When a man is found slaughtered in his bathroom, friends point police towards his ex-girlfriend. Facing the death penalty, Jodi Arias takes the stand for 18 days in an attempt to explain how the brutal killing of her ex-boyfriend was self-defense.
When an off-duty Dallas police officer shoots a man in his own apartment, the jury will have to decide if it was murder or a tragic mistake. Amber Guyger takes the stand in her own defense to convince the jury not to lock her away for up to 99 years.
Scott Nelson takes the stand to give a convoluted explanation on why he blames his parole officer for his seemingly random decision to kidnap, torture and kill a local Florida woman.
Shayna Hubers takes the stand to defend herself after she brutally murdered her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ryan Poston. She willingly takes the stand to prove her actions were in self-defense, by showing Ryan's abusive side.
A shootout with police in West Virginia leads to the arrest of a 23-year-old Texas man, who is charged with savagely killing an elderly couple, robbing them and burning down their home.
Former doctor Leon Jacob is currently serving a life sentence. He, along with his girlfriend Valerie McDaniel, was found guilty of plotting the murder of his ex-girlfriend and Valerie's ex-husband. Leon Jacob takes the stand to defend his rocky past.
Sean Foley stands accused in the shooting death of his girlfriend's step-father, Jimmy Shelton. Foley has decided to take the stand to convince the jury that he's innocent, that the shooting was in self-defense and not cold-blooded murder.
When railroad mechanic Robert Limon is shot and killed, an investigation leads to his widow. Sabrina Limon takes the stand to contest the account of her former lover, Jonathan Hearn, insisting she had no knowledge of his intent to commit the crime.
When a university student and athlete is stabbed to death following a minor traffic incident, a 24-year-old fast food worker is indicted on a second-degree murder charge. Luke VanHemert takes the stand to claim his actions were in self-defense.
George Burch stands accused of the brutal murder of Nicole VanderHeyden, a 31-year-old mother of three. He willingly takes the stand to prove he is not guilty and provide the jury with an alternative suspect.
When a son finds his father slumped over dead near a pile of cocaine, he dismembers the body to conceal the crime. James Scandirito, Jr. takes the stand to explain why he thought he had to dismember and bury what he claims was his already deceased father.
A beloved college professor is executed in Tallahassee, Florida and the suspects include a mother with two children, a violent gang member and a family of wealthy dentists.
When a woman shoots her pilot husband and flees to Brazil, she sets off a long battle for her extradition and trial in the States. Claudia Hoerig takes the stand to tell the harrowing and explosive story of the end of her troubled marriage.
What starts out looking like a freak traffic accident soon becomes a suspected murder cover-up. Todd Kendhammer takes the stand to convince a jury that he would never hurt his wife Barbara.
When 3-year-old Hannah Wesche dies of head trauma, the babysitter who cared for her is indicted for her murder. Lindsay Partin takes the stand to defend her innocence and to try to explain several suspicious statements she gave to police detectives.
A routine response to a noise complaint takes a devastating turn when Dallas police officer Roy Oliver shoots and kills an unarmed 15-year-old. Roy Oliver takes the stand to convince a jury that he justifiably used lethal force to protect his partner.
A couple are charged with eleven felonies, including the death of their infant son, whose injury-riddled body was found in a well. Both parents face life in prison, so they decide to testify, hoping to avoid spending the rest of their lives behind bars.
An Iowa pig farmer stands accused of impaling his wife with a corn rake. The jury has to decide if it was cold-blooded murder or a tragic accident. Todd Mullis takes the stand in his own defense.
When a young mother and her three children are brutally murdered in their suburban Florida home, ex-boyfriend Henry Segura is charged with the killings. The jury has to decide if this was a crime of passion or a professional hit ordered by the Cartel.