“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 small American towns in different 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 thirteen called, “Kirby’s Speed Shop” (07/11/2014). 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 & a crime scene investigator (CSI) Yolanda McClary, as they open a cold homicide case.
Kelly & Yolanda travel to Columbus, Georgia & discuss the shooting death of a man named Kirby Smith. He was working late in his mechanic shop. Someone enters the shop & shoots Kirby twice with a “high point 9 millimeter” gun & kills him on the spot.
Kirby married a woman named Becky Smith in 1996 & they a had child. Both separated in 2002 & a bitter divorce ensued which lasted for two years. Kirby had life insurance worth $250,000. Becky remarried three months after Kirby’s death & grabbed the life insurance money.
The detectives visit the crime scene & re-enact what happened to Kirby the night he was gunned down. They walk through the paces & figure Kirby knew his killer. They also believe someone hired this shooter. The 9 millimeter gun is their biggest clue on how the crime unfolded.
Detectives interview everyone connected to Kirby & Becky. That included her family, husband & former lover. What they find out is that Becky was a hateful woman who threatened to kill Kirby. The detectives break down the timelines of each person connected to Kirby right before he died. What they find is very revealing about who, what, where & why?
Did Kirby’s ex-wife Becky plan his murder? Who did Becky manipulate to kill for her? You can repeat episodes of “Kirby’s Speed Shop” over at TNT.