“Cold Justice” (TNT) is a reality TV docu-drama that has been picked up for a 3rd TV season beginning early 2015. The summer TV ratings of 2014 have averaged 2.3 million TV viewers overall. It has jumped 24% above the recent January winter broadcast. 10 brand new episodes have been ordered & the TV show will broadcast from more American states.
The first TV season premiered back on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013. There were 8 episodes & TNT renewed it for a 2nd season that same year on Oct. 8. The network ordered 10 episodes for that 2nd season beginning Jan. 17, 2014. The popularity of the TV show prompted TNT to add 8 additional episodes for a summer run beginning June 6, 2014.
This is a “rewind” back to season two, episode four called, “First Love” (02/07/2014). This is a cable TV show & due to the nature of the subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised. We follow a former prosecutor named Kelly Siegler & real crime scene investigator (CSI) Yolanda McClary, as they open a cold homicide case.
Kelly & Yolanda head to Cottonwood, Arizona & discuss the death of Marisol Gonzalez (17) on March 25, 1997. She was shot in the face & was pregnant at the time. Her unborn baby also died. Rumors spread that she was killed by gang members in a drive by shooting. It put fear into the community & all of the 90 plus witnesses scattered from that neighborhood since 1997. The main suspect was her first love & his name is Cecilio Criuz.
Marisol’s body was found in an alley near her house at around 6 a.m. The local police detectives didn’t have enough evidence to convict Cecilio who lived near Marisol’s home. She broke up with him & decided to have the baby. He also got another teen girl pregnant & her name is Kylee who didn’t like Marisol. Kylee is scared & shuts down on communication.
Danny Cruz also became a suspect because he is Celilio’s brother who kept changing his story since 1997. There was a phone next to Marisol’s dead body. Her last call was to Celilio’s home on the night she disappeared at 10 p.m. Celilio claims he was sound asleep from that time until the next morning & that he didn’t speak with her. The detectives drive over 1,600 miles around Cottonwood to interview 90 witnesses. Kelly wants to break holes into Celilio’s statements & alibi the night Marisol was killed.
The detectives re-enact the crime scene in the alley & the events of the day Marisol went missing. They interview all the witnesses who are scared of what happened that night. Marisol & Celilio always met each other in that alley near some bamboo trees.
Can the detectives dispell the rumors about the gang connection? Was it a drive by shooting? Who is Lupita? You can watch “First Love” over at TNT.