I noticed this week that LawNewz has now launched their new online live-streaming channel, where they will be streaming major trials live. Of course, the LawNewz site has been around for a while, and has been streaming trials for a while, but now they have a channel going throughout the day with all the analysis and the rest of it. You can find it here.
It’s harkening back to the old CourtTV glory days on cable, before it closed down. The guy behind this new effort is Dan Abrams, and he was with CourtTV back in the day as well. Some other anchors and reporters have also been hired, including Beth Karas who’s been everywhere already (CourtTV, HLN, etc.).
As a trial junkie myself, I’m glad to see this venture up and running, but I don’t know how much I’ll be tuning into. The main problem is I work for a living, so I’m never able to watch these trials!
The channel launched Monday and is up and running just in time for the Aaron Hernandez trial. Opening statements took place in court today. Wait a minute, you’re thinking: hadn’t Hernandez (pictured), the former New England Patriots NFL player, already been on trial? Yes, he was, in fact, and he was convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd. So he’s already serving time in the clink for that.
This is a different charge, however, from an earlier incident in which he’s accused of killing two other people. So Hernandez is on trial for this one, too, and I notice Jose Baez, of Casey Anthony trial fame, has been taken on as his defence lawyer. Based on what I am reading, this could be a tougher case for the prosecutors to prove than the last one, so we shall see. Still, I don’t know why I bother to follow this case, because this guy Hernandez is already in jail and he’s not getting out, no matter what happens!
Anyway, this live streaming channel sounds good, so I’m going to try and tune in as much as I can.