#Trending got a sneak-peak of a new crime show starting on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) tonight at 9pm.
Accused: Guilty or Innocent? offers an intimate account of what happens when someone is formally charged with a crime and sent to trial – from the perspective of the accused, their legal team and family members.
Each episode follows the accused’s journey through the planning of their legal defence, the trial and, ultimately, the verdict.
As evidence mounts and the trial approaches, these emotional stories provide a first-hand view at what it is like when your freedom is on the line.
The series has an 8.2 out of 10 rating on IMDB, and executive producer Malcolm Brinkworth calls it one of the most extraordinary shows he has been involved with.
The first episode is a true roller-coaster ride, with a husband not only accused of, but caught on camera, shooting his wife point-blank.
But there’s more to it than meets they eye. Was it an act of rage or self defence?
With Bryan Lawson facing 60 years in jail, can his lawyers convince the jury that he had to no other choice but to end her life?
We were truly taken away by this episode, and it comes highly recommended. Do make a date with your couch.