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Trial Team Notes
21 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 3: Strategies and Trial Tactics: Into the Writer's Room
This episode explores the countless strategic options the defense team is faced with as the case rolls toward a trial date. Do they want to play their whole hand now, and tip off the prosecutor, or conceal their weapons and wait? Step inside the minds of the defense team as they attempt to step into the minds of the accuser, the witnesses, prosecutors, and ultimately, the potential jury members.
56 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 4: Preliminary Hearing and Video Cross-Examination
The defense team prepared for a hundred days straight, gathering every scrap of investigative and scientific data, and laid down their cards in open court. DNA? Cellphone pings? Video interviews? Would they make a difference in the current political and social environment dealing with sexual assault claims? This final episode contains the dramatic cross-examination of the lead detective as well as compelling eyewitness testimony, and the state toxicologist’s opinion about “black-out” drinking.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 2: Investigation and Preparation
Colby and his family are in a state of shock as his case proceeds through the United States justice system. The defense team launches their investigation, and narratives about “the night of” vary wildly. Memories and phone records begin to create a blueprint, but of what?
30 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 1: Arrest and Bond Hearing
What would you do if a night out with friends while on vacation resulted in your arrest months later in a different country? And what if you faced life imprisonment? Colby Messer, a Canadian citizen, faced such a situation while traveling in the U.S. In this episode, we begin with the story of his case and how his defense team fought for his freedom, starting with a battle over his bond.
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