Season: 5. Episodes: 7

We use court cam footage from true crime trials and condense the processes of the trial to about an hour. The evidence that leads to the conviction, including witness testimonies, fingerprints, DNA evidence, murder weapons and forensic pathologist reports are all included. Red herrings and false statements that perpetrators use to defend themselves are usually omitted. 

Season 5 of Court in the Act ran from February  to October 2022. There are seven video episodes. 

Subtitles are available in 14 languages for all episodes;

English subtitles available,      الترجمة العربية متوفرة,       提供中文字幕,       Sous-titres français disponibles,       Deutsche Untertitel vorhanden,

हिंदी उपशीर्षक उपलब्ध,        tersedia subtitle indonesia,         Sottotitoli in italiano disponibili,        日本語字幕あり,         한글자막 가능,

Legendas em português disponíveis,       Доступны русские субтитры,         subtítulos en español disponibles,      Svenska undertexter tillgängliga.

Andy McCauley

Murder of High Schooler, Riley Crossman

Season 5, Episode 7. Released October 25th, 2022

On May 8th of 2019, 15-year-old High School freshman Riley Crossman was reported missing.

Community members searched for days, to  eventually discover her body decomposing along the side of a road in West Virginia.

Andy Jackson McCalley Jr., the boyfriend of Riley’s mother, was taken into custody hours later.

McCalley is charged with death of a child by custodian and concealment of a deceased human body.

Danielle Redlick

Murder of her Husband, Michael Redlick 

Season 5, Episode 6. Released August 28th, 2022

Danielle Redlick is on trial for second degree murder and tampering with evidence charges.

Danielle called 911 to report the death of her husband, Michael Redlick to authorities on January 12th, 2019. 

Danielle told authorities that Michael had died of a heart attack after stabbing himself.

However it emerged that Michael had already been dead for at least 11 hours before Danielle had reported his death, and that he had not died of a heart attack. 

Michael had died of a single stab wound to the shoulder which had damaged his lung.

Even later, Danielle admitted that she had inflicted Michael’s fatal stab wound.

Danielle had been incarcerated for 3 years awaiting trial.

The verdict was decided on 17th June 2022. 

Chandler Halderson

Murder of his Parents and Brother

Season 5, Episode 5. Released June 29th, 2022

Chandler Halderson is accused of killing and dismembering his father, Bart Halderson, and his mother, Krista Halderson.

Chandler initially reported his parents missing, claiming they didn’t return from a weekend trip.

The remains of Chandler’s father Bart were soon found, and the remains of his mother Krista, were found a few days later in a different location.

Prosecutors say Chandler killed his parents on July 1, 2021 after his father discovered he'd been lying about attending College.

It turned out the Chandler had woven a web of lies to not only his parents, but to his girlfriend and practically everyone he knew.

Chandler lied not only about attending college, but falsified years of emails that were supposedly correspondence from college officials. Chandler lied that he worked for American Family Insurance and as a scuba diver, and lied about being offered a position at aerospace company SpaceX

When Chandler’s web of deceit began to come unraveled, he made some very bad decisions.

Chandler is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide. 

This video documents the January 2022 trial, the State of Wisconsin vs. Chandler Halderson.

Jimmy Rodgers

Hit Man Murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers

Season 5, Episode 4. Released May 9th, 2022

Doctor Teresa Sievers’ dead body was discovered in her Florida home on June 29 2015. The state’s theory is that her husband Mark Sievers, 51, orchestrated the murder. He recruited childhood friend Curtis Wayne Wright Jr., 51, who in turn recruited Jimmy Rodgers, 29, to help out. When the victim returned home alone from a New York vacation, Wright and Rodgers ambushed her in her home and ended her life.

In August 2015, police arrested Jimmy Rodgers, and were able to build a case from evidence sourced with the help of Rodgers girlfriend at the time, Taylor Shomaker.

Lee Circuit Judge Bruce Kyle said the murder of Teresa Sievers, 46, was one of the most horrific he has seen.  

Rodgers originally faced a first-degree murder charge and the possibility of the death penalty, however the Lee County jury found Rodgers guilty of the lesser charge of second-degree murder, as well as trespassing, on Oct. 23 2019. Life in prison is the maximum sentence for that verdict.   

Theodore Edgecomb

Road Rage Homicide of Jason Cleereman

Season 5, Episode 3. Released March 31st, 2022

Jason Cleereman, 54, and his wife, Evanjelina, were driving from a tavern on the night of September 22, 2020. Evanjelina, who was driving, testified that she had to swerve when Edgecomb, 32, on a bicycle, rushed westbound Brady Street from the sidewalk. Edgecomb asserts that the car driven by Evanjelina actually hit him, and that Jason yelled a racial slur at him.

As the Cleeremans were stopped in Holton Street, Edgecomb rode up behind them, pulled up near the passenger door, asked Cleereman if he had spoken to him, and then punched him in the face after Cleereman replied “yes”.

Surveillance video stills of the shooter were identified by a neighbor as Theodore Edgecomb.

The Cleeremans pulled their car over near Edgecomb as he cycled north over the Holton Street Bridge. Cleereman got out of the car and walked towards Edgecomb who had moved up to stairs that lead down to Swing Park on Water Street, below the bridge. When Cleereman got within about 3 feet, Edgecomb fired a single shot which killed Cleereman.

Edgecomb left town and was not arrested until about six months later after a traffic stop in Kentucky.

Edgecomb was on bail for two pending cases at the time of the shooting. As a condition of bail in each case, Edgecomb was not allowed to have a firearm. On the first day of the trial, he pleaded guilty to two counts of jumping bail which had been charged in addition to the homicide charge.

The trial took place in January 2022, and the Milwaukee County jury took about 2 1/2 hours to find Theodore Edgecomb guilty of first-degree reckless homicide for killing immigration attorney Jason Cleereman in the 2020 road rage incident.

The verdict came about 30 minutes after the jury asked to review police surveillance video of the Holton Street Bridge shooting, which the jurors had already seen many times during the trial.

Edgecomb faces a sentence of up to 60 years. Sentencing is scheduled for April 8th, 2022. 

Ezra McCandless

Murder of ex-boyfriend Alex Woodworth 

Season 5, Episode 2. Released February 27th, 2022

Early evening on Thursday March 22nd 2018, Don Sipple, a dairy farmer in rural Spring Brook township, in Devon County, Wisconsin, received an unexpected knock on his door from a young woman, Ezra McCandless. Ezra appeared in an obvious state of distress, bloody, muddy and shoeless, and claiming that she was the victim of an assault. Don called 911.

Ezra initially had a very hazy recollection of the events of Thursday afternoon, saying she didn’t know the details of what had happened. Later on her narrative changed when investigators let her know that they had found her car with the dead body of Alex Woodworth inside. Ezra then asserted that her former boyfriend, Alex, had assaulted her and carved the word ‘boy’ into her arm, and she had stabbed him in self-defense. Shortly later her narrative changed again, with Ezra admitting that she had scratched the word into her arm herself, after stabbing Alex.

Ezra’s trial occurred from 15th October – 1st November 2019.

The defense's closing argument asserted that McCandless was “fighting for her life”, claiming McCandless acted in self-defense.

Dunn County District Attorney Andrea Nodolf said no evidence pointed to the claim of self-defense. She also said McCandless purposely staged the crime scene.

The State said the DNA and physical evidence show McCandless was lying about what happened and said, based on the evidence and witness testimony, McCandless could not have killed Woodworth in self-defense.

Ezra McCandless was found guilty. In the state of Wisconsin, first degree intentional homicide carries the potential for a life sentence. 

Nearly two years after Alex’s slaying – on February 7, 2020 – A judge in Dunn County sentenced Ezra to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 50 years, when she will be 72 years old. 

Dharun Ravi

Invasion of privacy of suicide victim, Tyler Clementi

Season 5, Episode 1. Released February 1st, 2022

Dharun Ravi set up a webcam in the dorm room he shared with Tyler Clementi and secretly viewed a private romantic encounter between Clementi and another man, identified as MB.

On the evening of September 19, 2010, Ravi set up his webcam setup angled towards the bed of his roommate, Clementi, and accessed the webcam from the computer of another student, Molly Wei. Ravi and Wei viewed Clementi’s liaison, observing Clementi and his guest. Following the viewing Ravi tweeted about the encounter to his 150 followers.

Clementi saw Ravi’s tweets the next day, including one that read “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay”.

Clementi later filled out an online form requesting a room change, reporting that his roommate had spied on him with a webcam, and talked to resident advisor about

Ravi planned to film a second encounter and made tweets advertising his plans. However, despite these plans, the second viewing never went ahead

Clementi died by suicide on September 22, 2010. That night, he went to the George Washington Bridge and at 8:42 p.m. posted the status update on Facebook “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.”

Certain documents found on Clementi’s computer, including a suicide note, were not turned over to the defense because Ravi was not charged with causing Clementi’s death.

In this 2012 trial, Ravi was convicted on 15 counts of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and evidence tampering.

In September 2016, A three-judge panel overturned the convictions because of a change in state law made after Ravi was convicted. The change concerned the bias intimidation law, which the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional.

Although the appeals court overturned Ravi’s conviction, the judges were critical of what he’d done. The judges wrote that:

The social environment that transformed a private act of sexual intimacy into a grotesque voyeuristic spectacle must be unequivocally condemned in the strongest possible way. The fact that this occurred in a university dormitory, housing first-year college students, only exacerbates our collective sense of disbelief and disorientation. All of the young men and women who had any association with this tragedy must pause to reflect and assess whether this experience has cast an indelible moral shadow on their character.