Tonight Court Cam Presents Under Oath airs two chilling true crime stories about family murderers. First (at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) the A&E series focuses on Jessica Groves, the Ohio woman who was convicted last January in the death of her 2-month-old son Dylan Groves.
Dylan Groves’ body was found in a makeshift coffin inside a well in June 2019. Both Jessica and Dylan’s father Daniel Groves were charged with his murder, with Daniel placing the blame on Jessica during the trial. He testified that she had aggressively picked up Dylan from his crib three months earlier, and that Jessica had hit their son in the head multiple times.
Jessica’s defense attorney Robert Stratton painted a picture of a woman whose life was tainted by drug abuse; Dylan had previously been taken into custody by children’s services in Scioto County, Ohio after he tested positive for methamphetamine at birth.
Ultimately, Jessica was convicted of multiple charges including aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse; she is currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. Daniel Groves was acquitted of the aggravated murder charge, but still convicted of murder and other crimes; he received a life sentence but will be eligible for parole in 46 years.
In its second half-hour (10:30 p.m. ET/PT), Court Cam Presents Under Oath airs the testimony of Todd Mullis, who was accused of the murder of his wife Amy and convicted in 2019.
Prosecutors argued that Iowa farmer Mullis had been considering killing his wife for years, and that her affair with another man as well as the threat of losing half his beloved farm in a potential divorce motivated him to brutally attack her with a corn rake in November 2018.
Mullis’ attorneys tried to argue that there was not enough evidence to prove he had murdered Amy, but failed to convince a jury. He was found guilty of first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
The back-to-back episodes are the next to last for the Court Cam spinoff; its season finale airs next Wednesday, July 12. The original Court Cam will air two new episodes starting at 9:00 p.m. leading into the Under Oath doubleheader.
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