My True Crime Story features people “with good intentions who commit scandalous criminal activities and ultimately find redemption.” As the title indicates, each episode will have the person or persons telling their point of view to audiences directly.
Remy Ma has her own personal experience with crime; in 2007, she was arrested for shooting Makeda Barnes-Joseph, and later also charged with witness tampering and assault. In 2008, a jury found her guilty of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion. She was sentenced to eight years in prison, of which she served six before her release in 2014. It’s not known if her account will be one of those featured in My True Crime Story.
Where many true crime series feature interviews with victims, their loved ones, and investigators, not all of them include first-hand accounts from the guilty party. CNBC’s American Greed sometimes has interviews with suspects but not in every episode; how much will that set this new project apart? Will it be filled with people trying to justify what they did or take advantage of TV publicity, or will we actually get stories of people who have changed or who show viewers another side of the equation?
The series will premiere Monday, August 2 (airing Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT), which makes it somewhat of a lead-in to true crime content on sister network MTV. MTV airs True Life Crime on Tuesdays at the same time.
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