenting the very scientifically and medically technical information in a way the jury will be able to understand? Did they make a mistake not leading with the local medical examiner who was charged with initially establishing George Floyd’s manner of death? Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala will...

Duration:00:38:20

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 6: Five Key Moments from Week 1

4/8/2021
As the prosecution continues to present its case against Derek Chauvin, the man accused of murdering George Floyd, we look back on the first week of testimony and five of the biggest moments in the trial so far. Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala share their insight as they review emotional testimony from the teenage girl who shot the video that shocked the world, the longest tenured Minneapolis police officer and an MMA fighter who says he saw Derek Chauvin use techniques...

Duration:00:45:01

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 5: Opening Statements

4/1/2021
Just 10 months after George Floyd died in a confrontation with four Minneapolis Police officers, the first of those officers, Derek Chauvin, is facing a jury, charged with his murder. Opening statements have happened and we have the full Court TV analysis of both the prosecution’s and the defense. Host Vinnie Politan and Michael Ayala will discuss what was learned, what surprised them and where they think the trial will go next. Get the latest updates on CourtTV.com and catch Vinnie and the...

Duration:00:38:35

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 4: Jury Selection Continues

3/25/2021
The jury is seated – 14 people who, starting Monday, March 29, will listen to all of the evidence and be asked to decide the fate of the man accused of murdering George Floyd, former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. This week we learned the judge will allow key pieces of evidence related to a prior arrest of George Floyd will be admissible. Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV anchor Michael Ayala will break down what that evidence and its potential impact. Plus, we’ll wrap up “Meet the...

Duration:00:48:03

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 3: The Civil Settlement

3/18/2021
The death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020 changed the world and it continues to do so today with a landmark twenty-seven-million-dollar settlement between the City of Minneapolis and the George Floyd family. Why was this announcement made just days into the jury selection process? Will it forever taint the jury pool? Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala will discuss the ramifications of the settlement as well as the addition of another charge against defendant Derek...

Duration:00:42:36