• 48 Hours Season 30

    S30 E55: Moment of Truth

    43M JUL 21, 2018 TV-14

    S30 E55: A daughter hears her father's last words -- he was a former NYPD officer and bodyguard to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt -- can she help convict his killer? "48 Hours correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates. | EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2020, Virginia Vertetis' murder conviction was overturned on appeal. The appellate court concluded that the jury was improperly instructed on the state's self-defense law. In 2021, Vertetis pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of aggravated manslaughter. A judge sentenced her to 20 years in prison. However, an appeals court later overturned this sentence stating in their ruling that the judge had wrongly based the sentence on aggravating factors that were not supported by the evidence. Her sentence was vacated and she was given a new sentence of 18 years in June 2024. Under the sentencing guidelines, she will serve 85% of the sentence, or roughly 15 years and three months, and will be given credit for time served in jail.

    Starring: Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant, Jim Axelrod, Tracy Smith, Natalie Morales

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