After The First 48

Continuing / 7:00pm A&E US 60 min.
After The First 48 revisits some of the most powerful cases originally featured on The First 48 and features exclusive interviews with detectives, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and families of victims. After The First 48 takes viewers through the dramatic and emotional inside story; from the investigation, to the murder trial itself, the verdict and beyond.

Season 3

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Season 1

8 Episodes

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In July of 2008, Dallas homicide detectives responded to a shooting on a dark service road on the south side of Dallas. The innocent victim, 19-year old Mikael Hudson, had been killed by a single gunshot fired from a vehicle in pursuit of he and his friends. The two suspects left a trail of evidence that ultimately led to their apprehension and arrest. Prosecutor Andrea Moseley was determined that both defendants would receive equal punishment. In August of 2005, Phoenix homicide detectives discovered the body of pregnant, 20-year old Virginia Rodriguez, who had been murdered, burned and then left to decompose in her apartment for over a week. For over two years detectives pursued her husband, the man they suspected of killing her, who had fled to his native country of Mexico with their two young children. He was finally caught and extradited to the US, but Prosecutor Treena Kay had concerns about getting a conviction.
Nov 18 2010
On October 26, 2008, Birmingham homicide detectives were helping with crowd control at the Magic City Classic--a renowned football game between two of the oldest black colleges in Alabama. After working seventeen hours at the game, they were called out to investigate the shooting death of 21-year-old Kenny Wayne Holmes, shot while driving his car. They would eventually arrest the boyfriend of Kenny's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his one-year-old daughter. The following year the boyfriend stood trial for capital murder. And, in August of 2006, Dallas homicide detectives were called to an illegal dentist office to investigate the shooting death of 67-year-old Jose Raul Diaz. They arrested Felipe Luna and Roberto Rosales for the murder. During his interrogation, Luna confessed to the murder--and said that Rosales had planned the crime, but backed out at the last moment. If convicted of capital murder, both men faced a sentence of life without parole.
Nov 11 2010
Tucson, Arizona. Sixteen-year-old Derrick Burruss and his friends were walking home when they were confronted by two men. The older of the two pulled a gun and shot Derrick in the chest. Lead Detective Bill Hanson and his team arrested fifteen-year-old Raymond Godoy and his cousin, eighteen-year-old Anthony Encinas, for the crime. Derricks mother, Lakia Culver, would have to face both men in court. And she would be shocked by the outcome of Godoy's hearing. Next, Dallas, Texas. At 12:45 a.m. on the south side of Dallas three men were shot in front of a hotel. Two of them were rushed to the E.R. and the third lay dead on the pavement. The victim was 22-year-old Ivan Rangel. Rangel's friends told lead detective Phil Harding they didn't recognize the men who shot Ivan. It was Rangel's sister who gave Harding his first lead. Her family had been drumming up information about the murder and she named two suspects. But will one walk without any solid evidence against him?
Nov 04 2010
In July of 2006, Miami detectives Rolando Garcia and Orlando Silva responded to the shooting death of nine-year-old Sherdavia Jenkins. After a three-week investigation, detectives were able to close their case, charging two men with second-degree murder. Three years later the two men would face Sherdavia's family in court. When one of the defendants agrees to testify against the other, the outcome is unexpected. Filmed by our cameras, the trial would heat up with contentious moments between the defense and lead detective Garcia.
Oct 28 2010
Oct 21 2010
In November 2006, Dallas detectives investigated the murder of a twenty-nine-year-old mother of four, found burned beyond recognition in her car behind a remote warehouse. Detectives soon discovered that the victim's former boyfriend and father of her infant son, had been stalking her for months, leading up to her death. After tracking down two homeless witnesses and finding a piece of crucial evidence, police were able to charge James Bartley with capital murder. The Dallas DA's office was responsible for bringing the case to a close. In order to do that successfully, the prosecutor and her investigator had to keep close tabs on their key homeless witnesses for years, while the cased awaited trial. When Bartley finally stood trial in 2009, the prosecution worried the jury wouldn't believe the testimony of two homeless crack addicts and find the evidence insufficient to prove Bartley guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Oct 14 2010
In Dallas, Texas in 2007 Darell Billingsela was charged with brutally attacking and killing twenty-two-year old Jessica Lewalling in a jealous rage. Billingslea was a two-time convicted murderer out on parole. Prosecutor Jennifer Bennett was determined to make sure Billingslea would not slip through the system again. And, in February 2007, thirty-six-year old Antoine, "Tony" Hamilton was found shot dead, and left behind a vacant house. His friend, Carlos Mitchell, confessed to the crime. Prosecutor Jenni Morse thought she had a slam dunk case--until the verdict in a similar case shook her confidence in getting a conviction.
Oct 07 2010