TNT is giving reality crime television a try with the series premiere of “Cold Justice” Tuesday, Sept 3. This new series seeks to provide closure to several open violent murder cases in small towns across the country.
Former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary lead the show with hopes of closing some of those open cases. Episodes begin in Texas moving into Louisiana, Tennessee, Arizona, and then back to Texas.
Kelly Siegler has 68 murder cases to her credit while Yolanda McClary has worked more than 7,000 cases in her career. This combination is what TNT hopes draw interested viewers each week.
Of the 68 murder cases that Kelly Siegler tried all were won. She also tried 12 cold case murders and of the 20 capital murder cases that Siegler tried, she secured the death penalty in 19 of them. The hope is that this Texas attorney and former prosecutor can help solve the cold cases with her experience and fresh view.
Yolanda McClary brings with her 26 years of experience with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. 16 of those years were spent in the crime lab. She has specialized experience which helped her to work 7,000 crime scenes over the years. From murders to narcotics to burglaries, Yolanda’s experience and knowledge of DNA technology will be crucial to getting these cold cases solved.
Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary are ready to reinvestigate these cases by questioning suspects, reviewing old evidence and using new technology to bring closure to these long-open cases.
The first episode in the series entitled "Small Town Suicide?" airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST.