PREVIEW: Introducing Season 6 and a double homicide in northwest Atlanta.
EPISODE 1: A Jury of His Peers: AJC editor-in-chief Kevin Riley gains extraordinary access to key players in the double homicide of Reggie Coicou and Quincy “Fat” Wytche.
EPISODE 2: Voice of a Killer? First contact: An Atlanta homicide investigator goes to the home of the man who has emerged as his suspect. The man lives with his mother, and the detective winds up interviewing both. A year later, AJC Editor-in-Chief Kevin Riley gets his first indication that he will become deeply engaged in the outcome of this double homicide investigation.
EPISODE 3: A Trial by Jury Nicholas Benton’s murder trial gets underway. The state puts on a formidable case — albeit with some big holes in it — and then rests. Here comes the defense, and the jury can’t wait to hear what Nick Benton will say when he gets to the stand.
EPISODE 4: Deliberation The jury elects a foreman and begins its deliberations. The cellphone evidence is strong, but jurors are concerned about the lack of physical evidence: no murder weapon, no getaway car, no fingerprints, no DNA. And the state’s star witness may or may not be believable.
EPISODE 5: Verdict The jury in the double-murder case of Nicholas Betnon could not hang the verdict on any single piece of evidence or testimony. That is, nothing that came up in court was so compelling that it enabled the jury to declare “builty” or “not guilty.” But what about something that came up outside of court? AJC Editor Kevin Riley wraps up his insider’s account of being foreman on teh jury in a murder trial.
Season 1: "Breakdown: Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town"
Season 2: "Breakdown: Death in a Hot Car—Mistake or Murder?"
Season 3: "Breakdown: Predator, M.D."
Season 4: "Breakdown: Murder Below the Gnat Line"
Season 5: "Breakdown: The Tex McIver Murder Case"
Season 7: "Breakdown: Judgment Call"
Season 8: “Breakdown: The Ahmaud Arbery case”
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