Closing Arguments

Closing Arguments

'Closing Arguments’ is hosted by Nancy Grace, who came from the Atlanta Fulton County D.A.’s Office where she was Special Prosecutor for major felony cases for some ten years. Her record was spotless, all convictions, no losses.
Now with ‘Closing Arguments’, Court TV’s program of trial coverage from around the country, her analysis is stunning and her candor is incredible.
This series not only takes you into the courtrooms, but debates the cases, step by step, with lawyers/legal analysts arguing both sides and examining the performance of the legal teams in the courts. The law isn’t the only issue here as even jurors are discussed, victims, victimizers and details that won’t typically be pointed out on your everyday news media.
Not just a series host, she is also an author, a victim’s advocate, has made guest appearances on numerous talk shows and news programs. Through it all, Nancy Grace, handles it all with grace.

Episode Info

Final: 2x48 -- Serial Killer In Florida; Child Molester’s Easy Sentencing (Mar/15/2006)

Three women are found murdered in just two months and now, Daytona Beach Police publicly announce there is likely a serial killer at large. Is he keeping a schedule?
Also, people are absolutely livid about the convicted child molester in Massachusetts, allowed to walk free for just $500. Is that the price of molestation in that state?

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2x48: Serial Killer In Florida; Child Molester’s Easy Sentencing recap: Police in Daytona have sent out an alert that what they consider a serial killer is apparently keeping appointments. Three women, killed just weeks apart in the last two months, appear to be victims of the same vicious murderer. While the police are not giving a lot of details, they are warning the public to be more aware than they might usually be. What they are saying is that their profile indicates a male with stresses in his life. Wow. That narrows it down. However, this guy relieves stress by shooting women. All the women have been shot. Currently, the FBI, the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement), the homicide unit of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department and investigators out of Daytona are all working together on achieving a quick end to this case... read more.

2x47: DNA Link In NYC Murder recap: Blood that was found on plastic ties binding Imette St. Guillen has been matched to Darryl Littlejohn, who has now been named a prime suspect rather than just a ‘person of interest’ in this horrific case. Littlejohn’s friends and family claim he has never harmed anyone and never would, although he has a serious and long criminal record which include felony convictions (two armed robberies, criminal use of a firearm, three drug possessions and possession of stolen property).
The Falls’ bar management/employees apparently could not and can not keep their stories straight. Depending on the direction of the wind, it seems to changes about whether or not Imette was actually seen with Littlejohn.
Also, breaking news in the mystery of the bride’s parents, found killed in their luxury suite in Cancun, Mexico. Hair strands found on one of the victims may link suspects.
Our CASE ALERT: The former boyfriend of Leslie Marva Adams, the Georgia woman who has been missing since October, has been jailed for stalking her. Billy Joe Cook, 38, turned himself in on two counts of stalking Leslie, the 40 year old hair stylist who seems to have simply vanished.
If you have any information, call: 770-513-5300
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2x45: Fiber Matches Found In Murder of NY Grad Student recap: New York City investigators are working nonstop in an attempt to break the case in the murder of Imette St. Guillen, the young student who was brutally tortured and killed, her body later dumped.
The bouncer at the bar she was last seen in is still in custody as a person of interest and was included in a line up of rape suspects viewed by what could be another victim of his. While this woman did not, repeat, did not identify him as her attacker, police still have reason to believe he may be involved in other attacks.
What are referred to as ‘ear witnesses’ are coming forward with accounts of hearing Imette and the bouncer, Darrell Littlejohn, arguing outside the bar in one of the two vans he owns. Both vans are being combed by forensic investigators. Early results have indicated there’s a match in fibers found on Imette’s body and in Littlejohn’s home.
Experts continue to insist that this was a well thought out murder and shows signs of having been done before.
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2x44: Bouncer Remains ‘Person of Interest’ in Murder recap: Darrell Littlejohn has a long criminal record that includes petty thefts, drug possession, possession of stolen goods, and so on. He also has a reputation for wearing military and police garb. There were two vans that belonged to him that are being searched for fibers and blood, along with other DNA. Physical evidence is anxiously awaited. Police Commissioner, Ray Kelly, warns that Littlejohn is officially just a ‘person of interest’ at this point. Interviews are still being conducted and witnesses are encouraged.
Reports are circulating that the bar owner withheld information, for whatever his reasons, which may have caused serious delays in finding evidence. Police, however, refuse to give up and are intensely pursuing this case.
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2x43: 2006 Is There A Suspect In Custody In NYC Murder? recap: On the eve of her 25th birthday, Imette St. Guillen parted ways with a female friend in the early morning hours in Manhattan and went on her own to another bar, walking some 15-20 minutes away. Initially, witnesses’ accounts varied from her seeming fine to being inebriated. Tonight, police continue to question the bouncer at that last bar she was seen alive. It seems that some of these witnesses’ may have lied in order to protect the burly bouncer, who is also an ex-con.
Also tonight, the family of the missing, now assumed murdered groom, George Smith, speaks with Court TV about legal steps they are taking against the cruise line.
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Network: truTV ( USA)
Type: Talk Shows
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 03:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: 1996
Ended: June 19, 2007
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