“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 six called, “Ambush” (02/21/2002). 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 travel to Malvern, Arkansas & discuss the double murder of a married couple back in 2002. Litina was shot in the head inside her house. Bud drove home in his car & tried to run away, but was also shot in the head. They were ambushed in a hate fueled killing. Their baby boy named Latron was unharmed, who was in the backseat of the car that Bud was driving.
Rumors swirled around the small town of Malvern & there became 5 suspects involved in the double murders. Two suspects thought Bud was at home & found Litina instead. They decided to just kill her. Dwayne Crosby was in the passenger seat who ran away, but couldn’t recognize the gun shooters.
The main suspect is CJ who wanted to kill Bud over Litina with whom he was involved with. CJ also bought a 38 revolver which might have been used at the crime scene. He was questioned but charges were dropped. Rodney Doby is the 2nd suspect who bragged about killing Bud. The 3rd suspect is Keishawn Reed who was accused of killing Bud who was friends with CJ. The 4th suspect is Dyeama Brandon was said to be the driver of CJ’s car. Louis Mitchell became the 5th suspect because he acted crazy after the killings who was also one of CJ’s friends.
The detectives re-enact the time line from Litina’s death to Bud’s death. 12 years later, witnesses begin to talk about that night. The interviews are riveting filled with lies & fear. They also give up new information & the 5 suspects are broken down to “2” main suspects. The detectives break through the inconsistent lies of CJ & Dyeama.
Who sold the 38 revolver to CJ before the murders? Can the alibi’s of CJ & Dyeama hold up? Do all of the suspects lie to protect themselves? You can watch “Ambush” over at TNT.